The brain is to humans as a processor is to a smartphone! So the quest for a smartphone with a powerful one is in trends these days and Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 phones have one of the most powerful chips in them.
Qualcomm is arguably the biggest chipset maker in the mobile world and smartphones with Snapdragon 855 processors are perfect for those who need a faster and powerful processor. Therefore, I have compiled a list of all the best Snapdragon 855 phones for all those who’d like their smartphone to exhibit a top-notch performance:
Top 14 Snapdragon 855 Smartphones List With Price (2020) With Price
Given below is the list of best Snapdragon 855 phones at a glance. Please note that the order of smartphones has been arranged on the basis of price (in USD) at the time of writing. Current prices may vary.
|Snapdragon 855 smartphones||Starting Price (USD)||Starting Price (Rupees)|
|Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus|
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Samsung Galaxy S10
|Redmi K20 Pro||$499||Rs 24,749|
|Xiaomi Black Shark 2||$499||Rs 24,999|
|Lenovo Z6 Pro||$480||Rs 26,999|
|Vivo iQOO||$529||Rs 29,999|
|Oppo Reno 10x Zoom||$560||Rs 41,990|
|Nubia Red Magic 3||$579||Rs 38,999|
|Sony Xperia 5||$595||Rs 61,990|
|OnePlus 7OnePlus 7 Pro||$660|
|LG G8 ThinQ||$699||Rs 54,990|
|Lenovo Z5 Pro GT||–||Rs 45290|
|Google Pixel 4|
Google Pixel 4XL
|Samsung Galaxy Note 10|
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus
|Asus ROG Phone II||$1,099||Rs 39,999|
Samsung’s first 2019 flagship is its recent Galaxy S10 series (S10, S10 Plus, and the S10e), and being a high-end device, it too has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 mobile platform. However, the inclusion of the processor depends upon the markets. In some, it is available with the SD 855 chipset, while in others with the Exynos 9820 processor, and India falls into the latter category.
Apart from the processor, the Galaxy S10 series is an amalgamation of various USP elements, capable of making the devices the best of 2019. To round-up, the S10, the S10 Plus, and the S10e have an Infinity-O display (6.1-inch, 6.4-inch, and 5.8-inch) in common.
While the S10 has three rear cameras (12MP, 16MP, 12MP) and one 10MP snapper the front, the S10 Plus has the same three cameras at the back with two at the front (10MP and 8MP).
The cheapest Snapdragon 855 phone in this series, S10e has two back cameras (12MP and 16MP) and a 10MP front-facing one.
Battery capacities stand at 3,400mAh, 4,100mAh, and 3,100mAh with multiple RAM/ROM options for the smartphones and Android 9.0 Pie.
While the Galaxy S10 and the S10 Plus feature an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanner (a first for Samsung), the Galaxy S10e has a rear-mounted one.
If you’re looking for the cheapest Snapdragon 855 phone, then consider taking a look at this one. The latest flagship killer from Xiaomi is the Redmi K20 Pro was meant to challenge the OnePlus 7 running the same Qualcomm chip.
However, that’s not the only attraction of the smartphone; it has a 20MP front pop-up snapper that ensures a Full HD+ bezel-less display, rated at 6.3-inch. The rear cameras are three in number — a 48MP primary one, an 8MP telephoto lens, and a 13MP wide-angle snapper.
The smartphone has a 4,000mAh battery with 27W fast charging, Game Turbo 2.0, eight-layer liquid cooling, and an in-display fingerprint scanner.
The Redmi K20 Pro is currently available in red, blue, and carbon fiber color options and it is one of the cheapest Snapdragon 855 phone. You can choose any of the four RAM/ROM variants: 6GB/64GB, 6GB/128GB, 8GB/128GB and 8GB/256GB.
Buy it here: Amazon India
Xiaomi Black Shark 2 was announced back in April 2019 but even after one year of its launch, this device stands as one of the best Snapdragon 855 phones for gaming. It has powerful hardware that supports your gaming experience with a 6.39-inch AMOLED display, 128GB/256GB of internal storage, 6GB/8GB/12GB of RAM, liquid cooling 3.0, dedicated Ludicrous mode, 4,000 mAh battery, and 27W fast-charging.
This smartphone has other cool features too like a glowing logo on the back, an in-display fingerprint sensor, 48MP + 12MP dual rear cameras, and optional accessories for gamers.
Buy it here: Flipkart
The Lenovo Z6 Pro was launched back in April 2019. It features a 6.39-inch AMOLED Full HD+ screen, a PC-grade Coldfront liquid cooling system, up to 12GB RAM and 512GB storage internal storage, and a quad rear camera setup (48+16+8+2)MP. It has an excellent 32MP Selfie camera, in-display fingerprint sensor, a 4,000 mAh battery with 18W fast charging.
Overall, it’s a beautiful phone with great specs in its price range. The camera is on Lenovo Z6 Pro is quite impressive. It has an excellent battery life and of course the fact that it has great performance owing to Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC in it.
Buy it here: Lenovo Z6 Pro
5. Vivo iQoo
The latest addition to the Snapdragon 855 phones list is Vivo’s newly sub-brand iQoo which is a gaming smartphone. With a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC, the Vivo iQoo has many other highlights too.
There is the presence of 44W Super Flash Charge tech, an in-display fingerprint scanner, multi-Turbo features, and Monster Touch shoulder buttons – all for a convenient and easy gaming session.
Taking a look at the spec sheet, the smartphone has a 6.41-inch Full HD+ waterdrop notch display, a 4,000mAh battery, Android 9.0 Pie, and four RAM/ROM options: 6GB/128GB, 8GB/128GB, 8GB/256GB, and a huge 12GB/256GB.
Camera-wise, there are three at the back (12MP, 13MP, 2MP) and a 12MP front-facing shooter.
Buy it here: Vivo iQoo
Another good smartphone to come equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor is the OPPO Reno.
Apart from the processor, the device has a 16MP wedge-shaped pop-up front camera, 10x lossless zoom technology, and three rear cameras (48MP, 8MP, 13MP) as its highlights. The pop-up selfie snapper provides room for an edge-to-edge display rated at 6.6-inch.
The device comes in three RAM/ROM versions, 6GB/128GB, 6GB/256GB, and 8GB/256GB.
Additionally, it is backed by a 4,065mAh battery with VOOC 3.0 fast charging tech, runs Android 9.0 Pie, and supports an in-display fingerprint scanner.
The latest gaming smartphone by Nubia is the Red Magic 3 which comes with a Snapdragon 855 processor.
The smartphone has LED lights at the back, an in-built fan, ICE cooling system, a 90Hz refresh rate, 8K video recording, and the Red Magic Game Space 2.0 dashboard as its highlights.
Other specs include a 6.65-inch Full HD+ display, 48MP rear camera, 16MP front camera, a 5,000mAh battery with 27W fast charging, and four RAM/ROM variants (6GB/64GB, 6GB/128GB, 8GB/128GB, and 12GB/256GB).
Sony is also a part of the Snapdragon 855 phones list and has introduced the Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 to us. Both the smartphones have almost similar spec sheet. Both devices come with an unconventional 21:9 aspect ratio, making it a device too tall. The OLED display stands at 6.5-inch and 6.1 inches respectively.
Both Xperia 1 and 5 carry the same triple-camera module at the back (12MP each) and an 8MP selfie snapper, Side Sense feature which allows users to access the most-used apps featuring AI, fingerprint scanner, and IP68 certification.
While Xperia 1 is available in bith 6GB/64GB, and 6GB/128GB of memory configuration, Xperia has only the latter configuration. Besides this, both have a 3,300mAh battery, and Android 9.0 Pie OS which is upgradable to Android 10.
The OnePlus 7 Pro and its younger sibling OnePlus 7 are the latest entrants in this list of smartphones packed with powerful Snapdragon 855 chip. The smartphone has already been able to garner ravishing reviews, thanks to its amazing 90Hz fluid AMOLED screen.
It’s also the first device to feature super-fast UFS 3.0 storage technology that makes the phone even faster. Compared to the previous generation’s OnePlus 6T model, the new Snapdragon 855 device delivers a 46% higher single-core performance.
The company has also chosen 7 Pro as the first model in its lineup to sport a triple rear camera and a front pop-up camera. You can know more about the device and its features in detail here.
10. LG G8 ThinQ
While LG seems to be behind many companies in the tech world, it still presents to us its flagships, the LG G8 ThinQ being the latest one.
With a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, the G8 ThinQ has a new intriguing Advanced Palm Vein Authentication which unlocks the device by scanning the palm veins.
On the camera front, there are three back cameras, configured at 16MP, 12MP, and 12MP, along with a depth-sensing camera at the front.
There is a 6.1-inch QHD+ bezel-less display, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of ROM, 3,500mAh battery, and Android 9.0 Pie.
Additionally, the company launched the laddered-down LG G8s ThinQ and the 5G dual-screen LG V50 ThinQ.
13. Lenovo Z5 Pro GT
Touted to be the first Snapdragon 855 phone, the Lenovo Z5 Pro GT has the slider design as its second highlight.
The slider design allows the front cameras to reside on the part being slid for a full edge-to-edge display. The display is rated at 6.39-inch and is Super AMOLED Full HD+ in nature.
Apart from the Snapdragon 855, the other specs include four cameras in total: two at the back (24MP Sony IMX576 and 16MP Sony IMX519) and another pair at the front (16MP and 8MP). All the snappers support AI camera features.
It comes in three RAM/ROM options – 6GB/128GB, 8GB/256GB, and the massive 12GB/512GB. Additionally, the Z5 Pro GT has a 3,350mAh battery, Android 9.0 Pie, an under-the-display fingerprint sensor, and Face Unlock feature.
12. Pixel 4/4XL
The latest names to add to the list of devices powered by Snapdragon 855 are the Pixel 4 and 4XL. While many believed Google would go for the more powerful Snapdragon 855+, for some reason, the company decided to cut corners.
Anyway, the SD855 here is accompanied by 6GB of RAM, a new 90Hz POLED display with HDR support, wireless charging, rear dual-camera setup and an 8MP shooter for selfies.
The USP of the two Pixel boys is the new Soli chip that brings amazing hand gestures and inefficient face unlock to the table. However, the phones might disappoint some people in the battery department.
Pixel 4’s price starts at $799 (64GB) and for the Pixel 4XL, it’s $899 (64GB). But the series didn’t launch in India due to restrictions.
Buy it here: Amazon USA
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 series comes with a premium design and powerful specs.
The Note 10 comes in 8GB RAM and 256GB storage option, and the Galaxy Note 10 Plus offers 12GB RAM and 256/512GB storage. Being a Snapdragon 855 phone, there is no doubt about its performance. Be it gaming, recording videos, using tons of heavy apps, these smartphones will not disappoint you.
Both smartphones have a powerful triple rear camera which can click impressive quality pictures. As a bonus in the Plus model, you get a ToF sensor too. Besides this, they have large batteries, wireless and reverse wireless charging, IP68 water resistance, and more. Overall, it makes Note 10 series one of the best Snapdragon 855 phones you can invest in provided you have the budget.
14. Asus ROG Phone 2
Asus ROG Phone 2 is one of the first smartphones to come with the Snapdragon 855 Plus chipset. This makes it one of the powerful gaming smartphones. It has an incredible 6.59-inch AMOLED display with a 120 Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time. Other features include a 48MP camera sensor, 12GB of RAM, and 512GB of UFS 3.0 storage.
Other features include two USB-C ports, a huge 6,000mAh battery, and accessories like docks, cases, or gamepad.
Hope this list helps you stay updated about all the phones with the Snapdragon 855 processor.
Note: The list is bound to grow as more Snapdragon 855 phones get launched!
Snapdragon 855 Features
As for basics, the Snapdragon 855 processor is an upgrade over its predecessor Snapdragon 845 (10nm process tech) with three times better AI performance, and is based on 7nm processing tech.
The major features of the chipset include support for the 5G network (which is the latest thing) and improved AI for voice, camera, gaming, battery and more.
With improvements to the camera such as HDR10+ and 4K HDR video, the processor has support for Quick Charge 4+ fast charging, improved Wi-Fi, Computer Vision ISP, enhanced gaming, 3D sonic fingerprint scanning, and facial recognition.