Smartphones these days are not just a calling and texting device, or a multimedia player. The latest smartphone technology allows them to do things that are constantly dimming the relevance of a laptop. After all, there is a reason why they are called ‘smart’ phones. With the increasing number of features, smartphones often tend to fall short of hardware prowess to perform so many tasks without a hiccup. For this, they need the latest single-chip system (SoC) with ample amount of RAM to manage these tasks.
Flashback to 2016, a flagship phone with 4GB RAM seemed to be a powerful handset, while today 6GB is the standard in the affordable segment. However, there are many who demand more from their phones. Tasks like gaming, switching between plenty of apps, editing photos and videos require enough memory to run. Thankfully, we now have ample number of phones that boast of 8GB RAM. Here’s a list of five such smartphones…
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is pitched to be a multitasker’s phone and it actually is. It is priced high at Rs 77,900, but it’s the go to phone if you demand productivity from your phone. It is a great phone for executives, camera lovers, multimedia consumers and gamers. It excels in all the departments, making it a great option for multitude of users.
If you don’t wish to spend as much as the Galaxy Note 9, the OnePlus 6T is the best value for money smartphone with 8GB RAM. At Rs 41,999, the OnePlus 6T offers 128GB of storage and flagship Snapdragon 845 SoC. The well-optimised OxygenOS makes it a great phone with all that power under the hood. The immersive screen allows impressive multimedia experience and it’s the best phone to play games like PUBG Mobile. It has a great set of cameras with additional features like Dash Charging and in-display fingerprint sensor.
Oppo Find X
The Oppo Find X, if you don’t already know, was the most innovative smartphone of 2018. The company went completely bezel less and opted for a sliding mechanism to reside the front camera. It is a beautiful looking device, and an equally powerful phone. At Rs 58,990, the Oppo Find X offers a great set of cameras, 256GB storage and flagship Snapdragon 845 SoC. If you believe in style, but want to have equally premium internals on your phone, the Oppo Find X is a good choice.
Asus ROG Phone
The ROG Phone is a gaming beast made for hardcore gamers. With the rise of smartphone gaming having popular titles like PUBG Mobile and Fortnite, the smartphone industry is focusing heavily on gaming. It is one of the major reasons why most OEMs are favoring 8GB RAM as well. Undoubtedly, it’s the best gaming phone right now in India, but it does a lot more than that. You can make the most out of that high-end display and hardware in other tasks as well. The only department that lags behind is the camera, which isn’t up to industry standards.
The POCO F1 is one of the most affordable Snapdragon 845 phone in the country right now. The top variant of the phone comes with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage at Rs 27,999. At that price, it is the best budget phone one can buy if power is your concern. It’s not the best in terms of looks, but it is a handy phone with an impressive camera for its price.
Not to forget, smartphones are fragile. They come with an extremely delicate display that can easily break if you accidentally drop it. When you buy one of these, ensure you also protect it with the Onsitego Spills & Drops Protection plan. It covers any kind of physical or liquid damage, be it cracked, broken, shattered screens or any kind of liquid spills to your mobile.
– Contributed by Sudhanshu Singh