Best gaming phones to buy across various price points

There are smartphones on the market designed specifically for gamers, and there are also smartphones with high-quality hardware available in a range of price points that can be great gaming devices. These phones are fairly powerful for their price ranges and are easily able to run CPU and GPU-intensive games like Genshin Impact, Call of Duty, FIFA 22, PUBG, and others.

Dedicated gaming hardware, however, frequently has advantages like better cooling, shoulder triggers, and even physically detachable controls. You will find phones that, despite their unassuming exteriors, are among the top in their class for gaming. We’ve tested more phones than we can count, so we’ve ranked all the top gaming phones across all price ranges that have enough power to give you a fluid and engaging gaming experience.

Best gaming phone under Rs 10,000

Redmi 10

The Redmi 10 packs a 6.71-inch LCD panel with HD+ resolution, a waterdrop notch, and thick bezels. The phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 SoC, which is also paired with up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage that is further expandable using a microSD card.

The Redmi 10 has a dual camera on the back with a 50MP primary sensor and a 2MP secondary sensor. For video calls and selfies, it has a 5MP front camera. The phone also has 4G VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, a physical fingerprint sensor, and a 6,000mAh battery with 18W fast-charging support.


  • Class-Leading Performance
  • Large Display ideal for content consumption
  • Great Battery Life


  • Slow Charging
  • HD+ resolution
  • micro-USB charging port

Price – Rs 9,999

Best gaming phone under Rs 20,000

Realme 9 5G Speed Edition

The Realme 9 5G SE has a sizable 6.6-inch LCD panel with a Full HD+ resolution, a refresh rate of up to 144 Hz, a punch-hole cutout, and a 180 Hz sampling rate. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G SoC powers the device, which also has up to 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage that is expandable further using a microSD card.

Realme 9 5G series

The Realme 9 5G Speed Edition has three cameras on the back: a 48MP primary sensor, a monochrome portrait lens, and a macro sensor. For selfies and video calls, the front of the device has a 16MP sensor. The phone also has 5G, 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.1, a physical fingerprint sensor, and a 5,000mAh battery with support for 30W fast charging, among other features.


  • Excellent Performance
  • 144Hz Smooth Display
  • Decent Battery Life


  • Cameras need work
  • Lacks stereo speakers

Price – Rs 19,999

Best gaming phone under Rs 30,000

Redmi K50i 5G

The 6.6-inch Fluid LCD panel on the Redmi K50i features a Full HD+ resolution, an adaptive refresh rate of up to 144Hz, 270Hz touch sampling rate, Dolby Vision, 650 nits of brightness, and support for HDR10+ content. The MediaTek Dimensity 8100 SoC powers the device, which is coupled with up to 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage.


As for the cameras, the Redmi K50i 5G has a triple camera setup on the rear with a 64MP primary Samsung GW1 sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide sensor, and 2MP macro camera. A 16MP front-facing camera is built-in for selfies and video calls. The device has a ton of features, including a 3.5mm headphone jack, a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, an IR blaster, a pair of stereo speakers, and a 5,080mAh battery with 67W fast charging support.


  • 144Hz Smooth Display
  • Excellent performance
  • Capable Main camera
  • Decent battery life


  • Uninspiring Design
  • Average Low-Light Photography

Price – Rs 24,999

Best gaming phone under Rs 50,000

iQOO 9T 5G

The iQOO 9T 5G sports a 6.78-inch Full HD+ resolution AMOLED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate, Corning Gorilla Glass layer, HDR10+ support, and a punch-hole cutout for the selfie camera. The handset is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC which is coupled with up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB UFS3.1 storage.

iQOO 9T-1

Moving to optics, the iQOO 9T comes with a triple camera setup on the back, with a 50MP Samsung GN5 primary sensor with gimbal-like stabilization, a 13MP UW sensor, and a 12MP portrait sensor. There is a 16MP snapper on the front for selfies and video chats. The feature list on the iQOO 9T includes stereo speakers, Hi-Fi audio, an in-display fingerprint sensor, 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, and a 4,700mAh battery with 120W fast charging support.


  • Class-leading performance
  • Capable Main camera
  • Refined design
  • 120W fast charging


  • No IP-rating
  • Low-light photography could be better
  • Has Bloatware

Price – Rs 49,999

Best gaming phone over Rs 50,000

ASUS ROG Phone 6 Pro

The Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro flaunts a 6.78-inch AMOLED panel with a Full HD+ resolution, a 165Hz refresh rate, Pixelworks i6 co Processor, HDR10+ support, and 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection on both the front and back. At the device’s heart lies the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor coupled with 18GB RAM and 512GB storage.

On the imaging front, the Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro houses a triple rear camera setup with a 50MP Sony IMX766 primary sensor, a 13MP ultra-wide lens, and a macro camera. For selfie and video calling purposes, the front camera’s 12MP sensor is sufficient. The long feature list on the ROG Phone 6 Pro includes an in-display fingerprint scanner, RGB lighting, ROG Vision colour PMOLED screen at the back, an IPX4 rating, and a 6,000mAh battery with up to 65W HyperCharge support.


  • Stunning Display
  • Outstanding performance
  • Customisable shoulder triggers
  • Excellent audio setup


  • Sub-par cameras
  • Bulky
  • No wireless charging support

Price – Rs 79,999

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