Wednesday, 4 April 2018

10 Best Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Phones Ever Released

Snapdragon 820 phones were once iconic smartphone devices and still are.

Have you ever wondered why?

I know I have at some point.

Now,

There are a number of reasons to back up their popularity and if you have ever used such a device, you'll agree with me.

In any case,

If you plan on buying one of the upcoming phones with Snapdragon 820 Processor in 2018, you should be informed of the specs of the Processor of your next smartphone in order to know the level of performance to expect.

And that is why the Snapdragon 820 specs and the best smartphones powered by this CPU have been outlined below.

Before we go any further,


What is A Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor?


Snapdragon Processor is a System on a Chip (SoC) processor made by the tech company, Qualcomm, and is considered as the world's fastest processor.

This Processor comes with support for software and hardware components such as GPU, DSP, Modem etc. to enhance the operation of Android and Windows mobile devices it is commonly used on.

Now get this:

Snapdragon Processors are in different mobile platform series classified as 200, 400, 600 and 800 series, where the first three series are either used on the low end or mid end devices and the latter series on high-end devices.


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The types of Snapdragon processors for Mobile devices are Snapdragon 205, 212, Snapdragon 412, 427, 430, 435, 450, Snapdragon 625, 626, 630, 636,650, 652, 653, 660, and Snapdragon 820, 821, 835 and 845 processor.

For instance,

If you're using a phone with a Gionee Snapdragon 820 phone, then it is a high-end device.


What are Snapdragon 820 Processor Specs?


Here are the details of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 specs:

  • Display: 4K Ultra HD Screen, 3840 x 2160 Pixels
  • CPU: 2.2 GHz, 64-bit quad-core Kryo CPU
  • GPU: Adreno 530
  • DSP: Hexagon 680
  • Camera: Single Camera support for Up to 28MP and dual cameras Up to 13 MP 
  • WIFI: QCA9500 11ad Wi-Fi and  QCA6174A 11ac Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth: Version 4.1
  • Modem: X12 LTE 
  • NFC: Supported
  • Sensors: GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS
  • Charging: Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 3.0 technology
  • Security: Qualcomm® Content Protection, Device Lock Authentication, Fingerprint Sensors, Mobile Security, and Malware Protection

Generally,

Depending on the Hardware specs of the phone (Xiaomi, Samsung, Gionee, Huawei, Infinix, Motorola etc.) you're using, its functions can be used to the fullest with a Processor of this kind.


10 Best Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Phones Ever Released


This is the part where you'll get to know the best Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 phones ever released and the features that made them competitive devices.

These Snapdragon 820 devices are:

  • HTC 10
  • XiaoMi Mi5
  • OnePlus 3
  • ZTE AXON 7
  • Samsung Galaxy S7
  • Lenovo Moto Z and Moto Z Force
  • Lenovo ZUK Z2 Pro 4G
  • LeEco Le Pro3 Elite
  • LeEco Le Max 2
  • LGV20


1. HTC 10


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The HTC 10 specs show that this is one of the best smartphones released in 2016 by the Taiwan based Consumer Electronics Company, HTC.

Asides its specs sheet, its real-life operation is quite impressive.

This is a smartphone that stirred a wave of excitement among tech enthusiast upon its release because when a Processor of this kind is coupled with a device featuring the specs outlined below, very little is left to be desired.

Let see exactly how the HTC Specs sheet looks:

  • Build: Aluminum
  • Dimension: 145.9 x 71.9 x 9 mm 
  • Display Type: Super LCD5 capacitive touchscreen
  • Display Size: 5.2 Inch
  • Resolution: 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Inbuilt Storage: 32 GB/64 GB
  • Processor: Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820
  • OS:  Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Camera: 5 MP front and 12 MP back cameras
  • Battery: 3000 mAh
  • Security: A Fingerprint sensor
  • Price: About 350 Euros


2. XiaoMi Mi5


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Xiaomi devices from the China-based smartphone company are remarkable ones and the brand's name is fast becoming a trend in Africa, India, and the US smartphone markets.

Notable among its devices are the Xiaomi Note 4 and the XiaoMi Mi5 that have both gained popularity on the social media and on e-commerce sites.

The XiaoMi Mi5 specs, on the other hand, show that it is a high-end device whose price is on par with its specs.

What makes it remarkable and why does it make our top 10 list?

Let’s find out from these XiaoMi Mi5 specs:

  • Build: Front/back glass and Aluminium frame
  • Dimension: 144.6 x 69.2 x 7.3 mm
  • Display Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
  • Display Size: 5.15 inch
  • Resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Screen Protection:  Corning Gorilla Glass 4
  • RAM: 4 GB RAM
  • Inbuilt storage: 32 GB/64 GB/128 GB
  • Processor: Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820
  • OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Camera: 16MP front and 4MP back cameras
  • Battery: 3000mAh
  • Security: A Fingerprint sensor
  • Price: About 240 Euros

3. OnePlus 3

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OnePlus 3 is a successor to the OnePlus 2 smartphone from the China-based smartphone maker, OnePlus.

Like Xiaomi, this is another made in China phone that can stand the competition and the test of time.

It sports specs that set it on par with high-end devices made in the year 2016 and ones that can still give some 2018 high-end devices a run for their money.

If you want a good device from the phone brand, OnePlus, then you may do well to give the OnePus 3 a consideration.

Here's why:

  • Build: Front glass, aluminum body
  • Dimension: 152.7 x 74.7 x 7.4 mm
  • Display Type: Optic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
  • Display Size: 5.5 inch
  • Resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • RAM: 6 GB RAM
  • Storage: 64 GB
  • Processor: Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820
  • OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Camera: 16MP front and 8MP back cameras
  • Battery: 400 Euros
  • Security: A FingerPrint Sensor
  • Price: About 400 Euros


4. ZTE AXON 7


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ZTE Axon 7 also known as ZTE Axon 2, is a successor to Axon Pro smartphone that was released in 2016.

The ZTE Axon 7 Specs are not a let down when one compares it to its price, and if you want something in the same range, you can choose between the ZTE Axon 7 mini, ZTE Axon 7s, or the ZTE Axon 7 Max.

That being the case,

It is a good buy if you want a phone that can offer an acceptable level of performance without taking a huge chunk out of your wallet.

Here's what you should know about the ZTE Axon 7 specs:

  • Build: Aluminum 
  • Dimension: 151.7 x 75 x 7.9 mm
  • Display Type: AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
  • Display Size: 5.5 Inch
  • Resolution: 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • RAM: 4 GB RAM
  • Inbuilt storage: 64 GB
  • Processor: Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820
  • OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Camera: 20MP front and 8MP back cameras
  • Battery: 3250 mAh battery
  • Security: Fingerprint Sensor
    • Price: About 410 Euros


      5. Samsung Galaxy S7



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      The Samsung Galaxy S7 is one of the best devices in the Galaxy series and is available in variants for the USA and China.

      This guy is still a competitor not only because it is water and dust resistant with an IP68 rating, but it offers much more.

      In the same vein,

      Its Processor made and eye-catching design is not what sets it apart from other different variants in its series,

      Hence, you should look out for the following Samsung Galaxy S7 specs:

      • Build: Front/back glass, aluminum frame
      • Dimension: 142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm
      • Display Type: Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
      • Display Size: 5.1 Inch
      • Resolution: 1440 x 2560 pixels
      • Protection: Gorilla Glass 4
      • RAM: 4 GB RAM
      • Inbuilt Storage: 32/64 GB
      • Processor: Octa-core Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820
      • OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
      • Camera: 12MP front and 5MP back cameras
      • Battery: 3000 mAh battery
      • Security: A Fingerprint sensor
        • Price: About 370 Euros


        6. Motorola Moto Z and Moto Z Force


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        Morolla is an American based smartphone company that has been around for decades now thus, you can consider them as one of the oldest consumer electronics made in the world.

        In that regards,

        Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 phones from the 45-year-old company, Motorola, should not be a letdown device.

        Although the Moto Z and Moto Z Force now have successors which are, the Moto Z2, Moto Z2 Force, and Moto Z2 Play the former phones still stand out in 2018.

        These are the Motorola Moto Z and Moto Z Force specs:

        • Build: Front glass, aluminum body
        • Dimension: 153.3 x 75.3 x 5.2 mm against 155.9 x 75.8 x 7 mm
        • Display Type: AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
        • Display Size: 5.5 Inch
        • Resolution: 1440 x 2560 pixels
        • RAM: 4 GB RAM
        • Storage: 32/64 GB
        • Processor: Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820
        • OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
        • Camera: 13MP front and 5MP back cameras against the 21MP front and 5MP back cameras
        • Battery: 2600 mAh battery against 3500 mAh battery
        • Security: A Fingerprint sensor
        • Price: About 290 Euros


        7. Lenovo ZUK Z2 Pro 4G


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        Lenovo is a China-based smartphone company whose devices are still yet to gain popularity in some countries.

        Nevertheless,

        Their Lenovo ZUK Z2 Pro device tells us a lot, and that is, the same won't be the case in the near future.

        This Lenovo Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 phone was released in 2016, and its specs are a force to reckon with.

        Here’s the big catch:

        • Build: Aluminium frame
        • Dimension: 145.4 x 70.5 x 7.5 mm
        • Display Type: Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
        • Display Size: 5.2 Inch
        • Resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels
        • Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass
        • RAM: 4 GB/6 GB
        • Storage: 64 GB/128 GB 
        • Processor: Quad-core Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820
        • OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
        • Camera: 13MP front and 8MP back cameras
        • Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 3100 mAh battery
        • Security: A Fingerprint sensor
        • Price: About 350 Euros


          8. LeEco Le Pro3 Elite



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          LeEco is a China-based maker of smartphones and automobiles.

          The LeEco Le Pro3 is a successor to the LeEco Le Pro2, and it is available in different variants including the LeEco Le Pro3 Elite and AI Edition.

          These are the LeEco Le Pro3 specs:

          • Build: Aluminium
          • Dimension: 151.4 x 73.9 x 7.5 mm 
          • Display Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
          • Display Size: 5.5 Inch
          • Resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels
          • RAM: 4 GB/ 6 GB
          • Inbuilt storage: 64/128 GB
          • Processor: Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820
          • OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
          • Camera: MP front and MP back cameras
          • Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 4070 mAh battery
          • Security: A Fingerprint sensor
          • Price: About 280 Euros





          9.  LeEco Le Max 2


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          One more LeEco snapdragon 820 phone that has got the attention of mobile enthusiasts and reviewers is the LeEco Le Max 2, a predecessor to the LeEco Le Max 3.

          If you're wondering why:

          This device comes with great cameras, long-lasting battery, large RAM for multitasking, and is large and wide enough for lovers of Phablets.

          More about that later!

          Now,

          Coupled with these specs is a meaningful price tag that makes this smartphone a good choice.

          Here are the LeEco Le Max 2 Specs

          • Build: Aluminium
          • Dimension: 156.8 x 77.6 x 8 mm
          • Display Type: LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
          • Display Size: 5.7 Inch
          • Resolution: 1440 x 2560 pixels
          • RAM: 4 GB/6 GB
          • Inbuilt storage:  32 GB/64 GB/128 GB
          • Processor: Quad-core Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820
          • OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
          • Camera: 21MP front and 8MP back cameras
          • Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 3100 mAh battery
          • Security: A Fingerprint sensor
            • Price: About 350 Euros


            10. LGV20


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            LGV20 is one of the upcoming phones with snapdragon 820 in 2018, hence users expectations for this device is high.

            The smartphone has already gotten many fans around the world and is a competitor against the Google Pixel and iPhone 7.

            Worthy of note is that it features dual back cameras which have become a trend for high-end devices made in the current year.

            Impressive right?

            Like the smartphones listed above, this mobile device from the South Korean Electronics manufacturer, LG, does come with its own features that set it aside from the rest.

            Some of these LGV20 features include:

            • Build: Aluminium
            • Dimension: 159.7 x 78.1 x 7.6 mm
            • Display Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
            • Display Size: 5.7 Inch
            • Resolution: 1440 x 2560 pixels
            • RAM:  4 GB
            • Inbuilt storage: 32 GB /64 GB
            • Processor: Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820
            • OS: Android 7.0 Nougat
            • Camera: MP front and MP back cameras
            • Battery: Removable Li-Ion 3200 mAh battery
            • Security: A Fingerprint sensor
              • Price: About 460 Euros


              Conclusion


              The listed above are best Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 phones ever released that featured the latest and greatest CPU in their time.

              With their hardware specs built with great care and quality, coupled with the powerful Snapdragon 820 CPU, they are still strong contenders in 2018.

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