Best Gaming Smartphones (2022) - Starting at 20K

Mobile gaming is becoming more popular, and in some developing countries like India, it is far more popular than Console or PC Gaming.

In this article, I have listed some of the high-end smartphones you can purchase if you want to play high graphics games like Fortnite, PUBG, and Asphalt 9 on ultra settings.

The most important thing for a blazing fast Gaming mobile is the Processor and GPU. Currently, we have Snapdragon 855 and the Adreno 640 GPU that offers the best performance for gaming across the board.

Also, Qualcomm has launched the new SD 8 Gen 1 processor, which will come in upcoming mobiles like Oneplus 10 Pro and Samsung S22.

All the phones in this list come with a superfast processor, adequate cooling, and fast display (90 Hz or more). Also, long battery life ensures a great gaming experience for an extended time.

Any of the mobiles mentioned below can effortlessly max out PUBG or Fortnite with a smooth gameplay experience.

iQOO Z5 - (SD 768, Adreno 642L, 12 GB RAM)

On 27th September 2021, iQOO Z5 debuted in the Indian market. It is a superb mid-range gaming smartphone.

iQoo Z5

Powering the handset is a fast Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G Octa-core processor(6nm) and clocked at 2.4Ghz.

Additionally, it has an Adreno 642L GPU that runs games smoothly and with high graphics.

For downloading more games, it comes with the high RAM support:

  • 8GB LPDDR5 RAM + 128GB UFS 3.1 storage.
  • 12GB LPDDR5 RAM + 256GB UFS 3.1 storage.

Furthermore, the device offers 4GB extendable RAM support.

It has a liquid cooling vapor chamber that reduces the surface temperature of the device and allows faster heat dissipation.

The 4D game vibration with a linear motor gives you a realistic gaming experience.

Additionally, the phone offers you surround sound effects with a dual speaker.

Other Specs

  • 6.67 inch IPS LCD FHD+ display, 650nits brightness, 120Hz refresh rate.
  • Operate on OriginOS 1.0 based on Android 11.
  • Triple rear camera setup - 64MP + 8MP + 2MP and 16MP selfie camera.
  • a 3.5mm audio jack, 5G network connectivity.
  • 5000mAH battery, 44 Watts fast charging support.
  • Starting price - Rs. 23,990.

Samsung Galaxy A52s - (SD 768, Adreno 642L, 8 GB RAM)

Samsung Galaxy A52s also arrived as a mid-range smartphone on 1st September 2021.

You can use it as a gaming device because it comes with a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G chipset(6nm) and comes with an Adreno 642L GPU for your lag-free gaming experience.

Additionally, it offers a game booster that maximizes your gaming performance and optimizes battery, temperature, and memory.

It comes in the 2 RAM variants:

  • 6GB RAM + 128GB internal storage.
  • 8GB RAM + 128GB internal storage.

The phone's display has a 120Hz high refresh rate for offering a smooth touch experience while gaming.

Furthermore, it comes with dual speakers, which provide an immersive 3D and surround-sound experience.

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Other specs

  • 6.5-inch FHD+ super AMOLED display, 120Hz refresh rate.
  • Operate on Samsung One UI 3.1 based on Android 11.
  • Quad camera setup - 64MP + 12MP + 5MP + 5MP and 32MP front camera.
  • a 3.5mm audio jack, 5G network connectivity.
  • 4500mAH battery, 25 Watts fast charging support.
  • Starting price - Rs. 35,999.

Asus ROG Phone 5 - (SD 888, Adreno 660, 12 GB RAM)

The ROG Phone 5 is the best gaming phone by the Taiwanese brand that launched in September 2021 in India.

Two phones are available - Asus ROG Phone 5 and Asus ROG Phone 5 Pro.

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Asus ROG Phone 5

ASUS ROG PHONE 5

Powering the phone is a superfast Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset fabricated on a 5nm process, clocked at 2.84 Ghz.

Additionally, it offers a 30% improved CPU performance and has an Adreno 660 GPU that provides an immersive gaming experience.

The phone comes with a large 6.78 Inches AMOLED display with a 144 Hz refresh rate and there is a massive 6000 mAH battery that can last long.

It comes in the following variant: 8GB RAM + 128GB storage and 12GB RAM + 256GB storage.

The device boasts AirTrigger 5 and Ultrasonic buttons for a more immersive gaming experience.

Also, the phone has an illuminated ROG logo at the back.

It has an efficient cooling system to keep the device cool during long gaming sessions.

The phone comes with dual 7 magnet speakers, a 3.5mm audio jack, and a dedicated DAC support for balanced audio.

Other Specs

  • 6000mAH battery, 30 Watts fast charging.
  • Large 6.78-inch AMOLED panel, FHD+ resolution, 1100nits brightness, and 144Hz refresh rate.
  • Triple rear camera setup - 64MP + 12MP + 5MP and 24MP selfie shooter.
  • It runs on Android 11 with ROG UI.
  • 5G network connectivity.
  • Starting price - Rs. 49,999

Asus ROG Phone 5 Pro

Note - The Asus ROG Phone 5 Pro is another excellent gaming phone that comes with some upgrades over the regular ROG 5.

It comes with a massive 16GB onboard RAM and 512GB internal storage.

Additionally, it offers a 2 extra Airtrigger than the ROG Phone 5 placed at the backside.

A colored display at the rear shows you various animations based on system events.

The phone is available for Rs 69,999.

OnePlus 9 Pro - (SD 888, Adreno 660, 12 GB RAM)

OnePlus 9 Pro is the flagship smartphone from the brand and comes with top-of-the-line specs. It is not designed as a gaming phone but holds no punches when it comes to gaming performance.

Powering it is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor and the Adreno 660 GPU that offers blazing-fast performance.

Oneplus 9 pro

The OnePlus 9 Pro comes in two variants:

  • 8GB RAM + 128GB onboard storage.
  • 12GB RAM + 256GB onboard storage.

Another gaming-centric feature is a 120Hz high refresh rate and a 360Hz touch response rate.

Furthermore, the device has dual stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos support.

Also, it has a liquid cooling that keeps the temperature in check during intense gaming.

Other Specs

  • 4500mAH battery, 65 Watts fast charging, 50 Watts fast wireless charging.
  • 6.7-inch QHD+ AMOLED display, 120Hz refresh rate.
  • Quad rear camera setup - 48MP + 50MP + 8MP + 2MP and 16MP selfie shooter.
  • It runs on Android 11 with Oxygen OS.
  • 5G network connectivity.
  • Starting price - Rs. 64,999.

iPhone 13 Pro - (Apple A15 Bionic, 5 Core GPU)

iPhone 13 Pro is the latest offering by Apple, and it is also a costly but worthy option for buyers.

Powering it is the most powerful processor in the world - Apple A15 Bionic Chip fabricated on a 5nm process. It has an Apple 5-core GPU, it offers a 55% faster than its predecessor and provides an impressive gaming experience.

Apple doesn't share Ram details but it has 4GB ram which is sufficient as iOS is optimized well.

In fact, you can get a better gaming experience from iPhone 13 than the Oneplus 9 Pro.

The device comes with stereo speakers at the top and bottom with Dolby Atmos support for immersive audio.

iphone 13 pro

Other specs

  • 6.1-inch FHD+ Super Retina OLED display, 1200nits brightness, 120Hz refresh rate.
  • Operate on iOS 15.
  • Triple rear camera setup - 12MP + 12MP + 12MP and 12MP selfie camera.
  • 5G connectivity.
  • 3095mAH battery, 22 hours of video playback.

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Kanuj Sharma

Kanuj Sharma is the editor at Candytech.in for the last 8 years. He has been building Gaming PCs for more than two decades. Most of his time is spent trying, testing, reviewing new gadgets, mobiles, computer parts, and writing articles. His vast experience makes him a go-to expert on technology. He also has a product marketing experience in Telecom (Vodafone-Idea). Academically, he has done Mechanical Engineering and MBA. If you like my work connect with me on social.