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Top 5 gaming phones so far in 2021: Here are our recommendations

These are the top 5 gaming phones that have been reviewed by us.

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Games such as Battlegrounds Mobile India, COD Mobile, Garena Free Fire, Fortnite, Genshin Impact and Asphalt 9 are very demanding gaming titles currently available in the market. To handle such heavy games you require a dedicated gaming phone and there are quite a few brands such as ASUS, POCO, Xiaomi, Nubia and others, which offer top-notch specifications good for playing such games. 

They come with an advanced thermal cooling system, a dedicated gaming chipset with bigger RAM and fast storage. Along with this they also offer a high screen refresh rate and powerful speakers. Many of the gaming smartphones come with trigger buttons and other control buttons for an improved gaming experience. So we have curated a list of the top 5 gaming phones so far in 2021. Also, we only picked those devices that have been tried and tested by Gadget Bridge and are value for money too. Have a look at our top 5 recommendations.

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ASUS ROG Phone 5 front

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Asus ROG Phone 5

Asus ROG Phone 5 features a 6.78-inch full-HD+ AMOLED display, 144Hz refresh rate, and up to 1,200 nits of peak brightness. The display includes DC Dimming support and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus. Powered by octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC, along with Adreno 660 GPU the device comes with up to 18GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 512GB of UFS 3.1 onboard storage. For gaming, there is an RGB light under the ROG logo. To keep the heat at bay there is a thermal design from Asus called GameCool 5 for better temperature control. There are AirTrigger 5, dual front-firing speakers, multi-antenna Wi-Fi, a quad-mic noise-cancelling and ultrasonic buttons for an enhanced gaming experience in the smartphone, too.

Also Read: Asus ROG Phone 5 Review

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iQoo 7 review

iQoo 7

Next on the list is iQoo 7 which launched in April this year. It is a great gaming smartphone and handles heavy gaming without any lag or stutter. The gaming phone features a 6.62-inch full-HD+ AMOLED display with 1,080×2,400 pixels of resolution, a 20:9 aspect ratio and a 120Hz refresh rate along with an in-display fingerprint sensor. The screen also has a 300Hz touch sampling rate. Under the hood, there is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC, along with Adreno 650 GPU and up to 12GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 128GB and 256GB of UFS 3.1 internal storage options. There is a graphite layer of 6,000 square millimetres that comes along with a liquid cooling system.

Also Read: iQoo 7 Review

Mi 11X Pro Review: The best value for money device out there

Mi 11X Pro

The stunning Mi 11X Pro is the latest flagship phone offered by Xiaomi. This smartphone features a 6.67-inch full-HD+ E4 AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate panel,  1,300 nits of peak brightness, 360Hz touch sampling rate and 20:9 aspect ratio. The device is powered by Snapdragon 888 SoC with the Adreno 660 GPU paired with 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of storage. The gaming smartphone is an all-rounder it carries a triple camera set up with a 108-megapixel Samsung HM2 sensor.  Furthermore, the phone packs a 4,520mAh battery that supports 33W fast charging.

Also Read: Mi 11X Pro Review

Poco X3 Pro 2

Poco X3 Pro

Poco X3 Pro debuted in India in March this year. The handset is another good gaming phone featuring a 6.67-inch full-HD+ Dot Display with a 120Hz dynamic refresh rate240Hz touch sampling rate and is protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 6. Under the hood, there is an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 SoC, coupled with Adreno 640 GPU and up to 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM. The device packs a 5,160mAh battery that supports 33W fast charging. It also comes with LiquidCool Technology 1.0 Plus to keep the internal cool. 

Also Read: Poco X3 Review


Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is one of the best Android flagship smartphones currently available in the market. In India, it ships Exynos 2100 chipset with Quad-Core CPU clocking at 2.91GHz. It is available with up to 16GB LPDDR5 RAM and 512GB storage options. It features a 6.8-inch Edge QHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity-O Display with 1,440×3,200 pixels of resolution. There is HDR10+ support and a 120Hz adaptive refresh rate. With these specs, the device is an ideal phone for gaming.

Also Read: Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Review

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Komila Singh
Komila Singh
Komila is one of the most spirited tech writers at Gadget Bridge. Always up for a new challenge, she is an expert at dissecting technology and getting to its core. She loves to tinker with new mobile phones, tablets and headphones.
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