Best Mobile Phones for Gaming in India

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By Subhrojit Mallick | Price Updated on 25-Oct-2020

Smartphone gaming is one of the fastest growing industry and many are predicting as the next biggest frontier for gaming and if you are here searching for the best smartphones for gaming, we won't let you down. We already have some ragingly popular games for smartphones like PUBG Mobile, Fortnite and Call of Duty: Mobile. Getting the best experience out of these games require supercharged smartphones and the industry has responded with a new breed of gaming smartphones. These smartphones are built from the ground up for gaming and includes specially tuned processors, support for accessories, lots of RAM and storage, a large, vibrant display with fast touch response, long battery life and what not. Basically, all that you need from a regular smartphone, just everything beefed up. Add an RGB strip to the body and the phones scream gaming from the get go. Here's a list of the best gaming mobiles you can buy right now.

  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.5" (1242 X 2688)
  • Camera
    Camera
    12 + 12 + 12 | 12 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    6GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    3969 mAh
Full specs

he iPhone 11 Pro Max is one of the best mobile phones for gaming in India. It is powered by Apple's latest A13 Bionic chip with a four-core Apple GPU that ensures any and every game you play will run smooth. Apple even offers a whole new platform for exclusive games called Apple Arcade. You get an excellent 6.5-inch HDR10 display that tops at 800 nits. On the back lies a 12MP triple camera setup, that comes equipped with a telephoto lens as well as an ultra-wide-angle sensor. It uses data from all the three lenses while shooting a video. iPhone 11 Pro is also one of the best when it comes to video shooting capabilities. It is certainly one of the best mobile phones in India right now, not just for gaming.

SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.5" (1242 X 2688)
Camera : 12 + 12 + 12 | 12 MP
RAM : 6GB
Battery : 3969 mAh
Operating system : iOS
Soc : Apple A13 (7 nm+)
Processor : Hexa-core
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.59" (1080 x 2340)
  • Camera
    Camera
    48 + 13 | 24 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    8 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    6000 mAh
Full specs

One of the cheapest gaming smartphones in the country, Asus Rog Phone II is also the most powerful and most customisable gaming smartphone you can buy. It offers an impressive overall performance that can be further tuned to suit your needs. It features a 6.59-inch AMOLED display, which has a 120Hz refresh rate. What makes this phone different from the rest is its gaming-oriented features and an eye-catching design replete with pressure sensitive shoulder buttons and a support for a whole host of accessories. Further, the smartphone sports a 48MP dual rear camera setup. If you are looking at the ROG Phone II, you are already serious about gaming and this is the smartphone most serious gamers swear by.

SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.59" (1080 x 2340)
Camera : 48 + 13 | 24 MP
RAM : 8 GB
Battery : 6000 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 Plus (7 nm)
Processor : octa
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.78" (3168 x 1440)
  • Camera
    Camera
    48 + 8 + 48 + 5 | 16 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    8 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4510 mAh
Full specs

The OnePlus 8 Pro is presently one of the most hardware-rich flagship smartphone you can buy right now. There's the 5G-capable Snapdragon 865 SoC, up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB UFS 3.0 storage. Furthermore, the OxygenOS UI in the smartphone is specially tuned to deliver the maximum resources while gaming. The OnePlus 8 Pro also has a gorgeous display to play on. Measuring 6.78-inches, it's also bright and supports HDR gaming. It's also far more than a gaming phone. The OnePlus 8 Pro offers a quad camera setup that includes two 48MP cameras, a telephoto lens and a colour filter lens and everything is powered by a large 4,500mAh battery that gets topped up by 30W wired and wireless charging. This is hands down the one of the best smartphones you can have for gaming.

SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.78" (3168 x 1440)
Camera : 48 + 8 + 48 + 5 | 16 MP
RAM : 8 GB
Battery : 4510 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 865
Processor : Octa-core
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  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.65" (1080 X 2340)
  • Camera
    Camera
    48 | 16 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    8 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    5000 mAh
Full specs

The Red Magic 3S is a pure gaming smartphone. The brand has focused on this one aspect the most, resulting in a design that will appeal to serious gamers including pressure sensitive shoulder buttons that can be customised based on your needs. The Red Magic 3S is also quite powerful with the Snapdragon 855+ powering the phone. It's available with up to 12GB RAM and 256GB storage. There's even a large 5,000mAh battery inside, but the best part is the device's capability of sustained performance thanks to a physical fan inside the body to take the heat off from the processor ensuring you never drop a frame while gaming.

SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.65" (1080 X 2340)
Camera : 48 | 16 MP
RAM : 8 GB
Battery : 5000 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855+ (7 nm)
Processor : Octa
Price : ₹35999
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.44" (1080 x 2400)
  • Camera
    Camera
    48 + 8 + 13 + 2 | 16 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    6 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4370 mAh
Full specs

While the 5G bit won't really matter, the iQOO 3 5G is powered by the flagship Snapdragon 865 making it faster than most other Android flagships at present. The new chipset is matched by the latest LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage which makes this device the one to get for power users and gameras. The presence of pressure sensitive shoulder buttons are quite useful in getting those headshots in PUBG Mobile. Needless to say this won't slow down at all. There's also a 48MP quad camera setup at the back and another selfie camera drilled into the display.

SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.44" (1080 x 2400)
Camera : 48 + 8 + 13 + 2 | 16 MP
RAM : 6 GB
Battery : 4370 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865
Processor : Octa
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.44" (1080x2400)
  • Camera
    Camera
    64 + 8 + 12 + 2 | 32 + 8 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    12 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4200 mAh
Full specs

The Realme X50 Pro is also a flagship cut out for 2020 with all the right hardware. That includes the Snapdragon 865, a 90Hz refresh rate display and up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB USB 3.0 storage, ensuring top performance during gaming, be it PUBG Mobile or Fortnite. The Realme X50 Pro also rocks a compact, easy-to-hold design and the bezel-less display offers a great gaming experience. We regularly hit peak framerates while playing the popular multiplayer shooters on this smartphone. It's easily one of the best smartphones you can buy for gaming.

SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.44" (1080x2400)
Camera : 64 + 8 + 12 + 2 | 32 + 8 MP
RAM : 12 GB
Battery : 4200 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
Processor : octa
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  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.55" (1080 x 2400)
  • Camera
    Camera
    48 + 12 + 16 | 16 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    8 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    3800 mAh
Full specs

OnePlus 7T is one of the best budget flagship devices you can buy in India right now. It offers a 90Hz display with a small notch at the top. The phone is powered by Snapdragon 855+ and sports a triple rear camera setup in a circular module that includes a macro camera lens as well. It offers an almost stock Android-like experience, that means no bloatware comes pre-installed on the device. Hence, OnePlus 7T is one of the best mobile phones available to buy in India right now.

SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.55" (1080 x 2400)
Camera : 48 + 12 + 16 | 16 MP
RAM : 8 GB
Battery : 3800 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus
Processor : Octa
Price : ₹37999
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.39" (1080 X 2340)
  • Camera
    Camera
    48 + 13 + 8 | 20 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    6GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4000 mAh
Full specs

The Redmi K20 Pro with the Snapdragon 855 and 8GB RAM and 256GB storage is as good a gaming phone as any other flagship. But it’s edge-to-edge HDR AMOLED display makes games look better than ever while the deep-seated optimisations can peak the frame rates in games to their max capability.

SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.39" (1080 X 2340)
Camera : 48 + 13 + 8 | 20 MP
RAM : 6GB
Battery : 4000 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm)
Processor : octa
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.67" (1080x2400)
  • Camera
    Camera
    64 + 2 + 8 + 2 | 20 + 2 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    6 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4500 mAh
Full specs

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.

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
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  • 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
Full specs

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.

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

List Of Best Mobile Phones For Gaming In India Updated on 25 October 2020

Best Mobile Phones for Gaming Seller Price
iPhone 11 Pro Max amazon ₹99990
Asus ROG Phone II flipkart ₹39999
OnePlus 8 Pro amazon ₹54999
Nubia Red Magic 3S N/A ₹35999
iQOO 3 5G amazon ₹36990
Realme X50 Pro 5G flipkart ₹41999
OnePlus 7T N/A ₹37999
Redmi K20 Pro amazon ₹24999
Poco X2 amazon ₹17077
Realme 6 Pro flipkart ₹19999
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