Which Snapdragon 845 Phone Should You Get?

The Snapdragon 8xx series has always been the highlight of Qualcomm’s processor line. The high-end processor offers the best features, better connectivity technologies, support for advanced camera functions, and so many other top-notch features. Only the best handsets use Snapdragon 8xx processors.

The latest iteration to the Snapdragon 8xx line is the Snapdragon 845. Some phones now use this processor to deliver a smooth and pleasant user experience. They also come with different features and advantages. So, which one should you get?

Samsung Galaxy S9

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845, but only in the United States. Users in other countries get the version of Samsung’s flagship phones that use the Exynos 9 chip from Samsung. Since you can only get the S9 and S9 Plus with Snapdragon 845 in the US, this isn’t really a worldwide option.

That said, tests have shown that the Snapdragon Galaxy S9 phones are marginally faster than their Exynos counterparts. You also get Quick Charge and better power management with the Snapdragon 845. In terms of camera results, both versions are capable of maximizing Samsung’s camera module.

LG G7 ThinQ

The LG G7 ThinQ is the latest flagship phone from LG. The phone combines LG’s understated design with a big, edge-to-edge screen that has a notch at the top. The LG G7 is also the only phone with a dedicated Google Assistant button; the button works the same way Samsung’s Bixby button works.
LG G7 ThinQ combines the prowess of Snapdragon 845 with 4GB of RAM. Many LG fans were expecting 6GB of RAM with this new flagship, but LG decided that 4GB is enough. The phone also only has 64GB of internal storage.

The LG G7 is already sparking mixed reviews on sites like Bestseekers.com. The 3,000 mAh battery is somewhat underwhelming, although you can get through a full day with moderate use. Anything heavier than light gaming will drain the battery faster.

OnePlus 6


The OnePlus 6 is yet to be officially released, but leaks about the upcoming OnePlus phone are already everywhere. We know that the phone will use a Snapdragon 845 at its core. We also know that OnePlus will add Dash Charge, two cameras, and an FHD screen with a notch at the top.

Based on leaked images, the OnePlus 6 will have a glass back panel. Some expect the phone to support wireless charging. If the price is right, the OnePlus 6 will be an interesting contender in the flagship category, especially since you can go all the way up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.

Asus Zenfone 5Z

Speaking of good pricing, the Asus Zenfone 5Z is also an interesting option price-wise. The phone has flagship specifications, but Asus is planning to sell it at incredible prices. Similar to the OnePlus 6, Asus Zenfone 5Z will also come with a choice of 4GB/6GB/8GB RAM and 64GB/128GB/256GB of internal storage.

So, which phone do you think is the best Snapdragon 845? Are you interested in other phones powered by this processor? Be sure to share your thoughts in the Comments section below.

Karthik Mudaliar
Karthik Mudaliar
Karthik Mudaliar is a Computer Science student, who loves to write about science and technology. In his free time, you will find him reading finance books or scrolling Twitter. Feel free to contact him on any of the social media below or email him at [email protected]

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