SNAPDRAGON 821 Posts on XDA

Xiaomi Mi Note 2 XDA Review: A Capable Flagship and a Solid First Step Onto the World Stage

Xiaomi’s worldwide launch has been heralded for years, and with the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 it looks like the final pieces are falling into place. As Xiaomi’s first flagship phone to offer a model with worldwide frequency band support, the Mi Note 2 offers an exciting look into what we can expect from Xiaomi as...

Opinion: The OnePlus 3 and Other 2016 Devices Stand to Benefit from a Held Up & Held Back Snapdragon 835

The recent wave of reports regarding the fate of Snapdragon 835 devices seem to point at a slight delay in the arrival of Qualcomm’s latest and greatest. Furthermore, we now know a few big devices coming our way at MWC are launching with last year's Snapdragon 821. There is nothing wrong with the Snapdragon 821 -- in...

HTC Announces the 5.7″ HTC U Ultra and 5.2″ HTC U Play with Sense Companion AI

In an event in Taiwan, its home country, HTC has announced its first devices of 2017 -- the HTC U Ultra and HTC U Play. The announced devices indicate a shift in HTC's design language as it now seeks to experiment with a different design and build, outside of the metallic unibody builds that it...

ASUS ZenFone AR is a New Project Tango and Daydream-Ready Phone Running on a Snapdragon 821

While much of CES hasn't formally kicked off yet, we are seeing a bunch of new leaks and details emerging in preparation for one of the world's most renowned consumer electronics shows. We expect a lot of mobile technology announcements to arrive, but now we are hearing early details of what looks to be an...

The Philosophy Behind the OP3T: Why OnePlus Released this Device, and What it Means for The Future of Your OnePlus 3

After reading discussions on OnePlus communities including our own at XDA, the official forums, and the OnePlus subreddit over the past week, it’s clear that many people are unhappy with OnePlus’ decision to release a new device so early into the OnePlus 3’s lifespan. Most importantly, the OnePlus 3 is no more as the phone...

Huawei Mate 9/Kirin 960 Early Testing & Comparison with Pixel XL/Snapdragon 821

Huawei has ambitious plans for itself, as the Chinese giant that aims to eventually beat Apple also wants to be the second largest smartphone maker within the next two years. At the heart of this mammoth effort is Huawei's flagship lineup, which now includes the Huawei Mate 9. Despite all of the technology that the Mate 9 packs inside,...

Xiaomi’s Upcoming Mi Note 2 Pricing and Specs Leaked

Xiaomi has a few distinct product lines that it follows along for its smartphones. The Redmi series of devices often fall into the low-end and budget price categories (even though there may not be anything low end about them), while the Mi lineup is towards the mid-end in terms of price. Of course, Xiaomi's products...

A Look at What Has Changed from the Snapdragon 820 to the Snapdragon 821 in the Google Pixel Phones

We reached out to Qualcomm to get a better look at the Snapdragon 821 processor that is making an appearance in the upcoming Google Pixel and Pixel XL, the Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe, the Xiaomi Mi 5s, and the LeEco Le Pro 3. With the Snapdragon 821 in the Pixel phones running at the same clock speed as the regular...

A Widening Gap: The A10 Fusion Puts a Chokehold on Qualcomm’s Prospects

Yesterday, Apple announced their latest chipset, debuting on the iPhone 7. This new A10 “Fusion” (not to be confused with AMD’s processor) chipset brings a few new things to the table, but most importantly, showcases once more the uncompromising lead on performance that slowly suffocates Qualcomm. John Poole, CEO of Primate Labs and creator of Geekbench,...

ASUS Announces ZenFone 3 Deluxe With Snapdragon 821, 6GB RAM, 256GB UFS 2.0 Storage

With Qualcomm taking the wraps off the Snapdragon 821, it was only right for OEMs to come forward and claim the flagship SoC for their devices. The Snapdragon 821 is a minor upgrade over the Snapdragon 820, but the whole premise of flagships is to offer the best of the best, and so here we...