Smartphone brands have become aggressive in their offerings over the past few years. We can now get an all-rounded smartphone within an affordable price range. The budget segment, lower mid-range more specifically, is a popular one with smartphones offering a fast processor, good display, cameras and battery. These smartphones are also capable of handling graphic-intensive games like BGMI and Asphalt 9.
So here’s a list of the best
iQOO Z3 5G
The iQOO Z3 5G smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 768G processor. It has a 6.58-inch Full HD+ display with a 120Hz refresh rate and a 180Hz touch sampling rate which is advantageous for gaming. It also has a five-layer liquid cooling system that can reduce the temperature by 10 degrees which should help in long hours of gaming. The smartphone is fueled by a 4,400mAh battery with 55W fast charging support. With the iQOO Z3 5G you also get a 64MP triple rear camera, and it packs 8GB of RAM with 128GB of internal storage.
Poco X3 Pro
Poco X3 Pro is another great option for an affordable gaming smartphone. It has a 6.67-inch Full HD+ display with a 120Hz refresh rate, and a 240Hz touch sampling rate. The smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 processor paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. It also packs a 5,160mAh battery with support for 33W fast charging. You also get a quad rear camera setup with a 48MP primary sensor, and a 20MP front camera. On the software front, the Poco X3 Pro runs MIUI 12 on Poco.
Redmi Note 10 Pro Max
Redmi Note 10 Pro Max comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G processor, and it has a 6.67-inch Full HD+ display with a 120Hz refresh rate. The smartphone packs a 5,020mAh battery with support for 33W fast charging that is claimed to give 59% of charge in 30 minutes. Redmi Note 10 Pro Max has 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage with UFS 2.2 storage. In addition to gaming, this phone is also a great pick for those interested in photography as it boasts a 108MP quad rear camera, and a 16MP front camera.
Samsung Galaxy M32
The Samsung Galaxy M32 comes with a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display and a 90Hz refresh rate. The smartphone packs a 6,000mAh battery with support for 15W fast charging. It is powered by the MediaTek Helio G80 processor, and runs Android 11 based on One UI 3.1. There’s a quad camera setup on the Galaxy M32 with a 64MP primary sensor, and a 20MP front camera for selfies. The smartphone packs 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 1TB. The Samsung Galaxy M32 is a budget friendly option for a gaming smartphone in this price range.
realme narzo 30
Realme Narzo 30 is another budget friendly smartphone that you can consider for gaming. It is powered by the MediaTek Helio G95 gaming processor paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The smartphone has a 6.5-inch Full HD+ display with a 90Hz refresh rate. It also packs a 5,000mAh battery with support for 30W fast charging support. The smartphone features a 48MP triple rear camera, and a 16MP front camera for selfies. You can get the Realme Narzo 30 in two colour options of silver and blue.
Redmi Note 10T 5G
The Redmi Note 10T 5G is another option you can consider for gaming. It is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 700 processor with dual 5G support. The smartphone has a 6.5-inch Full HD+ display with a 90Hz refresh rate and a 180Hz touch sampling rate. It features a triple rear camera setup with a 48MP primary sensor, and an 8MP front camera for selfies. The Redmi Note 10T 5G also packs a 5,000mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging.
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