Top 5 Phones to Play PUBG Mobile: Get Chicken Dinner As Smooth As You Can!

- Updated: 4th Jan 2021, 12:12 IST
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    ASUS ROG Phone 2:
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    iPhone 11 Pro Max:
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    Samsung Galaxy Note 10+:
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    OnePlus 7T Pro:
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    Realme X2 Pro:
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    iQOO 3
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    Update(January 2021)
    •     One Plus 8

Battle Royal games have gained a lot of traction in the last two years and people have now been addicted to these games since then. Some of the popular Battle Royal games are PUBG Mobile and Fortnite Mobile. But users prefer PUBG Mobile over all other games such as Call Of Duty Mobile and Fortnite. Also, not all smartphones are capable enough to play these graphics intense games smoothly. While the mid-range devices can play PUBG at HD graphics settings, only phones with flagship processors can run these games at maxed-out Ultra settings.

If you are one of those people who like to play PUBG Mobile on their phones and are confused about which phone to choose, you are at the right place. This article will be dedicated to sorting out phones which are the best ones to play PUBG Mobile on in 2020.

Also read: Mobile Phones With The Best Display

ASUS ROG Phone 2:

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The Best Gaming Smartphone Currently available in the Indian Market is the ASUS ROG Phone 2. The ROG Phone sports the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ CPU. It also has the Adreno 640 GPU which can handle all the games like PUBG Mobile with ease. The battery capacity on the smartphone is excellent at 6,000mah. This allows the users to play games for extended periods of time without thinking about battery loss. Also, the additional bonus comes in with the 120Hz Refresh Rate screen provided on the smartphone.

The ASUS ROG Phone 2 comes with Air Triggers on the right side of the phone which are customisable, acting as two additional hardware pressure-sensitive buttons. The phone has built-in software tweak with an app known as Game Genie. This helps users map custom buttons, record, and stream videos directly to Youtube, Twitch and more. PUBG Mobile by default runs at High Graphics which is set to HDR + Ultra. This is the current maximum settings for the Indian version of PUBG Mobile.

ASUS also additionally offers some accessories that can be purchased separately. These include a Twin View Dock, Kunai Gamepad, Aeroactive Cooler 2, Aero Case, Mobile Desktop Dock and lot more. They help in improving the smartphone gaming experience.

iPhone 11 Pro Max:

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While this is not a gaming-oriented smartphone, the iPhone 11 Pro Max excels when it comes to gaming. Apple’s A13 Bionic Chipset coupled with its GPU is by far the most powerful chipset ever seen on a smartphone. This new chipset and GPU provide overall performance and graphics boost of up to 50 percent. PUBG Mobile runs at the max settings by default on this phone and the gameplay is smooth. The display and the speakers on the iPhone 11 Pro Max are extraordinary. While the 3.5mm headphone jack from the smartphone is missing, one can purchase the adapter that Apple sells officially.

While iPhones don’t have any specific gaming modes or accessories, the optimizations provided by Apple makes up for it. The battery life on the phone is excellent as well, coming in at a capacity of 3,969mAh and support for fast wired and wireless charging, the iPhone 11 Pro Max makes up for a completely immersive smartphone gaming experience

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+:

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ PUBG Mobile

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ is a go-to device if you want a smartphone for all purposes like gaming, photography and more. The biggest advantage you get by purchasing the Note 10+ is in terms of Display, the Note 10+ has a beautiful and large QHD+ Super AMOLED Display which makes up for an immersive experience. Also, under the hood, it is being powered by Samsung’s Exynos 9825 Chipset coupled with Mali G76 MP12 GPU. The sound output from the phone is great, Samsung also offers Game Launcher with their phones, which is set to increase gaming performance, optimize the battery while gaming, silent all the notifications and more.

The phone is offered with up to 12GB of RAM and paired with a 4,300mah battery also extends the period of gaming. The smartphone misses out on the 3.5mm headphone jack but it is not a major problem considering the industry trends currently.

OnePlus 7T Pro:

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The current Flagship offering from OnePlus, the OnePlus 7T Pro is a deadly gaming machine. This phone while not specifically made for gaming, is yet one of the best gaming devices you can in India. With its top of the line Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ Chipset under the hood coupled with up to 12GB of RAM, this smartphone can handle any tasks that you throw at it. It also has a large full-screen QHD+ Display, paving way for a gaming experience without any disturbance of notches or punch holes. Coming with a 90Hz display panel, this phone offers ultra-smooth UI experience. This is visible while playing PUBG mobile as well.

The phone also comes with Fnatic Mode, a mode specially made for gamers to like to play and stream games like PUBG. It can silence notifications, provide better notifications and more. Also, it has a 4,085mAh battery and comes with support for Warp Charge 30T that delivers 30W Fast Wired Charging.

Realme X2 Pro:

Realme X2 Pro PUBG Mobile

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A smartphone from a brand, that just started about 2 years ago. While they had been doing an impressive job with their mid-range lineup, they have introduced their first flagship the Realme X2 Pro. This smartphone is not any regular mid-range device, as you may expect to see the price. The X2 Pro sports the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ CPU. As we have seen with the device above sporting this CPU, it is a beast. It can handle all games whether high graphic intense games like PUBG Mobile or any other casual game quite easily. Similar to the OnePlus 7T Pro it also sports the 90Hz AMOLED Display but with a waterdrop notch.

It also comes with RealmeUI’s game boost features and optimizations which are perfectly designed to optimize games like PUBG Mobile. The Game Boost feature similar to other gaming modes from other brands. It can silence notifications, calls and free up the RAM for better performance. On the battery side, it sports a 4,000mAh battery and comes with India’s fastest charging technology of 50W which can charge the phone from 0 to 100% in just 40 minutes.

iQOO 3:

The iQOO 3 is an extremely powerful gaming-oriented smartphone and is powered by the Snapdragon 865 chipset based on a 7nm manufacturing process. This smartphone is available to start at Rs 34,999 and the higher variants retail at up to Rs 44,999 for the 5G variant with 12GB LPDDR5 RAM. The smartphone uses extremely premium components including the UFS3.1 Storage module and also comes with support for 55W Super Flash Charging bringing the battery to up to 50% in just 15 minutes. The smartphone also has a massive 4,440mAh battery that comfortably powers the 6.44-inch FullHD+ Polar View Display based on AMOLED technology.

The smartphone comes with two pressure-sensitive buttons to the side frame of the smartphone, these Monster Touch Buttons allow users to easily play multi-finger games easing the effort of the thumb. The smartphone is gaming-oriented and thus comes with 180Hz touch response so you can play graphic-rich games without experiencing any form of lag. The top variant of the smartphone also comes with support for 5G, this can be a great boon for someone who wants to be future proof. 


This was our compilation on the best smartphones to play PUBG in India. If you liked this list and know someone who is soon going to buy a smartphone for gaming, do share this article with them.

PUBG has already dominated the smartphone gaming market. Even newcomers like Fortnite and Call of Duty are unable to keep up with this battle royale behemoth. While we don’t know how long this PUBG craze will last, we made sure to compile this article so you can have an absolute blast playing PUBG while its still popular.

And in case your current smartphone is not capable of running PUBG Mobile smoothly, and you are facing some compatibility issues with your PUBG mobile gaming experience and you are thinking to upgrade your smartphone you click here if you want to sell your old mobile phone for the best price!


Here are two more phones that are great for PUBG:


Featuring 6GB RAM, 128GB internal storage, 6.39-inches with 23401080p AMOLED screen, Android v9 Pie with Snapdragon 855 Octa-core processor and Adreno 640 GPU, REDMI K20 PRO finds it place among the budget gaming phones with 4000 mAh battery providing enough power for comfortable gaming sessions. The 2.84 GHz clock speed and double-sided heat dissipation structure makes it one of the most efficient CPUs around ensuring higher frame rates, improved thermals and implausible peak performance. 


Stuffed with 8GB RAM, 128GB internal storage which can be expanded up to 256GB, 6.4-inch along with 2400 x 1080p resolution, 408 ppi pixel density AMOLED screen, Android Pie v9.0 and 2.1GHZ P70 Octa-core processor with ARM Mali G72 GPU, OPPO F15 is another gaming smartphone supporting PUBG with 4000 mAh battery delivering adequate charge and VOOC 3.0 Flash charge re-energising the mobile phone in 5 minutes for delivering a two-hour performance. 

Update(January 2021)

  1.     One Plus 8

OnePlus 8 is the new entrant in the smartphone market. it is available in various storage options. The 8GB RAM and 128 GB internal memory provides good speed. It also has a lot of room for the game to function properly. It provides good storage facilities that result in a no lag game.

This phone also supports 5G speed of the internet. This phone is the future of gaming phones. As in the future, it will also provide for 5G speed in the game.

OnePlus 8 definitely makes it to the list of top 5 phones.


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