The Best Octa-core Smartphones 2018

The Latest Octa-core Smartphones 2018

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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:

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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 338 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:
    High

    With its star rating of 4.5 computed from 99 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 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:
    High

  • Processor: MediaTek Helio P25
  • 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: Kirin 659 (16nm)
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Also Good
    Alpha
    Rank:
    #6
    Our
    Score:
    4.5
    Confidence
    Level:
    High

  • Processor: HUAWEI Kirin 659 (16nm)
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Also Good
    Alpha
    Rank:
    #7
    Our
    Score:
    4
    Confidence
    Level:
    High

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Also Good
    Alpha
    Rank:
    #8
    Our
    Score:
    4.5
    Confidence
    Level:
    High
    Why is a higher score ranking under a lower score?

  • Processor: HUAWEI Kirin 970 (with i7 co-processor and Neural Network Processing Unit)
  • RAM: 6GB (4GB version also available)
  • Also Good
    Alpha
    Rank:
    #9
    Our
    Score:
    4
    Confidence
    Level:
    High

  • Processor: MediaTek 6753
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Also Good
    Alpha
    Rank:
    #10
    Our
    Score:
    5
    Confidence
    Level:
    OK

  • 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)
  • 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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    The Nokia 3.1 leaps from the original Nokia 3's rudimentary 1.4GHz quad-core processor to a more tolerable MediaTek eight-core engine running at 1.5GHz.

  • Processor: MediaTek MT6750N
  • RAM: 3GB (2GB version also available)
  • The Nokia 5.1 meets our expectations of a semi-high-end smartphone with its 2GHz eight-core Helio P18 processor.

  • Processor: MediaTek Helio P18 (MT6755S)
  • RAM: 3GB (2GB version also available)
  • The Samsung Galaxy J8 opts for a mid-level eight-core processor running at 1.8GHz, which is coupled with a reasonable (by mid-range standards) 4GB RAM.

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  • RAM: 4GB
  • 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
  • The Lenovo Z5 boasts 6GB's worth of LPDDR4X RAM alongside its 1.8GHz Snapdragon 636 eight-core processor.

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
  • RAM: 6GB (LPDDR4X)
  • The Samsung Galaxy J7 2018 brings back the J7 2017's mid-level 1.6GHz eight-core processor, but comes with only 2GB of RAM this time (Its predecessor has a 3GB RAM).

  • RAM: 2GB
  • The 2018 Samsung Galaxy A8 Star is a photography-first smartphone whose specs are headlined by a dual rear camera (24- and 16-megapixel lenses), a 24-megapixel selfie cam, and a large 6.3-inch Super AMOLED display.

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
  • RAM: 4GB
  • The BLU Pure View does not quite hit the mark hardware-wise with its relatively-slow 1.3GHz octa-core MediaTek 6753 processor -- 1.8GHz was the baseline for mid-range phablets when it debuted.

  • Processor: MediaTek 6753
  • RAM: 3GB
  • The LG V35 ThinQ lists itself among the most-powerful 2018 smartphones by running on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 2.8GHz (top speed) eight-core processor aided by 6GB of RAM.

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • RAM: 6GB
  • The Motorola Moto Z3 Play is a multimedia-oriented eight-core phablet whose specs include a 12- plus 5-megapixel dual rear camera, and a 6-inch FHD+ 18:9 Super AMOLED display, and support for the brand's Moto Mods slap-on accessories.

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
  • RAM: 4GB
  • The HTC U12 Plus joins only a handful of other flagship models (as of this write-up) in rocking the Snapdragon 845 2.8GHz octa-core processor.

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • RAM: 6GB (DDR4X)
  • The 2018 LG Q7 is a rugged middle-class smartphone whose IP68-rated water-tight housing is accompanied by a 5.5-inch 18:9 FullVision display and a 64GB/32GB internal memory extendable by up to 2TB.

  • RAM: 4GB (for Q7+, 3GB for Q7 and Q7╬▒)
  • A high-endurance multimedia-focused phablet, the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1's specs are headlined by a 5000mAh battery promising a 199-hour music playback time, a 6-inch 18:9 1080p display, and a Bokeh-enabled 13- plus 5-megapixel dual-lens rear camera.

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 (14nm)
  • RAM: 4GB (3GB version also available -- both versions have LPDDR4X RAM types)
  • The Sonim XP8 matches its heavy-duty battery with the high-end (as of this write-up) combo of a 2.2GHz + 1.9GHz dual-cluster eight-core engine and a 4GB RAM.

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 630
  • RAM: 4GB
  • The LG G7 ThinQ is one of LG's first flagship smartphones to run on the 2.8GHz Snapdragon 845 eight-core processor -- the fastest smartphone engine available when it entered the market.

  • Processor: Qualcom Snapdragon 845
  • RAM: 6GB (for G7+ ThinQ, 4GB for plain G7 ThinQ -- both with LPDDR4X RAM types)
  • The waterproof Samsung Galaxy S Light Luxury expands the brand's lineup of 2018 phablets with specs like a 5.8-inch 18.5:9 screen, a 64GB memory extendable by up to 400GB, and a 16-megapixel UHD-video-capable rear camera in its arsenal.

  • RAM: 4GB
  • The Samsung Galaxy J6 resembles many other mid-range smartphones when it comes to hardware, running on a 1.6GHz octa-core processor coupled with either 4GB or 3GB of RAM.

  • Processor: Exynos 7 Series
  • RAM: 4GB (3GB version also available)
  • 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)
  • The Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus 2018 is a high-end, photography-first phablet whose 6-inch 18.5:9 screen is accompanied by specs like a 24-megapixel LED-flash selfie camera and a dual rear camera (16- plus 5-megapixel lenses).

  • RAM: 4GB (3GB version also offered)
  • A photography-first smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy A6 2018 banks on specs like a 16-megapixel f/1.7 rear camera, a flash-rigged (three brightness levels) 16-megapixel selfie cam, and a 5.6-inch 18.5:9 720p Super AMOLED display.

  • RAM: 4GB (3GB version also available)
  • * Prices shown are only indicative. They were recently fetched by our system and may have changed meanwhile.

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