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 processor used in 2018. Today, we have come up with the list of Best Android Phones with Snapdragon 845 Soc. However, when we compare Snapdragon 845 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.
- Snapdragon 845 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 the power consumption by 30% as compared to Snapdragon.
- Snapdragon 845 support Snapdragon X20 LTE Modem which provides you the Category 18 download speeds. In simple language SD 845 has the download speeds up to 1.2 Gbps. Which is 20% faster than the snapdragon 835 Soc.
- The 845 chipset support 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 Snapdragon 845 in the market.
Best Android Phones with Snapdragon 845
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 inch 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 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 Qualcomm Snapdragon 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 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 display 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 f/1.9 aperture. As for the front camera, there is an 8MP sensor with f/1.9 aperture. Phone is backed by a smaller 3,000 mAh battery. 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 the 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. Only difference between both the phones are 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 where as 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 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps, 1080p@960fps video recording. The price of both these phones are 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 a 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 is 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 3D facial scanning system. It have 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 worldwide 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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According to some leaks and reports there are various Android Phones which are coming with Snapdragon 845 in upcoming months.
Expected Android Phones with Snapdragon 845
- Galaxy Note 9
- Galaxy S9 Active
- ZTE nubia Z18
- Xiaomi Mi 8
- Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S
- ZTE Axon 9