In an age where the average computer that can virtually do anything uses from 4GB to 8GB of RAM, smartphone manufactures have gone as far as putting the same amount of RAM and recently up to 10GB of RAM in a single phone. What would the aim of giving a phone that much RAM be, you may ask? Well, many believe it partly to do with a manufacturer’s desire to be known as having done something first and therefore having their device perceived as one of the most powerful available and also the other factor that some put that much RAM in their phones for a purpose of being able to handle intense functionality for example games.

Many of the phones we are about to look at herein are aimed at gaming and many have a justification to have 10GB of RAM but this does not imply a phone that ships with less RAM may not perform as good. The Razer Phone for example is probably the best gaming phone available that does not ship with so much RAM as this. In fact, 4GB RAM in a phone today is just enough to support a very high-end phone, the Pixel 3 for example.

This much RAM however guarantees that a phone, even when it ships with a highly modified Android skin that are known to require more RAM for better performance should perform fluidly without any lag even when a very high resource intense application is thrown at them given that they are powered by a good processor.

These are some of the phones released this year with a whooping 10GB of RAM.

1. Xiaomi Mi Mix 3

The Mi Mix 3 comes from the reputable Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi. It comes from the Mi Mix line of Xiaomi phones that features the latest cutting-edge and futuristic technologies the firm has been working one. Many of these may appear a gimmick to some users. The line of phones is a unique one from their company and the smartphone industry as a whole. For example, one of it’s main aims is to provide the smallest screen-to-body ratio presenting a near bezel-less phone.

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The Mi Mix 3 is one of the phones released this year with a unique design having the front facing cameras and front sensors hidden in the back component of the phones that should be manually slid out when needed.
The regular Mi Mix 3 comes with either 6GB or 8GB of RAM but there is a Forbidden City Special Edition version with 10GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. It will sell in its home country of China for 4,999 yuan (~$720).

Mi Mix 3 Specs:

Display:6.39 inches, 1080 x 2340 Super AMOLED capacitive screen
Processor:Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm)
Storage/RAM:256 GB, 8/10 GB RAM or 128 GB, 6/8 GB RAM
OS:Android 9.0 (Pie)
Camera:16 MP, f/2.0 selfie camera
12 MP (wide), f/1.8
12 MP (telephoto)
Battery:Non-removable Li-Ion 3200 mAh battery

2. Xiaomi Black Shark Helo

The Black Shark Helo is yet another one from Xiaomi’s Black Shark line that is build with emphasis on gaming. The Black Shark Helo is the second product from this line that packs 10GB of RAM above the stand one released earlier with either 6GB or 8GB of RAM.

This device is unique in a way that it comes with Gamer Studio feature that allows users customize their phones from settings down to processor speed, touch sensitivity, refresh rate and many more. It also comes with two controllers placed on either sides of the phone that enhance game play.

Some of the Xiaomi Black Shark Helo specifications: are as follows:

Display:6.01 inches, 1080 x 2160 pixels AMOLED capacitive screen
Processor:Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm)
Storage/RAM: 256 GB, 10 GB RAM, 128 GB, 6/8 GB RAM
OS: Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Camera:20 MP, f/2.2 selfie camera
12 MP, f/1.8 dual pixel PDAF
20 MP, f/1.8 2x optical zoom
Battery:Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery
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3. OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition

OnePlus has released three smartphones this year from the OnePlus 6 to OnePlus 6T and now a special edition called the 6T McLaren Edition. This one essentially brings all components available in the OnePlus 6T including the in-display fingerprint sensor as well as maintaining the design but bump the RAM all the way to 10GB.

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The 6T McLaren Edition is an effort by OnePlus’ collaboration with the well-known UK-based supercar maker and F1 constructor to bring a phone which is supposedly faster in performance compared to any other phone available, and indeed even the regular OnePlus 6T that has 8GB of RAM is arguably unmatched in performance.

The major difference the 6T McLaren Edition brought over the regular 6T is fast charging that possibly is not available in any other phone to date. It comes with a 30W “warp charge 30” charger, which is supposed to give the phone a day’s worth of battery charge in just 20 minutes. All of this for a phone that is priced way less compared to the competition at only $699.

Specifications:

Display:6.41 inches, 1080 x 2340 pixels Optic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Processor:Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm)
Storage/RAM: 256 GB, 10 GB RAM
OS:Android 9.0 (Pie)
Camera:16 MP, f/2.0, 25mm (wide) selfie camera
16 MP, f/1.7, 25mm (wide)
20 MP (16 MP effective), f/1.7, 25mm (wide)
Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 3700 mAh battery

4. Nubia Red Magic Mars

The Nubia Red Magic Mars is a phone from another known Chinese manufacturer ZTE. It comes from it’s Nubia brand and this specific one is aimed at gaming. The device comes with 10GB of RAM and 256GB on-board storage and will be sold mainly in China for 3,999 yuan (~$575).
ZTE also sells a controller that specifically pairs with this phone and can be placed on one side of the phone to offer a better gaming experience. The phone also comes with capacitive buttons that act as triggers when gaming.

Specifications:

Display:6.0 inches, 1080 x 2160 pixels LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Processor:Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm)
Storage/RAM:256 GB, 10 GB RAM, 128 GB, 8 GB RAM or 64 GB, 6 GB RAM
OS:Android 9.0 (Pie)
Camera:8 MP, f/2.0 selfie camera
16 MP, f/1.8, PDAF
Battery:Non-removable Li-Po 3800 mAh battery

5. Vivo Nex Dual Display Edition

The Vivo Nex Dual Display Edition comes from yet again another Chinese maker that has risen in publicity this year for creating some of the most memorable devices of 2018 including the development of the first technology that allows fingerprint sensor placement under the smartphone display. The Vivo Nex Dual Display Edition also has an in-display fingerprint sensor.
The unique feature this phone brings however is the Dual Display. It not only has a front 6.39 inch display but also a 5.49 inch display at the back. The phone therefore does not need a front-facing camera for selfies. The back main camera along with the back screen are used to take selfies.
This is the last phone on this list that comes with 10GB of RAM.

The Vivo Nex Dual Display Edition is available for pre-order in China for the price of 4,998 yuan ($725).

Specifications:

Display:6.39 inches, 1080 x 2340 pixels Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
5.49 inches, 1080 x 1920 pixels Super AMOLED (Funtouch OS 4.5)
Processor:Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm)
Storage/RAM:128 GB, 10 GB RAM
OS:Android 9.0 (Pie)
Camera:12 MP, f/1.8 dual pixel PDAF
2 MP, f/1.8, depth sensor
TOF camera, f/1.3
Battery:Non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery