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Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 in plastic case

If you’re a demanding user, getting one of the Snapdragon 865 phones that are available is the way to go. Qualcomm’s high-end chipset can handle just about any task you throw at it with ease. It’s usually paired with loads of RAM and a great GPU, so you won’t have any problems with things like playing the latest games and multitasking.

The selection of Snapdragon 865 phones continues to grow and there are a lot of great options available, which you can check out below.

The best Snapdragon 865 phones:

Editor’s note: We’ll be updating this list when new phones with Snapdragon 865 are released.


1. Samsung Galaxy S20 series

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Snapdragon 865 phone

The Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, and S20 Ultra are all powered by the Snapdragon 865 in the US. However, the phones pack the Exynos 990 chipset under the hood in Europe and other regions.

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All three phones sport 120Hz displays, support wireless charging, and are IP68 rated. You also get an in-display fingerprint scanner and expandable storage with each one. Unfortunately, though, there’s no headphone jack on board.

The S20 Ultra is the most powerful phone in the series, sporting the biggest display, the best cameras, and the largest battery. Samsung’s S20 Plus is next in line, followed by the regular S20. Although there are differences between them, all of them are flagship phones that will satisfy the demands on hardcore users. You can check out the differences in specs between the three below.


Samsung Galaxy S20 specs:

  • Display: 6.2-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: SD 865 or Exynos 990
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 64MP
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10

Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus specs:

  • Display: 6.7-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: SD 865 or Exynos 990
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 64MP + ToF
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 4,500mAh
  • Software: Android 10

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra specs:

  • Display: 6.9-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: SD 865 or Exynos 990
  • RAM: 12/16GB
  • Storage: 128/256/512GB
  • Cameras: 108, 12, and 48MP + ToF
  • Front camera: 40MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10

2. LG V60 ThinQ

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This is the best LG phone you can currently get. In addition to the Snapdragon 865 chipset, the LG V60 also comes with an IP68 rating and a MIL-STD 810G design for improved durability. Thankfully, none of this comes at the expense of the headphone port, which is still offered here.

The LG V60 ThinQ still has a headphone jack.

LG’s flagship features 8K recording, wireless charging, a big battery, and an OLED screen with an in-display fingerprint sensor. This 5G device also supports expandable storage and packs a large 5,000mAh battery. Other specs and features worth mentioning include a quad DAC and stereo speakers.

The only major downside in terms of hardware is that the phone lacks a telephoto or periscope camera, using its 64MP primary camera for zoom instead. But it’s easy to forgive when you look at the rest of the features and the relatively affordable price tag.


LG V60 ThinQ specs:

  • Display: 6.8-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 64 and 13MP + 3D ToF
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10

3. Oppo Find X2 Pro

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The Oppo Find X2 Pro doesn’t turn heads like its predecessor did due to its unique sliding design, but it’s still a beast of a phone. It comes with a great design and packs plenty of 2020 flagship features, including a Snapdragon 865 processor, a QHD+ 120Hz OLED screen, 12GB of RAM, and a 4,260mAh battery with blazing-fast 65W charging.

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The Find X2 Pro’s camera credentials are impressive too, delivering a new 48MP camera that’s technically superior to other 48MP sensors, an ultra-wide 48MP camera, and a 13MP 5X zoom lens. Just don’t expect 8K video recording like with many other 2020 flagships.

This Snapdragon 865 phone is resistant to water and dust thanks to IP68 rating and can handle two SIM cards at once. It’s a big device, sporting a 6.7-inch display. The device wasn’t officially released in the US, but you can get the international model on Amazon.


Oppo Find X2 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.7-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 12GB
  • Storage: 512GB
  • Cameras: 48, 48, and 13MP
  • Front camera: 32MP
  • Battery: 4,260mAh
  • Software: Android 10

4. Xiaomi Mi 10 series

Snapdragon 865-powered Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro phone

The Mi 10, Mi 10 Pro, and Mi 10 Ultra are among the best Xiaomi phones you can currently get. They are similar in many ways, all featuring a 6.67-inch display with curved edges, and the Snapdragon 865 chipset. Xiaomi’s Mi 10 Ultra has a bit of an edge in terms of RAM, as it comes with as much as 16GB, while the Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro are limited to 12GB.

The biggest difference between them is in the camera department, where the Ultra model offers more. Xiaomi’s higher-end phone also support faster charging (120W vs 30W and 50W). Check out all the details and more in the specs section below.

You get an in-display fingerprint scanner with all three devices, but don’t expect a headphone jack. The devices run Android 10 with Xiaomi’s MIUI skin on top and support reverse wireless charging. They are great phones overall, but keep in mind they are much more expensive than their predecessors.


Xiaomi Mi 10 specs:

  • Display: 6.67-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 8/12GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 108, 13, 2, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 20MP
  • Battery: 4,780mAh
  • Software: Android 10

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.67-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 8/12GB
  • Storage: 256/512GB
  • Cameras: 108, 20, 12, 8MP
  • Front camera: 20MP
  • Battery: 4,500mAh
  • Software: Android 10

Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra specs:

  • Display: 6.67-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 8/12/16GB
  • Storage: 128/256/512GB
  • Cameras: 48, 48, 20, 12MP
  • Front camera: 20MP
  • Battery: 4,500mAh
  • Software: Android 10

5. Sony Xperia 1 II and Xperia 5 II

Sony Xperia 1 II front display

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Sony’s latest flagship devices pack the Snapdragon 865 chipset under the hood along with 8GB of RAM. You’ll find three 12MP cameras at the back, and the Xperia 1 II also has a ToF sensor that should help with portrait mode images.

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Like most other Xperia phones, the weirdly named 1 II and 5 II have side-mounted fingerprint scanners. They also come with 21:9 displays that make the phones quite lanky. You also get wireless charging with the Xperia 1 II, but not with the Xperia 5 II. Both have an IP68 rating, though, and even a headphone jack! All these things combined make these handsets some of the best Snapdragon 865 phones you can get.

The Xperia 1 II and Xperia 5 II are great devices overall, although they can be a bit overpriced. Sony’s phones are often on sale, though, so you may get a better deal if you’re willing to wait a bit.


Sony Xperia 1 II specs:

  • Display: 6.5-inch, 4K
  • SoC: Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 256GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, 12MP + ToF
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10

Sony Xperia 5 II specs:

  • Display: 6.1-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 12MP
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10

6. Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix Edition

Asus ROG Phone 3 Back On Brick Wall

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The Asus ROG Phone 3 is an amazing handset, but it happens to have a higher-end Snapdragon 865 Plus chipset. There is another version of the gaming phone called the Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix Edition, and this one comes with the Snapdragon 865 chipset under the hood.

The gaming-centric device still has a great 144Hz display, up to 12GB of RAM, and up to 256GB of storage. It also comes with a huge 6,000mAh battery that should keep you playing for a healthy amount of sessions.

The Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix edition is a slightly less powerful version of the ROG Phone 3, but it also has a much smaller price point. Not to mention all the important specs are still there, as well as the extra accessories available from Asus like the AeroActive Cooler 3.


Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix Edition specs:

  • Display: 6.59-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 8/12GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 64, 13, and 5MP
  • Front camera: 24MP
  • Battery: 6,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10

7. OnePlus 8 series

OnePlus 8 Pro vs OnePlus 8

OnePlus’ latest flagship series consists of two phones: the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro. The Pro model offers more, featuring a bigger display with a higher resolution, an extra camera at the back, a larger battery, and wireless charging, among a few other things.

The two handsets do have a lot of similarities, though. In addition to being powered by the Snapdragon 865 chipset, both are also dual-SIM devices, come with as much as 12GB of RAM, and sport an in-display fingerprint scanner.

The phones are more expensive than previous OnePlus devices, but they are still cheaper than rivals such as the Galaxy S20. You can check out the exact prices via the button below.


OnePlus 8 specs:

  • Display: 6.55-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 8/12GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 48, 16, 2MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 4,300mAh
  • Software: Android 10

OnePlus 8 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.78-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 8/12GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 48, 8, 48, 5MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 4,510mAh
  • Software: Android 10

8. Motorola Edge Plus

Motorola Edge Plus in repose

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Motorola made a comeback to the flagship sector of the smartphone world this years with the launch of the Edge Plus. It’s a great phone overall that’s powered by Qualcomm’s high-end chipset and comes with 12GB of RAM under the hood.

The display is quite large at 6.7 inches and has a 90Hz refresh rate. Display edges are curved, which may or may not be a good thing depending on your preference. Other specs and features worth mentioning include four rear cameras, a 5,000mAh battery, and wireless charging.

The biggest drawback of the phone for US consumers is that it’s available exclusively on Verizon. It’s also expensive, although the story is the same with most other flagship phones these days.


Motorola Edge Plus specs:

  • Display: 6.7-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 12GB
  • Storage: 256GB
  • Cameras: 108, 16 and 8MP + ToF
  • Front camera: 25MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10

9. Poco F2 Pro

Poco F2 Pro Hero shot of the rear - Best Snapdragon 865

The Poco F2 Pro is known as the Redmi K30 Pro in some markets. It’s a high-end phone, although it lacks a few premium features you get with other flagships like wireless charging and IP rating. The good side of this is that the price point is lower.

The battery is said to go from zero to 100 percent in 63 minutes.

This Snapdragon 865 phone sports a 6.67-inch Full HD+ display, up to 8GB of RAM, and a 4,700mAh battery with 30-watt charging. You can get the battery from zero to 100 percent in 63 minutes.

The F2 Pro also features a pop-up selfie camera, four rear cameras, and a headphone jack. All these things combined make it one of the best Snapdragon 865 phones you can get.


Poco F2 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.67-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 64, 13, 5, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 20MP
  • Battery: 4,700mAh
  • Software: Android 10

10. Realme X50 Pro

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The Realme X50 Pro falls into the flagship killer category because it offers a great price-performance ratio. You get the Snapdragon 865 chipset under the hood, up to 12GB of RAM, and a large Super AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate.

The battery comes in at 4,200mAh and supports 65-watt charging that gets it from zero to 100 percent in about 45 minutes, according to our testing. Build quality is great, although the design feels a bit dated.

The biggest drawback of the phone is that the cameras aren’t the best. Although they get the job done during daytime, they aren’t that great when it comes to low-light photography.


Realme X50 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.44-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 6/8/12GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 64, 12, 8, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 32 and 8MP
  • Battery: 4,200mAh
  • Software: Android 10

11. Red Magic 5G

RedMagic 5G 06 game mode menu

This is a great device overall, although it’s not for everyone. It’s a gaming phone, which means its design is a bit out there. But that also means that performance is top-notch. In addition to the Snapdragon 865 chipset, you also get a 144Hz display, active cooling, gaming triggers, and more.

The phone also packs stereo speakers, a headphone jack, and up to 16GB of RAM. What’s more, it’s relatively affordable, at least when compared to other similar phones.

However, the Red Magic does have a few drawbacks. The software is far from perfect, and the launcher can’t be changed. There’s no expandable storage and it has a mediocre camera system.


Red Magic 5G specs:

  • Display: 6.65-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 8/12/16GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 64, 8, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 4,500mAh
  • Software: Android 10

12. Asus Zenfone 7

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The Asus Zenfone 7 is one of the best selfie camera phones thanks to its unique camera mechanism, which flips the rear cameras around to point them towards the front. Asus has also delivered improved reliability in this regard, claiming that the swivel is now good for 200,000 flips or 100 flips daily for five years. Meanwhile, the firm says the Zenfone 6’s mechanism was rated for 100,000 flips.

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Asus has upgraded the camera experience on the Zenfone 7 series too, as the Pro has a 64MP IMX686 main shooter in lieu of the 48MP IMX586 sensor on the predecessor. You’ve also got a 12MP ultra-wide snapper (IMX363, macro support) and an 8MP 3x telephoto shooter (12x digital zoom).

The Asus Zenfone 7 marks a move towards higher pricing, but the standard phone is still cheaper than base flagships from the likes of Samsung and Xiaomi. It also comes with very powerful specs, making it one of the best Snapdragon 865 phones to get at a more decent price point. For a more powerful version of this phone, you can take a look at the Asus Zenfone 7 Pro, but that one doesn’t make it to this list because it has a Snapdragon 865 Plus chipset.


Asus Zenfone 7 specs:

  • Display: 6.67-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 64, 12, and 8MP
  • Front camera: /
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10