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Best Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 phones

By Staff | Updated: July 27, 2020 10:08 AM IST

American tech company Qualcomm launched its flagship processor Snapdragon 855 for mobile phones in 2018. This processor is the next version of Snapdragon 845. It changed the world of smartphones, as it is 5G based. It is made at 7 nanometers and is special in terms of battery life and performance improvement. Apart from this, improvised Artificial Intelligence Performance has been given in this processor. The company claimed about 855 processor that it will be three times as compared to the previous generation mobile platform. The Snapdragon 855 has an Adreno 640 GPU, which boots 20 percent faster. It also supports GPU 4K HDR video recording and consumes 30 percent less battery. Additionally, it can also play FHDR 10 Plus and 8K videos at 120 fps.  Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 has Spectra 380 Image Signal Processor (ISP) support, which consumes 4 times less battery than older processors. The 380 ISP can shoot real time videos at 60 fps. Also, videos can also have bokeh effects. Companies like Samsung, OnePlus, Xiaomi has launched their smartphones which is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Processor. Talking about the connectivity, the Snapdragon 855 is built with built-in Snapdragon X24 LTE modems with multi-gigabit 4G connectivity. The Snapdragon X50 enables its platform for the 5G platform that supports both Sub-6 GHz and mmWave frequency bands. The Snapdragon 855 delivers multigigabit speeds that perform 20 times faster than the previous one. Snapdragon 855 also supports Next Generation Wi-Fi performance, which produces the Qualcomm 60 GHz Wi-Fi mobile platform for mmWave Wi-Fi. We have compiled a list of smartphones that are powered by this processor with interesting features and long lasting battery. These smartphones not only prove to be some of the best gaming phones, but they can also capture stunning pictures through rear and selfie camera.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite 42999

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Snapdragon 855 SoC

CHIPSET

6GB RAM with 128GB storage

ram/storage

Triple - 48MP + 12MP + 5MP

camera

4,500mAh

battery

You get a 6.7-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-O display. It runs at a resolution of 2400×1080 pixels (394ppi). The smartphone runs on Android 10 OS with One UI 2.0 skin on top. It is armed with a 4,500mAh battery and fast charging capabilities. You also get a 32-megapixel selfie snapper.

It draws its power from a 7nm chipset with an octa-core CPU. It packs a Snapdragon 855 or Snapdragon 855 Plus chipset. You get 128GB internal storage and 6GB / 8GB RAM configurations to choose from. In the photography department, you get triple rear cameras – a 48-megapixel primary camera with f/2.0 aperture and super steady OIS for jerk-free videos. Then you have an ultra-wide-angle lens with a 12-megapixel sensor, and a 5-megapixel fixed-focus macro lens.

OnePlus 7 Pro 48999

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 855

CHIPSET

6GB RAM + 128GB storage

ram/storage

Triple - 48MP + 16MP + 8MP

camera

4,000mAh

battery

OnePlus 7 Pro comes with a 6.67-inch Fluid AMOLED display panel with QHD (1,440 x 3,120 pixels) resolution, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, up to 90Hz refresh rate, HDR10+ certification and DCI-P3 color profile support. The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC with an Octa-core CPU, Adreno 640 GPU, up to 12GB RAM and 256GB internal storage with UFS 3.0 protocol. On the software end of things, the device comes with Android 9 Pie-based OxygenOS 9.5 out of the box.

In the camera department, OnePlus has added a triple camera set up on the back along with a 48-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.6 aperture, OIS (Optical Image Stabilization), Laser and Phase detection, a 16-megapixel second sensor with an f/2.2 aperture and ultra-wide lens and a third 8-megapixel sensor with an f/2.4 aperture and a 78mm telephoto lens to provide 3x lossless zoom with OIS. The front gets a 16-megapixel sensor with an f/2.0 aperture, and 25mm wide lens in a motorized housing.

Talking about other features of the OnePlus flagship, we get the usual Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C with USB 3.1 protocol, and a 4G VoLTE dual nano-SIM slot in terms of connectivity options. OnePlus 7 Pro is powered by a 4,000mAh battery with 30W Warp Charge fast charge technology. The device will be available in three colors including Mirror Grey, Almond, and Nebula Blue.

Xiaomi Mi 9

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 flagship processor

CHIPSET

6GB+128GB

ram/storage

48MP Sony sensor + 12MP + 3D ToF lens

camera

3300mAh

battery

Xiaomi Mi 9 runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 along with Octa-core processor, up to 2.84 GHz. The Operating system Supports MI Turbo, GAME Turbo, and Dynamic wallpaper and display. The highest variant available in Mi 9 is 6GB+128GB. The display of this phone supports 6.39 Samsung AMOLED Full Screen Display along  with Anti-oil and anti-fingerprint protective coating and Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection. On camera front, the phone supports 48MP primary camera with Sony IMX586 0.8μm ƒ/1.75 aperture + 12MP telephoto camera with 1.0μm ƒ/2.2 aperture + 16MP Ultra wide-angle lens with 1.0μm ƒ/2.2 aperture along with 20MP front camera with 0.9μm ƒ/2.0 aperture. The battery capacity of Mi 9 has 3300mAh which Supports 27W wired fast charging.

Oppo Reno 10X Zoom 39990

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Snapdragon 855 SoC

CHIPSET

6GB RAM + 128GB storage

ram/storage

48MP + 8MP +13MP

camera

4,065mAh

battery

The Oppo Reno 10X Zoom edition comes with a periscope style 10X lossless zoom tech. The device offers a triple rear camera setup, including a 48-megapixel primary sensor, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide shooter, and a 13-megapixel sensor with a telephoto lens. For selfies, there is a 16-megapixel shooter. It is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 855 chipset under the hood. The handset bears a 6.6-inch AMOLED display with full HD+ resolution and 93.1 percent screen-to-body ratio. The panel is protected by Gorilla Glass 6. It also comes with an optical in-display fingerprint scanner. It is backed by a 4,065mAh battery with support for VOOC 3.0 fast charging tech. The device runs ColorOS 6, and comes with up to 8GB RAM and up to 256GB storage.

Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro 26999

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC

CHIPSET

6GB RAM + 128GB storage

ram/storage

Triple - 48MP + 8MP + 13MP

camera

4,000mAh

battery

Xiaomi's Redmi K20 Pro offers a 6.39-inch full-HD+ AMOLED display. It is powered by a Snapdragon 855 SoC, coupled with 6GB/8GB RAM and 128GB/256GB storage. The device also features an in-display fingerprint sensor. The flagship comes with a pop-up selfie camera, which packs a 20-megapixel sensor.

At the back, there is a triple camera setup, which includes a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor with an f/1.75 aperture, an 8-megapixel telephoto sensor and a 13-megapixel sensor with a wide-angle lens. It is backed by a 4,000mAh battery with USB Type-C 27W fast charging tech. The handset runs MIUI 10 based on Android 9 Pie.

The Redmi K20 Pro comes in two storage options, which includes 6GB RAM + 128GB storage and 8GB RAM + 256GB storage. The 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant of Redmi K20 Pro is priced at Rs 26,999 in India. The Redmi K20 Pro with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage will be available for Rs 29,999. The device will be available via Flipkart, Mi.com and Mi Store.

Asus 6Z 27999

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 855

CHIPSET

6GB RAM + 64GB storage

ram/storage

48PM + 13MP

camera

5,000mAh

battery

The Asus 6Z comes with a 6.4-inch display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The panel operates at FHD+ (1080 x 2340 pixels) resolution. The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC under the hood. It is paired with up to 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of internal storage. The dual-SIM handset is backed by a 5,000mAh battery. It also offers support for Quick Charge 4.0. The dual-camera setup is mounted on a motorized mechanism that helps it work as rear as well as front camera. The setup consists of a 48-megapixel primary sensor, and a 13-megapixel secondary ultra wide-angle sensor. There is also a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. On the software side, it runs Android Pie OS out of the box. 

Summary List of Best Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 phones

Top Mobile Phones and Prices Prices
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite 42999
OnePlus 7 Pro 48999
Xiaomi Mi 9
Oppo Reno 10X Zoom 39990
Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro 26999
Asus 6Z 27999

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