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February 23, 2021

Which Budget Phone is Best for Gaming in India?



All of us have spent the major part of 2020 being confined to our living spaces, and at a time when the fear of pandemic gripped the entire world, we did whatever we could to find some reprieve, and focus on something else.

This was the time when games like PUBG Mobile, Fortnite, and Call of Duty: Mobile saw a significant spike in downloads, and consequently, in popularity. Teenagers and young adults today are enamoured with mobile gaming, and thanks to streaming services like Twitch and YouTube, this has also opened up different avenues to make money from playing games.



Whether you are an ardent gamer, or want to indulge in sporadic gaming to while away the time after a long day, it is now almost a prerequisite for smartphone brands to craft models that also offer a good gaming experience. While the high-end models from top brands, such as flagship phones do offer excellent gaming experience, some of the budget-friendly devices are gaming-friendly, and come with dedicated gaming processors, decent RAM (News - Alert) size, good refresh rates and excellent displays.

Here are a few pocket-friendly mobile phones that have been designed to offer the best gaming experience possible.

Realme Narzo 20 Pro

Powered by MediaTek (News - Alert) Helio G95 chipset, which is one of the best mid-range processors for gaming, the Realme Narzo 20 Pro flaunts an elegant 6.50-inch display, with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels. Furthermore, the smartphone also packs 6GB RAM, which is ideal for avid gamers, as the RAM lets you switch between different apps with relative ease, while keeping the apps running in the background.

It also houses a decent 4,500mAh battery under the hood, which ensures that you can have longer gaming sessions, without worrying about the smartphone running out of charge. All these features make Realme Narzo 20 Pro one of the best mobile phones under 15000 INR.

Poco M2 Pro

Hailed by many as one of the best gaming phones in the market, especially in the budget segment, Poco M2 Pro is powered by the Qualcomm (News - Alert) Snapdragon 720G chipset, and is mated to 4GB RAM, which work in tandem to offer an excellent user experience. Poco M2 Pro also comes with a mammoth 6.67-inch display, which is ideal for gaming, with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels. This ensures that you can see everything with incredible detail and clarity while playing your favourite games on your smartphone.

Realme 7i

Running on Android v.10 OS, Realme 7i is yet another impressive smartphone model that costs less than Rs. 15,000. It packs a 4GB RAM, which is adequate for your gaming needs, while the phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 octa-core processor, which facilitates a smooth and hassle-free operation. The phone’s 6.5-inch screen is ideal for gamers that want a smartphone with a decently-sized display, while its 5,000mAh battery capacity ensures that you can play your favourite games without worrying about the phone’s battery.

Realme Narzo 10

Touted to be the best gaming phone under Rs. 12,000, Realme Narzo 10 is powered by the MediaTek Helio (News - Alert) G80 chipset, and comes with a stunning 6.50-inch display, with a resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels. Furthermore, the smartphone also packs 4GB RAM, along with 128GB internal storage, which lets you download and save your favourite mobile games, while the 4GB RAM lets you switch between different applications easily. If you want to own a chic phone that exudes elegance, Realme Narzo 10 also sports subtle stripes down its back, which appear to shift as you turn the smartphone under the light!

Redmi Note 9 Pro

With a massive 6.67-inch LCD screen, along with 60Hz refresh rate, the Redmi Note 9 Pro is arguably one of the best mobile phones under 15,000 INR. The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G octa-core processor, which is a powerful processor at this price range. Furthermore, the phone also comes with a massive 5,020mAh battery, with an 18W fast charging support, which allows you to charge your phone quickly, and play your favourite games for longer periods. The phone’s 4GB RAM should be enough to let you play graphically-intensive games without any lags or issues.

If you’ve selected your favourite gaming mobile, but are hesitant because of its price tag (News - Alert), you can now buy your new smartphone without making any down payment. Just use the Bajaj Finserv EMI Network Card, and pay for your new device in easy EMIs. The EMI Network Card also comes with a pre-approved limit of up to Rs. 4 lakh, and lets you repay the amount in flexible tenors ranging from 3-24 months.



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