I would call these 6 GB RAM mobiles “beyond flagship smartphones” at least for 2016. A lot of Laptops and PC’s don’t have 6 GB of Ram out there. The trend for the 6 GB Ram smartphone is started by the Chinese company Vivo when they launched the Vivo XPlay5 in March 2016. It is the first smartphone in the world to boast of 6 GB Ram.
Vivo Xplay 5 Elite (First Ever 6GB RAM Mobile)
Best 6GB RAM Smartphones – Vivo was the first Android smartphone manufacturer to launch a smartphone with 6 GB RAM named ‘Xplay 5 Elite’. It features metal uni-body and has a sleek build. It comes with a curved edge display like the Samsung S7 Edge.
Xplay 5 Elite was launched in March 2016 in China. The smartphone sports 5.43 inch display with 2560 x 1440p resolution. It comes with 16 MP Rear Camera with dual tone LED Flash and 8 MP front camera for taking selfies.
Xplay 5 Elite runs on the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS along with custom UI Funtouch OS 2.6. Vivo Xplay 5 Elite comes with massive 128 GB internal storage. It is powered by 2.15 GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor.
The smartphone offers good battery life from the 3600 mAh non removable battery.
Xplay 5 Elite is a Dual Sim phone and supports 4G/VOLTE connectivity. It has 7.59 mm thickness and weighs 168 grams.
Vernee Apollo ( Powered By Mediatek Helio X20)
A lesser known brand shot to lime light with a 6 GB RAM smartphone. Vernee Apollo is a new Chinese Mobile company which launched their first smartphone with 6 GB RAM.
Vernee Apollo has a 5.5 inch screen and Quad HD resolution (2560 x 1440). Also, this mobile has Force 3D Touch feature which is available on new iPhone 6s. Vernee Apollo sports 21 MP Rear camera and for selfies it has an 8 MP front shooter.
Vernee Apollo also runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow 6.0 and has a large 128 GB internal storage. It is powered by Mediatek Helio X20 Deca-Core processor and also has fast fingerprint scanner.
Vernee Apollo supports 4G and has a Dual Sim support. The smartphone is available in China currently.
LeEco Le Max 2
LeEco Le Max 2 was launched recently on April 20, 2016 in Beijing. The smartphone was unveiled in April along with the LE 2 and LE 2 PRO. LeEco Le Max 2 also comes with a huge 6 GB RAM. LeEco Le Max 2 comes with a metal body.
LeEco Le Max 2 flaunts 5.7 inch display with 2560 x 1440p resolution. It offers 16 MP Rear Camera and there is an 8 MP Front Camera.
LeEco Le Max 2 is powered by Quad Core Snapdragon 820 processor clocked at 2.1 GHz. It has 64 GB internal storage.
LeEco Le Max 2 offers 3100 mAh battery capacity and runs on Android Marshmallow 6.0. It has single Sim and supports 4G.
Lenovo ZUK Z2 Pro (Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, 6GB RAM)
Best 6 GB RAM Smartphones – Lenovo is another company which launched 6 GB RAM smartphone named as the ‘ZUK Z2 Pro’ in April 2016. It has a 3D Curved glass front and metal frame.
ZUK Z2 Pro sports 5.2 inch display with screen resolution of 1920 x 1080p. The Lenovo smartphone has 13 MP camera on Rear side and a 8 MP camera on Front.
ZUK Z2 Pro is powered by Quad Core Snapdragon 820 processor and the model with 6 GB RAM has 128 GB internal storage.
ZUK Z2 Pro runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow and has 3100 mAh battery capacity. It supports 4G and Dual Sim smartphone is quite thin with 7.45 mm thickness and 145 grams weight.
One Plus 3 ( 6GB RAM And Snapdragon 820)
OnePlus 3 was launched on 14th June 2016 globally and is priced at Rs. 27,999 or $399. The smartphone comes with incredible 6 GB RAM and with the fastest processor Snapdragon 820 with Quad Core Kroyo architecture.
OnePlus 3 has gorgeous 5.5 inch display with Full HD resolution (1920*1080 pixels). It will have Gorilla Glass 4 and will run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow along with Oxygen OS.
OnePlus 3 comes with a 16 MP Primary Camera and 8 MP Secondary front Camera. It will be powered by non other Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor.
OnePlus 3 will have 3500 mAh battery capacity and will have a specially integrated fast charging feature. OnePlus has also launched the OnePlus 3T recently and that also comes with 6 GB RAM and Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Processor.
Xiaomi Mi Note 2 (Curved Display , 6 GB RAM And Snapdragon 821)
The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 has a very similar design when compared to the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. The Mi Note 2 Launched in November 2016 is exclusively available in China.
The phone runs on Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 821 chipset along with Adreno 530 GPU. It sports Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 with MIUI 8 on top.
The phone has a metal rim sandwiched between the 2.5D glass. It flaunts a 5.7 inch FHD AMOLED display.
Mi Note 2 comes in 2 variants, 64GB storage and 4GB of ram. The higher variant offer 128 GB of internal storage and 6 GB of ram. It has a fingerprint sensor at the front, integrated in the home button.
The Note 2 has 22 MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture but misses out on OIS. It has an 8 MP front camera for crisp selfies. The phone has 24-bit/192kHz sound quality and has 3.5 mm audio jack.
The Mi Note 2 has a humongous 4070mah battery. It supports quick charging through USB type-C. Xiaomi claims that it can go upto 83% in 30min, that’s a lot faster for a battery capacity of this size. The phone is available in Black, Gold and Silver color variants.
LeEco Le Pro 3 ( 4070 MAH Battery, Android Marshmallow 6.0, SD 821)
LeEco Le Pro 3 is a beast when it comes to specs. The phone looks great with its metal finish and slightly curved edges at the back. The phone flaunts a 5.5 inch FHD display sadly its not an AMOLED.
It has Android Marshmallow 6.0 running along with the EUI 5.8 skin on top. The LE Pro 3 runs on Snapdragon 821 chipset along with Adreno 530 GPU.
The phone comes in 4 variants, 32/64GB storage and 4 GB of ram and the other with 64/128 GB storage and 6GB of ram.
It has a mirror finished fingerprint sensor at the back similar to many LeEco smartphones. The Pro 3 flaunts a 16 MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture but ditches OIS, and there is an 8 MP front camera. The phone is powered by a massive 4070 mAh battery pack. It supports quick charging as well through USB type-C port. The phone is available in Rose Gold, Gold, Grey, Silver color options.
Samsung C9 Pro ( 16 MP Camera, Snapdragon 653, 6 GB)
Samsung’s new C series offers great performance without being obnoxiously expensive. The all new C9 Pro has the same metallic design language like the C5 and C7. The metallic smartphone comes with a 2.5D glass at the front.
It flaunts a huge 6.0 inch FHD Super AMOLED display. The Samsung C9 Pro runs on Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 with Touch-Wiz UI.
The C9 is powered by Snapdragon 653 chipset along with Adreno 510 GPU.
The phone has a fingerprint sensor Integrated in the home button. The C9 comes in one variant only with 64 GB storage with 6 GB of ram. It sports a a dedicated micro SD card slot which can take upto 256GB.
The highlight of the phone is the 16 MP f/1.9 aperture rear camera and a 16 MP f/1.9 aperture front camera. It packs in massive 4000 mAh battery along with Quick charging through USB type-C port. The phone is available in Gold and Rose Gold color option. The smartphone is launched in India on 18th Jan 2017.
Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design ( Most Premium Dual Camera Smartphone $1499)
Huawei has finally released their new flagship Mate 9, a successor to the Mate 8. Huawei has teamed up with Porsche to design this very gorgeous limited edition of their all new flagship, Mate 9 Porsche edition.
The phone is large enough with display size of 5.5 inch screen and has a QHD AMOLED display. The Mate 9 runs on Android 7.0 with EMUI 5.0 skin out of the box.
It flaunts a great design and looks premium and even has a very premium price tag of Rs. 92,000 or $1499. The phone runs on Huawei’s in-house HiSilicon Kirin 960 chipset along with Mali-G71 MP8 GPU. The Huawei Porsche Edition is available in only 1 variant with massive 256 GB storage and 6 GB ram.
Surprisingly its the first smartphone from Huawei to sport a front fingerprint sensor which is integrated in the home button.
The Huawei Mate 9 has Dual 20 MP +12 MP rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, OIS and an 8MP front camera with f/1.9 aperture. It packs enormous 4000mAh battery and features quick charging through USB type-C port. It is available only in one color option, Graphite Black.
Coolpad and LeEco has partnered to launch some of the smartphones together and the Cool S1 is one such smartphone. The smartphone is priced at CNY 3199 ($500). The smartphone is available only in China so far.
Released in December 2016, the Cool S1 offers 6 GB of ram and is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor clocked at 2.35 GHz. The smartphone comes with a metallic design and has a mirror finish fingerprint scanner at the back.
The Cool S1 has a 16 Mega pixel rear camera with Electronic Image Stabilization and PDAF. There is a 8 Mega pixel front facing camera to click selfies.
The smartphone comes with Kardon Harmon sound technology and bundled AKG earphones to delight the audiophiles. Cool S1 has 128 GB of internal storage and runs on the Android Marshmallow 6.0 along with the EUI 5.8.
The mobile has USB type C port and 4G LTE / VOLTE connectivity, and also features NFC. The battery capacity is phenomenal with 4070 mAH. The Cool S1 is a true flagship with an affordable price tag.
ZTE Nubia Z11 (Bezel Less Display, SD 820 & 6 GB RAM)
ZTE Nubia Z11 was launched in January End and is priced at Rs 29,999 or $280. The smartphone comes with 6 GB of RAM and is powered by the Quad Core Snapdragon 820 Processor clocked at 2.15 GHz. ZTE Nubia Z11 comes with a gorgeous 5.5 Inch display with Full HD Display resolution. There is 2.5 D Curve glass coating and it is also protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
The smartphone Display has 81% screen to body ratio and almost bezel less design. The device comes with a 16 Mega Pixel rear camera with Optical image stabilization, and there is also a front selfie camera with 8 Mega Pixel lens.
The Nubia Z11 comes with 3000 mAH capacity battery and also has support Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0. Nubia Z11 runs on the Android Marshmallow 6.0 and is likely to get the Android Nougat 7.0 update in near future.
There is USB type C port and it comes with decent 64 GB of storage.
Key Specs of ZTE Nubia Z11 (SD 820 & 6 GB RAM)
- Screen – 5.5 Inch Full HD with Gorilla glass protection
- Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Quad-core
- Adreno 530 GPU
- RAM – 6 GB
- Storage – 64 GB of internal Storage, expandable up to 128 GB
- Rear Camera – 16 MP rear with OIS
- Front selfie camera – 8 MP front
- OS – Android lollipop marshmallow 6.0
- Battery – 3000 mAh
- Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
- USB Type C Port
- Fingerprint scanner at the back
- Connectivity – Dual sim 4G with VOLTE
- Price Rs. 29,999
These are some of the Best 6 GB RAM smartphones which are going to be in the market and will be lot common in 2017.
So Why Buy a 6GB RAM smartphone? They just work great and you get the bragging rights too!