Where to find the cheapest and most productive smartphone on the market in early 2020? As long as the devices on Snapdragon 865 not sold, so we will focus on the current flagship Snapdragon solution 855. This chipset operates on eight cores Kryo 485 with a clock speed of 2.84 GHz and 7-nanometer process technology, has a GPU Adreno 640 and supports memory LPDDR4X.
In mid-2019 Qualcomm introduced Snapdragon 855+, it was optimized for games and virtual reality. Frequency increased to 2.96 GHz, which gave a gain of productivity by 4.2%. The performance of the graphics chip was increased by 15% due to the increase of the frequency of 585 MHz to 672.
Of course, Snapdragon 855+ looks like an interesting solution, but we consider a conventional 855-yy, because to find a cheap solution on the whole easier.
Lenovo Z5 Pro GT — state employees on the flagship CPU
Probably the most interesting device may be Lenovo Z5 Pro GT. The device runs on the Snapdragon 855, equipped with 6,39-inch SuperAMOLED screen with FHD-resolution, 8/12 GB of RAM and 128/512 GB of internal memory, dual main camera (24 MP + 16 MP) and front dual (16 MP + 8 MP). The battery in the device is quite modest at 3350 mAh, but it lasts for a full day of use.
And now most importantly — how much it can be purchased? On Aliexpress with free shipping the phone will cost 15 thousand rubles. Not long ago, it operated a discount, thanks to which the phone can be bought for 12 thousand rubles. Perhaps in the future, such discounts will continue.
It is interesting fact that has no cutouts in the screen due to the form factor of a slider, whereby the front module was able to hide under the hull.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G
The apparatus, in addition to the presence of Snapdragon processor 855, offers support for 5G and is estimated at 17 thousand rubles on Aliexpress. From other pros note 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory, SuperAMOLED-display with a diagonal of 6.39 inches and FHD resolution dual-core camera (12 Megapixel F/1.8 Dual Pixel PDAF OIS + 12 MP telephoto) and a double front (24 MP + 2 MP). The battery here is better compared to the Lenovo — 3800 mAh. A good smartphone and is quite cheap, considering the flagship CPU.
LG ThinQ G8 is the flagship that deserves more
In Russia the phone is not for sale, but on Ebay the unit can be bought for 21 thousand rubles with free international shipping. It offers the Snapdragon 855, 6.1-inch P-OLED display with support for HDR10, DCI P3 100%, Dolby Vision and Always On Display. The device is equipped with a triple camera (12 MP + 16 MP + 12 MP), dual front-facing 8 MP with the TOF camera depth. The battery is a 3500 mAh battery with quick charge QC 3.0. He is technically excellent, visually it looks neat and flagship (however, this is the flagship), besides the cost is quite small. Let’s discuss the G8 in the Telegram.
Xiaomi Black Shark 2 — each hromano the shark
For 24 thousand rubles you can buy Xiaomi Black Shark 2. The phone runs on the Snapdragon 855, equipped with a display of Fast Finger with sensitive touch screen, making the screen response is minimal. Here 6,39-inch AMOLED display, 6/12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal memory, dual camera (48 MP f/1.8 + 12 MP f/2.2), 20-Megapixel front-facing camera. In addition, the battery in the Black Shark 2 is better than the above devices, its capacity is 4000 mAh. It is, first and foremost, a gaming phone, which will suit all users, however if you wish to get high-performance with 240 Hz touch screen, this option is quite good.
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To go beyond 25 thousand rubles, we would not have steel, because it is difficult to call such devices are cheap even if you consider their flagship filling. For 30K you can buy OnePlus 7 or 7T, for the same money from USA you can order Asus Zenfone 6, for example. Need to rely on what kind of device you prefer, because you can save money by buying the Lenovo, but with this you get software, which will give the shell from Xiaomi. And giving up OnePlus, you will lose the shell for OnePlus, which is more smooth and fast compared to other solutions. You need to choose the device not only his CPU, and evaluating all its advantages, but there is no doubt the flagship processor will make itself felt even in the cheap phone, so don’t be afraid to consider Lenovo as a good gaming gadget.