The Snapdragon 855 is a powerful kind of Qualcomm. Although it isn’t the latest or greatest, it’s worthy of praise. In today’s article, we will be dealing with the best Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 phones to buy in 2021. Feel free to browse through.
1. Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Samsung launched the Galaxy S10 Lite in India in early 2020. Amazingly, it uses Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 chipset. Yes, for the first time a Samsung device is shipping with Qualcomm Snapdragon 800-series chipset in India.
The South Korean corporation is offering the S10 Lite with 8GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The phone has a punch hole screens which Samsung prefers to address as infinity – O display. It features:
- A really impressive display
- Triple rear cameras with new Super Steady OIS technology
- A 32MP selfie camera 4500mAH battery
- Expandable storage
- 25W fast charger.
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2. OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus 7
OnePlus 7 Pro (reviews) made headlines for its hardware powerhouse, which is powered by the Snapdragon 855 chipset. This is backed by up to 12GB of LPDDR4X RAM and up to 256GB of UFS 3.0 storage. A 4000mAh battery keeps the phone alive.
Upfront, it parades a 90Hz Fluid AMOLED QHD+ screen. The camera triplets at the rear include a 48MP+ 8MP 3X telephoto Zoom (F/2.4 aperture) + 16MP 117-degree Ultra-Wide-angle lens (F/2.2 aperture).
The same Snapdragon 855 and UFS 3.0 storage are also available for OnePlus 7, which charges significantly lesser.
3. Samsung Galaxy Note 10 series
Beauty and brains. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 features an exquisite design and sweet specs.
The Note 10 offers 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. And the Galaxy Note 10 Plus has a huge 12GB of RAM and 256 or 512GB of storage. In the US and China, they also sport Qualcomm’s high-end processor — the Snapdragon 855.
Both phones feature:
- Powerful triple rear cameras (the Plus model also has a ToF sensor) with impressive quality
- Large batteries
- Wireless and reverse wireless charging
- IP68 water resistance.
Even the S Pen features gesture controls and converting handwriting into text. All of these features combined make the Note 10 series one of the top contenders for best Snapdragon 855 phones.
4. Asus 6Z (Zenfone 6)
The Asus 6Z is another competitively priced Snapdragon 855-phone that also brandishes a slick flip camera. The flip module on Asus 6Z allows you to shoot selfies using the 48-Megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor, or the 13-megapixel wide-angle shooter.
The battery is rated at 5000mAh and there’s fast-charging too. Other features include stereo speakers, UFS 2.1 storage, and the revamped Zen UI software.
5. Redmi K20 Pro
The Redmi K20 Pro is yet another prevalent, affordable device that features the Snapdragon 855. This is teamed up with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. The MIUI software and Adreno 640 GPU strengthens a dependable performance.
Upfront, the phone has a full HD+ AMOLED display that’s 6.39-inch diagonally rendering a 19:5:9 aspect ratio. The front camera resides in a motorized pop-up module. It houses a 20MP sensor. The rear is home to a 48MP primary shooter which is in vogue these days. It is roomed with a 13MP and 8MP cameras. Like many other Xiaomi phones of 2019, this one also has a 4000mAh battery and supports fast charging.
6. ZTE Axon 10 Pro
ZTE might not be famous in Western markets, but that doesn’t mean it produces bad phones. The Axon 10 Pro has plenty to offer, including an eye-catching design and high-end specs. You get the Snapdragon 855 chipset, three rear cameras, and an in-display fingerprint scanner.
The base version of ZTE’s flagship comes with 128GB of storage, but a 256GB model is also available, and that one can have either 8GB or 12GB of RAM. The microSD card slot allows you to expand the storage for an additional 1TB, which is more than enough for the vast majority of users.
The phone features a large 6.47-inch display with curved edges and offers a near-stock Android experience. The battery life is great thanks to its 4,000mAh cell, which also supports wireless charging. All these things combined make the Axon 10 Pro one of the best phones with a Snapdragon 855 chipset on the market.
7. Oppo Reno 10x Zoom
Oppo is no stranger to the pop-up camera, and the new shark fin design certainly stands out in an ever-growing crowd.
It’s not just about aesthetics either. The Oppo Reno 10x Zoom is a powerhouse in its own right, featuring all the specs we’ve come to expect from a 2019 flagship.
Not to be outdone in the camera department, you also get a triple rear camera with the Oppo Reno 10x Zoom, including a telephoto lens with 5x optical zoom and up to 10x hybrid zoom that gives the phone its name. Housed in the shark fin pop up is the front-facing camera.
The Oppo Reno 10x Zoom also has a position on the affordable flagship list and takes on the likes of OnePlus and Asus with a great price-performance ratio.
8. LG G8X ThinQ
The next model on our list of the best Snapdragon 855 phones in the LG G8X ThinQ. It’s a great choice for music lovers, as it sports a headphone jack as well as a Hi-Fi Quad DAC for an improved audio experience.
One of the things that make it stand out is the Dual Screen accessory, which adds a secondary screen to the device. It’s exactly the same as the main display, meaning it measures 6.4 inches and offers Full HD+ resolution. It even has a notch, although it’s just for looks, as it lacks a selfie camera.
Other specs and features of the LG G8X include an in-display fingerprint scanner, wireless charging, and an IP68 rating for protection against water and dust. The phone also has stereo speakers and a 4,000mAh battery.
9. Sony Xperia 1 and 5
The Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 are very comparable phones, both having the Snapdragon 855 chipset under the hood. The latter is the more recent of the two and comes with a 6.1-inch Full HD+ display, 6GB of RAM, and three 12MP cameras at the back. It’s IP68 appraised for protection against water and dust and supports expandable storage. There’s also a side-mounted fingerprint scanner on it.
The Sony Xperia 1 has a larger display at 6.5 inches that offers 4K resolution. Due to its bigger footprint, it also has a slightly larger battery (3,330mAh vs. 3,140mAh). Most of the other specs and features, including the RAM and cameras, are exactly the same as those of the Xperia 5.
Both phones are available in the US and are quite luxurious, with the Xperia 1 costing more than its smaller brother.
10. Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
The Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro, also known as the Redmi K20 Pro in some regions, is undoubtedly one of Xiaomi’s best phones released to date. It is an affordable handset with top notch specs.
The Mi 9T Pro not only sports the Snapdragon 855. It also has 6 or 8GB of RAM and either 64, 128, or 256GB of storage. It comes with a triple rear camera setup, with a wide, ultra-wide, and telephoto sensors. But its highlight feature is the motorized pop-up selfie camera, which eradicates the need for pesky notches or punch holes in the display.
In terms of software, you will find the familiar Android 9 Pie (upgradable to Android 10) and MIUI. Although the Chinese manufacturer’s user interface is not perfect, it is not ad monetized on this device.
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