Top 5 gaming phones available in India right now: OnePlus 6T, Poco F1 and more

Want a gaming smartphone? Here are the top 5 ones available in India right now.

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OnePlus 6T is the most underrated gaming smartphone.

Gaming is one of the most influential communities in the computer market. With the growth of smartphone technology, whether you like it or not, the new breed of gaming smartphones has arrived. Following that games like PUBG MOBILE, Fornite, Asphalt 9: Legend and F1 Mobile Racing a breed of mobile gamers have arrived. The people looking to buy gaming smartphones not only look for better processors, but they also care about things like liquid cooling which normal users don't care.

Xiaomi and Honor popularised this segment by launching the Poco F1 and Honor Play under Rs 20,000. Brands like Republic of Gamers (ROG), Samsung and Nubia have also jumped on the train launching more expensive gaming smartphones with unique features for the gaming community.

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Here is a list of Top 5 gaming smartphones you can buy right now in India. The list is in no particular order.

1. Poco F1

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The Poco F1 is one of the cheapest flagships in the market right now.

From the house of Xiaomi, the Poco F1 has been our choice for gaming, specially considering its aggressive pricing. Starting at Rs 19,999, you get a Snapdragon 845-powered smartphone with 6GB RAM, 64GB storage and liquid cooling. This coupled with a massive 4000mAh battery and fast charging makes it a great package for gaming. The MIUI 10 is not the best optimized for gaming, but Poco has made quite a few changes under the hood to boost that. If you don't like the plastic back, then the armoured edition with kevlar back comes in starting at Rs 23,999.

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2. Nubia Red Magic

The Nubia Red magic comes with an RGB led strip at the back

RGB is one of the most trending things you will find on gaming pc/laptop. Nubia has brought that to their gaming smartphone. The company has made sure, that their Red Magic grabs attention with a big LED strip and red air vents on the metal body. Sadly, it runs an older Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. It also runs on stock Android and the processor is overclocked, making it one of the more powerful gaming smartphones in the market right now.

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3. OnePlus 6T

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OnePlus 6T features a glass sandwich design, which gives it a premium look and feel

The OnePlus 6T is not at all designed as a gaming smartphone in mind. However, considering that the device runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset paired with the efficient Oxygen OS makes for a very smooth gameplay experience it offers quite good gaming performance. The 8GB RAM variants along with Oxygen OS improvements and their game mode, it is the most underrated gaming smartphone out there.

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4. Asus ROG Phone

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Asus ROG Phone has a glowing RGB logo at the back

Republic of Gamers, launched their first ever smartphone, the ROG Phone a while back. The ROG is Asus's gaming hardware department. The ROG phone sports an overclocked Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor along with liquid as well as Air cooling. There are three USB Type C ports. One on the bottom for charging. Two on the side for a selection of external accessories along with an external cooler. To top it all off, the smartphone sports a 90Hz display for a smooth gaming experience.

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5. Samsung Galaxy Note 9

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 sports a dual-camera setup at the back with variable aperture

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is not a gaming smartphone, but the sheer performance of Note 9 makes it capable to do anything. With a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 and a liquid cooled internals, the smartphone is ready for gaming. The Exynos 9810 chipset is also plenty powerful and the 4000mAh battery is massive for long gaming sessions. Also, the 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display with its crazy contrasts is one of the best displays for gaming.


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