Best phones for PUBG in India – Gaming on smartphones has been quite the trend in India. And it does look like this trend is here to stay with mobile games like PUBG or PlayerUnkown’s Battlegrounds taking over the leisure time of the Indian youth. If people want to play PUBG on their smartphones, they will have to install the mobile application PUBG Mobile. PUBG Mobile currently has over 100M installs on the Google Play Store alone. But there are specific minimum requirements that your phone has to meet in order to be able to run PUBG Mobile. Here are those requirements –
- Android 5.1 or newer and iOS 9 if you’re on an iPhone.
- At least 2 GB of RAM and iPhone 6 or newer if you’re on an iPhone.
Remember though, these are the minimum requirements. Those that we’d recommend if you want a butter smooth experience are at least 4 GB of RAM on a Full HD display on an Android and an iPhone 7 or higher if you want to play on iPhone. Run PUBG Mobile on these specs and be assured that there will be no lag in your gameplay whatsoever. This is important because stutter can and will make you lose in online multiplayer games, especially the battle royale types. So it is imperative that you choose one of the best phones in India (that’s in your budget, of course) for playing PUBG Mobile and actually enjoying it.
Best Phones for PUBG in India [in 2021]
|Under 10000₹ – Realme U1 (3 GB RAM, 32 GB Internal Storage)||Jump to Product↓|
|Under 10000₹ – Samsung Galaxy M10S (3 GB RAM, 32 GB Internal Storage)||Jump to Product↓|
|Under 15000₹ – Honor 8X (6 GB RAM, 64 GB Internal Storage)||Jump to Product↓|
|Under 15000₹ – Xiaomi Mi A3 (4 GB RAM, 64 GB Internal Storage)||Jump to Product↓|
|Under 20000₹ – Poco F1 (Armored Edition, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB Storage)||Jump to Product↓|
|Under 20000₹ – Samsung Galaxy M40 (6 GB RAM, 128 GB Internal Storage)||Jump to Product↓|
|Under 30000₹ – OnePlus 7 (6 GB RAM, 128 GB Internal Storage)||Jump to Product↓|
|Under 40000₹ – OnePlus 7T (8 GB RAM, 256 GB Internal Storage)||Jump to Product↓|
|Under 50000₹ – OnePlus 7 Pro (8 GB RAM, 256 GB Internal Storage)||Jump to Product↓|
If you can’t decide which one to pick, don’t worry! We have listed phones that we think are the best phones in India for playing PUBG and actually enjoying it. Do keep in mind though, we will only discuss the gaming performance of these phones and not the unrelated features like cameras, etc. Before we start with our list, just remember that these are our picks, not absolute rankings. If you want to choose one yourself, that’s fine too! Just refer to the required specs mentioned above and make your choice with keeping those in mind. One more thing, the prices of the mentioned products are below the respective mentioned budgets at the time of writing this article. These prices may change in the future. Now that we have got that out of the way, let us move onto our rundown of the best phones for PUBG in India that you can buy online.
Under 10000 Rupees
Realme U1 (3 GB RAM, 32 GB Storage)
One of the cheapest phones in India you can play PUBG on is the Realme U1. Although we recommend getting a phone that’s at least under 15000 Rupees if you want a really smooth experience.
This model from Realme has a really good display for its price. The display is a 6.3-inch Full HD+ capacitive multi-touch panel with 2340 x 1080 pixels of resolution. The 409 PPI pixel density of the display will make sure playing PUBG is a feast for your eyes. The internal memory is 32 GB which is more than enough to store PUBG Mobile and any other essential apps or games for your choice. And you can expand this smartphone’s memory using a microSD card up to 256 GB. This phone is also comfortable to hold for extended periods of time. All these features definitely make this one of the best phones for PUBG Mobile in India.
|Display||6.3-Inch, 1080 x 2340 Pixels|
|Processor||2.1 GHz MediaTek Helio P70 Octa-Core|
|Storage||32 GB, expandable up to 256 GB|
|Battery Capacity||3500 mAh|
This smartphone is powered by 3 GB of RAM with 2.1 GHz MediaTek Helio P70 Octa-Core processor. You can easily play PUBG Mobile on HD Graphics and higher frame rate with no stutter whatsoever. This phone runs the Android Pie Operating System with Realme’s UI on top of it. The smartphone is 4G Dual SIM with dual standby so you’re okay if you want to play PUBG on mobile data. This phone houses a 3500 mAH lithium-ion battery which is enough to play PUBG for a perfectly reasonable amount of time. Realme provides a one-year manufacturer’s warranty for device and 6 months of warranty for in-box accessories.
Samsung Galaxy M10S (3 GB RAM, 32 GB Storage)
The next phone in the under 10000 category is the Samsung Galaxy M10S. Again, this is one of the cheapest and best phones for PUBG Mobile in India.
Samsung is back with a bang in the budget smartphone market thanks to its newly introduced M-series. This model houses a 6.4-inch HD+ Super AMOLED display with 1560 x 720 pixels of resolution and support for 16 M colours. This is the sort of display that makes sure your PUBG experience is an eye bleach. It has an internal memory of 32 GB which can be expanded up to a staggering 512 GB of storage using a microSD card. This smartphone has a design that is comfortable to hold which is ideal for playing games like PUBG Mobile. This device also comes with a 15 W Type-C fast charger in the box.
|Display||6.4-Inch, 1560 x 720 Pixels|
|Processor||1.6 GHz + 1.35 GHz Exynos 7884B Octa-Core|
|Storage||32 GB, expandable up to 512 GB|
|Battery Capacity||4000 mAh|
This smartphone is powered by 3 GB of RAM and a 1.6 GHz + 1.35 GHz Exynos 7884B Octa-Core processor which is capable of running PUBG on medium framerate at least. This Galaxy smartphone has 4G Dual SIM capability and full battery capacity of 4000 mAh which will let you play PUBG on mobile data for extended periods of time. This device also supports fast charging via USB Type-C. This phone runs on the Android 9 operating system with Samsung’s UI on top of it. A 1-year warranty is provided by Samsung for this device. Plus, a 6-month manufacturer’s warranty for in-box accessories is also provided.
Under 15000 Rupees
Honor 8X (6 GB RAM, 64 GB Storage)
Now we enter into the 4 GB territory when it comes to RAM. Phones on this list from now on will be able to effortlessly run PUBG 100% of the time.
The Honor 8X comes in three variants. The one that we have featured is the variant with 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. This smartphone features an amazing 6.5-inch Full HD+ display panel and with 2340 x 1080 pixels of resolution. The Internal Storage can be expanded up to 400 GB with the help of a microSD card. This model runs on Android Oreo with EMUI on top of it (upgradable to Android 9 and EMUI 9.1). The processor housed on this smartphone is the 2.2 GHz Kirin 710 Octa-Core processor powered by GPU Turbo 3 that boosts graphical performance by 60% and power efficiency by 30%.
|Display||6.5-Inch, 2340 x 1080 Pixels|
|Processor||2.2 GHz Kirin 710 Octa-Core|
|Battery Capacity||3750 mAh|
The Mali G51 GPU housed in this smartphone produces a further 130% increase in graphical performance. This Honor phone also features 4G Dual SIM with dual standby so playing PUBG on mobile data is going to be smooth. The battery on this smartphone is a 3750 mAh lithium-polymer battery which is going to last a reasonable amount of time even when playing performance-demanding games like PUBG Mobile. One thing that we didn’t like about this phone is its slippery glass body which is okay if you’re going to use a case, but if not, you might drop this phone while gaming.
Xiaomi Mi A3 (4 GB RAM, 64 GB Storage)
Next up in the under 15000 Rupees category is the Mi A3 from Xiaomi.
The list has been predominantly Samsung till now. So it’s about time for the “king of budget smartphones” as they call them, to make an entry. The Xiaomi Mi A3 is powered by 2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 Octa-Core processor and 4 GB of RAM. It features an internal memory of 64 GB which is expandable up to 256 GB. Playing PUBG on this phone will be a feast to the eyes thanks to the Adreno 610 GPU packed inside. Even the design, as you can see, makes this device really comfortable to hold for long periods on time.
|Display||6-inch, 1520 x 720 Pixels|
|Processor||2 GHz Snapdragon 665 Octa-Core|
|Storage||64 GB, expandable up to 256 GB|
|Battery Capacity||4030 mAh|
This mobile harbours a 6-inch Dot Notch Super AMOLED Display with 1520 x 720 pixels of resolution and 282 PPI of pixel density. This smartphone runs on the Android 9 (Android One) OS. It features 4G Dual SIM capability with dual standby which ensures smooth online multiplayer gaming (like PUBG). This model has a battery capacity of 4030 mAh which is pretty decent (not great though) considering the competition. Xiaomi provides a 1-year warranty for this product and a 6-month warranty for the in-box accessories including the batteries.
Under 20000 Rupees
Poco F1 (Armored Edition, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB Storage)
We’re absolutely in love with this phone right here, the Poco F1 by Xiaomi.
Poco F1 comes in two variants – one with 6 GB of RAM + 128 GB of internal storage and the other one with 8 GB of RAM + 256 GB of internal storage. The one that we’re featuring is the latter. Of course, you can go with the cheaper one as it is basically same just with downgraded RAM and internal storage. These models come with 6.18-inch IPS multi-touch capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 2246 x 1080 pixels. The pixel density of the display is 403 PPI which is going to make your PUBG experience extremely vivid and colourful.
|Display||6.18-Inch, 2246 x 1080 Pixels|
|Processor||2.8 GHz Snapdragon 845 Octa-Core|
|Storage||256 GB, expandable up to 128 GB|
|Battery Capacity||4000 mAh|
Apart from the insane 8 GB of RAM, this smartphone is powered by a 2.8 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Octa-Core processor. The 256 GB of internal storage is also expandable up to 128 GB (not that you will need to expand anyways). The Poco F1 runs on Android Oreo which is probably going to be upgradable to Android Pie in the future (or maybe it is already). This Poco smartphone has support for 4G Dual SIM cards with dual standby coupled with a 4000 mAh lithium-ion battery which will be okay for most of your PUBG sessions (not all, though). That said, this phone does have support for Quick Charge 3.
Samsung Galaxy M40 (6 GB RAM, 128 GB Storage)
Second in this category, comes the Samsung Galaxy M40.
Another one from Samsung’s infamous M-Series, this gorgeous phone comes with a hole-punch cam design (also called the Infinity-O Display) at the under 20000 Rupees price point. This device sports a 6.3-inch TFT LCD Full HD+ capacitive touchscreen display panel with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels and support for 16 M colours. This phone has an insane internal storage capacity of a 128 GB which is expandable up to 512 GB using the hybrid memory card slot. The Samsung Galaxy M40 is powered by a gigantic 6 GB of RAM and a 2 GHz + 1.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 675 Octa-Core processor at its heart.
|Display||6.3-Inch, 2340 x 1080 Pixels|
|Processor||2 GHz + 1.7 GHz Snapdragon SD 675 Octa-Core|
|Storage||128 GB, expandable up to 512 GB|
|Battery Capacity||3500 mAh|
The mobile also supports 4G Dual SIM with dual standby so slow mobile data is not going to be a problem while playing PUGB. Although, as stated earlier, the memory card slot on this device is a hybrid one meaning that you can only have one SIM inserted if you want to expand the internal storage using a microSD card. This product runs on the Android 9 operating system with Samsung’s UI on top of it. It also houses a 3500 mAh lithium-ion battery which will be quite okay for gaming considering the efficiency of the Snapdragon chipset on this device. Overall, this phone is most certainly one of the best phones for PUBG Mobile in India.
Under 30000 Rupees
OnePlus 7 (6 GB RAM, 128 GB Storage)
Our best pick in the under 30000 Rupees category is the current flagship device from the “Flagship Killer” company, OnePlus.
OnePlus 7 has hit the market with two variants – the variant we are featuring here is the cheaper one cause’ you know, it’s under 30000 Rupees. This OP smartphone features a 6.41-inch multi-touch capacitive Optic Super AMOLED touchscreen display panel with 2340 x 1080 pixels of resolution. This relatively inexpensive model is powered by 6 GB of RAM and a 2.84GHz Snapdragon 855 Octa-Core processor. The internal storage capacity of this phone is 128 GB. This smartphone also features 4G dual SIM standby. The OnePlus 7 runs on Android OS with Oxygen on top of it.
|Display||6.41-Inch, 2340 x 1080 Pixels|
|Processor||2.84 GHz Snapdragon 855 Octa-Core|
|Battery Capacity||3700 mAh|
This phone houses a 3700 mAh lithium-ion battery which will do pretty well in most of you PUBG sessions given the efficiency of Snapdragon 855. OnePlus has gone a step further and optimized this smartphone for a better gaming experience with an upgraded vibration engine and Fnatic mode. Even the sound experience will be great for playing games like PUBG with its dual stereo speakers that are powered by Dolby Atmos. Like, you wouldn’t even need headphones. This phone is absolutely recommended if your budget is under 30000 Rupees. OnePlus provides a one-year manufacturer’s warranty for this smartphone from the date of purchase.
Under 40000 Rupees
OnePlus 7T (8 GB RAM, 256 GB Storage)
Our recommended pick in the under 40000 Rupees category is also a flagship killer, but this one actually is more killer than the previous one.
This smartphone comes in two variants one with 128 GB internal storage and the other one has 256 GB of internal storage. Other than that, they’re basically the same. The display of this phone is 6.55-inch AMOLED with resolution and 2400 x 1080 pixels and an eye-bleaching 402 PPI of pixel density. The gorgeous display has a refresh rate of 90 Hz (they call it “fluid AMOLED”). You might think that the refresh rate is not a big deal, but believe us, it is the sort of thing that you don’t know you want until you actually have it. Both of the variants have 8 GB of RAM so if storage is not a big deal for you, you may want to go with the cheaper one.
|Display||6.55-Inch, 2400 x 1080 Pixels|
|Processor||2.96 GHz Snapdragon 855 Plus AI Engine Octa-Core|
|Battery Capacity||3800 mAh|
This phone runs on Oxygen OS based on Android 10 powered by a 2.96 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus AI Engine Octa-Core processor. Your PUBG sessions on this mobile will be powered by the powerful Adreno 640 GPU. This phone supports 4G Dual SIM cards with dual standby. Now you can play PUBG uninterrupted thanks to the 3800 mAh lithium-ion battery on this phone with support for Warp Charge. On top of all this, this smartphone also has all the additional features for gaming optimization present on OnePlus 7. OnePlus provides a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty for this product from the date of purchase.
Under 50000 Rupees
OnePlus 7 Pro (8 GB RAM, 256 GB Storage)
In the under 50000 Rupees category, our best pick is the OnePlus 7 Pro. More dangerous of a “killer”. If the price is not a problem, just get this one. Seriously.
This device actually comes in three variants with varying sizes of RAM and internal storage. Just to be clear, the variant that we’re featuring is the one with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal storage. With that out of the way, this phone features a gorgeous 6.67-inch Fluid AMOLED multi-touch capacitive touchscreen with 3120 x 1440 pixels of resolution which is just slightly bigger in terms of size than the OnePlus 7T but with way better screen resolution. The processor is the same (almost), the 2.84 GHz Snapdragon 855 Octa-Core chipset. And don’t worry, the 90 Hz eye-pleasing refresh rate is still here by the way.
|Display||6.67-Inch, 3120 x 1440 Pixels|
|Processor||2.84 GHz Snapdragon 855 Octa-Core|
|Battery Capacity||3800 mAh|
One of the differences between OnePlus 7T and OnePlus 7 Pro is the battery capacity; the 7 Pro has a 4000 mAh battery as opposed to 7T’s 3800 mAh battery. Another difference is the camera placement. The OnePlus 7 Pro has a pop-up selfie camera which in turn makes the phone almost all screen. There are just two skinny bezels on the top and bottom which you won’t even notice during normal usage. Everything else is pretty much the same. So there you have it, the best phones for playing PUBG Mobile in India, according to us.
And with that, we are done with our list of the best phones for playing PUBG Mobile in India. If you have any further queries you can ask them below in the comments or you can contact us via email. Goodbye for now!