Updated 05/07/2019 – Here is a list of latest Android Gaming Smartphones with Quad/Octa-core processor, 3 or 4/6 GB RAM with different screen sizes priced below 10K in India. Gaming smartphones require two major hardware components a fast processor and a good GPU (Graphics Processing Unit). With the current generation of MediaTek and Qualcomm Snapdragon Processors, we have great mobility devices, which can offer excellent gaming experience.
Nvidia was one company which was capable of making even better graphics processor but has not been successful in mobiles. Only processors we saw were Tegra series, that too just in very few tabs/smartphones.
The two major issues which smartphone Users face while gaming is:
- Faster Battery Drain
Both the issues mentioned above cannot be fully solved as the processor and GPU has to work very hard at high clock speeds to render graphics on the screen. This leads to higher heat generation and more power consumption.
However, in good smartphones they are managed using efficient design, to dissipate heat and software optimizations to reduce the battery drain.
If while Gaming your smartphone is heating too much – You can lower the graphics settings to reduce the load on GPU and in turn reduce the heat produced. All smartphones heat during gaming even our Nexus 5 or Apple iPhone 5s warms up after playing Need for Speed MW for 30 minutes.
As long as it is just warming up, there is no issue (happens with all smartphones), but if it becomes uncomfortably hot, then the issue is there with that particular mobile or can be with the mobile series.
The heating of smartphone varies, the same model for some users may get very hot for others may not. Some phones are designed poorly and get hot while gaming. Let’s look at some graphics-intensive Android Games which require good GPU.
Some of the Latest Popular Android Games for Mobile:
- PUBG (Player Unknown Battlegrounds)
- Asphalt 8 or Asphalt 9
- Need for Speed Most Wanted
- GTA Vice City, GTA San Andreas
- Modern Combat 5
- Fifa 2019
- Minions’ Rush
- Temple Run 2
- Hitman Sniper, Call of Duty Heros
- Tomb Raider
- Clash of Clans, Boom Beach (Strategy)
Here is a list of smartphones you can consider while buying a new Android Gaming Smartphone.
Let’s look at the 10 Ultimate Gaming Mobiles Below Rs 10000 India:
1. Huawei Honor 9N (Kirin 659 Processor)
Huawei Honor is the latest gaming phone from Huawei that is available for Rs. 8,499 with 3 GB/32 GB storage and 4GB/64 GB with expandable storage upto 256 GB.
Powering the mobile is the Kirin 659 Octa-Core chipset with a maximum clock speed of 2.34 GHz and there is blazing fast ARM Mali T830 MP2 GPU.
The device has a metal unibody design and has a Full HD+ 5.84-inch screen with a resolution of 2280*1080 pixels. It comes with a Games Suite feature to ensure lag-free gaming.
Key Specifications for Huawei Honor 9N:
- Processor – Huawei Kirin 659, Octa-Core, clocked at 2.34 GHz
- GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) – Mali T-830 MP2
- RAM- 3/4 GB RAM
- Screen Size- 5.84-inch
- Screen Resolution- IPS LCD with 2280*1080 pixels, (401 PPI pixel density)
- Storage Capacity- 32/64 GB storage with expansion up to 256 GB using a microSD card.
- Battery Capacity- Non-removable 3000 mAh
- Operating system- Android Pie 9.0 with EMUI 8.0
- Camera Rear and Front- 13 MP + 2 MP with f/2.2 aperture rear and 16 MP front camera, f/2.0 with LED flash
- Dual Sim support- YES.
- Price- Starts ₹8,999
2. Xiaomi Redmi Note 7/7s (Snapdragon 660)
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 is the latest performance mobile from Xiaomi and comes with a fast processor and a decent amount of ram. Powering the Redmi Note 7 is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Octa-Core processor and the Adreno 512 GPU that offers blazing-fast performance.
Also, it comes with a 6.3-inch Full HD+ display with 19:9 aspect ratio and 2340*1080 pixels which is ideal for playing the latest Android Games like PUBG and Asphalt 9.
Key Specifications for Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
- Processor – Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Octa-Core 64 Bit Processor.
- Clock Speed – 2.0 GHz
- GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) – Adreno 512 graphics processor.
- RAM – 3 or 4 GB RAM adequate for Gaming and multitasking.
- Screen Size – 6.3 inches screen.
- Screen Resolution – IPS Display with 2340*1080 pixels (FHD+, 19:9) (decent resolution).
- Storage Capacity – 32/64 GB Expandable to 256 GB Using a Micro SD card.
- Battery Capacity – 4000 mAH (enormous battery capacity)., 10 Watts Fast Charger.
- Operating System – Android Pie 9.0 along with MIUI 10.
- Dual Rear Cameras – 12+2 MP Autofocus rear Camera and 13MP Front Camera.
- Dual Sim Support – Yes with 4G VOLTE as well.
- Face Unlocking Fingerprint Scanner – Yes.
- Price – Rs. 8,999, Rs. 11,999
Xiaomi has recently cut the price for the Redmi Note 7/7s and is now available for Rs. 8,999/9,999. The Note 7s comes with 48 MP camera instead of 12 MP.
3. Realme 3 (Helio P70 Processor)
The intriguing Realme 3 comes with the stunning polycarbonate design and Dual Rear Camera setup.
Powering the phone is the MediaTek Helio P70 Octa-Core Processor clocked at 2.1 GHz. It is blazing fast and has comparable performance to Snapdragon 660 used in Redmi Note 7.
There is ARM Mali G72 GPU which is superb to handle games like PUBG, GTA, Asphalt 9 or Hitman. We can’t play Fortnite on this phone.
For starters, the Realme 3 comes with 13 Megapixel rear camera, and there is also a 2 Megapixel camera to capture the depth of field. Both the Dual cameras work together to create a bokeh-like effect and help in deeper background blur.
Also, the phone has a decent 13 Megapixel front selfie camera. It even has a fingerprint scanner at the back for quick unlocking. The mobile comes with great battery life with its 4230 mAH capacity battery.
Realme 3 has a large 6.22 Inch display with IPS LCD panel and comes with 1520*720 pixels resolution.
Additionally, it comes with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB storage variant with a price tag of Rs. 8999 while the 4 GB Ram / 64 GB storage version is available for Rs 10999. You can read a detailed article on the Realme 3 here.
Key Specs for Realme 3
- Processor- MediaTek Helio P70 Octa-Core Processor Clock Speed 2.1 GHz
- GPU (Graphics Processing Unit)- ARM Mali-G72
- RAM- 3Gb/4Gb ram
- Screen Size- 6.22 inch
- Screen Resolution- IPS LCD display with HD+ 1520 x 720 pixels (267 PPI pixel density)
- Storage capacity- 32 GB / 64 GB internal with expandability option up to 256 GB
- Battery capacity- 4230 mAh battery, 10 Watts Charger.
- Operating system- Android Pie 9.0 and Color OS 6.0
- Rear Camera – 13 Megapixel+ 2 MP
- Front Camera – 12 Megapixel
- Dual Sim support- YES
- Price- ₹10,999
Pros – Great Camera, Fast processor, Battery Life.
4. Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 (Snapdragon 660)
The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 is the latest mid-range powerhouse. It has a gorgeous design and comes in different color options. Further, It runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Octa-Core processor along with 32/64 GB internal storage along with 3GB/4GB RAM.
For multimedia consumption, it offers a 6.2-inch IPS LCD display with Full HD+ 2280 x 1080 pixels resolution at 401 PPI pixel density. Also, it has a massive 5000 mAh battery, which easily lasts more than a day.
Overall the Max Pro M2 is an excellent gaming mobile under 10k with long battery life and fast processor.
Key specifications for Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2:
- Processor- Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 With 1.95 GHz Clock Speed
- GPU (Graphics Processing Unit)- Adreno 512 GPU
- RAM- 3GB/4GB
- Screen Size- 6.2 inches
- Screen Resolution- IPS LCD display with 2280*1080 pixels (401 PPI pixel density)
- Corning Gorilla Glass 6 Protection.
- Storage capacity- 32/64 GB internal with expandability option up to 256 GB
- Battery capacity- 5000 mAh battery, With 10 Watts Charger
- Operating system- Android Pie 9.0
- Camera Rear and Front- Dual 12-megapixel + 5-megapixel f/2.0 rear camera and 13 MP front camera
- Dual Sim support- YES
- USB Type C Port
- Price- ₹9,999
5. Lenovo K8 Note – (Heliox X23)
The Lenovo K8 note is a powerhouse when it comes to performance and gaming, with it’s MediaTek Helio X23 Deca-core processor which is clocked at 2.3 GHz and comes with the Mali-T880 MP4 GPU.
Additionally, there is 3 GB or 4 GB RAM, it is a device of choice for Android Gamers looking for some adrenaline-pumping action on mobile gaming. You can easily play all the modern games like Fifa 2018, Real Cricket or Asphalt 9 using this mobile.
Key Specifications for the Lenovo K8 Note
- Processor – MediaTek Helio X23 Deca-core clocked at 2.3 GHz
- GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) – Mali-T880 MP4
- RAM – 3GB/4GB
- Screen Size – 5.5 inches
- Screen Resolution – IPS Display with 1080*1920 pixels (Full HD).
- Storage Capacity – 8 GB Expandable to 32 GB Using a Micro SD card.
- Battery Capacity – 4000 mAh (Great Battery Life).
- Operating System – Android Oreo 5.0 –
- Camera Rear and Front – Dual 13 MP + 5 MP with f/1.7 aperture front camera with PDFA, dual-LED dual-tone, and 13 MP (f/2.0) front camera with flash
- Dual Sim Support – Yes
- Price – Starts Rs. 10,330
6. Realme 5 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 665)
The Realme 5 is the latest addition to the list and is available for a price of Rs. 9,999.
This incredible gaming phone runs on the 64 Bit, Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor along with 3 GB RAM.
Notably, the Snapdragon 665 is slightly more powerful than the Snapdragon 660.
Also, there is ample storage as it comes with 32 GB internal memory that is expandable to 256 GB using a micro-sd card slot. Backing the processor is a significantly large 5000 mAH capacity battery that can easily last for hours even when playing high-end games.
Key Specs for Realme 5
- Processor – Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 Octa-Core 64 Bit Processor.
- Clock Speed – 2.0 GHz
- GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) – Adreno 610 graphics processor.
- RAM – 3/4 GB RAM adequate for Gaming and multitasking.
- Screen Size – 6.5 inches screen.
- Screen Resolution – IPS Display with HD+ 1600*720 pixels (FHD, 19:9).
- Storage Capacity – 32 GB internal storage, Expandable to 256 GB Using a Micro SD card.
- Battery Capacity – 5000 mAH (enormous battery capacity).
- Operating System – Android Pie 9.0 with Color Os 6.2.
- Quad Rear Camera – 12 MP + 8 MP + 2MP + 2MP.
- Front Camera – 12-megapixel front selfie camera
- Dual Sim Support – Yes with 4G VOLTE as well.
- Fingerprint Scanner – Yes at the back
- Price – Rs. 9,999
- Available on Flipkart starting 27th Aug’19
The number 7 on the list of 10 Ultimate Gaming Mobiles Below Rs 10000 is Xiaomi Redmi 5.
7. Xiaomi Redmi 7 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 632)
The mobile comes with typical Xiaomi design and features a 1.8 GHz clocked Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 Octa-Core processor. There is Adreno 506 GPU with a clock speed of 725 MHz.
Those looking for a reliable and cheap Xiaomi phone can opt for Xiaomi Redmi 7.
Key Specifications for the Xiaomi Redmi 7
- Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 Octa-Core clocked at 1.8 GHz
- GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) – Adreno 506
- RAM – 2 GB/ 3 GB
- Screen Size – 6.26 inches
- Screen Resolution – IPS LCD Display with 720*1520 pixels, 282 PPI
- Storage Capacity – 32 GB, expandable up to 128 GB
- Battery Capacity – Non-removable 4000 mAH
- Operating System – Android Pie 9.0 along with the MIUI 10.
- Camera Rear and Front – 12+ 2 MP (f/2.2) with PDAF rear camera, and 8 MP Front Camera.
- Dual Sim Support – Yes, Dedicated Micro-sd card slot.
- Price – Starts Rs. 8,968
8. Vivo Y93 (Mediatek Helio P22)
The Vivo Y93 is a best seller for Vivo and is available for Rs. 10,990. Powered by the Octa-Core MediaTek Helio P22 Processor and the Mali GE8320 it offers decent gaming and general performance.
It is not the fastest mobile in this price range but is a good option if you looking for a Vivo Gaming phone. Also, there is a large 4030 mAH capacity battery that can last long while gaming on this mobile.
Key Specifications for the Vivo Y93
- Processor – Powered by MediaTek Helio P22 Octa-Core Processor.
- GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) – Mali GE8320
- RAM – 3 GB RAM Great for Gaming and multitasking.
- Screen Size – 6.22 inches large screen sized smartphone.
- Screen Resolution – IPS LCD Display with HD+ 1520*720 pixels ( Great resolution).
- Storage Capacity – 64 GB Expandable to 128 GB Using a Micro SD card.
- Battery Capacity – 4030 mAH (Excellent Battery Life).
- Operating System – Android Pie 9.0 and Funtouch OS 4.5.
- Camera Rear and Front – 13+2 MP Dual Autofocus rear Camera & 8 MP Front-facing Camera.
- Fingerprint Scanner – At the back
- Dual Sim Support – Yes has Dual Sim Support. Supports 4G Connectivity.
- Price – Rs. 10,990.
9. Motorola Moto G5S (Snapdragon 430)
With an impressive build-quality, Moto G5S is an excellent mobile at a decent price. Its metal body gives a very premium feel in hand.
It comes with a 5.2-inch IPS LCD display with Full HD (1080 x 1920) resolution, whereas, it has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 Octa-Core processor clocked at 1.4 GHz, along with Adreno 505 GPU on board.
Key Specifications for Moto G5S
- Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 Octa-Core clocked at 1.4 GHz
- GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) – Adreno 505
- RAM – 3 GB
- Screen Size – 5.2 inches
- Screen Resolution – IPS LCD Display with 1080*1920 pixels (Full HD).
- Storage Capacity – 32 GB Expandable up to 256 GB
- Battery Capacity – 3000 mAH with support for fast charging
- Operating System – Android 7.1 upgradable to Android 8.0 Oreo
- Camera Rear and Front – 16MP (f/2.0) PDAF rear Camera and 5 MP Front Camera.
- Dual Sim Support – Yes
- Price – Starts Rs. 9,690
Next, on the list of 10 Ultimate Gaming Mobiles Below Rs 10000, India is Intel Processor powered Asus Zenphone 5.
10. Asus Zenphone 5 Max Pro M1 (Snapdragon 636)
Most Powerful Gaming Phone – Asus Zenfone 5 Max Pro M1 comes with massive 5.99-inch IPS LCD display with an HD+ (1080 x 2160 pixels) resolution at 402 PPI pixel density.
Its large screen is great for gaming and media consumption.
The device has a very capable Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Octa-Core processor along with an Andreno 509 GPU.
Fueling the mobile is a gigantic 5000 mAh non-removable battery, and ensures that it easily lasts over a day, even with extremely heavy usage.
Key Specifications for the Asus Zenphone Max Pro M1
- Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Octa-Core clocked at 1.8 GHz
- GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) – Adreno 509
- RAM – 3GB/4GB/6GB
- Screen Size – 5.99 inches
- Screen Resolution – IPS LCD Display with HD+ 1080*2160 pixels, 402 PPI
- Storage Capacity – 32 GB or 64 GB, Expandable up to 400 GB Using a MicroSD card.
- Battery Capacity – Non-removable 5000 mAH
- Operating System – Android 8.1 Oreo
- Camera Rear and Front – 13 MP (f/2.2) + 5 MP (f/2.4) with PDAF and LED flash rear Camera & 8 MP Front-facing Camera.
- Dual Sim Support – Yes
- Price – Starts Rs. 8,999
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