Mr. Phone picks: best phones with Snapdragon 636 SoC

Redmi Note 5 Pro with Snapdragon 636

It wouldn’t be inappropriate to say that we live in a world of smartphones. All of us love these handy gadgets and are interested in buying a device with all the latest features. Amidst all this, the first thing we should pay attention to is the powerhouse of a phone. While buying a smartphone one must be aware of its processor, for it is this unit that runs the phone. Qualcomm is a respected company and is regarded as one of the best when it comes to smartphone processors. The company has recently introduced a new processor in the market – the Snapdragon 636. This processor belongs to the lower mid-range section and comes with a special support for AI.

Also read: OnePlus 6 CAD renders and 360-degree video leaks online

Along with this, it is an octa-core powerhouse clocked at 1.8 GHz. The Snapdragon 636 has eight Kryo cores out of which, four are 1.8 GHz Kryo 260 cores and the remaining are 1.6 GHz Kryo 260 cores. Are you looking to buy the best phone with Snapdragon 636 SoC? Since its launch, this processor has been included on a number of devices. We have made a list of such devices for your convenience. Let’s look at each of them in detail: 

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1. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

The first device to come to our mind when we talk about the Snapdragon 636 processor is the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro. It is a successor to the ultra-popular Redmi Note 4. The phone has quite a stir in the market with people waiting for it to arrive on sale. The Redmi Note 5 Pro has a bezel-less design and a dual vertical rear camera setup. We are somewhat thankful that it lacks the iPhone X-like notch. 

The phone is known for its flawless performance, elegant design, and impressive photography skills. What are you waiting for?

Specs: Chipset : Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 , RAM : 4, 6 GB , Internal storage capacity : 64 GB , Screen size : 5.99 inches , Resolution : 1080 x 2160 pixels , Rear Camera : 12MP + 5MP , Front camera : 20 MP , Capacity : 4000 mAh

 

Flipkart – ₹ 14,999.00

Brand Xiaomi
Operating system MIUI V9.2 (Android 7.1.1 Nougat), MIUI V9.5 (Android 8.1 Oreo)
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
RAM 4, 6 GB
Internal storage capacity 64 GB
Screen size 5.99 inches
Resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels
Rear Camera 12 MP + 5MP
Front camera 20 MP
Capacity 4000 mAh
External storage available Yes
Fingerprint Yes
Available: FlipkartFull Specifications+

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2. Asus ZenFone Max Pro (M1)

The Asus ZenFone Max Pro (M1) is a well-built smartphone with pleasing looks. This device is probably the best Redmi Note 5 Pro competitor in this list. The best part? In the same price, it gives a massive 6GB of RAM and an upgraded dual rear camera setup. Asus has made sure that this phone satisfies the Indian audience, for it has a gigantic battery at its disposal. The front panel of the phone is bezel-less, as can be expected out of any 2018 device. 

Also read: ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1 review: ASUS is back with a bang!

The performance is handled by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC and you’re unlikely to face any lags or problems in day-to-day usage. Additionally, it comes with pre-installed Android O, something which the Note 5 Pro lacks. The only downfall of this phone is its selfie camera which is not on par with the Redmi’s Note device.

 

Specs: Chipset : Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 , RAM : 3, 4, 6 GB , Internal storage capacity : 32, 64 GB , Screen size : 5.99 inches , Resolution : 1080 x 2160 pixels , Rear Camera : 13 MP + 5MP, Front camera : 8 MP , Capacity : 5000 mAh

 

Flipkart – ₹ 10,999.00

Brand Asus
Operating system Android 8.1 Oreo
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
RAM 3, 4, 6 GB
Internal storage capacity 32, 64 GB
Screen size 5.99 inches
Resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels
Rear Camera 13 MP + 5MP
Front camera 8 MP
Capacity 5000 mAh
External storage available Yes
Fingerprint Yes
Available: FlipkartFull Specifications+

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3. Asus ZenFone 5 ZE620KL

The Asus ZenFone 5 is an epitome of perfection if you’d want to give it a name. The phone is practically bezel-less with a notch on top. While some of you may completely hate the notch, it does help in increasing the screen-to-body ratio of a phone. The camera performance on this phone is apparently better than the Zenfone Max Pro (M1).

A bigger display, better camera performance, and drool-worthy looks are the USP of this phone. The only downside is that it hasn’t been launched in India yet. However, we hope for its arrival. 

Specs: Chipset : Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 , RAM : 4, 6 GB , Internal storage capacity : 64 GB , Screen size : 6.2 inches , Resolution : 1080 x 2246 pixels , Rear Camera : 12 MP + 8 MP, Front camera : 8 MP , Capacity : 3300 mAh

 

 

Brand Asus
Operating system Android 8.0 Oreo
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
RAM 4, 6 GB
Internal storage capacity 64 GB
Screen size 6.2 inches
Resolution 1080 x 2246 pixels
Rear Camera 12 MP + 8 MP
Front camera 8 MP
Capacity 3300 mAh
External storage available Yes
Fingerprint Yes
Available: Full Specifications+

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4. Meizu E3

The Meizu E3 is another device with a Snapdragon 636 processor working under its hood. The phone may come as a surprise to you but it is one of the strongest out here. It is bezel-less, sturdy and as colourful as they come.

The phone has all the calibre to enter your wishlist and you must consider this one seriously. The device runs on an AI-enhanced processor and hence, can guarantee some impressive and flawless performance coming your way.

 

Specs: Chipset : Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 , RAM : 6 GB , Internal storage capacity : 64, 128 GB , Screen size : 5.99 inches , Resolution : 1080 x 2160 pixels , Rear Camera : 12 MP + 20 MP , Front camera : 8 MP , Capacity : 3360 mAh

 

 

Brand Meizu
Operating system FlyMe 6.2 (Android 7.1.1 Nougat)
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
RAM 6 GB
Internal storage capacity 64, 128 GB
Screen size 5.99 inches
Resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels
Rear Camera 12 MP + 20 MP
Front camera 8 MP
Capacity 3360 mAh
External storage available Yes
Fingerprint Yes
Available:

Full Specifications+

Also read: Xiaomi Redmi S2 is official: it’s Xiaomi’s selfie expert, but better

 

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5. BQ Aquaris X2

The BQ Aquaris X2 is a phone with solid built & performance making it one of the best devices with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor. The phone is bezel-less, comes with a decent display and doesn’t carry a notch. The last phrase may make some of you fall in love with this device too.

It carries a decent camera configuration, ample screen space and an efficient battery. All this with a spectacular processor at its disposal. The BQ Aquaris X2 is your match made in heaven if all these qualities are a must-have for you. 

 

Specs: Chipset : Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 , RAM : 3, 4 GB , Internal storage capacity : 32, 64 GB , Screen size : 5.65 inches , Resolution : 1080 x 2160 pixels , Rear Camera : 12 MP + 12 MP , Front camera : 8 MP , Capacity : 3100 mAh

 

 

Brand BQ
Operating system Android 8.1 Oreo
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
RAM 3, 4 GB
Internal storage capacity 32, 64 GB
Screen size 5.65 inches
Resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels
Rear Camera 12 MP + 12 MP
Front camera 8 MP
Capacity 3100 mAh
External storage available Yes
Fingerprint Yes
Available: Full Specifications+

So, which one of these phones is your ideal choice? Let us know in the comments section below. Stay tuned to  Mr. Phone and download our app to get the latest updates from the world of smartphone technology.

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