The Best Octa-core Smartphones 2018

The Latest Octa-core Smartphones 2018

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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 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 89%, we determined that the is, as of now, Phonerated's best phone 2018. We also believe that our 285 reviews sampled from our sources give us a high confidence level that justifies to call it a "no-brainer best choice."

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (14nm)
  • RAM: 4GB (3GB version also available)
  • Second Best
    Alpha
    Rank:
    #2
    Our
    Score:
    4.5
    Confidence
    Level:
    Great

    With its star rating of 4.5 computed from 607 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 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

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

    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
  • Also Good
    Alpha
    Rank:
    #4
    Our
    Score:
    4.5
    Confidence
    Level:
    High

    The Motorola Moto G6 Plus resembles many high-end wide-screen smartphones in terms of hardware with its 2.2GHz eight-core processor and 6GB RAM.

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 630
  • RAM: 6GB (4GB version also available)
  • Also Good
    Alpha
    Rank:
    #5
    Our
    Score:
    4.5
    Confidence
    Level:
    High

    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)
  • Also Good
    Alpha
    Rank:
    #6
    Our
    Score:
    4
    Confidence
    Level:
    Great

    The OnePlus 6 is one of OnePlus's fastest smartphones to date, running on a 2.8GHz eight-core processor coupled with either 8GB or 6GB of RAM.

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (10nm)
  • RAM: 8GB (a 6GB version is also offered -- both versions have LPDDR4X RAM types)
  • Also Good
    Alpha
    Rank:
    #7
    Our
    Score:
    4
    Confidence
    Level:
    High

    The stylus-equipped LG Stylo 4 is a creativity-driven phablet whose main specs include a 6.2-inch 18:9 screen, a 32GB memory extendable by up to 2TB, and an eight-core engine running at 1.8GHz.

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Also Good
    Alpha
    Rank:
    #8
    Our
    Score:
    4
    Confidence
    Level:
    High

    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:
    #9
    Our
    Score:
    4
    Confidence
    Level:
    High

    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
  • Also Good
    Alpha
    Rank:
    #10
    Our
    Score:
    4
    Confidence
    Level:
    High

    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
  • A display-focused high-end smartphone, the LG G7 One's specs include a 6.1-inch 1000-nit-bright display, a 16-megapixel AI-powered camera, and a 2.45GHz (top speed) octa-core Snapdragon 835 processor.

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
  • RAM: 4GB
  • The Google Pixel 3 XL runs on a flagship-caliber 2.5GHz + 1.6GHz eight-core processor, yet sticks to only 4GB of RAM, instead of shooting for something like 6GB.

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • RAM: 4GB (LPDDR4x)
  • The Google Pixel 3 lines up with a good number of other 2018 flagships engine-wise, running on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor that peaks at 2.5GHz.

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • RAM: 4GB (LPDDR4x)
  • The Nokia 7.1 misses the 2018 flagship mark engine-wise, running on a 1.8GHz eight-core engine, despite many of its contemporaries using 2GHz (or faster) chips.

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
  • RAM: 4GB (3GB version also available -- both versions have LPPDDR4x RAM types)
  • The Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 just about passes 2018 high-end standards with its 2.2GHz + 1.6GHz eight-core engine and 6GB maximum RAM count.

  • Processor: Exynos 7885
  • RAM: 6GB (4GB version also available)
  • The BlackBerry KEY2 LE lines up with a good number of 2018 mid- to high-end Androids with its 1.8GHz + 1.6GHz eight-core engine and 4GB RAM.

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
  • RAM: 4GB
  • The HTC U12 life misses the 2018 high-end yardstick by running on a 1.8GHz octa-core processor -- most 2018 high-enders run on 2GHz (or faster) chips.

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
  • RAM: 4GB (DDR4x)
  • The Huawei Mate 20 Lite just about passes 2018 high-end yardsticks hardware-wise, running on a 2.2GHz (top speed) octa-core engine alongside 4GB of RAM and a GPU clocked at 1GHz.

  • Processor: Kirin 710 (with i7 microprcessor)
  • RAM: 4GB
  • The BLU Vivo XI runs on MediaTek's Helio P22 2GHz octa-core engine, which works hand-in-hand with AI accelerated technology and a decent 3GB RAM.

  • Processor: MediaTek Helio P22 (12nm, with AI Accelerated Technology)
  • RAM: 3GB
  • 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 BLU Vivo XI Plus doubles its Vivo XI little brother's mere 3GB RAM to a whopping 6GB, while running on a similar AI-aided 2GHz octa-core engine.

  • Processor: MediaTek Helio P60 (with AI technology)
  • RAM: 6GB (4GB version also available)
  • 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
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