Best Snapdragon 865 SoC phones: OnePlus 8, Mi 10T, ASUS ROG Phone 3, and more

Snapdragon 865 mobile phone list includes the likes of OnePlus 8T, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2, OPPO Find X2, Mi 10, and Realme X50 Pro, among others

Snapdragon 865 SoC was the preferred choice of many Android smartphone makers across brands, including Samsung, Xiaomi, Realme, OPPO, and Vivo in 2020. The flagship chipset, which was released at the Qualcomm Summit 2019, comes with a handful of iterative upgrades and performance improvements across the board over 2018’s Snapdragon 855 SoC. Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 phones are rated to offer powerful gaming capabilities, faster AI processing, and a 25 percent performance boost and power efficiency when compared to last year. Before we get down to Snapdragon 865 phones list, here’s everything you need to know about the chipset.

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Snapdragon 865 SoC specifications and features

As stated above, Snapdragon 865 is Qualcomm’s flagship SoC. It brings in enhancements such as the new ARM cores, more power-efficient process node as well as image signal processor, and latest connectivity options. The chipset is forged using a 7nm chipset that features the Qualcomm Kyro 585 cores clocked at up to 2.84GHz for performance. This is aided by 5th-gen AI Engine, which is capable of doing 15 TOPS (trillion operations per second) — 2x faster than the fourth-gen AI processor on the Snapdragon 855. The Adreno 650 GPU handles the graphics on this chipset.

Snapdragon 865 phones can support camera resolutions as high as 200MP, though we are a fair distance behind that resolution. Furthermore, the devices equipped with the flagship SoC can shoot 8K videos at 30fps; moreover, they can simultaneously record 4K footage and capture photos at 64MP resolution.

In short, the Snapdragon 865 phones will be capable of handling everything with aplomb, including graphics-intensive games that can run at the highest settings without lag or jitter. So without any further ado, let’s begin with the list of best phones with Snapdragon 865 chipset.

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Snapdragon 865 mobile phones list

1. OnePlus 8T

Snapdragon 865 phones OnePlus 8T

OnePlus 8T (review) is the latest flagship from OnePlus, with none other than Snapdragon 865 SoC ticking at its core. The flagship SoC is coupled with up to 12GB RAM and 256GB storage. The other OnePlus 8T specifications include 120Hz refresh rate display, 4,500mAh battery, 65W fast charging solution, and 5G support. In optics, the OnePlus 8T packs a 48MP quad-camera setup at the back and a 16MP shooter up front in the punch-hole setup for selfies and video chats.

Buy OnePlus 8T

2. Mi 10T series

Mi 10T series is Xiaomi’s affordable flagship offering with Snapdragon 865 SoC at its heart. The series, comprising Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro (review), is powered by the flagship chipset but sport LCD panels as opposed to AMOLED. That said, the smartphones come with an impressive 144Hz refresh rate display.

Snapdragon 865 phones Mi 10T series

Mi 10T and Mi 10T specifications also include a 6.67-inch FHD+ panel, Snapdragon 865 SoCs, up to 8GB RAM + 128GB storage option, and a 5,000mAh battery with 33W fast charging support. For photography, the Mi 10T Pro packs a 108MP triple camera setup at the back, whereas the Mi 10T employs 64MP triple rear cameras. At the front, both smartphones feature 20MP snapper in the punch-hole setup for selfies and video calling.

Buy Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro

3. Realme X50 Pro

Realme is in the club of Snapdragon 865 phones with Realme X50 Pro. The vendor introduced the handset as India’s first 5G phone back in February. The Realme X50 Pro is not only driven by the high-end chipset but also sports a 90Hz 6.44-inch full-HD+ Super AMOLED display and impressive 65W SuperDart fast charging technology. This Snapdragon 865 phone ships with a 4,200mAh battery, while Android 10-based ColorOS 7 takes care of its software side of things.

Snapdragon 865 phones Realme X50 pro

Realme X50 Pro camera specifications include a 64MP quad-camera setup on the back that comprises a 64MP wide-angle lens, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera, a 12MP telephoto lens with 20x zoom support, and a 2MP portrait sensor. Up front, this Snapdragon 865 phone gets a 32MP Sony IMX 616 main sensor and an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens housed in a pill-shaped cutout.

Buy Realme X50 Pro

4. OnePlus 8 series

OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro both employ Snapdragon 865 SoC under the hood. The chipset is paired with 5G modem, Adreon 650 GPU, and up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM + up to 256GB UFS 3.1 storage. The design of these Snapdragon 865 phones include a punch-hole display and vertically-aligned camera setup at the back. While the OnePlus 8 packs a 6.55-inch Full-HD+ Fluid AMOLED display that bears a 90Hz refresh rate, the Pro model sports a 6.78-inch screen with QHD+ resolution, MEMC technology, and flagship-grade 120Hz refresh rate.

Snapdragon 865 phones OnePlus 8 series

Additionally, OnePlus has finally relented to the waterproofing and wireless charging demands from the company’s loyalists with its latest flagship. The OnePlus 8 Pro is the first OnePlus smartphone to feature IP rating and pack Warp Charge 30 wireless charging support. There is also Warp Charge 30T wired charging that can quickly juice up the phone’s 4,510mAh battery. For photography, the OnePlus 8 Pro sports 48MP quad rear cameras and 16MP selfie shooter on the front. The regular OnePlus 8, on the other hand, sports 48MP triple rear cameras, 16MP front camera, and a 4,300mAh battery with 30T Warp wired charging tech.

Buy OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro

5. Mi 10

Mi 10 is a souped-up version of Mi 10T series. The handset is powered by the flagship Snapdragon 865 SoC paired with 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB storage variant under the hood. The Snapdragon 865 phone also rocks a 6.67-inch curved AMOLED display that bears Full-HD+ resolution (1,080×2,340p), 90Hz refresh rate, and 180Hz touch sampling rate. A 4,780mAh battery with 30W wired fast charging support fuels the handset.

Snapdragon 865 phones Mi 10

The Mi 10 rocks a 20MP selfie shooter on the front and quad rear cameras, which is headlined by a 108MP Samsung HMX primary sensor. This is paired with a couple of 2MP sensors with f/2.4 aperture, 13MP f/2.4 wide-angle lens, and LED Flicker. Software-wise, the handset boots Android 10-based MIUI 11 out of the box. It also features an in-display fingerprint scanner, 5G, and other standard connectivity options.

Buy Mi 10

6. OPPO Find X2

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC is also the brain behind OPPO’s flagship Find X2. Apart from the high-end chipset, the handset also touts a high refresh rate and 65W fast charging support charging, among other things. This Snapdragon 865 phone sports a 6.7-inch 120Hz QHD+ AMOLED display and up to 12GB of RAM + 512GB storage onboard. Software-wise, the OPPO Find X2 runs ColorOS 7 atop Android 10 out of the box.

Snapdragon 865 phones OPPO Find X2

Other specifications of the OPPO Find X2 include 48MP triple rear cameras with 20x digital zoom, 32MP selfie shooter, in-display fingerprint scanner, and 5G support. The entire setup is driven by up to 4,260mAh battery.

Buy OPPO Find X2

7. ASUS ROG Phone 3

ASUS ROG Phone 3 (review) rocks Snapdragon 865 Plus, which is around 10 percent faster than the regular Snapdragon 865 SoC. This ensures that the AAA games run smoothly on this gaming-focused smartphone. ASUS ROG Phone 3 also rocks 6.59-inch 144Hz AMOLED display, 12GB RAM, 128GB/ 256GB fast UFS 3.1 storage options, and 6,000mAh battery with 30W hyper charging support.

Snapdragon 865 phones ASUS ROG Phone 3

For photography, the ASUS ROG Phone 3 sports triple camera setup comprising 64MP primary sensor at the back. At the front, it sports a 24MP selfie shooter.

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8. Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 is arguably the most powerful foldable smartphone out there, and the credit goes to Snapdragon 865 Plus SoC ticking at its core. The chipset makes multi-tasking and transition between foldable and non-foldable screens, among other things smoother on this phone. The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 packs a 7.6-inch flexible AMOLED Infinity-O display on the inside that bears a 120Hz high refresh rate and a 6.2-inch AMOLED Infinity-O 60Hz display on the cover.

Snapdragon 865 phones Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2

Both screens have punch-holes atop for selfie cameras. The form factor of the Fold2 is similar to the original Galaxy Fold from last year in that it opens and closes like a book. The phone flaunts a triple camera setup at the back, with a 12MP main, 12MP ultrawide-angle, and another 12MP telephoto sensor.

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9. iQOO 3

The iQOO 3 is a gaming-centric Snapdragon 865 SoC phone. The handset has the chipset working alongside Adreno 650 GPU, up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB UFS3.1 storage onboard under the hood. The iQOO 3 features an edge-to-edge 6.44-inch punch-hole E3 Super AMOLED display but lacks the high refresh rate. The Snapdragon 865 phone also packs ‘Monster Touch Buttons’ and ‘4D Game Vibration’ to assist gamers.

Snapdragon 865 phones iQOO 3
The iQOO 3 has 48MP quad rear cameras, which comprises 48MP Sony’s IMX582 primary sensor, 13MP (f/2.46) telephoto lens with 20X digital zoom, a 13MP (f/2.2) wide-angle lens, and a 2MP (f/2.4) bokeh sensor. The phone’s front camera gets a 16MP shooter with f/2.45 for selfies and video calling. A 4,400mAh battery fuels this Snapdragon 865 phone that supports 55W fast-charging support, which promises to juice up the phone to 50 percent in just 15 minutes.

Buy iQOO 3

10. Motorola Edge+

Motorola Edge+ is the flagship offering from Lenovo sub-brand Motorola. The handset is driven by Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC paired with 12GB of RAM and 256GB UFS 3.0 storage onboard. The phone also packs a 6.7-inch full-HD+ OLED Endless Edge display with extreme curved sides, a 90Hz refresh rate, and a punch-hole cutout on the top left corner for the selfie camera. Software-wise, the Snapdragon 865 phone boots Android 10 out of the box.

Snapdragon 865 phones Motorola Edge+

In the camera department, the Motorola Edge+ rocks 108MP quad cameras at the back and 25MP selfie shooter on the front. Other highlights include 5,000mAh battery, 18W fast charging support, 15W wireless charging, 5W reverse wireless charging, an in-display fingerprint sensor for security, and 5G connectivity.

Buy Motorola Edge+