“These devices take multitasking to the next level”
With progressing smartphone technology, even buyers have become spec junkies and prefer to go for handsets that offer powerful configurations. Of late, one of the areas where phone makers have started going all out is the RAM capacity, with devices offering as much as 8GB RAM. While 8GB RAM might be a novelty factor currently, smartphones with 6GB RAM are fast becoming a norm. That’s why we are bringing you a hand-picked list of top smartphones with beefy 6GB RAM capacity.
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 offer 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 Galaxy Note8 (Rs 67,900)
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 is 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 (1080×1920 pixels) 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
Put simply, the OnePlus 3T is a tweaked OnePlus 3. The outer shell of the two smartphones is indistinguishable, however, the OnePlus 3T does come in a new colour dubbed as Gunmetal Grey. As for the specifications of the smartphone, the 3T rocks a Snapdragon 821 processor with 6GB of RAM working in tandem. The smartphone sports the same 5.5-inch 1080p display as was seen on the OnePlus 3, but comes with a better 16MP front-facing camera along with a bigger 3,400mAh battery. The smartphone is available for sale exclusively on Amazon for Rs 29,999. It can also be purchased in a 128GB version, which is priced at Rs 34,999
Related read: OnePlus 3T review
OnePlus has reigned as the king in the Rs 20K-30K budget for far too long and nubia hopes to change that with its Z11. Powered by a Snapdragon 820 processor, the Z11 packs 6GB of RAM and come with 64GB of internal storage which can be expanded to give more room to the user as well. Sporting a 5.5-inch full HD display, the nubia Z11 draws fuel from a 3,000mAh battery and runs Android Marshmallow. Suffice it to say, the smartphone is clearly loaded to the brim and it definitely poses a solid threat, especially with its reduced pricing of Rs 19,999.
Related read: nubia Z11 review
Following its competitors, Samsung has decided to jump on the 6GB RAM bandwagon too 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.
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.