the 15 Best Octa-Core Smartphones to Buy in 2020

2020 isn’t a year to continue with devices with poor CPUs; at least a device with an Octa-Core processor will do. Knowing that, you need to choose from these best octa-core smartphones to buy in 2020. These devices were produced in 2019 and late 2018; they’re packed with sturdy techs and sufficient RAM capacity.

Also, they are all big-screen devices with cutting-edge display technologies. However, they are a bit pricey and have varying models.

15 Best Octa-Core Smartphones to buy in 2020

Come along with me as I take you through the best Octa-Core smartphones to buy in 2020 either for yourself, a friend, or sibling.

1. Xiaomi Mi 9T – (NGN97,000, $267)

Xiaomi Mi 9T

The Xiaomi Mi 9T is a sturdy, decent-looking device packed with great specs. It was launched in June 2019 and is powered by an Octa-Core Qualcomm SDM730 chip, alongside a powerful 4000mAH battery. This smartphone is available in different colors, plus, it supports 18W fast charging tech.

Key Specs:

  • Under-display fingerprint scanner
  • 6GB RAM, 64GB or 128GB ROM
  • Android 9.0 (Pie); MIUI 10
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon (SDM730), Octa-core 2 x 2.2GHz Kryo 470 Gold
  • Adreno 618 (GPU)
  • 4000mAH battery
  • 20MP selfie camera (motorized pop-up style)
  • Tripple rear cameras: 48MP, 8MP, 13 MP
  • 6.39-inch screen, 1080 x 2340 pixels

2. Ulefone Armor 6E (NGN77, 000, $210)

Ulefone Armor 6E

Ulefone smartphones are typically rugged, yet attractive. The Ulefone Armor 6E comes with monster specs and runs with an Octa-Core CPU. A massive 5000mAH battery powers this device and it is rated IP68/IP69K, which means that the Ulefone Armor 6E is dust and water-resistant. More so, this device can submerge in water up to 2-meter deep for up to 120 minutes (2 hours). It is a great device to use in 2020; the 4GB RAM justifies its seamless multitasking.

Key Specs

  • 6.2-inch notched screen, FHD+, 1080 x 2246 pixels
  • 4GB RAM, 64GB ROM (up to 128GB via SD card)
  • MediaTek HelioP70 processor, Octa-Core, 2.1GHz
  • 5000mAh Li-Polymer Battery, 9V, 2A Quick-Charge
  • 10W wireless charge (Qi Standard)
  • 8MP selfie camera
  • Dual 16MP and 2MP rear cameras

3. Motorola Moto G8 Plus (NGN98,000, $270)

Motorola Moto G8 Plus

This device looks sturdy, just like other models from Motorola. It flaunts up to 3 rear camera sensors with LED flash. Motorola Moto G8 Plus was released in October 2019. It features LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display in a 6.3-inch screen. Also, the device features the latest Bluetooth 5.0 technology, as well as a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.

Key Specs:

  • 25MP front camera
  • Tripple rear cameras: 48MP, 16MP, and 5MP
  • 400mAH battery
  • Fast battery charging 15W
  • 4GB RAM, 64GB ROM, up to 512GB via micro SD card
  • Android 9.0
  • Adreno 610 (GPU)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon (SDM665), octa-core
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4. Nokia 7.2 (NGN116,362, $321)

Nokia 7.2

Nokia 7.2 is a reliable smartphone from the Finnish company, Nokia Communications. It is a great smartphone to use in 2020. Nokia 7.2 was released in September 2019, and it packs quite a lot of cutting-edge mobile technologies. There’s a fingerprint sensor at the back, and the cameras are arranged circularly. This device’s screen is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

Key Specs:

  • 6.3 inches, 1080 x 2280 pixels
  • Android 9.0 (Pie); Android One
  • Tripple rear cameras: 48MP, 8MP, and 5MP
  • 20MP selfie camera
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon (SDM660), octa-core
  • Adreno 512
  • OTG USB, 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

5. ZTE Blade 10 Prime (NGN65,000, $179)

ZTE Blade 10

You’ll definitely be attracted by the sleek design of this superb Android smartphone. Well, it is a premium device, designed with cutting-edge technologies. The ZTE Blade 10 Prime is a device that multitasks swiftly, thanks to its 3GB RAM and highly efficient MT6771 Helio P60 chipset. This device is an ideal smartphone for 2020.

Key Specs:

  • 3GB RAM, 64GB ROM, up to 1TB via micro SDcard
  • 6.3-inch screen, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2280 pixels
  • Dual 16MP + 5MP rear cameras
  • 16MP selfie camera
  • Android 9.0 (Pie)
  • MTK MT6771 Helio P60, octa-core
  • Mali-G72 MP3 (GPU)

6. Vivo V11 (NGN110, 000, $305)

Vivo V11

With a massive 6GB RAM coupled with Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor, the Vivo V11 runs expressly without any form of sluggishness. Also, the device comes with a very big screen – 6.41 inches. It is a sleek smartphone stocked with great specs that will still be relevant in 2020. Vivo V11 runs on Funtouch 6.1 based on Android 8.1 (Oreo); however, you can upgrade to Android 9.0 (Pie).

Key Specs

  • 6GB RAM, 64GB or 128GB ROM
  • Dual 12MP + 5MP rear cameras
  • 25MP selfie camera
  • Bluetooth 5.0, MicroUSB 2.0, On-The-Go USB
  • In-display fingerprint (optical sensor)
  • 3400 mAh battery, 18W fast charging

7. Huawei P30 Pro (NGN235,500, $649)

Huawei P30 Pro

Huawei is a well-recognized brand for quality. The P30 Pro is a stunning smartphone from this company, featuring so many latest mobile technologies. This device has an IP ration of 68 (IP68); this implies that Huawei P30 Pro is dust and water-resistant; it can survive 30 minutes in a 2m deep water body. Also, this device features an OLED capacitive touchscreen and powered by a 4200mAH battery. It is a good buy for 2020.

Key Specs

  • IP68 rating; water and dust resistant
  • 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, Bluetooth 5.0
  • 4200mAh battery, 40W fast charging tech
  • Under-display fingerprint
  • Quad rear cameras: 40MP, 8MP, 20MP, and TOF 3D camera
  • 32MP front camera
  • Android 9.0, upgradable to Android 10.0; EMUI 10
  • HiSilicon Kirin 980 (7 nm), Octa-Core
  • Mali-G76 MP10 (GPU)
  • 6.47 inches, 1080 x 2340 pixels
  • 6GB/8GB RAM, 128GB/256GB/512GB ROM
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8. Samsung Galaxy A10s (NGN48,500, $133)

Samsung Galaxy A10s

Samsung Galaxy A series consists of great devices that offer great values for their different prices. The Samsung Galaxy A10s is a sleek, sturdy design with bleeding-edge technologies. It supports Bluetooth 5.0, OTG USB, and is powered by a LiPo 4000mAH battery. There is a dual-SIM model and a single SIM model of this Galaxy smartphone.

Key Specs

  • Android Pie (9.0)
  • 6.2-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 720 x 1520 pixels
  • MTK chipset; MT6762 HelioP22, octa-core, 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • PowerVR GE8320 (GPU)
  • 2GB or 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM, up to 512GB storage space via SDcard
  • Dual 13MP+2MP rear cameras
  • 8MP front camera

9. Samsung Galaxy Note10+

Samsung Galaxy Note10+

Galaxy Note 10+ offers more battery, fiery RAM capacity, and a bigger/wider screen. It runs on the company’s OneUI 2.0 based on Android OS 9.0 (Pie), and upgradeable to Android 10. Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ launched in August 2019 with a massive 12GB of RAM and 4300mAH battery. The screen of this device is designed with Corning Gorilla Glass 6 and it’s a Dynamic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen.

Key Specs

  • Octa-Core, Exynos 9825 (7nm) – EMEA/LATAM
  • Qualcomm SM8150 Snapdragon 855 (7nm) – USA/China
  • 12GB RAM, 256GB or 512GB ROM, up to 1TB via MicroSD card
  • 6.8 inches, 1440 x 3040 pixels, Dynamic AMOLED display
  • HDR10+
  • Quad rear cameras: 12MP, 12MP, 16 MP, and TOF 3D VGA
  • 10MP front camera

10. Motorola Moto Z4 (NGN116,500, $321)

Motorola Moto Z4

This device is available since June 2019; it is a tough smartphone with massive cameras at the back and front. Motorola Moto Z4 runs with 4GB of RAM and is powered by a 3600mAH battery. Also, it has a big screen designed with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. This smartphone features a lot of new technologies and retails at a good price.

Key Specs:

  • 25MP selfie camera
  • 48MP rear camera
  • 4GB Ram, 128GB ROM (expandable up to 1TB)
  • In-display fingerprint sensor
  • Android 9.0
  • Adreno 612 (GPU)
  • Qualcomm SDM675, octa-core
  • 6.4 inches,1080 x 2340 pixels

11. Huawei Y7 (2019) (NGN46,000, $125.88)

Huawei Y7

This 2019 model of Huawei Y7 is a premium smartphone you can trust to run all apps and mobile techs of 2020. It is powered with a strong battery and hides a couple of highly efficient chips inside the hood. Huawei Y7 2019 runs on Android 8.0, and the storage can be further increased up to 1TB via MicroSD card.

Key Specs

  • EMUI 8.2 based on Android Oreo (8.0)
  • Qualcomm SDM450, octa-core 1.8GHz, Cortex-A53
  • Adreno 506 (GPU)
  • 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM
  • Single 8MP selfie camera
  • Dual 13MP + 2MP rear cameras
  • 6.26 inches, 720 x 1520 pixels, 19:9 ratio
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12. OnePlus 7T Pro (NGN232,000, $640)

OnePlus 7T Pro

Here comes an Android smartphone running on Android 10 by default. The OnePlus 7T Pro comes with mouthwatering specs and the screen is Corning Gorilla Glass 5. It is a big screen device, hiding a lot of efficient chips inside the hood. A solid 12GB RAM hides in the McLaren Edition of OnePlus 7T Pro, other editions fly with 8GB of RAM.

Key Specs

  • UFS3.0
  • 8GB RAM or 12GB RAM, 256GB ROM
  • HDR10+
  • 6.67-inch screen, 1440 x 3120 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Tripple rear cameras: 48MP, 8MP, and 16MP
  • Motorized front camera – 16MP sensor
  • Android 10.0; OxygenOS 10.0.4
  • Octa-core, Qualcomm SM8150 Snapdragon 855+
  • Adreno 640 (700 MHz) (GPU)
  • 4085mAH battery

13. Xiaomi Pocophone F1 (NGN86,600, $239)


This Xiaomi smartphone is arguably the best you can get within its price range. It is a mid-range smartphone launched in 2018 with cool specs. Xiaomi Pocophone F1 comes with massive RAM and battery. Plus, it flaunts a fingerprint sensor at the back and supports OTG USB.

Key Specs

  • 6.18-inch screen, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2246 pixels
  • Adreno 630 (GPU)
  • Android 8.1 (Oreo), upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie); MIUI 11
  • Qualcomm SDM845, octa-core
  • Single 20MP front camera
  • Dual 12MP + 5MP rear cameras
  • 6GB or 8GB RAM
  • 64GB or 128GB ROM
  • 4000mAH battery

14. LG Q Stylus (NGN121,500, $335.24)

LG Q Stylus

LG Q Stylus is still a great smartphone to buy in 2020. Although this device was released in 2018, it’s specs are relevant for 2020 mobile exploitation. With Stylus support and IP68 rating, the LG Q Stylus is a reliable smartphone for everyday use. The cameras capture your moments in clear crystals and you’ll enjoy seamless gaming with this device.

Key Specs

  • 6.2-inch screen, 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Android 8.1 (Oreo)
  • Mediatek MT6750 – octa-core 1.8 GHz
  • Mali-T860MP2 (GPU)
  • 3GB or 4GB RAM, 32GB or 64GB ROM
  • 16MP rear camera
  • 5MP front camera
  • 3300mAH battery

15. Samsung Galaxy M30s (NGN90,600, $250)

Samsung Galaxy M30s

A device with a 6000mAH battery and includes a couple of other cutting-edge mobile technologies is an ideal buy for 2020. The Samsung Galaxy M30s comes with great cameras, highly efficient RAM, big battery, and expandable storage up to 1TB. It is one of the best flagship devices of 2019. More interestingly, the price is relatively “not-expensive.”

Key Specs:

  • Li-Po 6000mAh battery, 15W fast charging
  • 4GB/6GB RAM, 64GB/128GB ROM
  • Android 9.0 (Pie); One UI
  • Exynos 9611 (10nm), octa-core,
  • Mali-G72 MP3 (GPU)
  • 6.4 inches, 1080 x 2340 pixels
  • 6000mAH battery
  • Tripple rear cameras: 48MP, 8MP, and 5MP
  • 16MP front camera
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Samuel Odamah
Ebuka O. Samuel is a technical writer at 3rd Planet Techies Media. He's a tech enthusiast, Android gadgets freak, consumer electronics tweakstar, and a lover of wearable techs.


  1. Tecno is also producing really amazing smartphones nowadays and they are one of the fastest-growing mobile companies in Africa. They now have some top Octa-Core Smartphones.

  2. Thanks for giving such important information on the best mobiles of 2020.


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