The “BattleGrounds Mobile India” or BGMI has finally launched for everyone in India after being available only for pre-registered people. Now, don’t get confused by the name because it is just the “PUBG Mobile” but exclusive to the Indian market only. This means only Indian servers are there & the data remains in the Indian servers. In the Indian market, a new phone is launched almost every second day, so it sometimes becomes very confusing to choose the best phone as per your requirement. The sub ₹20000 price segment includes so many phones that if you want to buy a device that is great for gaming, then you will get confused.
Don’t worry, as, in this article, we have curated a list of Best Phones for BGMI under the ₹20000 price segment. So 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.
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 BGMI 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.
iQOO is a pretty new player in the Indian market that made its debut last year with the iQOO 3, and in June this year, the company launched iQOO Z3, a really great value for money device featuring the Qualcomm Snapdragon 768G chipset, making it the first phone to launch in India with this SOC. Now, Snapdragon 768G might not be as powerful as the Snapdragon 860 of Poco X3 Pro, but still, it is an excellent chip in terms of performance. As the name suggests, it is better than the Snapdragon 750G & the 765G in terms of performance, and the only Snapdragon 700-series SOCs that are better than this one are the Snapdragon 778G & 780G.
With an overall AnTuTu score of over 450,000, this is one of the Best Phones for BGMI Under ₹20000 in India. On top of that, this phone also has the 5G advantage over the Poco X3 Pro, which lacks it. A gaming-centric phone needs a fast charging solution, and that’s not an issue with iQOO Z3, which supports 55W fast charging! Then there is also a 120Hz display which, again, is an LCD, as in the case of the Poco X3 Pro.
iQOO Z3 also comes with the “Extended RAM” feature, which means a part of the phone’s memory can be used as extra RAM. The phone features a Five-Layer liquid cooling system which includes Super Liquid Cooling Pipe + 5814mm2 graphite layer + high thermal copper foil + thermal gel + 6 temperature sensors. Finally, the storage type of UFS 2.2.
So, if you don’t want to go the Xiaomi route, then the iQOO Z3 is there for you as the best next option.
Next, we have a new addition in the Realme 8 lineup, the Realme 8S. The biggest USP of this phone is its chipset which is the MediaTek Dimensity 810. This is also the first smartphone in the world that has this chip. As the name suggests, this SOC is even better than the Dimensity 800U of Narzo 30 Pro 5G, a phone that was previously on this position in our list. But after the launch of 8S, we decided that now is the time for the phone at this position to change.
Speaking of the Dimensity 810 5G SOC, it has an octa-core CPU with a maximum clock speed of 2.4GHz and this is also a 6nm SOC so on paper, this should offer better power efficiency as well. Apart from the SOC, you also get a 90Hz LCD on this phone, up to 8GB RAM, 33W fast charging, and a 5000mAh battery.
Next up on our list is Realme’s Narzo 30 Pro 5G, and this one was launched as a pretty confusing phone because Realme launched the X7 5G with the same chipset for Rs 19,999, whereas the Narzo 30 Pro 5G for Rs 16,999. But since you are getting better performance by spending lesser than for the X7 5G, we decided to pick the Narzo 30 Pro as the third-best phone on this list of Best Phones for BGMI under ₹20000 in India.
Narzo 30 Pro 5G has the Dimensity 800U chip, which is a 7nm chipset featuring an octa-core CPU having Cortex-A76-based performance cores clocked at up to 2.4GHz. Realme says that this phone can score almost 340,000 on the AnTuTu benchmark, so that’s impressive! Like the top two phones on this list, Narzo 30 Pro 5G has a 120Hz LCD instead of an AMOLED. There is support for 30W fast charging as well. The storage type is UFS 2.1.
We could’ve put the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max here instead of the Pro, but again, this list includes phones for gaming under ₹20000 in India, so we didn’t think that putting the Note 10 Pro Max instead of Note 10 Pro just because it has a 108MP camera is worth it. The Redmi Note 10 Pro starts at Rs 15,999 whereas the Note 10 Pro Max at Rs 18,999, so spending Rs 3,000 extra for the Note 10 Pro Max when all you want is performance is not worth it.
Now, only look at this phone if, apart from the performance, you also want a high-refresh-rate AMOLED instead of an LCD. The Redmi Note 10 Pro is the only phone under Rs 20,000 price segment that comes with a 120Hz AMOLED panel, and it’s mind-blowing because even Samsung, a company known for offering AMOLED panels in its budget devices, doesn’t offer a 120Hz AMOLED under Rs 20,000.
The Snapdragon 732G is nowhere near the Snapdragon 860 that you get in the Poco X3 Pro, but still, it offers pretty respectable performance. The phone also gets a Glass Back, so that’s a plus as well. Some other highlights include Stereo speakers, 33W fast charging, Z-Axis Vibration motor, etc.
And finally, the thing about custom ROMs that we said about the Poco X3 Pro hold for the Redmi Note 10 Pro.
And with this, we reach the end of our list of Best Phones for BGMI 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 BGMI is the Poco X3 Pro. If you want an alternative, then it is the iQOO Z3 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 768G SOC.
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