Qualcomm Snapdragon, a leading chipset manufacturer released a new Chipset for flagship smartphones named Snapdragon 855 not too long ago which is meant to succeed the Snapdragon 845 SoC. The new Snapdragon 855 chipset is built on a new process technology – 7nm – and brings a whole lot of improvements over its predecessor. It has over 40% CPU performance increase and 20% GPU increase over the Snapdragon 845 with the inclusive of 5G on some of the Chipset for next generation connectivity.
The new Snapdragon 855 Chipset from Qualcomm has already been making its way into 2019 flagships with some already on shelves and more yet to come in the coming months. Now, if you’re looking for the cheapest Snapdragon 855 phones to buy then you’ve definitely come to the right place. Below is the list of the cheapest Android smartphones with Snapdragon 855 SoC
Cheapest Snapdragon 855 Phones
Xiaomi Mi 9 is the Latest flagship from Xiaomi; a company known for its competitive price, so this didn’t come as a shocker that it ranks first as one of the cheapest Snapdragon 855 phones in 2019. It’s still pretty impressive nonetheless. The Mi 9 is Xiaomi 2019 Flagship device succeeding the Mi 8 from last year and of course, sporting that Snapdragon 855 SoC on the inside.
Asides from this, it also has a massive HDR10 ready 6.39-inch super-AMOLED display with an in-display fingerprint sensor, a water drop notch housing the front facing 20MP and a small chin.
At the back is a triple camera setup consisting of a 48MP + 16MP + 12MP with dual LED flash. It has 6GB or 8GB RAM with 64GB or 128GB of storage and runs Android 9.0 Pie out of the box with MIUI 10 on top.
Powering the device is a 3,300mAh battery with both fast wired charging (27W, Quick Charge 4+) through it’s USB Type-C port and fast wireless charging (20W).
Xiaomi Black Shark 2 is also another cheap Snapdragon 855 powered smartphone for gamers. Asides from having the fast Snapdragon SoC, its has 6GB, 8GB or 12GB of RAM with 128GB or 256GB as the available storage options.
The display is a 6.39-inch 1080p AMOLED panel with a 19:9 aspect and a notch that houses the 20MP front-facing camera. Underneath the display is the fingerprint sensor. At the back is dual 48MP + 12MP camera with dual LED flash.
It also has a UBS Type-C port through which it Charges its 4,000mAh battery with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge Technology (27W Quick Charge 4+). Being a 2019 device, it runs the latest MIUI 10 which is based on Android 9.0 Pie.
Lenovo Z5 Pro GT was among the first smartphone to sport the Snapdragon 855 SoC which is just basically the Lenovo Z5 Pro with the new SoC. The new Lenovo Z5 Pro GT has a Snapdragon 855 SoC with 8GB or 12GB of RAM which comes with 128GB/256GB or 512GB of storage respectively.
The 6.39-inch Super-AMOLED display covers the whole front of the device and you’ll have to slide up the back of the device to reveal the dual 16MP + 24MP cameras with an LED flash just like on the Mi Mix 3. Lenovo Z5 Pro GT runs the older Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box covered with Lenovo’s ZUI 10. A 3,350mAh battery powers this device with support for an 18W fast battery charging through it’s USB Type-C Port.
Vivo iQOO is Vivo’s Offical entry into the “Gaming smartphone” market as the device was intended for mobile gamers. It one of the Cheapest Snapdragon 855 Phones in 2019 and at the heart of the device is the new Snapdragon 855 SoC as expected with 6GB or 8GB of RAM which comes with 128GB of storage and another configuration with 8GB or 12GB of RAM with 256GB of storage.
It has a triple 12MP + 13MP + 2MP rear camera setup and a single 12MP selfie camera placed in the water drop notch top of the 6.41-inch 1080p AMOLED display. The display also has a fingerprint sensor Underneath for biometric verifications. It runs the latest Android operating system – Android 9.0 Pie – out of the box with Vivo’s Funtouch 9 Skin. The 4,000mAh battery powering this device supports 44W fast charging which can get you a 50% charge in 15mins and a full charge in less than an hour through it’s USB Type-C port.
ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G was unveiled at the 2019 MWC in Barcelona as not only the first ZTE Smartphone with the Snapdragon 855 SoC but also the first ZTE smartphone with 5G.
Other features of the device include a 6.47-inch HDR10 AMOLED display with a water drop notch and an in-display fingerprint sensor. The notch houses a 20MP shooter while a Triple 48MP + 20 + 8MP camera with an LED flash sits at the back.
In addition to the Snapdragon 855 SoC, it has 6GB of RAM and 128GB of expandable storage. ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G runs Android 9.0 Pie and is powered by a 4,000mAh battery equipped with an 18W fast charging with support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+.
LG G8 ThinQ is one of the cheapest Snapdragon 855 powered smartphones from LG. Just like the rest of the other flagship devices, the LG G8 ThinQ sports a 6.1-inch AMOLED display with a bathtub notch and quite a bit of bezel at the top and bottom.
The display is also protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 5. As for the cameras, it is equipped with a triple 12MP + 16MP + 12MP or dual 12MP + 16MP rear camera depending on the market. The selfie camera is an 8MP shooter with TOF lens. The fingerprint sensor here is placed at the back of the device. Pairing with the Snapdragon 855 SoC is 6GB of RAM with 128GB of expandable storage. It runs Android 9.0 Pie out of the box and is lit up by a 3,500mAh battery which supports up to 18W fast charging through it’s USB Type-C and also wireless charging.
LG V50 ThinQ is another LG Smartphone sporting the Snapdragon 855 SoC. Unlike the LG G8 ThinQ, this uses the Snapdragon 855 SoC which has the 5G modem hence the 5G in its name.
The display comes with a 6.4-inch P-OLED Panel, 19:9 aspect ratio with a notch and a 1440 x 3120 pixels screen resolution with an eye-popping 537ppi. Alongside the Snapdragon 855 SoC is 6GB of RAM and 128GB of expandable storage.
It runs Android 9.0 Pie out of the box and is powered by a 4,000mAh battery with support for both fast wired charging (Quick Charg 3.0, USB PD) and Wireless charging (10W, Qi compatible). As for cameras, it has a triple 12MP + 12MP + 16MP at the back and a dual 8MP + 5MP at the front.
OnePlus 7 will be OnePlus’s first 2019 flagship. Obviously, the device will have a Snapdragon 855 SoC with 8GB or 12GB of RAM and 128GB or 256GB of storage.
A 6.5-inch optic AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 6 for screen protection, a triple camera setups of 48MP + 20MP + 5MP and a motorised pop 16MP camera for the selfie cam. Powering the device is a 4,000mAh battery capacity with a whopping 44W fast batterycharging and no wireless charging. As expected, it will runs OnePlus’s OxygenOS 9 out of the box which is based on Android 9.0 Pie.