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Top 7 5G gaming phones under ₹20000

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Playing games smoothly, without glitches and lag-free is a compulsory factor for most smartphone users who are dedicated gamers. A gamer usually looks for a high refresh rate, good processor, excellent graphic specifications and large storage. The camera quality is usually not a concern for gamers, but in this list, we will try to give you the best of both worlds.

Whether or not you are a gamer, if you are looking to buy a new smartphone, this list will help. Games can act as good stress relievers, however buying a gaming phone has more advantages especially if you are on a budget, looking for the best product.

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Infinix Zero 5G

Brand: Infinix | Price: Rs. 19,990

With flagship storage and a Dar-link game booster technology, you get enhanced sensitivity and graphics. Although available only with 8GB RAM, you can virtually expand the memory to an additional 5GB. It has a 5000mAh battery, that gets full-charged within an hour by its 33W fast-charger.

Its AnTuTu benchmark score is 85121 points and the MediaTek Dimensity 900 5G is quite battery efficient. It also has a vapour cooling chamber.

SpecificationsInfinix Zero 5G
Display6.78-inches Full HD
120 Hz refresh rate
1080 x 2460 pixels resolution
500 nits brightness
Memory & Storage8GB RAM
128GB Storage
ProcessorMediaTek Dimensity 900 MT6877
Rear Camera48 MP Main camera
13 MP Portrait Lens
2 MP Bokeh Lens
Front Camera16 MP
OSAndroid v11, XOS
Graphics cardMali-G68 MC4
Battery & Charging5000mAh
33W wired charging
Buy Infinix Zero 5G here

Realme 9 SE 5G

Brand: Realme | Price: Rs. 19,999

It has a polycarbonate body, with 8.5 mm thickness and weighs 199 grams. Although it does not have AMOLED, even IPS LCD with a 144 Hz refresh rate is more favourable for a gamer, when it comes to fast-paced gaming. It has an optimal camera quality, suitable for gamers looking for good cameras, on top of high-quality gaming.

With 6GB and 8GB RAM, expandable by an extra 5GB virtually, it has a 5000mAh battery with 30W charging, that charges up to 50% in 25 minutes. It has an AnTuTu score of 541000 points.

SpecificationsRealme 9 SE 5G
144 Hz refresh rate
600 nits brightness
1080 x 2412 pixels resolution
Memory & Storage6GB & 8GB RAM
128GB Storage
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 778G
Rear Camera 48MP Main camera
2MP Macro camera
2MP Depth camera
Front Camera16 MP
OSRealme UI 3.0 based on Android 12
GraphicsAdreno 642L
Battery & Charging5000mAh
30W wired charging
Buy Realme 9SE 5G here


Brand: iQOO | Price: Rs. 20,990

Sticking to the Snapdragon 700 series, this phone has a Snapdragon 768G processor chipset. and with 8.5mm thickness and 185 grams weight, it is the best phone for gamers. However, this phone only supports dual SIM, no SD card. The operating system is Android 11 based on Funtouch OS. Although the cost goes a little above 20K, by using coupons and offers, the price can be brought down.

It has a battery capacity of 4400mAh with 55 Watt fast charging, which charges up to 50% in 19 minutes. With 6GB RAM with full HD resolution and a high pixel density of 401 pixels per inch, it gives a smooth performance with vibrant displays. It has an overall AnTuTu score of 443978 points.

SpecificationsiQOO Z3
120Hz refresh rate
650 nits brightness
1080 x 2408 pixels resolution
Memory & Storage6GB
128GB Storage
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 768G, Octa core
Rear Camera64MP Main camera
8MP Ultra-wide camera
2MP Macro camera
Front Camera16 MP
OSAndroid v11 with Funtouch OS
GraphicsAdreno 620
Battery & Charging4400mAh
55W wired charging
Buy iQOO Z3 here

Poco X4 Pro 5G

Brand: Poco | Price: Rs. 18,999

Recently launched, this phone will be soon available. It has a super AMOLED display with a touch sampling rate of 360 Hz. It has an 8MP ultrawide camera that captures wonderful photos, best for users on the lookout for more features. With a dual stereo speaker setup, it will give an immersive gaming experience.

Available in both 6GB/64GB and 8GB/128GB range with added costs on the latter. It comes with a 5000 mAh battery and a 67 W Sonic charging with MMT technology. Full charge in around 41 minutes without overheating the phone. Its AnTuTu score is 399473 points.

SpecificationsPoco X4 5G
Display6.67-inches FHD AMOLED
120 Hz refresh rate
1200 nits brightness
2400 x 1080 Pixels resolution
Memory & Storage6GB & 8GB RAM
64GB & 128GB Storage
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
Rear Camera64MP Main camera
8MP Ultra-wide camera
2MP Macro camera
Front Camera16MP
OSMIUI 13, Android 11
GraphicsQualcomm Adreno 619
Battery & Charging5000mAh
67W wired charging
Buy Poco X4 5G here

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Redmi Note 11 Pro

Brand: Redmi | Price: Rs. 19,999

You get a 120Hz refresh rate display and Mediatek’s Helio G96, to start off. At par with Snapdragon’s 730G processor, Helio G96 supports a higher memory bandwidth. The display comes protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5. It comes with a Liquid-cool technology and is IP53 tested, making it dust and splash-proof.

The battery of 5000mAh which the company claims can be charged to 50% in 15 minutes with its 67W charging support. It also offers a long-lasting battery life and a 360 Hz touch response rate. It has an AnTuTu rating of 500949 points.

SpecificationsRedmi Note 11 Pro
Display6.67-inches AMOLED FHD+
120 Hz refresh rate
1200 nits brightness
1080 x 2400 pixels resolution
Memory & Storage8GB RAM
128GB Storage
ProcessorMediatek Helio G96 SoC
Rear Camera108 MP Flagship HM2 sensor
8 MP Ultra-wide sensor
2 MP Macro sensor
2 MP Depth sensor
Front Camera16 MP
OSMIUI 13, Android v11 OS
GraphicsMali-G57 MC2
Battery & Charging5000mAh
67W wired charging
Buy Redmi Note 11 pro here

Realme 9 Pro

Brand: Realme | Price: Rs. 17,999

At an affordable price, you may notice that the refresh rate drops as the prices drop, however, this phone gives a 120 Hz refresh rate display. This is the best phone for gamers who are looking for affordable prices with the Snapdragon 695 processor. However, it does not support HDR content or 4K recording.

It also has a 5000mAh battery with 33 Watt charging. It has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. The price can also reduce with offers. Its AnTuTu score is 505838 points.

SpecificationsRealme 9 pro
Design6.6-inches FHD
IPS 120 Hz LCD screen
400 nits brightness
1080 x 2412 pixels resolution
Memory & Storage6GB RAM
128GB Storage (up to 256Gb)
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 695
Rear Camera64 MP Main camera
8 MP Wide Angle camera
2 MP Macro camera
Front Camera16 MP
OSRealme UI, Android v12
GraphicsAdreno 619L
Battery & Charging5000mAh
33W wired charging
Buy Realme 9 pro here

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro

Brand: Xiaomi | Price: Rs. 16,499

It has 6 GB RAM with 64 GB ROM and expandable memory. With a 120 Hz refresh rate display and 240 Hz touch sampling rate, you get a fast and fluid user experience. The gaming experience becomes user-friendly even in the sun with 1200 nits brightness. Hence, this is probably the best, most cost-effective gaming phone.

It has a 5020mAh battery with 33 Watt fast-charging capacity. The best part is the Snapdragon 732G chipset along with an AMOLED display, which, at this cost, is rare to find. It has an IP53 splashproof rating and dual stereo speakers. Its AnTuTu score is 267827 points.

SpecsXiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro
Design6.67-inches Super AMOLED
120 Hz refresh rate
1200 nits brightness
2400 x 1080 pixels resolution
Memory & Storage6GB & 8GB RAM
64GB & 128GB Storage
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 732G, Octa-core
Rear Camera64 MP Main wide camera
8 MP Ultra-wide camera
5 MP Macro camera
2 MP Depth camera
Front Camera16 MP
OS MIUI Android v11
GraphicsAdreno 618
Battery & Charging5020mAh
33W wired charging
Buy Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro here

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