Snapdragon 845 smartphones are among the best in the industry. The Snapdragon 855 has taken the spot as the latest and greatest Qualcomm chipset, but the Snapdragon 845 is still an amazing performer.

So what are the best Snapdragon 845 phones out there? Let’s take a quick look. 

Best Snapdragon 845 processors:

  1. Oppo Find X
  2. Razer Phone 2
  3. Asus ROG Phone
  4. Sony Xperia XZ3
  5. LG V40 ThinQ

Editor’s note: We’ll be updating this list of the best Snapdragon 845 smartphones regularly as new devices launch.


1. Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL

The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL may not rival many phones in terms of specs, but they do sport Snapdragon 845 processors and improve on the very aspect that made the Pixel 2 so great — the camera.

Both phones have 18:9 displays (well, 18.5:9 for the XL), yet they still look very different from one another. The Pixel 3 has a 5.5-inch Full HD+ screen that makes it look like a smaller Pixel 2 XL, while the Pixel 3 XL has a big ol’ notch at the top of its screen. Both phones also come with Qi wireless charging support, no headphone jack (womp womp), and still manage to squeeze in front-facing speakers.


Google Pixel 3 specs:

  • Display: 5.5-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: SD 845
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64/128GB
  • Rear cameras: 12.2MP
  • Front camera: 8, and 8MP
  • Battery:2,915mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


Google Pixel 3 XL specs:

  • Display: 6.3-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: SD 845
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64/128GB
  • Rear cameras: 12.2MP
  • Front camera: 8, and 8MP
  • Battery: 3,430mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


2. Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 -- best Snapdragon 845 phones

While no longer the latest, the Galaxy Note 9 still has some extremely high-end hardware inside. Even if you get the lowest priced model, you still get a phone with a 6.4-inch display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of onboard storage, a microSD slot for even more storage, and a big 4,000mAh battery that should last you at least a day, or perhaps more, on a full charge. You can even get a model with 8GB of RAM and a massive 512GB of storage.

Of course, it comes with all the power Samsung’s S Pen has to offer. You can use it to take notes, as a camera shutter remote, and more. It is a hell of a phone!


Samsung Galaxy Note 9 specs:

  • Display: 6.4-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: SD 845 or Exynos 9810
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 128/256/512GB
  • Rear cameras: 12 and 12MP
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


3. OnePlus 6T

OnePlus 6T back.

The OnePlus 6T doesn’t provide the ultra-luxurious experience you’ll get with fancy smartphones, but it does provide much of it for an insanely lower price. You get the most top-of-the-line specs out there, fantastic build quality, and decent cameras. The OnePlus 6T was also the first smartphone in the U.S. to include an in-display fingerprint sensor.

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OnePlus 6T specs:

  • Display: 6.41-inch, HD+
  • SoC: SD 845
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Rear cameras: 16 and 20MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 3,700mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


4. Xiaomi Mi Mix 3

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 front, with the screen turned on.

There are a few things that make the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 one of the best Snapdragon 845 phones you can get. The handset impresses with its slider design that allows for a high screen-to-body ratio of 93.4 percent. The front-facing cameras are hidden from sight when not in use and show up on top when you push down the display. Speaking of the cameras, there are also two at the back, which are capable of capturing some great looking shots — check out a few samples here.

In addition to the Snapdragon 845 chipset, the Mi Mix 3 also sports up to 10GB of RAM, a 6.39-inch Full HD+ display, and dual frequency GPS first seen on the Xiaomi Mi 8. The phone supports wireless charging but doesn’t have an IP rating or a headphone jack. It’s a great option for those looking for a powerful smartphone on a budget.


Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 specs:

  • Display: 6.39-inch, HD+
  • SoC: SD 845
  • RAM: 6/8/10GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Rear cameras: 12 and 12MP
  • Front camera: 24 and 2MP
  • Battery: 3,200mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


5. Xiaomi Pocophone F1

Xiaomi Pocophone F1 with screen on, held in hand.

The Xiaomi Pocophone F1 may be the best value smartphone of all-time. It has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor inside, along with a 5.99-inch Full HD+ display, and a large 4,000mAh battery. You can get this phone with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage. You can also get the phone in other memory configurations, all the way up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. And you get all this for just 329 euros (~$363).


Xiaomi Pocophone F1 specs:

  • Display: 6.18-inch, HD+
  • SoC: SD 845
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 64/128/256GB
  • Rear cameras: 12 and 5MP
  • Front camera:20MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


6. Oppo Find X

Oppo Find X back.

The Oppo Find X has a huge screen-to-body ratio. It has very little bezel space, thanks to the fact that both the front and rear cameras are hidden inside the phone, and rise up from the top when needed via a mechanical sliding part. In addition to the Snapdragon 845, the Oppo Find X has 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.


Oppo Find X specs:

  • Display: 6.42-inch, HD+
  • SoC: SD 845
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Rear cameras: 16 and 20MP
  • Front camera: 25MP
  • Battery: 3,730mAh (3,400mAh Super Flash Edition)
  • Software: Android 8.1 Oreo


7. Razer Phone 2

Razer Phone 2 laying on a table.

Like the first Razer Phone, the Razer Phone 2 has 8GB of RAM and a big 5.7-inch display with a 120Ghz refresh rate. Combined with Ultra Motion, which syncs up the phone’s GPU with the high refresh rate, these features allow games made for the phone to have silky smooth framerates with little to no lag or screen tearing. In addition, the screen on the Razer Phone 2 is 50 percent brighter than the first Razer Phone.

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Besides the display features, the Razer Phone 2 also has a big 4,000mAh battery and supports wireless charging. It also has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, loud twin front speakers with Dolby Atmos support, and more. The cameras in the Razer Phone 2 are highly improved compared to the original, and the phone incorporates the company’s Chroma LED lighting in the back for the Razer logo.


Razer Phone 2 specs:

  • Display: 5.72-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: SD 845
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 64GB
  • Rear cameras: 12 and 12MP
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


8. Asus ROG Phone

Asus ROG Phone next to gaming accessories.

The Asus ROG Phone has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset inside, but with a clock speed boost to 2.96Ghz (the normal speed for the processor is 2.8Ghz). It has a 6-inch AMOLED 2,160 x 1,080 display with a 90Hz refresh rate. While that’s higher than the normal 60Hz rate on most phones, it doesn’t match the 120Hz rate on the Razer Phone 2.

It’s being sold with 8GB of RAM, either 128GB or 512GB of onboard storage, and a 4,000mAh battery. Look for a dual 12MP and 8MP rear camera setup on this gaming phone, along with an 8MP front-facing camera and dual speakers on the front.


Asus ROG Phone specs:

  • Display: 6-inch, HD+
  • SoC: SD 845
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128/512GB
  • Rear cameras: 12 and 8MP
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


9. Sony Xperia XZ3

Sony Xperia XZ3 back.

The Xperia XZ3 has a 6-inch Quad HD OLED display with an 18:9 screen ratio and smaller bezels, at least compared to older Xperia phones. Inside, it has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, along with 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of onboard storage.

It has one rear camera sensor, but with a solid 19MP camera it should be an excellent snapper for most. There’s also a 13MP front-facing camera on board.


Sony Xperia XZ3 specs:

  • Display: 6-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: SD 845
  • RAM: 4/6GB
  • Storage: 64GB
  • Rear cameras: 19MP
  • Front camera: 13MP
  • Battery: 3,300mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


10. LG V40 ThinQ

LG V40 ThinQ sitting on a window sill showing back of phone

The LG V40 ThinQ‘s biggest feature was the triple camera setup on the back with a standard 12MP lens, a 16MP wide-angle lens, and a 12MP telephoto lens. The flagship also sports two cameras on the front, allowing you to add the bokeh effect to selfies.

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In addition to being camera-focused, the device was also designed for music lovers. Not only does it have a headphone jack, which is becoming a thing of the past, it also has a 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC for improved audio quality.

The V40 is a large device, sporting a 6.4-inch QHD+ display with a notch. Like many other 2018 flagships, it packs a Snapdragon 845 and 6GB of RAM under the hood, backed by a 3,300mAh battery.


LG V40 ThinQ specs:

  • Display: 6.4-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: SD 845
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 64/128GB
  • Rear cameras: 12, 12, and 16MP
  • Front camera: 8, and 5MP
  • Battery: 3,300mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


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