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Top Smartphones Rocking the Snapdragon 805 CPU




Qualcomm’s Snapdragon series of mobile chips are known for their prowess and stability. They recently introduced the Snapdragon 810 processor that aims to accomplish an array of tasks, but have only graced a select number of devices so far. So for now, we take a look at some of the best smartphones out in the market with the company’s next best thing running at the core — the Snapdragon 805 CPU.

Some out of the devices below are not available in the Philippines and are marked with an asterisk (*). They are also ranked in no particular order.

If you’re on the lookout for a smartphone with a powerful Qualcomm processor, feast your eyes on these power-packed contenders!

Samsung Galaxy Note 4

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Easily-loved by a lot for its fluid performance and increased productivity, the Galaxy Note 4 is second to the latest model in the Note family of phablets next to the Edge.

Specifications and features:

5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display @ 2560 x 1440 resolution, 513ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
2.7GHz Snapdragon 805 quad-core processor
Adreno 420 GPU
3GB RAM
32GB internal storage
expandable up to 64GB via microSD
16 megapixel AF rear camera w/ OIS & LED flash
3.7 megapixel front camera, f/1.9 aperture
4G LTE, HSPA+
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
NFC
Bluetooth 4.1, A2DP, EDR, LE
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
IR LED, S Pen stylus, Fingerprint sensor, UV sensor, Heart rate monitor
3,220mAh battery
Android 4.4.4 KitKat
176 g
Php35,199 (32GB) via Lazada

*Droid Turbo by Motorola

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Exclusive to Verizon, the Droid Turbo packs monster specs inlcuding a 5.2-inch 2K resolution AMOLED display, a 21-megapixel shooter, and of course the 805 CPU.

Specifications and features:

5.2-inch Quad HD AMOLED display @ 2560 x 1440 resolution, 556ppi
2.7GHz Snapdragon 805 quad-core processor
Adreno 420 GPU
3GB RAM
32/64GB storage
21MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and dual LED flash
4K video recording @ 24fps
2MP front camera
1080p video recording
Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
4G LTE/XLTE
Wireless Charging
3,900mAh battery
Android 4.4 KitKat
$649 (64GB)

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

Note Edge

More of a variant to the Note 4, the Note Edge’s screen bends and embraces the right side of the body. Its fresh look is not only for show as it serves specific functions as well.


Specifications and features:

5.6-inch WQHD Super AMOLED display, 2560×1440 @539ppi
2.7GHz quad-core processor
Adreno 420
3GB of RAM
Expandable 32GB/64GB internal storage
4G/LTE
16-megapixel rear camera with LED flash
Built-in Optical Stabilization
3.7-megapixel front camera with 120-degree angle lens
Android 4.4 Kitkat
Dimension: 151.3 x 82.4 x 8.3 mm
Weight: 174 g
Php44,990 via Widget City

*Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus

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Another flagship from the South Korean giant, Samsung, proudly carries Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 805 for their LTE-variant Galaxy S5. It’s partnered with Adreno 420 GPU and a Super AMOLED display that altogether works to bring you a solid mobile experience.

Specifications and features:

5.1-inch Super AMOLED display @ 1080×1920 pixels, 432ppi
Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 2.5GHz quad-core processor
Qualcomm Krait 450 chipset
Adreno 420 Graphics
16GB internal memory
up to 128GB via microSD card
LTE Cat. 6 300Mbps down / 50Mbps up
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
NFC
IP67 water & dust resistant
Fingerprint scanner
GPS with aGPS, GLONASS
16 megapixel camera with AF, LED flash
1080p @ 30, 60fps, 4K @ 30fps
2 megapixel front-facing camera @ 1080p
2,800mAh removable battery
Android 4.4.2 KitKat with TouchWiz UI

Google Nexus 6

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Another device that got a lot of people waiting is the Nexus 6. It is Google’s entry to the flagship race and gets a head start in receiving updates as a manufacturer’s perk.

Specifications and features:

5.9-inch QHD display @ 2560 x 1440 resolution, 493ppi
Gorilla Glass 3
2.7Ghz Snapdragon 805 quad-core processor
Adreno 420 GPU
32/64GB internal storage
13MP rear camera with f/2.0 lens and dual LED ring flash
4K video recording at 30fps
2MP front camera
LTE
Bluetooth 4.1
NFC
Dual front-facing speakers
3220mAh battery (with Turbo Charger)
Android Lollipop
82.98 x 159.26 x 10.06mm
184 grams
Colors: Midnight Blue and Cloud White
Php58,177 (32GB) via Galleon

*LG G3 Cat. 6

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This variant of the LG G3 is beefier than the original in the processing and graphics department. It now has a 2.7GHz Snapdragon 805 processor from 2.5GHz with Snapdragon 801; while having a better Adreno 420 GPU than the previous Adreno 330. Although only exclusive to South Korea, you can order it online for $825.

Specifications and features:

5.5-inch QHD IPS display @ 2560×1440 pixels, 538 ppi
2.7GHz Snapdragon 805 processor
Adreno 420 GPU
2GB RAM
16GB internal storage
up to 128GB via microSD card
13MP rear camera with OIS, laser autofocus, and dual LED flash
2.1MP front camera
4G LTE
NFC
WiFi 802.11ac, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Miracast
Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX support
GPS w/ A-GPS support
Wireless Charging support
1-watt Speaker with Boost AMP technology
3000mAh battery
Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Starts at $825 (Php36K) via 28mobile.com



Kevin Bruce Francisco is the Senior Editor and Video Producer for YugaTech. He's a Digital Filmmaking graduate who's always either daydreaming of traveling or actually going places on his bike. Follow him on Twitter for more tech updates @kevincofrancis.

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10 Responses

  1. anon says:

    A * is an asterisk, not an apostrophe.

    By the way, is the Note 4 offered here really the Snapdragon 805 one? I thought PH would be getting Exynos.

  2. Easy E says:

    Sobra naman yan price ng nexus 6 (Php58k++), sa Lazada Php32k lang.

    • diego delos santos says:

      Yeah sobra talaga mag price yan si galleon. I remember asking them a seiko golco 13 ata un. Tapos abot hanggang langit quote nila. I wonder how they survive in the business.

  3. qwerty says:

    801 lang yata yung sa s5….

  4. Miggy says:

    Pati yung LG g3, Snapdragon 801 din ang gamit, Check niyo sa site ng Qualcomm.

  5. Dan says:

    @Miggy LG G3 LTE-A yan sa South Korea…

    D naman available and LG G3 TLE-A dito sa pinas XP

  6. catch22 says:

    The S5 and G3 here are not the local versions running on 801s. Exclusive yan oareho sa South Korean market. There’s even a QHD S5 running on an 805. Di na bago yang ganyan. The old WVGA S2 has LTE-enabled variants sa Korea. Ma S2 na HD pa nga yung screen.

    • Ex-Alodian Knigh says:

      Well, we can always sidestep the exynos with the Korean versions from our friends from Androple and CPFindersguide of TipidCP, hopefully they have stocks of the SD801s versions of your favorite Samsung Phones.

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