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 PUBG Mobile 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.

Best Gaming Mobiles

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.

Ranking Smartphone Price
1 Apple iPhone X Rs.89,990
2 Sony Xperia XZ2 Rs.72,990
3 Samsung Galaxy S9+ Rs.64,900
4 Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Rs.67,900
5 OnePlus 6 Rs.34,999
6 Samsung Galaxy S8+ Rs.56,990
7 Apple iPhone 8 Plus Rs.65,683
8 Apple iPhone 7 Plus Rs.55,880
9 Xiaomi Mi Max 2 Rs.13,999
10 Samsung Galaxy On Max Rs.16,990

1. Apple iPhone X

Apple iPhone X smartphone features a Face ID sensor and Dual rear camera. The phone comes with a 5.8-inch Super Retina HD touchscreen (1125×2436 pixels) display. The handset is powered by hexa-core Apple A11 Bionic processor and it comes with 3GB of RAM and 64/256GB internal space, non-expendable memory.

Apple iPhone X

The iPhone X packs dual cameras 12+12-megapixel Dual rear camera along with 7-megapixel selfie shutter. The Single SIM device runs iOS 11 and is powered by a 2716mAh non-removable battery. On the connectivity front, it offers 4G VoLTE, 3G, Bluetooth v5.0, NFC, MicroUSB 2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac options.

  • Processor: Hexa-core (2x Monsoon + 4x Mistral)
  • Size: 5.8 inches, 1125 x 2436 pixels
  • Memory: Internal Memory 64/256 GB
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • Rear Camera: Dual 12+12MP
  • Front Camera: 7 MP
  • Battery Type: 2716mAh, Non-removable Li-ion battery
  • Sensors: Face ID, Barometer, Three-axis Gyro, Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor

Pro:

  • Best Game App Ecosystem
  • Maximized OLED Screen

Cons:

  • The notch can be distracting
  • A very expensive smartphone

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2. Sony Xperia XZ2

The Sony Xperia XZ2 phone was launched in 2018. The smartphone comes with a 5.7-inch Full-HD+, TRILUMINOS HDR capacitive touchscreen (1080×2160 pixels) display. The handset is powered by octa-core processor and it comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal space, expandable up to 400GB via microSD card.

Sony Xperia XZ2

The Dual-SIM mobile runs on the Android 8.0 Oreo Operating System and is powered by a 3180mAh non-removable battery. The Xperia XZ2 packs a 19-megapixel primary camera and 5-megapixel secondary camera sensor.  The connectivity front, it offers 4G, 3G, USB OTB, NFC, USB Type-C, Bluetooth v5.0, Wi-Fi.

  • Processor: octa-core processor
  • OS: Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Display: 5.7 inches, 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Memory: Internal Memory 64GB
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • Rear Camera: Dual 19MP
  • Front Camera: 5 MP
  • Battery Type; 3180mAh, Non-removable Li-ion battery
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Barometer, Compass, Color Spectrum

Pros:

  • Bright graphics
  • Handy system of controls

Cons:

  • Chubby and slippery
  • No 3.5mm audio jack

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3. 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

Pro:

  • Giant 5.8- and 6.3-inch screen
  • Game Tools app is actually helpful

Cons:

  • Expensive
  • Heavy, almost Note8-heavy

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4. 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

Pros:

  • Cheaper after one year of availability
  • Samsung’s Game Tools are helpful

Cons:

  • Last year’s great specs
  • Battery life could be better

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5. OnePlus 6

OnePlus 6 mobile was launched in May 2018. The handset comes with 6.2 inches diagonally with notch and 1080×2280 in resolution. The OnePlus 6 packs a primary 16-megapixel rear sensor with 19 percent physically larger sensor, and secondary 20-megapixel sensor allows users to take shots in low light.

oneplus 6

Talking about the front its bears 16-megapixel front shooter for selfies. The handset may be powered by an Octa-core processor paired with 6/8GB RAM and 64/128/256GB inbuilt space which is believed to get be further no expandable memory. It has an OxygenOS, Android 8.1 and equipped by a 3450mAh Non-removable Li-Po. on the connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, USB OTG, 3G, and 4G.

  • Display: 6.2-inch, Optic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
  • Processor: Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 64/128/256GB
  • Operating System: Android 8.0 (Oreo)
  • Rear Camera: Dual 20 MP + 16 MP
  • Front Camera: 16MP
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 3450mAh
  • Connectivity: 4G VoLTE

Pros:

  • Good AMOLED Display
  • UI Smoothness

Cons:

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6. 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

Pros:

  • Cheaper after one year of availability
  • Samsung’s Game Tools are helpful

 

Cons:

  • Last year’s great specs
  • Battery life could be better

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7. 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

Pros:

  • The great game app ecosystem
  • Maximized OLED screen

 

Cons:

  • The notch can be distracting
  • A very expensive smartphone

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8. 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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9. Google Pixel 2 XL

The Google has launched a smartphone ‘Google Pixel 2 XL‘ in November 2017. It is the successor to the original Google Pixel XL. Google Pixel 2 XL starting price from Rs. 54,990 in India.

Google Pixel 2 XL

It comes with powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Processor and 4GB RAM, 64/128GB internal memory. The phone runs on Android 8.0 OS and has a 6inch touchscreen display. It is powered by the 12.2MP rear camera and an 8MP front camera for selfies.

  • Display: 6inch
  • Processor: 1.9GHz octa-core
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64GB/128GB
  • Operating System: Android 8.0.0
  • Rear Camera: 12.2MP
  • Front Camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 3520mAh
  • Connectivity: 4G VoLTE

Pros:

  • Front-facing speakers
  • The very little screen bezel

Cons:

  • No 3.5mm headphone port
  • The screen has poor viewing angles

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10. 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