Qualcomm launched its Snapdragon 845 Soc in Dec 2017. Qualcomm Snapdragon is present in various flagship devices of different manufacturers in 2018. It is one of the most powerful processors used in 2018. Today, we have come up with the list of Best Android Phones with Snapdragon 845 Soc. However, when we compare the beast processor of 2018 with its predecessor Snapdragon 835, we get some notable improvements which are listed below.
Key features of Snapdragon 845
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 is 25% faster than Snapdragon 835 Soc.
- It is a third-generation AI mobile platform, adds support for Tensorflow Lite and the new Open Neural Network Exchange (ONNX) and Google Android NN API.
- It reduces power consumption by 30% as compared to Snapdragon.
- SD 845 support Snapdragon X20 LTE Modem which provides you the Category 18 download speeds. In simple language it has the download speeds up to 1.2 Gbps. It is 20% faster than the Snapdragon 835 Soc.
- The 845 chipset supports up to 4K Ultra HD video capture @ 60fps.
We have made this Guide on the basis of Performance and Price. So, Let’s see which are the best Android Phones with 2018 flagship Qualcomm processor in the market.
List of Android Phones with Snapdragon 845 Soc
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Galaxy Note 9 comes powered by a Snapdragon 845 chip coupled with an Adreno 630 GPU/Exynos 9810 processor coupled with a Mali-G72MP18 GPU. There are two variants: 6GB LPDDR4X RAM/128GB ROM/8GB LPDDR4X RAM/512GB ROM. It has a massive 6.4(inch) Quad-HD+ Super AMOLED Display with a resolution of 2960 x 1440 pixels and protection of Gorilla Glass.
Galaxy Note 9 sports a 12MP(variable Aperture f/2.4-f/1.5)+12MP(Aperture f/2.4) Dual-Camera setup in the rear whereas in the front an 8MP AF Wide-Angle Selfie Camera is there with Aperture f/1.7. In connectivity it carries NFC, GPS, Bluetooth v5, USB 3.1, 4G VoLte, Wi-Fi, etc.
OnePlus 6 was launched on 16th May 2018. It is powered with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845(64 bit) Octa-Core processor coupled with an Adreno 630 GPU for Gaming. The device is available in three variants: 6GB RAM+64GB ROM, 8GB RAM+128GB ROM, and the top-end 8GB RAM+256GB ROM. The handset runs on OxygenOS 5.1 based on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box.
The device offers a 16MP(Aperture f/1.7)+20MP(Aperture f/1.7) with PDAF, OIS, EIS, LED Flash and the sensors are now 19% bigger compared to the OnePlus 5T. In the front, it has a 16MP selfie shooter with Aperture f/2.0 and improved Sony sensors. The device can now record 720p footage at 480fps, 1080p footage at 240fps and 4K footage at impressive 60fps. At the launch, the price for the 6GB RAM+64GB ROM variant is kept at $529(36000 INR), 8GB RAM+128GB ROM variant for $579(39000 INR) and 8GB RAM+256GB ROM variant for $629(42000 INR). It is on the top of the list of best Android Phones with Snapdragon 845 at a reasonable price.
Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+
Both the devices were launched at MWC 2018 in Barcelona. Samsung Galaxy S9 features 5.8 inches, and Galaxy S9+ features a 6.2 inch. Galaxy S9 will be available with 4GB RAM and S9+ with 6GB RAM. And something new is that both the devices will run on the latest Exynos 9810. However, in North America, the phone will be packed with Snapdragon 845 Soc.
Both devices have a 12MP camera where you can choose between f/1.5 and f/2.4. But again this year the LED flash is going to be alone. At the launch price of Galaxy S9 starts at $720(₹57,900 in India), while the Galaxy S9 Plus starts at $840(₹72,900 in India)
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HTC U12+ was launched in late May 2018. It powers SD 845(SDM845) pairs with 6GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage which is expandable via MicroSD. HTC U12+ packs dual cameras both on front and rear sides. The primary camera of the U12+ has a 12MP “UltraPixel 4” sensor with optical image stabilization (OIS). It’s got a companion in the form of a 16MP telephoto camera. While on the front, sits a two 8MP sensors with real-time bokeh effects.
The U12+ gets fuel from a decent non-removable 3500mAh battery. It supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 4. For protection against some environmental entities, it has IP68 certification for dust and water resistance. HTC U12+ is available to buy for $799 (₹ 54,990 in India approx). Yet to launch in India.
LG G7 ThinQ
It was launched back in May 2018. The LG G7 ThinQ is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 coupled with either 4GB or 6GB of RAM based on the storage configuration you choose(64GB / 128GB). On the front, the phone sports a 6.1 inches QHD+(3120×1440 pixels) FullVision “Super Bright” LCD with a notch. And hence, the aspect ratio of the display is 19:5:9.
The camera setup consists of a 16MP sensor with f/1.7 aperture and another 16MP wide-angle sensor with an f/1.9 aperture. As for the front camera, there is an 8MP sensor with an f/1.9 aperture. A smaller 3,000 mAh battery backs the phone. It is available to buy for $750(₹51,693 approx).
Vivo Nex S
Vivo launches its Nex S on June 12th along with Nex A. Both the phones are packed with Elevating front Camera and 19.3:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Octa-Core processor coupled with Adreno 630 GPU for Gaming. Vivo has launched it in two variants: 8GB RAM+128 GB ROM and 8GB RAM+256GB ROM. The handset comes with an In-Screen Fingerprint Scanner, and luckily it doesn’t have any notch on display. For receiving calls it has a Screen SoundCasting technology.
It houses a Dual-Camera in the rear with 12MP+5MP snappers with Aperture f/1.8, Dual-Pixel AF and in the front, it has a revolutionary periscope-like 8MP selfie camera. Vivo Nex S runs on FunTouch OS 4.0 based on Android 8.1 Oreo, and it runs on a mammoth 4000 mAh battery. Vivo Nex S with (8GB RAM+128GB ROM) is priced at 4498 Yuan($702, ₹48,140 approx) while for (8GB RAM+256GB ROM) you have to pay 4998($780, ₹53,489 approx). Due to its In screen fingerprint, we have hosted it under Best Android Phones with Snapdragon 845 list.
Sony Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact
Both the Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact launched in MWC 2018. The only difference between both the phones is its display and battery size. Both the phones are powered with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845. Xperia XZ2 has two options in RAM, i.e., 4/6GB whereas on the other hand Xperia XZ2 compact only pairs with 4GB of RAM. Both the phones packs with 64 GB internal storage which can be expandable up to 400 GB via microSD card.
It packs a 19 MP primary camera and 5MP of secondary camera for shooter selfies and video calls. The primary camera is capable of [email protected]30fps, [email protected]/60fps, [email protected] video recording. The price of both these phones is still not disclosed yet.
Asus Zenfone 5z
Asus Zenfone 5z was announced back in February at MWC 2018. It features a massive 6.2(inch) Full HD+ Screen with 19:9 aspect ratio. Zenfone 5Z has a 12MP+8MP Dual-Camera setup. The rear while in the front an 8MP shooter is there. The device runs on a 3300mAh battery with a USB Type-C port for charging.
It comes powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 coupled with an Adreno 630 GPU. The device globally is available in three variants: 4GB RAM+64GB, 6GB RAM+128GB ROM, and 8GB RAM+256GB ROM. It is yet to be released in India. However, its expected release was on June 4th 2018.
Oppo Find X
Oppo Find X features a 6.4” OLED panel with very narrow bezels, and screen to body ratio is 92.25%. It powers with Snapdragon 845 Soc and pairs 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB and 256 GB internal storage variants. Oppo Find X packed with a 25 MP front-facing camera with the 3D facial scanning system. It has the dual camera 16 + 20 MP sensors at the back. The Phone runs on Color OS based on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box.
The Oppo Find X is a dual-SIM phone with global LTE band support. Find X is backed up by the 3,730 mAh with VOOC fast charging similar to dash charging of Oneplus. However, the price is still not official yet, the device is going to be on pre-orders later today. Earlier Oppo’s devices were only available in China, India, Philippines, etc. But this time Company says they will launch Oppo Find X in North America and Europe. It will be the first phone from the company to be launch in North America and Europe.
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Black Shark Gaming Phone
Xiaomi powered company, Blackshark has announced their 2nd generation device with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845. It is coupled with 8 GB RAM and was launched in April. Black Shark gaming phone packs impressive specs like 5.99-inch InCell display with a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixel with 18:9.
Black Shark Helo
It is the upgraded first of the maiden Black Shark device. It also carries the same processor with the same GPU. Black Shark Helo has a 6.01-inch 18:9 display. It has a liquid cooling to keep the phone’s temperature down while gaming. Black Shark gaming phone hosts a 12 MP+20 MPP rear camera while 20 MP single camera sits on the front. It’s 10 GB RAM version with 256 GB storage is also coming soon.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S
The new generation of Xiaomi Mi Mix series, it runs Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 with 6 GB RAM. It is embedded with a 5.99 inch of IPS full HD+ display with 3400 mAh battery. IN camera section, Xiaomi added a 12 MP + 12 MP dual camera on the rear side while a 5-megapixel shooter is available on the front side.
Xiaomi Mi 8
Xiaomi Mi 8 was launched in May in India with its 6.2-inch display. It brings Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 on board with Adreno 630 GPU. It was launched with Android 8.0 based MIUI skin. In the camera department, 12MP + 12MP rear camera and a 20 MP front single camera. In connectivity Hotspot, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS and 2G, 3G and 4G Network Type.
Major pros of the device are its AI camera, fingerprint sensor, 2X optical zoom camera, etc. It is available in India at the price of Rs 29900 for the base 6GB RAM variant.
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Well, who can forget the Poco F1?The most affordable Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 powered device with 6/8GB RAM variants. It is available for Rs 21999 for the base model of 6GB/64GB internal storage variant. Xiaomi Pocophone F1 carriers 6.18 inch 18:7:9 display.
It comes in three different variants i.e 8GB+256GB / 6GB+128GB / 6GB+64GB. The in-camera section there’s a dual camera on the rear with 12+5MP lens equipped with AI. On the back, Xiaomi Pocophone F1 carries 20 MP camera. It also has support for NFC and will be backed by a bigger 4,000 mAh battery. Lastly, it will run on MIUI 9.5 or MIUI 10 based on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box.
Asus ROG Gaming Phone
It comes powered by a mighty Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, and that too is an overclocked edition 2.96Ghz. It offers 8GB of RAM and will be made available in two storage variants: 128GB and 512GB. The device has a 6.0(inch) Full HD+ 18:9 ratio AMOLED Display with a refresh rate of 90Hz, HDR support, etc. The smartphone runs on a large 4000mAh battery with “HyperCharge” support.
Sony Xperia XZ3
Sony Xperia XZ3 comes powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845(64 bit) Octa-Core processor coupled with 4GB of RAM. The device offers 64GB of ROM which luckily is expandable up to 400GB’s via micro-SD card. it has a 6.0(Inch) QHD+ Triluminos HDR OLED Display with a resolution of 1440 x 2880 pixels, 18:9 aspect ratio and protection of Gorilla Glass 5.
Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL
WH can forget about Google’s Pixel devices. Last year, Google announced the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL running on the Snapdragon 845 chipset. Launched in October 2018, both the devices come packed with great specs such as OLED display, 4GB RAM, Android 9 on board and much more. Google has tweaked its software with AI. Its single camera can make photos better than the Galaxy S9 and other competitors. It runs on teh latest Android 9.0 Pie.
Both the devices are now available for the starting price of $799 and $899 for Pixel 3 XL.
How can anyone forget about the OnePlus 6T? It comes packed with the SD 845 and in 6/8GB RAM variants. It carries a fast charging option and hosts a 6.41-inch display. In order to make it withstand a whole day with rigorous usage on a single charge, the company has added 3700 mAh battery.
It carries in-screen fingerprint sensors and is available for the price of $549.
It is one of the cheapest smartphone running the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor with 6/8GB RAM. It comes packed with a liquid cooling system, Quick charge 2, a 4000 mAh battery and USB-Type C port. In the camera department, the device carries a 12-megapixel primary sensor and 5-megapixel secondary sensors.
It’s 5.99 IPS LCD display with the resolution of 1080 x 2246 pixels is a perfect fit for gamers. It is available for the price of $299 with 6GBR AM and 64 GB internal storage.
HMD owned company, Nokia has announced the world’s first Penta-camera module on teh rear side. It is launched by Nokia at MWC 2019 with other refreshing specs. It comes in 6/8 GB RAM variants and is coupled with 64/128 GB of internal storage. It carries a 2230 mAH battery and comes in 5.99 inches POLED display.
We expect some few devices to come up in 2019 also running SD 845. Recently, Nokia announced the Nokia 9 running on the same processor. Although, we hope the list of Snapdragon 845 phones would help you to choose the best device.