Best mobile phones for gaming

Updated 24 - Jun - 2018

With definite increase in the computing power you carry around in your pocket, smartphone gaming has become a really big industry. There are accessories specifically designed to enhance the gaming experience on smartphone, and VR and AR gaming are just around the corner. The Snapdragon 820 ushered in a new era in smartphone gaming, with support for Vulkan graphics, while Apple’s Metal APIs have been wreaking havoc for years now. But when frame rates really matter, not all smartphones are meant for gaming. Here are the best smartphones for gaming in India right now.




Apple iPhone X
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Apple iPhone X

The iPhone X with its Bionic A11 chip is the fastest smartphone on the market today, and Apple’s Metal APIs make gaming that much smoother. If you’re big iPhone gamer, you’ve probably seen the incredible graphics and frame rates that Apple’s phones can drive. It is no doubt that this is the best smartphone for gaming today.

Apple iPhone X - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
3 GB | 64 GB
Display :
5.8 (1125 x 2436)
Processor :
2.39 GHz,Hexa
Operating system :
iOS
Primary camera :
12+12 MP
Front camera :
7 MP
Battery :
2716 mAH
Soc :
Apple A11 Bionic
Available at :
Apple iPhone 8 Plus
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Apple iPhone 8 Plus

Powered by the same A11 Bionic chip, you can’t go wrong with the iPhone 8 Plus. It’s one of the best smartphones on the market today, and it’s excellent for gaming. Apple’s iOS ecosystem has been known to be gamer friendly, and the iPhone 8 Plus just adds to it. Oh, did we mention that this phone has the first Apple-designed GPU as well? Yeah, that’s really fast too.

Apple iPhone 8 Plus - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
3 GB | 64 GB & 256 GB
Display :
5.5 (1080 x 1920)
Processor :
Hexa
Operating system :
iOS
Primary camera :
12+12 MP
Front camera :
7 MP
Battery :
2691 mAH
Soc :
Apple A11 Bionic
Available at :
OnePlus 6
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OnePlus 6

The fastest Android smartphone today, the OnePlus 6 is a great smartphone to buy, especially when you have gaming on your mind. It has a dependable enough camera, and decent battery life, to allow gaming for as long as you need. It keeps frame rates high and doesn’t have heating or other issues. You should buy this phone if gaming is your primary requirement.

OnePlus 6 - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
6 GB | 64GB
Display :
6.28 (1080 x 2280)
Processor :
Octa
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
16 + 20 MP
Front camera :
16 MP
Battery :
3300 mAH
Soc :
Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845
Available at :
Samsung Galaxy S9+
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Samsung Galaxy S9+

The Samsung Galaxy S9+ has become the phone to beat in the Android universe. Even with the large QHD display, the phone can produce excellent frame rates for gaming. Combined that with everything else you get and you’ve got a winner.

Samsung Galaxy S9+ - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
6 GB | 64 GB
Display :
6.2 (1440 x 2960)
Processor :
NA,Octa
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
12 + 12 MP
Front camera :
8 MP
Battery :
3500 mAH
Soc :
Exynos 9810
Available at :
Sony Xperia XZ1
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Sony Xperia XZ1

With FHD display resolution and some background enhancements, the Sony Xperia XZ1 is amongst the best Android phones today, as far as gaming is concerned. It rivals iPhones when it comes to GPU tests, which is saying something.

Sony Xperia XZ1 - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
4 GB | 64 GB
Display :
5.2 (1080 x 1920)
Processor :
2.4 Ghz,Octa
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
19 MP
Front camera :
13 MP
Battery :
2700 mAH
Soc :
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Available at :
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
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Apple iPhone 7 Plus

The iPhone 7 Plus is the fastest smartphone on the market today, and Apple’s Metal APIs make gaming that much smoother. If you’re big iPhone gamer, you’ve probably seen the incredible graphics and frame rates that Apple’s phones can drive. It is no doubt that this is the best smartphone for gaming today.

Apple iPhone 7 Plus - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
3 GB | 32 GB & 128 GB
Display :
5.5 (1080 x 1920)
Processor :
2.34 GHz,Quad
Operating system :
iOS
Primary camera :
12+12 MP
Front camera :
7 MP
Battery :
2900 mAH
Soc :
A10
Available at :
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
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Samsung Galaxy Note 8

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has become the phone to beat in the Android universe. Even with the large QHD display, the phone can produce excellent frame rates for gaming. Combined that with everything else you get and you’ve got a winner.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
6 GB | 64 GB
Display :
6.3 (1440 x 2960)
Processor :
2.3 GHz,Octa
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
12 + 12 MP
Front camera :
8 MP
Battery :
3300 mAH
Soc :
Exynos 8895
Available at :
Google Pixel
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Google Pixel

The Google Pixe 2l is compact, easy to use and incredibly fast. It’s got a flagship Qualcomm SoC and Android Oreo, and it is one of the most expensive and best gaming smartphones on the market right now. That, combined with an incredible camera makes for a smartphone that is worth buying for enthusiasts.

Google Pixel - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
4 GB | 64 GB / 128 GB
Display :
5 (1080 x 1920)
Processor :
Octa
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
12.2 MP
Front camera :
8 MP
Battery :
2700 mAH
Soc :
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Available at :
Samsung Galaxy S8+
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Samsung Galaxy S8+

Big screen smartphones are good for gaming, thanks to extra screen real estate. However, larger screens also tax the processor and GPU more, especially when they’re QHD display. The Samsung Galaxy S8+ manages a 6.2 inch display and yet gets a score of 1229 on GFXBench’s Car Chase benchmark test. The phone runs games at the highest frame rates in real world performance, and if you can afford it, it’s amongst the best Android smartphones for gaming.

Samsung Galaxy S8+ - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
4 GB | 64 GB
Display :
6.2 (1440 x 2960)
Processor :
2.3 GHz,Octa
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
12 MP
Front camera :
8 MP
Battery :
3500 mAH
Soc :
Exynos 8895
Available at :
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

If are looking for a gaming phone for a budget, the Redmi Note 5 Pro is the perfect option. Armed to the teeth with firepower, the Redmi Note 5 Pro has good performance, a great battery life and a decent camera. It's essentially everything a gamer wants that too under a budget.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
4 GB | 64 GB
Display :
5.99 (1080 x 2160)
Processor :
1.8 GHz,Octa
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
12 + 5 MP
Front camera :
20 MP
Battery :
4000 mAH
Soc :
Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636
Available at :

Here's is the summary list of Best Gaming Phones in India for May 2018

Product NamePrice starting fromAvailable atRating
Apple iPhone X85850amazon86/100
Apple iPhone 8 Plus68040paytm82/100
OnePlus 634999amazonN/A
Samsung Galaxy S9+61500amazon84/100
Sony Xperia XZ138654paytm78/100
Apple iPhone 7 Plus56800paytm80/100
Samsung Galaxy Note 851900paytm82/100
Google Pixel46400amazon79/100
Samsung Galaxy S8+43990paytm83/100
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro17100amazon81/100