“These are the top smartphones with 6GB RAM, promising a good multitasking experience”
With smartphones evolving at a rapid pace, from paying the bills, shopping to replying to important mails, users prefer to use their smartphones. When you handling so many tasks on your smartphone on any given day, it becomes a mandate to have a smartphone that can multitask efficiently with numerous apps open in the background for easy switching. While a good processor is a must for good performance, RAM plays an important role in multitasking. The more RAM there is on a smartphone, more memory the running apps on it will have thus facilitating smooth multitasking experience. Now that we have emphasised how important it is to have more RAM on your device, here we list top smartphones available in the market with 6GB or more of RAM.
Xiaomi took everyone by surprise when it decided not to bring the bezel-less Mi Mix to the Indian sub-continent back in 2016. However, after learning that the brand would be bringing the Mi Mix 2 to India at Beijing, the handset finally landed at our shores last month. With a ceramic and aluminium body, Mi Mix 2 has been equipped with a 5.99-inch display that has a resolution of 1,080 x 2,160 pixels and aspect ratio of 18:9. For performance, there is a Snapdragon 835 processor, mated to 6GB of RAM and the onboard storage is 128GB. Imaging on the smartphone is top notch, all thanks to the 12-megapixel sensor with 4-axis optical image stabilisation and an 18K gold plated ring around it. For selfies, there is a 5-megapixel unit on the chin of the device. Other core features of the device include Android Nougat based MIUI 8, 3,400mAh battery and integrated support for 43 different network bands across the world.
Related read: Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 review
The sub-brand of Huawei, Honor launched the 8 Pro in India as an Amazon Exclusive. It flaunts a premium metal unibody and dual camera module on the rear panel. Coming to the highlight of the handset, its primary camera setup includes two 12-megapixel shooters – RGB and monochrome. On its front is an 8-megapixel camera for selfies. The 5.7-inch display bears a resolution of 1,440 x 2,560 pixels and delivering crisp text and images. The 2.5D display on the handset has been protected by a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 to protect against minor scratches and accidental drops. Powering the device is a 2.4GHz octa-core Hi-Silicon Kirin 960 processor, mated to 6GB of RAM. Apart from these, the handset comes with a fingerprint sensor, 4G, VoLTE, dual-SIM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, A-GPS, USB OTG and a 4,000mAh battery.
Related read: Honor 8 Pro review
Taiwanese brand HTC has been having a tough time when it comes to its flagship devices, compared to the competition. However, all that has now changed as the newly launched HTC U11 ups the game with its eye-catching aesthetics and one-of-its-kind Edge Sense feature, which lets users squeeze its edges to perform certain tasks. And then we have the top-of-the-line specs – a 5.5-inch 2K display and Snapdragon 835 SoC with 6GB RAM. HTC also managed to receive a score of 90 from DxOMark for its 12MP primary camera, which is the highest for a phone till date.
Related read: HTC U11 review
The latest offering from OnePlus is one of the best in the business, thanks to its high-end internals. It comes powered by the latest and greatest from Qualcomm (i.e, Snapdragon 835), which is mated to 6 gigs of RAM (there’s an 8GB RAM variant too). The OnePlus 5 is also the brand’s first smartphone with a dual camera. The combination of 16MP + 20MP sensors offers up to 2x lossless zoom and a portrait mode. The handset flaunts a sleek design, which is reminiscent of the Apple iPhone 7 Plus, but still manages to stand out.
Related read: OnePlus 5 review
Samsung showed resilience with the launch of its Galaxy Note8 smartphone, after the troubles that plagued its Galaxy Note7 last year. The new Note series handset packs a quality hardware in a gorgeous glass body. Underneath its exquisite design and 6.3-inch Infinity display, the Galaxy Note8 packs a capable Exynos 8895 processor coupled with 6GB of RAM. It’s also the first smartphone from the brand, that features a dual-camera setup at the back, which comprises two 12-megapixel sensors.
If you have budget constraints in place and don’t necessarily need S Pen, which is the hallmark of the Note series, then the 6GB RAM variant of the Samsung Galaxy S8+ is a good substitute.
The Cool Play 6 falls in the roundup as the most affordable handset in this roundup. But don’t go by its price as the handset packs in impressive features that are usually found in premium smartphones. The Coolpad Cool Play 6 comes with a pair of 13-megapixel rear cameras, a 5.5-inch full HD display, and runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat-based Journey UI. It packs a Snapdragon 653 processor and houses a beefy 4,060mAh battery.
Related read: Coolpad Cool Play 6 review
Following its competitors, Samsung had jumped on the 6GB RAM bandwagon earlier this year, by launching the Galaxy C9 Pro. The device sports a large 6-inch Super AMOLED full HD display, which puts it in the phablet category. The smartphone is powered by a Snapdragon 653 processor, and is fuelled by a beefy 4,000mAh battery. The Galaxy C9 Pro is also the brand’s first device to feature a 16MP front-facing camera.
Related read: Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro review
These are the top smartphones with capacious 6GB RAM in the market, ensuring smooth performance and lag-free multitasking. Let us know about your favourite in the comment box below.