By - - Comments Off on Best Phones for PUBG Mobile in India | October 2018

PUBG is raging in popularity on mobile with more than 50 million reviews on Android alone. The game is just as big in India as it is in all other places where it is available. It goes without saying that the best PUBG mobile gameplay rides on the back of the best phones for PUBG in India.

To get your fingers blazing through those sharp lag-free kills, crisp visuals and animated sniper shots, you will need a mighty piece of hardware. To wit, a good phone for PUBG should start with a nice and big RAM (minimum 4 GB, but recommended 6GB) and a preferred 2K resolution. While the best phones under Rs 30,000 might occasionally supply you with one or more of these high-end features, you may want to expand your budget a tad bit for the best phones for PUBG mobile gaming.

In this list, we have compiled some of the best (and most budget-friendly options) for PUBG mobile gaming in India. To keep it accessible, all of these phones are available on either Flipkart or Amazon. Here goes:

  • iPhoneX

    iPhone X+

    • OS: iOS 11.1.1, upgradable to iOS 12
    • Display: 1125 x 2436 pixels, 5.8 inches, SUPER AMOLED
    • Memory: 164GB/256GB, 3GB RAM
    • Processor: A11 Bionic system-on-chip
    • GPU: Apple GPU (three-core graphics)
    • Camera: Dual 12 MP+12 MP, 7MP secondary
    • Battery: 2716 mAh
    • Connectivity: Single SIM
    • Weight: 174g
    Pros
    • Processor
    • Internal storage
    • RAM
    • Rear camera
    Cons

To say that the iPhone X is a great phone for PUBG alone would be a gross understatement. The truth is that iPhone X (and the new iPhone Xs) is a great rounded device for just about everything. Nevertheless, the PUBG prowess of this phone is immense. With the built-in A11 bionic chip, the iPhone X gives you a beyond-smooth PUBG experience with zero lags and a terrific graphics experience. Perhaps, the only mobile device that comes close is the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 with a bigger screen.

Like we already said, the iPhone X is more than just a PUBG phone. It’s also loaded with one of the best camera setups in the game. Plus, now that we have the iPhone XS at a higher price point, the iPhone X is slightly more affordable than before.

  • LG G7+ ThinQ

    lg g7+

    • OS: Android 8.1
    • Display: 1440 x 3120 pixels, 6.1 inch
    • Memory: 128GB expandable, 6GB/8GB RAM
    • Processor: Snapdragon 845 Octa-core (4×2.7GHz Kryo 385 & 4×1.7GHz Kryo 385)
    • GPU: Adreno 630
    • Camera: Dual 16 MP+16 MP, 8MP secondary
    • Battery: 3,000mAh
    • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G
    • Weight: 162g
    Pros
    • Processor
    • Internal storage
    • RAM
    • Rear camera
    Cons

At this moment, the G7+ ThinQ could very well be the most underrated Android flagship out there. With boombox assistant, DTS: X 3D surround sound, and a whole bunch of other high-end features, the G7+ ThinQ makes a killer phone out of the box. But what really makes it one of the coolest phones for PUBG is the screen is the additional packaging of white pixels that generate a riveting graphical gameplay experience.

On a game like PUBG, where even the slightest movement of the enemy rewards you with a chicken dinner, the G7+ ThinQ comes off as a stable, attachment-equipped sniper of a phone. To be honest, you could go with either the 6GB or 8GB RAM model. We could not arrive at any noticeable difference of gameplay experience between the two models.

  • OnePlus 6

    oneplus 6
    6GB RAM, 64GB

    8GB RAM, 128GB

    • OS: Android 8.1
    • Display: 1080 x 2280 pixels, 6.28 inch
    • Memory: 64/128GB non-expandable, 6GB/8GB RAM
    • Processor: Snapdragon 845 Octa-core (4×2.7GHz Kryo 385 & 4×1.7GHz Kryo 385)
    • GPU: Adreno 630
    • Camera: Dual 16 MP+20 MP, 16MP secondary
    • Battery: 3,300mAh
    • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G
    • Weight: 162g
    Pros
    • Processor
    • Internal storage
    • RAM
    • Front camera
    Cons

What can we say about the OnePlus 6 that’s not already been said? Is this phone not a kind of mini-revolution in the smartphone landscape? It might not be mere coincidence that its release concurred with PUBG’s peak of popularity. And boy, does the OnePlus 6 not do a killing job at PUBG!

You can dare to run PUBG mobile full-graphics and full-specs on the OnePlus 6 and not care a damn about enemies in the game. To put things in perspective, with a 6GB (or 8GB if you prefer) RAM, this phone is just as fast as PUBG Mobile would have you be. Yes, the phone itself may have lost some sheen with similarly (or even lower) priced flagships releasing just about every other week. But it still continues to be a killer PUBG machine.

  • ZenFone 5Z

    ASUS ZenFone 5Z

    • OS: Android 8.0
    • Display: 1080 x 2246 pixels, 6.2 inch
    • Memory: 128/256GB expandable, 6GB/8GB RAM
    • Processor: Snapdragon 845 Octa-core (4×2.7GHz Kryo 385 & 4×1.7GHz Kryo 385)
    • GPU: Adreno 630
    • Camera: Dual 12 MP+8 MP, 8MP secondary
    • Battery: 3,300mAh
    • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G
    • Weight: 155g
    Pros
    • Processor
    • Internal storage
    • RAM
    Cons

Here’s another underrated Android Flagship phone under 40000 with 6GB and 8GB RAM variants. The smooth PUBG gameplay is powered by a 2.8GHz octacore 845 processor. There’s also an Artificial Intelligence Engine. But that’s more to do with post-capture image processing than anything else.

The Adreno 630 processor on the Zenfone 5Z is one of the best we have seen in the new-gen Android smartphones. Moreover, the 128GB of memory is expandable up to 256 GB. The large 6.2-inch display brings more colours to life and is particularly suited for you if you have larger hands. That’s all the more relevant because PUBG mobile has lots of touch-control points on the screen, which could be a tad difficult to deal with if you have large hands and a small screen.

  • Moto Z2 Force

    Moto Z2 Force

    • OS: Android 7.1
    • Display: 1440 x 2560 pixels, 5.5 inch
    • Memory: 64GB expandable, 6GB RAM
    • Processor: Snapdragon 835 Octa-core (4×2.45 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo)
    • GPU: Adreno 540
    • Camera: Dual 12 MP+ 12 MP, 5MP secondary
    • Battery: 2,730mAh
    • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G
    • Weight: 143g
    Pros
    • Processor
    • Display resolution
    • Shatterproof display
    • RAM
    Cons

There’s no doubt that the Moto Z2 Force has lost some grip over the market because of two primary reasons. First, every other flagship in the market has an 845 Snapdragon processor and Adreno 630 GPU while the Z2 Force packs only an 835 Snapdragon processor and an Adreno 540 GPU. Then, there’s the hype over the launch of Motorola One Power with Android One and of course, the notch.

But the Moto Z2 Force still packs enough steam to power you through a day full of PUBG and then some more. There is no visible lag in the game, thanks to the 6 gigs of RAM on the Z2 Force. The 2730 mAh battery is not ideal but does the job. The only bit you’ll need to keep in mind is to bend the phone left when playing or you’ll invariably hit the fingerprint lock when shooting!

  • Vivo X21

    Vivo X21

    • OS: Android 8.0
    • Display: 1080 x 2280 pixels,6.28 inch
    • Memory: 128GB expandable, 6GB RAM
    • Processor: Octa-core (4×2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260) Snapdragon 660
    • GPU: Adreno 512
    • Camera: Dual 12MP + 5MP back, 12MP front
    • Battery: 3,200mAh
    • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G
    • Weight: 156g
    Pros
    • In-screen fingerprint scanner
    • Storage space
    • RAM
    Cons
    • Processor

Is it just us or does Vivo really does a scary smart job of making their notch phones look better than the rest? For one, the minimalistic barebones design of the X21 is a clear winner. Plus, the phone packs in all high-end features at almost Rs 5000 fewer than most other phones on the list. You can, of course, save even more by exchanging your old phone.

There’s an in-display fingerprint sensor, which even though is not accurate 100% of the time, comes off as a terrific feature at the price point. The cameras on this phone are fairly decent, much like the PUBG gameplay. The only bummer would be the 660 AIE snapdragon processor, which is a bit of a disappointment.

Recommendations for Best Phones for PUBG

Every good gaming phone needs to be a few things at the same time. Here is what we would recommend you look out for when buying a good phone for PUBG mobile.

Display size and resolution: No second-guessing about this one: the larger the size of the display, the better. However, you wouldn’t really enjoy playing PUBG on the iPad because despite being lightweight, the device is too large for holding for a long time at a stretch. The Galaxy Note 9 gives you legendary PUBG experience on the other hand. Again, no prizes for guessing: the more pixels you have on your screen, the better the graphics PUBG cooks for you.

RAM: The truth about mid-range phones and PUBG gaming is this: when 50 players with 4GB RAM lock horns with 50 players with 6GB RAM, the latter lot has a definitive advantage irrespective of player skill and expertise.

GPU: The GPU decides things like rendering and that in turns tells you how thick the grass really is. Does it hide you well when prone? Or is it just you that thinks the grass is thick enough when the enemy can actually see you pretty clearly?

Battery: When you’re into heavy gaming, go after something that lasts you at least two or three hours without the need to charge. It’s less of a concern now because most modern phones have ridiculously fast charging mechanisms. But since most of us use just the one smartphone, the battery is still a vital consideration.

Heating: Whether the phone has some fancy cooling mechanism or not, you have to watch out after the heating. Most phones heat up. But it should not become too hot for you to play on them. Special credit to the Pocofone F1 for using liquid cooling technology for cooling. Plus, the phone is one of a kind because it saves you almost Rs 12000 for the same set of flagship features.