Best smartphones to buy during Covid-19 times? Here is how to choose
With the Covid-19 pandemic on the rise, smartphone gaming, digital learning, video calling and various other entertainment options have seen a steady increase in demand over the past few months due to people being stuck at home.
With the Covid-19 pandemic on the rise, smartphone gaming, digital learning, video calling and various other entertainment options have seen a steady increase in demand over the past few months due to people being stuck at home. What's more, people have started adopting new routines that could outlive the stay-at-home requests as people begin to utilize their phones in new and productive ways. This has subsequently led to a rise in the need for more powerful processors.
Here is shedding some light on the best processors for these times. Processors must be quite efficient in fulfilling almost every kind of request. here is a list of some of the best processors to keep in mind while choosing a smartphone.
BEST FOR GAMING
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865/855
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 is currently the flagship chipset from Qualcomm and is used in most top-level smartphones in the market. This SoC is powered by a fast Prime core at 2.84GHz along with three other ARM Cortex-A77 cores that can reach up to 2.42GHz. These four cores enhance the performance of the device and help the device power all the complicated computations and gaming. The Snapdragon 855+ is slightly overclocked and the prime core in the device can reach up to 2.96GHz. This processor is very good when it comes to gaming and movie watching giving fuller, smoother, and faster experience. These processors are available in smartphones worth 25K and above. Qualcomm Snapdragon is mostly seen in the flagship devices to keep up with the flagship performance.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G is the latest processor out there. Qualcomm has recently introduced the 700 series range - especially for gaming. It unites 5G and AI to power select premium-tier experiences for gamers across the globe, including 5G gaming at multi-gigabit speeds. 5G and the AI Engine work in tandem to power blazing performance and uninterrupted gameplay. These processors are available in a lot of mid-range smartphones ranging from 20k to as high as 45K.
VALUE FOR MONEY
MediaTek Helio G90 and G90T
MediaTek has concocted two chipsets in their new G90 series - The Helio G90 and the Helio G90T, all for the best consumer experience. Since both these chipsets fall in the Helio G90 family, Mediatek aims to utilize both chipsets to provide users, especially people who love playing games on their smartphones, a powerful and efficient gaming performance. The Helio G90T has more enhanced features than its subsequent counterpart, the original Helio G90. This is usually available in the mid-range segment phones, which are under 20K. The overall user experience and gaming turns out to be great at the price this processor is offered.
The Exynos 990 processor, found in Android phones, especially in Samsung phones, brings incredibly fast mobile broadband when paired with the next-generation 5G technology, the Exynos Modem 5123. The modem supports blazingly fast download speed of up to 7.35Gbps in mmWave and 5.1Gbps in sub-6GHz setting with up to 8x carrier aggregation. It provides lag-free gaming. This is also the most adapted for a fine movie viewing experience. Exynos 990 is made to be supported in high-end Samsung flagships.
(Authored by Amit Sethi, Co-Founder and CTO at Cashify)
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