Last December, Qualcomm released the latest generation flagship SoC, Snapdragon 888. This chip uses Samsung's 5nm processor and a 1+3+4 design architecture. The chip comes with one Cortex X1 super-large core, three A78 cores, four A55 small cores. The GPU is Adreno 660. Like most Snapdragon flagships, the Snapdragon 888 became the choice flagship chip for many of the manufacturers in 2021. At the present, there are more than 30 Snapdragon 888 processor models in the market. All these smartphones come with fast charging technology from 25W to 120W depending on who is the manufacturer.
All these models cover a wide range of devices types for all purposes from gaming devices to foldable smartphones and even on other regular flagships. The price range for these smartphones ranges from USD 300 to USD 1600. On the list below you'll find a summary of the best Snapdragon 888 models and the fast charging technology that they have. Please note that these smartphones are listed in random order and their position in this list does not denote any particular preference.
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lenovo LEGION 2 PRO
Lenovo Legion 2 Pro is a device specially enhanced for games. It has 4 dual-row shoulder buttons + 2 back capacitive buttons, it has built-in two turbofans for active cooling, a central architecture design, and two USB-C ports. It uses a 6.92-inch Samsung AMOLED straight screen with a refresh rate of 144Hz refresh rate and a screen resolution is 2460 x 1080. This smartphone has a pop-up front camera and a dual rear camera setup. It uses a 64MP outsole main camera and a 16MP ultra-wide-angle sensor. The chip powering the device is the Snapdragon 888 + LPDDR5 + UFS3.1.
The battery is 5500 mAh. That supports dual USB-C ports for simultaneous input charging and the maximum fast-charging power is 90W. It takes only 30 minutes to get a full charge.
NUBIAN RED DEVILS 6R
The Nubia Red Magic 6R is yet another gaming phone with the design of a regular smartphone. It uses a touch shoulder button as well as a 6.67-inch AMOLED straight screen with a display resolution of 2400 x 1080, and the refresh rate is 144Hz. The main camera is sony IMX682 64MP sensor and it also has an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera, 5MP macro camera, and a 2MP depth camera. This smartphone is powered by a Snapdragon 888 + LPDDR5 + UFS3.1 configuration.
It has a 4200 mAh battery supporting 55W fast charging. It takes around 50 minutes to fully charge this smartphone.
BLACK SHARK 4 PRO
The Black Shark 4 Pro is a special device enhanced for games. It has a physical lifting shoulder button on its 6.67-inch E4 Samsung AMOLED straight screen. This display comes with an ultra-high refresh rate of 144 MHz. The camera uses a 64MP main camera as well as an 8MP super wide-angle shooter and a 5MP macro lens. This device is powered by the Snapdragon 888, LPDDR5, UFS3.1+SSD disk array system.
The Black Shark 4 Pro is powered by a multi-pole dual battery with a capacity of 4500mAh. With 120W ultra-high power fast charging and can be charged in only 15 minutes.
ZTE axon 30 PRO
The ZTE Axon 30 Pro uses a 6.67-inch AMOLED straight screen with a 120Hz refresh rate and a resolution of 2400 x 1080. It comes with a 64MP ultra-wide-angle camera, a 64MP Sony IMX682 main camera, a 5MP macro lens, and a depth-of-field lens. It is powered by the Snapdragon 888 + LPDDR5 + UFS3.1 configuration.
The device has a battery capacity of 4200mAh and supports 55W lightning-fast charge. This device delivers a full charge in 46 minutes.
iQOO7 uses a 6.62-inch straight screen with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 and a refresh rate of up to 120Hz. The 48MP main camera supports OIS and there is also a 13MP ultra-wide-angle sensor as well as a 13MP portrait lens. This device is powered by the Snapdragon 888 + LPDDR5 + UFS3.1 configuration
All iQOO7 series is equipped with 120W FlashCharge technology. It uses two built-in 6C high-rate batteries and a total capacity of 4000 mAh. The ultra-fast flash charge can charge the device to its full capacity in amazingly only 15 minutes.
This device uses a 6.55-inch AMOLED flexible straight screen with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 and a refresh rate of 120Hz. OnePlus together with Hasselblad jointly developed the camera on this device. It comes with a dual-main camera configuration with 48MP IMX689 and 50MP Sony IMX766 main cameras. There is also a 2MP black-and-white lens. It is powered by a Snapdragon 888 + LPDDR5 + UFS3.1.
The phone uses a dual high rate cell battery with a capacity of 4500mAh. This device supports 65W Warp flash charging in less than 30 minutes.
REDMI K40 PRO
The Redmi K40 Pro uses a 6.67-inch E4 luminous material AMOLED straight screen. It has a resolution of 2400 x 1080 and a 120Hz refresh rate. The main camera is a 64MP sensor. It also has an 8MP super wide-angle lens and a 5MP telephoto macro lens. This device is powered by the Snapdragon 888 + LPDDR5 + UFS3.1 configuration.
The Redmi K40 series has a single battery design with a capacity of 4520mAh. It supports 33W fast charging and gets a full battery in 50 minutes.
xiaomi MI 11
The Xiaomi Mi 11 uses a 6.81-inch Samsung E4 AMOLED micro-curved screen with a resolution of 3200 x 1440 and a 120Hz refresh rate. The 108MP main camera with outsole supports optical image stabilization. There is a 5MP telephoto lens and a 13MP ultra-wide-angle lens. This device is powered by the Snapdragon 888 + LPDDR5 + UFS3.1 configuration. It is the first-ever smartphone to use the Snapdragon 888 SoC.
The Xiaomi Mi 11 single battery design with a capacity of 4600mAh. It supports 55W fast charging and gets full in 45 minutes.
ZTE AXON 30 ULTRA
ZTE Axon 30 Pro uses a 6.67-inch AMOLED flexible curved screen supporting a 144Hz refresh rate with a resolution of 2400 x 1080. It uses a 64MP ultra super-sensitive main camera, a 64MP super-wide-angle main camera lens, and an 8MP 5x ultra-zoom periscope lens. The main camera and periscope telephoto lens support OIS. This smartphone is powered by the Snapdragon 888 + LPDDR5 + UFS3.1.
The device uses a 4600mAh single-cell battery supporting a 66W lightning-fast charging and gets a full charge in 40 minutes.
NUBIA Z30 PRO
Nubia Z30 Pro uses a 6.67-inch AMOLED micro-curved 144Hz screen that supports a resolution of 2400 x 1080. This device has a triple main camera configuration. It has a 64MP OIS, 64MP wide-angle, and 64MP main cameras. It has an 8MP telephoto periscope sensor supporting 5x optical zoom. The device has a Snapdragon 888 + LPDDR5 + UFS3.1.
Nubia Z30 Pro has a 4200 mAh battery capacity with a dual-cell 120W super-fast charging solution and can get a full charge in 15 minutes.
vivo X60 PRO+
The VIVO X60 Pro+ is a video flagship specially created and designed by VIVO and Zeiss. It has a 6.56-inch micro-curved screen with a resolution of 2376 x 1080 and a refresh rate of 120Hz. Vivo and Zeiss developed in partnership the dual main camera with a super-sensitivity gimbal. It provides a greater anti-shake effect with optical image stabilization. It uses a 50MP GN1 super-outsole main camera, a 48MP IMX598 ultra-wide-angle sensor, an 8MP 5x optical periscope telephoto lens, and a 32MP portrait lens. It is powered by the Snapdragon 888 + LPDDR5 + UFS3.1 configuration.
The battery has a capacity of 4200mAh with a single battery design and supports 55W FlashCharge in about 50 minutes.
ASUS ROG PHONE 5
The ROG phone 5 uses a 6.78-inch Samsung E4 AMOLED straight screen with a 144Hz refresh rate and a resolution of 2448 x 1080. This smartphone comes with 2×2 ultrasonic shoulder buttons. It uses a 64MP Sony IMX686 main camera as well as a 13MP super wide-angle sensor and a 5MP macro lens. It is powered by the Snapdragon 888 + LPDDR5 + UFS3.1 configuration.
The device has a humongous 6000 mAh dual-battery design. It supports 65W fast charging that delivers a full charge in 54 minutes.
From the 26 models brought in this review, 15 devices have a single battery design, and 11 devices have a dual battery design. There are seven models with a battery capacity of more than 5000mAh and four of those devices support 120W ultra-high-power fast charging.
The high power level is between 55W and 70W. You can find 14 models that give us a full charge in half an hour or less and that's really impressive, there are not many fast charging models below 40W.
The fast charging performance had a quick evolution in the past few years. The power is comparable to that of a regular notebook and there is no more need to plug in a cable to charge.