Best Gaming Phones in 2020

 11 total views,  1 views today

Mobile gaming has revolutionized the gaming industry in the past few years with the introduction of the first-person shooting (FPS) and Battle Royale games such as Call of Duty Mobile, PUBG Mobile, Freefire, and Fortnite Mobile. As a result, there is an ongoing demand for high-end devices to play these mobile games.

Some of the phones are manufactured specifically for gaming. These mobile gaming-focused devices come with high-end processors, displays, dedicated gaming modes, air vents, and other cooling systems. If you are planning to buy a new gaming phone, there are many factors you should consider before making your final decision.

We have found 4 main features you should consider the most when purchasing a  new gaming phone.

They are,

  • Internal Hardware Specs – Chipset, CPU, GPU, and the Memory
  • Display Quality
  • Battery
  • Audio Quality

Gaming phones are a bit expensive compared to a regular smartphone phone. So, having the best specs for the amount of money you plan to spend is a must. Here we will discuss the best gaming phones currently available so far (as of May 2020).

Asus ROG Phone 2

Click to View Full Specifications of ROG Phone 2 on GSMArena

Asus ROG phone 2 is the ultimate gaming phone available in the market. It was released in July 2019. The ROG phone 2 comes with an Android 9 version out of the box. But you can update it with Android 10.

Best gaming Phones 2020 - Rog Phone 2

Internal specs

ROG phone 2 is equipped with Qualcomm SM8150 Snapdragon 855+ (7 nm) chipset and Adreno 640 (700 MHz) GPU. CPU and Memory specs are as follows.

  • CPU – Octa-core (1×2.96 GHz Kryo 485 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4×1.78 GHz Kryo 485)
  • Memory – 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 12GB RAM or 1TB 12GB RAM

Display

The device has a 6.59-inch, 1080 x 2340 (391 PPI) AMOLED display. 120Hz refresh rate and HDR10 facility will give you gameplay with amazing graphic quality. It is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 6.

Battery

Asus ROG phone 2 has a massive Li-Po 6000 mAh non-removable battery along with the fast-charging capability as well.

Audio

The phone comes with DTS:X stereo speakers along with 2 dedicated amplifiers. It features a 3.5mm headphone jack which is removed from most of the latest smartphones.

Read Best Gaming Accessories Every Mobile Gamer Needs

Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro

Click to View Full Specifications of Xiaomi Black Shark Pro 3 on GSMArena

Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro was released in March 2020.  It comes with the latest Android 10 version out of the box. A unique feature of this device is its physical pop up gaming triggers.

Best Gaming Phones 2020 - Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro

Internal specs

Black Shark Pro 3 comes with the best available chipset (Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865, 7 nm+) and GPU (Adreno 650) as of May 2020. Other than that, its CPU and Memory specs are as follows.

  • CPU – Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 585)
  • Memory – 256GB 8GB RAM or 512GB 12GB RAM

Display

It has a 7.1-inch, 1440 x 3120 (484 PPI) AMOLED display. The display has a 90Hz refresh rate and HDR10+ facility. The brightness od the Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro is 500 nits.

Battery

Black shark 3 pro has a non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery and fast charging feature which allows you to charge the battery up to 100% in 38 minutes.

Audio

The phone comes with stereo speakers and 3.5mm headphone jack.

Read How to Prevent Device Overheating While Playing Mobile Games

ZTE Nubia Red Magic 5G

Click to View Full Specifications of ZTE Nubia Red Magic 5G on GSMArena

ZTE Nubia Red Magic 5G phone was launched in March 2020 and comes with the latest Android version out of the box. This device has pressure-sensitive triggers instead of physical triggers. One of the cool features is the RGB light panel in the back of the phone.

Best Gaming Phones 2020 - ZTE Nubia Red Magic 5G

Internal Specs

Nubia red magic 5G also has the best chipset and GPU currently available as of May 2020 which are Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+) and Adreno 650 respectively. CPU and Memory specs are,

  • CPU – Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585)
  • Memory – 128GB 8GB RAM, 128GB 12GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM or 256GB 16GB RAM

Display

The device has a 6.65-inch 1080 x 2340 (388 PPI) AMOLED display with 144Hz of refresh rate.

Battery

This device is powered by a non-removable Li-Po 4500 mAh battery which can fast charge up to 56% in 10 minutes and 100% in 40 minutes.

Audio Quality

This phone comes with stereo speakers and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Razer Phone 2

Click to View Full Specifications of Razer Phone 2 on GSMArena

Even though the Razer Phone 2 was launched in October 2018, many considered it as a device ahead of its time. This device came with Android 8.1 out of the box. Since this is an old device compared to other phones on this list, you can buy it for a much lower price.

Best Gaming Phones 2020 - Razer Phone 2

Internal specs

Razer Phone 2 is equipped with Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm) chipset and Adreno 630 GPU. CPU and Memory specs are as follows,

  • CPU – Octa-core (4×2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)
  • Memory – 64GB 8GB RAM, and a dedicated card slot

Display

Razer Phone 2 has a 5.72-inch 1440 x 2560 (513 PPI) IGZO IPS LCD. The display has a refresh rate of 120Hz and is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and oleophobic coating. It has a brightness level of 580 nits.

Battery

The battery is a non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery which features fast charging and wireless charging facilities.

Audio Quality

This device has Dolby Atmos stereo speakers (THX-certified amplifiers). However, it doesn’t have a 3.5mm headphone jack.

These are the best gaming phones currently available in the market (May 2020). The aforementioned gaming phones are a bit expensive compared to a regular smartphone as mentioned previously. Since they are built for gaming, they might lack the other important specs. Especially these devices don’t have excellent cameras.

If you are looking for a device that has an excellent camera but also gives you good gaming performances like a gaming phone, the following are some suggestions for you.

  • Oneplus 8
  • iPhone 11 pro
  • Samsung Galaxy S20
  • Motorola Edge+
  • Google Pixel 4 

Leave a comment