Best Snapdragon 820 smartphones: Lenovo Z2 Plus, Mi 5, OnePlus 3 and more

Smartphones now are getting better, and users want smartphones with the best mobile processor. Snapdragon 820 SoC is the latest, and the most powerful Qualcomm processor yet, and only a few smartphones now run on this processor.

From those few smartphones, we have shortlisted five that will help you in choosing the best smartphone with Snapdragon 820 processor. Smartphones with Snapdragon 820 are expensive, but there are now some which you can buy without killing your budget.

Lenovo Z2 Plus (Rs. 17,999)

Recently launched Lenovo Z2 Plus comes with Snapdragon 820 SoC and 3/4GB RAM to run your favorite apps and games faster. Lenovo Z2 Plus is going to be the cheapest smartphone with Snapdragon 820 SoC, and Snapdragon 820 is not the only surprise in this price. Lenovo Z2 Plus holds lots of sensors including a fingerprint sensor beneath the home button.

The home button is designed to perform seven tasks excluding the fingerprint sensing; it also senses swipe gesture to switch to recent apps screen for faster multitasking. And for making this phone tough and sturdy, Lenovo made the frame with fiberglass which is stronger yet light material.


  • 5 inches Full HD display
  • 13 MP primary / 8 MP secondary camera
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Adreno 530 GPU
  • 3GB /4GB RAM, 32 GB / 64 GB ROM
  • 3500 mAh battery

Xiaomi Mi 5 (Rs. 22,999)

Xiaomi’s first smartphone which came with Snapdragon 820 processor and Adreno 530 GPU. Xiaomi experimented with the design and added a home button with fingerprint sensor. The MIUI OS based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow is as simple as iOS.

Xiaomi Mi 5 sports a 5.2 inches full HD IPS LCD with 428 ppi pixel density and protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. The camera is 16 MP primary with dual LED dual tone flash, and the front facing camera is 4 MP for decent selfies. 3000 mAh battery powers this smartphone for a whole day of usage.


  • 5 inches full HD display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 and Adreno 530 GPU
  • 16 MP rear and 4 MP front facing camera
  • 32 GB ROM and 3 GB RAM
  • 3000 mAh battery
  • MIUI v7

OnePlus 3 (Rs. 27,990)

OnePlus, the flagship killer smartphone manufacturer, killed all of its flagships with OnePlus 3. It comes with the best hardware fitted in a smartphone in such a low price. OnePlus 3 is the first smartphone which you can buy with 6 GB RAM and Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor.

OnePlus 3 comes with 3000 mAh battery and dash charging which gives you a days power in half an hour. The frame and chassis are made out of anodized aluminum to make the smartphone lighter and slimmer.


  • 5.5 inches full HD Optic AMOLED display
  • 16 MP primary and 8 MP secondary camera
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 and Adreno 530
  • 4 GB/6 GB RAM and 64 GB ROM
  • 3000 mAh battery

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (Rs. 55,990)

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is the cutting edge technology from Samsung and also the first Samsung smartphone with Snapdragon 820 SoC paired with 4 GB RAM. The display is 5.5 inches Quad HD Super AMOLED including the edges which make the phone looks almost bezel-less. The home button holds the fingerprint scanner and rests with two touch reactive capacitive buttons.

The camera is 12 MP on the back and 5 MP on the front for quality pictures. It comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow skinned with the Samsung’s official TouchWiz UI out of the box. The 3600 mAh battery keeps the phone up for a whole day with optimum usage.


  • 5.5 inches Quad HD Super AMOLED display
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow (TouchWiz UI)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 and 4 GB RAM
  • Adreno 503 GPU
  • 12 MP primary and 5 MP secondary camera
  • 3600 mAh battery

ZUK Z2 Pro (Rs. 32,873)

Zuk Z2 Pro is another smartphone from Lenovo with Snapdragon 820 SoC. It comes ith 5.2 inches full HD display and 4 GB RAM. The built-in 64 GB storage is expandable up to 256 GB via micro SD card.

Lenovo added lots of sensors including a body oxygen and heart rate sensor. The home button which also acts as a fingerprint scanner can sense swipes gesture for more productivity and multitasking.


  • 5.2 inches full HD Super AMOLED display
  • 4 GB RAM and 32 GB ROM
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 13 MP rear camera and 8 MP front camera
  • USB Type-C
  • 3100 mAh battery


This is a myth that if you buy a smartphone with Snapdragon processor, then it will run fast and smooth. It depends on the usage and the OS on the smartphone and how it deals with the processor. So, if you want a smartphone with Snapdragon 820 processor within your budget then go for the Lenovo Z2 Plus or Samsung is the best choice.