The Best Octa-core Smartphones 2018

The Latest Octa-core Smartphones 2018


Alphachooser's list of the newest octa-core smartphones includes only phones that obey to these criteria:

  • 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 77 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
Samsung Galaxy Note8

Samsung Galaxy Note8

With its 4.5 stars averaged from 288 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 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)

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Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#3
Our
Score:
4.5
Confidence
Level:
High
BlackBerry Motion

BlackBerry Motion

The BlackBerry Motion is one of BlackBerry's fastest Android phones (as of 2017), running on a Snapdragon 625 eight-core 2GHz processor coupled with 4GB of RAM.
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
  • RAM: 4GB
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#4
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:
#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:
High
OnePlus 5

OnePlus 5

The OnePlus 5 ups the wow factor with 8GB of RAM (although 6GB is also available for less-demanding users), which works alongside a 2.45GHz (maximum) CPU.
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
  • RAM: 8GB LPDDR4X (6GB version also available)
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#7
Our
Score:
4
Confidence
Level:
Great
Motorola Moto G5S

Motorola Moto G5S

The Moto G5S is an aluminum-encased upmarket Android phone equipped with a 16-megapixel FHD-video-recording main camera, a 3000mAh battery claiming to restore 5 hours of life for 15 minutes of plug-in time (TurboPower), and a Gorilla-Glass-3-finished 5.2-inch 1080p display.
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
  • RAM: 3GB
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#8
Our
Score:
4
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:
#9
Our
Score:
4
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)
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#10
Our
Score:
4
Confidence
Level:
Great
Essential PH-1

Essential PH-1

The Essential PH-1 displays a domineering front with a 2.45GHz maximum clock speed courtesy of an octa-core Snapdragon 835 processor.
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (Kryo 280)
  • RAM: 4GB
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
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Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime

Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime

The Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime is a mid-range octa-core smartphone for the compulsive shopper, with the Samsung Mall app, front-and-back 13-megapixel cameras, and a 3300mAh battery (84-hour music playback time) leading its specs.
  • Processor: Exynos 7870
  • RAM: 4GB (3GB version also available)
HTC U11 Eyes

HTC U11 Eyes

The HTC U11 Eyes replaces (regrettably) the original U11's 2.45GHz eight-core engine with a Snapdragon 652 octa-core chip that runs at only 1.8GHz.
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 652
  • RAM: 4GB
Asus Zenfone Max Plus M1

Asus Zenfone Max Plus M1

The Asus Zenfone Max Plus M1 offers a hearty-enough 4GB RAM, despite its 1.5GHz eight-core processor not being that competitive.
  • Processor: Mediatek MT6750T
  • RAM: 4GB (LPDDR3, with a 3GB version also available)
Sony Xperia XA2

Sony Xperia XA2

The Sony Xperia XA2 is powered by a 2.2GHz (maximum clock speed) Snapdragon 630 eight-core processor with 3GB of RAM -- not an uncommon facet in the flagship smartphone department.
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 630
  • RAM: 3GB
Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra

Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra

The Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra just about hits high-end marks (as of its release) in terms of hardware, with a 2.2GHz eight-core processor and a 4GB RAM in the engine room.
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 630
  • RAM: 4GB
Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus 2018

Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus 2018

The Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus 2018 backs its Dual Front Camera up with a high-class Exynos 7885 eight-core engine (dual 2.2GHz + hexa 1.6GHz) and 6GB's worth of RAM.
  • Processor: Exynos 7885 (S.LSI Lassen)
  • RAM: 6GB (4GB version also offered)
Nokia 6 2018

Nokia 6 2018

The Nokia 6 2018 replaces the previous Nokia 6's 1.4GHz octa-core CPU with a faster eight-core 2.2GHz Snapdragon 630 chip.
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 630
  • RAM: 4GB (LPDDR4)
LG Tribute Dynasty

LG Tribute Dynasty

The LG Tribute Dynasty is powered by an octa-core CPU clocked at 1.5GHz, which is its biggest selling point, given its overall unassuming spec sheet.
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6750
  • RAM: 2GB
Samsung Galaxy A8 2018

Samsung Galaxy A8 2018

The Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 runs on the octa-core Exynos 7885 CPU, which allots two cores (2.2GHz) for process-hungry apps and six cores (1.6GHz) for light apps as well as everyday usage.
  • Processor: Exynos 7885 (S.LSI Lassen)
  • RAM: 4GB
Huawei Honor View 10

Huawei Honor View 10

The Huawei Honor View 10 lists itself among the earliest smartphones equipped with AI capabilities by using the Kirin 970 eight-core 2.36GHz + 1.8GHz processor with a dedicated NPU (neural-network processing unit) and 6GB of RAM.
  • Processor: Huawei Kirin 970 (with built-in neural-network processing unit)
  • RAM: 6GB
Huawei P Smart

Huawei P Smart

The Huawei P Smart expands the Chinese brand's mid- to high-end smartphone lineup with a dual camera (13- plus 2-megapixel lenses), support for double Bluetooth connections, and a 5.65-inch FullView (18:9 aspect ratio) display leading its specs.
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 659 (16nm)
  • RAM: 4GB (3GB version also available)
Huawei Honor 9 Lite

Huawei Honor 9 Lite

The Huawei Honor 9 Lite hits high-end yardsticks hardware-wise (despite its downgrades over the Honor 9) with its 2.36GHz + 1.7GHz eight-core Kirin 659 processor and 4GB RAM.
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 659 (16nm)
  • RAM: 4GB (3GB version also available)
Huawei nova 2s

Huawei nova 2s

The Huawei nova 2s easily enters high-end territory with its 2.4GHz + 1.8GHz Kirin 960 eight-core processor and 6GB maximum RAM.
  • Processor: Kirin 960
  • RAM: 6GB (4GB version also available)
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
Vivo V7

Vivo V7

The Vivo V7 just about reaches the high-end benchmark with its 1.8GHz octa-core Snapdragon 450 engine and 4GB RAM.
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  • RAM: 4GB
Oppo F5 Youth

Oppo F5 Youth

The Oppo F5 Youth comes with a top-tier (in terms of speed) eight-core 2.5GHz MediaTek Helio P23 processor, despite having a middle-class 3GB RAM.
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio P23 MT6763T (16nm)
  • RAM: 3GB
Oppo R11s

Oppo R11s

The Oppo R11s powers its high-tier cameras with a flagship-class 2.2GHz eight-core Snapdragon 660 engine and 4GB of RAM.
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
  • RAM: 4GB
Oppo R11s Plus

Oppo R11s Plus

The Oppo R11s Plus upgrades its little sibling's 4GB RAM to 6GB, while retaining the high-ranking Snapdragon 660 2.2GHz octa-core processor.
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
  • RAM: 6GB
BLU Life One X3

BLU Life One X3

The BLU Life One X3 comes with a middling 1.3GHz eight-core processing and a 3GB RAM, a combo that screams mid-end, at least as of its November 2017 release.
  • Processor: MediaTek 6753
  • RAM: 3GB
T-Mobile REVVL Plus

T-Mobile REVVL Plus

The REVVL Plus is a 6-inch FHD-1080p phablet equipped with a 2GHz octa-core processor (only 2GB RAM), a 3380mAh battery, and a 13-megapixel plus 5-megapixel dual-camera system.
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
  • RAM: 2GB
* Prices shown are only indicative. They were recently fetched by our system and may have changed meanwhile.

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