Snapdragon 820 is the latest high-end processor from Qualcomm and so far it seems to be a favorite for many of the latest flagships launched in the world of Android. Aside from Samsung's Exynos 8890, Snapdragon 820 is most powerful chipset available on the market right now. This means that along with the best camera features, design quality and software capabilities, you will probably also be looking for Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 processing chip in the specs of the handset you intend to purchase. So we have narrowed down a list of smartphone options that bundle the power of Snapdragon 820:
Samsung Galaxy S7
Samsung is one of the best selling flagships on the markets and its not hard to understand why. Samsung chose to incorporate the power of Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 in its versions of the Galaxy S7 available in the China and US regions while equipping most of its other Galaxy S7 editions with its very own Exynos 8890 CPU.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 features an alluring design with specs that guarantee a more than fluid performance. Just to mention a few of its best features, it boasts a QHD display of 5.1 inches, a main camera of 12MP combined with a 5 MP front facing camera, 4GB of RAM, Android 6.0 Marshmallow right from the box, model options of 32 and 64 GB internal storage, as well being facilitated by 3,000 mAh of battery.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
Just like the Samsung Galaxy S7, the much larger Galaxy S7 Edge is offer two different processing powers depending on the regional version. Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 powers the variants in the USA and China, with other territories enjoying the benefits of the company's Exynos 8890.
Although LG doesn't take the crown for most reputable Android-based manufacturer, it does have the best to offer in terms of raw quality and innovativeness when they introduce a new flagship. For instance, the LG G5 is nothing like we've seen so far in the flagships of 2016. Featuring a unique modular design, a new generation metallic body and specs that make it a worthy contender in Game of Thrones of smartphones, the LG G5 is truly a powerhouse device.
Aside from running on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset, it comes with a 5.3- inch QHD display, 16 MP rear camera, a front facing camera with 8 megapixels, 4GB of RAM, a battery capacity of 2,800 mAh and an internal storage of 32GB.
It comes with a microSD card slot and its battery is removable, with the same its base also supporting external modules
In perhaps an aim to rectify its previous misstep of powering its HTC One M9 with Snapdragon 810, which plagued the device with heat problems, the Taiwanese OEM has come back with a bang. Introducing their HTC 10 just this week, the company has brought much-needed improvements while still keeping some of its much loved features from its former devices. It is embodied in a metallic build, fingerprint sensor integration and brings along its awesome BoomSound speakers with its very own enhancements and changes.
Xiaomi Mi 5
Xiaomi is really gives you value for your money when it comes to the quality of their smartphones. Touting the Snapdragon 820 SoC and at just $300, it offers features such as a 5.15-inch 1080p display, 16 mega-pixel rear camera, a front-facing camera of 4 MP, and 3,000 mAh battery capacity. However, depending on the version you go for, you will get one with either 3 or 4GB of RAM while having to choose either a Xiaomi Mi 5 option of either 32, 64 or 128 GB internal memory.
Sony Xperia X Performance
Sony officially introduced their Sony Xperia X lineup at the MWC 2016 event, with their announcement of the Xperia X Performance. Though the device has some decent specs, its main focus is in users' interaction with the smartphone.It includes the power of Xperia Assistant, Xperia Eye, Xperia Projector, and Xperia Ear to optimize the capabilities of the device. On board is the Snapdragon 820 processor, 3 GB of RAM, 2,700 mAh battery, a display of 5 inches with a 1080p resolution, a rear camera of 23 MP, a 13MP front facing camera and 32GB of internal storage coupled up with a microSD card slot.
Letv Le Max Pro
Letv Le Max Pro is a premium smartphone all-round. Combining the power of Qualcomm's Snapdragon CPU, this huge 6.33-inch handset features a QHD display, 21 mega-pixel main camera, a front shooter of 2 MP, 4 GB of RAM, 3,400 mAh battery and model options with internal storage of 32, 64, 128 GB. So far these are the current devices housing the powerful Snapdragon 820 processor, but we can only expect that the list will increase, as more and more manufacturers launch their flagship devices.