Qualcomm is the leader in mobile processors especially in Android smartphones; Snapdragon 821 is the latest release which is said to be the most powerful processor. Snapdragon processors use Adreno GPU which gives the best and fastest graphic rendering in smartphones. If you want to experience it, then here are the only smartphones which come with Snapdragon 821 processor. Here’s the list:
5. Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe
Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe is the first smartphone featured not only the world’s first Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor but also the first invisible antenna design, Adreno 530 GPU, first smartphone with 6 GB RAM, first Sony IMX318 camera and 256 GB UFS 2.0 storage.
The phone is all metal, and you won’t see any antenna lines running across the body. The large 79% screen to body ratio gives you immersive gaming and movie experience. The camera is 23 MP IMX318 sensor from Sony with TriTech AF; it comes with OIS and EIS to keep the capture steady.
- 5.7 inches Super AMOLED full HD display
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow
- 23 MP primary camera and 8 MP front camera
- 6 GB LPDDR4 RAM and 256 GB ROM
- 3000mAh battery
- USB Type-C connectivity
4. LeEco Le Pro3
LeEco Le Pro3 phone is a powerful smartphone not because it runs the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor but also because it comes with a massive 4070 mAh battery. The Le Pro3 looks remarkably similar to the OnePlus 3 regarding build, camera placement at the back and two antenna band running across at the back.
The display is 5.5 inches with full HD resolution and 403 ppi pixel density which is further protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It comes with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB ROM. The camera at the back is 16 MP shooter capable of shooting 4K videos at 30 frames per second.
- 5.5 inches full HD display
- 4 GB RAM and 64 GB ROM
- 4070 battery
- 16 MP primary and 8 MP secondary camera
- Type-C audio support
3. Xiaomi Mi 5s
Xiaomi Mi 5s is the metal version of Xiaomi Mi5 with some design improvements and made from metal. This smartphone comes with the same 5.15 inches full HD IPS LCD with 428 ppi pixel density. You’ll get the front facing fingerprint sensor which is also a touch reactive key act as a home button.
The camera is 12 MP with decent picture and video quality; it is capable of capturing 4K videos at 30 frames per second and full HD videos at 120 frames per second. For selfies, Xiaomi added a 4 MP shooter with f/2.0 aperture which shoots crisp and bright pictures.
- 5.15 inches full HD display
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow (MIUI 8.0)
- 3/4 GB RAM and 64/128 GB ROM (no SD card slot)
- 12 MP rear and 4 MP front facing camera
- Type-C connector
- 3200 mAh battery
2. Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus
Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus is an extended version of Mi 5s with extended display and more. It’s all metal smartphone with 5.7 inches display with full HD resolution, but pixel density is a little lower than Xiaomi Mi 5s. The RAM options in Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus is extended to 4GB and 6 GB.
The fingerprint scanner has been shifted to the back of the smartphone and rear camera lens in now in the center position. You’ll get the same curve on this phone as is Xiaomi Mi5. The rear camera is dual 13 MP shooter with dual led dual tone flash and selfie camera is same as in its predecessor; 4 MP with f/2.0 aperture.
- 5.7 inches full HD IPS LCD
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow (MIUI 8)
- 64/128 GB ROM and 4/6 GB RAM
- Dual 13 MP rear camera and 4 MP selfie shooter
- 3800 mAh battery
1. Google Pixel/ Pixel XL
Google recently released a smartphone first time with its branding on it. Google dropped the Nexus lineup and started Pixel lineup with two variants according to screen size. Both of the smartphone runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, 4 GB RAM, and Adreno 530 GPU.
Google Pixel comes in two variants according to internal storage capacity; 32 GB and 128 GB which is not expandable. The 12.3 MP camera in Pixel XL is highly scored on camera benchmarking website, DxO Mark. You’ll get a big 2770 mAh battery on Pixel and 3450 mAh on Pixel XL; fast charging is available in both variants.
- 5.5 inches AMOLED FHD/QHD display
- Android 7.1 Nougat
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC and Adreno 530 GPU
- 32/ 128 GB ROM and 4 GB ROM
- 12.3 MP rear and 8 MP front facing camera
- 2770 mAh / 3450 mAh battery
These were the only smartphones come with Snapdragon 821 processor which you can buy right now. You’ll see more smartphones in future with this processor and more RAM. Tell us if you own one of them and how is your experience owning it.