There’s a good chance you’re spending more time with your smartphone at a time when self-isolation is a thing. The debut of Apple Arcade and Google Stadia coupled with the growing popularity of games like PUBG proves that smartphones have long replaced consoles as the preferred screens for gaming.
For long, OnePlus devices have been synonymous with speed. The 7T is propelled by the formidable Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ processor and aces all benchmark tests (like AnTuTu). We dig the 90Hz refresh rate on the 6.55-inch display (1080 x 2400 pixels) that makes gaming fun. Battery performance is quite dependable and thanks to OnePlus’ all-new Warp Charging 30T solution, you can fire up your 7T in under an hour. (Rs 37,999 onwards)
POCO’s back with a smartphone after a fairly long hiatus. The POCO X2 brings the magical fluidity of a 120Hz display to a sub Rs 20,000 smartphone. POCO calls it RealityFlow Engine and it enhances your gaming or video consumption experience. The X2 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G processor. There’s also a 4500mAh battery with 27W charging out of the box. It all adds up and makes it one of the better affordable smartphones for gaming. (Rs 15,999 onwards)
We’ve been big fans of Samsung’s vibrant displays. The S20+, part of the trip of S20 flagships adds a 120Hz refresh rate to the clutter-free 6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED (1440 x 3200 pixels / 525 PPI) display that’s one of the best out there. The S20+ is a hardware powerhouse that’s propelled by an Exynos 990 Processor that teams with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal memory. We also like the form factor, it doesn’t feel too unwieldy despite its large display, making it ideal for extended gaming sessions. (Rs 73,999)
ASUS ROG Phone II
ASUS’ ROG (Republic of Gamers) series is focussed almost entirely on heavy-duty gaming. The newest ROG phone features the robust ROG GameCool II cooling system — you don’t have to worry about your device heating up. There’s a 120Hz refresh rate option on the ultra-smooth 6.59-inch (2340 x 1080 pixel) display while the massive 6000 mAh battery keeps this device chugging along for hours. We dig the side-mounted ports and curved edges that allow you to grip and operate the phone with ease. (Rs 37,999)