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Best Gaming Phones To Buy Under Rs. 20000

Smartphones today are equipped to handle a wide range of tasks apart from the usual calling
and messaging. Smartphones are also one of the best devices for gaming today with popular mobile games like PUBG and others. Brands like Realme, Redmi, Poco, and a few other smartphones are also capable of handling such games.

The world of gaming phones has been growing rapidly over the last few years, but finding a
budget option is not an easy feat. You obviously would want the latest, flagship processor with
an ample amount of RAM and battery life. In this article, we’ll take a look at a few of the best budget gaming phones so far in 2020.

The budget phone segment between Rs 10,000 and Rs 20,000 is one of the hotly contested in
the Indian market.


In the mentioned segment, brands are offering phones with triple or quad rear cameras, a massive 5,000mAh battery, a big display and more. A few smartphones also feature an in-display fingerprint scanner for authentication. One will also find a pop-up selfie camera phone as well as a device with a modern punch-hole display design. All these features are available on phones under Rs 20,000 price point.

Take for instance the newly launched Redmi Note 9 Pro or the Realme 6 Pro or even the Poco
X2. These smartphones come with either 4GB or higher RAM options and feature one of the fastest processors, making it ideal for gaming as well.

1. POCO X2 – Gaming phones under 20000

POCO X2 - Gaming phones under 20000
POCO X2 – Full Specs
SimHybrid Dual SIM
Display6.5 inches – 120 Hz Refresh Rate
Operating SystemAndroid 10
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 730G
Camera64,8,5,2MP
Battery5000 mAh
AnTuTu Score235450
Available OnFlipkart

Poco X2 – PERFORMANCE

This phone isn’t a successor to the Poco F1, and as a result, doesn’t have a flagship chipset. Is that a compromise? That depends upon your expectations. Powering the phone is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, a gaming-centric 7-series SoC that’s been paired with up to 8GB LPDDR4X RAM and 256GB UFS 2.1 storage. Good enough hardware.

Though we would like to bring to your notice that gaming on the Poco X2 should have been far more superior to other smartphones in this segment, that doesn’t seem to be the case. It is supportive of all games which other phones in this segment support. 

Poco X2 – Battery Specifications

This phone rocks a 4500mAh battery under the hood. The amazing phone also comes with a 27W charger out of the box which is something unique to see. The charging adapter is kind of big though but tops up the battery to full capacity in a little over an hour. Real quick right? Well, this is a pretty good thing, you will be good to go in just an hour of charging.

Poco X2 – Camera Specifications

64 megapixels is the flavour of the season. So Poco X2 packs a 64MP camera in the quad-camera stack. We know that it’s larger than the 1/2” IMX586 sensor and measures at 1/1.7” while the lens has an aperture of f/1.9. There’s another 8MP ultrawide lens with f/2.2 aperture and two 2MP lenses for macro photos and depth-sensing respectively. There are two cameras including a 20MP selfie shooter and 2MP depth sensor. 

The dedicated night mode is pretty good. It follows the same principle of fusing multiple images and it’s seemingly faster than the previous generation night mode. A big downside is you can only capture stationary objects using the night mode.

Also, only the primary sensor and the telephoto camera support night mode. The 2MP macro lens, It’s also only good for using when there’s enough light. The aperture is just too small to use in low-light. The macro lens shows a huge shift in colour from the primary and wide-angle lens.

Poco X2 – Display Specs

You get a unique design that uses Gorilla Glass 5 on both sides along with nicely curved edges and a rather big body. The display, on the other hand, is unique. The phone also owns a 6.67-inch IPS LCD with a 120Hz refresh rate. But other than the UI, you won’t have any other apps supporting the high refresh rate and getting smoother. You can downgrade the panel to 60Hz but the 120Hz mode doesn’t consume too much battery.

VERDICT

Well, it won’t be too much if we say that the Poco X2 ticks all the boxes in the spec-sheet. It is a budget-friendly ultimate phone which has great specifications. The 120Hz refresh rate display is something really good to see in this segment. Snapdragon 730G for Rs 15,999 is pretty amazing! and that’s why we consider this phone in the list of gaming phones under 20000.


2. Realme X2 – Gaming phones under 20000

Realme X2 – Full Specs
SimDual SIM
Display6.4 inches – 90 Hz Refresh Rate
Operating SystemAndroid 10
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 730G
Camera64,8,2,2MP
Battery4000 mAh
AnTuTu Score232680
Available OnFlipkart

Realme X2 – Display Specs

The Realme X2 has a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED Full HD+ display with a 1080 x 2340 display resolution. Also, a screen-to-body ratio of 91.9 percent and has a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. It comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection and has an in-display fingerprint scanner. The phone is available in Pearl White and Pearl Blue colour options. It has sleek dimensions of 158.7 x 75.2 x 8.6 mm and weighs 182 grams.

Realme X2 – Camera Specs

In terms of optics, the Realme X2 has a quad-core camera with a 64MP f/1.8 primary sensor, an 8MP, 119-degree ultra-wide lens with f/2.25 aperture, a 2MP depth sensor, and a 2MP macro lens. It has a 32MP front camera sensor with Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS).

Realme X2 – Performance

Realme X2 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G with up to 8GB RAM. It comes with an accelerometer, ambient light, gyroscope, magnetometer, and a proximity sensor. It runs on Android 9.0 OS with a planned upgrade to Android 10.0.

Storage and Battery

The superb phone has been launched in 6GB + 64GB, 8GB + 128GB and 8GB RAM + 256GB variants priced starting at Rs 16,000. The device has an expandable phone memory up to 256GB via a microSD card slot. The phone has a 4,000mAh battery that supports 30W VOOC 4.0 Flash Charge technology.


3. Redmi Note 9 Pro Max – Gaming phones under 20000

Redmi Note 9 Pro Max - Gaming phones under 20000
Redmi Note 9 Pro Max – Full Specs
SimDual SIM
Display6.67 inches
Operating SystemAndroid 10
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 720G
Camera64,8,5,2MP
Battery5020 mAh
AnTuTu Score282340
Available OnAmazon

Verdict

The phone has one of the largest screen size offered by the brand. Considering the price tag of around 15,000, it is one of the best mid-range offerings that can be availed in the market. The device carries an overwhelming amount of spec at the given price, ranging from its powerful hardware configuration paired with 6GB RAM to its splendid camera setup, it justifies the price. 

Redmi Note 9 Pro Max – Display and Cameras Specs

The Redmi Note 9 Pro Max features an impressive screen size of 6.67 inches (16.94 cm) bezel-less display with a punch-hole in it. The IPS LCD type display offers a screen resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels along with a pixel density of 395ppi to ensure a vibrant display. Further, the phone features a Corning Gorilla Glass v5 to provide sturdy protection to the screen. 

The camera setup for Note 9 Pro Max features a quad-camera setup with a 64MP primary camera with functionality of up to 10x digital zoom. Supporting the primary camera is an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, a 5MP camera, and a 2MP depth-sensing camera backed by sensors like CMOS image sensor and ISOCELL Plus. For the selfie lovers, the device showcases a 32MP primary camera embedded in the punch hole of the display. 

Redmi Note 9 Pro Max – Performance and Battery

Monitoring the performance of the device is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G chipset that rests over an octa-core processor clocking at 2.3GHz speed. The mobile is loaded with features. There are 6GB RAM and Adreno 618 graphics to ensure this premium segment smartphone gets a special focus on seamless user experience.

Coming to its battery, Note 9 Pro Max features a 5020 mAh Li-Po type battery with up to 492 hours of standby time. Additionally, a super flash fast charging facility is provided with the phone to add to its daily functionality. 

Redmi Note 9 Pro Max – Storage and Connectivity

This device also gets an internal storage capacity of 64GB. That is capable of further extension up to 512GB. 

Note 9 Pro Max operates on the Android 10 operating system customed with MIUI. The connectivity of the phone feature 4G Volte network along with Wi-Fi, dual-SIM, USB Type-C charging port, Mobile Hotspot, Bluetooth, and A-GPS, GLONASS.


4. Realme 6 Pro – Gaming phones under 20000

Realme 6 Pro - Gaming phones under 20000
Realme 6 Pro – Full Specs
SimDual SIM
Display6.6 inches – 90 Hz Refresh Rate
Operating SystemAndroid 10
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 720G
Camera64,12,8,2MP
Battery4300 mAh
AnTuTu Score223778
Available OnFlipkart

Verdict

The Realme 6 Pro brings the amazing specs that we are used to seeing in the upper mid-range smartphone to the less mid-range price bracket. The quad-camera setup at the rear is a show stopper. It owns a 64MP primary camera, something that even the flagships like OnePlus 8 do not offer. a proper telephoto camera and an 8MP ultrawide sensor.

The front camera setup is no slouch; you get a 16MP main sensor and an 8MP ultrawide unit. Then comes the silky-smooth 90Hz display, a first in the segment. And the powerful Snapdragon 720G SoC is indeed great. To top things off you get the fastest charging in the segment 30 watts to swiftly recharge the big 4300mAh battery pack. One of the best phone in gaming phones under 20000 categories.

Realme 6 Pro – Camera Specs

The device features an LCD and offers a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels on the 6.6-inch screen. There is a punch hole on the top left corner of the display which has an aspect ratio of 20:9 and a density of 399 PPI.

Realme 6 Pro – Design and Display Specs

It packs the powerful mid-range Snapdragon 720G chipset. There is an Adreno 616 GPU onboard the chipset for handling the graphics processing. Additionally, you get 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. You can add up to 256GB of expandable memory.

You get a quad-camera setup on the back of the Realme 6 Pro which consists of a 64MP primary camera that can capture great detail, an 8MP ultrawide shooter, a 12MP telephoto lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. You can shoot 4K 30 fps videos with the rear camera setup while the front-facing 16MP + 8MP setup lets you shoot 1080p videos.

Realme 6 Pro – Battery Life

Realme 6 Pro offers a capacity of 4300mAh which means that you won’t be running out of juice in the middle of your day. It sure helps that the phone comes with VOOC 4.0 charging which can rapidly charge your phone in a short duration. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.1, and A-GPS. The phone has a USB Type-C port for charging and data transfer and you get a 3.5mm headphone jack as well for your traditional wired earphones. The fingerprint sensor is mounted on the side.


5. Redmi Note 8 Pro – Gaming phones under 20000

Redmi Note 8 Pro - Gaming phones under 20000
Redmi Note 8 Pro – Full Specs
SimDual SIM
Display6.53 inches
Operating SystemAndroid 10
ChipsetMediatek Helio G90T
Camera64,8,2,2MP
Battery4500 mAh
AnTuTu Score285774
Available OnFlipkart

Redmi Note 8 Pro – Display and Design Specs

This phone features a 6.53-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen. With 16M colours and has an 84.9% screen-to-body ratio. It also has a pixel density of 395 PPI and comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. It has 161.4 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm dimensions and weighs 200 grams. The phone is available in Black, Red, Blue, and White colours. This device has a curved Gorilla Glass 5 panel on the rear similar to the Realme XT.

This smartphone flaunts a full view display that stands 6.53-inch tall. It has a screen resolution of 1,080 x 2,340 pixels along with a sharp density of 395 PPI. The IPS LCD offers an immersive viewing experience which is so great.

The phone is available in a wide range of colours including Pearl White, Gamma Green, Halo White, Electric Blue, and Shadow Black colours. It has a glass body and has a water notch at the top of the phone which houses the selfie camera. The power and volume buttons are placed on the right side of the device, while the left side has the nano-SIM slot and the microSD card slot.

Moreover, the phone also has a 64MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP rear camera that offers brilliant photography experience. At the front, a 20MP lens clicks mesmerizing selfie pictures.

Redmi Note 8 Pro – Battery and Storage Specs

It has a 4500mAh non-removable battery with fast charging technology. This particular mobile is available in three variants, 64GB/ 6 GB RAM, 128GB /6GB RAM, and 128GB / 8GB RAM. It supports a microSD expandable memory up to 256GB. Xiaomi has especially added the microSD card feature for the growing Indian smartphone market. The phone ships with a clear plastic case in the box along with an 18W fast charger.

Redmi Note 8 Pro – Connectivity

Connectivity options included in the phone are Wi-Fi, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC, and USB connectivity. It also comes with four navigation systems. MediaTek’s HyperEngine allows users to switch between Wi-Fi or 4G within milliseconds or connecting to two Wi-Fi bands simultaneously, according to the company.


6. Motorola One Fusion+ – Gaming phones under 20000

Motorola One Fusion+ – Full Specs
SimHybrid Dual SIM
Display6.5 inches
Operating SystemAndroid 10
ChipsetSnapdragon 730G
Camera64,8,5,2MP
Battery5000 mAh
AnTuTu Score274955
Available OnFlipkart

Motorola One Fusion+ – Display Specs

Motorola One Fusion+ features a 6.5 inch IPS LCD display, 1080*2400 pixels screen resolution with HDR10 support and protection of Glass on the front side. The phone has a 19.5:9 body ratio and weight around 210g and dimensions are 162.9 x 76.4 x 9.6 mm.

Motorola One Fusion+ – Performance

The phone is powered by Snapdragon 730G for the Indian market and 730 for global variant, 730G is based on 8nm of technology. GPU powered by Adreno 618, the phone runs on Android 10 out the box. Motorola One Fusion+ scored 268975 on AnTuTu benchmark score and considered as a good performer in multitasking and gives you lagging free gaming experience. Motorola launched only a single variant of the phone with 128GB storage and 6GB of RAM.

One Fusion+ features quad-camera setup and a primary camera of 64MP, 8 MP for ultrawide,
5 MP macro, 2 MP depth, Video Recording up to 4K at 30fps and a single popup 16MP for a selfie.

Others

Motorola One Fusion+ is backed by 5000MAh of battery and a 15W fast charger support. The phone comes in only two colour options – Moonlight White, Twilight Blue. Micro sd card slot is available but no dedicated slot provided.

7. Realme 6 – Gaming phones under 20000

Realme 6 - Gaming phones under 20000
Realme 6 – Full Specs
SimDual SIM
Display6.5 inches
Operating SystemAndroid 10
ChipsetMediatek MT6785 Helio G90T
Camera64,8,2,2MP
Battery4300 mAh
AnTuTu Score292884
Available OnFlipkart

Realme 6 – Display Specs

This smartphone features a 6.5-inch full-HD+ Ultra Smooth display with a 90Hz refresh rate and 1,080 x 2,400 pixels resolution. The phone has a 20:9 aspect ratio and a 90.5 percent screen-to-body ratio. Realme 6 comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It has sleek dimensions of 162.1 x 74.8 x 8.9 mm and weighs 191 grams. The smartphone is available in Comet White and Comet Blue colours.

Realme 6 – Camera Specs

The phone has a quad rear camera setup with a 64 MP Samsung GW1 primary sensor with an f/1.8 lens, a second 8 MP sensor with an ultra-wide-angle f/2.3 lens, a third 2 MP sensor with an f/2.4 lens for portrait shots, and lastly a 2 MP sensor with an f/2.4 macro lens. The phone has a 16 MP front camera sensor with an f/2.0 lens for clicking selfies and making video calls.

Realme 6 – Performance

The dual-SIM (Nano) Realme 6 runs Android 10 with the company’s Realme UI on top. This device is powered by a MediaTek Helio G90T octa-core SoC, paired with up to 8 GB of RAM. It has an array of sensors including an ambient light sensor, an accelerometer, a magnetometer, and a proximity sensor.

Storage and Battery

Realme 6 is available in two variants, one with 64 GB of memory and a second one with 128 GB of UFS 2.1 onboard storage which is expandable via a microSD card slot up to 256 GB. The phone packs a 4,300mAh battery that supports 30W Flash Charge tech.

Configuration and Connectivity

The Realme 6 runs on Android 10 based on Realme UI. It is available in two variants, with 64 GB and 128 GB of UFS 2.1 onboard storage which is expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB). It is powered by a MediaTek Helio G90T octa-core SoC. Connectivity options on the phone include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, and a USB Type-C port. The phone supports dual sim with dual standby and has 4G support on both the SIM cards. 

Verdict

All these phones have different specifications and extremely user friendly in all aspects. These were only some phones that we sorted out for you for your convince. These are better than the best!

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