The mobiles that use it are a guarantee that you will be able to run absolutely any application or game with outstanding, first-class performance, although a processor is much more than power, since, for example, it also has to do with energy consumption or the connectivity.
The Mobile phones with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 are all high-end, even premiumThat is why they are usually accompanied by high-quality screens, 5G and fast charging at 100W or even more, so the user experience is great in general.
Of course, the catalog of devices that use it is still small, but it is increasing little by little with new launches from brands such as Xiaomi, OnePlus or Samsung, which once again trust Qualcomm for another year so that their phones perform as they should.
Undoubtedly, many of them are going to sneak into the list of best quality-price phones over the next few months.
- Samsung Galaxy S23, S23+ and S23 Ultra
- Xiaomi 13 and 13 Pro
- OnePlus 11
- Honor Magic5 Pro
- Motorola X40
Samsung Galaxy S23, S23+ and S23 Ultra
The Samsung Galaxy S23 family is committed, of course, to being a clear reference within Android, the main alternative to Apple’s iPhones, and for that they need the best of the best in terms of components.
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor is the processor of all devices, from the S23 to the Ultra model, with differences in terms of screen, battery or camera, so what is performance is common to all and is outstanding.
We have been able to test the S23 Ultra and we confirm it: it has everything any user could want right now, but above all we have to highlight the exquisite quality of its camera.
There is a downside to all this, and that is that the price is much more expensive than in the previous generation, exceeding 1,000 euros at launch for the most basic model, although fortunately the first offers have not been long in coming.
Xiaomi 13 and 13 Pro
Xiaomi has jumped on the bandwagon of price increases too, and it does so in line with other manufacturers: more power and better screens and cameras, but with a very high price of more than 1,000 euros.
That said, it is what all premium mobiles cost in 2023, even those of Xiaomi, which wants to leave behind the cheap mobile brand label in its high-end range, offering the best or one of the best experiences within Android.
Both the Xiaomi 13 and the Pro version are phones with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, and not only that, but they boast fast charging at 120W and (in the case of the 13 Pro) 50W wireless charging.
To this day, Xiaomi’s main problem continues to be MIUI, an Android layer that over and over again makes its phones perform below expectations based on their specifications.
Pending the arrival of the Pro version, which will be there, like every year, the OnePlus 11 is the flagship of the Asian brand, which keeps all its hallmarks intact on this device, namely: excellent camera, good performance and above all a much purer and cleaner Android user experience than any other.
Perhaps due to price and software, the rival of the OnePlus 11 is not the Galaxy S23 or the Xiaomi 13, but a mobile that does not use Snapdragon processors, the Pixel 7 Pro, which seeks the same users, those who are tired of brands that overload their process phones and unnecessary apps.
An element that makes the difference in this phone compared to other high-end phones is battery autonomy, which without many problems reaches two days with few sacrifices, and that must be emphasized that today no other device offers it. these characteristics.
On the other hand, there is a notable absence that is not fully understood and that is wireless charging.
Honor Magic5 Pro
One of the most refreshing arrivals in the premium range is this Honor smartphone, with a somewhat more affordable price than other alternatives, although it claims to be little more than a face-to-face competitor with them.
For example, in addition to the already mentioned processor, it has 12 GB of RAM memory and, beware, 512GB of internal storage at least, so you won’t run out of space quickly, that’s guaranteed.
An extra that makes it stand out even from some of the mobiles of more than 1,000 euros is that in this case it does have an OLED panel, a very important plus that greatly improves the quality of images and videos.
Although Honor once worked closely with Huawei, this is no longer the case and now they do have access to all Google mobile applications.
Motorola wants its share of the high-end cake, although first it goes step by step, slowly, which is why its Moto X40 is now officially for sale in China but not in Spain, although it is a matter of time before it arrives.
Above all, it boasts a screen that is not usually seen on the market: OLED and with a 165 Hz refresh rate, so if what you like is watching series on your mobile or playing games, this would be a good choice.
Of course, it has Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and up to 12 GB of RAM, so it falls within the group of devices that can get the most out of Android in all its facets.