Wednesday, February 1

Top 7 Smartphones for Game Lovers

It wasn’t that long ago when we had to rely on our Nintendo consoles to play video games. While the graphics were nothing to brag about, especially considering how far we’ve come over the past two decades, gaming was always considered a fun, recreational activity that we used to take up in between studies, or during our summer vacations. 

That notion has been flipped on its head, and gaming is no longer just a fun activity. In fact, some of the most popular young personalities today are gamers. A significant portion of teenagers and young adults today have a dedicated gaming rig set up in their room, and stream their gaming sessions on video sharing platforms like YouTube and Twitch.

Then some aren’t as keen on buying gaming consoles but quench their thirst for gaming by playing mobile games. Mobile gaming has indeed come a long way; from the now-perceived prehistoric ‘Snake’ game that first made its way into our homes via Nokia handsets, to today’s graphically-intensive games like PUBG Mobile and Fortnite, we’ve seen an astonishing transformation in how mobile games are offered to the consumers. 

Over the past two years, the mobile gaming industry has taken off, with India becoming one of the biggest mobile gaming markets in the world. It was estimated that by the end of 2020, the mobile gaming market in India would be worth around the staggering US $2.4 billion, up from the US $600 million in 2017.

Smartphone brands are acutely aware of this burgeoning market, and over the past two years, we’ve seen certain brands launching gaming-centric phones that are designed to offer a superior gaming experience to avid gamers. If you’re scouring the market for the best gaming phone in the country, we’ve compiled a list of the top 7 gaming phones you can find today.

  1. Asus ROG Phone 3

When we talk about gaming phones, we have to start with the Asus ROG Phone 3. This flagship device from Asus has been built for gaming, and boasts of a 144Hz refresh rate, along with a stunning 6.6-inch AMOLED display with 2340 x 1080 pixel resolution. Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus chipset, this smartphone comes with either 12GB RAM or 16GB RAM, which is just about all the RAM you would need in a smartphone, regardless of its purpose. The smartphone also packs a 64MP triple-rear camera, along with a 24MP front camera, and comes with a battery life of up to 14 hours and 30 minutes, making it the best gaming phone in the market.

2.Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

We’re now going from flagship phones to ultra-premium devices. The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is capable of performing any task with ease and elegance. It comes with an astounding 6.9-inch AMOLED display with 3088 x 1440 pixel resolution and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus chipset. With 12GB RAM and up to 512GB storage, Galaxy S20 Ultra is ideal for gamers that want a phone with a large display, and an unparalleled gaming experience. The phone also offers a battery life of up to 10 hours and 15 minutes, so you can have longer gaming sessions without worrying about its battery.

3.OnePlus 8 Pro

OnePlus’s flagship phone is yet another excellent option, as the OnePlus 8 Pro comes with a 6.78-inch AMOLED display and a refresh rate of 120Hz. Powered by the high-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset, the phone boasts of 8GB RAM, and a battery life of 11 hours and 5 minutes, and has all the hallmarks of a great gaming device.

4.RedMagic 5G

Similar to ROG Phone 3, the RedMagic 5G is a dedicated gaming device and flaunts a 6.65-inch AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 144Hz. Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC, and coming in two variants: 8GB RAM and 12GB RAM, this smartphone has been crafted to deliver outstanding gaming performance. It also houses a powerful battery under the hood, which has a battery life of up to 11 hours and 30 minutes.

5.iPhone 12 Pro Max

The next entrant on the list of best gaming phones is the latest release, iPhone 12 Pro Max. The creme-de-la-creme of smartphones, it comes with a 6.7-inch OLED display and is powered by the extremely powerful A14 Bionic chipset. While it only has a RAM of 6GB, Apple optimizes the hardware and software to deliver best-in-class performance. The phone also comes with a battery life of up to 11 hours, which is impressive.

6.LG V60 ThinQ 5G

While this smartphone hasn’t hit the stores yet in India, gamers are waiting with bated breath for this engineering marvel from LG. The phone comes with a dual-display feature, which immediately makes it one of the best phones for gaming. It boasts of a 6.8-inch OLED display and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC. With a peak refresh rate of 60Hz and a battery life of up to 13 hours, this smartphone is surely going to get the Indian audience buzzing.

7.Realme Narzo 20 Pro

If you’re looking for the best mobiles under 15000 INR that can deliver exceptional gaming performance, then you don’t have to look beyond Realme Narzo 20 Pro. Powered by the MediaTek Helio G95 chipset, which is the ideal processor for gaming, Marzo 20 Pro comes with either 6GB RAM or 8GB RAM and assures you of a seamless gaming experience.

Worried about the price of your new gaming device? Now you can easily purchase your favorite smartphone model without worrying about its price tag. Just use the Bajaj Finserv EMI Network Card, and convert the cost of the device into easy EMIs. Pay for your new phone in convenient monthly installments, with flexible tenors ranging from 3 to 24 months.