The best 10 gaming phones in 2020

While almost all smartphones will play mobile games, some are better at it than others. And if you’re really serious about games, perhaps even at a competitive level, there are phones built expressly for the purpose. Here’s a list of the best gaming mobiles you can buy right now.

The best gaming phone: Asus ROG Phone 2

The best gaming phone: Asus ROG Phone 2

Asus recently surprised everyone by pricing the new ROG Phone II at Rs 37,999 in India (base variant), making it one of the best-specced devices for the price.  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 vents for better air circulation and an expansion port to connect accessories such as a gamepad or an extra display. Further, the smartphone sports a 48MP dual rear camera setup.

The phone is powered by a beefy 6000mAh battery with 30W fast charging support. The heavy lifting is backed by up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage. 

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

The best mainstream gaming phone: iPhone 11 Pro Max

The best mainstream gaming phone: iPhone 11 Pro Max

The iPhone 11 Pro is immensely capable with a great screen, a brilliant camera, and access to the Apple App Store. This is important, as many of the latest and most anticipated games arrive on iOS first, and sometimes have graphical alterations that take advantage of the iPhone’s features.

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

The best mainstream Android gaming phone: OnePlus 8 Pro

From the Snapdragon 865 processor to the 6.78-inch, 120Hz refresh rate, AMOLED screen with HDR10+ support, it’s one of the most powerful multimedia smartphones you can buy. It has up to 12GB of fast LPDDR5 RAM, a 5G connection, and Wi-Fi 6.

There are two gaming modes on the OnePlus 8 Pro (and on the smaller OnePlus 8 too). The first is Game Space, which acts as a library for your phones and boosts the CPU, GPU, and RAM performance when playing. There’s also the option to optimize the graphics performance. 

With the 8 Pro, OnePlus finally has flagship worthy 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

REALME X50 PRO 5G

Realme X50 Pro 5G Review

The Realme X50 Pro 5G became the first phone to come with fifth-generation network capabilities in India. The Realme 5G phone packs top tier hardware including a 90Hz refresh rate. Realme ships it with a 6.44-inch full-HD+ 2400×Super AMOLED display with HDR 10 support.

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″ (1080×2400)
Camera:64 + 8 + 12 + 2 | 32 + 8 MP
RAM:12 GB
Battery:4200 mAh
Operating system:Android
Soc:Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
Processor:octa

Best international: Xiaomi Mi 9T

Global Version Xiaomi Mi 9T 6.39 Inch 6GB 64GB Smartphone Black

There are plenty of excellent gaming phones available in the U.S., but if you aren’t thrilled about the options available to you here, it’s worth checking out some of the international models — specifically, the Xiaomi Mi 9T. While the phone isn’t officially sold in the U.S., you can import it via Amazon without too much hassle.

Why would anyone want to do that? Simply put, the Xiaomi Mi 9T is a beast of a smartphone that’s paired with an incredible price. You’re getting a 6.39-inch Super AMOLED display with a 2340×1080 resolution, Snapdragon 730 processor with 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and a 4,000 mAh battery. It’s not the most technically-impressive loadout available, but for the price, it’s hard to beat.

The design of the Mi 9T is a true sight to behold, with the display having virtually no bezels, the selfie camera pops up out of the top frame, and the carbon fiber design on the back is downright stunning. For this price, it’s a steal.

Best for widescreen gaming Sony Xperia 1

Sony brought the headphone jack back on the Xperia 1 II to give people "a  smartphone that they will love"

If you’re after the very best gaming phone of 2020 then there’s a lot to like about the Sony Xperia 1: not least that 21:9 aspect ratio, 6.5-inch 4K resolution screen, which means games are going to look vibrant and sharp whether you love space racers or cerebral puzzlers.

Sony has packed all kinds of tech into this phone, including HDR support for the display and Dolby Atmos audio so your gaming (and movie watching) is guaranteed to be as immersive as possible. That Snapdragon 855 processor and the 6GB of RAM keep games ticking along nicely as well.

Away from gaming, that triple-lens rear camera is capable of some impressive shots while you’re out and about, and it comes with Android 9.0 Pie on board as well. Definitely worth investigating for your next gaming phone.

SPECIFICATION
Screen Size:6.5″ (1644 x 3840)
Camera:12MP f/1.6 + 12MP f/2.4 + 12MP f/2.4 | 8MP f/2.0
RAM:6GB
Battery:3300 mAh
Operating system:Android
Soc:Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855
Processor:octa

ONEPLUS 7T

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

REDMI K20 PRO

Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro 6.39 Inch 8GB 256GB Smartphone Red

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

POCO X2

poco x2 gaming phone

The recent launch of Poco X2 spices up the things in under Rs 20,000 segment. The Poco X2 becomes the first smartphone in its category to offer a 120Hz refresh rate screen. The Poco X2 smartphone has a 6.7-inch display, with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 has been given for the protection of the screen. Apart from this, users have got support of Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G in this phone. At the same time, this phone works on Android 10 operating system. This phone has a quad rear camera setup (four cameras), which includes a 64-megapixel primary camera, 8-megapixel wide-angle lens, and a 2–2-megapixel macro lens. The special feature of this phone is that users get a 20-megapixel and 2-megapixel camera on its front.

SPECIFICATION
Screen Size:6.67″ (1080×2400)
Camera:64 + 2 + 8 + 2 | 20 + 2 MP
RAM:6 GB
Battery:4500 mAh
Operating system:Android
Soc:Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
Processor:Octa-core

REALME 6 PRO

Realme 6 Pro

The Realme 6 Pro is slowly becoming available in even more regions and it makes for a good gaming phone on the budget. It has an HRR screen, large at that, and the Snapdragon 720G offers enough punch for smooth gaming. The 6 Pro also has the battery backup to last you many gaming sessions in one charge.

Then the Realme 6 Pro offers a total of six cameras, which turned out to be unexpectedly great for its class. Sure, the screen isn’t among the brightest, but at that bang for the buck, we won’t be picky.

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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Lalit Bisht

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