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Best 8GB RAM Smartphones In The World (Insane Specifications)

Smartphones are now going through the peak of innovation. The next wave of flagship smartphones will have something called Mixed Reality (MR), based on the concept of Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR). Hence, these smartphones need a lot of resources to carry out complex processes such as Mixed Reality, which will completely change the dimension of how we use smartphones. Thus, most of the upcoming flagship devices will boast of 8GB RAM. We bring you the list of best 8GB RAM smartphones, which are expected to come out in 2017.

ASUS ZenFone AR is the world’s first smartphone with 8GB RAM. The other smartphones listed in this segment has not seen the light of the day yet but we can expect to see these multitasking beasts in the market very soon. Earlier 6GB RAM smartphones were very rare but we can see a lot of them now. These are great for multitasking needs but current apps do not take advantage of 6GB RAM yet. However, upcoming best Android phones with AR and VR support will be able to utilize 6GB RAM and 8GB RAM properly. We would like companies to launch phones with 8GB RAM that has proper use cases and not just show off in terms of specifications, since most of Android consumers are specifications hungry.

Do take note that the list is in no specific order and will be updated whenever a new phone with 8GB RAM launches. So without any further delay, let’s get started.

Find out the best 8GB RAM phones in India

1. ASUS ZenFone AR

ASUS ZenFone AR - First 8GB RAM smartphone in the world

ASUS ZenFone AR, launched in India back in July 2017, is the world’s first smartphone with 8GB RAM. It is also the first device which supports both Google’s Tango AR and DayDream VR platforms. This phone was developed in close cooperation with Google so that it is able to deliver the best user experience for both AR (Augmented Reality) and VR (Virtual Reality). In terms of hardware, it has a 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display, Snapdragon 821 quad-core processor, 8GB RAM, 128GB storage and more. The smartphone runs on Zen UI 3.0 based on Android 7.0 Nougat OS.

Check out the other specifications of the ASUS ZenFone AR smartphone below.

Key Specifications:

  • 5.7-inch Quad HD display
  • 2.35GHz Snapdragon 821 quad-core processor
  • 8GB RAM
  • 128GB storage, expandable – 2TB
  • Zen UI 3.0 (Android 7.0 Nougat)
  • 23MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash
  • 8MP selfie camera
  • Fingerprint sensor (front)
  • 4G VoLTE
  • 3300mAh battery (non-removable)
  • Quick Charge 3.0

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2. OnePlus 5

OnePlus 5 - Dual Camera Phone under Rs. 40,000 in India

OnePlus 5, one of the several 8GB RAM smartphones, was announced globally and in India back in June 2017. The OnePlus 5 boasts of 8GB RAM under the hood besides packing dual rear cameras. It is an absolute beast for multitasking as it offers LPDDR4x RAM. Other specifications include 5.5-inch Full HD Optic AMOLED display, Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor clocked at 2.45GHz. The phone runs on Oxygen OS based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS out of the box. It has 128GB of internal storage but you cannot expand it since there is no microSD card slot. Also, we get a lower variant consisting of 6GB RAM and 64GB storage.

Find out the rest of the specifications of the OnePlus 5 below.

Key Specifications:

  • 5.5-inch Full HD display
  • 2.45GHz Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor
  • 8GB RAM
  • 128GB storage, non-expandable
  • Oxygen OS (Android 7.1.1 Nougat)
  • 16MP + 20MP rear cameras with LED flash
  • 16MP selfie camera
  • Fingerprint sensor (front)
  • 4G VoLTE
  • 3300mAh battery (non-removable)
  • Dash Charge

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3. ZTE nubia Z17

ZTE nubia Z17 - Snapdragon 835 smartphone

nubia Z17 from the house of ZTE was announced in China back in June 2017. It is the first 8GB RAM smartphone from the company, that is powered by the Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor. The nubia Z17 is a multitasking beast and is capable of handling everything very smoothly. It boasts of a dual rear camera setup consisting of a 12 megapixel primary lens and a 23 megapixel secondary lens. Under the hood, there is a 3200mAh battery with support for Quick Charge 4.0+ fast charging technology. It is also water and dust resistant but has not received any certification.

Check out the rest of the specifications of the ZTE nubia Z17 below.

Key Specifications:

  • 5.5-inch Full HD display
  • 2.45GHz Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor
  • 6GB/8GB RAM
  • 64GB/128GB storage, expandable – 200GB
  • nubia UI 5.0 (Android 7.1.1 Nougat)
  • 12MP + 23MP rear cameras with dual-tone LED flash
  • 16MP selfie camera
  • Fingerprint sensor (back)
  • Water resistant
  • 4G VoLTE
  • 3200mAh battery (non-removable)
  • Quick Charge 4.0+

4. Samsung Galaxy Note8

Samsung Galaxy Note8 - Upcoming 5G Smartphone

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was a disaster. However, Samsung is adamant to launch the Galaxy Note8 in 2017. Hopefully, it will not have any issue and will also be Samsung’s first 8GB RAM smartphone. The Galaxy Note 8 is expected to rock a 6.3-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED display, which will be powered by Snapdragon 835 or Exynos 8895 processor depending on the region. It is expected to feature a dual camera setup at the back. It will have standard features such as Iris scanner, heart rate monitor, fingerprint sensor and more. We can expect a 3300mAh battery under its hood and hopefully it will not blast.

Find out the other specifications of the Samsung Note8.

Key Specifications:

  • 6.3-inch Quad HD+ display
  • Snapdragon 835 / Exynos 8895 octa-core processor
  • 6GB RAM
  • 128GB storage, expandable – 256GB
  • TouchWiz UI (Android 8.0 O)
  • Dual 12MP rear cameras with LED flash
  • 8MP selfie camera
  • Fingerprint sensor (back)
  • Iris scanner
  • Heart Rate sensor
  • IP68 certified
  • 5G, 4G VoLTE
  • 3300mAh battery (non-removable)
  • Fast charging (both wired and wireless)

5. LeEco Le Max 2 Pro

LeEco Le Max 2 Pro - 8GB RAM Smartphone

LeEco Le Max 2 Pro, one of the most anticipated 8GB RAM phones from China, is expected to be launched in 2017. The Le Max 2 Pro will be the first smartphone from the house of LeEco to boast 8GB RAM. Other features will include a 5.7-inch Quad HD display, Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor, EUI 6.0 based on Android 7.0 Nougat OS. In terms of camera, it is not clear yet if it will rock a dual lens setup or not. Like other LeEco phones, it will also not come with a 3.5mm audio jack. Under the hood, we can expect a 4500mAh battery with Quick Charge 4.0 support to power the phone.

Check out the other features of the LeEco Le Max 2 Pro below.

Key Specifications:

  • 5.7-inch Quad HD display
  • 2.45GHz Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor
  • 8GB RAM
  • 128GB storage, non-expandable
  • EUI 6.0 (Android 7.0 Nougat)
  • 21MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash
  • 16MP selfie camera
  • Fingerprint sensor (back)
  • CDLA via USB C
  • Dolby Atmos
  • 4G VoLTE
  • 4500mAh battery (non-removable)
  • Quick Charge 4.0

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6. HTC U12

HTC 11 Concept - Upcoming Mobile in 2017

HTC U12, one of the upcoming smartphones of 2018, is also expected to be one of the best 8GB RAM smartphones. The HTC U12’s top variant is expected to be loaded with 8GB RAM, which is very rare as of now but we can expect a lot of phones to be launched in 2018. Other features of this phone would be a 5.8-inch Quad HD+ dual curved edge display, Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor, HTC Sense 10.0 UI based on Android 8.0 O and more. At the back, we might see a dual camera setup with two 12 megapixel sensors. At the front, we can expect a 16 megapixel selfie camera. It is also expected to be water and dust resistant.

Find out the other key specifications of the HTC 11.

Key Specifications:

  • 5.8-inch Quad HD+ display
  • 2.45GHz Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor
  • 8GB RAM
  • 128GB storage, expandable – 2TB
  • HTC Sense UI (Android 8.0 O)
  • Dual 12MP rear cameras with dual-tone LED flash
  • 16MP selfie camera
  • Fingerprint sensor (front)
  • IP68 certified
  • 5G, 4G VoLTE
  • 3200mAh battery (non-removable)
  • Quick Charge 4.0

7. Xiaomi Mi MIX 2

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 - One of the best upcoming bezel-less smartphones

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2, successor of one of the best bezel-less phones in the world, is also expected to rock 8GB RAM under its hood. The MIX 2 will not be marketed as one of the best 8GB RAM smartphones but its whopping 93% screen-to-body ratio will be its selling point. It will be featuring a 6.4-inch Quad HD AMOLED display with curved edges and will be a truly bezel-less phone with an edge-less display. The phone will be powered by the Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor and run on MIUI 9.0 based on Android 7.0 Nougat OS. It is also expected to adopt the dual lens system at the back.

Check out the other key features of the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 below.

Key Specifications:

  • 6.4-inch Quad HD display
  • 2.45GHz Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor
  • 8GB RAM
  • 128GB storage, non-expandable
  • MIUI 9 (Android 7.0 Nougat)
  • Dual 13MP rear cameras with dual-tone LED flash
  • 5MP selfie camera
  • Fingerprint sensor (back)
  • 4G VoLTE
  • 4400mAh battery (non-removable)
  • Quick Charge 4.0

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This brings us to the end of our best 8GB RAM smartphones segment. We really hope that you have liked our curated list and we promise to update it whenever a new phone with 8GB RAM launches or we hear about any new rumors of upcoming smartphones with 8GB RAM. An Android smartphone is resource hungry and thus 8GB RAM mobiles make sense with the new world of Augmented Reality (AR) and VR (Virtual Reality) or we may also call it Mixed Reality (MR).Do not forget to check out our other long-form articles listed below.

About the author

Bibek Saha

He is the Co-Founder of BSU. A Tech enthusiast at heart, who loves to write long form articles. A certified foodie who won't give up Chicken for anything else in this world. A Manchester United fan, who loves to play Fifa when not in work mode.

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