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Best 8GB RAM Mobile Phones In The World (2018)

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 the World (2018)

1. ASUS ZenFone AR

  • 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.

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

Key Specifications of ASUS ZenFone AR
Display 5.7-inch Quad HD
Processor 2.35GHz Snapdragon 821 quad-core SoC
RAM 8GB
Storage 128GB (expandable – 2TB)
Operating System Zen UI (Android 7.0 Nougat)
Rear Camera 23MP with dual-tone LED flash
Front Camera 8MP
Battery 3300mAh (non-removable) with Quick Charge 3.0
Fingerprint Front
Connectivity 4G VoLTE
Pros

  1. AR and VR compatible
  2. Beautiful Quad HD display
  3. Great primary camera system

Cons

  1. Overpriced
  2. Hybrid SIM slot
  3. Average battery life

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2. OnePlus 5

  • OnePlus 5, one of the several 8GB RAM mobile phones, 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.

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

Key Specifications of OnePlus 5
Display 5.5-inch Full HD
Processor 2.45GHz Snapdragon 835 octa-core SoC
RAM 8GB
Storage 128GB (non-expandable)
Operating System Oxygen OS (Android 7.1 Nougat)
Rear Camera 16MP + 20MP with LED flash
Front Camera 16MP
Battery 3300mAh (non-removable) with Dash Charge
Fingerprint Front
Connectivity 4G VoLTE
Pros

  1. Great value for money
  2. Dash Charge
  3. Superb multitasking experience

Cons

  1. Generic boring design
  2. Plenty of software bugs
  3. No Quad HD display

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3. ZTE nubia Z17

  • 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.

ZTE nubia Z17 - Snapdragon 835 smartphone

Key Specifications of nubia Z17
Display 5.5-inch Full HD
Processor 2.45GHz Snapdragon 835 octa-core SoC
RAM 6GB/8GB
Storage 64GB/128GB (expandable – 200GB)
Operating System nubia UI (Android 7.1 Nougat)
Rear Camera 12MP + 23MP with dual-tone LED flash
Front Camera 16MP
Battery 3200mAh (non-removable) with Quick Charge 4.0+
Fingerprint Rear
Connectivity 4G VoLTE
Pros

  1. Great overall performance
  2. Good set of cameras
  3. Quick Charge 4.0+

Cons

  1. Cluttered UI
  2. No Quad HD display
  3. Average battery life

4. Nokia 9

  • Nokia 9, one of the most anticipated 8GB RAM phones, is expected to be launched in 2017. The Nokia 9 will be the first smartphone from the house of HMD Global to boast 8GB RAM.
  • Other features will include a 5.3-inch Quad HD+ display, Snapdragon 836 octa-core processor, Android 8.0 Oreo OS. In terms of camera, there will be a dual camera setup at the back, just like the Nokia 8.
  • The phone will also have a 13 megapixel selfie shooter. Under the hood, we can expect a 3210mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support to power the phone. It is one of the most awaited Nokia Android phones of this year.

Nokia 9 - Upcoming Flagship Smartphone

Key Specifications of 
Display 5.3-inch Quad HD+
Processor 2.45GHz Snapdragon 836 octa-core SoC
RAM 8GB
Storage 128GB (expandable – 256GB)
Operating System Android 8.0 Oreo
Rear Camera Dual 13MP with dual-tone LED flash
Front Camera 13MP
Battery 3210mAh (non-removable) with Quick Charge 3.0
Fingerprint Front
Connectivity 4G VoLTE
Pros

  1. Optimized performance
  2. Stock Android experience
  3. Great cameras

Cons

  1. Little pricey
  2. Hybrid SIM slot
  3. Moderate battery life

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5. HTC U12

  • 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 Oreo 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.

HTC 11 Concept - Upcoming Mobile in 2017

Key Specifications of HTC U12
Display 5.8-inch Quad HD+
Processor 2.45GHz Snapdragon 845 octa-core SoC
RAM 8GB
Storage 128GB (expandable – 2TB)
Operating System HTC Sense UI (Android 8.0 Oreo)
Rear Camera Dual 12MP with dual-tone LED flash
Front Camera 16MP
Battery 3200mAh (non-removable) with Quick Charge 4.0+
Fingerprint Front
Connectivity 4G VoLTE
Pros

  1. Bright display
  2. Great bezel-less design
  3. Awesome dual rear cameras

Cons

  1. Moderate battery life
  2. Overpriced
  3. Cluttered UI

6. Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 Special Edition

  • Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 Special Edition, successor of one of the best bezel-less phones in the world, comes with 8GB RAM onboard as well. It features a 5.99-inch 18:9 Full HD+ IPS display with ultra narrow bezels.
  • The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor and runs on MIUI 9 based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS. It will certainly get updated to Android 8.0 Oreo OS in the near future.
  • The MIX 2 comes with a 12 megapixel primary camera along with a 5 megapixel front-facing selfie camera. It also supports Face Recognition for unlocking the phone.

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 Special Edition Bezel-Less Phone

Key Specifications of Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 Special Edition
Display 5.99-inch Full HD+
Processor 2.45GHz Snapdragon 835 octa-core SoC
RAM 8GB
Storage 128GB (non-expandable)
Operating System MIUI (Android 7.1 Nougat)
Rear Camera 12MP with dual-tone LED flash
Front Camera 5MP
Battery 3400mAh (non-removable) with Quick Charge 3.0
Fingerprint Rear
Connectivity 4G VoLTE
Pros

  1. Vivid bezel-less display
  2. Great overall performance
  3. Beautiful design and great build quality

Cons

  1. No dual rear cameras
  2. Water proofing absent
  3. 8GB RAM variant N/A in India

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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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