Best gaming phones under ₹20000 (2022)

By Sushant Talwar | Price Updated 12-May-2022

Mobile games have come a long way from their humble beginnings.Today, smartphone gaming has become as big as its console counterpart. For most, it's the rage these days, and the biggest reason behind its popularity is the fact that you don't need to have the most expensive smartphones to enjoy gaming anymore. The best gaming mobiles under 20000 are perfectly capable of offering an enjoyable gaming experience. Top gaming phones under Rs 20000 come with features like a flagship processor, lots of RAM and bright, vibrant displays and well-optimized operating systems. So let's take a look at these best gaming phones under 20000 in India. This list of smartphones under Rs 20000 has something for everyone, and not just buyers looking for the best gaming mobile phones under 20000.

1. REALME 9 PRO 5G

  • 6.6" (2412 x 1080) Screen Size
  • 64 + 8 + 2 | 16 MP Camera
  • 6 GB RAM
  • 5000 mAh Battery

The Realme 9 Pro 5G comes featuring the Snapdragon 695 5G processor, and also gets a 120Hz Full HD display. It sports a triple camera setup and lights are kept on using a 5,000mAh battery supported by 33W Dart Charge, and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. For photos, Realme 9 Pro gets a 64MP primary camera along with an 8MP ultra-wide lens and a 2MP macro camera. The phone also has a 16MP selfie camera.

SPECIFICATION
Processor:Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G Octa core (2.2 GHz, 1.8 GHz)
Memory:6 GB RAM, 128 GB Storage
Display:6.6″ (2412 x 1080) screen, 405 PPI, 120 Hz Refresh Rate
Camera:64 + 8 + 2 MPTriple Rear camera, 16 MP Front Camera with Video recording
Battery:5000 mAh battery with fast Charging and USB Type-C port
SIM:Dual SIM with 5G support
Features:LED Flash

2. REDMI NOTE 11 PRO

  • 6.67" (2400 x 1080) Screen Size
  • 108 + 8 + 2 | 16 MP Camera
  • 6 GB RAM
  • 5000 mAh Battery

The Redmi Note 11 Pro brings with itself a 6.67-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display that supports 120Hz refresh rate. The flat frame and rear are part of the company’s EVOL Pro design language. For cameras,, there's a 16MP unit on the front inside the punch hole, and on the back is the 108MP primary camera joined by 8MP ultrawide, 2MP macro, and 2MP depth sensor units. The Note 11 Pro is powered by the Helio G96 SoC and comes running Android 11-based MIUI 13.

SPECIFICATION
Processor:Snapdragon 695 Octa core (8 x 2.2)
Memory:6 GB RAM, 128 GB Storage
Display:6.67″ (2400 x 1080) screen, 395 PPI, 120 Hz Refresh Rate
Camera:108 + 8 + 2 MPTriple Rear camera, 16 MP Front Camera with Video recording
Battery:5000 mAh battery with fast Charging and USB Type-C port
SIM:Dual SIM with 5G support
Features:LED Flash, IR Blaster

Available

₹ 18,999

Available

₹ 18,999
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₹ 3,166/month

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3. VIVO T1

  • 6.58" (1080 x 2408) Screen Size
  • 50 + 2 + 2 | 16 MP Camera
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 5000 mAh Battery

Vivo T1 44W comes with a 6.44-inch AMOLED screen with FHD+ resolution. This phone is powered by a Snapdragon 680 4G processor. For cameras, it includes a 50MP primary camera, a 2MP macro module, and a 2MP depth sensor. There is a 16MP front camera also. The other goodies in the bag are 5000mAh battery with 44W charging, WiFi ac, Bluetooth 5.0, USB-C 2.0 port, and a 3.5mm jack.

Pros
  • Stable performance with Android 12
  • Affordable
  • Long-lasting battery
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • Smooth 120Hz refresh rate with 240Hz touch polling rate
Cons
  • No stereo speakers
  • Extremely slow charging speeds
  • No ultra-wide camera
  • Night mode unavailable in 4GB RAM variant
  • Dated waterdrop notch design
SPECIFICATION
Processor:Qualcomm SM6375 Snapdragon 695 5G Octa core (2x2.2, 6x1.7)
Memory:8 GB RAM, 128 GB Storage
Display:6.58″ (1080 x 2408) screen, 401 PPI
Camera:50 + 2 + 2 MPTriple Rear camera, 16 MP Front Camera with Video recording
Battery:5000 mAh battery with fast Charging and USB Type-C port
SIM:Dual SIM with 5G support
Features:LED Flash

Available

₹ 19,990
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₹ 3,331/month

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4. REDMI NOTE 10 PRO MAX

  • 6.67" (1080 x 2400) Screen Size
  • 108 + 8 + 5 + 2 | 16 MP Camera
  • 6 GB RAM
  • 5020 mAh Battery

Redmi Note 10 Pro Max features the same 6.67-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display with 120Hz high refresh rate support. The screen offers upto 1200 nits brightness, is HDR10+ certified and is topped with a layer of Gorilla Glass 5. The phone uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G processor with an octa-core CPU and Adreno 618 GPU. This is paired with upto 8GB LPDDR4X RAM and upto 128GB UFS 2.2 storage options to choose from. The Redmi Note 10 Pro Max also has a quad-camera array on the back headlined by a 108MP camera that uses ISOCELL HM2 sensor. This is sat next to an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera with 118-degree field of view, a 5MP macro camera and a 2MP depth sensor. The phone also has a 3.5mm audio jack, IR sensor, stereo speakers, 360-degree ambient light sensor and more. Further, it is also equipped with a 5,020mAh battery that supports 33W fast charging out-of-the-box.

Pros
  • Good SuperMacro camera and primary camera.
  • Impressive display.
  • Big battery
Cons
  • Ultra-wide camera not great.
  • No support for 5G.
SPECIFICATION
Processor:Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G Octa-core core (2x2.3 GHz, 6x1.8 GHz)
Memory:6 GB RAM, 64 GB Storage
Display:6.67″ (1080 x 2400) screen, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 PPI
Camera:108 + 8 + 5 + 2 MPQuad Rear camera, 16 MP Front Camera with Video recording
Battery:5020 mAh battery with fast Charging and USB Type-C port
SIM:Dual SIM
Features:LED Flash
Price:₹18,999

5. SAMSUNG GALAXY F42

  • 6.6" (1080 x 2408) Screen Size
  • 64 + 5 + 2 | 8 MP Camera
  • 6 GB RAM
  • 5000 mAh Battery

The Galaxy F42 5G comes with a 6.6-inch LCD display with Full HD+ resolution and a waterdrop notch for the 8MP selfie camera. At the back, the phone comes with an impressive array of lenses. The main one being 64MP lens sat next to a 5MP ultrawide and 2MP depth sensing cameras. The phone runs on Mediatek Dimensity 700 chipset with an octa-core CPU going up to 2.2GHz for its two powerful cores. The Galaxy F42 5G retails in India with 6GB or 8GB RAM and 128GB of storage, with the option of adding up to 1TB more through the micro SD slot.

SPECIFICATION
Processor:MediaTek MT6833 Dimensity 700 5G Octa core (2x2.2 GHz, 6x2.0 GHz)
Memory:6 GB RAM, 128 GB Storage
Display:6.6″ (1080 x 2408) screen, 400 PPI
Camera:64 + 5 + 2 MPTriple Rear camera, 8 MP Front Camera with Video recording
Battery:5000 mAh battery with fast Charging and USB Type-C port
SIM:Dual SIM with 5G support
Features:LED Flash

Available

₹ 15,749

Available

₹ 16,999
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₹ 2,624/month

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6. REALME 8 PRO

  • 6.4" (1080 x 2400) Screen Size
  • 108 + 8 + 2 + 2 | 16 MP Camera
  • 6 GB RAM
  • 4500 mAh Battery

The Realme 8 Pro starts at Rs 17,999 for the 6GB+128GB storage variant and Rs 19,999 for the 8GB RAM option. The phone features a 6.4-inch Full HD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels) resolution Super AMOLED display that has a punch-hole cutout for the selfie camera up front. The screen is also home to the in-display fingerprint sensor. The Realme 8 Pro is powered by the Snapdragon 720G chipset with an octa-core CPU and Mali-G76 GPU. This is paired with up to 8GB LPDDR4X RAM and 128GB UFS 2.1 storage. There is a dedicated microSD card slot that supports expansion by up to 256GB. It runs on Realme UI 2.0 out-of-the-box which is based on Android 11. The Realme 8 Pro has quad cameras on the back headlined by a 108MP primary camera. The Realme 8 Pro has a 4,500mAh battery that supports 50W fast charging out-of-the-box. Realme claims that the phone can fully charge to 100% in 47 minutes.

Pros
  • Versatile camera set-up
  • Big battery
  • Aggressive price tag
Cons
  • Night mode could be better
  • Basic design
  • No fast-refresh rate display
SPECIFICATION
Processor:Qualcomm SM7125 Snapdragon 720G Octa-core core (2x2.3 GHz, 6x1.8 GHz)
Memory:6 GB RAM, 128 GB Storage
Display:6.4″ (1080 x 2400) screen, 411 PPI
Camera:108 + 8 + 2 + 2 MPQuad Rear camera, 16 MP Front Camera with Video recording
Battery:4500 mAh battery with fast Charging and USB Type-C port
SIM:Dual SIM
Features:LED Flash
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7. POCO M3

  • 6.53" (1080 x 2340) Screen Size
  • 48 + 2 + 2 | 8 MP Camera
  • 6 GB RAM
  • 6000 mAh Battery

Poco M3 offers a large capacity battery, triple cameras on the back and a striking new design. The Poco M3 also has an extended camera module with a textured back panel which looks eye-catching. The phone measures 9.6 millimetres at its thickest point and weighs 198 grams. It is being offered in Cool Blue, Poco Yellow and Power Black colours to choose from. It features a 6.53-inch Full HD+ resolution display with a waterdrop notch cutout for the selfie camera. This gives the screen a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and is further topped with a layer of Gorilla Glass 3. The Poco M3 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 processor with an octa-core CPU and Adreno 610 GPU. The Poco M3 has a triple camera setup on the back that consists of a primary 48MP camera with an f/1.8 aperture, a 2MP macro camera and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front, there is an 8MP selfie camera housed within the notch cutout. The rear camera can record videos in 1080p at 30FPS. The phone has stereo speakers and a side-mounted fingerprint reader. For batteries, it is fitted with a 6,000mAh pack that supports 18W fast charging.

Pros
  • Impressive battery life
  • Stereo speakers
  • Striking design
Cons
  • Mediocre cameras
  • Slow charging
  • Lots of preinstalled apps
SPECIFICATION
Processor:Qualcomm SM6115 Snapdragon 662 Octa core (4x2.0 GHz, 4x1.8 GHz)
Memory:6 GB RAM, 64 GB Storage
Display:6.53″ (1080 x 2340) screen, 395 PPI
Camera:48 + 2 + 2 MPTriple Rear camera, 8 MP Front Camera with Video recording
Battery:6000 mAh battery with fast Charging and USB Type-C port
SIM:Dual SIM
Features:LED Flash

8. IQOO Z3 5G

  • 6.58" (1080 x 2408) Screen Size
  • 64 + 8 + 2 | 16 MP Camera
  • 6 GB RAM
  • 4400 mAh Battery

The iQOO Z3 5G is a mid-range smartphone. It features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 768G processor. This is paired with up to 8GB RAM and up to 256GB storage. The iQOO Z3 5G has a plastic build and is available in only two colours - Ace Black and Cyber Blue. The phone measures 8.5mm in thickness and weighs 185g. The iQOO Z3 5G is also rated IP52 dust and water-resistant. There are no dual stereo speakers on the device. As for the display, the iQOO Z3 5G comes packing a 6.58-inch IPS LCD display with Full HD+ resolution (2408x1080). It comes with 120Hz refresh rate support and 180Hz touch sampling rate. The phone has a teardrop notch at the top and narrow bezels on the sides but a wide chin bezel. The iQOO Z3 5G runs Funtouch OS 11.1 based on Android 11. It comes with a triple camera setup consisting of a 64MP primary lens, an 8MP ultrawide sensor, and a 2MP macro shooter. You also have a 16MP selfie camera. The phone is equipped with a 4,400mAh battery that supports 55W FlashCharge.

Pros
  • Reliable performance for day-to-day tasks and gaming
  • 120Hz refresh rate display
  • 55W fast charging support
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • Teardrop notch looks dated
  • Mediocre camera performance
  • No stereo speakers
SPECIFICATION
Processor:Qualcomm SDM768 Snapdragon 768G Octa-core core (1x2.8 GHz, 1x2.4 GHz, 6x1.8 GHz)
Memory:6 GB RAM, 128 GB Storage
Display:6.58″ (1080 x 2408) screen, 401 PPI
Camera:64 + 8 + 2 MPTriple Rear camera, 16 MP Front Camera with Video recording
Battery:4400 mAh battery with fast Charging and USB Type-C port
SIM:Dual SIM with 5G support
Features:LED Flash

9. SAMSUNG GALAXY M31S

  • 6.5" (1080 x 2400) Screen Size
  • 64 + 12 + 5 + 5 | 32 MP Camera
  • 6 GB RAM
  • 6000 mAh Battery

The Galaxy M31s offers a number of new features such as Single Take, and brings impressive hardware, including the battery of the phone. The phone features a huge 6000mAh battery pack and also sports a 64-megapixel lens-based quad-camera set-up. For display, there's a 6.5-inch sAMOLED Full HD+ Infinity O panel. Under the hood, there's an octa-core Exynos 9611 SoC. For RAM, there's either 6GB or 8GB option. The cameras on-board are a quad rear lens setup that includes a 64-megapixel primary sensor. Other sensors in this set-up include a 12-megapixel sensor with an f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle lens, a 5-megapixel depth sensor, and another 5-megapixel sensor with an f/2.4 aperture. The Galaxy M31s focusses heavily on bringing long-lasting battery life to users with its 6000mAh battery. This battery also supports 25W fast charging and supports reverse charging to help juice up other gadgets.

SPECIFICATION
Processor:Exynos 9611 Octa-core core (4x2.3 GHz, 4x1.7 GHz)
Memory:6 GB RAM, 128 GB Storage
Display:6.5″ (1080 x 2400) screen, 405 PPI
Camera:64 + 12 + 5 + 5 MPQuad Rear camera, 32 MP Front Camera with Video recording
Battery:6000 mAh battery with fast Charging and USB Type-C port
SIM:Dual SIM
Features:LED Flash
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10. REALME NARZO 30 PRO

  • 6.5" (1080 x 2400) Screen Size
  • 48 + 8 + 2 + 2 | 16 MP Camera
  • 6 GB RAM
  • 5000 mAh Battery

The Realme Narzo 30 Pro features a 6.5-inch Full HD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels) resolution display with a punch-hole cutout for the selfie camera. The display supports a 120Hz refresh rate and has a 20:9 aspect ratio. The Narzo 30 Pro measures 9.1 millimetres in thickness and weighs 194 grams. The phone is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 800U processor with 5G network support and an octa-core CPU running at upto 2.4GHz along with a Mali-G57 CPU. This is paired with upto 8GB LPDDR4X RAM and upto 128GB UFS 2.1 storage options to choose from. There’s also an option to expand the storage further by using microSD cards of up to 256GB. It runs on Realme UI out-of-the-box and will receive an update to Realme UI 2.0 based on Android 11. The Narzo 30 Pro has triple cameras on the back headlined by a 48MP camera with f/1.8 aperture, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera with 119-degree field-of-view and a 2MP macro camera. On the front, there is a 16MP selfie camera housed within the punch-hole cutout.

Pros
  • 120Hz refresh rate display.
  • Satisfactory performance.
Cons
  • Lacklustre camera performance.
  • Display not colour accurate.
SPECIFICATION
Processor:MediaTek MT6853 Dimensity 800U 5G Octa-core core (2x2.4 GHz, 6x2.0 GHz)
Memory:6 GB RAM, 64 GB Storage
Display:6.5″ (1080 x 2400) screen, 405 PPI
Camera:48 + 8 + 2 + 2 MPQuad Rear camera, 16 MP Front Camera with Video recording
Battery:5000 mAh battery with fast Charging and USB Type-C port
SIM:Dual SIM with 5G support
Features:LED Flash
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List of Best gaming phones under ₹20000 (Jul 2022)

Best gaming phones under 20000 Seller Price
Realme 9 Pro 5G Flipkart ₹ 17,999
Redmi Note 11 Pro Amazon ₹ 18,999
Vivo T1 Croma ₹ 19,990
Redmi Note 10 Pro Max N/A ₹ 18,999
Samsung Galaxy F42 Amazon ₹ 15,749
Realme 8 Pro Amazon ₹ 19,990
Poco M3 Amazon ₹ 13,385
iQOO Z3 5G Amazon ₹ 19,990
Samsung Galaxy M31s Flipkart ₹ 15,999
Realme Narzo 30 Pro Amazon ₹ 16,990
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