Here are 7 of the most powerful Snapdragon 821 Chinese phones that you can buy right now!
The Chinese smartphone industry has been fast to jump at the chance of using the Snapdragon 821 chipset from Qualcomm, and already there are 7 phones you can buy with the enhanced SoC.
Below are 7 phones that you can buy right now with the beastly Snapdragon 821 processor. Take a look at what’s available and let us know which you would choose in the comments below!
If you’re not a fan of Xiaomi then you aren’t really going to enjoy this list as most of the phones mentioned are from the Beijing-based phone maker1
The Xiaomi Mi5S is the update on the Xiaomi Mi5 which launched earlier this year. Obviously one of the updates is the switch in processor to a faster Snapdragon 821 SoC, but there are other changes too.
The Mi5S has a new fingerprint scanner and a new metal rear panel too that many people prefer over the original.
Spec highlights include MIUI version 8 (based on Android 6.0), a 5.15-inch FHD display, 3GB RAM, 64GB internal memory, fingerprint scanner and Type C USB. The phone also has an impressive 4 axis OIS system on the rear camera.
Xiaomi Mi5S Plus
Another Xiaomi phone (there are a lot of them with the SD821) is the Xiaomi Mi5S Plus. As the Mi5S has a 5.15-inch display it would be fair to assume the Mi5S Plus has a large panel and it does at 5.7-inches.
The Xiaomi Mi5S plus also has double the RAM (6GB RAM) and double the internal memory (128GB). It’s not only in these areas where the phone has double either as the Mi5S gets a dual 13 mega-pixel rear camera design. Other features induce a rear fingerprint scanner, and NFC.
Smartisan manages to get quite a lot of attention in China, but it’s not all that well known internationally. The Smartisan M1 is the latest flagship phone from the Chinese based phone manufacturer, and like the Mi5s features a 5.15-inch display and Snapdragon 821 chipset.
Spec highlights on the Smartisan M1 include a fingerprint scanner, HIFI audio, 4GB RAM, 32GB memory and 23 megapixel rear camera.
Xiaomi Mi Mix
Perhaps the most talked about phone of the past few months is the Xiaomi Mi Mix. This is a concept phone that Xiaomi decided to go ahead and launch in limited numbers. The Mi Mix boasts a huge 6.4-inch 2K display and swanky 18k gold ring around the rear 16 mega-pixel camera.
The Xiaomi Mi Mix obviously runs a Snapdragon 821 chipset, up to 6GB RAM, 5 megapixel front camera, rear fingerprint scanner, NFC and 4400mAh battery.
LeEco Le Pro 3
The 5.5-inch LeEco Le Pro 3 might look like other LeEco (and LeTV) phones from the past, but this 5.5-inch device is the first from the phone maker that runs the powerful Snapdragon 821.
LeECo has also aged to squeeze in a 4070mAh battery, rear fingerprint scanner, 16 megapixel rear camera, and 8 megapixel front. LeEco made the Pro 3 in gold, silver and rose gold.
Xiaomi Mi Note 2
We loved the original Xiaomi Mi Note, it was the first Xiaomi that oozed beauty and great build, it also wasn’t a bad performer either! The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 builds on the original phones design and looks by combining the rear curve to a curved display like that of the Vivo Xplay 6 and Samsung S7 models.
The Mi Note 2 comes with a 5.7-inch display, Snapdragon 821 SoC, 8 megapixel front camera, and 23 megapixel rear sensor. Memory options start at 4GB RAM + 64GB internal memory to 6GB RAM to 128GB storage.
Last but not least is the OnePlus 3T, a phone only announced a few days ago but one that looks very familiar to smartphone fans around the world. The 3T takes the body and majority of its specs from the original OP3 but gets an upgraded Snapdragon 821 chipset.
The 5.5-inch phone also has 6GB RAM, fingerprint scanner, 16 megapixel main camera, DASH fast charging and all alloy body.