The ASUS Zenfone 9 has proven itself to be a small but mighty device by taking on the competition. The new AnTuTu ranking for Android smartphones places the compact ZenPhone in second place on the top ten list. Its score of 1,089,919 put it below the ASUS ROG Phone 6 Pro.
Some might wonder how a 5.9-inch device finds itself in second place among the top-performance flagship devices. It all comes down to the processing power of this device and how ASUS did a good job with its optimizations. This device uses the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, the fastest SoC from Qualcomm at this time.
What is more interesting is that the ASUS Zenfone 9 is above a core gaming device on AnTuTu’s global ranking. It finds itself above the Red Magic 7 with over 40,000 points although it is not a gaming device. Funny enough, this 5.9-inch compact device also deals a fine blow to the Black Shark 5 Pro, passing it with about 60,000 points.
This proves that size isn’t a hindrance to the performance ability of any smartphone. ASUS on its part isn’t new to the top spots on the global ranking for device performance. Over the years, it has found itself in the top five spots with its ROG gaming smartphone line. The July ranking places two of its smartphones on the list just next to one another.
The list for last month topples that from the month before it (July) by introducing three new top players. This proves that this isn’t a stable result, as the launch of newer devices constantly changes the rankings. ASUS Zenfone 9 should enjoy its stay at the top while it lasts because the launch of new devices might upset AnTuTu’s list against ASUS.