Qualcomm undoubtedly makes one of the best if not the best chipsets used on smartphones across the world. The only competition I see here is Apple’s in-house bionic chipsets.
List of Samsung Phones with Snapdragon Processor
|Samsung Z Fold 4||Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1||Adreno 730|
|Samsung Z Flip 4||Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1||Adreno 730|
|Samsung A23 5G||Snapdragon 695 5G||Adreno 619|
|Samsung S22||Snapdragon 8 Gen 1||Adreno 730|
|Samsung S22 Plus||Snapdragon 8 Gen 1||Adreno 730|
|Samsung S22 Ultra||Snapdragon 8 Gen 1||Adreno 730|
|Samsung A73 5G||Snapdragon 778G 5G||Adreno 642L|
|Samsung A23||Snapdragon 680||Adreno 610|
|Samsung S21||Snapdragon 888 5G||Adreno 660|
|Samsung S21 Plus||Snapdragon 888 5G||Adreno 660|
|Samsung S21 Ultra||Snapdragon 888 5G||Adreno 660|
|Samsung Z Fold 3 5G||Snapdragon 888 5G||Adreno 660|
|Samsung Z Flip 3 5G||Snapdragon 888 5G||Adreno 660|
|Samsung S20||Snapdragon 865 5G||Adreno 650|
|Samsung S20 Plus||Snapdragon 865 5G||Adreno 650|
|Samsung S20 Ultra||Snapdragon 865 5G||Adreno 650|
|Samsung S20 FE||Snapdragon 865 5G||Adreno 650|
|Samsung S10||Snapdragon 855||Adreno 640|
|Samsung S10 Lite||Snapdragon 855||Adreno 640|
|Samsung S10 Plus||Snapdragon 855||Adreno 640|
|Samsung S10 5G||Snapdragon 855||Adreno 640|
|Samsung S9||Snapdragon 845||Adreno 630|
|Samsung S9 Plus||Snapdragon 845||Adreno 630|
|Samsung Note 9||Snapdragon 845||Adreno 630|
|Samsung Note 10||Snapdragon 855||Adreno 640|
|Samsung Note 10 Plus||Snapdragon 855||Adreno 640|
|Samsung Note 20||Snapdragon 865 5G||Adreno 650|
|Samsung Note 20 Ultra||Snapdragon 865 5G||Adreno 650|
|Samsung A02s||Snapdragon 450||Adreno 506|
|Samsung A42 5G||Snapdragon 750G 5G||Adreno 619|
|Samsung A52||Snapdragon 720G||Adreno 618|
|Samsung A72||Snapdragon 720G||Adreno 618|
|Samsung A71||Snapdragon 730||Adreno 618|
|Samsung A52 5G||Snapdragon 750G 5G||Adreno 619|
|Samsung A52s 5G||Snapdragon 778G 5G||Adreno 642L|
|Samsung Z Flip 5G||Snapdragon 865 5G+||Adreno 650|
|Samsung Z Flip||Snapdragon 855+||Adreno 640|
|Samsung Z Fold 2 5G||Snapdragon 865 5G+||Adreno 650|
|Samsung Fold 5G||Snapdragon 855||Adreno 640|
|Samsung Fold||Snapdragon 855||Adreno 640|
Top 4 Samsung Phones with Snapdragon Processor
1.) Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
The variant of the Samsung S22 Ultra that is officially in the US is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Chip which has Adreno 730 GPU on board.
While this is the same processor on the S22 and S22 Plus, the S22 Ultra is superior in the sense that it has a bigger display with better resolution, its camera quality is better, and has a bigger battery.
So of the bunch, it is obviously the one to go for if you can afford it even though they have the same processing power.
Samsung S22 Ultra runs on One UI 4.1 based on Android 12 at launch but it is currently upgradable to One UI 5 based on Android 13 and so are the other two devices of the S22 Family.
2.) Samsung Galaxy A73 5G
This is the most expensive mid-range phone of the Samsung A-series announced in 2022. It is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 778G 5G Chip with Adreno 642L GPU on board. It is a 6nm processor with an 8 Cores CPU.
While it might be the most expensive out there, whether it offers the best value for your bucks is debatable considering this is a year-old processor and you can get virtually the same performance from a cheaper Samsung A52s 5G.
But Galaxy A73 5G will be getting 4 years of OS updates and 5 years of security updates while the A52s 5G was promised to get 3 years and 4 years respectively.
It also has a bigger display of 6.7-inches compared to the 6.5 inches of A52s 5G, a 5000 mAh battery which is bigger than the 4500 mAh battery of the A52s 5G, and A73 5G Primary camera is 108MP compared to the 64MP of the A52s 5G.
However, when translated to real-life usage, there isn’t just much of a difference in performance.
3.) Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4
I want to have a foldable device here and I am going with the Z Flip4 instead of the Z Fold4 like most people would have considering the fact that they are both powered by the same Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor and the Fold4 can be used as a tablet and as a phone.
But here is the thing, the Z Fold4 is neither a great phone when folded not is it a great tablet when unfolded. It is just okay but the fact that you can switch between the two is its main market value.
The Z Flip4 on the hand isn’t trying to be two things at a time. It is simply a standard smartphone when opened and a compact device that is great for productivity when closed.
It was launched running One UI 4.1.1 based on Android 12 but it is currently upgradable to One UI 5 based on Android 13.
4.) Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Samsung A52s 5G is a year-old phone running on one of the top mid-range snapdragon processors even in 2022. It is cheaper than newer devices running the same processor even though the performance isn’t that significant.
The Galaxy A52s 5G is powered by Snapdragon 778G 5G Chip with Adreno 642L GPU. It currently runs on Android 12 and will soon receive the Android 13 update with a flavor of One UI 5.
If you are looking for a cheap top of line mid-range Samsung phone, this is the device to go for. It is just that simple.
It features a 6.5-inches screen with 2400 x 1080 pixels screen resolution, 120Hz high refresh rate, and brightness of up to 800 nits.