You know something that’s ultra millennial at its core is a hot topic in reality when even the Prime Minister of the nation can’t help but mention it on national media.
Yes, you guessed it right; it’s the most sensational online multiplayer battle game- Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG).
It goes without saying that online games are extremely entertaining and competitive. PUBG seems to have reached the pinnacle of its popularity.
Here are the features that stand out and make PUBG the frontrunner:
High-quality graphics and sound
The striking details and rich visual experience makes the player forget the world and immerse himself in the game. The clear audio quality with 7.1 channel surround sound adds to the overall battleground feel.
Realistic and quirky weapons
PUBG has some really deadly weaponry that looks real life like and has an array of trail to pick and choose defences and attacks.
Fair gaming arena
Online games have a ton of cheat tricks that take all the fun away from gaming, but PUBG has strong anti-cheat mechanism to keep a check on it.
You have the option to invite your friends onto the battlefield and play with or against them. You can also have a voice chat to have the virtual huddle before a game!
PUBG launched the mobile version in 2018, March for iOS and Android and its use has been growing by leaps and bounds ever since.
The experience of playing PUBG on mobile largely depends on the specifications and capability of the mobile to support a game like PUBG.
So here is what your phone will need to be able to enjoy this game-
PUBG is one of the most compatible games ever made. It claims to be compatible with 500+ devices. Any device that works on Android 5.1.1 and the more recent versions, having a good sized say, a minimum of 2 GB RAM is sufficient to have a good gameplay.
Here the iOS device will need at least iOS 9 or the newer versions to be able to play PUBG. To be specific you can play PUBG if you possess an iPhone 5 or an iPad mini 2 or iPad Air.
PUBG on mobile Vs PUBG on PC
Using a mobile phone to play PUBG is favoured for a number of reasons.
Firstly, it is remarkably optimised for any low-end and mid-range Android and iOS devices, which means you don’t have to shell out as much as you would have to for a PC or Xbox One, making it economical, in case all that you want to do is play PUBG on the gadget.
Secondly, the game gets an enormous amount of support from Tencent. Be it receiving modes which made it to PC and Xbox One first like War Mode or maps like Sanhok, PUBG Mobile is feature complete and is not lacking in any kind of content.
With all students locked up in their homes due to COVID-19, online games like PUBG have peaked in popularity. Gamers find it much easier to play on their mobiles rather than laptops or PCs. OnePlus 8 is one of the most popular PUBG phones in India today because of its excellent features. This particular model is available in three variants, depending on the memory and storage capacity.
Memory – 8GB RAM
Storage – 128GB Internal memory
SIM – Dual SIM
Camera – 48MP rear camera (triple camera system) + 16MP front camera
Display – 6.55 inches 90Hz with 2400 x 1080p resolution and 402 ppi pixel density
Operating System – Android v10
Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
Warranty – One-year manufacturer warranty
OnePlus 8 is one of the top smartphone models in various categories. It is also one of the best PUBG phones available in India because of its excellent 5G connectivity capability. Among its competitors, the OnePlus 8 is the fastest off the blocks.
This smartphone comes with the most robust processors in Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 powered by Kryo 585 CPU octa-core processor and Adreno 650 GPU. The Oxygen OS based on Android v10 with 2.68 GHz clock speed is one of the most advanced in its category.
The OnePlus 8 smartphone features a 90Hz Fluid Display with the 6.55-inches screen capable of accommodating 2400 x 1080p resolution and a pixel density of 402 ppi. It ensures a lag-free gaming experience under all circumstances.
The highlight of this PUBG phone is its 8GB RAM and 128GB internal memory that enable excellent speeds and ideal storage for the fast-action packed games. The dual SIM is capable of handling 5G speeds, thereby proving to be the gaming phone of the future.
Besides being an excellent smartphone for playing PUBG, it is also an incredible appliance for your other smartphone-related activities. The triple rear camera set up comprises of a 48MP camera capable of
Capturing 4K video at 30/60 fps
1080p video at 30/60 fps
Super slow motion 720p video at 480 fps
1080p video at 240 fps
In short, you can shoot videos and photographs like a pro. Besides the triple rear cameras, this smartphone has a 16MP front camera to help you take amazing selfies.
With HDR10+ support and a 90Hz display, this smartphone renders a fantastic visual experience. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 delivers up to 25% more power than its previous generations. This smartphone is compatible with Smart 5G and WiFi 6.
It comes with powerful speakers to deliver an immersive and detailed acoustic experience. Dolby Atmos Support enhances the experience to another level. The high-capacity 4300 mAh battery can last for an entire day. The rapid charger, Warp Charge 30T, can recharge the smartphone to 50% in 22 minutes, thereby proving excellent for your PUBG activities.
This smartphone is compatible with Alexa. With Alexa, there is no need to use your hands to operate the phone, as your voice commands should be enough.
The Apple iPhone 11 series is the latest in the series to hit the international markets. Apple iPhones have a reputation to maintain. They come with exemplary features that keep improving with every successive generation. The Apple iPhone 11 is one of the best iPhones for playing fast online games like PUBG.
Storage – 128GB
Camera – Dual Camera with 12MP resolution
Display – 6.1 inches Liquid Retina HD LCD
Processor – A13 Bionic Chip
Android – iOS
The iPhone 11 series is available in three variants, depending on the internal storage. The present model under review comes with 128GB internal memory, whereas there is a 64GB and 256GB version, as well.
Apple iPhones focus on perfection. These smartphones come with a perfect design, and the most robust glass a smartphone can ever have. Besides, Apple iPhone 11 comes with a battery capable of lasting for an entire day. Add to it, one of the fastest chips, and you have one of the best smartphones for various activities, including playing PUBG.
The Apple iPhone 11 is available in six stunning colours with the present model being ‘Black.’ The 6.1-inch screen with liquid retina LCD provides an impressive visual experience where the user can notice the smallest of details with absolute clarity. This smartphone is water-resistant up to two metres for 30 minutes.
The Apple iPhone 11 comes with dual cameras capable of shooting photographs at two angles, ultra-wide (13mm) and wide (26mm). Besides, you can shoot 4K videos at 60 fps on each of the cameras.
The Ultra-wide camera allows you to capture four times the scene as the regular camera. Facilities like rotating, cropping, and adding filters are available, thereby enabling you to shoot like a pro.
The new Night-mode cameras allow you to take photos in low lighting environment like candle-lit birthday dinners to campfires.
The iPhone 11 features an A13 Bionic chip, the fastest chip ever in a smartphone today. Hence, it is one of the best when it comes to performance. It allows you to perform a variety of activities, including playing PUBG with ease.
You need a robust battery when you play PUBG. This iPhone comes with a battery capable of lasting for an entire day. There is also a facility of a fast-recharge with an 18W adapter. However, this adapter does not come as a part of the package. You have to purchase it separately.
The iPhone 11 comes with incredible privacy features like Face ID that is more secure than the Touch ID. Besides, the phone does not share or store your photo in any way.
Some of the other exciting features include a year’s subscription to Apple TV+. Use your Apple Airpods to enjoy an unparalleled listening experience. The compatibility with Siri is also an advantageous feature.
The Apple iPhone offers one of the best cameras in the industry.
The Face ID security feature is an excellent one.
The battery life is satisfactory.
A positive feature is night-mode support available on the iPhone.
At this price level, Apple could have provided an OLED screen instead of LCD Retina Display.
Thick bezels make this phone bulkier than its contemporaries.
The OnePlus 7T was the highest offering from the OnePlus brand until the release of the latest OnePlus 8 version. Hence, it is natural for OnePlus 8 to have some advanced features in comparison. However, OnePlus 7T is also one of the best smartphones in India to allow seamless PUBG gaming.
Memory – 8GB RAM
Storage – 256GB Internal Storage
Display – 6.55-inches 90Hz Fluid AMOLED with 2400 x 1080p resolution and 402 ppi pixel density
Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus AI Engine Octa-Core 7nm processor Adreno 640 GPU
Operating System – Oxygen OS based on Android v10
Battery – 3800 mAh Li-Ion battery
Warranty – One year
The OnePlus 7T is similar to the latest OnePlus 8 smartphone in many respects. One such similarity is the 90Hz display.
The 6.55-inches Fluid AMOLED screen comes with a refresh rate of 90Hz. The compatibility with HDR10+ ensures high-quality pictures. The 20:9 aspect ratio is also amongst the best you have among smartphones today.
One of the strengths of the OnePlus 7T is its Snapdragon 855+ processor. This Octa-core processor with a clock speed of 2.96 GHz is a highly efficient one capable of delivering faster and smoother performances. Thus, you can play intensive 3D games, watch videos, and multitask with ease.
The OnePlus 7T works on the Oxygen OS Android v10 and is renowned for being fast, polished, and refined. The powerful features and sophisticated design makes this OS one of the easiest to use, thereby increasing its popularity.
The OnePlus 7T comes with one of the fastest unlocking systems amongst its contemporaries. The latest in-display fingerprint reader and the upgraded security algorithm makes it easy for the user to access the phone and explore its multidimensional features.
On the acoustic front, the OnePlus 7T is an excellent smartphone with Dolby Atmos compatibility. Thus, you get deep bass, crystal clear surround sound, and a theatre-like experience.
Another highlight of the OnePlus 7T is its triple camera system that enables you to capture a variety of photos and videos with absolute clarity. The different modes allow you to capture beautiful sunsets and professionally back-lit portraits. The new Macro mode will enable you to get as close to the object as possible while ensuring amazing clarity at the same time.
The Nightscape mode is one of the highlights, as you can use this smartphone to take incredible photos in low lighting conditions. The Hybrid Image Stabilization System enables you to shoot remarkably smooth videos.
One of the best aspects of OnePlus 7T is its battery life. Besides offering an entire day’s backup, the smartphone comes with a fantastic fast recharge option, Warp Charge 30T. It is 18% faster than its predecessor Warp Charge 30 available on the OnePlus 7 standard smartphone. This fast recharge feature enables the smartphone to charge up to 70% in half an hour.
The Zen Mode is a unique feature present on the OnePlus 7T. It is designed to encourage a healthy screen-time balance.
Users can disable some of the notifications and apps temporarily. This flexible personalisation feature allows the user to have some privacy when he/she needs it the most.
The camera is a good one.
The battery life is excellent.
On the performance front, it delivers top-of-the-drawer stuff.
OnePlus Nord 5G is another Mid-Range smartphone capable of delivering excellent PUBG gaming performances. Besides, gaming activities, this smartphone is an excellent one to have for your regular activities, including internet browsing and watching high-resolution videos online. This phone is available in two colours, Gray Onyx and Blue Marble.
Memory – 8GB RAM
Storage – 128GB Internal storage
SIM – Dual SIM compatibility
Display – 6.44-inches Fluid AMOLED with 2400 x 1080p resolution and refresh rate of 90Hz
Camera – Quad rear camera plus dual front camera
Operating System – Oxygen OS based Android v10
Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G Mobile Platform Octa-core processor with Adreno 620 GPU
Battery – 4115 mAh Li-ion battery
Warranty – One year
The OnePlus Nord 5G is one of the most remarkable smartphones you can ever have, as it comes with exciting features generally reserved for high-end smartphones. You get almost everything you could ask for in a smartphone.
OnePlus pays excellent attention to details, thereby ensuring to provide one of the best smartphones for playing fast and action-packed games like PUBG.
The OnePlus Nord 5G comes with four cameras on the rear side comprising the following.
48MP Sony IMX 586 with Optical Image Stabilization to eliminate motion bluer while taking photos
8MP 119-degree ultra-wide angled lens
5MP depth sensor
2MP macro camera
Besides these four rear cameras, Nord 5G comes equipped with two high-quality front cameras in the 8MP 105-degree Ultra wide-angle lens and the 32MP Sony IMX 616.
The OnePlus Nord 5G allows you to shoot like a professional as you can take amazingly clear pictures, even in dim light. The Nightscape option is a terrific one. It is also possible to take amazing selfies using the front camera.
The wide-angle feature allows you to take group selfies with ease. It is better to use a selfie stick to get as wide an angle as possible when shooting group selfies.
The 90Hz AMOLED display is one of the highlights of the OnePlus Nord 5G. It delivers incredible clarity while being capable of capturing fast, action-packed scenes without any distortion.
This smartphone has a robust processor in the Snapdragon 765G 5G. This octa-core processor is compatible with 5G, and hence ready for use whenever the technology becomes available. The Adreno 620 GPU allows you to play these games like PUBG and others easily.
The Nord 5G battery is among the most robust in the industry. Besides providing high-quality backup lasting for more than a day, it features Warp Charge 30T that can recharge the smartphone battery to 70% in about half an hour.
This smartphone comes with a user-friendly OS in Oxygen OS 10.5, complete with features like Dark Theme, Gesture Navigations, and Zen Mode.
One of the smoothest OS in Oxygen OS, Android v10
AMOLED screen ensures an excellent visual display.
Fantastic battery life and excellent fast recharging options
Redmi K20 Pro is different from the models discussed above because it falls in the category of budget gaming smartphones that are available under Rs 25,000. Budget gaming phones are suitable for gaming, but the gaming addicts would always like to opt for higher configurations. Nonetheless, the Redmi K20 Pro is a good gaming smartphone with useful features.
Memory – 6GB RAM
Storage – 128GB internal storage
Display – 6.39-inches AMOLED screen with 2340 x 1080p resolution and a pixel density of 403 ppi
SIM – Dual Sim (4G + 4G)
Operating System – Android v9 Pie
Processor – Snapdragon 855 Octa-Core processor with Adreno 640 GPU
Battery – 4000 mAh Li-ion battery
Warranty – One-year manufacturer warranty
Redmi is a Xiaomi product. Hence, one can expect some of the best features present on Xiaomi smartphones. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Octa-core processor is one of the sturdiest chips in the industry.
The 2.84 GHz clock speed makes it one of the fastest and the most efficient CPUs around. This smartphone comes with a unique double-sided heat dissipation structure that ensures improved thermals, higher frame rates, and incredible peak performance.
The Adreno 640 GPU is also a good one as it combines well with the Snapdragon 855 to deliver the ultimate mobile gaming experience. The Game Turbo mode reduces network delay while optimising touch latency to ensure high-quality gaming.
The 48MP triple rear camera is one of the exciting highlights of this PUBG phone. The Sony IMX 586 ultra-high resolution ensures a fantastic photographic experience. Besides, this smartphone comes with a 13MP 124.8-degree ultra-wide-angle lens and an 8MP telephoto camera to shoot crystal clear pictures.
On the front side, the 20MP pop-up camera is an innovation. It can also be customised with six sound effects to deliver an exciting selfie experience. The panoramic lens ensures that you do not have to take multiple selfies to include the entire group. You can turn the camera from one side to the other and accommodate the whole group comfortably.
The dedicated Night Mode makes it one of the best smartphone cameras to take impressive photographs at night or in low lighting conditions. The Spectra 380 ISP with Computer Vision feature completes an incredible camera performance.
On the display front, the AMOLED display gives you stunning visuals every time you unlock the phone. The in-display fingerprint sensor enables quicker unlocking of the smartphone when compared to the traditional fingerprint sensors.
On the designing aspect, the Redmi K20 pro is a stunning piece. The 3D curvature enables the phone to fit into the hand perfectly. The Corning Gorilla Glass 5 makes this smartphone four times stronger than its predecessor. The 4000 mAh battery provides enough power to use your phone for work and play comfortably.
This smartphone is also one of the best when it comes to acoustic performances.
Excellent performance, especially the processor and display qualities
With many Indians reluctant to purchase Chinese-made gaming phones, the Samsung Galaxy M31 presents an ideal alternative. Besides having some of the best configurations required for a gaming phone, it comes in your budget range of below Rs 20,000.
Memory – 6GB RAM
Storage – 128GB Internal storage upgradeable to 512GB
Display – 6.4-inches Super AMOLED FHD resolution with 404 ppi pixel density
Compared to other smartphones in its niche, the New Samsung Galaxy M31 is a Mega Monster with its 64MP Quad camera and 6000 mAh battery.
The 64MP mega camera is the highlighting feature of this Samsung Galaxy M31. The Isocell Bright GW1 sensor makes this camera one of the best in the industry.
This smartphone comes with four cameras at the rear. One can capture the entire beauty of life in stunning detail with this camera. The 8MP ultra-wide comes with a 123-degree field view.
The 5MP depth allows you to take beautiful bokeh shots while the 5MP Macro enables you to take extreme close-ups with fantastic clarity. Besides, this smartphone features a high-quality 32MP selfie camera to allow you to take dazzling selfies.
The 6.4-inch screen is an absolute delight with its sAMOLED FHD+ Infinity U-display. On the battery front, the M31 features a massive 6000 mAh battery capable of providing adequate power to last for more than day comfortably. The 15W Type-C fast charging feature ensures that the phone remains working all the time.
Compared to the other phones discussed here, the processor in the M31 might not be as robust, but it is a powerful chip capable of providing an excellent gaming performance.
It comes with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage that is upgradeable to 512GB. The 2.3 GHz clock speed ensures that this smartphone is a fast one.
On the security aspect, the fingerprint scanner and fast-face unlock feature makes it one of the best smartphones. It also boasts of an excellent UI and works on the Android v10 platform. This smartphone is also one of the lightest at 191 grams. The 8mm thickness makes it one of the sleekest designs ever.
Impressive appearance and unmatchable performance in its niche
The Blue Light filter makes for an excellent display.
The performance of the smartphone is excellent without any heating up on constant usage.
This smartphone comes with a massive battery.
Upgradeable storage is a good option.
Excellent charging speed
Not the best smartphone when it comes to intensive gaming
Redmi Note 9 Pro Max is a sleek smartphone with stellar qualities that make it one of the best for moderate gaming activities. This smartphone can handle fast games like PUBG. It comes with excellent features to qualify as one of the best PUBG smartphones in the budget category.
Memory – 6GB RAM
Storage – 128 GB internal memory expandable to 512GB
Display – 6.67-inches FHD + LCD full-screen dot display with 2400 x 1080p resolution and pixel density of 400 ppi.
Operating System – Android v10
Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G with 8nm octa-core processor
Battery – 5020 mAh
Camera – 64MP Quad Camera and 32MP front camera
Warranty – One year
The Redmi Note 9 Pro Max delivers quality performance with its 64MP Quad camera, 32MP selfie camera, Snapdragon 720G processor, and the 33W fast charger.
The 64MP wide primary camera can help shoot professional-quality pictures with various modes like Night Mode, Pro Colour, and Pro Video modes. The 8MP Ultra-wide camera allows a 119-degree field of view to encompass the entire picture in the enlarged frame.
Using the 5MP Macro camera, you can capture the minutest details that might not be visible to the human eye. The 2MP depth sensor AI Portrait Mode enhances your photography skills to another dimension. Besides, the 32MP In-display front camera enables you to take fantastic selfies.
The Night Mode enables capturing of clear photos in low lighting conditions. The Pro Colour features spices up the brightness levels and makes the colours look more vibrant than ever.
The Redmi Note 9 Pro Max is one of the best when it comes to taking stunning selfies. The cameras also allow you to take slow-motion videos with amazing clarity.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G is a powerful processor as it comes equipped with 8nm process technology. The 2.3 GHz clock speed along with 6GB RAM allows for a smooth and responsive gaming experience. It is an excellent phone for moderate gaming.
The Redmi Note 9 Pro features a high-quality 5020 mAh battery capable of delivering up to 14 hours of continuous gaming time. The standby backup can last for up to 20 and a half days. The battery allows 29 hours of VoLTE calling and up to 210 hours of playing music. The 33W fast charger can re-energise the battery within no time.
The 16.9cm FHD display delivers an immersive experience. The unique symmetrical design makes this smartphone one of the most attractive-looking appliances in its category.
The side-mounted fingerprint sensor is an innovative design that adds to the user experience. This smartphone is compatible with India’s navigational system NavIC, thereby providing accurate positioning and reliable connections.
On the designing front, the Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Triple Glass setup makes it a robust smartphone. The P21 nano-coating technology prevents water ingression, thereby protecting it from light rains and accidental liquid spillages. The reinforced corners make it sturdy enough to withstand the tough falls during its usage.
The Redmi Note 9 Pro Max is an excellent performer in every sense.
The display is good, and so are the cameras.
The sturdy processor makes this phone one of the best in its niche.
The designing of the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max is of the highest order.
The phone can become hot on continuous use.
The phone is not the best for extensive gaming but is good enough for moderate PUBG gaming.
Oppo is another smartphone in the budget category that supports moderate PUBG gaming. It is one of the best PUBG smartphones available below Rs 20,000.
This model comes in four attractive colours and two memory configurations, 4GB, and 8GB. The present phone under review has 8GB RAM.
Memory – 8GB RAM
Storage – 128GB Internal storage expandable to 256GB
SIM – Double SIM (4G + 4G)
Display – 6.4-inches AMOLED screen with 2400 x 1080p resolution and 408 ppi pixel density
Operating System – Android Pie v9.0
Processor – 2.1GHz Media Tek Helio P70 Octa-core processor with ARM Mali G72 GPU
Battery – 4000 mAh Li-Polymer battery
Camera – 48MP Quad Camera and 16MP front camera
Warranty – One-year manufacturer guarantee
The Oppo F15 is one smartphone that allows you to flaunt it all the way. The 48MP AI Quad camera and the VOOC Flash Charge 3.0 are two qualities that distinguish it from the rest of the pack.
On the designing front, this 7.9mm thick smartphone is nearly 10% thinner than its predecessor. It is also one of the lightest smartphones at 172 grams.
The highlight of this smartphone is its 48MP camera that works on the 4-in-1-pixel combination technology to deliver the sharpest of images. The 8MP Ultra Wide-angle Macro Lens comes with a wide 119-degree angle to capture the largest of frames with ease. The 2MP Mono Lens allows you to take B/W portrait-style photos and usher in the nostalgic element.
The 2MP portrait lens enables you to take standard portrait photographs with a high degree of clarity.
This smartphone also features a 16MP front camera to enable you to take high-quality selfies. Some of the best AI features are the new AI Beautification Algorithm to make your face look at its natural best.
AI video beautification enhances video quality. The Night Mode is an excellent feature that allows you to take photos in dim light with ease. The Portrait HDR and Portrait Bokeh effects enhance the camera performance to a different level.
On the performance front, the Oppo F15 is a fast performer with an unlocking speed of 0.32 seconds using the In-display fingerprint scanner. It is nearly 20% faster and has a 4.3% better success rate than its contemporaries.
The 4000 mAh battery is a massive one capable of delivering adequate charge to last for an entire day. The VOOC 3.0 Flash charge enables to re-energise the smartphone battery in five minutes to deliver a two-hour performance.
This smartphone comes with adequate memory to enable smooth multitasking and gaming activities. The 128GB storage expandable to 256GB is also a highlighting feature. This smartphone comes with Game Boost 2.0 technology to increase the PUBG Frame Rate by 55.8%. It also reduces lag by 17.4%.
The FHD+ AMOLED screen delivers absolute clarity with its 2400 x 1080p screen resolution.
Excellent performer considering its pricing range
One of the best smartphones for moderate PUBG gaming
Unique cameras deliver a high-quality photographic experience
Light in weight and extremely portable
This smartphone is not the best when it comes to satisfying gaming addicts.