Mobile Games like Fortnite, PUBG Mobile, Call Of Duty Legends, Fortnite and Asphalt 9 are becoming increasingly popular. In fact, a number of players are now manufacturing dedicated phones for gaming like Razer Phone 2, Asus ROG Phone 2, Xiaomi-backed BlackShark 2 Pro, 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 64GB inbuilt storage is 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. Realme X2

Realme X2 (review) offers the mighty Snapdragon 730G octa-core chipset at a very competitive price. Realme isn’t skimping on memory quality either. The X2 comes in three different LPDDR4x RAM and UFS 2.1 storage configurations and has an elaborate gaming mode.

Talking of the software, The new and improved, and lighter, customized Color OS 7.0 is on its way. The Realme X2 also benefits from 30W VOOC fast charging and an AMOLED display with a fast and reliable fingerprint sensor placed underneath. So, overall, a very exciting phone for gaming enthusiasts.

Display: 6.4inch FHD+ display; 2340*1080 resolution | Processor: 2.3 GHz octa-core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 CPU; Adreno 616 GPU  | RAM: up to 8GB | Storage: 128GB | Software: Android 9.0 Pie Color OS 6| Rear camera: 64MP +8MP +2MP + 2MP | Front camera: 16MP | Weight: 183g | Dimensions: 158.7 x 75.2 x 8.6 mm |Battery: 4000mAh, 20W fast charging supported

2. Poco X2

Where’s Poco? This is a question that we have heard a lot in the last one 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

3. 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.

Redmi Note 9 Pro Max launched in India

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

4. Redmi Note 8 Pro

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro (review) employs the MediaTek Helio G90T chipset which is an SoC designed for gaming and one that could mark MediaTek’s grand comeback in the segment.

The Redmi Note 8 Pro can support PUBG at Ultra-high graphics and is a competent alternative to Snapdragon 730G. Other perks include HDR display, 4500mAh battery, and capable set of quad-cameras.

Display: 6.53-inch FHD+ display; 2340 x 1080 | Processor: MediaTek Helio G90T  | RAM: up to 8GB | Storage: up to 128GB | Software: Android 9-based MIUI 11 (Android 9.0 Pie) | Rear camera: 64MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP | Front camera: 20MP | Weight: 200g | Dimensions: 161.4 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm |Battery: 4500mAh, QuickCharge 4.0 18W fast charging

5. 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 smooth, even when played on higher game settings and there’s a 5000mAh battery to further assist the cause.

Vivo Z1 Pro design

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

6. Realme XT

This Realme X successor is powered by Snapdragon 712 octa-core processor that’s powerful enough to steer you through most demanding games. It is fueled by a 4,000mAh battery. You could install as many games on a 64GB/128GB inbuilt storage (expandable up to 256GB). The handset retails in 4GB, 6GB and 8GB RAM options. Your gaming experience with this phone is likely to be enhanced by the Oppo’s Hyper Boost technology.

Realme XT (review) 6.4-inch AMOLED display also houses a 16MP front camera. Flip to the back and you get a quad-camera setup including 64MP +8MP +2MP + 2 MP Dual camera arrangement. The Realme XT also brandishes an in-display fingerprint sensor.

Display: 6.4inch FHD+ display; 2340*1080 resolution | Processor: 2.3 GHz octa-core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 CPU; Adreno 616 GPU  | RAM: up to 8GB | Storage: 128GB | Software: Android 9.0 Pie Color OS 6| Rear camera: 64MP +8MP +2MP + 2MP | Front camera: 16MP | Weight: 183g | Dimensions: 158.7 x 75.2 x 8.6 mm |Battery: 4000mAh, 20W fast charging supported

Also Read: Realme XT vs Realme X2 vs Redmi Note 8 Pro Comparison

7. 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

8. 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

9. Samsung Galaxy M40

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 M40 (review) – Its first Snapdragon 675 CPU based phone in the M-series. The chipset is capable of handling games like PUBG Mobile, Fortnite, and Call of Duty Mobile rather well.

The phone features a 6.3-inch full HD+ well-calibrated screen with Corning Gorilla Glass on top. The phone is offered in 6GB RAM and 128GB storage option only. Samsung’s new One UI also includes an interesting game mode that can be used to avoid interruptions while gaming.

Display: 6.3-inch FHD+ display; 2340*1080 resolution | Processor: 2.0 GHz octa-core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 CPU; Adreno 612 GPU  | RAM: 6GB | Storage: 128GB | Software: Android 9.0 Pie OneUI| Rear camera: 32MP (f/1.7) +8MP (f/2.2) +5MP (f/2.2)| Front camera: 16MP | Weight: 168g | Dimensions: 155.3 x 73.9 x 7.9 mm |Battery: 3500mAh, 15W fast charging supported

10. Realme X

Realme X (review) is another affordable phone that offers good value and interesting gaming features. It ticks almost all the right boxes that a budget gamer requires. The performance part is handled by Snapdragon 710 CPU that integrates Adreno 616GPU. It comes with a 6.5-inch AMOLED display which also contributes to the fabulous gaming experience.

Realme X Masters edition review first in india

The FHD+ resolution screen is notch-free and is surrounded by really narrow bezels. It also includes 3,765mAh battery with 20W VOOC 3.0 fast charging – which is to say that you can engage in extended gaming sessions without worrying about the battery.

Display: 6.53-inch FHD+ display; 2340*1080 resolution | Processor: 2.2 GHz octa-core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 CPU; Adreno 616 GPU  | RAM: up to 8GB | Storage: 128GB | Software: Android 9.0 Pie Color OS 6| Rear camera: 48MP (f/1.7) +5MP (f/2.4)| Front camera: 16MP | Weight: 191g | Dimensions: 161.2 x 76 x 8.6 mm |Battery: 3765mAh, 20W 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, Vivo 15 Pro, and LG G7 ThinQ.

Here’s the list of best gaming phones under Rs. 20,000 that you can buy in Feburay 2020 in India

PhonePrice (in Indian Rupees)
Realme X216,999
Poco X215,999
Redmi Note 9 Pro Max₹13,999
Redmi Note 8 Pro₹14,890
Vivo Z1x₹15,990
Realme XT₹15,695
Xiaomi Redmi K20₹19,349
Realme 6 Pro₹16,999
Samsung Galaxy M40₹14,990
Realme X₹16,800


  1. I will recommend Redmi note 8 pro for best gaming phone. I m pubg lover and i can play continue 6 hours in this phone once its full charged. I never got more than 60 ms ping. Superb experience

  2. Lol the best phone for gaming right not under 20k is Black Shark 2,which is a beat and gives tough competition to phones prices at 40k.i am amazed you guys didn’t mention it but it’s price fell down just now so it was not mentioned.

  3. i really wish i could buy one of those but i guess this is my destiny definitely suggest no. 5 as it appeals me the best i wish no one will ever face poverty like i am facing


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