The Best Octa-core Smartphones 2020

The Latest Octa-core Smartphones 2020 (and 2019)


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:

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Best Model 2020
Alpha
Rank:
#1
Our
Score:
5
Confidence
Level:
OK
* How do we know? Here is how we rank items...

Even with a lower review sample, considering its aggregate ranking of 96%, we determined that the is, as of now, Phonerated's best phone 2020. We also believe that our 124 reviews sampled from our sources give us a safe-enough confidence level that justifies to call it the most interesting choice as of now.

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 (for USA/China, Exynos 9825 for LATAM/EMEA)
  • RAM: 12GB
  • Second Best
    Alpha
    Rank:
    #2
    Our
    Score:
    4.5
    Confidence
    Level:
    OK

    With its star rating of 4.5 computed from 60 reviews, here is second best phone. * By the way, our list is based on an in-depth analysis of hundreds of octa-core smartphone reviews from across the web.

    The OnePlus 7T Pro is powered by the Snapdragon 855 Plus 2.96GHz octa-core engine, which was one of the fastest (at least on paper) processors available when it debuted.

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus (7nm with Qualcomm AI Engine)
  • RAM: 8GB (LPDDR4X)

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    Also Good
    Alpha
    Rank:
    #3
    Our
    Score:
    4.5
    Confidence
    Level:
    OK

    The Huawei Y7 2019 is a middle-class smartphone equipped with specs like a 6.3-inch 19:9 dewdrop-notch screen, a 4000mAh battery, and a 13- plus 2-megapixel dual rear camera.

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Also Good
    Alpha
    Rank:
    #4
    Our
    Score:
    4.5
    Confidence
    Level:
    OK

    The Ulefone Armor 6E is a rugged Android phone armed with a water-tight and drop-ready housing, a robust 5000mAh battery pack, and a large 6.2-inch 19:9 Gorilla-Glass-5-finished display.

  • Processor: MediaTek Helio P70
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Also Good
    Alpha
    Rank:
    #5
    Our
    Score:
    4.5
    Confidence
    Level:
    Good

    The Samsung Galaxy Note10 Plus is among only a few 2019-released models to pass the 12GB RAM threshold.

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 (Exynos 9825 for EMEA/LATAM)
  • RAM: 12GB
  • Also Good
    Alpha
    Rank:
    #6
    Our
    Score:
    4.5
    Confidence
    Level:
    OK
    Why is a higher score ranking under a lower score?

    The Xiaomi Mi 9T is a high-class photography smartphone armed with a 48- plus 8- plus 13-megapixel triple-lens camera, a 20-megapixel pop-out selfie cam, and a 6.4-inch FHD+ (1080p) AMOLED display.

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Also Good
    Alpha
    Rank:
    #7
    Our
    Score:
    4.5
    Confidence
    Level:
    OK

    The Motorola Moto Z4 is an imaging-first high-end smartphone armed with a highly-competitive 48-megapixel main cam, a 25-megapixel selfie cam, and a 6.4-inch 19.5:9 display.

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Also Good
    Alpha
    Rank:
    #8
    Our
    Score:
    4
    Confidence
    Level:
    Good

    The Nokia 7.2 opts for a mid-level 2.2GHz octa-core processor only, instead of shooting for something like a flagship-worthy 2.6GHz chip.

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
  • RAM: 6GB (4GB version also offered)
  • Also Good
    Alpha
    Rank:
    #9
    Our
    Score:
    4.5
    Confidence
    Level:
    OK

    The Cubot Quest is a middle-class waterproof smartphone offering a hearty 4000mAh battery, a 12- plus 2-megapixel dual rear camera, and an eight-core processor peaking at 2GHz.

  • Processor: MediaTek Helio P22 (MT6762)
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Also Good
    Alpha
    Rank:
    #10
    Our
    Score:
    4.5
    Confidence
    Level:
    OK

    The Motorola One Action uses a mid-level 2GHz eight-core processor and a 4GB RAM, which do not quite put it in high-end territory.

  • Processor: Samsung Exynos 9609
  • RAM: 4GB
  • The HTC Exodus 1s opts for a 1.4GHz octa-core processor that sounds somewhat disgruntling, at least by 2019 standards.

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 435
  • RAM: 4GB
  • The Motorola Razr 2019 leans heavily towards performance, running on an eight-core 2.96GHz engine and a whopping 12GB RAM.

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  • RAM: 6GB
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    The ZTE Blade 10 is a photography-driven budget phone offering a 16- plus 5-megapixel dual main cam, a 16-megapixel selfie cam, and a wide 6.3-inch 19:9 1080p screen.

  • Processor: MediaTek P60
  • RAM: 3GB
  • The LG Tribute Royal runs on a 2GHz octa-core engine coupled with a 2GB RAM, putting itself a level higher than its quad-core-only competitors.

  • Processor: MediaTek MT6762
  • RAM: 2GB
  • The Motorola Moto G8 Plus cuts corners performance-wise, opting for a middle-class 2GHz eight-core engine, instead of shooting for something like a high-end 2.5GHz chip.

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 (with AI engine)
  • RAM: 4GB (DDR4)
  • The BLU C6 2019 pins itself to the low-end smartphone category by running on a quad-core 1.3GHz engine coupled with only 1GB of RAM.

  • RAM: 1GB
  • The Samsung Galaxy A20s is a photography-first budget phone whose triple primary camera is accompanied by a spacious 6.5-inch 720p TFT display and a tolerable 4000mAh battery.

  • RAM: 4GB (3GB version also offered)
  • The Google Pixel 4 runs on the 2.84GHz octa-core Snapdragon 855 engine, which was a popular flagship processor around the time of its market entry.

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 6GB (LPDDR4x)
  • The Google Pixel 4 XL is among the fastest (at least on paper) 2019 smartphones, running on a 2.84GHz eight-core 64-bit processor aided by Pixel Neural Core.

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 (with Pixel Neural Core)
  • RAM: 6GB (LPDDR4X)
  • The Motorola One Macro is an imaging-first smartphone whose triple-lens camera are accompanied by specs like a 4000mAh battery and a 6.2-inch 1520 x 720 HD+ display.

  • Processor: MediaTek Helio P70
  • RAM: 4GB (DDR4)
  • The BLU Vivo X5 affirms its budget-tier feature set by running on an eight-core 1.6GHz engine coupled with 3GB of RAM.

  • Processor: ARM Cortex-A55
  • RAM: 3GB
  • The Motorola One Zoom is a photography-driven smartphone boasting a premium four-camera system, a 25-megapixel selfie cam, and a 6.4-inch OLED display.

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
  • RAM: 4GB
  • The Motorola Moto E6 Plus affirms its budget profile by running on a 2GHz eight-core processor coupled with no more than 4GB of RAM.

  • Processor: MediaTek Helio P22
  • RAM: 4GB (2GB version also offered)
  • The Samsung Galaxy A70s oddly runs on a 2GHz-only octa-core engine, despite a lot of its 2019 contemporaries using 2.5GHz (or faster) chips.

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
  • RAM: 8GB (6GB version also offered)
  • The Samsung Galaxy A90 5G runs on Qualcomm's eight-core 2.84GHz Snapdragon 855 processor, the go-to chip for several 2019 flagship contenders.

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 (with Snapdragon X50 5G modem)
  • RAM: 8GB (6GB version also offered)
  • The Samsung Galaxy M10s is a budget smartphone banking on a 4000mAh battery, a 6.4-inch HD+ (720p) Super AMOLED screen, and a 13- plus 5-megapixel dual camera.

  • Processor: Exynos 7884B
  • RAM: 3GB
  • The Samsung Galaxy M30s is an upmarket 2019 smartphone boasting a 6000mAh battery and a three-lens rear camera alongside a 6.4-inch 1080p screen.

  • RAM: 6GB (4GB version also offered -- both versions have LPDDR4X RAM types)
  • The Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G levels with most other 2019 flagship contenders with its 2.8GHz (top speed) eight-core engine and monstrous 12GB RAM.

  • RAM: 12GB
  • The Samsung Galaxy A50s is an imaging-driven smartphone armed with a three-lens main camera, a 32-megapixel front cam, and a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED screen.

  • RAM: 6GB (4GB version also available)
  • The Samsung Galaxy A30s is a middle-class large-screen smartphone whose 6.4-inch 720p display is accompanied by a triple main camera and a 4000mAh battery pack.

  • Processor: Exynos 7885
  • RAM: 4GB (3GB version also available)
  • The Motorola Moto E6 affirms its budget-tier specs profile by running on a 1.4GHz octa-core processor and no more than 2GB of RAM.

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 435
  • RAM: 2GB
  • The LG K50S is a mid-level smartphone equipped with a triple-lens camera, a wide 6.5-inch 19.5:9 HD+ (1520 x 720) display, and a 32GB memory extendable by up to 2TB.

  • RAM: 3GB
  • * Prices shown are only indicative. They were recently fetched by our system and may have changed meanwhile.

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