Best Smartphones with Best Processor 2021

by Romeo Calvo - February 6, 2021

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Smartphones with the best processors are lit! Yes, it is an important feature nowadays especially for the gamers out there like me. But why? Simply because it will give you a good experience in performance.

But before we continue I just want to tell you that you don’t need to get the phone with a robust processor. Always consider the different uses of the phone that will suit your needs and check the best smartphones available.

Best Smartphones Processor

I know that you will be asking why these processors are on top so I will explain to you the 3 common features of the processors to consider. Don’t worry, I will not deep dive to technicality to prevent you from scratching your head.

  1. Number of CPU cores - The more the merrier because this component does the computations behind every task of the phone. Imagine you have a friend helping you to do the work, you’ll be able to finish it faster.
  2. GPU core - Gamers know this well because it is specialized for graphics only, it will give you the best gaming experience. But how to know if it’s good enough? Just find the latest here. I’ll be putting the rank of each GPU in the list below.
  3. Clock rate - The speed of processing unit when retrieving and interpreting the instructions. So higher speed is better. Phones today’s clock speed ranges from 1.8 GHz to 3.13 GHz.

1. Apple A14 Bionic

Latest flagship of Apple announced last September 15, 2020, and is manufactured by TMSC using their 5-nanometer fabrication process technology sporting the features below:

  • 6 core
  • A14 Bionic GPU (ranked 1)
  • Clock rate ranging 1.8 GHz to 3.1 GHz

2. Snapdragon 888

The latest flagship of Qualcomm announced last December 2020 that have a key features on connectivity, artificial intelligence, camera, gaming, performance, and security sporting the features below:

  • 8 core
  • Adreno 660 GPU (ranked 2)
  • Clock rate ranging 1.8 GHz to 2.84 GHz

3. Exynos 2100

Samsung’s latest flagship announced last December 2020 that will power the Galaxy S21 phones, it is behind Snapdragon 888 but with a small difference.

  • 8 core
  • Mali-G78 MP14 (ranked 7)
  • Clock rate ranging 2.2 GHz to 2.9 GHz

4. Kirin 9000

The latest flagship of Hisilicon announced last October 2020. It powered the Huawei Mate 40 series. The only difference between these two is the Kirin 9000 has more cores in NPU and GPU but no significant effect in performance.

  • 8 core
  • Mali-G78 MP22 (ranked 5)
  • Clock rate ranging 2.05 GHz to 3.13 GHz

5. Kirin 9000E

The latest flagship of Hisilicon announced last October 2020. It powered the Huawei Mate 40 series. The only difference between these two is the Kirin 9000 has more cores in NPU and GPU but no significant effect in performance.

  • 8 core
  • Mali-G78 MP22 (ranked 5)
  • Clock rate ranging 2.05 GHz to 3.13 GHz

6. Apple A13 Bionic

Announced last September 2019 that equipped the iPhone 11 series and iPhone SE showcasing the features below:

  • 6 core
  • Apple A13 Bionic GPU (ranked 3)
  • Clock rate up to 2.65 GHz

7. Snapdragon 865+

Announced in July 2020 that equipped the Asus ROG phone and Samsung phone sporting the features below:

  • 8 core
  • Adreno 650 GPU (ranked 6)
  • Clock rate ranging 1.8 GHz to 3.2 GHz

8. Snapdragon 865

Announced in December 2019 that powered some phones of Samsung, Asus, Vivo, Oppo, Xiaomi and Realme sporting the features below:

  • 8 core
  • Adreno 650 GPU (ranked 6)
  • Clock rate ranging 1.8 GHz to 2.84 GHz

9. Exynos 1080

Samsung flagship again that was announced in November 2020 sporting the features below:

  • 8 core
  • Mali G78 MP10 (ranked 9)
  • Clock rate ranging 2.2 GHz to 2.8 GHz

10. Dimensity 1000+

Announced in May 2020 that powered some phones of vivo, oppo, xiaomi and realme with features below:

  • 8 core
  • Mali-G77 MC9 (ranked 13)
  • Clock rate up to 2.6 GHz

Smartphones with Best Processor

Here we go, the list of smartphones equipped with the best processors. To know more of the phone specs and ranking just click the name.

Disclaimer: Brands on the list are Apple, Samsung, Oppo, Vivo, Xiaomi, Realme, Asus and Huawei.

1. Apple A14 Bionic

  1. Apple iPhone 12 Pro
  2. Apple iPhone 12
  3. Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
  4. Apple iPhone 12 mini

2. Snapdragon 888

  1. Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
  2. Huawei P50 Pocket
  3. Oppo K10 Pro
  4. Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G
  5. Xiaomi Black Shark 4 Pro
  6. vivo iQOO Neo5 S
  7. Xiaomi Mi 11
  8. Xiaomi Redmi K40 Pro
  9. Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold
  10. Huawei P50 Pro
  11. Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
  12. Xiaomi Black Shark 5 RS
  13. vivo X60t Pro+
  14. Samsung Galaxy S21 5G
  15. Xiaomi Mi 11i
  16. vivo iQOO 8
  17. Oppo Find N
  18. OnePlus 9
  19. vivo X60 Pro+
  20. Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra
  21. Xiaomi Mix 4
  22. Huawei P50
  23. vivo iQOO 9 SE
  24. Asus Zenfone 8
  25. Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
  26. Xiaomi Redmi K40 Pro+
  27. Asus ROG Phone 5
  28. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
  29. Oppo Find X5
  30. Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate
  31. Asus ROG Phone 5 Pro
  32. Realme GT 5G
  33. Xiaomi 11T Pro
  34. Realme GT2
  35. Huawei Mate Xs 2
  36. OnePlus 9 Pro
  37. vivo iQOO 7
  38. Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro
  39. OnePlus 9RT 5G
  40. Asus Zenfone 8 Flip
  41. Oppo Find X3 Pro
  42. Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro

3. Exynos 2100

  1. Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
  2. Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
  3. Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G
  4. Samsung Galaxy S21 5G

4. Kirin 9000

  1. Huawei Mate 40 Pro+
  2. Huawei Mate 40 Pro 4G
  3. Huawei Mate X2 4G
  4. Huawei Mate 40 Pro
  5. Huawei Mate 40 RS Porsche Design
  6. Huawei Mate X2
  7. Huawei P50 Pro

5. Kirin 9000E

  1. Huawei Mate 40

6. Apple A13 Bionic

  1. Apple iPhone SE (2020)

7. Snapdragon 865+

  1. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G
  2. Samsung Galaxy Note20
  3. Samsung Galaxy S20
  4. Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G
  5. Asus Zenfone 7 Pro
  6. Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
  7. Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
  8. Samsung Galaxy Note20 5G
  9. Asus ROG Phone 3
  10. Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra
  11. Samsung Galaxy S20+

8. Snapdragon 865

  1. Xiaomi Black Shark 3
  2. Samsung Galaxy S20 FE
  3. Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G
  4. OnePlus 8T
  5. Asus Zenfone 7
  6. vivo iQOO Neo3 5G
  7. Xiaomi Mi 10T 5G
  8. OnePlus 8
  9. Oppo Ace2
  10. Xiaomi Black Shark 3S
  11. Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G
  12. OnePlus 8 5G UW (Verizon)
  13. Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix
  14. vivo X50 Pro+
  15. Xiaomi Redmi K30S
  16. Oppo Find X3 Neo
  17. Xiaomi Redmi K30 Pro
  18. Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro 5G
  19. Samsung Galaxy S20 5G UW
  20. Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G
  21. vivo NEX 3S 5G
  22. Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra
  23. Realme X50 Pro Player
  24. OnePlus 8 Pro
  25. vivo iQOO 5 Pro 5G
  26. Oppo Find X2 Pro
  27. Xiaomi Poco F2 Pro
  28. Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
  29. OnePlus 8T+ 5G
  30. Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro 5G
  31. Xiaomi Mi 10 5G
  32. Samsung Galaxy S20 5G
  33. vivo iQOO 3 5G
  34. Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 2022
  35. Realme X50 Pro 5G
  36. OnePlus 8 5G (T-Mobile)
  37. Oppo Reno5 Pro+ 5G
  38. vivo iQOO 5 5G
  39. Oppo Find X2
  40. Xiaomi Redmi K30 Pro Zoom

9. Exynos 1080

  1. vivo X70 Pro
  2. vivo S15e

10. Dimensity 1000+

  1. Realme X7 Pro
  2. Realme X7 Pro Ultra
  3. Oppo Reno5 Pro 5G
  4. vivo iQOO Z1
  5. Xiaomi Redmi K30 Ultra

Conclusion

The benefit of having a good processor is experiencing the best performance of your phone especially in gaming. But my friendly advice is if you are economical, make sure that you will be able to maximize it because if not, you are wasting your money.

FAQs

1. Which is the fastest processor for mobile phones?

Answer: It is the Apple A14 bionic.

2. What is the fastest Samsung phone?

Answer: The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G.

3. Which phone has Snapdragon 888?

Answer: As of today the phones equipped with Snapdragon 888 are Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G, Xiaomi Redmi K40 Pro, Samsung Galaxy S21 5G, Xiaomi Mi 11, Vivo X60 Pro+ 5G, Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G, Xiaomi Redmi K40 Pro+, Realme GT 5G, Vivo iQOO 7, and Oppo Find X3 Pro.

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