Phones with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855

Qualcomm’s newest chipset, the Snapdragon 855 (7nm) promises 45%  improvement in CPU- (which is insane), and 20% in GPU performance over the latest generation. It’s even much more powerful than the Kirin 980 (7nm), which is Huawei’s top chipset. Here are the specs:


Snapdragon 855 (7nm)Snapdragon 845 (10nm)Huawei Kirin 980 (7nm)
4 Kryo 385 (ARM Cortex-A55-based), up to 1.8GHz
3 Kryo 485 (ARM Cortex-A76-based), up to 2.42GHz
1 Kryo 485 ‘Prime’ (ARM Cortex-A76-based), up to 2.84GHz
4 Kryo 385 (ARM Cortex-A55-based), up to 1.8GHz
4 Kryo 385 (ARM Cortex-A75-based), up to 2.8GHz
4 ARM Cortex-A55, up to 1.80GHz

2 ARM Cortex-A76, up to 1.92GHz

2ARM Cortex-A76, up to 2.60GHz


Adreno 640Adreno 630Mali-G76MP10


4x 16bit, 2133MHz LPDDR4X4x 16-bit, 1866MHz LPDDR4X4x 16-bit, LPDDR4X-4266

There are only a few phones out there with the Snapdragon 855, here is the list of them.

Samsung S10 / S10e / S10Plus (Snapdragon 855 or Exynos 9820 depends on country)

Samsung’s S10 series are now the flagship android phones, with the best performance. They also have great camera system, amazing AMOLED displays, and a lot of RAM luckily.

(S10 / S10Plus review) (S10e review)

Sony Xperia 1

Sony just named it’s flagship phone as the Xperia 1, which is great. It promises a unique 21:9 aspect ratio OLED 4K!!! display, which is unbelievably sharp. In terms of camera Sony also improved, it now has 3 lenses, including an Ultra-Wide one.

(Sony Xperia 1 review here)

Xiaomi Mi 9

Xiaomi’s new flagship phone paired the Snapdragon 855 with 6GB of RAM, and the latest 48MP Sony IMX686 ½ sensor next to a 12MP telephoto and a 16MP Super-Wide lens.  They also added 20W fast charge and in-screen fingerprint reader (optical). We are waiting for the camera tests, but with these specs nothing can go wrong.

LG G8 ThinQ

LG introduced it’s new flagship with standout features. Of course it has 6GB of RAM and an OLED display, but they also have a new way of unlocking the phone, which is a Vein scanner. Basically you put your hand above the phone (around 10-20cm), and the front camera system will scan your veins. You can also make gestures with your hand like answering phone calls or changing music. LG also got rid of speakers on the bottom, and now the screen is the speaker, promises crystal clear audio.