A smartphone is probably an important tool but it is also a stress buster. Usually, after a long day at work or school or college, we come back home, sit on our bed or couch and start playing games on our mobile phones. This behavior is generic. Games might vary from candy crush to Pokemon go to action but it helps in releasing stress.

Today, we are listed the best Gaming Smartphones 2018 that are available in India. We can play games on all devices nowadays but we can only enjoy certain high graphics and CPU intensive games on a flagship phone. A huge gaming experience on a smartphone does not only depend on the RAM or processor, it also depends on the screen size, display resolution, audio quality, touch response and multiple sensors.

Here, we have selected the best gaming Smartphone, that you will not regret purchasing ever. This curated list is in no particular order since all of them are amazing phones at their price points.

Best Gaming Smartphones 2018

Ranking Smartphone Price
1 Samsung Galaxy S9+ Rs.64,900
2 Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Rs.67,900
3 OnePlus 5T Rs.32,999
4 Samsung Galaxy S8+ Rs.56,990
5 Apple iPhone 8 Plus Rs.65,683
6 Apple iPhone 7 Plus Rs.55,880
7 Xiaomi Mi Max 2 Rs.13,999
8 Samsung Galaxy On Max Rs.16,990
9 Coolpad Cool Play 6 Rs.14,999
10 Motorola Moto G5S Rs.11,950

1. Samsung Galaxy S9+

The Samsung Galaxy S9+ phone is powered by Octa-core (4×2.7 GHz Mongoose M3 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55) processor and it comes with 6GB of RAM. The phone packs 64/128/256GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded up to 400GB (uses SIM 2 slot) via a microSD card. The Galaxy S9+ packs a Dual 12 MP + 12MP, OIS, phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom, LED flash primary camera on the rear and an 8 MP, autofocus, dual video call, Auto HDR front shooter for selfies.

Samsung Galaxy S9+

The Galaxy S9+ runs Android 8.0 (Oreo) and is powered by a Non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery (13.48 Wh) battery. The device connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC and USB OTG. Sensors on the phone include Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2.

  • Display: 6.2 inches Full HD
  • Processor:Octa-core (4×2.7 GHz Mongoose M3 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 64/128/256GB
  • Operating System: Android 8.0 (Oreo)
  • Rear Camera: Dual 12+12MP
  • Front Camera: 8MP
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh
  • Connectivity: 4G VoLTE

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2. Samsung Galaxy Note 8

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 phone was launched in August 2017. The Galaxy Note 8 comes with a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1440 pixels by 2960 pixels. The phone runs Android 7.1.1 (Nougat), upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo) and is powered by a Non-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 smartphone

The Galaxy Note 8 is powered by Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz Mongoose M2 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53) processor and it comes with 6GB of RAM. The smartphone packs 64/128/256GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded up to 256GB (uses SIM 2 slot) via a microSD card. The Galaxy Note 8 packs a Dual 12 MP + 12MP, OIS, phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom, LED flash primary camera on the rear and an 8 MP, autofocus, 1440p@30fps, dual video call, Auto HDR front shooter for selfies.

  • Display: 6.3-inch, Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
  • Processor:Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz Mongoose M2 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 64/128/256GB
  • Operating System:Android 7.1.1 (Nougat), upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo)
  • Rear Camera: Dual 12+12MP
  • Front Camera: 8MP
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh
  • Connectivity: 4G VoLTE

3. OnePlus 5T

The OnePlus 5T phone is powered by Octa-core (4×2.45 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo) processor and it comes with 6/8GB of RAM. The phone packs 64/128GB of inbuilt storage that cannot be expanded. The phone packs a Dual 16 MP + 20 MP, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED flash primary camera on the rear and a 16 MP front shooter for selfies.

OnePlus 5T

The OnePlus 5T phone runs Android 7.1.1 (Nougat), upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo) and is powered by a Non-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery. The OnePlus 5T is a dual SIM phone that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM. The device connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, DLNA, hotspot, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, USB OTG (2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector), 3G, and 4G. The OnePlus 5T phone includes Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass.

  • Display: 6.01-inch, Optic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
  • Processor: Octa-core (4×2.45 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo)
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 64/128GB
  • Operating System: Android 7.1.1 (Nougat), upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo)
  • Rear Camera: Dual 16+20MP
  • Front Camera: 16MP
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh
  • Connectivity: 4G VoLTE

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4. Samsung Galaxy S8+

The Samsung Galaxy S8+ runs Android 7.0 (Nougat), upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo) and is powered by a Non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery (13.48 Wh) battery. The Galaxy S8+ comes with a 6.20-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1440 pixels by 2960 pixels.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

The Galaxy S8+ is powered by Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz Mongoose M2 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53) processor and it comes with 4/6GB of RAM. The smartphone packs 64/128GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded up to 256GB. The Galaxy S8+ packs a 12 MP, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash primary camera on the rear and an 8 MP, autofocus, dual video call, Auto HDR front shooter for selfies.

  • Display: 6.2-inch, Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
  • Processor: Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz Mongoose M2 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • RAM: 4/6GB
  • Storage: 64/128GB
  • Operating System: Android 7.0 (Nougat), upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo)
  • Rear Camera: 12MP
  • Front Camera: 8MP
  • Battery:Non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh
  • Connectivity: 4G VoLTE

5. Apple iPhone 8 Plus

The Apple iPhone 8 Plus runs iOS 11, upgradable to iOS 11.2.5 and is powered by a Non-removable Li-Ion 2691 mAh battery (10.28 Wh) battery. The smartphone comes with a 5.50-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels.

Apple iPhone 8 Plus

The iPhone 8 Plus is powered by Hexa-core (2x Monsoon + 4x Mistral) processor and it comes with 3GB of RAM. The phone packs 64/256GB of inbuilt storage that cannot be expanded. The Apple iPhone 8 Plus packs a Dual: 12 MP + 12 MP, phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom, quad-LED dual-tone flash primary camera on the rear and a 7 MP, face detection, HDR front shooter for selfies.

  • Display: 5.5-inch, LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen
  • Processor: Hexa-core (2x Monsoon + 4x Mistral)
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Storage: 32GB/256GB
  • Operating System: iOS 11, upgradable to iOS 11.2.5
  • Rear Camera: Dual 12+12MP
  • Front Camera: 7MP
  • Battery: 2691mAh
  • Connectivity: 4G VoLTE

6. Apple iPhone 7 Plus

Apple iPhone 7 Plus smartphone was launched in September 2016 in India. It is truly one of the best mobile phones of 2018 without any doubt and also is one of the best gaming smartphones in the world.

Apple iPhone 7 Plus

The phone comes with an amazing Quad-core 2.34 GHz (2x Hurricane + 2x Zephyr), six-core GPU, 3GB RAM and the whole kickass gaming experience gets completed by the 5.5-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD touchscreen, stereo speakers, and fluidly smooth touch performance.We would also credit the superior apps quality on iOS 10.0.1 and overall stability for it being a gaming beast.

  • Display: 5.5-inch Full HD
  • Processor: 2.3GHz A10 quad-core SoC
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Storage: 32GB/128GB
  • Operating System: iOS 11
  • Rear Camera: Dual 12MP
  • Front Camera: 7MP
  • Battery: 2900mAh
  • Connectivity: 4G VoLTE

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7. Xiaomi Mi Max 2

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 phone was launched in July 2017, the device comes with big display smartphones available in India. The smartphone has a 6.44-inch Full HD 2.5D curved glass IPS display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels and that kind of big screen is best for playing mobile gaming.

xiaomi mi max

You would almost feel that you are playing games on a high-end tablet. It powered by 2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor and it comes with 4GB of RAM onboard makes it a gaming beast and thus it is the best gaming phablets in India. The 5300mAh non-removable battery under its hood will ensure that you can game for a long period of time.

  • Display: 6.44-inch Full HD
  • Processor: 2.0GHz Snapdragon 625 octa-core SoC
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64GB
  • Operating: MIUI (Android 7.1 Nougat)
  • Rear Camera: 12MP with dual-tone LED flash
  • Front Camera: 5MP
  • Battery: 5300mAh
  • Connectivity: 4G VoLTE

8. Samsung Galaxy On Max

Samsung Galaxy On Max is no doubt one of top 10 phones (mid-ranged section) in India right now, as the smartphone is very powerful and packs a lot of features. It was launched in India back in July 2017.

Samsung Galaxy On MaxComing to its gaming prowess, it has a 5.7-inch touchscreen 2.5D curved glass TFT display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels, 1.69 GHz Octa-core MediaTek MTK P25 Lite processor and 4GB RAM. It packs a 32GB internal memory that can be expanded up to 256GB via a microSD card.

Samsung Galaxy On Max is a gaming smartphone, and sports a 3300 mAh, Non-removable and it would surely last an entire day after some good gaming sessions.

  • Display: 5.7-inch Full HD
  • Processor: 2.39GHz MediaTek Helio P25 Lite octa-core SoC
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 32GB
  • Operating: Android 7.1 Nougat
  • Rear Camera: 13MP
  • Front Camera: 13MP
  • Battery: 3300mAh
  • Connectivity: 4G VoLTE

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9. Coolpad Cool Play 6

Coolpad Cool Play 6, one of the best Dual rear camera and fingerprint sensor smartphones, was launched in India back in August 2017. It has a 5.5-inch Full-HD capacitive (1080×1920 pixels) touchscreen display along with 6GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage, expandable up to 128GB using microSD card is all you need to play high-end high GPU intensive games.

Coolpad Cool Play 6 mobile in IndiaThose action and racing games would look like action and racing movies on this smartphone. There is not much to talk about when it comes to its processor, GPU, and RAM since they are top-notch in this segment. It packs 4060mAh Non-removable Battery with Audio from the speakers is crispy as well. Hence, it is one of the best gaming smartphones in 2018.

  • Display: 5.5-inch Full HD
  • Processor: 1.95GHz Snapdragon 653 octa-core SoC
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: Journey UI (Android 7.1 Nougat)
  • Operating: MIUI (Android 7.1 Nougat)
  • Rear Camera: Dual 13MP
  • Front Camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 4060mAh
  • Connectivity: 4G VoLTE

10. Motorola Moto G5S

The Motorola Moto G5S phone launched in India back in August 2017. The phone comes with the price in India starts from Rs.13,990. It provides an exceptional value for money ratio because of its powerful hardware, it is also one of the best gaming smartphones in India currently available under the budget segment.

Motorola Moto G5SThe phone comes with it has a 5.20-inch Full HD IPS display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels. The Moto G5S is powered by 1.4GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor and it comes with 4GB of RAM. It smartphone provides a phenomenon gaming experience with its 3000mAh non-removable battery power.

  • Display: 5.2-inch Full HD
  • Processor: 1.4GHz Snapdragon 430 octa-core SoC
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 32GB
  • Operating: Android 7.1 Nougat
  • Rear Camera: 16MP
  • Front Camera: 5MP
  • Battery: 3000mAh
  • Connectivity: 4G VoLTE