It wasn’t until recent years that mobile gamers or even the mobile gaming industry were taken seriously. You had smartphones that could barely offer to play multiplayer games, phones that offered decent performance, and phones that could offer good graphics, no lag and no excessive heating, but that was about it.
However with technology like 4G coming to, and becoming increasingly popular on mobile devices, data costs dropping significantly and serious hardcore multiplayer games like PUBG Mobile and Call of Duty coming into the equation, the industry is shifting, and gaming devices are now a proper sub-category for phones. As of now, here are the top dedicated gaming devices that money can buy.
Asus ROG Phone II
The first Asus ROG Phone was one of the first gaming phones ever and carried some neat features along with a stunning design and a hefty price tag. Now, the second edition of the phone launched this year comes with better specs and surprisingly a smaller price tag. The Asus ROG phone comes with the latest Snapdragon 855+, 8GB RAM, 128GB UFS 3.0 storage, an AMOLED screen with 120Hz refresh rate support, a vent for cooling, two USB ports for charging and a monstrous 6000mAh battery among some exclusive features like the Asus Air triggers on the phone’s sides which help immensely in gaming.
There are also many accessories that you can buy with the phone to further enhance your gameplay experience. The ROG Phone II is available for Rs 37,999.
Xiaomi Black Shark 2
Xiaomi’s Black Shark series is another gaming oriented line of smartphones. The Black Shark phones are arguably the best-looking gaming smartphones out there. The Black Shark 2 on that note, comes with dual RGB Strips on the back of the phone that look absolutely amazing. A 6.39-inch AMOLED screen in the device has special features like the ability to create custom touch zones that can trigger multiple screen actions from the same point when engaged. The specs include a Snapdragon 855 processor, 6GB RAM, 128GB storage and a 4000mAh battery.
A dedicated gaming ‘Ludicrous Mode’ delivers maximum resources to the game for the best experience. The Black Shark 2 is available for Rs 39,999
Nubia Red Magic 3S
Nubia is not that well known for a gaming brand, compared to say the ROG or Black Shark devices, but its gaming devices are not pushovers. The Red Magic 3S is the first, and the only gaming phone that has an actual fan inside the unit for effective cooling that keeps temperatures low and efficiency at the peak. The 6.6-inch AMOLED screen with a 90Hz refresh rate comes with and RGB LED strip on the rear of the phone. The phone also has shoulder buttons that can be configured according to your gaming needs and a port on the side that lets you connect the phone to a computer to stream your games.
Specs include a Snapdragon 855+ SoC, 8GB RAM, 128GB UFS 3.0 storage and a big 5000mAh battery. The Nubia Red Magic 3S is available for Rs 33,999.
Not exactly a dedicated gaming phone, the OnePlus 7T is a phenomenal overall device and is one of the best smartphones in the segment thanks to teh combination of killer specs and great software. The Snapdragon 855+ SoC, 8GB Ram, 128Gb UFS 3.0 storage and 90Hz refresh rate support make the OnePlus 7T a great device for gaming in its own right. While you might be let down by the comparatively smaller 3800mAh battery, remember that the OnePlus 7T offers other great features like an amazing triple camera setup, superfast 30W charging and fast android updates.
If you’re not a totally hardcore gamer and want your powerful phone to also excel in areas outside of gaming like camera performance, the OnePlus 7T starting at Rs 37,999 is your best bet right now. If you can spend more money, the larger OnePlus 7T Pro offers a fullscreen experience with a larger 4000mAh battery.
Realme X2 Pro
If none of the above devices have struck an immediate chord with you, chances are the big price tags with them are what are driving you away. Worry not, because Realme, a brand that has been creating significant hype in globally, are soon to launch their first offering in the flagship segment – The Realme X2 Pro. Set to be launched on November 20, the Realme X2 Pro will have a Snapdragon 855+ processor with either 6GB or 8GB RAM, 128GB or 256GB UFS 3.0 storage and a 4000mah battery.
The phone will also come with a notch-style 6.5-inch AMOLED screen with 90Hz refresh rate and HDR10+ support. While not yet launched, we expect the Realme X2 Pro to be priced below Rs 30,000, making it the most affordable phone with features like the Snapdragon 855+ UFS 3.0 storage and high refresh rate....