The Best Octa-core Smartphones 2018

The Latest Octa-core Smartphones 2018


This list made of the latest octa-core smartphones includes only phones that satisfy these specs:

  • Octa-core smartphones means that their processor has eight cores
  • Some octa-core smartphones even feature different clock speeds on certain of their eight cores to handle different tasks while consuming less battery power



The List:

Best Model 2018*
Alpha
Rank:
#1
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
High
* How do we know? Here is how we rank items...

Huawei Honor 9

Huawei Honor 9

Given this octa-core smartphone's compound ranking of 92%, we believe that the is currently the best phone 2018. Furthermore, we think that our sample of 90 reviews from our sources gives us a high confidence level that justifies labelling it a "no-brainer best choice."
  • Processor: Kirin 960
  • RAM: 6GB (4GB version also available)
Second Best
Alpha
Rank:
#2
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
Great
OnePlus 5T

OnePlus 5T

With its 4.5 stars averaged from 11804 reviews, here is what we consider the second best phone. * By the way, this list is based on a full analysis of hundreds of octa-core smartphone reviews from around the web.

The OnePlus 5T joins the elite breed of 2017 smartphones hardware-wise, being armed with an 8GB LPDDR4X RAM, a Snapdragon 835 2.45GHz eight-core processor, and an Adreno 540 GPU.

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (10nm)
  • RAM: 8GB (LPDDR4X type, 6GB version also available)

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Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#3
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
High
Samsung Galaxy S9

Samsung Galaxy S9

The Samsung Galaxy S9 is one of the earliest smartphones to use Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 processor -- a premium-tier dual-cluster eight-core processor running at 2.8GHz + 1.7GHz.
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 10nm (Some markets outside the US get a variant running on Exynos 9810)
  • RAM: 4GB
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#4
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
High
BLU Vivo X

BLU Vivo X

The BLU Vivo X swaggers around the high-end market with one of the fastest engines as of its release: an octa-core Helio P25 CPU running at 2.6GHz.
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio P25
  • RAM: 4GB
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#5
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
Great
Nokia 8

Nokia 8

The Nokia 8 reminds us of several other 2017-released flagships with its Snapdragon 835 2.5GHz (top clock speed) CPU, 4GB LPDDR4X RAM, and copper cooling pipe.
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
  • RAM: 4GB (LPPDDR4X)
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#6
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
Great
Samsung Galaxy Note8

Samsung Galaxy Note8

The Samsung Galaxy Note8 ably supports its high-tech screen with an octa-core 10nm 64-bit processor reaching a 2.35GHz maximum clock speed, 6GB's worth of RAM, and the Vulkan API (mainly for gaming).
  • Processor: Exynos 8895 (10nm)
  • RAM: 6GB (LPDDR4)
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#7
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
High
Huawei Mate 10 Lite

Huawei Mate 10 Lite

The Huawei Mate 10 Lite feature a high-class 2.36GHz + 1.7GHz eight-core Kirin 659 CPU coupled with a 4GB RAM.
  • Processor: HUAWEI Kirin 659 (16nm)
  • RAM: 4GB
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#8
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
High
Huawei Honor 7X

Huawei Honor 7X

The Huawei Honor 7X is powered by Huawei's high-end Kirin 659 16nm processor, which is a split-eight-core chip running at 2.36GHz + 1.7GHz.
  • Processor: Kirin 659 (16nm)
  • RAM: 3GB
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#9
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
Great
Motorola G5S Plus

Motorola G5S Plus

The Motorola G5S Plus seeks to offer 4GB of RAM while maintaining a sub-flagship price tag, thus complementing its promising 2GHz octa-core processor.
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
  • RAM: 4GB (3GB version also available)
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#10
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
Great
Motorola Moto G5S Plus

Motorola Moto G5S Plus

The Motorola Moto G5S Plus safely lands on high-end territory in terms of performance by running on a Snapdragon 625 2GHz eight-core engine with either 4GB or 3GB of RAM, depending on the model.
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
  • RAM: 4GB (3GB version also available)
HTC Desire 12 Plus

HTC Desire 12 Plus

The HTC Desire 12 Plus, an overall mid-level phablet, lists a 32GB memory extendable by up to 2TB, a dual rear camera (13- plus 2-megapixel cams), and a 6-inch 18:9 720p display among its key specs.
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  • RAM: 3GB
Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design

Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design

The Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design is a premium-class 6-inch 2K-1440p phablet bedecked with specs like a 40/20/8-megapixel triple rear camera, an AI-powered Kirin 970 eight-core 2.36GHz processor, and two-way fingerprint recognition (in-screen and rear sensors).
  • Processor: HUAWEI Kirin 970 (with i7 co-processor and Neural Network Processing Unit)
  • RAM: 6GB
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Huawei Y9 2018

Huawei Y9 2018

The Huawei Y9 2018 is a 5.93-inch phablet whose specs include a dual rear camera (13- and 2-megapixel lenses), a 16- plus 2-megapixel dual selfie cam, and a 4000mAh battery promising up to 117 hours of music playback time.
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 659
  • RAM: 3GB
Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime 2

Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime 2

The Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime 2 brings back the J7 Prime's mid-end hardware combo of a 1.6GHz octa-core processor and a 3GB RAM.
  • Processor: Exynos 7 Series
  • RAM: 3GB
Huawei Y7 Prime 2018

Huawei Y7 Prime 2018

The Huawei Y7 Prime 2018's specs, which include a 13- plus 2-megapixel dual rear camera, a large 6-inch 18:9 720p screen, and a 1.4GHz eight-core processor, make it a tolerable mid-level smartphone.
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937)
  • RAM: 3GB
Cat S61

Cat S61

The Cat S61 is a high-caliber rugged smartphone boasting specs like a FLIR thermal camera (besides its 16-megapixel 4K-video-enabled main cam), an indoor air quality sensor, and a large 4500mAh battery with Quick Charge 4.0.
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 630
  • RAM: 4GB
Asus ZenFone 5Z

Asus ZenFone 5Z

The Asus ZenFone 5Z joins only a few other flagships smartphones announced during the MWC 2018 in introducing the premium-class 10nm Snapdragon 845 2.8GHz octa-core processor.
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (10nm architecture, Qualcomm Artificial Intelligence Engine (AIE), and FinFET power-saving technology)
  • RAM: 8GB (LPDDR4X)
Huawei P20

Huawei P20

The Huawei P20 is a photography-driven 5.8-inch phablet boasting a 12- plus 20-megapixel AI-powered Leica Dual Camera, a 24-megapixel selfie cam, and a large 128GB on-board memory as its key specs.
  • Processor: HUAWEI Kirin 970
  • RAM: 4GB
Oppo R15

Oppo R15

The Oppo R15 resembles most other high-class phablets in terms of hardware by running on a dual-cluster (quad 2GHz + quad 2GHz) Helio P60 eight-core processor and packing 6GB of RAM.
  • Processor: Helio P60
  • RAM: 6GB
Oppo R15 Dream Mirror Edition

Oppo R15 Dream Mirror Edition

The Oppo R15 Dream Mirror Edition safely passes 2018 Q1 high-end standards with its 2.2GHz + 1.8GHz eight-core processor, 6GB RAM, and Adreno 512 graphics engine.
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
  • RAM: 6GB
Nokia 8 Sirocco

Nokia 8 Sirocco

The Nokia 8 Sirocco ably supports its high-class feature set with a dual-cluster (quad 2.36GHz + quad 1.9GHz) eight-core processor and 6GB's worth of RAM.
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
  • RAM: 6GB (LPDDR4X)
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact

Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact

The Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact is one of the smallest (as of its release) smartphones to run on Qualcomm's flagship-class Snapdragon 845 2.8GHz eight-core 64-bit processor.
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • RAM: 4GB
LG K10 2018

LG K10 2018

The LG K10 2018 runs on an eight-core 1.5GHz processor that definitely puts it a level above the K8 2018, which uses a quad-core-only 1.3GHz engine.
  • RAM: 3GB (for K10+, 2GB for K10α and K10α)
Asus ZenFone 5 ZE620KL

Asus ZenFone 5 ZE620KL

The Asus ZenFone 5 ZE620KL powers up from a middle-class (in terms of top speed) 14nm Snapdragon 636 eight-core 1.8GHz processor coupled with a hefty 6GB RAM.
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 (14nm architecture with AI Boost and FinFET LPP power-saving technology)
  • RAM: 6GB (LPDDR4X, with a 4GB-only version being offered as well)
Nokia 7 plus

Nokia 7 plus

One of Nokia's several MWC 2018 entries, the Nokia 7 plus is a high-tier 6-inch 18:9 phablet rigged with specs like a 12- plus 13-megapixel dual camera, a 16-megapixel selfie cam, and a three-microphone system with the Nokia OZO spatial sound-recording technology.
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
  • RAM: 4GB (LPDDR4)
Sony Xperia XZ2

Sony Xperia XZ2

The Sony Xperia XZ2 uses Qualcomm's fastest processor as of this write-up, in the form of the 10nm Snapdragon 845 octa-core 2.8GHz chip.
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • RAM: 4GB
ZTE Blade V9

ZTE Blade V9

The ZTE Blade V9 lines up with a good number of middle-tier smartphones with its 1.8GHz eight-core processor and 4GB maximum RAM (a 3GB-only version is offered as well).
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  • RAM: 4GB (a 3GB version is also available)
Asus ZenFone 5Q

Asus ZenFone 5Q

The Asus ZenFone 5Q is a 6-inch 18:9 photography-first smartphone whose specs include a 16-megapixel rear cam with a wide-angle (120 degrees) deputy cam, a 20-megapixel selfie cam with its own wide-angle sidekick, and a 2.2GHz octa-core processor.
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 (14nm with FinFET LPP power-saving technology, with a SDM430 version running on Snapdragon 430)
  • RAM: 4GB (LPDDR4, 3GB LPDDR3 for SDM430 version)
LG V30S ThinQ

LG V30S ThinQ

The LG V30S ThinQ competently powers its multimedia offering with a Snapdragon 835 2.45GHz eight-core processor and 6GB's worth of RAM.
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (10nm)
  • RAM: 6GB
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus loads its demanding camera and display on the sturdy shoulders of a 2.8GHz + 1.7GHz Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor and 6GB's worth of RAM.
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 10nm (Exynos 9810 for EMEA markets)
  • RAM: 6GB
Oppo A71 2018

Oppo A71 2018

The Oppo A71 2018 replaces the old A71 model's 1.5GHz eight-core CPU with one that runs at 1.8GHz (still with eight cores), but lowers the RAM from 3GB to 2GB.
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (14nm)
  • RAM: 2GB
Oppo A83

Oppo A83

The Oppo A83 is powered by an eight-core Helio P23 processor that clocks in at a maximum of 2.5GHz, one of the highest clock rates among mid-range smartphones as of its release.
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio P23 (MT6763T)
  • RAM: 3GB
* Prices shown are only indicative. They were recently fetched by our system and may have changed meanwhile.

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