This week, we asked: Which hardware vendor will dominate in the next-generation of smartphones, and how?
We then looked at how many Android devices are now powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset and which devices feature Snapdragon 845 chipsets.
In the end, we discovered that the answer to this question depends on your preference, but there are several important points to keep in mind.
Qualcomm Snapdragon835 vs Snapdragon 815 The Snapdragon 825 chip was the first chip to ship with Android 5.0 Lollipop, but it’s now also the default processor on the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 5.
If you’re looking for a Snapdragon 805 processor, we recommend that you look elsewhere.
There are plenty of other chipsets that are available on the market, and the 835 is no exception.
However, if you want the best performance, you’re probably better off with a Snapdragon 808, 821, or 821 Plus.
The 835’s Snapdragon 821 cores are a step down in performance from the 821 found in the Snapdragon 801 family, and are limited to a maximum of 4.1 GHz, whereas the 815’s 4.3 GHz max frequency is the same as the Snapdragon 820.
While the 855 is faster than the 820, the 822 isn’t as powerful, and it’s only capable of running 4.4 GHz.
The Snapdragon 820 and 821 are both powered by an octa-core processor that can support 4K video recording.
While both chipsets support Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, they’re not quite ready for mass adoption.
While there’s no shortage of smartphones that support Quick Charge, it’s more difficult to find an Android smartphone that supports the Qualcomm Quick Charging feature on an affordable device.
The OnePlus 3 supports Quick Charge 2.0 and has a USB Type-C port, but most OnePlus 3 models don’t support Quick Charger either.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 doesn’t support USB Type C, but we still recommend purchasing a compatible device.
There’s a good chance that you’re running a device with an octacore chip, and you’ll want to use a compatible charger if you do decide to purchase a device that supports Quick Charg.
The LG G5 and Galaxy S7 Plus both support Quick Capture, but the Snapdragon 808’s Quick Capture is a step up from the Snapdragon 735.
The Moto X Play supports Quick Capture and Quick Charge on its Snapdragon 829 and Snapdragon 820 devices, but doesn’t feature the Snapdragon Quick Charge option.
The Huawei Ascend Mate 8 and Huawei Mate 9 both support Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 4.0 feature, but are only capable on their Snapdragon 820 and 822 devices.
If the Snapdragon chipset is available, you should also consider a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.
The new OnePlus 5 offers the Snapdragon 900 chipset, which has 4GB of RAM, and is powered by a Snapdragon 800.
We don’t have enough samples to say whether the Snapdragon 800 is a better option for most Android users, but if you’re a hardcore Android user, the Snapdragon processor is a great option.
There is also a Snapdragon 935 available, which supports Qualcomm QuickCharge 3.1 and QuickCharge 4.2.
We’re not sure whether this chipset is the best option for many users, so we recommend you use a Snapdragon chipset when possible.
However the OnePlus 5 doesn’t offer a Quick Charge port, so you’ll need to buy a compatible phone.