Which phones with Snapdragon 865 are worth to buy in 2021? Here is the answer!

In 2021, mobile phones equipped with Snapdragon 888 have been released one after another, such as Xiaomi Mi 11, Samsung Galaxy S21 series or vivo X60 Pro+, but there are still many Snapdragon 865 phones on the market.

Among Samsung’s mobile phones, some will be equipped with the Exynos processor developed in-house, and some will be equipped with Snapdragon processors. In Malaysia, most of them are Samsung phones equipped with Exynos processors. Galaxy S20 FE has most specifications and functions of Galaxy S20 series models, such as AMOLED 120Hz display.

Compared to other S20 models, this phone is a pity that it uses a plastic body instead of glass, but not everyone is so concerned about the material of the phone body. It is worth mentioning that the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G is equipped with Snapdragon 865, while the 4G model uses an Exynos processor, and the price starts from RM2699.


Compared with other flagship phones, the cost-effective Xiaomi Mi 10T series phones are very suitable for friends on a budget, because the price of this series of phones starts from RM1699. So why do you say that Mi 10T is cost-effective? The reason is that within the budget of RM 2000, Mi 10T has a 144Hz refresh rate display, a 5000mAh battery (supports fast charging) and is equipped with a Snapdragon 865 processor.

As for the Mi 10T Pro, which is priced at RM1999 in the same series, it is also a good choice. It is equipped with a 108MP camera and can record 8K video. This is a shooting specification that is not found in most other Snapdragon 865 phones.


The ROG Phone series has always been the favorite of Malaysian mobile gamers. The ROG Phone 3 released last year is not only equipped with a Snapdragon 865+ processor, but also equipped with up to 16GB of RAM and up to 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage. Most importantly, it has a 144Hz refresh rate display and touch-sensitive sensors, which can be used as additional game buttons.

ROG Phone 3 starts at RM2999 (Strix version) and comes with various game accessories to help enhance the gaming experience. Another recommended gaming phone is the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel, which is also equipped with a Snapdragon 865+ processor and has an excellent gaming experience, but it does not include gaming accessories, and the price is relatively high.


OnePlus 8T is also equipped with a Snapdragon 865 processor, and the price is more affordable than other flagship phones of the same level, starting at RM2699. In terms of specifications, it is equipped with an AMOLED display, a refresh rate of up to 120Hz, a memory configuration of 12GB + 256GB, and a 65W fast charge.

Thanks to the smooth performance of OxygenOS UI, the performance of this phone is quite excellent, comparable to other flagship phones.


Sony Xperia 5 II is suitable for users who have requirements for taking pictures and photography. Its 120Hz display can support HDR10 through the creator mode, resulting in breathtaking colors.

For mobile photography enthusiasts, the Photo Pro and Cinema Pro modes allow users to take high-quality photos at the level of Sony Alpha cameras. If you want to have a phone with a higher resolution screen, consider Xperia 1 II that supports 4K resolution.