Krafton launched their Indian version of PUBG Mobile, Battlegrounds Mobile India a.k.a BGMI last month. BGMI became so popular just after the launch that it crossed 10 million downloads in just 24 hours. The game offers different gameplay experiences on different types of phones. With so many different levels of SoCs (Chipsets) coming up in smartphones, it is difficult to tell you which graphics settings your SoC supports.
We at Mysmartprice performed a ‘Mega BGMI Test’ to check what is the max graphics settings that a chipset can support. These tests were performed on different phones across different price ranges and will give you a fair idea of the max graphics settings the phone you’re planning to buy can support. Before jumping to test, you need to know what frame rate means in BGMI. Refer to the below table for a better understanding.
BGMI Settings on Budget SoCs
For budget SoCs, we chose the phones that were priced under Rs 15K. There are plenty of SoCs available in this range based on their performance. We saw a lot of phones using entry and budget level Mediatek chipsets like Helio P22, G35, G80, G85, G95. Similarly, we saw many Snapdragon chipsets like SD 460, SD 662, SD 678, SD 720G, SD 732G. We also have Samsung’s own Exynos 850 SoC as well. We ran the BGMI test on each phone to check what’s the best graphic settings it can support. You can check the results below.
|Processor||GPU||Average Graphics Settings||Best Graphics Settings|
|Helio G70/G80||Mali G52||HD+High||Smooth+Ultra|
|SD 460||Adreno 610||Balanced+Low||Smooth+Medium|
|Exynos 850||Mali G52||HD+High||Smooth+Ultra|
|SD 662||Adreno 610||Balanced+Low||Smooth+Medium|
|Helio G95||Mali G76||HD+High||Smooth+Ultra|
|SD 678||Adreno 610||HD+High||Smooth+Ultra|
|SD 720G||Adreno 618||HD+High||Smooth+Ultra|
|SD 732G||Adreno 618||HD+High||Smooth+Ultra|
|Dimensity 700||Mali G57||HD+High||Smooth+Ultra|
|Helio G85||Mali G52||HD+High||Smooth+Ultra|
BGMI Settings on Mid-range SoCs
We selected the phones with different types of SoCs under Rs 25k to check the best settings for mid-range SoCs. This category includes five different chipsets: Mediatek Helio P95, SD 860, SD 750G, SD 768G, Exynos 9825. While the budget range is mostly dominated by Mediatek, the mid-range category is dominated by Snapdragon this year. We have Samsung’s own Exynos 9825 as well. As mentioned above, we ran the BGMI test on each phone and below are the results.
|Processsor||GPU||Average Graphics Settings||Best Graphics Settings|
|SD 860||Adreno 640||HDR+Extreme||Ultra HD+Ultra|
|SD 750G||Adreno 619||HD+Medium||Smooth+Ultra|
|SD 768G||Adreno 620||HDR+Ultra||Smooth+Extreme|
|Exynos 9825||Mali G76||HDR+Ultra||Smooth+Extreme|
BGMI Settings on Flagship SoCs
The flagship segment is for all the phones costing above Rs 25k. This category includes five different processors: Mediatek Dimensity 800U, Dimensity 1000+/1200, SD 870, SD 888 and Exynos 2100. While we saw that Mediatek and Snapdragon dominated budget and mid-range categories respectively, the flagship series was divided equally between the two. As usual, we ran the BGMI test to check the best graphic settings and below are the results.
|Processor||GPU||Average Graphics Settings||Best Graphics Settings|
|Dimensity 800U||Mali G57||HD+High||Smooth+Ultra|
|Dimensity 1000+/1200||Mali G77||HDR+Ultra||Smooth+Extreme|
|SD 870||Adreno 650||HDR+Extreme||Ultra HD+Ultra|
|SD 888||Adreno 660||HDR+Extreme||Ultra HD+Ultra|
|Exynos 2100||Mali G78||HDR+Ultra||Smooth+Extreme|
Best Phones for Gaming in Each Segment
If you are looking to buy a phone especially for Battlegrounds Mobile India, then you are at the right place. Further, we will be telling you which phone you can go for in each segment. These segments will be divided into three categories. The budget segment means the phone that is priced under Rs 15,000 whereas the mid-range segment means the phone that is priced under Rs 25,000. The flagships include the phone costing above Rs 25,000. Here is the list of best phones that you can buy in each segment.
Best Phones in Budget Segment
Realme Narzo 30 (Mediatek Helio G95)
If you are confused about selecting the best phone under Rs 15k for gaming, Realme Narzo 30 is the best option you can get. Mediatek’s Helio G95 paired with Mali G76 is able to run BGMI on high graphics at 30FPS and smooth at 40FPS. This should give you a trouble-free experience to play BGMI on a budget-level phone.
It features a 6.5-inch FHD+ LCD display with a 1080×2400 pixel resolution, and support of upto 90Hz refresh rate.
The chipset is paired with up to 6GB LPDDR4X RAM, and up to 128GB UFS2.1 storage. It boots on Android 11, with Realme UI 2.0 on top. The Narzo 30 is powered by a 5,000mAh battery that supports 30W fast charging.
For the optics, the Narzo 30 uses a 48MP triple-rear camera setup that is accompanied by a 2MP macro lens and a 2MP B&W sensor. On the front, there is a 16MP shooter for selfies and video calls.
The Realme Narzo 30 is available in two variants: 4GB+64GB priced at Rs 12,499 and 6GB+128GB priced at Rs 14,499. You can buy the device from Flipkart.
Best Phones in Mid-range Segment
POCO X3 Pro (Snapdragon 860)
If you have a budget of Rs 25,000 or even Rs 20,000, POCO X3 Pro should be your first choice for BGMI. The Snapdragon 860 paired with Adreno 640 GPU can give you a pure experience of the game. It lets you play HDR at 60FPS and Ultra HD at 40FPS. For a pure gamer, this is our recommendation for you in the budget section.
POCO X3 Pro features a large 6.67-inch FHD+ IPS LCD with a 2400×1080 pixel resolution. It has support of upto 120Hz refresh rate and a 240Hz touch sampling rate.
The chipset is paired with up to 8GB LPDDR4X RAM and 128GB UFS 3.1 storage. The smartphone boots MIUI 12 for POCO, which is based on Android 11. However, the device recently started receiving updates for MIUI 12.5 in India. It features a 5160 mAh battery with 33W fast-charging support and 26W USB-PD charging.
POCO X3 Pro features a quad-rear camera setup with a 48MP primary sensor that is accompanied by an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, a 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. For selfies, the smartphone offers a 20MP front shooter.
The POCO X3 Pro is available in two variants: 6GB+128GB priced at Rs 18,999 and 8GB+128GB priced at Rs 20,999. It is available on Flipkart.
Best Phones in Flagship Segment
The flagship segment is flooded with powerful SoCs. If you are looking for gaming, then any Snapdragon 888 phone does the work. This segment is flooded with Snapdragon 888 phones. You can get the Mi 11X Pro, iQOO 7 Legend, OnePlus 9 Pro, Asus ROG 5, Mi 11 Ultra and several more. But if we have to go for a phone because of BGMI, it would be the Asus ROG 5.
Asus ROG 5 (Snapdragon 888)
The Asus ROG 5 is a complete gaming-centric phone. The Snapdragon 888 paired with Adreno 660 is able to run BGMI on HDR at 60FPS and Ulta HD at 40FPS. Moreover, the Asus ROG 5 has an X-mode that uses all the available resources to give you the best gaming experience. It also has gaming triggers that help you in shooting down your enemies. We have a full detailed review of Asus ROG 5 which you can checkout from here.
The phones feature a 6.78-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with 144Hz refresh rate support. The screen has a touch sampling rate of 300Hz and 24.3ms of touch latency. It comes with a ROG logo with RGB lighting on the back.
The Snapdragon is paired with upto with up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.1 internal storage. It comes with a GameCool 5 cooling system for better thermal management. It ensures that the main heat-generating spots are kept away from your fingers while gaming. The ROG 5 packs a massive 6000 mAh battery with support for 65W fast charging. ROG Phone 5 boots on Android 11 out of the box.
The ROG Phone 5 features a triple-camera setup. It has a 64MP Sony IMX686 primary camera, a 13MP 125-degree Ultra-wide angle camera and a 5MP macro camera. For selfies, you get a 24MP front camera sensor.
The Asus ROG Phone 5 costs Rs 49,999 for the 8GB + 128GB variant, and Rs 57,999 for the 12GB + 256GB variant. It is available on Flipkart.
This test gives us a lot of information about gaming on various devices. From entry-level to flagship, we now have an idea of how much gaming can you do on your phone. If we start from budget phones first, this space is dominated by Mediatek which outperforms the remaining SoCs in this segment. The competition between Helio G95 and Snapdragon 732G is insane. Both chipsets offer the best experience in this budget. However, for gaming, the Mediatek’s Helio G95 outperforms the Snapdragon 732G.
Not surprisingly, we got a clear winner in the mid-range segments, thanks to the powerful Snapdragon 860 in POCO X3 Pro. Both the SoCs, Snapdragon 870 and 888 do a great job in handling gaming duties. However, the Snapdragon 888 heats up after prolonged gaming. Meanwhile, Mediatek’s powerful chipset, Dimensity 1200 could only enable HDR at 40FPS and Smooth at 60FPS. We hope this test helped you in deciding your next phone for gaming.
Which chipset do you think is best in the budget series, Snapdragon 732G or Mediatek Helio G95? Let us know in the comments.
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