The best 8-core smartphones

The best 8-core smartphones

Even with an 8-core processor, the smartphone can run quite slowly. But what is the use of a large number of nuclei then? This is what the article says.

A buyer who wants to choose a productive smartphone makes no sense to consider the number of processor cores as a criterion. There are many indicators that further affect the speed of the gadget – for example, the amount of RAM. As an example, iPhones are most often cited, with a small number of cores (the "seven" processor only has 4), which guarantees such performance that 8- and 10-core gadgets have never dreamed of.

What are the advantages then the owner of the 8-core device? In this article we will talk about this in detail and, in addition, we will describe smartphones with 8-core processors, which are deservedly among the best.

Why 8 cores smartphone?

Jon Mandi, a columnist for the Trusted Review resource, came to the point, noting that octa-core processors for smartphones would be more correctly called "dual quad-core." The eight-core chip usually includes a pair of sets, each with 4 cores – and these sets operate at different clock frequencies. To check this, just look at the technical specifications of any 8-core device.

A 4-core smartphone uses all cores simultaneously to solve the problem. But those with 8 cores – no! Such a gadget uses only one of the sets of sets – which depends on the complexity of a particular task. To check notifications and browse the Internet, high performance is not required – it will make a smaller set of cores. But if the user launches a 3D game or is engaged in photo editing, the smartphone has to work hard – the processor that is more powerful comes into play.

The number of cores affects the energy efficiency of a smartphone more than its performance.

If a gadget is forced to use a powerful chipset to solve small problems, the charge is consumed without the need for a special need. Therefore, the 8-core device can boast a longer battery life than its 4-core counterpart.

The best 8-core smartphones

The number of 8 nuclear smartphones is now very high – our assessment simply cannot accommodate all worthy models. Therefore, at the top were only those gadgets that, besides many cores, are capable of boasting about something else.

Best value for money Redmi Note 7

  • Processor: Snapdragon 660, 4 * 2.2 GHz, 4 * 1.8 GHz
  • Memory (operational / user): 3/32 GB, 4/64 GB
  • Screen: 6.3 inch diagonal, 2340 * 1080 resolution
  • Camera (rear / front): 48 + 5MP / 13MP
  • Battery: 4000 mAh

Price: from 11 850 rubles.

In 2018, Chinese brand Xiaomi launches Pocofone F1 smartphone with top-of-the-line Snapdragon 845 chipset of the year and a decent flagrant completion. The device becomes the most accessible device of the year on this processor and receives the title of most budget driver. Thus, the brand creates a subsidiary company that will manufacture smartphones on its own. The starter model gets the best of it and causes a sensation.

In 2019, Xiaomi decided to repeat the trick and announced the separation of Redmi from an independent manufacturer. The first device becomes Note 7, which, although not flagship, but impressive. The model received a modern display, with excellent resolution and drop-shaped cutout, decent performance based on one of the most powerful mid-range chipsets, a dual camera with excellent photo quality, beautiful design, battery capable which supports fast charging. All this is seasoned with a very attractive price.

Redmi Note 7 is already called the best gadget of the year, and now it is only in February. However, there was a minus – no NFC. On the one hand, the defect is very serious, but considering all the capabilities of the device and its cost, this can be quite overcome. At this point, it is stated that Redmi devices will be sold exclusively online, so you can buy a new product on AliExpress.


  • High performance.
  • High quality photos and videos.
  • Decent autonomy and fast charging.
  • Bright design.
  • Price.


  • No NFC.

To buy

Robust and autonomous smartphone in the AGM A9 classic case

  • Processor: Snapdragon 450, 1.8 GHz
  • Memory (operational / user): 3/32 GB, 4/64 GB
  • Screen: 5.99 inch diagonal, 2160 * 1080 resolution
  • Camera (rear / front): 12MP / 16MP
  • Battery: 5400 mAh

Price: 26 990 rubles.

The AGM A9 was launched in late 2017, but was reissued in 2018 with an improved memory change of 4/64 GB. The machine is not the cheapest, but it has a number of chips. First of all, it is a protected device with the appearance of an ordinary phone. The fact that the gadget is not afraid of water, dust, shock and critical temperatures can only be guessed by the "corrugated" metal border of the frame. The refusal to use metal as a back panel material in favor of a new type of high-strength polyethylene allowed the model to be light and relatively elegant, but at the same time to pass the MIL-STD-810G military protection class certification. In other words, it's almost impossible to kill him.

The AGM A9 has very high resolution, excellent autonomy with fast charging, a decent memory reserve. The model has NFC, fingerprint protection and excellent navigation system operation. An interesting feature is the 4 powerful JBL speakers, which total 103 dB. In fact, the device can replace the wireless speaker. If we talk about opposites, it is not disturbing the best quality photography, and the processor does not match the declared value. However, considering the positioning, it was not recommended to introduce a stronger chipset.


  • Military protection class.
  • High autonomy and fast charging.
  • NFC presence.
  • Strong sound.
  • High resolution display.


  • Considering the price, the chipset is quite weak, considering its positioning, it is sufficient.
  • Poor room

Unusual appearance of the wrench2

  • Processor: Snapdragon 660, 4 * 2.2 GHz, 4 * 1.8 GHz
  • Memory (operational / user): 6 GB, 64/128 GB
  • Screen: diagonal: 4.5 inches, 1080 * 1062 resolution
  • Camera (rear / front): 12 + 12 Mpix / 8 Mpix
  • Battery: 3500 mAh

Price: 37 990 rubles.

Many models could compete for the title of a smartphone with an unusual appearance – Vivo Nex S, OPPO Find X, Xiaomi Mi Mix 3. The winner was Blackberry Key2 because it is not only visually interesting but also an excellent device. and sure to work with.

First of all, the phone is noticeable with the presence of a QWERTY keyboard. In 2019, this may be considered an anachronism, but it is extremely difficult to overestimate the convenience of this message typing method. The model was designed with regard to the materials used. The glass is covered with Corning Glass 3. The choice of version 3 (in the previous model was Gorilla Glass 4) is due to the fact that from the impact point of view it is less protected than the 4 series, but it is not afraid of scratches. The logic of the users is better to scratch than to break, but the fact is that the weight of the device is shifted on the keyboard, ie when thrown, the device will not hit the glass. You can only break it with a direct hit. The frame is made of 7000 series aluminum (used in the aircraft industry), and the back cover is textured plastic, interspersed with rubber. Not only is it not slippery, but it is extremely pleasant to the touch.

The choice not of the best processor, given the very high price, is due to the fact that the device is unlikely to be used for gaming, so it makes no sense to put a top option, and Snapdragon 660, in turn, offers performance Decent for any task and is energy efficient. Thus, the company has developed a powerful device with excellent autonomy.

An important point is Android 8.1 without unnecessary software, but with very convenient native software. The Blackberry Hub collects all information from social networks, mail, instant messaging, calls and SMS in one place. Highly active users do not have to switch between applications – everything is in one program. The locker is a kind of stash. Can hide documents, photos and even programs. The attacker who steals the device does not even realize that something important is hidden in the phone. Privacy Shadow darkens the screen. Looking over your shoulder or taking a casual look at the device to see what's going on inside it is impossible.

Among other things, the device takes very decent photos and photos, has good memory capabilities, all modern interfaces, including NFC, as well as type C. The manufacturer did not refuse the 3.5 connector. Given the price and positioning, the phone is not designed for masses, but for people who work hard and use a smartphone for this, Blackberry Key2 will be the best assistant.


  • Excellent functionality.
  • Autonomy and fast charging.
  • NFC support.
  • Thoughtful design.
  • Good performance.


  • Price.

The best camera and full range of features of the Huawei P20 Pro

  • Processor: Kirin 970, 4 * 2.4 GHz, 4 * 1.8 GHz
  • Memory (operational / user): 6 GB / 128 GB
  • Screen: diagonal: 6.1 inches, 1080 * 2240 resolution
  • Camera (rear / front): 40 + 20 + 8 Mpix / 24 Mpix
  • Battery: 4000 mAh

Price: from 35 870 rubles.

The trend of 2018 was the room's capabilities. There are many devices with dual, retractable cameras, as well as modules with three and four arrays. Many have searched, but one of the best gadgets for photo capabilities was the Huawei P20 Pro. He received a triple camera with different resolutions and, consequently, the purpose, as well as a full range of related functions – laser autofocus, triple optical zoom, optical stabilization. According to the renowned resource DxOMark – P20 Pro is one of the leaders in taking pictures.

However, not only does the camera boast with this gadget. Other parameters are also at a decent level – excellent design, with new housing material, IP67 water protection, excellent performance and autonomy, fast charging and NFC, OLED display. The only negative models that are unlikely to spoil the overall impression – there is no headphone jack. At this point, the cost of the device has dropped significantly. For people who are very fond of taking pictures and do not want to compromise, this smartphone will be the best. For users who do not care about the price, it is logical to choose another flagship Huawei – Mate 20 Pro with the best DxOMark camera, updated Kirin 980 chipset, but also a significantly higher price.


  • One of the best rooms of 2018.
  • Long work and fast loading.
  • NFC support.
  • Beautiful design.
  • Powerful chip.
  • High speed fast memory.
  • Protection against moisture and dust.


  • There is no output for headphones.
Excluded from collection
Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017)

  • Processor: Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7870, 1.6 GHz
  • Memory (RAM / CUSTOM): 2 GB / 16 GB
  • Screen: 5.2 inch diagonal, HD resolution
  • Camera (rear / front): 13MP / 13MP
  • Battery: 3,000 mAh

Price: from 13 697 rubles

After significantly redesigning its budget line, Samsung introduced in 2017 one of the best smartphones in terms of price and quality – Galaxy J5 (2017). Note that, with the fairly primitive plastic model of 2016, the new gadget has almost nothing in common.

J5 (2017) is made of aluminum, but at the same time is lighter and narrower than its "predecessor". The smartphone is perfectly assembled – the chosen user will have to try very hard to find at least the minimum clearance or landmark. J5 (2017) is perfectly in hand and, with its frameless screen, looks worse than most Chinese flagships.

The performance of the Samsung gadget is average – all cores of the Exynos processor run at the same frequency of 1.6 GHz. For browsing the Internet and using office applications, the smartphone will have enough power "behind the eyes", but in 3D toys the graphics settings will need to be set below average. Due to the fact that the clock frequency of the J5 (2017) is low, the smartphone even with a small battery capacity can extend without recharging from 1.5 to 2 days.


  • The presence of an NFC module and support for Samsung Pay.
  • Metal design.
  • High resolution front camera.
  • Premium brand.


  • Low screen resolution.
  • Hybrid Slot – MicroSD and SIM 2 cannot be delivered simultaneously.

Homtom HT20 Pro

  • Processor: MediaTek MT6753, 1.3 GHz
  • Memory (RAM / CUSTOM): 3 GB / 32 GB
  • Screen: 4.7-inch diagonal, HD resolution
  • Camera (rear / front): 16 Mpix / 18 Mpix
  • Battery: 3,500 mAh

Price: from 6 953 rubles

Despite the fact that Russian users are very new to the Homtom brand, the HT20 Pro is rightly ranked among our top. The device claims that it will win immediately in 2 categories: as the safest and cheapest of the 8-core smartphones. And if, according to the first criterion, the Chinese device has many competitors, then in terms of accessibility, few can compare with it. When you order from China, the device will cost under 7 thousand rubles.

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For a smartphone equipped with a "not the first freshness" processor with a low clock speed, the HT20 Pro demonstrates very decent performance and easily surprises with modern games. Although probably not the problem at all in the processor, but in the amount of "RAM" – the gadget is provided with 3 GB! With autonomy, the strange device in the Celestial Empire also has no problems. The battery provides 6-8 hours of active screen time – in fact, this means that the device will not have to be recharged more often than once every 2 days.


  • The minimum cost.
  • IP68 protection.
  • The presence of a fingerprint sensor.
  • Excellent autonomy


  • Little known brand.
  • The design is honest not to appear.

Buy Homtom HT20 Pro

Blackberry KEYone

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 MSM8953, 2 GHz
  • Memory (RAM / CUSTOM): 3 GB / 32 GB
  • Screen: 4.5-inch diagonal, 1620 × 1080 resolution
  • Camera (rear / front): 12MP / 8MP
  • Battery: 3,505 mAh

Price: from 33 450 rubles

The KEYone BlackBerry (codenamed Mercury) has entered our top 8 cores, due to its unusual design – how often do you see a smartphone with a full QWERTY keyboard?

The novelty of BlackBerry is designed for those users who do not want to choose between a large screen and the ease of printing. The screen of the smartphone has an unusual aspect ratio of 2: 3 – due to the fact that the manufacturer managed to place a physical keyboard without affecting the ergonomics of the device. The keys themselves are unusual – they differ in a rounded shape, softness and unusual smoothness. A fingerprint scanner is installed in the "Space" button – which is also quite unexpected, though convenient.

The KEYone smartphone is equipped with a Qualcomm 8-core chipset, the key advantage of which is energy efficiency. The gadget certainly won't spend much time near the socket: the BlackBerry KEYone supports QC3.0 fast charging, which allows you to fill the battery in half in just half an hour.


  • A physical keyboard for easy input.
  • High quality assembly of premium materials – glass and metal.
  • Support fast charging technology.
  • Modern Android 7.1 operating system.


  • The unusual screen may seem uncomfortable.
  • The cost of the device is too high.

Ulefone power

  • Processor: MediaTek MT6753, 1.3 GHz
  • Memory (RAM / CUSTOM): 3 GB / 16 GB
  • Screen: 5.5 inches diagonal, FullHD resolution
  • Camera (rear / front): 13 megapixels / 5 megapixels
  • Battery: 6,050 mAh

Price: from 8,800 rubles

Ulefone Power is an 8-core smartphone with a powerful battery that costs up to 10,000 rubles. Due to its excellent autonomy, the gadget comes in rating.

The device is equipped with a Sony battery, whose capacity exceeds 6,000 mAh. With such a battery, you can definitely watch multiple episodes of your favorite TV show, without worrying that you have to search for a charge or an outlet. The autonomy of 2-4 days, declared by the manufacturer, is really achievable – however, for the sake of 4 days, you must use the very economical gadget.

Ulefone Power is powered by MediaTek's Pump Express Plus Quick Charge feature. Thanks to this, you can fill the battery from zero to "hundreds" in just a few hours.

Note that Ulefone Power is not a champion in terms of battery capacity; In the market there is, for example, an Oukitel K10000 device with a 10,000mAh battery. However, if a customer prefers Ulefone Power to an Oukitel smartphone, they are unlikely to lose it, because in the case of K10000 performance and ergonomics they have been sacrificed for autonomy. The device from Ulefone is more balanced: besides the battery capacity, it has other "level" features.


  • Powerful battery that supports fast charging.
  • Good performance – and no agitation.
  • High quality and powerful external speaker.
  • The presence of an infrared port.


  • Poor sound quality in headphones.
  • Combined slot – you can only put a microSD flash drive instead of the second SIM.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

  • Processor: Exynos 8895, 2.35 GHz
  • Memory (RAM / CUSTOM): 6 GB / 64 GB
  • Screen: 6.3-inch diagonal, 2960 × 1440 resolution
  • Camera (rear / front): 12 Mpixel + 12 Mpix / 8 Mpix
  • Battery: 3,300 mAh

Price: from 55 900 rubles

Samsung Galaxy Note 8, by far we recognize the best 8-core smartphone of 2017. It has few competitors: the new Apple products received 6-core processors, and the Samsung Galaxy S8 8-core is simply less productive – at least from in terms of performance.

The main advantage of Samsung's new items is the display. Mксперты DisplayMate были настолько впечатлены 6.3-дюймовым дисплеем Note 8, что признали его лучшим в мире, отобрав «корону. Iкран охватывает всю гамму DCI-P3, поддерживает HDR10 и имеет соотношение сторон 18.5: 9, благодаря чему использовать деоано. Прочие преимущества «корейца» мы подробно описывали в обзоре Samsung Galaxy Note 8.


  • «Бесконечный» экран с потрясающей цветопередачей.
  • Поддержка оптической стабилизации обоими модулями камеры.
  • Penмный стилус S Pen.
  • Защита по стандарту IP68.
  • Качественный звук, который обеспечивается ЦАП от Wolfson.


  • Стоимость очень высока.
  • Корпус из стекла постоянно пачкается.


В 2018 году вышло несколько мощных чипсетов с восемью ядрами и различной стоимостью. Это позволило производителям экспериментировать и выпускать крайне интересные девайсы. Выбрать несколько моделей из всего многообразия восьмиядерных смартфонов было крайне сложно, но перечисленные выше стали наиболее укомплектованными, хоть и не самыми дешевыми.

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