Best gaming phones to buy across price ranges

In the modern day, a smartphone with high-quality internals, whether it be a top-tier flagship, a solid mid-range phone, or in certain situations, even a budget smartphone, may serve as an excellent gaming device. Given their respective price ranges, these phones are fairly powerful and capable of running CPU and GPU-intensive games like Genshin Impact, Call of Duty, FIFA 16, PUBG, and others with ease.

Given how significant the smartphone gaming market has become over the past few years, it is past due that we present you with a list of the top gaming smartphones across a range of price points. You will undoubtedly discover certain smartphones on our list that flaunt their identities, dazzled by RGB lights, improved cooling, and more. Although several of the phones on this list still have standard features and appearances, they are still among the best in their class for gaming.

Things to consider while buying smartphones

  • Display type, resolution, and refresh rate: The majority of smartphones on the market now have IPS or AMOLED panels. In terms of visual quality and viewing angles, AMOLED screens perform better than the competing technologies. If you want vivid colours, deeper blacks, and wider viewing angles than those offered by IPS panels, gaming phones do well with an AMOLED panel so choosing smartphones with such a display is always a wise decision.
  • Processor, RAM, and storage: If you want to game or use other resource apps, invest in a phone with a powerful CPU and at least 6GB of RAM to ensure smooth multitasking and quick replies. Similar to that, having lots of storage would let you retain more of your favourite software, games, and other material.
  • Battery Capacity and Fast charging: Make sure the phone can run for at least a day on a single charge when selecting a gaming phone. Another thing to look for is a fast charging option on the smartphone so you can recharge the battery more rapidly. Let’s begin with the list, then.

Best gaming phone under Rs 10,000

Infinix Hot 10S

The Infinix Hot 10S sports a 6.82-inch HD+ IPS LCD panel with a 90Hz refresh rate, 180Hz touch sampling rate, and a dew drop notch. It is powered by the MediaTek Helio G85 SoC paired with Mali-G52 MC2 GPU, up to 6GB RAM, and 64GB storage that should be further expandable up to 256GB via a microSD card.

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On the imaging front, the Infinix Hot 10S has a triple-camera setup at the back, with a 48MP primary sensor, a 2MP depth sensor, and an AI Lens along with a Quad-LED flash module. There is an 8MP snapper on the front for selfies. Other features on the phone include 4G VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, a physical fingerprint sensor, Android 11-based XOS 7.6, and a 6,000mAh battery with 18W fast-charging support.

Pros

  • 90Hz Smooth Display
  • Class-Leading Performance
  • Great Battery Life

Cons

  • Slow Charging
  • HD+ resolution
  • micro-USB charging port

Price – Rs 9,999

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Best gaming phone under Rs 20,000

POCO X4 Pro 5G

The POCO X4 Pro 5G sports a 6.67 FHD+ AMOLED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate, 360Hz touch sampling rate, and 1200nits peak brightness. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 SoC paired with up to 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage that should be further expandable up to 256GB via a microSD card.

On the imaging front, the POCO X4 Pro 5G offers triple camera sensors on the back, with a 64MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle, and a 2MP macro camera. There is a 16MP snapper on the front for selfies. Other features on the phone include 5G, 4G VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, a physical fingerprint sensor, an IR sensor, a 3.5mm jack, Android 11 with MIUI 13 on top, and a 5,000mAh battery with 67W fast-charging support.

Pros

  • 120Hz Smooth Display
  • Excellent Design
  • Great Battery Life

Cons

  • Still on Android 11

Price – Rs 18,999

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Best gaming phone under Rs 30,000

POCO F4

The POCO F4 5G sports a 6.67-inch Full HD+ E4 AMOLED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate, 360Hz touch sampling rate, Dolby Vision support, and a 1300 nits peak brightness. The handset is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC paired with 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 256GB Of UFS3.1 internal storage. It runs on Android 12-based MIUI 13 out of the box.

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On the imaging front, the POCO F4 5G comes offers a triple camera setup on the back with a 64MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 2MP macro lens. There is a 20MP snapper on the front for selfies. Other features on the phone include 5G SA/NSA, 4G VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, an IR sensor, Dolby Atmos, Dual speakers, and a 4,500mAh battery with 67W fast-charging support.

Pros

  • 120Hz Smooth Display
  • Capable Main camera
  • Class-leading Performance

Cons

  • Ships with bloatware
  • Uninspiring Design

Price – Rs 27,999

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Best gaming phone under Rs 50,000

iQOO 9T 5G

The iQOO 9T packs a 6.78-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, Corning Gorilla Glass layer, HDR10+, and 1,300 nits of peak brightness. The phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen1 SoC and gets up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB UFS 3.1 internal storage. It runs on Android 12-based Origin Ocean custom skin out of the box.

iQOO 9T-1

Coming to the optics, the iQOO 9T has a triple camera setup on the back, with a 50MP Samsung GN5 primary sensor with gimbal-like stabilisation, a 13MP UW sensor, and a 12MP portrait sensor. There is a 16MP snapper on the front for selfies and video calls.

Other features on the phone include 5G, 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, an IR blaster, x-axis motor, dual speakers, an in-display fingerprint scanner for security, and a sizeable 4,700mAh battery with 120W fast charging support.

Pros

  • Class-leading performance
  • Capable Main camera
  • Excellent design
  • 120W fast charging

Cons

  • No IP-rating
  • Low-light photography could be better
  • Has Bloatware

Price – Rs 49,999

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Best gaming phone over Rs 50,000

ROG Phone 5s

The ROG Phone 5s sports a 6.78-inch Samsung E4 AMOLED display with a 144Hz refresh rate, 360Hz touch sampling rate, and 1,200 nits peak brightness. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G SoC paired with 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 256GB Of UFS3.1 internal storage. It runs on Android 12-based ZenUI out of the box.

ASUS ROG Phone 5S

On the imaging front, the ROG Phone 5s comes offers a triple camera setup on the back with a 64MP primary sensor, a 13MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 5MP macro lens. There is a 20MP snapper on the front for selfies. Other features on the phone include 5G SA/NSA, 4G VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C 3.1, DisplayPort 1.4, 3.5mm audio jack, dual speakers, and a 6,000mAh battery with 65W fast-charging support.

Pros

  • Stunning Display
  • Outstanding performance
  • Customisable shoulder triggers
  • Excellent audio setup

Cons

  • Sub-par cameras
  • Bulky
  • No IP-rating

Price – Rs 55,999

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