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8 Smartphones Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Processor




This year’s Mobile World Congress became the platform for brands to showcase their superphones. All carry unique features and specifications but they have one thing in common – most of them are rocking Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 processor. Here are eight of them.

Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge

First up are the two new offerings of Samsung, the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. These smartphones pack 5.1 and 5.5 inch Super AMOLED displays with QHD resolutions, 4GB RAM, IP68-rated body, and a Sony-made 12MP dual-pixel camera. As for the processor, Samsung used its own Exynos 8890 processor and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 depending on the region.

Samsung Galaxy S7 specs:
5.1-inch Super AMOLED Quad-HD display
2560 x 1440 resolution, 576ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core CPU
Samsung Exynos 8890 64-bit octa-core CPU 2.6GHz
Mali-T880 GPU
4GB RAM
32GB, 64GB internal storage
Expandable up to 200GB via microSD (uses SIM 2 slot)
12MP Dual Pixel rear camera dual-tone, dual-LED flash, f/1.7 aperture
5-megapixel front-facing camera with f/1.7 aperture
Dual SIM (hybrid), dual LTE
WiFi 802.11ac
Bluetooth 4.1
NFC
Fast Wireless Charging
Fingerprint Scanner
Heart-Rate Sensor
IP68 rating
Android 6.0 Marshmallow with TouchWiz
3,000mAh Li-Ion non-removable battery
142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm
152 g
Black and Gold

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge specs:
5.5-inch Super AMOLED quad-HD display @ 2560 x 1440
Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core CPU
Samsung Exynos 8890 64-bit octa-core CPU
Mali-T880 GPU
4GB RAM
32GB, 64GB internal memory, expandable via microSD
Expandable up to 200GB via microSD (uses SIM 2 slot)
12MP Dual Pixel rear camera dual-tone, dual-LED flash, f/1.7 aperture
5-megapixel front-facing camera with f/1.7 aperture
Dual SIM (hybrid), dual LTE hybrid
WiFi 802.11ac
Bluetooth 4.1
NFC
Fast Wireless Charging
Fingerprint Sensor
Heart-Rate Sensor
IP68 Rating
3,600mAh Li-Ion non-removable battery
Android 6.0 Marshmallow with TouchWiz
150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm
157 g
Black and Gold

LG G5

Next is LG’s latest flagship, the LG G5. It has a 5.3-inch QHD Quantum display, 4GB RAM, dual rear cameras consisting of a 16MP main and 8MP wide-angle. It also boasts a modular design that allows you attach a Hi-Fi Plus DAC module or a camera module with two-state shutter button and 4,000mAh battery.

LG G5 specs:
5.3-inch Quad HD IPS Quantum Display @ 2560×1440, 554ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core CPU
Adreno 530 GPU
4GB LPDDR4 RAM
32GB UFS ROM
microSD up to 2TB
16MP rear camera (8MP wide angle), LED flash
8MP front-facing camera
4G/LTE Cat. 12 up to 600Mbps
WiFi 802.11b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.2
NFC
USB Type-C
Fingerprint scanner
2,800mAh Li-Ion battery (removable)
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
149.4 x 73.9 x 7.7 mm
159 g
Silver, Titan, Gold, Pink

Sony Xperia X Performance

Sony’s not to be left out with the release of the Xperia X Performance – a beefed up version of the Xperia X. It sports a 5-inch Full HD Triluminos display, 23MP rear camera with Predictive Hybrid AF, 13MP front camera, and 3GB RAM.

Sony Xperia X Performance specs:
5-inch Full HD Triluminos display, 441ppi
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core CPU
3GB RAM
32GB internal storage
up to 200GB via microSD
23MP rear PDAF camera. f/2.0, LED flash
13MP front camera, f/2.0
Dual-SIM
4G LTE
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, apt-X
NFC
GPS, A-GPS
Fingerprint scanner
IP68-certified
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
2,700mAh battery
144.8 x 71.1 x 7.6 mm
165 g

HP Elite x3

A Windows-powered smartphone has entered the arena in the form of the HP Elite x3. It sports a 5.96-inch QHD AMOLED display, 4GB RAM, 16MP rear camera, IP67-certified body, fingerprint and Iris scanner. One of its strongest features is Windows Continuum allowing you to use it with cool HP peripherals like the notebook-looking HP Mobile Extender.

HP Elite x3 specs:
5.96-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) AMOLED display, 493ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 4
2.15GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core CPU
Adreno 530 GPU
4GB RAM
64GB internal storage
microSD up to 2TB
16MP rear camera with LED flash
8MP front camera
Dual-SIM
4G LTE
WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.0
NFC
GPS, A-GPS
Iris scanner
Fingerprint scanner
IP67-certified
USB 3.0 Type-C
4,150mAh battery
Windows 10 Mobile
161.8 x 83.5 x 7.8 mm
195 g

Xiaomi Mi 5

The Xiaomi Mi 5 sports a 5.15-inch full HD display. It’s powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor with either 3GB of 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM. Storage-wise, you can opt for up to 128GB of onboard flash storage. According to Xiaomi, it can reach a benchmark score of 142,084 on Antutu v6.0.4.

Xiaomi Mi 5 specs:
5.15-inch full HD display @ 1920 x 1080 pixels, 428ppi
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor
Adreno 530 GPU
3GB / 4GB LPDDR4 RAM
32GB / 128GB UFS 2.0 internal storage
16-megapixel Sony IMX298 PDAF rear camera w/ dual-LED flash, 4-axis OIS
8-megapixel front camera
4G+ LTE Cat12, up to 600Mbps
VoLTE support
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.2
NFC
IR Blaster
GPS w/ A-GPS, GLONASS
Fingerprint sensor
USB Type-C
3000mAh battery w/ Quick Charge 3.0
Android 6.0 Marshmallow w/ MIUI 7
144.54 x 69.20 x 7.24 mm
129 g
Black, White, Gold

LeTV Le Max Pro

Revealed in early January, LeTV’s Le Max Pro is the first Snapdragon 820-equipped smartphone to be announced. It has a 6.33-inch QHD display, 4GB RAM, 21MP rear camera with OIS, 2 Ultra Pixel front camera, and Android Marshmallow.

LeTV Le Max Pro specs:
6.33-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) IPS display, 464ppi
2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core CPU
Adreno 530 GPU
4GB RAM
32GB/64GB/128GB internal storage
microSD card support
21MP Sony IMX230 Exmor RS rear camera, f/2.0, LED flash
4MP front camera
Dual-SIM
4G LTE
WiFi 802.11 ad
NFC
Bluetooth 4.2
GPS, A-GPS
USB Type-C
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
3,400mAh battery
157.1 x 83.5 x 8.95 mm
204 g

Vivo XPlay 5

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Vivo’s XPlay 5 is set to be announced on March 1 but the company has already revealed that it will sport Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 CPU coupled with a massive 6GB RAM. Details are yet to be revealed but based on leaked photos, it will have a curved edge display and fingerprint scanner.

ALSO READ: 5 Significant Improvements in Smartphones with Snapdragon 820

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This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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