Best gaming smartphones

By Team Digit | Published on 27 Feb 2020
Best gaming smartphones

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HIGHLIGHTS

Here are the best smartphones for gamers.

iPhone 11 Pro Max

Key Highlights:

  • Super Retina XDR OLED display offers the best viewing experience on a smartphone
  • Apple A13 Bionic is the fastest processor on a smartphone
  • Access to Apple Arcade which opens up a whole new world of immersive mobile games

Bottomline: The iPhone 11 Pro Max is hands down the best smartphone you can buy right now, and apart from state-of-the-art cameras and seamless performance, it also offers one of the best gaming experiences on a smartphone. The A13 Bionic SoC under the hood can run just about anything you throw at it without a hitch and the large 6.50-inch OLED display is one of the best in its class with accurate colours, high touch sensitivity and low battery consumption. The iPhone 11 Pro Max also gives you access to Apple Arcade, Apple’s dedicated platform for high-definition games.

OnePlus 7T Pro

Key Highlights:

  • Super AMOLED display with 90Hz refresh rate, HDR10+ certification and QHD+ resolution
  • Snapdragon 855+ SoC ensures all games run at their highest graphics settings
  • Warp Charge 30T tops up the phone in less than an hour even while gaming

Bottomline: Few smartphones match up to the performance the OnePlus 7T Pro delivers and it’s not surprising that this is one of the most preferred among mobile gamers. With maxed out hardware that includes the Snapdragon 855+ designed specially for gaming, up to 12GB RAM and 256GB UFS 3.0 storage, everything runs at its best possible quality be it the popular PUBG Mobile or Call of Duty: Mobile or even Asphalt 9 and other games.  

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+

Key Highlights:

  • 6.8-inch QHD+ Dynamic AMOLED display with HDR10+ is one of the best out there for gaming and watching movies
  • 12GB RAM, 512GB storage and Exynos 9825 SoC ensures everything runs without a hitch
  • Large 4300mAh battery with support for up to 45W fast charging lets you play for long hours

 Bottomline: The Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ is an all-rounder. It’s great for tweaking that presentation on the go as well as shooting your vacation photos and a whole lot of gaming. With a large and bright display, the Note 10+ immerses you in the game giving you a great experience. It’s packed with a lot of power with the latest Exynos processor, 12GB RAM and 512GB storage, while the large 4300mAh battery easily makes the phone last well over a day even with heavy usage.

Oppo Reno 10X Zoom

Key Highlights:

  • Large, expansive bezel-less AMOLED display.
  • Flagship performance especially during gaming.
  • High definition audio output.

Bottomline: The Oppo Reno 10X Zoom may be known more for the camera setup at the back, but it also doubles up as a fantastic gaming smartphone primarily for the large, expansive AMOLED display that's uninterrupted by a notch or a cutout. The panel is also highly responsive and outputs rich colours which makes games look more immersive. There's also a Snapdragon 855 SoC which offers flagship performance and supports any and every game available on the Google Play Store.

Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro

Key Highlights:

  • Uninterrupted, bright and vivid AMOLED display that stretches all the way to the edges
  • Snapdragon 855 ensures all games run at their highest quality
  • Large 4000mAh battery keeps the phone running well over a day

Bottomline: The Redmi K20 Pro is a wholesome budget flagship that is one of the best smartphones for gaming. With flagship hardware under the hood and a bright AMOLED panel, gaming is a delight on this smartphone. Add to that a 48MP triple camera setup, and you also have the ability to take great photos with the phone. The 4,000mAh battery with 27W fast charging support makes it last well over a day under heavy usage.

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