Some smartphones are not designed for gaming but can still handle the most recent titles. These five devices are all priced below Rs 30,000($400) and have gaming-centric capabilities.
- Google Pixel 6a
Google Pixel 6a uses the same Tensor processor as the Pixel 6 Pro and Pixel 6 Pro. The phone may not have a faster refresh rate, but it has a 60Hz OLED panel. It can also handle games such as PUBG New State and COD Mobile with ease. This phone also comes direct from Google with the most recent Android operating system
- OnePlus 10R
The OnePlus 10R, which is priced in the same range as the Pixel 6a is still a great phone for gamers who are looking for a mid-range device. It is powered by the Dimensity 8100 SoC (an upper mid-range processor) and features a 120Hz AMOLED screen. It ships with OxygenOS 13, which is a gaming-centric optimizations software.
- iQOO 9 SE
The iQOO 9SE is based on the Snapdragon 888 SoC and supports 66W fast charge. It also features a 120Hz AMOLED screen and an intelligent display chip that will optimise gaming by optimising colour science and increasing FPS.
- Redmi K50i
Redmi K50i is the most affordable smartphone in this list. It’s based on the Mediatek Dimensity 8100 SoC, just like the OnePlus 10R. The phone comes with a 144Hz-IPS LCD panel which allows for smooth gaming on titles that have a high frame rate. The custom MIUI skin has several software tricks that enhance the gaming experience on Redmi K50i.
- Poco F4 5G
The Poco F4 F4 5G, which is powered by the Snapdragon 870 SoC, is also a gaming-centric smartphone. You can also download large games from the phone’s 128GB UFS 3.1 storage. The Poco F4 5G has an AMOLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate, and FHD+ resolution.
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