Best Android Smartphones with Snapdragon 835 processor

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System on Chip (SoC) or processor determines the speed and efficiency of smartphones. The quality of images clicked by your smartphone also depends on processors. So, we can conclude that a processor is the brain of a smartphone. Qualcomm is the leading mobile chipset maker in the world. Their processors are named as Snapdragon SoC and the 800 series is their flagship lineup. The latest flagship processor from the house of Qualcomm is the Snapdragon 835, which has a 10-nanometer design, clocks at 2.45GHz and is octa-core in nature. It is 35% smaller and uses 25% less power than its predecessor, the Snapdragon 821. This processor also enables VR and AR capabilities like no other processor.

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The 835 SoC features Snapdragon X16 LTE modem with Gigabit speed. It has Kryo 280 CPU, which makes it the most power efficient chipset. There is Adreno 540 GPU and 14-bit Spectra 180 ISP for graphics and image processing, respectively. Today, we will check out the best smartphones with Snapdragon 835 processor. Smartphone manufacturers like Samsung, Sony, Xiaomi has already launched their Snapdragon 835 smartphones but upcoming smartphones from the house of HTC, Nokia, LG with Snapdragon 835 processors are going to come out in the near future.

This list is in on specific order since all the smartphones are equally good in their own regard. So without any further ado, let’s get started.

Best Android Smartphones with Snapdragon 835 Processor

1. Samsung Galaxy S8+

Best Smartphones with Snapdragon 835 processor

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Samsung Galaxy S8+ was announced worldwide in March 2017. It is one of the first smartphones with Snapdragon 835 processor to go on sale. There is a huge 6.2-inch Quad HD+ Infinity display with a pixel density of 529 PPI and a screen-to-body ratio of 84%. For multitasking and storage needs, we have 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM. The phone runs on TouchWiz UI, sports a heart rate monitor along with Iris scanner. The fingerprint sensor is located at the back and the S8+ comes with Bixby, a smart AI assistant for a personalized experience.

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Check out the other specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S8+ below.

Key Specifications:

  • 2-inch Quad HD+ display
  • Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB storage, expandable – 256GB
  • TouchWiz UI (Android 7.1 Nougat)
  • 12MP rear camera with LED flash
  • 8MP selfie camera
  • Fingerprint sensor (back)
  • Iris scanner
  • Heart Rate sensor
  • IP68 certified
  • 4G VoLTE
  • 3500mAh battery (non-removable)
  • Fast charging (both wired and wireless)

2. Sony Xperia XZ Premium

Best Smartphones with Snapdragon 835 processor

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Sony Xperia XZ Premium is the first smartphone ever to be announced with Snapdragon 835 processor back in February 2017 at the MWC in Barcelona. However, the smartphone will go on sale much later in the second half of 2017. It features a magnificent 4K HDR TRILUMINOS display, 4GB RAM, and 64GB ROM. The phone runs on Android 7.1 Nougat OS and features DSEE HX, LDAC, and Digital Noise Cancelling. In the camera department, there is a 19-megapixel primary camera which can capture 960fps slow-motion videos along with a 13-megapixel selfie shooter.

Find out the other features and specifications of the Sony Xperia XZ Premium below.

Key Specifications:

  • 5-inch 4K display
  • Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB storage, nonexpendable
  • Android 7.1 Nougat
  • 19MP rear cameras with LED flash
  • 13MP selfie camera
  • Fingerprint sensor (side)
  • IP68
  • 4G VoLTE
  • 3230mAh battery (non-removable)
  • Quick Charge 3.0

3. Samsung Galaxy S8

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Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S8 back in March 2017 at an event in New York. This smartphone is powered by both Snapdragon 835 and Exynos 8895 processor, depending on the region. The Galaxy S8 sports a 5.8-inch Quad HD+ sAMOLED display that runs on TouchWiz UI based on Android 7.1 Nougat. There is a 12-megapixel primary camera along with an 8-megapixel selfie shooter. The phone is powered by a 3000mAh battery with support for both fast and wireless charging. It features Iris Scanner, Fingerprint Sensor and Faces Recognition for unlocking the phone.

Check out the other features of the Samsung Galaxy S8 below.

Key Specifications:

  • 8-inch Quad HD+ display
  • Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB storage, expandable – 256GB
  • TouchWiz UI (Android 7.1 Nougat)
  • 12MP rear camera with LED flash
  • 8MP selfie camera
  • Fingerprint sensor (back)
  • Iris scanner
  • Heart Rate sensor
  • IP68 certified
  • 4G VoLTE
  • 3000mAh battery (non-removable)
  • Fast charging (both wired and wireless)

4. Xiaomi Mi 6

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Xiaomi Mi 6 was announced in China back in April 2017. It is the first smartphone from the house of Xiaomi to be powered by the Snapdragon 835 processor clocked at 2.45GHz along with Adreno 540 GPU. There is a 5.15-inch Full HD display with 6GB of RAM onboard. We get both 64GB and 128GB of internal storage options but it cannot be extended further since there is no microSD card slot. It runs on MIUI 8 but does not sport a 3.5mm audio jack and instead relies on USB Type-C audio.

Find out more about the Xiaomi Mi 6 below.

Key Specifications:

  • 15-inch Full HD display
  • Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor
  • 6GB RAM
  • 64/128GB storage, non-expandable
  • MIUI 8 (Android 7.1.1 Nougat)
  • Dual 12MP rear cameras with dual-tone LED flash
  • 8MP selfie camera
  • Fingerprint sensor (front)
  • USB Type-C audio, no 3.5mm jack
  • 4G VoLTE
  • 3350mAh battery (non-removable)
  • Quick Charge 3.0

5. Sharp AQUOS R

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Sharp has announced the AQUOS R powered by Snapdragon 835 processor back in April 2017. The latest flagship smartphone from the house of Sharp features a 5.3-inch Quad HD IGZO 2.5D curved glass display, 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM, besides running on Android 7.0 Nougat OS out of the box. In the camera section, we get a 22.6-megapixel primary camera with OIS, f/1.9 aperture at the back along with a 16.3-megapixel selfie camera on the front. The smartphone made up of metal and glass is also water and dust resistant.

Check out the other specifications and features of the Sharp AQUOS R below.

Key Specifications:

  • 3-inch Quad HD display
  • Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB storage, non-expandable
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • 6MP rear cameras with LED flash
  • 3MP selfie camera
  • Fingerprint sensor (front)
  • 4G VoLTE
  • 3160mAh battery (non-removable)
  • Quick Charge 3.0

This brings us to the end of our best smartphones with Snapdragon 835 processor segment. We really hope that you have liked our article and it has helped you choose the best Snapdragon 835 SoC smartphone that suits your overall need. We will keep on updating this listicle regularly to reflect the latest flagship smartphones with Snapdragon 835 processor in the market.

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Last updated: August 28, 2017

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