If you’re searching for a gaming smartphone that also has a fantastic camera, these three phones are your best bet. The following are our top selections for the best gaming phones at around ₹30,000(~$398).
Poco F3 GT 5G
The Poco F3 GT is a performance-oriented follow-up to the original Poco F1. The Poco F3 GT is a well-built smartphone that comes with a metal frame and a glass back. It has a 6.67-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display & a refresh rate of 120Hz, HDR10+. It also has Gorilla Glass 5 protection.
The handset is powered by the Mediatek Dimensity 1200 SoC and it is paired with 6GB, 8GB of RAM and 128GB, 256GB of internal storage options. The F3 GT is equipped with a triple camera that includes a 64MP main camera, an 8MP ultra-wide lens, and a 2MP macro sensor. A 16MP selfie camera on the front with a punch hole notch. On the side, there’s a stereo-speaker setup and a fingerprint reader for security. Poco managed to fit in a 5,065mAh battery and a 67W fast charger in the package.
The Poco F3 GT is priced starting at ₹28,999(~$385) for the base 6GB RAM and 128GB storage option. Altogether, the Poco F3 GT is a good gaming-oriented smartphone with excellent performance for the price. However, if you want a better camera and can shell out more, do have a look at our next pick.
Best Buy – Poco F3 GT
Realme GT Neo 2 5G
The mid-range smartphone market is getting more competitive, and Realme’s GT Neo 2 has bagged a place in our top 3 gaming phones list. It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 processor that is an 8-core chipset announced on January 19, 2021, and uses a 7-nanometer technology clocked at up to 3.2Ghz CPU Clock Speed.
It has got a 6.62 inch AMOLED panel with a 1080×2400 FHD+ resolution. As it’s towards gaming, it has a 120Hz E4 AMOLED display with 1300nits peak brightness. It has a 92.60% Screen-to-body Ratio. To pack it all up it gets a massive battery of 5,000mAh that can easily last for a day even with heavy gaming. To top it all up it has a 65W SuperDart Charge that can charge that device up to 100 % in just 36 minutes.
On the camera front, it gets a triple camera system with a 64MP primary camera, a 119° wide-angle lens, and a so-called macro camera is also present. On the front side, it gets a 16MP In-display selfie camera. It has all the basic connectivity like Bluetooth v5.2, Supports 5G, NFC, Magnetic Induction Sensor, Gyro, Proximity Sensor, and Acceleration Sensor. The Realme GT neo is based on Android 11 with Realme UI on top of it.
The Realme GT Neo 2 is usually priced at ₹31,999(~$425), however, you can get it for under ₹30,000 with card offers and sales.
Best Buy – Realme GT Neo 2
iQOO 7 5G
The device was released with a 6.62-inch (1080×2400)FHD+ AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 120 Hz. The phone’s display boasts 16 million colours, a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels, a 20:9 aspect ratio, and a screen-to-body ratio of 91.4 per cent.
The IQOO 7 is powered by Qualcomm’s new CPU, the Snapdragon 870 with 8GB of RAM. It comes with Android 11 out-of-the-box based Funtouch OS 11.1. In the camera department, The iQOO 7 has a 48 MP Sony IMX598 sensor primary camera with an f1.79 aperture, a 13-MP ultra-wide camera with an f2.2 aperture. The camera is capable of shooting 4k at 30fps. It also gets a punch-hole front camera with 16mp for selfies and video calling. The iQOO 7 comes with a 4,400mAh battery that supports 66W rapid charging out of the box and can charge from 0% to 100% in 30 minutes, according to the firm.
Wi-Fi 802.11 GPS, Bluetooth version 5.2, NFC, USB Type-C, are among the connectivity features for the iQOO 7. The phone’s sensors include an accelerometer, an ambient light sensor, a compass, a gyroscope, a proximity sensor, and an in-display fingerprint sensor. Face unlock is also supported by the iQOO 7. It is available in Iceblue and StormBlack Colour.
The iQOO 7 is priced at ₹31,990(~$424) but it can be purchased for₹29,990(~$398) with the coupon discount.
Best Buy – iQOO 7
Poco F3 GT vs iQOO 7 vs Realme GT Neo 2
All three phones are good for the price. If you are looking for a good camera and a gaming phone then the iQOO 7 would be the best bet, followed by the Realme GT Neo 2, and lastly the Poco F3 GT. But, now it mainly boils down to which custom OS you would like to use as non of these come running on stock Android. The Poco F3 GT comes with MIUI powered Poco UI, the Realme GT Neo 2 comes with the Realme UI, and the iQOO 7 comes with the FunTouch OS.