Best Gaming Smartphones Under Rs 20,000: POCO X3 Pro, iQOO Z3 5G, Realme X7 5G, More

The best gaming smartphones on a budget all offer super competitive specifications today, and come from the likes of Poco, Redmi and Realme.

Today, the world of smartphones have become so competitive that the best gaming smartphones in the world are no longer strictly restricted to the highest price points. Even at under Rs 20,000, users can get their hands on highly competitive gaming smartphones that do not cost a bomb, but still manage to offer impressive overall performance. Many of these feature new generation processors, with updated graphics units and software improvements that further optimise the overall gaming performance on these phones. On this note, we take a look at the best gaming smartphones in India that you can buy at under Rs 20,000 – including smartphones from the likes of POCO, Redmi and Realme.

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List of Best Gaming Smartphones Under Rs 20,000 in India

9. Poco M3 Pro 5G

The Poco M2 Pro features a MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G SoC that is reliable and competitive, among others. It has a 6.5-inch LCD display with 90Hz refresh rate that’s large enough, and also comes with a 48MP triple rear camera setup. It also features a 5,000mAh battery that comes with 18W fast charging.

Price in India

The Poco M3 Pro 5G costs onward of Rs 14,499 (for 4GB+64GB variant) and Rs 16,499 (for 6GB+128GB variant).

Availability

The Poco M3 Pro can be purchased by users from Flipkart.

Pros and Cons

Pros Cons
5G support No stereo speakers
Good overall specifications An AMOLED panel would have been good

8. Poco X3

The Poco X3 is one of the most affordable smartphones to offer a 120Hz fast refresh rate panel. Fusing its high quality display are specifications that enable Poco to punch above its weight in terms of its pricing category, and well rounded features such as a 64MP quad rear camera and a 6,000mAh battery make it a good overall phone to use.

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Price in India

The Poco X3 is priced at Rs 14,999 (for 6GB RAM + 64GB storage variant), Rs 16,999 (for 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant) and Rs 18,999 (for 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant).

Availability

The Poco X3 is available for purchase exclusively on Flipkart.

Pros and Cons

Pros Cons
Impressive display Heavy and unwieldy body
Good overall camera Branding on rear too garish
Reliably fast performance

7. Realme 8s 5G

The Realme 8 features the MediaTek Dimensity 810 SoC combined with 6GB/8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The phone sports a 6.4-inch LCD display with 90Hz refresh rate, a 5,000mAh battery with 33W fast charging, a 64MP triple rear camera and more.

Price in India

The Realme 8s 5G is priced at Rs 17,999 (for 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant) and Rs 19,999 (for 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant).

Availability

The Realme 8 can be purchased on Flipkart, the Realme India online store and the Vijay Sales store.

Pros and Cons

Pros Cons
Good design No stereo speakers
Great battery life No 4K recording

6. Redmi Note 11T 5G

The Redmi Note 11T 5G features the latest Dimensity 810 5G SoC, along with a 64MP quad rear camera, a 5,000mAh battery with 33W fast charging support, and a 90Hz 6.67-inch full HD+ LCD display panel to boot.

Price in India

The Redmi Note 11T 5G is priced at Rs 16,999 (for 6GB + 64GB variant), Rs 17,999 (for 6GB + 128GB variant) and Rs 19,999 (for 8GB + 128GB variant).

Availability

The Redmi Note 10 Pro can be purchased on the Mi India official online store, as well as on Amazon India.

Pros and Cons

Pros Cons
6nm based chipset AMOLED panel would have been better
5G support

5. Realme Narzo 30 Pro

The Realme Narzo 30 Pro is billed as a gaming centric smartphone, and also as one of the most affordable 5G smartphones in the country. It comes with up to 8GB RAM and 128GB storage, and is powered by MediaTek’s new generation gaming chipset, the Dimensity 800U. It features a 48MP triple camera setup, and a 6.5-inch 120Hz full HD+ display panel.

Price in India

The Realme Narzo 30 Pro is priced at Rs 16,999 (for 6GB + 128GB variant) and Rs 19,999 (for 8GB + 128GB variant).

Availability

The Realme Narzo 30 Pro is available for purchase from the Realme India online storage, as well as Flipkart.

Pros and Cons

Pros Cons
5G connectivity gives future-proofing Polarising design
Good display Overall performance is middling

4. Realme X7

The Realme X7 is a very well rounded overall smartphone in terms of the features on offer. It features the MediaTek Dimensity 800U SoC and up to 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. Furthermore, while it does support 180Hz touch sampling rate, it only bears a standard 60Hz refresh rate on the display.

Price in India

The Realme X7 5G is priced at Rs 19,999 (for 6GB+128GB variant) and Rs 21,999 (for 8GB + 128GB variant).

Availability

The Realme X7 5G can be purchased from Flipkart, or the Realme India online store.

Pros and Cons

Pros Cons
Decent overall performance No fast refresh rate display
Acceptable camera performance More expensive than competitors

3. Redmi Note 10 Pro Max

One of the best Redmi smartphones to date, the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max essentially covers all the features that one would want in a smartphones. These include the Snapdragon 732G SoC, up to 8GB RAM and 128GB storage, a 108MP quad rear camera setup, a 120Hz 6.67-inch display and more.

Price in India

The Redmi Note 10 Pro Max is priced at Rs 18,999 (for 6GB + 64GB variant), Rs 19,999 (for 6GB + 128GB variant) and Rs 21,999 (for 8GB + 128GB variant).

Availability

The Redmi Note 10 Pro Max can be purchased on Mi India’s official site, and also on Amazon India.

Pros and Cons

Pros Cons
Covers all features Expensive in terms of performance specs
Focuses on photography as well as gaming Nothing much in it to set it apart

2. Vivo iQOO Z3 5G

The Vivo iQOO Z3 is one of the best gaming smartphone you buy under Rs 20,000. The iQOO Z3 is powered by Snapdragon 768G; a capable mid-ranger chipset from Qualcomm. Besides that, the phone comes 6GB and 8GB RAM options with internal storage up to 256GB. There is a 6.5-inch IPS LCD panel with HDR 10 support and 120Hz refresh rate. In the camera department, the phone features a triple camera setup with a 64MP primary camera, an 8MP ultrawide and a 2MP macro lens. The camera module features EIS and can record 4K videos up to 60fps. The iQOO Z3 offers a 4400 mAh battery along with 55W fast charging support.

Price in India

The iQOO Z3 5G is priced at Rs 19,990 (for 6GB + 128GB variant), Rs 20,990 (for 8GB + 128GB variant) and Rs 22,990 (for 8GB + 256GB variant).

Availability

The iQOO Z3 5G is available for purchase from Flipkart.

Pros and Cons

Pros Cons
Latest chipset No AMOLED display
Light-weight No stereo speakers

1. Poco X3 Pro

The Poco X3 Pro is a stand-out offering in terms of the specs on offer. It features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 SoC that is forked from the two generations-old Snapdragon 855 SoC. Key features range up to 8GB RAM, 128GB storage, a 48MP quad rear camera setup, and a 5,160mAh battery with 33W fast charging.

Price in India

The Poco X3 Pro is priced at Rs 18,999 (for 6GB + 128GB variant) and Rs 20,999 (for 8GB + 128GB variant).

Availability

The Poco X3 Pro is available for purchase from Flipkart.

Pros and Cons

Pros Cons
Class-leading chipset Repetitive design
Complete overall specs SoC already two generations old

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