Best Smartphones with 8 GB RAM

List of Best Smartphones with 8 GB RAM with Snapdragon 835 or 845

Not quite long ago, we had thought a 2 GB RAM was more than enough for a smartphone. But, things are in for a change of late. In 2016, we saw a vast number of smartphones hitting the 6 GB RAM mark. Whether a smartphone needs that much of RAM is quite arguable. However, if you are one of those who thinks that 6 GB RAM is not yet enough and looking for some more, it seems as if the manufacturers have listened to you. There are a couple of devices that come with 8 GB RAM! So, it was this thought that brought us to come up with a list of top Android smartphones with 8 GB RAM.

Best Smartphones with 8 GB RAM: The List

In fact, a smartphone with 8 GB RAM will offer you more than what a laptop provides. Asus has been one of the first manufacturers to come with a device sporting a massive 8 GB RAM. There are a couple of manufacturers who have come up with their own 8 GB RAM devices. In fact, we would expect the mainstream manufacturers like Samsung, Xiaomi and OnePlus too to offer their versions of smartphones with that sort of humongous amount of memory.

Asus Zenfone AR

As we said, Asus was the first smartphone manufacturer to offer the first ever 8 GB RAM device in the world. The phone was announced at CES in 2017.

The Asus Zenfone AR comes with Tango AR and Google DayDream VR (mixed-reality) platforms – both from Google. That makes Zenfone AR one of the first devices to be Tango enabled. The 23 MP rear camera makes it yet another great option for the photography lovers.

Key Features –

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor powers it. (No 835, Sorry!)
  • The Zenfone AR offers you a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with 2,560 x 1,440 resolution.
  • 515 ppi pixel density.
  • 128 GB internal storage that can be expanded by another 256 GB with a microSD
  • 8 GB RAM, of course.
  • The 3300 mAh nonremovable Quick charge 3.0 support.
  • 23 MP rear camera with motion sensing and depth sensing capabilities.
  • 8 MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture and 85-degree wide angle.
  • Android Nougat 7.1.1.

Price – $659.00

OnePlus 5T

Launched as a successor to OnePlus 5, the OnePlus 5T is one of the first devices to be announced to sport 8 GB RAM. It could be the most expensive smartphone currently available. However, it offers you an excellent value for money.

The all-metal unibody design is what would make it a force to reckon with. The Dash Charge is a new technology adopted that charges your battery in just under 90 minutes. Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor powers the smartphone. OnePlus has done away with the secondary camera on OnePlus 5 and replaced it with a single 20 MP + 16 MP dual sensor that can capture exceptional low light photographs.

Key Features –

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor
  • It sports a large 6-inch-inch AMOLED display with 2,160 x 1,080 resolution
  • You get 128 GB internal storage. However, there is no memory expansion option available.
  • 20 MP + 16 MP dual camera on the rear and a 16 MP front snapper.
  • The 3300 mAh nonremovable battery with Dash Charge for faster charging.
  • And not to forget 8 GB RAM.
  • Android Nougat 7.1.1

Price – $589.78

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2

Xiaomi has been leaving no stones unturned to make its phones attractive and excellent value for money. It would be worthwhile to note that the manufacturers like Xiaomi and others have been fast joining the frontrunners like Samsung and Apple.

The special edition Mix 2 has a ceramic body with an 18 K gold plating for the camera and fingerprint sensors. The extreme thin bezels have already been making the news. The phone does miss a few features like a headphone jack, and water resistant properties in spite of being priced at that level.

Key Features –

  • A Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor powers the phone
  • You have access to a display that reads 5.99-inch IPS LCD with 2,160 x 1,080 resolution. The pixel density reads 403 ppi.
  • The phone has 128 GB internal storage (which is on the way to become a standard). However, there is no expandable storage.
  • 12 MP rear camera and a 5 MP front snapper.
  • The nonremovable battery has a capacity of 3400 mAh.
  • 8 GB RAM.
  • Android Nougat 7.1

The 8GB variant of this phone has been launched in limited numbers and is available in China. The approximate cost would be around $ 715.

Razer

Well, they have been the newest entrants in the smartphone arena. Popular with gaming PC and console manufacturers, Razer has now diversified into smartphones arena.

The first smartphone from the company is only referred to as Razer Phone. The phone will be game-centric, and that is precisely why they have decided to make it with 8 GB RAM. Other specifications are also designed to make it one of the best regarding gaming.

Key Features –

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor powers the phone
  • The phone offers you a 5.7-inch-inch LED display with 1,440 x 2,560 resolution
  • 8 GB of RAM
  • The Razer phone comes with a 64 GB internal storage. There are memory expansion options available.
  • You have access to 12 MP dual cameras on the rear.
  • 8 MP front camera for selfies and video calls.
  • The phone is powered by a 4000 mAh nonremovable
  • It runs on Android Nougat 7.1.1

Price – $599.99

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S

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Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S is the successor of the Mi Mix 2. It features a 5.99 inches IPS LCD with 1080 x 2160 pixels resolution at 403 PPI density. It has a screen to body ratio of around 82% which looks amazing. This one has got a processor upgrade over the Mi Mix 2 and comes with Qualcomm’s most powerful Snapdragon 845 processor. It is available in three RAM and storage options, 6 GB RAM with 64 /128 GB and 8 GB RAM with 256 GB inbuilt storage.

The Mi Mix 2s comes with dual camera setup on the rear side with 12 MP + 12 MP sensors with 4-axis OIS, and dual tone LED flash. The front gets a 5 MP camera. The camera might not be the best in its class but does its job pretty well in capturing photos and videos. The phone is powered by a 3400 mAh Li-ion battery and supports Quick Charge 3.0 for fast charging. A fingerprint is mounted on the rear side of the phone. Overall the phone is a good deal, but the front camera could have been a bit better.

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S Specifications
Display 5.99 inches IPS LCD
1080 x 2160 pixels
18:9 aspect ratio
403 PPI density
CPU  Qualcomm  Snapdragon 845
Octa-core (4×2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)
GPU  Adreno 630
RAM  6/8 GB
Inbuilt Storage 64/128/256 GB
Rear Camera Dual: 12 MP (f/1.8, 1/2.55″, 1.4µm) + 12 MP (f/2.4, 1/2.9″, 1.0µm)
Front Camera  5 MP, (f/2.0, 1.4µm), 1080p
Operating System  Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Battery  3400 mAh

Asus Zenfone 5Z

Android Phones With Notched Screen

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Asus flagship phone of 2018, Zenfone 5Z features 6.2 inches full HD IPS notched screen. Despite being a big display phone, it weighs 155 grams and feels sleek. It is equipped with Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor with Adreno 630 GPU. This SoC is so far the best you can get on any Android phone. With 8 GB RAM support in Asus Zenfone 5Z, it shines to its best. You also get the option of 4 GB and 6 GB RAM in Asus Zenfone 5Z. The RAM and inbuilt storage option in three variants of the Asus Zenfone 5Z are as follows, 4 GB with 64 GB, 6 GB with 128 GB and 8 GB with 256 GB.

The camera on the Asus Zenfone 5Z comes with AI capabilities which makes its future ready. The phone gets a dual camera 12 MP + 8 MP on the rear side and an 8 MP camera on the front side. A 3300 mAh battery gives this phone full day backup with moderate usage. A fingerprint scanner which is common these days in mounted on the rear side. Well, besides the powerful hardware and excellent camera, Zenfone 5Z design looks even more appealing and premium.

Asus Zenfone 5Z Specifications
Display 6.2 inches IPS LCD
1080 x 2246 pixels resolution
18.7:9 aspect ratio
402 PPI density
CPU  Qualcomm  Snapdragon 845
Octa-core 2.8 GHz
GPU  Adreno 630
RAM  4/6/8 GB
Inbuilt Storage  64/128/256 GB
Rear Camera Dual: 12 MP (f/1.8, 24mm, 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, PDAF) + 8 MP (f/2.0, 12mm, 1/4″, 1.12µm), Gyro EIS
Front Camera  8 MP (f/2.0, 24mm, 1/4″, 1.12µm), Gyro EIS, 1080p
Operating System  Android 8.0 (Oreo), Asus ZenUI 5.0
Battery  3300 mAh

OnePlus 6

Android Phones With Notched Screen

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The new contender with the notched display and successor of the OnePlus 5T is finally ready to hit the market. The OnePlus 6 will come with 6.28 inches Optic AMOLED display with 1080 x 2280 pixels resolution at 402 PPI density. This phone will run on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box. This the OnePlus flagship smartphone will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 processor. It might be available in three variants which includes 6 GB RAM with 64/128 GB inbuilt storage and the high end with 8 GB RAM and 256 GB storage capacity.

OnePlus phones are famous for their camera, this time the OnePlus 6 also houses a powerful camera setup. The rear gets a dual 16 MP + 20 MP camera, and the front gets a 16 MP camera. OnePlus 6 might come with dash charge support, and as per reports, there will be a 3450 mAh Li-Po battery. The phone looks quite impressive as the price would be around what you have to pay for the OnePlus 5T.

OnePlus 6 Specifications
Display 6.28 inches Optic AMOLED
1080 x 2280 pixels resolution
402 PPI density
CPU  Snapdragon 845
GPU  Adreno 630
RAM 6/8 GB
Inbuilt Storage 64/128/256 GB
Rear Camera Dual: 16 MP (f/1.7, 27mm, 1/2.8″, 1.12µm, gyro EIS) + 20 MP (f/1.7),
Front Camera  16 MP (f/2.0, 20mm, 1.0µm), gyro EIS
Operating System  Android 8.1 (Oreo)
Battery   Li-Pro 3450 mAh battery

ZTE Nubia Z17

Phones Between 6 GB To 8 GB of RAM

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ZTE Nubia Z17 was one of the oldest phones that got the 8 GB RAM. It features a 5.5 inches IPS LCD  with a screen to body ratio of 74.7% which is less as compared to the phones being launched these days. Anyways, talking about the hardware, it is equipped with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor. Nubia Z17 is available in four variants giving you the complete freedom to choose the RAM and storage as per your need. The RAM and inbuilt storage combinations include 6 GB RAM with 64/128 GB storage capacity and 8 GB RAM with 64/128 GB inbuilt storage.

Well, the design might look outdated to some users but not the camera. The Nubia Z17 packs a high-quality camera setup with dual 12 MP + 23 Mp sensors on the rear side and a 16 MP camera on the front side. For charging the phone comes with Type-C 1.0 port and support Qualcomm’s Quick charge 4.0. Within just 25 minutes the phone gets 50% charged. To keep up with you for the whole day, Nubia Z17 comes with 3200 mAh Li-Po battery under the hood.

ZTE Nubia Z17 Specifications
Display  5.5 inches IPS LCD
1080 x 1920 pixels
16:9 aspect ratio
403 PPI density
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Octa-core (4×2.35 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo)
GPU  Adreno 540
RAM  6/8 GB
Inbuilt Storage  64/128 GB
Rear Camera Dual: 12 MP (f/1.8, 1/2.55″, 1.4µm) + 23 MP (f/2.0)
Front Camera 16 MP, f/2.0
Operating System  Android 7.1.1 (Nougat), Nubia UI 5.0
Battery   Li-Po 3200 mAh

Xiaomi Black Shark

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For all the gamers looking for a powerful smartphone for playing games, Xiaomi Black Shark is the best option out there in the market. It has got a big 4000 mAh battery and powerful Snapdragon 845 processor along with 8 GB of RAM. It is also available in 6 GB RAM with 64 GB internal storage capacity. The one with the 8 GB RAM gets 128 GB inbuilt storage; sadly there is no card slot for further expansion. It comes with 5.99 inches IPS LCD with 18:9 aspect ratio which is perfect for most of the Android games.

When seen from the front, the phone looks quite chunky and heavy with 190 grams weight. But the main USP of the phone lies in its ability to connect with the Bluetooth controllers which makes the gaming more intuitive and joyful. Now talking about other features, Black Shark packs a powerful camera too. The rear gets a dual camera with 12 MP + 20 MP setup, and on the front section, it has a 20 MP camera. Being a gaming-oriented phone, it performs outstandingly in the camera department.

Xiaomi Black Shark Specifications
Display  5.99 inches IPS LCD
1080 x 2160 pixels
18:9 aspect ratio
403 PPI density
CPU  Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
GPU  Adreno 630
RAM  6/8 GB
Inbuilt Storage 64/128 GB
Rear Camera  Dual: 12 MP (f/1.8, 1.25µm) + 20 MP (f/1.8, 1.0µm)
Front Camera  20 MP, (f/2.2, 1.0µm), 1080p
Operating System  Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Battery   Li-Ion 4000 mAh

Archos Diamond Omega

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So, moving further we have one more Android phone with 8 GB RAM, the Archos Diamond Omega. It features a 5.73 inches LTPS IPS LCD with 1080 x 2040 pixels resolution with 17:9 aspect ratio. Out of the box the phone runs on Android Nougat 7.1. Snapdragon 835 processor lies at the heart of the phone with Adreno 540 GPU. The processor is coupled with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB internal storage.

With such powerful hardware, it was evident that the phone can handle most of the Android games and multitasking very easily. As far as the camera is concerned, it gets a 12MP + 23 MP dual camera on the rear side and 5 MP single camera on the front side. For charging, there is a USB Type-C port. A 3.5 mm to USB-C headphone adapter is also included in the package. The fingerprint scanner is rear mounted, and it comes with all the necessary sensors you get in a smartphone. A 3100 mAh battery gives decent backup and supports fast charging.

Archos Diamond Omega Specifications
Display 5.73 inches LTPS IPS LCD
1080 x 2040 pixels resolution
17:9 aspect ratio
403 PPI density
CPU Qualcomm  Snapdragon 835
GPU  Adreno 540
RAM 8 GB RAM
Inbuilt Storage 128 GB
Rear Camera  Dual: 12 MP (f/1.8, 1/2.55″, 1.4µm) + 23 MP, f/2.0
Front Camera  Dual 5 MP, f/2.2
Operating System  Android 7.1 (Nougat)
Battery  Li-Pro 3100  mAh

Before We Leave…

The concept of 8 GB of RAM is entirely new for smartphones. As you might have imagined, there are only a few devices that offer you the 8 GB RAM capacity. However, we would indeed expect the concept to catch on. It may not be too long before we would be able to find more manufacturers opting for 8 GB RAM devices. We will keep you updated when it happens.

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