Best gaming phones under 20000

By Digit | Price Updated on 01-Mar-2021

Mobile games are all the rage these days and you don't need to have the most expensive smartphones to enjoy gaming anymore. Smartphones under Rs 20,000 are perfectly capable of offering an enjoyable gaming experience. With features like a flagship processor, lots of RAM and bright, vibrant displays and well-optimized operating systems, these are the best gaming phones under Rs 20,000.

POCO X3
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.67" (1080 x 2340)
  • Camera
    Camera
    64 + 13 + 2 + 2 | 20 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    6 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    6000 mAh

The POCO X3 is recommended for a gaming centric phone, for its fast 120Hz refresh rate equipped display and the zippy Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G processor. You also get a massive 6000 mAh battery pack, backed by 33W fast charging support.

SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.67" (1080 x 2340)
Camera : 64 + 13 + 2 + 2 | 20 MP
RAM : 6 GB
Battery : 6000 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
Processor : Octa-core
Moto G 5G
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.7" (1080 x 2400)
  • Camera
    Camera
    48 + 8 + 2 | 16 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    4 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    5000 mAh

One of the top choices in the Rs. 20,000 for gamers as well as anyone looking for a 5G ready smartphone. Thanks to the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G powering the device, this phone has plenty headroom to help with smooth performance across the latest games. Pity it only comes with a 60Hz display though.

SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.7" (1080 x 2400)
Camera : 48 + 8 + 2 | 16 MP
RAM : 4 GB
Battery : 5000 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Qualcomm SM7225 Snapdragon 750G 5G
Processor : Octa-core
Realme X2
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.4" (1080 x 2340)
  • Camera
    Camera
    64 + 8 + 2 + 2 | 32 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    6 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4000 mAh

The Realme X2 has a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED Full HD+ display with a 1080 x 2340 display resolution and a Snapdragon 730G SoC inside, making it an ideal device for gaming. It has small bezels, and a screen-to-body ratio of 91.9 per cent and has a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. It comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection and has an in-display fingerprint scanner. Realme X2 sports a 64MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP quad rear camera setup and has a 32MP selfie shooter. Moreover, it packs a 4000mAh battery that supports 30W fast charging. Realme X2 is offered with up to 8GB RAM. Games especially run quite well on this device and you can expect high graphics from the smartphone.

SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.4" (1080 x 2340)
Camera : 64 + 8 + 2 + 2 | 32 MP
RAM : 6 GB
Battery : 4000 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Qualcomm SDM730 Snapdragon 730G (8 nm)
Processor : Octa
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Poco X2
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.67" (1080x2400)
  • Camera
    Camera
    64 + 2 + 8 + 2 | 20 + 2 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    6 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4500 mAh

The Poco X2 comes equipped with a 6.67-inch Full HD+ display that sports a 20:9 display aspect ratio and supports refresh rates of up to 120Hz. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G chipset, tuned specially for gaming. The phone also comes with its own gaming mode to free up resources while you're playing and offers a smooth 120Hz display that is promised to support more games in the future. In terms of optics, the Poco X2 comes equipped with a quad rear camera setup. There’s a 64MP IMX686 main sensor by Sony, which is paired with an f/1.89 aperture lens and sports 1.64µm pixel pitch. The camera also supports RAW image capture, 960FPS slow-motion videography and a new VLOG mode that will enable users to create content in an interesting manner. On the front are 20MP + 2MP sensors, which are housed in a punch-hole camera setup. The Poco X2 comes with up to 8GB RAM and up to 256GB of UFS 2.1 storage. A 4500mAh battery powers the entire package and it also supports 27W fast charge. It is certainly one of the best mobile phones under 20k in India.

pros Pros

  • Long battery life with fast charging.
  • Versatile camera
  • Sturdy build

cons Cons

  • 120Hz refresh rate display has limited use
  • Discolouration issue in the macro lens
  • Obscene ads in software
SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.67" (1080x2400)
Camera : 64 + 2 + 8 + 2 | 20 + 2 MP
RAM : 6 GB
Battery : 4500 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
Processor : Octa-core
Redmi Note 9 Pro Max
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.67" (1080x2400)
  • Camera
    Camera
    64 + 8 + 5 + 2 | 32 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    6 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    5020 mAh

The Redmi Note 9 Pro is now the starting variant of the Note series with the Note 9 Pro Max getting most of the attention. The iPhone-esque decision to diversify the portfolio meant the Pro 'Max' variant got that extra horsepower to tide you through difficult times. The Note 9 Pro Max gets a larger 64MP camera sensor at the back, a larger 32MP selfie camera and faster 33W charging out of the box. The rest of the hardware is the same as the regular Note 9 Pro. The Note 9 Pro Max offers a large 6.7-inch LCD display with a punch hole camera. It's powered by the Snapdragon 720G along with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage in the entry variant under Rs 15,000. The phone also offers a 64MP quad camera setup. There's also another 8MP ultrawide lens, a 5MP macro lens and another 2MP depth sensor. On the front, you get a 16MP front camera. The Note 9 Pro also comes with a large 5020mAh battery with 33W fast charging. And there's Gorilla Glass 5 covering the front, back as well as the camera glass.

SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.67" (1080x2400)
Camera : 64 + 8 + 5 + 2 | 32 MP
RAM : 6 GB
Battery : 5020 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
Processor : Octa-core
Realme 6 Pro
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.6" (1080 x 2400)
  • Camera
    Camera
    64 + 12 + 8 + 2 | 16 + 8 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    8 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4300 mAh

The Poco X2 comes equipped with a 6.67-inch Full HD+ display that sports a 20:9 display aspect ratio and supports refresh rates of up to 120Hz. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G chipset, which also powers handsets like the Realme X2, Oppo Reno2, and other devices. In terms of optics, the Poco X2 comes equipped with a quad rear camera setup. There’s a 64MP IMX686 main sensor by Sony, which is paired with an f/1.89 aperture lens and sports 1.64µm pixel pitch. The camera also supports RAW image capture, 960FPS slow-motion videography and a new VLOG mode that will enable users to create content in an interesting manner. On the front are 20MP + 2MP sensors, which are housed in a punch-hole camera setup. The Poco X2 comes with up to 8GB RAM and up to 256GB of UFS 2.1 storage. A 4500mAh battery powers the entire package and it also supports 27W fast charge. It is certainly one of the best mobile phones under 20k in India.

pros Pros

  • Consistent camera performance
  • Day-long battery life
  • Stand out design

cons Cons

  • Poor sunlight visibility
  • Low light photos look amateurish
  • Uninstallable bloatware floods notification panel
SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.6" (1080 x 2400)
Camera : 64 + 12 + 8 + 2 | 16 + 8 MP
RAM : 8 GB
Battery : 4300 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Qualcomm SM7125 Snapdragon 720G
Processor : Octa-core
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Redmi Note 8 Pro
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.53" (1080 X 2340)
  • Camera
    Camera
    64 + 8 + 2 + 2 | 20 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    6 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4500 mAh

While the K20 is better, it's also quite expensive. The Note 8 Pro, on the other hand is available well under Rs 20,000 and thanks to a MediaTek Helio G90T SoC, it's one of the fastest phone you can buy in that budget. The phone also comes with a 64MP primary camera, along with an 8MP ultra-wide sensor, a 2MP macro lens and another 2MP depth sensor. The Note 8 Pro also comes with Alexa built-in allowing you to control you home appliances hands-free. Its a good mobile phone under Rs 20000.

pros Pros

  • Runs games at the highest graphics
  • Sharp, well-detailed photos in both day and low-light
  • Sturdy build quality

cons Cons

  • Ads. Ads. And more ads.
  • Gets warm during long gaming sessions
  • Display has a warm tinge.
SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.53" (1080 X 2340)
Camera : 64 + 8 + 2 + 2 | 20 MP
RAM : 6 GB
Battery : 4500 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Mediatek Helio G90T (12nm)
Processor : octa
Realme 6
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.5" (1080 x 2400)
  • Camera
    Camera
    64 + 8 + 2 + 2 | 16 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    4 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4300 mAh

The Realme 6 evolved from being a budget smartphone to a potent mid-ranger powered by the MediaTek Helio G90T, making it one of the best devices for gaming in this budget. It's one of the few smartphone that theoretically lets you play PUBG Mobile at HDR graphics with Ultra FPS (40 FPS), of course at the cost of the phone heating up like a kettle. It competes toe-to-toe with the Redmi Note 8 Pro offering nearly the same hardware, and an additional 90Hz refresh rate display. The phone also sports a 64MP quad camera setup with an 8MP ultrawide camera, 2MP macro lens and another 2MP depth sensor, and sports the punch-hole camera design with the screen stretching all the way to the edges.

SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.5" (1080 x 2400)
Camera : 64 + 8 + 2 + 2 | 16 MP
RAM : 4 GB
Battery : 4300 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Mediatek MT6785 Helio G90
Processor : Octa-core
Redmi K20
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.39" (1080 X 2340)
  • Camera
    Camera
    48 + 16 + 8 | 20 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    6GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4000 mAh

The Redmi K20 is almost a flagship smartphone with a Snapdragon 730 SoC inside. It features a 6.39-inch Super AMOLED display with 1080 x 2340 pixel resolution at 403 PPI. It comes with up to 8GB RAM and up to 256GB of internal storage. The K20 looks stunning with a flaming gradient finish and a bezel-less edge-to-edge display, while at the back is a triple-camera setup that can take some sharp photos both in the day and night. Redmi K20 is one of the best mobile phones under Rs 20000 one can buy right now. It sports a triple rear camera setup: 48MP + 8MP + 13MP and has a 20MP selfie shooter. The handset packs a 4000mAh battery with 18W fast charging support.

pros Pros

  • Impressive gaming performance
  • Netflix HDR certified display
  • The best looking mid-range smartphone

cons Cons

  • Average low light camera performance
SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.39" (1080 X 2340)
Camera : 48 + 16 + 8 | 20 MP
RAM : 6GB
Battery : 4000 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Qualcomm SDM730 Snapdragon 730
Processor : Octa
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