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 list of best smartphones for gaming in India 2019.
Armed to the teeth with gaming features, the Black Shark 2 is made just for gaming. It feels nice and bulky to hold adding to the grip and there’s a host of accessories that turn the phone into a handheld console. The phone runs on the best flagship hardware at the time of its launch which includes a Snapdragon 855 SoC along with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage. The best part is that you can tweak the CPU and GPU speeds to maximise frame rates in a game.
The Nubia Red Magic 3 is also an out and out gaming phone with a massive 5000mAh battery that lets you play games like PUBG Mobile for 7 hours straight on a single charge. It has a literal fan inside cooling the CPU and you can also buy accessories like a gamepad to improve your gaming. No gaming phone is complete without RGB lights and the Red Magic 3 has a long customisable RGB strip on the back that lights up during different scenarios.
With superior hardware comes superior responsibility of deliver high-grade gaming. Both the iPhone XS Max and the iOS ecosystem has some excellent games that makes the most of the advanced harware inside. The iPhone XS Max with its large display offers smooth performance during gaming, be it a platformer or a first person shooter or an AR-based game.
If you want the best display for gaming, the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus is the perfect choice. The phone’s AMOLED display is HDR10+ rated and offers the best colour fidelity among smartphones. It’s a charm to play games on the phone as every bit of the game is visualised with rich vibrance. On top of that, the Galaxy S10 Plus comes with cutting-edge hardware that doesn’t let the phone slow down no matter what you throw at it.
The Huawei P30 Pro with GPU Turbo 3.0 is also one of the best smartphones for gaming. The custom algorithm boosts frame rate stability and lets you game without a hitch. The 4,500mAh battery inside also keeps you engaged in game for long hours and if you run out of charge, you can top it using a 45W fast charger within minutes.
While OnePlus 7 Pro is not addressed as a dedicated gaming phone, it can very well give the gaming phones a run for their money. After the Galaxy S10+, the OnePlus 7 Pro has the best display for gaming. It’s 90Hz refresh rate enables games to go as high as 60FPS and after OnePlus adds support, it can even go up to 90FPS giving gamers an unfair advantage.
In the md-range segment, the Realme X is an excellent device for gaming, not just for its edge-to-edge display but the Snapdragon 710 under the hood offers good gaming performance especially in games like PUBG Mobile and Asphalt 9. The phone also comes with VOOC fast charging so you won’t miss much if you run out of charge in the middle of a session.
The first Asus ROG Phone set the ball rolling for gaming phones in India. And it has some of the coolest gaming features including a host of accessories that literally transforms the device into a both handheld and dedicated console that can be connected to the TV both wireless and using a dock. The Snapdragon 845 inside is special in the sense that it has a higher clock speed while a fan unit keeps things cool while you’re gaming. Add to that multiple charging and headphone jacks, the ROG Phone is perhaps the most well-thought out gaming phone you can buy in India right now.
The Poco F1 may be old, but the price its offered at, makes it a compelling smartphone for gaming. The Poco F1 runs on the Snapdragon 845 along with up to 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. The phone can handle every game you throw at it with ease and can also maintain the thermals quite well.
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.
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Here’s the Summary list of Best Mobile Phones for Gaming in India
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