These past few months since the beginning of the year have seen a few really good smart-phones hit the market. But what if you’ve missed that band-wagon, and are looking for a new smart-phone that’s easy on your pocket. And when you game with it, packs in a punch. We’ve got some news for you. Coming up in the next month are some cool handsets with fantastic features, and we’ve short-listed the top 5 gaming smart-phones that you could consider.
For the purpose of this listicle, we’ve considered 2 pivotal elements that matter to an average gamer, battery life and screen size. And to make matters easy, listed them down starting with the cheapest first. Let’s dive in.
1. Honor 8X Max
Expected Price – Rs. 15,790
Huawei’s budget sub-brand is coming out with another variant to its 8X series and this one has a few features that make it stand out amongst its peers. Unlike the previous iterations that ran on Honor’s flagship, Kirin processor this one is powered by a 1.8 GHz Octa core Snapdragon 636. The display on this model has been stretched out to a cool 7.12 inches with an impressive 1080×2244 pixel, 350 ppi, fitted on an IPS LCD.
2. Nokia 7.1 Plus (Nokia X7)
Expected Price – Rs. 18,100
The age old brand is back again connecting people with its newest mid-budget offering. Powered by Qualcomms’ Snapdragon 710 this model comes with, 1080×2246 pixel IPS LCD. Compared to the Honor 8X Max its smaller in screen size at 6.18 inches but its additional features tip the scales in its favor. The Nokia 7.1 Plus comes with a 3500 mAh battery and supports fast charging. If you’re okay to trade off some perks for a better and smarter camera, compared to the Honor 8X Max, then this should make up for it.
3. Huawei P30 Lite
Expected Price – Rs. 19,990
Huawei has been a game changer in the asia-pacific market with its range mid-top tier smart-phones and other gadgets. Their upcoming entry seems to deliver great performance (on paper at least) for its price. Going to it’s flagship roots, this model comes equipped with HiSilicon’s Kirin 710 chipset and an 2.2GHz Octa core processor. To up the ante the display on this comes in at 1080×2312 pixels with a 415 ppi, IPS LCD. What really packs a punch is its 4GBRAM and graphics supported by Mali-G51 MP4. A great bargain for its price is that the Huawei P30 Lite comes equipped with triple rear primary cameras, but takes a little dip with a 3340mAh battery
4. Xiaomi Mi 9 Transparent Edition
Expected Price – Rs. 42,990
The flagship model from the Chinese tech giant is coming to India soon, and boy does it come with some bells and whistles. As the image suggests, the smart-phone looks ultra-cool with its transparent, semi-naked, albeit non-functional design. But it’s not as impressive in its design as it is under all that panelling. The Xiaomi Mi 9 transparent edition gets the Qualcomm 2.84 GHz Snapdragon 855 Octa core processor and its supported by an astounding 12 gigs of RAM. It’s a 6.39 inches AMOLED display with 1080×2340 pixels screen resolution, packing 403 pixels per inch. The brand has attempted to utilize its jaw-dropping RAM by fitting in triple rear primary cameras. Considering these high specs and price point it’s no surprise that the battery capacity stands at 3300mAh. But with Quick Charge v4.0 and wireless charging, you’ll barely waste time waiting.
5. LG V30s ThinQ
Expected Price – Rs. 59,990
Worried about phone durability and your luck with liquid ingress, well say hello to the soon to be seen LG V30s ThinQ. This devices seems to have all boxes checked. From water and dust resistance to a massive upto 2TB of expandable memory options. It’s powered by Qualcomm’s 2.45 GHz Snapdragon 835 and boosts graphics by Adreno 540. With a screen size of 6.0 inches and impressive 1440×2880 pixels resolution, the gorgeous OLED display packs 537 pixels per inch, the best in its class. It’s supported well by a set of dual rear cameras with laser autofocus and a 3300 mAh battery with Quick charge v3.0.