Nowadays, it is not easy to find a phone that is suitable for your need. You may need a phone with a great camera but also good performance or maybe you can compromise on the camera and design but want the best possible performance. If you are someone looking for the Best Gaming Phones under ₹20000 then we have curated a list for you.
This list will help you make the best decision and get the absolute best phone in terms of performance. We know that not everyone can go for a 40-50K flagship or a gaming phone, so that’s why we have carefully picked phones best suited for you. Again, all the phones in this list are ranked purely on the basis of performance. We did not consider other factors such as the camera quality or the display or the design because those are the things you won’t be worried about if you want a phone mainly for gaming.
Well, if you are looking for the best phone under 20,000 in terms of performance, Poco X3 Pro is a no-brainer. This is an absolute beast of a phone with its flagship-grade Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 SOC. This is the reason why this phone offers performance unheard of in this price segment. The chipsets from Qualcomm that are more powerful than the Snapdragon 860 include Snapdragon 870, 888 & 888 Plus, all of which are SOCs that we see on high-end flagships. Normally under the ₹20000 price segment, we see Snapdragon 600 or 700-series SOCs, but Poco surprised everyone when it launched the X3 Pro with Snapdragon 800-series chipset.
And along with this powerful chipset, there is also UFS 3.1 storage, again something normal for a high-end flagship phone but not for a sub ₹20000 device. For better cooling, there is LiquidCool 1.0 Plus technology. One thing we love about Poco devices is the amazing development that these phones get, so there are a ton of custom ROMs and mods available to increase the performance even further. Sometimes, you can achieve a performance that the stock MIUI cannot offer at all! So if you are into custom ROMs and stuff, this is again the best option for you.
On AnTuTu Benchmark v9, the Poco X3 Pro scores over 550,000. So yeah, this is the best phone for Gaming under ₹20000 in India. Again, we are focusing on only one thing here, and that’s the performance. This is because performance aside, there are some things that you won’t like in this phone, such as the camera or the lack of an AMOLED panel.
This is Realme’s latest smartphone under the Realme 9 series and the “SE” stands for “Speed Edition”. So, you must’ve got an idea that the main USP of this phone is its performance. This is also the reason why it sits on the second spot on this list. Realme 9 5G SE features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G SOC and this is one of the most powerful chipsets currently under the Snapdragon 7 series. For a starting price of ₹ 19,999, Realme 9 5G SE also offers a 144Hz display but it is an LCD, not an AMOLED. Moreover, unlike the Poco X3 Pro that sits in the first position, Realme 9 5G SE also supports 5G.
Some other notable features include 30W charging, a 5,000mAh battery, and Dynamic RAM Expansion. On the AnTuTu benchmark, the Realme 9 5G SE scores around 530,000 so that is a very similar score as Poco X3 Pro’s. Just like the Poco X3 Pro, this phone does come with compromises such as a below-average camera setup, no AMOLED panel, no stereo speakers, etc.
Next up, we have the Infinix Zero 5G. The only reason for putting this phone on this spot is its chipset. It packs the MediaTek Dimensity 900 5G SOC which is a very powerful chip for mid-range devices. On the AnTuTu benchmark, this phone easily scores around 480,000 points. On top of all that, this phone gets LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage as well, something we do not often see in mid-range or budget phones. So, in terms of memory performance, this phone beats all the phones on this list, even the Poco X3 Pro.
There is a 120Hz LCD on the front, a 5,000mAh battery, and support for 33W charging. The camera setup is also quite interesting because even though this phone lacks an ultrawide camera, it does have a 13MP telephoto lens with 2X Optical zoom.
One reason why you should think before buying an Infinix device is the software. The software is not that great when it comes to the User experience and optimization. But, if you can live with that, this phone is a very good option if you are looking for a phone for gaming. It lacks an AMOLED panel and stereo speakers.
iQOO Z6 launched recently in the Indian market and the reason why this phone made it to this list is due to the fact that it is the most powerful 5G phone under ₹15,000. The reason for that is the Snapdragon 695 5G SOC. This is the same chip that we see in some other phones around the 20K price segment as well such as the Realme 9 Pro, Redmi Note 11 Pro+, Moto G71, etc. The iQOO Z6 is much cheaper than all of those phones and as you might have expected, there are some major compromises as well.
First, the phone looks old school with that notch on the front. It has an LCD on the front with a 120Hz refresh rate and only one rear camera is worth talking about i.e., the primary 50MP camera. There is a five-layer cooling system under the hood, a 5,000mAh battery, and support for 18W fast charging. Speaking of how powerful the Snapdragon 695 SOC is, it scores around 400,000 points on the AnTuTu benchmark.
Finally, we have the Moto G71 on the list. It has the same SOC as the iQOO Z6 i.e., the Snapdragon 695 but one thing that might make you get this phone instead of others on this list is the stock Android experience. This means no bloatware and very optimized software. Moreover, this is the only phone on this list that does not have an LCD. Instead, there is a 6.7-inch AMOLED. But, this is a normal 60Hz AMOLED and not a high-refresh-rate AMOLED.
The phone gets a pretty good camera experience as well so you get a 50MP primary camera, an 8MP ultrawide, and a 2MP macro. There is a 5,000mAh battery with 33W charging.
And with this, we reach the end of our list of Best Gaming Phones under ₹20000 in India. Just as we said in the beginning, this list was purely focused on performance, and so we didn’t focus much on things like the camera performance or the build quality. So, in short, the best phone under ₹20000 in India for Gaming is the Poco X3 Pro. If you want an alternative, then it is the Realme 9 5G SE which won’t offer the same level of performance as the Snapdragon 860 of Poco X3 Pro, but still, it offers an excellent performance via its Snapdragon 778G SOC.
If you have any questions, then do let us know via the comments section below.
Which is the Best Phone for Gaming under ₹20000
Currently, it is the Poco X3 Pro due to its Snapdragon 860 SOC.
Does RAM and Storage matter in Gaming?
Yes, RAM and Storage matter when it comes to performance. Currently, the fastest RAM standard is the LPDDR5 and for storage, it is UFS 3.1. So, simply put, a phone with LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage will offer better performance than the one with older standards such as LPDDR4X and UFS 2.2 or UFS 2.1.
Which is better for gaming? LCD or AMOLED?
Well, between a high-refresh-rate LCD and a 60Hz AMOLED, you should go for the LCD because it is going to offer a better gaming experience due to high-refresh-rate. But, if you have to choose between a high-refresh-rate AMOLED and a high-refresh-rate LCD, AMOLED should be your first choice.