The Snapdragon 600 series processors have been quite a famous lineup from Qualcomm. It is a mid-tier series powering most of the budget offerings out there. The most significant from this series came up in August 2017, which was the Snapdragon 660. In that time it was quite the processor for all the sub 15000 INR phones, including phones like the Redmi Note 7, Realme 2 Pro, Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 and so on. However, a few months ago, the successor to the 660 was launched by the name Snapdragon 665. It has hardly been a few months and already we see a wide range of phones powered by the Snapdragon 665. So here we are going to take a look at the best Snapdragon 665 phones of 2020 out there in the market, that is just too good as per their price to performance ratio.
List of Best Snapdragon 665 Phones
|Phones||Price in India|
|Redmi Note 8||Rs 10,999|
|Realme 5||Rs 9,999|
|Xiaomi A3||Rs 12,999|
|Moto G8 Plus||Rs 13,999|
|Vivo U10||Rs 9,990|
Redmi Note 8
Redmi is a sub-brand under Xiaomi that has been known for offering value for money since the time of its launch. Among all the Note series of Redmi has gathered quite the traction in the Indian market. The most recent Note series devices that came to light from Xiaomi were the Redmi Note 8 and Note 8 Pro. The Note 8 version, that is the non-pro version is powered by the Snapdragon 665. Looking at other specs, we get a 6.3 inch FHD+ IPS panel with a waterdrop style which holds the 13 MP front camera. On the rear side, we see a quad-camera setup with a 48 MP primary sensor, an 8 MP wide-angle sensor, a 2 MP depth sensor and a 2 MP macro lens sensor. It also comes with a huge 4000 mAh battery that boosts up quite quickly with the 18W given in the box. On the software side of things, we see Android Pie running on MIUI 10. The Redmi Note 8 is available on Amazon India and MI.com.
This device is quite old to the Indian market as we have its successor Realme 6. Realme 5 family includes standard Realme 5 along with Realme 5 Pro, Realme 5s and Realme 5i. The standard version, that is the Realme 5 comes with the Snapdragon 665 on board. On top of it, we get a big 6.5-inch HD+ IPS LCD panel, along with a fullscreen display design along with a small notch on top. This notch houses the 13 MP front camera. Moving on to the rear side here too we see a quad-camera setup, with a 12 MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, a 2 MP depth sensor and a 2 MP macro sensor. However, the most remarking thing is here is the huge 5,000 mAh battery on board. This would easily last more than a day even in heavy usage, or more than two days with low to moderate uses. The lowest 32GB+3GB variant comes in at a cheap price point of 10,000 rupees which undoubtedly makes it the best in this segment. You can also consider Realme 5i and Realme 5s as both phones come equipped with Qualcomm’s SD 665 processor.
Xiaomi Mi A3
Mi Series from Xiaomi is kind of a more premium offering from Xiaomi and the A-series mainly focuses on providing the best camera setup for the price. Just recently on 21st August, Mi A3 was launched in Indian and since it’s launch it has been the talk of the town for a while now, especially considering the low price point and the features it offers. As the list suggests, this is also a Snapdragon 665 device with a 6.05 inch Super AMOLED HD+ display, which is a rarity in the sub 12000 INR segment devices. On top of it, we get the 7th gen in-display fingerprint scanner to keep up with the trend of 2020. Moving on to the cameras, we have a 32 MP front camera present in a waterdrop notch and a triple camera setup on the rear with a 48 MP primary Sony sensor, an 8 MP ultra-wide-angle sensor and a 2 MP depth sensor. On top of it, we get 4,030 mAh battery with an 18W charger bundled in the box. We also see android one on this device, so that means a clean android experience with no MIUI skinned on top with regular software and security updates. We have two variants here, one is the 4GB+64GB variant at a price tag of 12,999 rupees and a 6GB+128GB variant for 15,999 rupees.
Moto G8 Plus
Motorola introduced Moto G8 Plus in India under its G8 series. It is equipped with Snapdragon 665 SoC that sports Adreno 610 GPU. The chipset is paired with 4GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 64GB of eMMC 5.1 storage. We get a 6.3-inch Full HD+ waterdrop notch display with 19:9 aspect ratio. As far as the cameras are concerned, the G8 Plus sports 48 MP primary camera with Samsung GM1 sensor on the back. We get a 25 MP selfie camera on the top-notch of the display. The G8 Plus is backed by 4000 mAh battery with 15W Turbo Charging support.
Battery worries are a thing of the past as Vivo U10 is equipped with massive 5000 mAh lithium-ion battery. Also, you can charge the battery quickly with Vivo’s exclusive 18W fast charging adapter. The device has Snapdragon 665 SoC for powerful performance and Adreno 610 GPU for the ultimate gaming experience. It comes with AI Triple Rear Camera(13MP+8MP+2MP) to capture most impressive shots. The phone arrives with 6.35-inch halo full-view display with 720 x 1544 pixels resolution, 19:3:9 aspect ratio and 268-pixel density.
These are only a few phones powered by the Snapdragon 665 as of now. But I am sure within a couple of months we will get a higher number of Snapdragon 665 phones coming to India and other markets as well. As of now if you are looking for a Snapdragon 665, then one of the above-mentioned devices might be the right way to go.