Best Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Phones (2019 List)

Looking for the best Snapdragon 855 phones? Here are the top smartphones with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor to buy right now.

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Are you looking for the best Snapdragon 855 phones to buy right now? Here are the top phones with the Qualcomm SD 855 chipset along with their key specs and prices!

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 is the processor that will be the protagonist in the high range in 2019, and it promises to offer us a great experience at speed level, as well as compatibility with 5G networks, becoming the first processor of the company to offer this possibility.

Many people used the performance level as the first reference factor when purchasing mobile phones. So at the end of the year 2018, we received a lot of questions about 855 new products, when Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 was released. At the moment, we do not have too many smartphones in the market with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 although, I’ve covered in one of our previous article the cheapest Snapdragon 855 Phones.

To this end, we take stock of the Snapdragon 855 models that are worth buying in 2019 to enjoy faster speeds, connect 5G networks and more.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855

That said, let quickly have a look at the features of the Snapdragon 855 chipset;

Snapdragon 855: Features

  • Components: Qualcomm Hexagon 690, Adreno 640 GPU, Kryo 485 CPU
  • Modem: Snapdragon X24 LTE (LTE Cat. 20) / Snapdragon X50 5G
  • Wi-Fi 6: 802.11ax, 802ac wave 2, 802.11n (60 GHz – 802.11a, 802.11ad)
  • Bluetooth: 5.0 (2Mbps)
  • Image signal processor: Snapdragon Spectra 380 ISP (Dual 14 bit, coble camera with 22 megapixels at 30fps or single 48 megapixels at 30fps) in HEIF format
  • Video recording: Up to 4K HDR at 60fps (HDR10, HDR10 + and HLG) with portrait mode (bokeh), 10-bit colour depth and Rec colour range 2020 (HEVC or H.265)
  • Audio: Qualcomm Qqstic, aptX, TrueWireless Stereo Plus
  • GPU: Adreno 640 (Vulkan 1.1 API, HDR videogames (10-bit colour depth and rec 2020 colour gamut)
  • Video playback: HDR10 +, HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision and up to 8K in 360 degrees for VR
  • Processor Cores: 8 cores (One with a maximum speed of 2.84GHz, three of up to 2.42Ghz and four of up to 1.80GHz
  • Processing of manufacturing: 7nm (64 bits)
  • Memory: memory speed 2,133MHz and memory type 4×16 bits, LPDDR4x
  • Charging Protocol: Up to Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+

Top Smartphones with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Processor (2019 List)

1. Lenovo Z5 Pro GT

Cheapest Lenovo Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 phone

lenovo z5 pro gt

The Lenovo Z5 Pro GT is no doubt the cheapest Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 phone that you can buy right now, and the truth is that, in addition to its processor, the smartphone has more attractions, such as its design. And, is that we have an all-screen display with a sliding part, and whose 6.9-inch panel at Full HD + resolution occupies practically the entire front, leaving the cameras and the speaker for calls in the sliding part.

Here are the Lenovo Z5 Pro GT key specifications…

KEY SPECS
Display 6.39-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 1080 X 2340 pixels, 403PPI
OS Android 8.1 Oreo (ZUI 10.0)
Processor Octa-core 2.84GHz Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm) Processor
Storage 512GB + 12GB RAM or 128/256GB + 8GB RAM
Camera Dual 16MP + 24MP Rear/Dual mechanical pop-up 16MP + 8MP Front (With dual-LED light)
Battery 3,350mAh
Price N160,000 – N170,000

2. Samsung Galaxy S10

Samsung flagship phone with Snapdragon 855 chipset

Samsung Galaxy S10

Samsung provides the Galaxy S10 with a 6.1-inch Curved Dynamic AMOLED screen with Quad HD + resolution (3040 x 1440 pixels) and a 19: 9 aspect ratio. This screen has been coated with Corning Gorilla Glass 6.

Moving onto the processor and storage, Samsung buries the Exynos 9820 or Snapdragon 855 chipset depending on the marketing region. It is then combined with 8GB RAM and a choice of 128GB or 512GB internal memory. There is also a slot for microSD cards up to 512GB for external memory. Samsung also unpacks with a fingerprint scanner in the screen and the possibility to transform the S10 + into a wireless Qi charger.

Here are the Samsung Galaxy S10 key specifications…

KEY SPECS
Display 6.1 inches Dynamic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen  (1440 x 3040 pixels) (550 ppi)
OS Android 9.0 Pie (One UI)
Processor Exynos 9820 / Snapdragon 855 chipset
Storage 8GB/128GB ROM or 8GB/512GB RAM (expanded with a memory card of up to 512GB)
Camera 12MP + 12MP + 16MP Rear/10MP Front (With LED light)
Battery 3400mAh
Price $899 (around N325,000 naira)

3. Xiaomi Mi 9

Xiaomi flagship phone with Snapdragon 855 chipset

Xiaomi Mi 9

In the spring of 2019, the Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi presented a new highlight of the Mi series: the Xiaomi Mi 9, it’s the predecessor of the Xiaomi Mi 8 released last year.

Xiaomi has fitted the Mi 9 with a premium glass housing. The screen is 6.4 inches in size and delivers beautiful images, while you take razor-sharp photos with the three cameras on the back. Under the hood lies the super-fast Snapdragon 855 chip and the device is controlled via Android 9 Pie!

Here are the Xiaomi Mi 9 key specifications…

KEY SPECS
Display 6.39-inch, Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~403 ppi density)
OS Android 9.0 (Pie); MIUI 10
Processor Octa-core 2.84GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Processor
Storage 64GB / 128GB ROM + 6GB / 8GB RAM
Camera 48MP + 16MP + 12MP Rear/20MP Front (With LED light)
Battery 3,300mAh
Price Starts $447 (approx. ₦150,000 – ₦160,000)

4. Xiaomi Mi 9 Transparent Edition

Xiaomi Snapdragon 855 phone with transparent covering

Xiaomi Mi 9 Transparent Edition

The features of this device are quite alike with the Mi 9 except that the Mi 9 Transparent Edition comes with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. Its primary 48MP camera also has an aperture size of f/1.47 and has a 7P lens. Unlike the Mi 9, it has a see-through body which is pretty gorgeous.

With the Xiaomi Mi 9 Transparent Edition, no task is too heavy, the smartphone is equipped with the fastest processor at the moment: the Snapdragon 855.

Here are the Xiaomi Mi 9 Transparent Edition key specifications…

KEY SPECS
Display 6.39-inch, Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~403 ppi density)
OS Android 9.0 (Pie); MIUI 10
Processor Octa-core 2.84GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Processor
Storage 256GB ROM +12GB RAM
Camera 48MP + 16MP + 12MP Rear/20MP Front (With LED light)
Battery 3,300mAh
Price Starts $595 (approx. ₦215,000 – ₦220,000 in Nigeria)

5. Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus

Samsung Snapdragon 855 phone with triple rear camera and wireless Qi charger

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus

The Galaxy S10 Plus is the biggest of the three models and definitely lives up to the hype. The Galaxy S10 + is also Samsung’s first smartphone that has two front cameras. Together with the Galaxy S10, the Galaxy S10 + is also a marker of the implementation of three rear cameras in the Galaxy S series.

Galaxy S10+ with a 6.4-inch Curved Dynamic AMOLED screen with Quad HD + resolution (3040 x 1440 pixels) and a 19:9 aspect ratio. This screen has been coated with Corning Gorilla Glass 6.

Moving to the processor and storage section, Samsung buries the Exynos 9820 or Snapdragon 855 chipset depending on the marketing region. It is then combined with 8GB/12GB RAM and a choice of 256GB, 512GB or 512GB internal memory.

Here are the Samsung Galaxy S10 + key specifications…

KEY SPECS
Display 6.4 inches Dynamic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen  (1440 x 3040 pixels) (526 ppi)
OS Android 9.0 Pie (One UI)
Processor Exynos 9820 / Snapdragon 855 chipset
Storage 8GB/256GB, 8GB/512GB, and 12GB/1TB (expanded with a memory card of up to 512GB)
Camera 12MP + 12MP + 16MP Rear/10MP + 8MP Front (With LED light)
Battery 4100mAh
Price Starts $999 (around N361,000 naira)

6. Samsung Galaxy S10e

Cheapest Samsung Snapdragon 855 phone

Samsung Galaxy S10e

The last device of the Samsung brand-new flagship trio is the Galaxy S10e which is the simplest and certainly more economical model. However, the Galaxy S10e is still equipped with qualified specifications like a premium smartphone.

The screen measures at 5.8 inches, with a Full HD + Dynamic AMOLED display (2280 x 1080 pixels). This screen has been coated with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 unlike the Gorilla Glass 6 on the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus. The Galaxy S10e is also equipped with the Infinity-O Display screen.

Others features are dual rear cameras, of course, the Snapdragon 855 chipset. This chipset is paired with a choice of 6GB or 8GB RAM and 128GB or 256GB of internal memory. Just like the two ‘brothers’, the Galaxy S10e also has a microSD card slot up to 512GB.

Here are the Samsung Galaxy S10e key specifications…

KEY SPECS
Display 5.8 inches Dynamic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen (1080 x 2280 pixels) (438 ppi)
OS Android 9.0 Pie (One UI)
Processor Exynos 9820 / Snapdragon 855 chipset
Storage 6GB/128GB, 8GB/256GB (expanded with a memory card of up to 512GB)
Camera 12MP + 16MP Rear/10MP Front (With LED light)
Battery 3100mAh
Price Starts $749 (around ₦270,000 naira)

7. LG V50 ThinQ 5G

LG Snapdragon 855 phone with triple rear camera and P-OLED display

LG V50 ThinQ 5G

LG V50 ThinQ 5G seems to still have a similar notch, thin bezel, a fingerprint scanner on the back, and three rear cameras (triple-camera) arranged horizontally. However, if noted carefully, differences appear in the triple-camera design that is now more flat with the body. On the LG V40 ThinQ, the camera is somewhat inflated.

The V50 ThinQ 5G uses a 6.40-inch P-OLED display that’s protected by the Gorilla Glass 5. Others features include the Qi wireless charging, Quick charge 3.0 and Type C USD port. Under the hood, you’ll find the latest Snapdragon 855 chipset, 6GB RAM and supported by a large 128GB of internal storage.

Here are the LG V50 ThinQ 5G key specifications…

KEY SPECS
Display 6.40-inch P-OLED display, 1440 x 3120 pixels
OS Android 9.0 (Pie)
Processor Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Storage 128GB ROM + 6GB RAM
Camera 12MP + 12MP + 16MP Rear/8MP + 5MP Front
Battery 4,000mAh
Price 950 euro (approx. N380,000 naira)

8. Sony Xperia 1

Sony Snapdragon 855 phone with OLED display

Sony Xperia 1

The Xperia 1 was created to bring you the best of Sony’s professional display, camera, and audio technologies in a smartphone. With a large 6.5″ 21:9 CinemaWide 4K HDR OLED display, triple lens camera system and cinematic Dolby Atmos multi-dimensional sound.

The Sony Xperia 1 is powered by the Snapdragon 855 processor and supported by a 6GB of RAM. There are two storage variants for this device — 64GB or 128GB. Moving to the battery department, you’d get a 3330mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging.

Here are the Sony Xperia 1 key specifications…

KEY SPECS
Display 6.5-inch OLED capacitive touchscreen, 1644 x 3840 pixels, 643 pixels
OS Android 9.0 Pie
Processor Octa-core 2.84GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Processor
Storage 64GB/128GB ROM + 6GB RAM (MicroSD card up to 512GB)
Camera 12MP + 12MP + 12MP Rear/8MP Front (With LED light)
Battery 3,330mAh
Price 1000 EURO (approx. ₦400,000 – ₦420,000)

9. Samsung Galaxy Fold

Samsung folding screen phone with Snapdragon 855 chipset

Samsung Galaxy Fold

This is the first Samsung folding screen device ever. If you keep the Galaxy Fold closed, you have one HD + Super AMOLED screen of 4.6 inches on the outside with a 21:9 aspect ratio. If you flip it open, you’ll see a QXGA + Dynamic AMOLED 7.3-inch display with a 4.2:3 aspect ratio.

More screens also mean more cameras, as it turns out. At the front there is a 10MP selfie camera with an F2.2 aperture, at the back, there are three lenses: an ultra-wide-angle lens of 16MP and F2.2 aperture, a wide-angle lens and a telephoto lens of 12MP, both with optical image stabilization. Inside are two additional cameras: a 10MP wide-angle camera with another 8MP depth camera.

In the chipset and storage department, Samsung buries the Snapdragon 855 chipset in this device, we also get 12GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage, that you cannot extend with a memory card for a change. All this is supplied with power with a 4,380mAh battery.

Here are the Samsung Galaxy Fold key specifications…

KEY SPECS
Display 7.3 inches Dynamic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen (1536 x 2152 pixels), 16:10 ratio (~414 ppi density)
Cover display: 4.6 inches HD+ Super AMOLED (21:9)
OS Android 9.0 Pie (One UI)
Processor Snapdragon 855 chipset
Storage 12GB/512GB
Camera 12MP + 12MP + 16MP Rear/10MP + 8MP Front (With LED light)
Battery 4380mAh
Price Starts $1,980 (around N716,000 naira)

10. Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G

Xiaomi Snapdragon 855 phone with mechanical pop-up camera

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G
Image credit: AndroidPIT

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G is almost the same smartphone as the Mi Mix 3 announced last year. It sports the same slider design, 6GB of RAM, 64GB or 128GB of storage, a 6.39-inch OLED display, a dual front and rear camera setup, a dedicated Google Assistant key and a fingerprint scanner on the back.

However, there are some significant changes to the internal storage including the latest Snapdragon 855 SoC, a Qualcomm X50 modem for 5G connectivity and a bigger 3,800mAh battery.

Here are the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G key specifications…

KEY SPECS
Display 6.39-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2340 pixels
OS Android 9.0 Pie (MIUI 10)
Processor Octa-core 2.84GHz Snapdragon 855 Processor
Storage 64/128GB ROM + 6GB RAM
Camera Dual 12MP + 12 MP rear camera (Dual-LED flash) / mechanical pop-up 24MP + 2MP front camera
Battery 3800mAh
Price $680 (N245,000 – N250,000)

11. iQOO

iQOO Snapdragon 855 phone with vapour cooling chamber

Vivo iQOO

A new smartphone brand has launched. It’s called Iqoo, and it’s a sub-brand of Vivo, the Chinese device maker owned by BBK Electronics. They announced a new gaming phone known as IQOO in March 2019. Among the many features you’ll get on this device, are the 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. You should also note that this device supports 44W fast charge which means you can charge to 50% of the 4000mAh battery in 15 minutes and a full charge should take about 45 minutes.

Nonetheless, the IQOO comes with a huge 6.41-inch OLED display with FHD+ resolution, a triple rear-camera setup, in-display fingerprint scanner, a vapour chamber cooling system, and two shoulder pressure-sensitive buttons on the side for gamers.

Here are the IQOO key specifications…

KEY SPECS
Display 6.41-inch OLED capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2340 pixels
OS Android 9.0 (Pie); Funtouch 9
Processor Octa-core 2.84GHz Snapdragon 855 Processor
Storage 256 GB + 8/12 GB RAM or 128 GB + 6/8 GB RAM
Camera Dual 12MP + 13 MP rear camera (Dual-LED flash) / 12MP front camera
Battery 4000mAh
Price 400 EUR (N160,000 – N220,000)

12. OnePlus 7 Pro

OnePlus smartphone with full-screen display and Snapdragon 855

oneplus 7 pro

The OnePlus 7 Pro is the latest flagship device from OnePlus. It’s termed th flagship killer and also one of the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 phones. It features a pop-up camera and an all-screen design with 88.1 percent screen-to-body ratio, Snapdragon 855 chipset, up to 12GB of RAM and a 90Hz OLED display.

Here are the OnePlus 7 Pro key specifications…

KEY SPECS
Display 6.67-inch Fluid AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 1440 x 3120 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~516 ppi density)
OS Android 9.0 (Pie); OxygenOS 9
Processor Octa-core 2.84 GHz Snapdragon 855 chipset
Storage 256 GB + 8/12 GB RAM or 128 GB + 6 GB RAM
Camera 48MP + 16MP + 8MP Rear / Motorized pop-up 16 MP (With LED light)
Battery 4000mAh
Price 7 Pro (6/128GB): $669 (approx. ₦241,000)
7 Pro (8/256GB): $699 (approx. ₦251,000)
7 Pro (12/256GB): $749 (approx. ₦270,000)

There you go, those are the latest and best Snapdragon 855 phones to consider buying. I hope this list on Naijaknowhow helps you make a buying decision, do let us know via the comments below which of the phones mentioned above you find compelling in features, specs and design.

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