Top 5 Best Gaming Phones of 2020

With games like PUBG & Call of duty introduced in the market, having a phone that gives you various gaming options has become a priority for buyers. Not only teenagers but even for adults. Here is a list of top 5 gaming phones available in India, comparing all the gaming options to help you make the right choice.

Quick Comparisons

Smartphone/ FeatureSamsung Galaxy S10OnePlus 7T ProHuawei P30 ProNubia Red Magic3Asus Rog Phone2
ProcessorExynos 9820Snapdragon 855HiSilicon Kirin 980 Snapdragon 855Snapdragon 855+
OSAndroid 9.0Oxygen OSAndroid 9.0Android 9.0Android 9.0
Camera(Rear)16MP, 12MP, 12MP48MP, 16MP, 8MP40MP, 20MP, 8MP48MP48MP, 13MP
Camera(Front)10MP, 8MP16MP32MP16MP24MP

5. Samsung Galaxy S10+ (Rs. 69900)

It has the latest Snapdragon 855 and runs with ease.

Samsung Galaxy S10+ Gaming Smartphone
Samsung Galaxy S10plus-Gaming Smartphone

Samsung is not behind when we talk about gaming smartphones. The Samsung Galaxy S10+ comes with a 12GB RAM, (yes that’s true) and up to 1TB expandable storage. Hence it’s safe to say you will not run out of space on this gaming smartphone, no matter how many games you download on your phone. It has the latest Snapdragon 855 and runs with ease. And when you are running out of juice, not that it will happen in a day, you can top it up quickly with the 15W charger.

Samsung Galaxy S10+ – Pros

  • When a lot of companies are losing the 3.5mm headphone jack, thankfully this gaming smartphone retains it & comes with a pair of earphones.
  • With the extendable 1TB storage in the phone, you can store all high graphic games & assets, thus leaving you unbothered about storage
  • Its display is truly gorgeous, hence promising a dazzling performance when playing high graphics games.
  • Sound on this android mobile is glorious. The clarity is pristine even at its maximum volume. Henceforth proving a big advantage when playing games with audio connect.
  • The game launcher app groups all our games in place, hence making it easily accessible

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus – Cons

  • Under sustained load, the phone does heat up & even throttles a bit. Which is not an ideal situation while in the midst of a gaming session.
  • Not that the camera doesn’t perform well, but there is room for improvement. Especially low light photography.
  • Finally, the fingerprint scanner on this android smartphone is not great. It’s an area that needs work.

4. OnePlus 7T Pro (Rs. 53999)

It has a refresh rate of 90Hz, enabling the games to go as high as 60FPS

OnePlus 7T Pro Gaming Smartphone
OnePlus 7Pro-Gaming Smartphone

Over the year OnePlus has marked a niche for itself. It’s a smartphone that never disappoints in terms of features and design. The phone has ultimately made a place for itself in the elite segment of android smartphones & with good reasons. OnePlus OS is amongst the best in the market, it never disappoints and it’s as smooth as butter. And to top it off, its priced rather competitively.

OnePlus 7T Pro – Pros

  • Starting with the obvious, this gaming smartphone has 12GB RAM! It’s pointless to say it performs well because it performs like a hero. Powered by the latest chipset & combined with OXYGEN OS, smooth gaming performance is guaranteed.
  • OnePlus 7T Pro has one of the finest screens to play games on. Hence It’s a treat to play high graphics games on this smartphone.
  • It has a refresh rate of 90Hz, enabling the games to go as high as 60FPS and after OnePlus adds support, it can even go up to 90FPS, thus giving gamers an unfair advantage.
  • Also, the display is HDR 10+ compliant and supports HDR streaming on Netflix, YouTube, and Prime Videos.
  • The no notch display is a boon, as it enhances the gaming experience.
  • This gaming smartphone has a gaming mode that enhances the display as well as improves the haptic feedback.
  • And lastly, this gaming smartphone comes with a 30W adapter, consequently, it will charge the phone quickly.

OnePlus 7T Pro – Cons

  • The biggest disappointment comes with the missing audio jack from the gaming and neither does it come with a pair of earbuds. Considering you would need earphones while gaming, this is clearly a letdown.
  • It has a “Zen Mode”- a feature similar to “do not disturb”. You cannot disable the mode once turned on, for the given time duration. This is definitely not ideal when you plan an impromptu gaming session with your friends.
  • With so many customizations available in the recent android handsets/phones to make it more to your liking, OnePlus 7Pro offers no such customizations to change the app drawer or the home screen. Accordingly making it a drawback.
  • To our surprise, the phone does not support wireless charging.
  • It does not have an official IP rating, hence making the customers a little skeptical.

3. Huawei P30 Pro (Rs. 55990)

It has a Performance Mode in its battery setting. It offers a speed boost in the gaming phone.

Huawei P30 Pro Gaming Smartphone
Huawei P30 Pro-Gaming Smartphone

Huawei never falls short on innovation & neither does it compromise in any smartphone aspect. From the latest chipset for a seamless performance to a particularly great camera(one of the best around) performance, it has it all. Due to which it stands proudly in the league of other elite android smartphones. Kirin 980 combined with 8GB RAM works wonders. It boasts a new SuperCool cooling system that uses graphene film, graphite, and improved heat pipes to dissipate heat, thus preventing this android mobile phone from overheating while long gaming sessions.

Huawei P30 Pro – Pros

  1. Firstly, the 4200mAh battery will run for long hours. And when low on battery, the 45W charger will top up the phone in minutes.
  2. Most noteworthy, it has a Performance Mode in its battery setting. It offers a speed boost in the gaming phone, but for a short period of time.
  3. Likewise, the chipset is as powerful as advertised. It gives a sustained & fluid performance even when playing high graphics games, henceforth making it a good choice.
  4. An added bonus is the camera app which has loads of modes & features, thus camera performance is excellent
  5.  Furthermore, it has a better & improved Master AI in the camera app, which recognizes and tunes settings for up to 1500 different scenes.
  6. Also, the smartphone has IP68 water and dust resistant certification, probably making it of more value.

Huawei P30 Pro – Cons

  • The gaming smartphone gets warm after prolonged use.
  • It does not have stereo speakers. The audio quality is only above average, thus making it a disadvantage when other gaming smartphones have better audio quality.

2. Nubia Red Magic 3 (Rs. 35999)

Nubia Red magic 3 in its entirety built & designed around the idea of a gaming smartphone.

Nubia Red Magic 3S Gaming smartphone
Nubia Red Magic3 -Gaming Smartphone

First of all, Nubia Red magic 3 in its entirety built & designed around the idea of a gaming smartphone. The look and feel of this phone are quite impressive and it certainly feels like a handheld gaming device.  The smartphone is amongst the first to implement an active built-in cooling fan solution, so as to prevent the phone from overheating while in active gaming sessions. Thus giving a sustained overall performance.

Nubia Red Magic 3 – Pros

  • The design of this mobile is in line with its selling point and it looks like a gaming smartphone. The mobile phone features a diamond-shaped camera module, hexagon-shaped flash & fingerprint scanner & the bright red highlights on all four corners of the phone, thus giving it the ‘Gamer’ look.
  • This smartphone has liquid cooling as well as an internal fan to optimize the performance of the mobile while in a gaming session. Interestingly, it’s the first smartphone to incorporate such a feature.
  • It has a whopping 5000mAh battery, therefore the gaming sessions on this android phone will never be interrupted due to low battery.
  • Powered by the latest snapdragon 855 combined with 8GB RAM ensures you experience a seamless performance while operating this gaming smartphone.
  • The Game Space lets you add apps you want to use when in gaming mode. It also has a feature called 4D Shock, which enables haptic feedback.
  • Even more so, the Game Space has an option to disable calls and messages, thus promising peaceful gaming sessions.
  • Last but not the least, the pogo pin connectors let you connect to a dock accessory.

Nubia Red Magic 3 – Cons

  • This gaming smartphone only has Widevine L3 support, so you won’t be able to stream content from services like Netflix at HD resolution.
  • Nubia Red Magic 3 does not have an IP rating.
  • The UI is a bit outdated & unpolished. Also, some of the text had not been translated from Chinese, hence making this an annoyance.

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1. Asus ROG 2

Gaming features include air triggers, which activate vibration, which in turn causes less fatigue in your fingers.

Asus ROG Phone2 Gaming smartphone
Asus Rog Phone2- Gaming Smartphone

If you are a gamer, ASUS ROG is a no brainer. This android smartphone comes loaded with a variety of gaming features and customization features, hence making it the best gaming smartphone for hardcore gamers. It has an amazing sporty design. With such a big screen and bright display, it is a treat for gaming sessions & video playback. The phone’s performance too, will not disappoint you in the slightest.

Asus ROG 2 – Pros

  • Amongst its most distinguishable features is the sporty design. 
  • It is an outright gaming smartphone and it will not disappoint you in the least bit.
  • There are numerous customization features. To name a few- the outdoor mode lets you boost the handsets’ volume. You have an option to choose what icons can be placed in the status bar. It also has an always-on display mode.
  • Gaming features include air triggers, which activate vibration, which in turn causes less fatigue in your fingers.
  • The gaming smartphone also has an X Mode letting you manage all your gaming resources. Therefore making it very useful for ceaseless gaming sessions.
  • Game genie lets you enable an overlay in games to keep an eye on the frame-rate, system temperature, and CPU and GPU usage in real-time.
  • Through Armoury Crate, you can set a customized profile for each game. 

Asus ROG 2 – Cons

  • Firstly, this gaming smartphone is outright heavy- a whopping 250g. Thus making it the heaviest smartphone.
  • While gaming sessions on this smartphone are extremely fun, it gets heated up rather quickly.
  • The fingerprint scanner is not the fastest we have seen, in fact, it’s a little too slow. Ergo, that’s a problem.
  • Although the gaming smartphone comes packed with features, you have to buy separate accessories to make use of all of them.

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