“These smartphones come with more RAM than some of the laptops in the market”
The first wave of super-specced smartphones with futuristic innovations have finally invaded the Indian shores. These handsets come with high-end processors, powerful cameras, and more RAM than an average laptop. It was just last year that we started seeing phones with 6GB of RAM, and now 8-gigs RAM is becoming the flagship standard. While some might say that 8GB RAM on a smartphone is an overkill, it doesn’t change the fact that it’s the best way to future-proof your purchase along with ensuring that your prized possession doesn’t show any trace of lag even with multiple apps open. So if you are wondering which are the top smartphones in the market with such a RAM capacity, then read on.
The high-end variant flagship from OnePlus comes with an 8GB RAM backing the Snapdragon 845 chipset, to ensure that the performance is top-notch (pun intended). The smartphone comes with a 6.28-inch AMOLED display featuring full HD+ resolution and a notch up top. For imaging, the OnePlus 6 offers a 16MP + 20MP rear camera setup and a 16MP front snapper for selfies. The handset boots OxygenOS based on the Android 8.1 Oreo and is powered by a 3,300mAh battery. OnePlus’ latest also comes in a lower-specced variant with 6GB RAM and 64GB / 128GB storage.
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Competing directly with the OnePlus 6, ASUS launched the ZenFone 5Z with a similar spec sheet and an attractive pricing. The top-end variant of the smartphone comes with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage working alongside the top-of-the-line Snapdragon 845 processor. The smartphone’s window to the world is a 6.2-inch full HD+ display with an aspect ratio of 19:9. The camera department on the ZenFone 5Z is handled by a 12MP + 8MP array on the rear and an 8MP shooter on the front. Out of the box, the smartphone comes with Android Oreo and is powered by a 3,300mAh battery. Similar to the OP6, you can get the 5Z in lower variants as well.
Related read: ASUS ZenFone 5Z review
With the OPPO Find X, the Chinese handset maker has made it clear that when it comes to the technology and innovation, it’s second to none. The smartphone flaunts a 6.42-inch 19.5:9 OLED full HD+ display and looks attractive with because of seamless front and back. To achieve this design, the brand has hidden the 16MP + 20MP rear camera module and a 25MP selfie shooter in a motorised mechanism on top. The Find X also has the highest screen-to-body ratio of 93.8 percent among smartphones. The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 845 SoC backed by 8GB RAM and boots Android Oreo-based ColorOS 5.1. A 3,730mAh battery completes the spec sheet.
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Similar to the Find X, the Vivo NEX offers an impressive screen-to-body ratio with its non-existent bezels around the fascia. The smartphone features an elevating selfie camera, that hides an 8MP unit. The handset comes with a 6.59-inch Ultra FullView full HD+ display featuring an under-display fingerprint scanner. Similar to the other devices in this roundup, the smartphone draws power from the Snapdragon 845 SoC which is paired with 8GB RAM. The camera department includes 12MP + 5MP combination at the back. On the software front, you get Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box. As for the power requirement, the handset relies on a 4,000mAh battery.
Related read: Vivo NEX review
These are the top smartphones with 8GB RAM that you can buy right now. Which one of these will be your pick? Let us know in the comment box below.