Affordable smartphones that are good for gaming

By Shrey Pacheco | Published on 26 Jul 2020
Affordable smartphones that are good for gaming

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Those buying a budget smartphone usually have to make do with some compromises. However, modern technology has reached a point where even budget devices can be pretty decent mobile gaming machines. If you’re on the lookout for a gaming device and have a limited budget then you can consider these smartphones available on Amazon. Do note that these devices were selected based on the features on offer.

Redmi Note 9 Pro

The Redmi series tends to offer buyers a lot of bang for their buck and the Redmi Note 9 Pro is no different. The smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G SoC, which should ensure zippy performance when playing games. Another notable feature is the 5020mAh battery which should ensure long hours of non-stop gaming. Other features of the smartphones include a 48MP quad-rear camera setup and a 16MP front camera. It also features a large 6.67-inch FHD+ display.

Redmi K20

The Redmi K20 packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 SoC with an Adreno 618 GPU. It also comes with Game Turbo 2.0 that reduces network delay and optimises touch response. Other features include a reasonably large 4000mAh battery. At the back is a 48MP triple-camera setup, while at the front is a 20MP pop-up camera, which ensures that the 6.39-inch AMOLED display offers a high screen-to-body ratio. 


The OPPO F15 is powered by a MediaTek Helio P70 SoC should ensure a smooth gaming experience. Helping things along is Game Boost 2.0, which is said to constantly examine latency, control issues and refresh rates to ensure a smoother experience. Other features of the device include a 4000mAh battery and a 6.4-inch FHD+ AMOLED display. At the back is a 48MP quad-camera setup.

Vivo S1 Pro

At the heart of the Vivo S1 Pro is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SoC that is aided with Vivo’s Multi-Turbo feature that optimises the phone when the user is gaming by increasing key performance and accelerating response rates. It also features an Ultra Game Mode that blocks any incoming messages and alerts. The phone also features a 6.38-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display and a 4500mAh battery with support for 18W Dual-Engine Fast Charging tech.

Shrey Pacheco

Writer, gamer, and hater of public transport.

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