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Top 10 Gaming Smartphones Under 20000 Rupees

This article suggests most popular smartphones in the price of 15000 to 20000 Rupees for good gaming experience.

Samsung Galaxy S4

As of today, this is one of the best selling flagship at a throw away price. Recently, the Samsung announce a red carpet for Android Lollipop 5.0.2 roll out for the Galaxy S4. Therefore, this smartphone is no longer an outdated model rather a better alternative against some recent launches below 15000 rupees budget.

Gaming demands lots of on board resources. Here, we have quad core + quad core processor wherein each prong has a clock speed between 1.2 GHz to 1.6 GHz. Its chipset is Exynos 5 Octa 5410 is a multitasking booster. Powerful processor gets a 2GB of sufficient free space to stand out in random resource demands of HD multilevel game.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Review

16 GB pre-installed on-board memory s sufficient to create media gallery and install many action sequence games. Those hungry for more storage for gaming should opt for 64 GB microSD card support via a dedicated SD card slot.

Size of RAM and strength of processor is meaning-less, if a smartphone does not feature a good display even though the touch panel is quite responsive. With the lasted display technology AMOLED, Samsung manages to deliver 441 PPI pixel decentralization in extremely bright 5 inches screen.

Bunch of sensors, which include Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, and Gyroscope along with IR Gesture and Proximity sensor is making this smartphone a true champion for gaming. This is one my favorite smartphone for gaming, even though I am not a big fan of Samsung devices.


Asus Zenfone 2

A solid craft from the biggest hardware vendor in the World has more than we expected. The Zenfone 2 is breath of fresh air for performance, speed and features. Asus has started a new trend, which might get followed by the rest of the smartphone companies very soon. It has launch one model with mixed specifications at every price point. According to the official website, the Zenfone 2 has total seven live variant out of which five is already available in India.

For ultra gaming experience, the Zenfone 2 features FHD display, multi core Intel processor, DDR3 RAM and powerful battery. Yes, we cannot ignore to the latest sensor technology.

The 5.5 inches display is absolutely perfect phablet size for gaming. FHD display resolution with 401 PPI pixel de-centralization under the protection of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 is like Cherry on Cake. Above all, touch response is ultra fast and improved than the Zenfone 2014 devices.

The smartphone has a quad core Intel processor with 64 bit architecture that is with clock speed of 2.3 GHz, much better than my laptop processor. To enhance gaming experience, Asus has used PowerVR graphic card. 3GB of DDR3 RAM is like a gold, makes me totally speechless.

Also, we get sufficient pre-installed storage starting from 16 GB to 64 GB. If this is not sufficient, buy a microSD card with a limit to 64 GB. The Zenfone 2 features all necessary sensors such Accelerometer, Compass and Gyroscope Sensors.

Those wants a latest smartphone for gaming with all true value for money should choose the Asus Zenfone 2. We have done a comprehensive review of this smartphone with all benchmark details. Visit at Asus Zenfone 2 Between 13000 to 23000 Rupee in India


Huawei Ascend G750

This is not a latest smartphone model. However, its robust performance forced me to consider for the top 10 gaming smartphone count down. Yes, we have a smartphone with absolute gaming architecture from the fourth largest IT vender in the world.

For gaming, the Huawei G750 has a 5.5 inches phablet display with HD resolution and 267 PPI Pixel density. This is a IPS LED panel mounted to a response touch panel that is boosted from ultimate processor strength.

MediaTek processor is a disappointment, but eight cores wherein each core has a processing speed of 1.7 GHz is remarkable. Processor gets graphic support from Mali – 450 MP4 GPU and executes all gaming meddling process in 2GB of virtual or random memory. The Ascend is rated with good numbers among gaming smartphone.

Huawei Ascend G750 Review and Specifications

Thus, we have phablet size good display, responsive touch and powerful hardware combination. Next, we will check the battery backup. How much battery backup a regular gamer demands? 2000 or 2500 mAh; what if I give you a lithium polymer battery with 3000 mAh power. This battery backup is sufficient for at least 3 to 4 hours of gaming.

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A gaming smartphone without sensors is similar to a testy Indian food without salt. You can find much better specifications on less price, but all of them have a limited sensing ability. We have selected the Ascend G750 because of gaming sensors integration, next to the herculean processing power that is required during action games. It packs Accelerometer, Compass and Gyroscope sensors, which is must have sensors for a perfect gaming device.

Price 16000 Rupees
SIM Dual, GSM, Mini; 3G, BT, Wi-Fi, GPS, USB; Android OS
Screen 5.5 inches, 267 PPI, IPS LCD, HD
Processor OC, 1.7 GHz, MediaTek MT6592
Memory 2GB RAM, 8GB ROM, 32 GB SD Card Support; Mali-450 MP4
Camera 13MP[P], 5MP[F], FHD Recording
Battery 3000 mAh
Body 162 g [W], 8.9 mm [Th]


Micromax Yu Yureka

One of the most discussed smartphone in Indian social media. The Micromax Yureka becomes the first smartphone with solid performance, 64 bit processor and Indian 4G support under 9000 rupees. Since, we are here to discuss more of gaming aspect of the Yureka, so we will stick to the gaming specifications.

Once again, we are looking into a 5.5 inches HD display with 267 PPI pixel distribution. The display is resolute by IPS LCD panel and corning gorilla glass three. You will not face any problem during gaming.

The Yureka had shaken the concessions of smartphone buyers with its 64 bit Snapdragon 615 processor that is an Octa core chipset, blinking at 1.5 GHz speed. Graphic processor is Adreno 405. In terms of gaming memory, a 2 GB RAM and 16 GB pre-installed memory exists.

Let’s recall the processor part once again. Snapdragon with the lasted 64 bit Octa Processor supported by a 2 GB DDR3 (the latest) RAM and 16 GB ROM. I do not think you need more than this in 9000 rupees budget.

Thus, we have a decent display and powerful gaming oriented processor. Now we are checking battery and salt, I mean sensors. 2500 mAh battery is not excellent, but supports well in gaming. Accelerometer and Gyroscope sensor is must for a gaming smartphone. Both sensors are present in the Yu Yureka.

We have done a detailed review of Micromax Yu Yureka at Top 3 Smartphones Under 9000 Rupees .


Meizu M1 Note

The Meizu is a Chinese smartphone brand started operation in year 2003. It has been exploring opportunities in Russia, Ukraine, Israel and Hong Kong. In 2014, the brand entered in Indian market with few unique smartphones those are with a pocket friendly price tag. Today, we are reviewing the M1 Note that is terms as a new gaming champion in 10000 rupees budget.

The sales box contains a smartphone, a SIM tool, good quality data cable and a wall charger. Yes, you are right, earphone is not included in the box.

This is a good quality craft. The note has a gross weight of 145 gram and thickness of 8.9 mm. It has been made available in five colour options.

I am impressed with the built, despite an element of uniqueness is missing. This is a unibody design wherein battery is completely seal-packed. Volume rocker are placed at the left side and the right side is completed with a SIM trey. Power button is placed at the top and just right next is secondary noise cancellation microphone and a 3.5 mm Audio Jack. Primary microphone, mini USB port along with noise cancellation mike and main speaker finds place at the bottom of this phone. At the rear, you will see a 13 MP primary camera that sits right above dual LED flash.

OS and UI

The smartphone runs on Android Kitkat 4.4.4 and the Lollipop roll out is expected. Although for the Android Lollipop roll-out, an announcement yet to be made by the brand. A customized user interface replaces the native Android UI wherein all icons replaced to homepage. Few good apps are pre-installed that is really good for the end users. The brand has restrained itself in putting nose in user’s customization. Less pre-installed apps means more RAM space for users to install many applications and games.

This is a light weight user interface with much easier navigation. You need some time to get use to this. However, once become friendly to the UI, you will find Android UI slow in navigation because of extra steps. I am for this UI as it effectively eliminates unwanted steps while navigation across the phone.

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Meizu M1 Note Review and Specifications


This smartphone is a good example of better management of screen size. According to official website 73% of screen is transferred to real display. Please consider it is much better than usually seen body ration of 67.6 or 69.9%.

The M1 Note sports a 5.5 inches FHD display wherein pixel density is 401 PPI. Elucidate display is built upon IPS LCD frame whereas the latest version of corning gorilla glass takes charge for frontal protection against scratch and sudden fall.

It is a fully laminated display with excellent viewing angle. You will not experience brightness distortion, color shifting or pixilation, despite extreme tilting on an extreme angle. For gaming and regular multitasking, user gets extremely responsive touch panel.


The rear camera is 13 MP and front facing camera is 5 MP. 13 MP primary camera is backed by a dual LED flash and it can record FHD video at 30 frame per second. 4X digital zoom are something gives a balance exposure to the long distanced objects.

Face detection, HDR mode, touch to focus, and Geo tagging are preset tools with camera application. Also, several modes are available including scan, auto and manual. In manual mode, you can set focal length, ISO, exposure level, shutter speed and other control. Camera enthusiast has quite a lot to play with.

Coming to the front camera, you have a decent 5 MP Selfie shooter with wide angle lens. Also, you can opt for HD video or FHD video calling either on 3G or 4G network. This is one of few smartphone with decent front facing camera and real FHD recoding in a basket of smartphone, tagged with 10000 rupees price.

We are giving good marks for the camera performance. However, we cannot ignore minor issues in attempt of achieving better photography. Primary camera does struggle in focus at object after regular photography.

Gaming Performance

For the excellent gaming performance, the M1 Note packs an Octa core processor of MediaTek, which has a clock speed of 1.7 GHz. Performance is getting much appreciated while the latest Mali processor joins with 2GB of RAM. The end user gets play into 1.3 GB of free RAM and 12 GB of free storage after the first boot.

Limited 12 GB ROM goes against the concept of a true gaming smartphone. However, its performance is amazing for all kinds of gaming. Thus, if can ignore limited storage lacking, this is a smartphone to look around 10000 rupees budget. For limited storage, user has an option to use a dedicated OTG pan drive. Yes, the Meizu M1 Note supports OTG.


We cannot confirm on the real battery backup. However, our research shows users are driven to 30 to 34 hours of backup against medium usages. In fact, the 3140 mAh Lithium-ion battery will last longer while gaming.

Connectivity and Multimedia Valuation

This is a 4G smartphone, but does not support to Indian TD-LTE band. Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, Wi-Fi, 3G and OTG are main high lights of the connectivity options. You can play FHD video with good sound output. I am surprised to see missing FM. This is not good news and goes against this smartphone.

Sensors and Benchmarks

The M1 Note scores 36841 on the most followed AnTuTU benchmark. This score is better than the performance of LG G3 and HTC One and Xiaomi Redmi Note. In terms gaming sensors, user will get Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Hall, Light and Proximity sensor. Accelerometer and Gyroscope is two main sensors for gaming performance boost.


  1. User interface is new, fresh, lite and easily navigated.
  2. Images are captured quickly
  3. Output image has object in focus, filled with natural color and less color noise as well.
  4. 5 MP Selfie shoot is excellent
  5. Pinch to Zoom is very fluent
  6. Double Tap to Wake
  7. Long Press home button to sleep


  1. Camera auto focus is bit slow.
  2. The back panel is too glossy, thus quite slippery in hand. You need an extra back cover.
  3. MicroSD card support is missing. Thus, you are limited at 16 GB on board memory.
  4. No FM
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Price 12000 Rupees
Feature Dual, Micro, GSM, 3G+2G; Android v4.4.4 (Kitkat)
Screen 5.5 Inches, IPS LCD, FHD, 401 PPI
Processor OC, 1.7 GHz, MediaTek MT6752; Mali-T760 MP2; 2GB RAM, 16GB Memory
Camera 13MP[P], 5MP[F], FHD Recording Both Camera
Body 145 g [W], 8.9 mm [Th]
Battery 3140 mAh, Li-ion, Non-removable


InFocus M330

We have reviewed this smartphone recently while it was exclusively launched at Snapdeal. With current price tag of 9500 rupees, the end users get true gaming, multimedia and multitasking performance.

InFocus M330 Review in India

To feed gamming better, it has a 5.5 inches HD display with 267 PPI pixel resolution. Display is a IPS LED panel and protected with corning gorilla glass version three. For performance or gaming, it sports a Octa core MediaTek chipset with clock speed of 1.7 GHz. For the graphic handling, it has a Mali – 450 MP4 GPU that blinks in free 2 GB of RAM space. 16 GB pre-installed memory should be sufficient in the normal situation, if not, and then choose a microSD card.

3100 mAh battery with multi-touch display makes this smartphone true gaming device. With NFC support under 10000 rupees price this smartphone features instigation of gaming sensors Gyroscope and Accelerometer. We have done a complete review of the Infocus M330 at 4 New Dual SIM Smartphones Below 10000 Rupees


Xiaomi Mi 4

After recent investment from the respected TATA group, the Chinese brand Xiaomi is now a Semi Indian smartphone brand. TATA stands for quality and better service assurance. Therefore, Xiaomi customer can expect much better service than what they have been given so far. Now, buying a Xiaomi gadget is a good decision.

The Mi 4 has all needed ingredients to stand firing during action games such as Asphalt 8 or Modern Combat 5. None other than the Mi 4 is powered by a quad core snapdragon 801 processor under 18000 rupees budget. For good gaming experience, it has a 5 inches display with 441 PPI pixel balance, 16 GB preinstalled memory, 3 GB RAM and non-removable 3080 mAh battery.

This is perfectly balanced smartphone in a medium budget category from the Xiaomi Design lab. We have done a full review of the smartphone at Xiaomi Mi4 India Launch News and Review


OnePlus One 16GB

This is a popular smartphone from a new smartphone start up. The smartphone was introduced in the market with a punch line “The Flagship Killer”. Yes indeed! It is a flagship killer. Thus far, big brand like Sony, Samsung and LG were hovering over buzz created with the idea of a flagship at a price, which is really sufficient to buy a good quality motor bike.

For gaming, it has the best set of specifications. Here, user gets a 5.5 inches FHD clear display, Snapdragon 801 quad core processor and 3 GB RAM. Adreno 330 is crafted with the purity to render good performance without frame drop or lag during action gaming.

With all needed gaming sensors, it is exclusively available at Amazon India. We have done a complete review of this smartphone at 3 Smartphones between 18000 to 20000 Rupees budget


Huawei Honor 6

We have done a full review of the Honor 6 at Top 8 Mobile Phones In 15K to 20K Budget . The smartphone packs a 5 inches Full HD display, Quad Core HiSilicon KIRIN920 processor with clock speed of 1.7 GHz and Mali-T628 MP4 graphic processor unit. In terms of memory management, it features a 3 GB RAM and 16 GB of installed memory. Memory expansion is supported upto 64 GB. 3100 mAh battery is more than enough to please your gaming hunger for 4 to 5 hours.


ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini

The ZTE is not a very familiar brand in India. Most of common Indian hardly considers the brand while choosing a classical smartphone. Recently, the Chinese brand launched a flagship smartphone for Indian customer with mid- budget pocket. We are not covering the details as we have a dedicated review for this smartphone at ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini Review-Best Smartphone Under 17000

Yes, we are talking about a smartphone with Indian 4G support that has a latest Snapdragon 615 Quad core processor. Outstanding 5 inches display makes a gaming session quite enjoyable. Looking into memory list, we find a 2 GB RAM and 16 GB ROM. Memory expansion is supported upto 128 GB. 2900 mAh battery is impressive. The Nubia Z9 Mini is brand new smartphone that renders excellent gaming experience.

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