The Best Octa-core Smartphones 2018

The Latest Octa-core Smartphones 2018

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Our list showing the newest octa-core smartphones includes only phones that obey to these rules:

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

Considering its aggregate ranking of 92%, we determined that the is, as of now, Phonerated's best phone 2018. We also believe that our 340 reviews sampled from our sources give us a high confidence level that justifies to call it a "no-brainer best choice."

  • Processor: Huawei Kirin 970 (with built-in neural-network processing unit)
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Second Best
    Alpha
    Rank:
    #2
    Our
    Score:
    4.5
    Confidence
    Level:
    Great

    With its star rating of 4.5 computed from 285 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.

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (14nm)
  • RAM: 4GB (3GB version also available)

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

  • 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:
    Great

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 10nm (Exynos 9810 for EMEA markets)
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Also Good
    Alpha
    Rank:
    #5
    Our
    Score:
    4.5
    Confidence
    Level:
    High

  • 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)
  • Also Good
    Alpha
    Rank:
    #6
    Our
    Score:
    4.5
    Confidence
    Level:
    High

  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 659 (16nm)
  • RAM: 4GB (3GB version also available)
  • Also Good
    Alpha
    Rank:
    #7
    Our
    Score:
    4
    Confidence
    Level:
    Great

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (10nm)
  • RAM: 8GB (a 6GB version is also offered -- both versions have LPDDR4X RAM types)
  • Also Good
    Alpha
    Rank:
    #8
    Our
    Score:
    4
    Confidence
    Level:
    Great

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 630
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Also Good
    Alpha
    Rank:
    #9
    Our
    Score:
    4
    Confidence
    Level:
    Great

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 630
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Also Good
    Alpha
    Rank:
    #10
    Our
    Score:
    4
    Confidence
    Level:
    High

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • RAM: 4GB
  • The Motorola Moto Z3 upgrades its Z3 Play sibling's 1.8GHz eight-core engine to one that peaks at 2.35GHz, while retaining its passable 4GB RAM count.

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
  • RAM: 4GB
  • The Oppo F9 is a selfie-driven phablet whose key specs include a high-resolution 25-megapixel selfie camera, a 6.3-inch 19.5:9 screen with a waterdrop notch design, and a 3500mAh battery aided by VOOC flash charging.

  • Processor: MediaTek Helio P60
  • RAM: 6GB (4GB version also available)
  • The Alcatel 7 runs on a high-speed (in this class) 2.5GHz octa-core processor, but awkwardly sticks to a sub-par 2GB RAM.

  • Processor: MediaTek MT6736TA
  • RAM: 2GB
  • The Xiaomi Poco F1 levels with many of the fastest smartphones of 2018 by running on a Snapdragon 845 2.8GHz eight-core engine coupled with a whopping 8GB RAM.

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (with AI Engine)
  • RAM: 8GB (6GB version also available -- both versions have LPDDR4X dual-channel RAM types)
  • The Motorola P30 opts for a rather inauspicious 1.8GHz octa-core processor, despite boasting a flagship-caliber 6GB RAM.

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
  • RAM: 6GB
  • The stylus-aided LG Q8 2018 is a middle-class multimedia phablet that lists a 6.2-inch 18:9 screen, a 64GB memory expandable by up to 2TB, and an IP68-certified waterproof shell among its specs.

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  • RAM: 4GB (LPDDR3)
  • The Samsung Galaxy Note9 was one of the fastest Samsung phones of its time, combining a 2.8GHz eight-core Snapdragon 845 processor and an 8GB RAM under the hood.

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (10nm)
  • RAM: 8GB RAM (6GB version also available -- both versions have LPDDR4 RAM types)
  • The Huawei Honor Play decorates its Kirin 970 dual-cluster (2.36GHz + 1.8GHz) eight-core processor with an AI NPU and GPU Turbo, both dedicated to enhancing its gaming performance.

  • Processor: Kirin 970 (with AI NPU and GPU Turbo)
  • RAM: 6GB (4GB version also available -- both version have LPDDR4X RAM types)
  • The Oppo Find X Lamborghini Edition combines the high-end processing powers of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 2.8GHz octa-core processor and an ultra-high-end (as of its release) 8GB RAM.

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (10nm, with AI Dragon engine)
  • RAM: 8GB
  • The Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium levels with most other 2018 flagships from competing brands by running on a Snapdragon 845 2.8GHz octa-core processor alongside 6GB of RAM.

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • RAM: 6GB
  • A less-ambitious version of Oppo's A3 phablet, the Oppo A3s banks on specs like a 4230mAh battery, a 13- plus 2-megapixel dual rear camera, and a 6.2-inch 19:9 720p screen.

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (14nm)
  • RAM: 3GB (2GB version also available)
  • The Oppo A5 stays within 2018 middle-class territory hardware-wise by running on a 1.8GHz eight-core processor coupled with a 4GB RAM.

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  • RAM: 4GB
  • The Xiaomi Mi A2 operates on a high-end hardware setup that's led by an AI-ready 2.2GHz eight-core processor and a hefty 6GB maximum RAM capacity.

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 (with AI engine and 14nm FinFET technology)
  • RAM: 6GB (4GB version also available)
  • The Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite is a high-endurance semi-high-end smartphone rigged with specs like a 4000mAh battery, a 5.8-inch 19:9 screen, and a 12- plus 5-megapixel dual-lens primary camera.

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (14nm, with FinFET technology)
  • RAM: 4GB (3GB version also available)
  • The Vivo NEX S screams high-end hardware-wise with its combination of a 2.8GHz octa-core Snapdragon 845 engine and a gigantic 8GB RAM.

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • RAM: 8GB
  • The Vivo NEX A still passes 2018 high-end standards, despite suffering some downgrades over the NEX S, running on a 2.2GHz + 1.7GHz eight-core processor alongside 6GB of RAM.

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  • RAM: 6GB
  • The Huawei Honor 9N sits somewhere between the mid- and high-end Android categories hardware-wise with its 2.36GHz + 1.7GHz octa-core engine and 4GB/3GB RAM.

  • Processor: Kirin 659
  • RAM: 4GB (3GB version also available)
  • The Nokia X5 hops on the dual-cluster bandwagon by running on MediaTek's Helio P60 engine whose two four-core clusters both run at 2GHz.

  • Processor: MediaTek P60 (12nm, with independent AI chip)
  • RAM: 4GB (3GB version also available)
  • The Huawei nova 3i is an upmarket phablet whose biggest specs include a 24- plus 2-megapixel dual selfie cam, a dual rear cam made up of 16- and 2-megapixel lenses, and a 6.3-inch 1080p screen with a rarely-seen (as of its release) 19.5:9 aspect ratio.

  • Processor: HUAWEI Kirin 710
  • RAM: 4GB
  • The Oppo Find X is powered by the Snapdragon 845 2.8GHz octa-core processor, which was the fastest smartphone engine on the market when it came out.

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (10nm, with AI Dragon engine)
  • RAM: 8GB
  • The Asus ROG Phone became one of the fastest smartphones on the market when it debuted by running on an upgraded version of the Snapdragon 845 eight-core chip running at 2.96GHz (The stock chip runs at 2.8GHz).

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (10nm, specially-binned)
  • RAM: 8GB (LPDDR4X)
  • The LG Q Stylus is a 6.2-inch phablet tailored to digital artists, featuring specs like a creativity-driven stylus pen, a 64GB memory expandable by up to 2TB, and a 16-megapixel primary camera.

  • RAM: 4GB (for Q Stylus+, 3GB for Q Stylus and Q Stylus╬▒)
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