With the increasing popularity of games like PUBG Mobile and Fortnite, the smartphone makers are betting on the trend when it comes to gaming smartphones. While it's not true that ordinary smartphones can not run games, the experience differs significantly when you play a game on a dedicated smartphone made for gaming.
Nevertheless, there is still a shortage of good mobile game titles, which is why gaming smartphones appeal to a very niche-oriented audience. Currently, PUBG Mobile is omnipresent in India and you need a high quality device for the best gaming experience. Some of the top rated phones in our top 10 list are simply the best devices on the market with first class specifications, sharp displays and long battery life. Our recommendations take into account processor and GPU speed, RAM size and other minor issues.
The top gaming phones not only play the best smartphone games without any problems, but also offer the best graphics and performance for games that will hit the market in the next few years. Imagine the following phones as the future-proof solution for your next device in 2020.
We reviewed all options and selected the best mobile phones for games based on the factors mentioned above. Here is our top ten list:
ASUS ROG Phone 2
Release date: September 2019 | Weight: 240 g | Dimensions: 171 x 77.6 x 9.5 mm | Operating system: Android 9.0 Pie with ROG UI | Screen Size: 6.59 inches | Resolution: 2340 × 1080 | CENTRAL PROCESSOR: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ | R.A.M: 8GB / 12GB | Camp: 128GB / 512GB | Battery: 6,000mAh | Backup camera: 48MP + 13MP | Front camera: 24MP
Exceptional battery life
Loud stereo speakers
Gaming peripherals available
Show color accuracy
Asus recently surprised everyone with the price of the new ROG Phone II for 37.999 rupees in India (basic variant), making it one of the least expensive devices. It houses a 6,000 mAh battery, a Super AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 120 Hz and the latest technical data such as a Snapdragon 855+ and at least 8 GB of RAM.
It comes with a variety of hardware additions, including additional shoulder buttons, vents for better airflow, and an expansion port for attaching accessories such as a gamepad or additional display.
Read the full review: ASUS ROG Phone 2 review
Black Shark 2 by Xiaomi
Release date: May 2019 | Weight: 205 g | Dimensions: 163.6 x 75 x 8.8 mm | Operating system: Android 9 Pie with MiUI | Screen Size: 6.39 inches | Resolution: 2340 x 1080 | CENTRAL PROCESSOR: Snapdragon 855 | R.A.M: 6 / 12GB | Camp: 128 / 256GB | Battery: 4,000 mAh | Backup camera: 48MP + 12MP | Front camera: 20MP
Great AMOLED display
High key input rate
Software Skin is not for everyone
Supported by Xiaomi, Black Shark has just come to India with its second flagship. It was launched earlier this year and is powered by the Snapdragon 855. It scores with low touch latency and improved cooling, as well as a legendary gamer design that combines glass and metal.
There is also an additional gamepad joystick that can be upgraded for a better gaming experience and can be purchased as part of an ongoing offer for Rs 2.
Read the full review: Black Shark 2 review
Nubia Red Magic 3
Release date: June 2019 | Weight: 215 g | Dimensions: 171.7 x 78.5 x 9.7 mm | Operating system: Android 9 Pie | Screen Size: 6.65 inches | Resolution: 2340 x 1080 | CENTRAL PROCESSOR: Snapdragon 855 | R.A.M: 6 / 8GB | Camp: 64 / 128GB | Battery: 5,000 mAh | Backup camera: 48MP | Front camera: 16MP
90Hz AMOLED display
Powerful vibration motor
Nubia's gaming arm was an underdog in gaming smartphones, but the Red Magic 3 is truly one of the most enjoyable phones you can have. It has reputable internals like the Snapdragon 855, 8GB of RAM and a large 90Hz AMOLED display. Gamers will appreciate the additional customizable shoulder buttons and the RGB strip on the spine.
The 5,000mAh battery keeps gaming sessions busy for hours, and the included quick charger is a blessing. The two front speakers are quite loud, and the powerful "4D" vibration motor makes playing very haunting.
The company also unveiled the Red Magic 3S, which chooses the Snapdragon 855 Plus and is expected to come to India in the near future.
Read our full review: Nubia Red Magic 3 review
Release date: September 2019 | Weight: 190 g | Dimensions: 160.9 x 74.4 x 8.1 mm | Operating system: Android 10 with OxygenOS | Screen Size: 6.55 inches | Resolution: 2400 x 1080 | CENTRAL PROCESSOR: Snapdragon 855+ | R.A.M: 8 GB | Camp: 128 / 256GB | Battery: 3,800 mAh | Backup camera: 48MP + 12MP + 16MP | Front camera: 16MP
Nice 90Hz display
Very fast loading
No headphone jack
Relatively simple design
While gaming smartphones have one main goal (to provide a good gaming experience), it's great when they also stand out as traditional phones. This is the main reason why the newly launched OnePlus 7T makes it onto our list. Not only does it boast the latest specifications and one of the best high refresh rate displays on a smartphone, it also offers a great flagship experience thanks to its high quality design, extremely fast charging and versatile triple camera configuration.
It may not be as well designed as the 7 Pro, but some prefer the larger, yet flat display to a curved one. The wider display makes playing very impressive.
Read the full review: OnePlus 7T review
Pocophone POCO F1
Operating system: Android 9.0 | Screen Size: 6.18 inches | Resolution: 2246 x 1080 | CENTRAL PROCESSOR: Snapdragon 845 | R.A.M: 6 / 8GB | Camp: 64/128 / 256GB | Battery: 4000mAh | Backup camera: 12MP + 5MP | Front camera: 20MP
Large and bright display
Top of the class
Last generation processor
Will probably be updated soon
The POCO F1 has been the most talked-about budget flagship in the world since its launch last year. It brought the flagship hardware into the budget segment. The phone not only offers a powerful chipset, but also has a good screen for gaming.
A steam cooling chamber inside keeps the device up and running even with graphics-intensive titles like PUBG Mobile. Xiaomi's "LiquidCool" technology uses special copper tubes wrapped around the inside of the phone.
Read the full review: POCO F1 rating
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