Snapdragon 855 phones: Your best options! (September 2019)

If performance is what you’re after, getting your hands on the best Snapdragon 855 phone you can find is the way to go. Many smartphones by Samsung, LG, Sony, and more came out this year, with even more expected to debut in the near future.

We’ve rounded up the best Snapdragon 855 phones on the market. Let’s dive in!

Best Snapdragon 855 phones:

  1. Samsung Galaxy S10 series
  2. OnePlus 7 Pro
  3. Samsung Galaxy Note 10 series
  4. Asus Zenfone 6
  5. Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
  1. ZTE Axon 10 Pro
  2. Oppo Reno 10x Zoom
  3. LG G8 ThinQ
  4. Nubia Red Magic 3
  5. Sony Xperia 1

Editor’s note: We will update this list of the best Snapdragon 855 phones regularly as new devices launch.


1. Samsung Galaxy S10 series

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus - best Snapdragon 855 phones

The Galaxy S10 phones are aimed at demanding users, packing the Snapdragon 855 chipset under the hood (Exynos 9820 Octa in some regions), with up to 12GB of RAM. The Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus offer almost identical specs, with a few differences. The Plus model has a larger display, a bigger battery, and two cameras on the front (instead of one).

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Both sport a triple-camera setup at the back, with an IP68 rating, expandable storage, and wireless charging. There’s even a headphone jack on board. They also feature an in-display fingerprint scanner and a punch-hole display with curved edges.

The Galaxy S10e offers the least of the trio, sporting the smallest display at 5.8-inches with Full HD+ resolution instead of the QHD+ you get with its bigger brothers. The phone has two cameras at the back and sports a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. It’s the cheapest Galaxy S10 phone you can get, although it’s still pricey — check out the prices via the button below. In addition to these three phones, Samsung also has the Galaxy S10 5G, which is quite pricey but future-proofs your phone for next-gen networks.

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Galaxy S10e specs:

  • Display: 5.8-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: SD 855 or Exynos 9820
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Rear cameras: 12/16MP
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 3,100mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie

Galaxy S10 specs:

  • Display: 6.1-inch, QHD+
  • Chipset: SD 855 or Exynos 9820
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128/512GB
  • Rear cameras: 12/12/16MP
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 3,400mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie

Galaxy S10 Plus specs:

  • Display: 6.4-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: SD 855 or Exynos 9820
  • RAM: 8/12GB
  • Storage: 128/512GB and 1TB
  • Rear cameras:12/12/16MP
  • Front cameras: 10/8MP
  • Battery: 4,100mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie

2. OnePlus 7 Pro

OnePlus 7 Pro phone angled on table back

OnePlus pulled out all the stops with its new flagship, the OnePlus 7 Pro. It may not be the best value out there, but it actually might be in the running as one of the best Android phones of the year.

The phone features top-tier specs, a fantastic 90Hz OLED display, and even a pop-up selfie camera in place of a display notch. Not only is it a big step up from the OnePlus 6T and vanilla OnePlus 7, it even has some of us thinking of ditching the Pixel for it.

We shouldn’t discount the OnePlus 7 either. It offers excellent value for the money if you can overlook the notch. Its specs are almost as impressive as those of its Pro counterpart.

All in all, the OnePlus 7 series is the most premium phone line the company has ever built. The cameras are a step up from the 6T, and these are two of the most beautiful phones you can buy right now.

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OnePlus 7 specs:

  • Display: 6.67-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: SD 855
  • RAM: 6/8/12GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Rear cameras: 48/16/8MP
  • Front cameras: 16MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie

OnePlus 7 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.67-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: SD 855
  • RAM: 6/8/12GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Rear cameras: 48/16/8MP
  • Front cameras: 16MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie

3. Samsung Galaxy Note 10 series

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus back upright 7

The Galaxy Note 10 series is the latest and greatest offering from Samsung. The new phablets not only come have a premium design but also pack powerful specs.

The Note 10 offers 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, while the Galaxy Note 10 Plus has a whopping 12GB of RAM and 256 or 512GB of storage. In the U.S. and China, they also sport Qualcomm’s latest processor — the Snapdragon 855.

Both phones also sport powerful triple rear camera set ups with impressive quality, along with large batteries, fast charging, wireless and reverse wireless charging, IP68 water resistance and more. Even the S Pen has some new and improved features like gesture controls and converting handwriting into text. All of these features combined make the Note 10 series one of the top contenders for best phones with a Snapdragon 855.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10 specs:

  • Display: 6.3-inch, FHD+
  • SoC: SD 855 or Exynos 9825
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 256GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12 and 16MP
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 3,500 mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus specs:

  • Display: 6.8-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: SD 855 or Exynos 9825
  • RAM: 12GB
  • Storage: 256/512GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12 and 16MP
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 4,300 mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie

4. Asus Zenfone 6

Asus Zenfone 6 back here shot 1

There are a couple of reasons that make the Asus Zenfone 6 a great device. The handset offers flagship specs at a mid-range price tag of just $500. It also packs a large 5,000mAh battery and runs a near-stock version of Android. But what makes it truly stand out is the 8GB of RAM you can find on the version with 256GB of internal storage.

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Another interesting feature is its flip-up camera. This design approach allowed Asus to create a phone without a notch or a punch-hole for the camera, giving the Zenfone 6 a high screen-to-body ratio.

Of course, the low price tag means Asus had to cut a few corners. The phone doesn’t support wireless charging, has an LCD screen instead of the OLED one found on most high-end phones, and isn’t resistant to water. Yet, it’s still one of the best Snapdragon 855 phones you can currently buy.

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Asus Zenfone 6 specs:

  • Display: 6.4-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 64/128/256GB
  • Rear cameras: 48 and 13MP
  • Front cameras: 48 and 13MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie

5. Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro

Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro red back 1

The Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro, also known as the Redmi K20 Pro in other regions, is undoubtedly one of Xiaomi’s best phones released to date. It is an affordable handset with top notch specs.

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The Mi 9T Pro not only sports the Snapdragon 855, but also 6 or 8GB of RAM and either 64, 128, 256GB of storage. It comes with a triple rear camera setup, with a wide, ultra-wide, and telephoto sensors. But the best is the motorized pop up selfie camera, which eliminates the need for pesky notches or punch holes in the display.

In terms of software, you will find the familiar Android 9 Pie (soon Android 10) and MIUI. Although the Chinese manufacturer’s user interface is not perfect, it is not ad monetized on this device. And the Mi 9T and Mi 9T Pro are set to get Android 10 as early as this October. All of these factors combined make it worthy of the flagship killer title.

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Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.39-inch, QHD
  • SoC: Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 64/128/256GB
  • Cameras: 48, 13 and 8MP
  • Front camera: 20MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie

6. ZTE Axon 10 Pro

ZTE Axon 10 Pro design

ZTE might not be a big name in Western markets, but that doesn’t mean it makes bad phones. The Axon 10 Pro has plenty to offer, including an eye-catching design and high-end specs. You get the Snapdragon 855 chipset, three rear cameras, and an in-display fingerprint scanner.

The base version of ZTE’s flagship comes with 128GB of storage, but a 256GB model is also available, and that one can have either 8GB or 12GB of RAM. The microSD card slot allows you to expand the storage for an additional 1TB, which is more than enough for the vast majority of users.

The phone has a large 6.47-inch display with curved edges and offers a near-stock Android experience. The battery life is great thanks to its 4,000mAh cell, which also supports wireless charging. All these things combined make the Axon 10 Pro one of the best phones with a Snapdragon 855 chipset on the market.

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ZTE Axon 10 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.47-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 6/8/12GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 48, 20, and 8MP
  • Front camera: 20MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie

7. Oppo Reno 10x Zoom

Oppo Reno 10x Zoom sharkfin popup

What do you do when everyone starts to go the pop-up selfie camera route? You start to play around with cool new implementations. Oppo is no stranger to the pop-up camera, and the new shark fin design certainly stands out in an ever-growing crowd.

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It’s not just about aesthetics either. The Oppo Reno 10x Zoom is a powerhouse in its own right, featuring all the specs we’ve come to expect from a 2019 flagship.

Not to be outdone in the camera department, you also get a triple rear camera with the Oppo Reno 10x Zoom, including a telephoto lens with 5x optical zoom and up to 10x hybrid zoom that gives the phone its name. Housed in the shark fin pop up is the front-facing camera.

The Oppo Reno 10x Zoom also finds its place on the affordable flagship list in India and takes on the likes of OnePlus and Asus with a price point starting at just 39,000 rupees (~$570).

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Oppo Reno 10x Zoom specs:

  • Display: 6.6-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: SD 855
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 48, 13, and 8MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 4,065mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie

8. LG G8 ThinQ

LG G8 ThinQ Review display

Although the LG brand is not as popular in the Android landscape as it used to be, the LG G8 ThinQ is an innovative and interesting phone. It packs a ton of features and excellent specs.

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The G8 offers 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage and has the Snapdragon 855 on board. But what makes it stand out from the competition is its Crystal Sound OLED technology. It allows the LG G8’s display to emit sound. Audiophiles will also be happy to know that there is still a headphone jack, as well as support for 32-bit HiFi Quad DAC.

The LG phone also offers wireless charging, has an excellent QHD+ display and more. This makes it easier to overlook its slightly dated look, which features a large notch.

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LG G8 ThinQ specs:

  • Display: 6.1-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 12 and 16MP
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 3,500mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie

9. Nubia Red Magic 3

Red Magic 3 Gamer Aesthetic

Gaming smartphones are more popular than ever and the Nubia Red Magic 3 is certainly among the best. It offers impressive specs and features that are sure to capture any gamer’s attention.

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The Red Magic 3 packs a whopping 8 or 12GB of RAM, 128 or 256GB of storage and as expected, the Snapdragon 855. Combined with its massive 5000mAh battery, it is the ideal device for long gaming sessions. To top it all off, the Red Magic 3 offers a 90Hz refresh rate AMOLED screen with a QHD resolution.

At a price point below $500, it’s a hard deal to beat for any gaming enthusiast. The only downside of the Nubia Red Magic 3 is its single 48MP rear sensor, but if performance is more important than photography, this is the phone for you.

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Nubia Red Magic 3 specs:

  • Display: 6.65-inch, QHD
  • SoC: Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 8/12GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Rear camera: 48MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie

10. Sony Xperia 1

Sony Xperia 1 best Snapdragon 855 phones

Sony announced Xperia 1 earlier this year at MWC 2019. It sports a 6.5-inch 21:9 display, which makes it quite tall. According to the company, this aspect ratio offers improved multitasking. For example, you can run two apps on the display in split-screen mode and see more of each one.

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The handset sports the latest Qualcomm chipset under the hood along with 6GB of RAM, which means it can handle anything you throw at it. It comes with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, three rear cameras, and a modern design with thin bezels and a glass back. The phone doesn’t have a headphone jack and packs a 3,300mAh battery, which is far from impressive.

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Sony Xperia 1 specs:

  • Display: 6.5-inch, 3,840 x 1,644
  • SoC: SD 855
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Rear cameras: 12/12/12MP
  • Front cameras: 8MP
  • Battery: 3,330mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie

These are the best Snapdragon 855 phones in our opinion. We’ll update this list as more handsets hit the market.

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