The smartphone industry has seen a lot of innovation in the last couple
of years than what it saw in the last decade. While many brands are
focused on solving the real world user experience, there are some
companies who think that the problem lies within the specifications.
That is why they are coming up with such heavy hardware that you don’t
even see on a laptop or desktop these days. Are you confused? Well,
don’t be, we are talking about the RAM storage on a smartphone.
Some brands believe that their smartphone will offer the best
experience if they could just ante-up the hardware on them. It might be
true but will purely depend upon the software experience as well.
Though, today we are not her to review the handsets; instead, we are
hunting for the best 6GB RAM smartphone. With a specifications war going
on among smartphone brands users are in for a treat. Below are the best
smartphones with 6GB RAM that you can buy in the market right now.
Xiaomi’s new Mi Note 2 and Mi MIX
phablets are the latest to tout 6GB of RAM under the hood, joining a
small but growing club offering more memory than many laptops you will
get on the market. There’s only one smartphone with 6GB RAM in India
right now, but if you’re willing to import your phone, then there are
now a number of different options.
Here’s a list of ten smartphones with
6GB RAM that have been released so far.
1) Xiaomi Mi Note 2
Xiaomi’s new Mi Note 2, up for pre-orders in China presently at CNY
3,299 (roughly Rs. 34,000), is the latest smartphone with 6GB of RAM
onboard, and is the only one on this list with a dual curved screen. The
Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based smartphone sports a 5.7-inch full-HD
(1080×1920 pixels) Oled display, comes with 128GB storage, and is
powered by the 2.35GHz quad-core Snapdragon 821 Performance Edition SoC.
It bears a 4,070mAh battery and Quick Charge 3.0 fast-charging
technology, along with a fingerprint sensor on the home button.
The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 sports a
22.5-megapixel rear camera with a Sony IMX318 Exmor RS sensor, and an
8-megapixel Sony IMX268 Exmor RS sensor. Connectivity suite of the
smartphone includes 4G-LTE (downlink speeds up to 6000Mbps), Wi-Fi, NFC,
Bluetooth 4.2 and USB Type-C. Also on board is the Aqstic audio
processor, with 192kHz/24-bit Hi-Fi sound quality.
Available at Rs. 27,999 in India, the OnePlus 3 (review) has 6GB RAM
along with a Snapdragon 820 processor (two cores clocked at 2.2GHz, and
two cores clocked at 1.6GHz). The smartphone features a 5.5-inch Amoled
display running at full-HD resolution, and Gorilla Glass 4 protection.
It runs OxygenOS based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, and comes with 64GB
internal storage (non-expandable). It has a home button with an
integrated fingerprint sensor.
On the imaging front, OnePlus 3 has a 16
megapixel rear camera with a Sony IMX298 sensor, f/2.0 aperture, OIS
and EIS, and PDAF autofocus, RAW image support, 4K video recording, and
Smile Capture mode. The front camera bears a Sony IMX179 sensor, f/2.0
aperture on the fixed focus lens, and EIS. The smartphone has
connectivity options like Wi-Fi, 4G LTE (support for all bands
in India), Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, GPS/ A-GPS, and USB 2.0 Type-C port,
along with a 3.5mm headphone jack. It is powered by a 3000mAh battery
with Dash Charge fast-charging technology.
Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe (ZS570KL)
Another smartphone with 6GB RAM that has been launched in India is the
Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe (ZS570KL), priced at Rs. 62,999. Despite unveiling
the device in the country, Asus has not released it in the Indian
market yet, though you can get one in the US at $499 (approximately Rs.
34,000). The smartphone has a 5.7-inch full-HD screen and runs on
Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based ZenUI. Keeping everything running is a
Snapdragon 820 processor. There’s 64GB internal storage and users can
expand this by another 256GB via microSD card.
Coming to photography, the Asus ZenFone 3
Deluxe (ZS570KL) packs a 23-megapixel primary camera on the rear and an
8-megapixel front shooter for selfies. The connectivity suite of the
dual-SIM smartphone includes Wi-Fi, 4G-LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, USB OTG
support, USB Type C and fingerprint sensor. It is powered by a 3000mAh
LeEco Le Max 2
LeEco also announced the Le Max 2 (review) with 6GB RAM and 64GB
internal storage in the Indian market, at Rs. 29,999. The phone was
announced in June this year, but there has been no further word on when
the device will go on sale; on the other hand, it is available in China
at present for CNY 2,499 (roughly Rs. 25,000).
The LeMax 2 smartphone has a 5.7-inch
QHD (1440×2560 pixel) screen, Snapdragon 820 chipset, Android 6.0
Marshmallow-based software, dual-SIM support, and fingerprint sensor. On
the back, it sports a 21-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture OIS,
phase-detection autofocus (PDAF), and two-tone, dual-LED flash, while an
8-megapixel selfie shooter with f/2.2 aperture is placed in front.
For connectivity, it supports dual-band
Wi-Fi, 4G-LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, Infrared, USB Type C and GPS/ A-GPS/
Glonass/ BDS. Its 3100mAh battery supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0
fast-charging technology and can go from 0 to 50 percent in 30 minutes.
Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus
In China this September, Xiaomi announced the 128GB variant of the Mi 5s
Plus, its first smartphone with 6GB RAM; available only in China, the
device is priced at CNY 2,599 (close to Rs. 26,000). The smartphone
features a 5.7-inch pressure-sensitive display with full-HD resolution
capable of 550 nits brightness and NTSC 94 percent colour gamut. It runs
the MIUI 7 software based on Android Marshmallow, and is powered by the
new 2.3GHz Snapdragon 821 processor.
The Mi 5s Plus bears a dual rear camera
setup, with two 13-megapixel sensors – one for colour, and the other for
black and white; it supports PDAF and two-tone, dual-LED flash. On the
front is a 4-megapixel camera with 2-micron pixels and f/2.0 aperture
for selfies. Connectivity options on board include 4G LTE connectivity
with 3x carrier aggregation support, NFC, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth
v4.2, fingerprint sensor, and GPS/ A-GPS. It has a 3800mAh battery with
Quick Charge 3.0 technology that takes the battery from zero to 83
percent in 30 minutes.
LeEco Le Pro 3
Unveiled in the US and China and priced at $399 and CNY 2,999
respectively (around Rs. 30,000), LeEco’s Le Pro 3 (first impressions)
is another 2.35GHz Snapdragon 821-powered smartphone with 6GB RAM. It
has a 5.5-inch full-HD display with 2.5D curved glass, Android 6.0-based
EUI 5.8 custom interface, and comes in 64GB and 128GB storage options.
Its battery capacity stands at 4070mAh and it supports Quick Charge 3.0
for fast charging.
The smartphone also has a fingerprint sensor on the
The 16-megapixel rear camera of Le Pro 3
has f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, two-tone, dual-LED flash, and HDR support;
its 8-megapixel front camera has a 1.4-micron sensor and f/2.2 aperture.
For connectivity, the smartphone has dual-band Wi-Fi, 4G-LTE, Bluetooth
4.2, NFC, Infrared, USB Type C and GPS/ A-GPS/ Glonass; however, it
misses out on the 3.5mm earphone jack.
ZUK Z2 Pro
Lenovo’s Cyanogen-only brand ZUK unveiled the Z2 Pro smartphone with 6GB
RAM and 128GB storage in April this year; the smartphone is available
at CNY 2,699 (roughly Rs. 27,000). The smartphone has a 5.2-inch display
with full HD resolution and Gorilla Glass protection and runs the
Android 6.0 Marshmallow based ZUK 2.0 UI. The Snapdragon 820-powered
handset has a fingerprint sensor in the hardware Home button.
ZUK Z2 Pro has a 13-megapixel camera
with f/1.8 aperture, PDAF, 1.34-micron sensor, and two-tone, dual-LED
flash; its front camera has 8-megapixel resolution, f/2.0 aperture and
1.4-micron sensors. Onboard connectivity features include dual-band
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS/ A-GPS/ Glonass, and USB Type C. The
smartphone has a 3100mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 fast-charging
Oppo R9s Plus
Oppo in October unveiled the R9s Plus phablet with 6GB RAM in the
Chinese market at CNY 3,499 (approximately Rs. 35,000). The smartphone,
featuring a 6-inch full HD screen, is powered by a 1.9GHz Snapdragon 653
octa-core processor and comes with 64GB built-in storage and microSD
support up to 128GB. It runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Color 3.0 skin
on top out-of-the-box and has a fingerprint sensor below the screen in
the Home button.
There’s a 16-megapixel Sony IMX398
camera sensor with f/1.7 aperture, dual-core focus, OIS, and LED flash.
An additional 16-megapixel sensor is also housed in the front for
selfies. It has a hybrid dual-SIM dual-standby card slot and supports
connectivity features such as dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS, and
microUSB 2.0. The Oppo R9s Plus comes with a 4000mAh battery with VOOC
ZTE Nubia Z11
The ZTE Nubia Z11, unveiled in China and expected to launch in India
soon, comes in a 6GB RAM variant priced at CNY 3,499 (around Rs.
35,000). The smartphone has a 5.5-inch full HD screen and is powered by a
2.15GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor. The Android 6.0
smartphone packs 64GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to
200GB via a microSD card.
As far as the cameras are concerned, the
ZTE Nubia Z11 comes with a 16-megapixel primary camera with PDAF, f/2.0
aperture, OIS, two-tone, dual-LED flash, and a 1.28-inch sensor with
1.12-micron pixels on the rear. Its 8-megapixel front shooter has
aperture of f/2.4, while the pixel size is 1.4-micron. The dual-SIM
smartphone has connectivity options for dual-band Wi-Fi, 4G-LTE, GPS,
Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, Infrared and USB Type C. It has a fingerprint sensor
as well as a 3000mAh battery with support for Quick Charge 3.0
Vivo XPlay5 Elite
The world’s first smartphone with 6GB RAM, the Vivo XPlay5 Elite, was
launched in China at CNY 4,288 (approximately Rs. 43,000) has a
5.43-inch dual-curved Super Amoled screen with QHD resolution, and a
metal body with Gorilla Glass coating. It is powered by a 2.15GHz
Snapdragon 820 chip and runs the Android Marshmallow-based Funtouch OS
2.6 software. It has 128GB internal storage, but does not support
microSD cards for storage expansion; on the back is a fingerprint
In the optics department, Vivo Xplay5
Elite sports a 16-megapixel rear camera with Sony IMX298 sensor, PDAF,
6P Lens, f/2.0 aperture, and dual-tone LED flash. An 8-megapixel
front-facing camera is also present. The smartphone supports 4G LTE
networks (Indian bands included), Hi-Fi 3.0, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS,
micro-USB 2.0 (with OTG), and comes with a 3600mAh battery.