Ultimate Gaming With The Best Gaming Phones under 20000

Best Phones under 20000 for Gaming

best gaming phones under 20000


Looking to dominate the next PUBG or COD Mobile? Looking for the Best gaming phones under 20000 and get the ultimate gaming experience? Then you are in the right place!

Mobile gaming is on a hype where even companies have started manufacturing smartphones as well as chipsets to fulfill our young gamers need.

Qualcomm's G series and Mediatek's Helio G series have given an edge over gaming by boosting the performance under the Rs 20,000 price point.

To make things easier for you, we have tested and put down a list of the best phones under 20000 for gaming that you should buy in 2020.

Also if you are low on budget and still want a good smartphone to handle your gaming and everyday needs, then you should check our list of best smartphones under 13000 for more info.

Wait! DON'T WANT TO READ THE FULL LIST?

We cant blame you. 1000+ words is a lot!

So here is our Best Pick under 13000: The Redmi K20

Key Specifications

✔6.39 inch AMOLED Display
✔Qualcomm Snapdragon 730Processor
✔Upto 6GB/128GB
✔48MP Triple Camera Setup
✔4000 mAh

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Which are the Best Gaming Phone under 20000?

MODEL

PRICE CHECK

1. Realme 6 Pro

2. Poco X2

3. Vivo Z1 Pro

4. Redmi K20

5. Realme X2


Which are the Best Gaming Phones Under 20000?

1. Realme 6 Pro

best gaming phones under 20000

✔6.6 inch IPS Display
✔Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G Processor
✔Upto 8GB/128GB
✔64MP Quad Camera Setup
✔4300 mAh

Realme 6 Pro is one of the best gaming phones under 20000 which is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G.

The "G" version makes it a better chipset over the regular ones, which is focused on enhancing the gaming experience on smartphones by boosting the performance during intense gaming sessions.

Antutu Benchmark Score: 278538

The Realme 6 Pro scores a Max points of 278538 in our testing in Antutu Benchmark Scores which is a good number stating the overall performance of the phone.

It comes with 4300 mAh of battery which might not be idle for long periods of gaming. 

But Realme is bundling you with the 30W fast charge that can get you back and running in less than half an hour.

Heat and Game Testing

We tested the temperature of the device before we did some tests, which was around 28 Degree Centigrade.

After about 45 mins of gaming, we checked the temperature of the phone which was about 30-32 Degree Centigrade which is not high at all.

We played games like PUBG which can run on HD settings or you can choose a lower setting and keep the textures in Ultra mode settings.

We also noticed a battery drop of about 9% from initial battery charge.

The only thing I think the Realme 6 Pro lacks, is not having an AMOLED Display. 

Having a good Display makes the game graphics look even Sharp and color accurate.

During our game testing, we were able to see only a small amount of fluctuations and frame drops.

Realme 6 Pro performed well in our game testing and can take other heavy games like Call of Duty, and others.


So if you love to play games like these, you will find the Realme 6 Pro to be the best mobile for pubg under 20000


2. Poco X2

best gaming phones under 20000

✔6.67 inch IPS Display
✔Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G Processor
✔Upto 8GB/256GB
✔64MP Quad Camera Setup
✔4500 mAh


Poco X2 came out to be a successor of Poco F1 (Almost) which made headlines in the mid-range segment

Poco was previously known for the the Poco F1 which had flagship-grade specs and had become one of the best gaming phones in India.

But we need more features than a Snapdragon 800 series processor today, and the new Poco X2 by Poco brings the same.

With a new design language and upgraded internals, you will get a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G Chipset. (Not as powerful as the 800 series processor for sure)

But this Chipset is also Gaming Centric with enhancement features for Gamers out there.

Best upgrade would be having a 120hz refresh rate

Unfortunately, a lot of games don't support such a high refresh rate at the moment. 

But this feature could enhance your future gameplays when mobile games start supporting a high Refresh rate.


Antutu Benchmark Score: 276870

The Poco X2 scores a Max points of 276870 in our Antutu Benchmark Scores testing.


Heat and Game testing

We tested the temperature of the device before we did some tests, which was around 30 Degree Centigrade.

Testing games like PUBG, we were able to choose the highest settings as HD with texture settings in Medium.

If you want to have Ultra settings for texture, you will have to bring down the Graphics.

After a good 1 hour of gaming, we tested the phone for heat temperature which gave us about 35-degree Centigrade.

Stating that you won't find any kind of heating issues from the phone.

There was about 16% of battery drop after 1-hour gaming and the fact that it has 4500mah of battery, you can have good battery backup.


3. Vivo Z1 Pro

vivo z1 pro

✔6.53 inch FHD+ Display
✔Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 Processor
✔Upto 6GB/128GB
✔Triple Camera Setup
✔5000 mAh

The Vivo Z1 Pro is another great smartphone in the gaming segment which is for users who are looking for long duration of gaming.

The Z1 Pro is equipped with a massive 5000mah battery which is going to give you a good battery backup.

At the processor side, it is equipped with the Snapdragon 712 chipset which has been a good performing chipset for everyday tasks as well as gaming.

This phone comes with a feature called Multiturbo which is going to enhance your gaming experience, better network, also help keep yoour smartphone temperature low and much more

This was also a official phone partner for PUBG Mobile

And there are a ton of features given in GameCube of Vivo Z1 Pro for you to explore and customize your gaming experience


Antutu Benchmark Score: 188244

The Vivo Z1 Pro scores a Max points of 188244 in our Antutu Benchmark Scores testing.


Heat and Game testing

We tested the temperature of the device before we did some tests, which was around 33 Degree Centigrade.

Testing games like PUBG and COD did not have any severe impact on frame rates in comparison to Snapdragon 730G

The Multiturbo features actually helps a lot to keep your gaming experience smooth.

After a good 1 hour of gaming, we tested the phone for heat temperature which gave us about 38-degree Centigrade.

Stating that you won't find any kind of heating issues from the phone.

There was about 15% of battery drop after 1-hour gaming and the fact that it has 50000mah of battery, you can have good battery backup.


4. Redmi K20

redmi k20

✔6.39 inch AMOLED Display
✔Qualcomm Snapdragon 730Processor
✔Upto 6GB/128GB
✔48MP Triple Camera Setup
✔4000 mAh


The Redmi K20 is a 6.39-inch Phone by Xiaomi which uses an AMOLED display.

Having an AMOLED Display helps to enhance the visual gaming experience.

You get a much better viewing display and sharp gameplay session, both indoors and outdoor.

This is also one of the phones which has a full-screen display i.e without any kind of notches.

So if you were worried about the Notches getting in the way of your gaming sessions, you won't have any problems with the Redmi K20.

Speaking of performance, the Redmi K20 uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 Processor which is a powerful 700 series chipsets.


Antutu Benchmark Score: 212910

The Antutu Benchmark Scores for the Redmi K20 was found out to be 212910.


Heat and Game Testing

We tested the phone for heat issues and found the initial temperature of the phone to be 31-degree Centigrade.

And by the time we ended the game test, we got about 38-degree Centigrade temperature.

The Phone gives you a dedicated gaming mode for the same, which will help you enhance your gaming performance and visual effects.

Games like Asphalt 8 were smooth to play at 30fps and PUBG was able to run in HD settings. 

You still can't choose the HDR mode for the game.

In our verdict, the Redmi K30 can be one of the best android phones for gaming under 20000 and if display matter to you, this would be right smartphone for you.


5. Realme X2

best gaming phones under 20000

✔6.4 inch Super AMOLED Display
✔Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G Processor
✔Upto 8GB/128GB
✔64 MP Triple Camera Setup
✔4000 mAh

The Realme X2 is another alternate for the Redmi K20 (In terms of Display and Chipset)

It was previously listed as the best android phones for gaming under 20000 in 2019. And it carries the same forward in 2020.

It comes with a dewdrop notch which a lot of users love rather than a hole-punch or a pop-up mechanism

Having a Super AMOLED Display will provide you with great visual gaming experience on the Realme X2

At 182gm, the Realme X2 isn't a light phone but it is comfortable to handle due to its round edges corner design.

It is also equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G Chipset which is an idle chipset in this price segment


Antutu Benchmark Score: 2566524

The phone got an Antutu Benchmark Score of 266524 during our testing.


Heat and Game Testing

We took an initial temperature test for heat issues. The initial temperature before the gaming test was about 29-degree Centigrade.

The final temperature of 38 degrees Centigrade.

The device was a little warm, but you won't get any kind of heat issues.

I was able to get the option of max HD settings for Graphics with medium settings for textures during my test runs for PUBG Mobile.

The gameplay was smooth and was able to keep the frame rates around 40fps.

Also, We saw a battery drop of 20% after 1 hour of gaming

Editor's Pick

From the wide range of mobile devices available in 2020, we were able to list down the top 10 smartphone in India under 13000 range.

From these top smartphones, we have 3 devices that are picked by our editor according to personal preference, popularity, and personal testings.


Feel free to consider these options before you buy your next smartphone

Editor Pick:

  • Redmi K20

Redmi K20 was able to provide a full-screen display gaming experience.

Having said that. the equipped Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G makes it idle if you are someone like me who was looking for the best phone for pubg under 20000.

The Super AMOLED plays a key role in using the phone for both gaming and media consumption. 

The Motorized selfie camera might question the phone's durability, but the phone had no problems during the testings and everyday use.


Are Qualcomm G Chipsets Better Than Mediatek G Series?

There is always a discussion around which chipset to choose: a Qualcomm or a Mediatek.

And often people prefer Snapdragon over Mediatek. (Because of the Marketing Hype)

While this choice was valid previously, Mediatek has started manufacturing cost-effective and performance grade chipsets.

They have started their own line-up of "Helio G" series chipset which has shown some promising results over the Snapdragon Chipsets (which are getting expensive with time)

So a lot of companies are making a switch to Mediatek processors to keep the price between the  Rs 10-20k Price tag

My best advice to you would be to watch and read reviews of such smartphones. 

As a gaming experience is not only dependent on the processor, but the overall experience (including battery drainage, heating, software and more) 


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: Which is best gaming phone under 20000?

A: These are the top 5 gaming phones under 20000:

1. Realme 6 Pro
2. Poco X2
3. Vivo Z1 Pro
4. Redmi K20
5. Realme X2


Q: Which is the most powerful budget Gaming Phone Under 20K?

A: The Poco F1 is most powerful budget gaming phone available under 20k. This is due to the fact that its uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Processor which is makes it one of the most powerful processors and phone to buy for gaming.


Conclusion

Today, the market of 10k-20k is densely populated with smartphones with a lot of competition and a lot of manufacturers coming in to compete with each other.

Making a big confusion for a lot of customers who want to find the right choice of smartphone according to their own taste and user experience.

This is where our industry experts test, review and bring you the best user experience in the forms of numbers, personal experience or benchmark scores.

Helping you to choose the best gaming smartphone to buy in 2020 for gaming.

We hope that you were able to find the best gaming phone inside your budget.

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