“These are the best gaming smartphones available in India that won’t put a dent in your wallet”

With games like PUBG and Fortnite taking up all our free time, the demand for capable gaming smartphones has gone through the roof. In the past, if you wanted to have a great gaming experience on your smartphone, you would have to spend a lot of money. These days however, you can get good performance from an affordable smartphone as well. Keeping that in mind, here are the top five gaming smartphones that are priced under Rs 15,000. Let’s get started. 

Redmi Note 7 Pro


Xiaomi’s latest offering, the Redmi Note 7 Pro, is a loaded smartphone. The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 675 processor and can easily play most games available today. The chipset also includes the Adreno 612 GPU and is coupled with 4GB of RAM (there’s a higher-end variant too, which ships with 6GB RAM). Apart from that, the device also comes with a 6.3-inch FHD+ display that’s protected by the Gorilla Glass 5. It gets 64GB of onboard storage, which can be expanded further with the use of a microSD card. It gets dual rear cameras that comprise a 48-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel depth unit. A 13-megapixel camera is available for selfies. There’s a 4,000mAh battery as well, which should provide long hours of gaming. 

Related read: Redmi Note 7 Pro review

Honor Play


The Honor Play is Honor’s attempt at making an affordable gaming smartphone. The phone features the high-end Kirin 970 chipset, which is coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. Honor has also included its GPU Turbo tech on the phone, which improves battery efficiency while offering good visuals. The device comes with a 6.3-inch display, which bears a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. The device gets a 3,750mAh battery to ensure that the phone doesn’t give up during the middle of a game. 

Related read: Honor Play review 

ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2 6GB

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ASUS has been doing a great job with its mid-range smartphones. The Zenfone Max series is a very popular device in this segment. Its latest iteration, the Zenfone Max Pro M2, improves upon its predecessor. It is powered by the Snapdragon 660 chipset, gets up to 6GB of RAM and has 64GB of expandable storage. The phone has a 6.26-inch full HD+ display that’s protected by Gorilla Glass 6. ASUS has also included a large 5,000mAh battery that should make the gamers even happier. 

Related read: ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2 review 

Realme 2 Pro

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The Realme brand has really set a mark in a short span of time in the Indian smartphone market. The Realme 2 Pro is currently the most loaded offering from the brand’s stables and utilises the Snapdragon 660 chipset. The processor is coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage. The handset gets a 6.3-inch FHD+ display and a 3,500mAh battery. The phone has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, similar to all the other phones in the list. 

Related read: Realme 2 Pro review

Samsung Galaxy M30


With its new M series (as well as A series), Samsung has jumped back into the mid-range segment. The top-notch offering in the series, the Galaxy M30, is powered by the Exynos 7904 chipset which is paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM. One of the main selling points of this phone is its large 5,000mAh battery, which can be juiced up quickly with the bundled 15W adapter. The phone also comes with a triple-camera setup on the back, which is a rarity in this price band. 

Related Read: Samsung Galaxy M30 review

So there you have it. These are the best smartphones under Rs 15k that we believe would satiate your gaming needs. Which one would you be going for? Let us know in the comments below.