Phones with UFS 2.0

Android Phones with UFS 2.0 Universal Flash Storage Internal Memory

Smartphones have come a long way both regarding features, as well as in performance. A modern smartphone can outdo a system from the mid-2000’s. Yes, the phones have one major limitation, and that is limited power availability. Under strict thermal envelopes, today’s smartphones can still outperform anything that we had before. However, in the last couple of years, we saw smartphones reach a saturation point. Cheaper phones started competing with its bigger rivals and cut right through the bottom revenue line. Today, Smartphones and Laptops have reached similar specs which were unbelievable in the past. Recently at CES, Companies like Samsung and Asus have already showcased phones with 6-8 GB of DDR4 RAM. The Snapdragon 835 is going to be at least 20% faster than its predecessor, the Snapdragon 821. In all these Spec madness, one thing did not evolve as quickly as it should. No, it’s not the Li-ion batteries but the internal storage. Yes, the internal storage options have grown from a modest 8 GB to 256 GB options that you can buy today. But the throughput of the internal MMC cards remained stagnant. When Samsung released its first GS6 phone with UFS 2.0, it was a game changer. The Galaxy S6, S6 Edge were the first phones to hit the market with Hi-Speed UFS 2.0 based internal storage. It created an industry trend followed by other manufacturers like Xiaomi and Oneplus. They also released their latest flagships with UFS internal storage. We decided to compile a list of the top phones available with UFS 2.0 storage. Read along!

Also Read: UFS 2.1 vs 3.0 vs eMMC 5.0

List of Phones with UFS 2.0

  1. Google Pixel and Pixel XL

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The Google Pixel and the Pixel XL needs no introduction. Google dropped their Nexus branding in 2016 and instead started branding their phones (Dropping OEM branding) as Pixel. Both of these phones are the flagship phones of 2016 and is officially marketed as “Made by Google.” With top of the line specs and a no-compromise performance, this indeed was the flagship of 2016. However, even on Google’s website, it does no explicitly mention the presence of UFS 2.0 internal storage in its specifications list. However, Google later independently confirmed the use of UFS 2.0 in the Pixel phones. It would help the overall phone experience. Here is a quick look at their spec sheet below.

Phones with UFS 2.0

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Display5.5 Inch IPS Quad HD display
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor at 2.15 GHz + 1.6 GHz
Internal Storage32 GB – 128 GB UFS 2.0
RAM4 GB LPDDR4
Primary Camera12.3 MP 1.55µm pixels
Front Camera8 MP 1.4µm pixels
Battery Capacity3450 mAh
Operating SystemAndroid 7.1 Nougat OS
Warranty1 year of manufacturer’s warranty

2. Samsung Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge

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Released in March 2015, The Samsung S6/S6 Edge/S6 Edge+ were the flagships phones of Samsung in 2015. Except for the screen size (5.7″ vs. 5.1″), all the three have identical specs. At Launch, these phones were preloaded with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. However, after subsequent updates, these phones now run the latest edition of Android, i.e., Nougat 7.1. Just like to Google Pixel, the presence of a UFS 2.0 based storage is not highlighted anywhere in the spec sheet. Here are the quick specs down below:

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Display5.1/5.5/5.7 Inch IPS Quad HD display
ProcessorExynos 7420 octa-core at 4 x 2.1 GHz + 4×1.5 GHz
Internal Storage32 GB – 128 GB UFS 2.0
RAM4 GB LPDDR3
Primary Camera16 MP with f/1.9 & 28mm & OIS
Front Camera5 MP & f/1.9 & 22mm
Battery Capacity3000 mAh
Operating SystemAndroid 7.1 Nougat OS (With Update)
Warranty1 year of manufacturer’s warranty

3. Samsung Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge

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Released in March 2016, the S7 and S7 Edge were Samsung’s flagship phones for 2016. Just like its predecessor, the S7 edge is the bigger sibling of the Samsung Galaxy S7 (5.1″ Vs 5.5″). The Exynos 8890 Octa uses 2.15 GHz Kryo performance cores and 1.6 GHz Kryo efficiency cluster cores. The Exynos 8890 uses the LPDDR4-1866 vs. an LPDDR4-1600 on a Snapdragon 820 SOC. It gives a little more theoretical memory bandwidth over its closest competitor, the 820/821. However, it’s UFS 2.1 Nand is where the real world performance is. It only loses to the Apple iPhone 6s and the iPhone 7 & 7 Plus. The iPhones use a high-performance NVMe based Nand storage from Toshiba, whereas Samsung uses their own. The Apple iPhone’s storage performance is more in both the sequential reads/write speeds. About 400+ Mbps vs. 240 Mbps read speed on iPhone & Galaxy S7 respectively. In write speeds, the iPhone pulverizes the S7, 166 Mbps vs. 62 Mbps. Nonetheless, the Galaxy S7 is one of the fastest Android phones out there. Here are the quick specifications:

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Display5.1/5.5 Inch IPS Quad HD display
ProcessorExynos 8890 Octa Core at 4 x 2.5 GHz + 4×1.6 GHz (Efficient Cores)
Internal Storage32 GB – 64Gb – 128 GB UFS 2.1
RAM4 GB LPDDR3
Primary Camera12 MP, f/1.7, 26mm & OIS
Front Camera5 MP & 1/4.1 Inch sensor size
Battery Capacity3000/3600 mAh
Operating SystemAndroid 7.1 Nougat OS (With Update)
Warranty1 year of manufacturer’s warranty

4. LG G5

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Released in April 2016, this is another South Korean giant’s flagship offering. In addition to UFS 2.0 Nand, it also sports a set of dual cameras at the rear, which acts as a primary and a secondary camera. First one is a 16 MP while the second one is an 8 MP shooter. Primary camera features phase detection autofocus and optical image stabilization whereas the 8 MP secondary camera features 135-degree wide-angle fish-eye optical lens. The primary camera is your normal camera, whereas you can always use the 8MP secondary camera for capturing wide-angle shots such as landscape, sunset and so on. In the case of pure Nand performance, the LG G5 is a little behind that of the Galaxy S7/S7 Edge. Here is the list of full features:

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Display5.3 Inch IPS Quad HD display
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor at 2.1GHz
Internal Storage32 GB UFS 2.0
RAM4 GB
Primary Camera16 MP and 8 MP
Front Camera8MP
Battery Capacity2800 mAh
Operating SystemAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS
Warranty1 year of manufacturer’s warranty

5. Xiaomi Mi 5

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 Xiaomi’s flagship for 2016, the Mi5 also used a Samsung based UFS 2.0 Nand for its internal storage system. Even though the Read/Write throughput is not as much as the Samsung S6 & S7, it is great when compared to the price bracket it sells for and the competition that it has.

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Display5.7-inch display with full 1080p HD resolution
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 820 Core 2.35 GHz
Internal Storage32/64/128 GB UFS 2.0
RAM3 GB
Primary Camera16 MP, f:2.0 Sony IMX sensor
Front Camera4 MP, f/2.0, & 1/3″ sensor size
Battery Capacity3000 mAh
Operating SystemAndroid MIUI
Warranty1 year of manufacturer’s warranty

6. OnePlus 3 & 3T

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OnePlus is famously known as the flagship killer. They have been killing flagships since its first release, the OnePlus One. Its latest iteration, the OnePlus 3/3T, the phones come with a lot of performance under the hood. Unlike the bigger manufacturers, the OnePlus and the Xiaomi Mi5 does explicitly mention the use of UFS 2.0 Nand storage for performance reasons. With about 280 Mbps Read & 58 Mbps write speeds, it’s well ahead of the LG G5 in pure storage performance. Here are the quick specifications:

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Display5.5-inch display with full 1080 p FHD resolution
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 820/821 Quad Core 2.35 GHz
Internal Storage64/128 GB UFS 2.1
RAM6 GB LPDD4
Primary Camera16 MP f/2.0 Aperture & 1.12 µm Pixel size
Front Camera16 MP front camera with f/2.0 Aperture, 1.0 µm Pixel size
Battery Capacity3000 mAh
Operating SystemAndroid MIUI
Warranty1 year of manufacturer’s warranty

7. Le Pro 3 (US Model)

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Le branded Le Pro3 is one of the first (Other being Le S3) of the two phones launched in the USA. It marked LetV’s entry into the US market. Le Pro 3 is a flagship phone with top of the line specifications. As you would expect, Snapdragon 821, 6 GB or 8 of GB LPDDR4 memory and 64 GB UFS 2.0 based internal storage options. Along with this, 4k video recording and 16 MP camera Rear (No OIS) and 8 MP FF camera as standard offerings. Here is a glance at the specification list.

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Display5.5-inch display 1080p FHD resolution with 403 PPI (Pixel Density)
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 821 Quad Core 2.35 GHz
Internal Storage64 GB UFS 2.1
RAM4 GB LPDD4
Primary Camera16 MP f/2.0 Dual LED
Front Camera 8 MP front camera with f/2.0 Aperture
Battery Capacity4070 mAh
Operating SystemAndroid EUI (Ecosystem User Interface)
Warranty1 year of manufacturer’s USA warranty

8. Asus Zenphone 3 Deluxe (Silver/Gold, 64 GB & 256 GB Models)

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Asus drifted away a little from their traditional business model of building mid-range phones to ultra-High end territory. We are talking about Google Pixel, Samsung Galaxy S7 or for that matter, iPhone territory. With top-notch hardware and high-speed UFS 2.1 internal storage, Asus went all up against its competitors. The phone comes with a lot of preinstalled bloatware, something which they traditionally include with their mid-rangers. The ZenUI is one of the better Android Skins out there and is user-friendly. However, the primary concern lies with its Android updates. A lot of customers using their predecessor, a.k.a. The Zenphone 2 still runs Android 5.0 with no updates, except monthly security patches. Here are the specifications:

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Display5.7 -inch display 1080p FHD resolution with 403 PPI (Pixel Density)
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 821 Quad Core 2.35 GHz and Adreno 530 @ 652 MHz
Internal Storage64/256 GB UFS 2.1 High-Speed Internal Storage
RAM6 GB Dual Channel LPDD4
Primary Camera23 MP OIS & EIS f/2.0 Dual LED with Laser Focus of up to 1.25 M
Front Camera 8 MP front camera with f/2.0 Aperture
Battery Capacity3000 mAh
Operating SystemAndroid 6.0 Zen UI
Warranty1 year of manufacturer’s USA warranty

9. Huawei Mate 9 / Mate 9 Pro (Grey/Gold, 64 GB Model)

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Based on Huawei’s own custom ROM, called EMUI 5 is based on Android Nougat 7.0. The device uses a 64 GB UFS 2.1 Samsung NAND for high-speed internal storage. To top it up, the Huawei Mate 9 uses a rear Dual Camera setup based on Leica optics. In the current setup, one camera captures black & white, while the other in color. The pictures output is stunning with a little bit of over saturation.

Here are the quick specifications down below:

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Display5.9 -inch Display (77% Body to Screen Ration) 1080p FHD resolution with 373 PPI (Pixel Density)
Processor“Hisilicon” Kirin 960 Octa-Core 4x 2.4 GHz GHz A72 & 4 x 1.8 GHz A53 and Mali-G71 MP8
Internal Storage64 GB SAMSUNG UFS 2.1 High-Speed Internal Storage
RAM4 GB Dual Channel LPDD4
Primary CameraDual 20 MP +12 MP, OIS, f/2.2, 27 mm Dual Camera with LED Flash & Laser Focus 2x Zoom with Leica optics
Front Camera8 MP Front with f/1.9, 26mm Aperture
Battery Capacity4000 mAh
Operating SystemAndroid 7.0 EMUI
Warranty1 year of manufacturer’s USA warranty

10. Lenovo Zuk Z2 Plus / Z2 Pro (4GB RAM & 64 GB Model Vs. 6 GB RAM & 128 GB ROM)

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The Lenovo Z2 can easily be dubbed as the cheapest Snapdragon 820 phone available in the market.  Cheaper than the Xiaomi Mi5, the phone comes with similar specifications. To keep up with the powerful processor, Lenovo also provides a UFS 2.0 official ROM for its internal storage. Currently, there are three variants with different data capacities available in the market. 32GB/64GB/128GB variants are available where the 32 GB is only available with the Z2 Plus, whereas the 128 GB is only available with the Z2 Pro edition. The Ze plus sports a 5″ FHD display, whereas the Z2 Pro comes with a 5.2″ FHD display. There are also differences in the battery capacity as well,  3100 Vs a 3500 mAh battery, etc. The form factor is a bit dated, though. With only 72% body to screen ratio, the phone can easily be confused with a 5.5″ form factor phones.

Here are the quick specifications for Lenovo Z2 Plus and Z2 Pro:

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Display5.0 & 5.2″Display 1080p FHD resolution with 424 PPI (Pixel Density)
ProcessorSnapdragon 820 MSM8996 Cores Cryo Cores  @ 2×2.15 GHz & 2×1.6 GHz
Internal Storage64 / 128 GB Unspecified UFS 2.1 High-Speed Internal Storage
RAM4/6 GB Dual Channel LPDD4
Primary Camera13 MP, f/1.8, OIS, f/1.8 with LED Flash & Laser Auto-Focus (1.34 µm pixel size)
Front Camera8 MP Front with f/2.0 & 1.4 µm pixel size
Battery Capacity3100 or 3500 mAh
Operating SystemAndroid 6.0
Warranty1 year of manufacturer’s warranty

11. Samsung Galaxy S8

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The Galaxy S8 is the flagship phone of 2017 from Samsung. It comes with an astonishing 84% body to screen ratio. To put things into perspective, the Xiaomi Mi Mix is a bezel-less phone and has a body to screen ratio of 83.6%. So how does Samsung does it? With curved edges obviously. The phone is taller and narrower which makes it on par with a 5.5″ phone from other flagships. The phone dimensions make it one of the tallest Android phones currently available in the market. With a resolution of 5.8″ Inch 1440 x 2960, Super-AMOLED display, it is currently one of the best. Then there is the Snapdragon 835 from Qualcomm’s flagship offerings. This time, Samsung is not using their in-house Exynos chips, at least for now. The graphics are handled by an Adreno 540 GPU coupled with 4 GB of DDR4 RAM and 64 GB UFS 2.1 ROM. The camera module for both front and rear has been unchanged, maybe because it is already excellent.

Here are its specifications:

Samsung Galaxy S8 Global Edition
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Display5.8″ Inch 1440 x 2960 Pixels & 570 PPI

83 % Body to Screen Ratio

Processor Type:Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (MSM8998)

4×2.35 GHz Custom Kryo-Cores & 4 x 1.9 GHz Kryo-Cores

or Quad 4 x 2.3 GHz High & 4 x 1.7 GHz Low in certain

markets. Adreno 540 GPU (GPU Clock Unknown)

Internal Storage
 64 GB or 128 GB UFS 2.0 NAND
RAM 4 GB Dual Channel DDR4
Primary Camera12 MP f 1.7, & 26mm Aperture size and OIS
Secondary Camera8 MP wide-angle, f 1.7, laser autofocus
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh
Operating System
 Android Nougat 7.0
Warranty One year for mobile and six months for accessories

12. Samsung Galaxy S8+

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If the Galaxy S8 was not tall enough for you, you could buy the Galaxy S8+ (read: Plus) edition. With a taller screen of 6.4″ and curved edges, it gives you a pixel density of 529 PPI, makes it one of the tallest phones out there. The battery is slightly larger at 3500 MaH to support the larger display. Apart from the phone price, device dimensions, screen size, and the battery capacity, all other specifications are identical when compared to the Galaxy S8.

Here are it’s summarized specifications.

Samsung Galaxy S8+ (Plus) Global Edition
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Display6.2″ Inch 1440 x 2960 Pixels & 529 PPI

84.5 % Body to Screen Ratio

Processor TypeQualcomm Snapdragon 835 (MSM8998)

4×2.35 GHz Custom Kryo-Cores & 4 x 1.9 GHz Kryo-Cores

or Quad 4 x 2.3 GHz High & 4 x 1.7 GHz Low in certain

markets. Adreno 540 GPU (GPU Clock Unknown)

Internal Storage
 64 GB UFS 2.0
RAM 4 GB Dual Channel
Primary Camera 12 MP f 1.7, & 26mm Aperture size and OIS.
Secondary Camera8 MP wide-angle, f 1.7, laser autofocus
Battery Capacity 3500 mAh
Operating System
 Android Nougat 7.0
Warranty One year for mobile and six months for accessories

12. HTC U Ultra

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HTC has not been able to keep up with the top Android manufacturers recently. Almost all the Android phones of this time are under the shadow of Samsung Galaxy S8 & S8 Plus. However, the HTC U Ultra also features decent features like Snapdragon 821, a display resolution of 2560 x 1440 / with a 5.7 inch Screen. The phone is fairly big and difficult to hold and single-handed operation, in particular, is fairly difficult. The phone uses a UFS 2.0 storage for its internal NAND, which comes in either 64 GB or 128 GB. With 4 GB of low-power, DDR4 RAM does a decent job of smooth multitasking with over 60% of memory to spare.

Here are the quick specifications of the HTC U Ultra:

HTC U Ultra (International Edition)
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Display5.7″ Inch 2560 x 1440 Pixels & 513 PPI

69.78 % Body to Screen Ratio

Processor Type:Qualcomm (MSM8996) Snapdragon 821

CPU Quad-core (2×2.153 GHz Custom Kryo & 2×1.63 GHz Kryo)

Internal Storage
 64 GB or 128 GB UFS 2.0 NAND
RAM 4 GB Dual Channel DDR4
Primary Camera 12 MP f 1.7 & 26mm Aperture size and Optical IS.
Secondary Camera16 MP wide-angle, f 1.7, Selfie Camera
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh
Operating System
 Android Nougat 7.0
Warranty One year for mobile and six months for accessories

13. Sony Xperia XZs & XZ Premium

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Sony released the world’s first smartphone with a 4K screen. It is also an HDR10 compliant display and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The front camera comes with a 19MP Motion Eye camera, with Sony’s own 1/2.3” Exmor RS™ proprietary Sony sensor. The Sensor’s Pixel density stands at 1.22μm, which we think is quite good any smartphone standards. The internal storage is confirmed to be UFS 2.1 storage, and this is why this phone made it to our list of phones with UFS 2.0.

Here are the quick specifications of the Sony Xperia XZ:

Sony Xperia XZ & XZ Premium
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Display5.43″ Inch 4K Display 3840×2160 (Premium)

68.4% % Body to Screen Ratio

Processor Type:Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (MSM8998)

4×2.45 GHz Custom Kryo-Cores & 4 x 1.9 GHz Kryo-Cores

Adreno 540 GPU

Internal Storage
 64 GB UFS 2.1 NAND
RAM 4 GB Dual Channel DDR4
Primary Camera 19 MP, f/2.0 Aperture size, and Optical-IS (Gyro).
Secondary Camera13 MP, 22 mm, f 2.0, Selfie Camera
Battery Capacity 3230 mAh
Operating System
 Android Nougat 7.1
Warranty One year for mobile and six months for accessories

14. ZTE Axon 7

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Released in May 2016, the ZTE Axon 7 is still an accomplished phone currently available at a discount in the market. With high-speed UFS 2.0 and 4 GB of RAM, the phone performance is top notch. The Snapdragon 820 chip does a decent job of delivering a smooth mobile experience without any hiccups. The rear camera takes excellent photos, thanks to its larger pixels and a 20 MP camera. The phone also comes with a built-in DAC for an enhanced sound experience. The dual-front speakers do an excellent job of delivering loudspeaker output. All in all, it’s a performance all-rounder.

Here is a quick look at its Phone Specifications:

ZTE Axon 7

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Display5.5″ Inch QHD Display 1440 x 2560 pixels

Pixels Per Inch: 538

Body-To-Screen Ration: 72.2% %

Processor Type:Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 (MSM8996)

Snapdragon 820 Cores Cryo Cores  @ 2×2.15 GHz & 2×1.6 GHz

Adreno 530 GPU

Internal Storage 64 GB UFS 2.0 NAND

Hybrid SD Card Slot

RAM 4 GB Dual Channel DDR3
Primary Camera20 MP, f/1.8 Aperture size, and Optical-IS

Sensor Size: 1/2.6″ ,

Pixel size: 1.1 µm

Secondary Camera8 MP, 22 mm, f 2.2, Selfie Camera

Sensor Size: 1/4″

Battery Capacity3250 mAh
Operating System Android Nougat 7.1.1
Warranty One year for mobile and six months for accessories

The list of Phones with UFS 2.0 have been increasing throughout 2017 and we are down to a bulleted list instead. Here are some of the Phones with UFS 2.0 available in the market. See below:

Conclusion

We are actively updating this list. However, if you think we have missed some, do let us know.

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