Mobile Games like Fortnite, PUBG Mobile, Call Of Duty Mobiles, Fortnite and Asphalt 9 are becoming increasingly popular. In fact, a number of players are now manufacturing dedicated phones for gaming like Asus ROG Phone 3, Xiaomi-backed BlackShark 3, and ZTE-backed Red Magic phone. But, what about gaming on mid-range phones? (Best Gaming Phones under 20,000 हिंदी में पढ़िए)
Well, affordable phones are now quite good, at least as far as the performance aspect is concerned. Many mid-range chips from MediaTek and Qualcomm are capable enough of handling high-end games smoothly. Besides, the fact that better quality inbuilt storage (UFS 2.1) and faster LPDDR4X RAM are fast turning into a norm helps too. So, if you are looking for a good phone for gaming under Rs. 20,000, here are some of the best options that you may consider.
Best Gaming Phones Under Rs. 20,000 To Buy In 2020
1. Poco X3
Poco X3 is an excellent option for mobile gamers with a limited budget to spend on hardware. The Poco X3 has the muscle to smoothly run most demanding titles thanks to the Snapdragon 732G chipset onboard
It is the first phone to employ Snapdragon 730G’s successor in India. It has liquid cooling technology which keeps thing cool even when you are engaged in a demanding battle royal game or drifting a car on a race track. The 120Hz IPS Display with a 240Hz touch sampling rate also enhances the overall gaming experience.
Display: 6.67-inch Full HD+ IPS; 120Hz refresh rate | Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G octa-core CPU | RAM: 6GB/8GB| Storage: 64GB/128GB | Software: MIUI 12 (Android 10) | Rear camera: 64MP + 13MP + 2MP + 2MP | Front camera: 20MP | Weight: 225g | Dimensions: 165.3 x 76.8 x 9.4 mm |Battery: 6000mAh
2. Realme 7 Pro and Realme 7
Realme 7 series phones are worth considering by people who are into gaming. The Realme 7 offers a 90Hz refresh-rate display, 30W fast charging, and MediaTek Helio G95 gaming chipset for under INR 15,000.
The Realme 7 Pro, on the other hand, offers an AMOLED display, dual stereo speakers, and 65W fast charging for under INR 20,000.
Realme 7 Pro specs
Display: 6.4inch FHD+ display; 2400*1080 resolution | Processor: 2.3GHz octa-core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G CPU; Adreno 618 GPU | RAM: up to 8GB | Storage: 128GB | Software: Android 10 | Rear camera: 64MP +8MP +2MP + 2MP | Front camera: 32MP | Weight: 182g | Dimensions: 158.7 x 75.2 x 8.6 mm |Battery: 4500mAh, 65W fast charging supported
Realme 7 specs
Display: 6.5-inch FHD+ display (90Hz); 2400*1080 resolution | Processor: 2.3GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio G95 | RAM: up to 8GB | Storage: 128GB | Software: Android 10 | Rear camera: 64MP +8MP +2MP + 2MP | Front camera: 16MP | Weight: 196.5g | Dimensions: 162.3 x 75.4 x 9.4 mm |Battery: 5000mAh, 30W fast charging supported
3. Poco X2
Where’s Poco? This is a question that we have heard a lot in the last year. Well, the Poco is back with the new Poco X2 (review). It is basically a rebranded version of Redmi K30 which was launched in China some time back. The Poco X2 spec sheet does make an impressive read.
Poco X2’s biggest highlight its 120Hz higher refresh screen. It’s an IPS screen which not as vivid as most AMOLED screens but is smooth and HDR10 compliant. The phone is backed by Snapdragon 730G, 4500mAh battery and runs on MIUI 11.
Display: 6.67-inch (20:9) Full HD+ IPS | Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G octa-core CPU | RAM: 6GB/8GB| Storage: 64GB/128GB/256GB | Software: MIUI 11 (Android 10) | Rear camera: 64MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP | Front camera: 20MP + 2MP | Weight: 208g | Dimensions: 165.3 x 76.6 x 8.8 mm |Battery: 4500mAh
4. Redmi Note 9 Pro Max
Gaming enthusiasts with limited pocket size will find the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max to be a decent option. Xiaomi’s latest Redmi Note rocks a Snapdragon 720G chipset which delivers staggering benchmark numbers for a budget device.
The Redmi Note 9 Pro comes with a 6.67-inch LCD display with full HD+ resolution. Xiaomi offers the Note 9 Pro with up to 6GB RAM and up to 128GB storage. The 5020mAh battery provides the necessary juice to power up the device. Xiaomi ships the phone with a 33W fast charger.
Display: 6.67-inch (20:9) Full HD+ IPS | Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G octa-core CPU | RAM: 6GB/8GB| Storage: 64GB/128GB | Software: MIUI 11 (Android 10) | Rear camera: 64MP + 8MP + 5MP + 2MP | Front camera: 8MP | Weight: 209g | Dimensions: 165.5 x 76.7 x 8.8 mm |Battery: 4500mAh
5. Realme 6 Pro
Realme 6 Pro (review) is another smartphone based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G platform, which has proven to be an excellent chip for gaming on affordable phones. It’s Adreno 616GPU gives it a slight edge over the Snapdragon 712 chipset. We’d recommend you go with the 8GB RAM and 128GB storage variant.
The Realme 6 Pro is just the right size for gaming and has a sharp and vibrant full HD+ display. Thanks to the power-efficient chipset, the 4300mAh battery lasts really long and the 25MP selfie camera is an added bonus.
Display: 6.6-inch Full HD+ IPS | Processor: Snapdragon 720G SoC | RAM: 4GB/6GB /8GB | Storage: 64GB/128GB | Software: Android Pie; Color OS 6 | Rear camera: 64MP + 16MP + 8MP + 2MP | Front camera: 16MP + 2MP | Weight: 195g | Dimensions: 163.8 x 75.8 x 9.4 mm | Battery: 4300mAh, 30W fast charging
6. Poco M2 Pro
Poco M2 Pro (review) includes the same SoC and GPU as the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max which makes it ta capable budget gaming phone. Be it PUBG mobile or Call of Duty mobile it was able to handle the gaming well.
What sets the Poco M2 Pro from Redmi Note 9 Pro Max is optics. The Poco M2 Pro flaunts a quad-camera setup led by 48MP primary sensor.
Display: 6.67-inch FHD+ display; 2400 x 1080 | Processor: Snapdragon 720G | RAM: up to 6GB | Storage: up to 128GB | Software: Android 10 based MIUI 11 | Rear camera: 48MP + 8MP + 5MP + 2MP | Front camera: 16MP | Weight: 209g | Dimensions: 165.8 x 76.7 x 8.8 mm |Battery: 5000mAh, 33W fast charging
7. Realme Narzo 20 Pro
The recently announced Narzo 20 Pro is also worth a consideration under Rs 20,000. It is powered by MediaTek Helio G95 which is considered to be at par with Sanpseagon 730G. The gaming centric SoC is powerful enough to steer you through most demanding games.
The Realme Narzo 20 Pro 6.5-inch 90Hz IPS display with 120Hz touch sampling rate. It also packs a 4500mAh battery with 65W fast charging.
Display: 6.5-inch FHD+ IPS display; 90Hz refresh rate; 120Hz touch sampling rate | Processor: 2.05 GHz octa-core, MediaTek Helio G95 CPU; Mali-G76 GPU | RAM: up to 8GB | Storage: 64GB/128GB | Software: Android 10; Realme Ui | Rear camera: 48MP +8MP +2MP + 2MP | Front camera: 16MP | Weight: 191g | Dimensions: 62.3 x 75.4 x 9.4mm | Battery: 4500mAh, 65W fast charging
8. Vivo Z1 Pro
Eyeing the popularity of PUBG Mobile game in youth who are essentially budget buyers, Vivo launched the Z1 Pro (review) in India. This Snapdragon 712 based phone is one of the best gaming device launched under Rs 20K in 2019.
The Adreno 616GPU ensures that games run smoothly, even when played on higher game settings and there’s a 5000mAh battery to further assist the cause.
The phone houses a 6.53-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD screen that comes with 19:5:9 aspect ratio. Gaming enthusiasts can take advantage of new gaming mode and 4D vibration motor that will enhance your gameplay experience.
Display: 6.53-inch FHD+ display; 2340*1080 resolution | Processor: 2.3 GHz octa-core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 CPU; Adreno 616 GPU | RAM: 6GB | Storage: 128GB | Software: Android 9.0 Pie FunTouch | Rear camera: 16MP (f/1.8) +8MP (f/2.2) +2MP (f/2.4)| Front camera: 32MP | Weight: 201g | Dimensions: 162.4 x 77.3 x 8.9 mm |Battery: 5000mAh, 18W fast charging supported
9. Xiaomi Redmi K20
Xiaomi Redmi K20 is another exciting phone which fits the bill of a budget gaming smartphone. It is powered by snapdragon by Snapdragon 730 which has a 35 percent performance boost over Snapdragon710.
The Redmi K20 also has a notch-less AMOLED screen that delivers punchy colors which allows you to enjoy game visuals. The 4000mAh battery allows you to play games for extended hours. After the recent price cut, the Redmi K20 is an attractive device under Rs 20,000.
Display: 6.39-inches, 1080 x 2340| Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 | RAM: Up to 8GB | Storage: up to 256GB | Software: Android 9.0(Pie) | Rear Camera: 48MP + 13MP + 8MP | Selfie: 20MP | Battery: 4000mAh
10. Samsung Galaxy M31s
Samsung has been aggressively pushing itself in the affordable segment. Eying Millenials, most of whom are into PUBG Mobile or some other RPG game, Samsung launched the Galaxy M31s(review). It comes with a Super AMOLED screen which ensures you enjoy game graphics on the phone. Samsung has powered the Galaxy M31s with an Exynos 9611 processor which can handle games like PUBG Mobile, Fortnite, and Call of Duty Mobile in medium settings.
The phone features a 6.5-inch full HD+ well-calibrated screen with Corning Gorilla Glass on top. The phone is offered with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage option under Rs 20,000. Samsung’s new One UI also includes an interesting game mode that can be used to avoid interruptions while gaming.
Display: 6.5-inch FHD+ display; 2340 x 1080 resolution | Processor: 2.3 GHz octa-core, Exynos 9611 CPU; Adreno 612 GPU Mali-G72 MP3 | RAM: 6GB | Storage: 128GB | Software: Android 10; OneUI 2.5| Rear camera: 64MP (f/1.8) + 12MP (f/2.2) + 5MP (f/2.2) + 5MP (f/2.2) | Front camera: 32MP | Weight: 203g | Dimensions: 159.3 x 74.4 x 9.3 mm | Battery: 6000mAh, 25W fast charging supported
Best Phone for Gaming under 20,000 INR to buy in India in 2020
These are some of the best available gaming mobile phones under Rs. 20,000. If you are willing to extend your budget, you can consider options like Redmi K20 Pro, Realme X3 Zoom, and OnePlus Nord.
Here’s the list of best gaming phones under Rs. 20,000 that you can buy in Feburay 2020 in India
|Phone||Price (in Indian Rupees)|
|Realme 7 Pro||₹19,999|
|Redmi Note 9 Pro Max||₹16,999|
|Realme 6 Pro||₹16,999|
|Poco M2 Pro||₹13,999|
|Realme Narzo 20 Pro||₹14,999|
|Vivo Z1 Pro||₹13,990|
|Xiaomi Redmi K20||₹19,349|
|Samsung Galaxy M31s||₹19,990|