Right now may be the best time to play Battlegrounds Mobile India. Why? Because it has got a horde of new modes that are as exciting as they get. For instance, the new Infection Mode has got me super excited. I just get to choose to be either a zombie or a human and play against each other. The Payload 2.0 Mode brings advanced weaponry with high ammunition power. If you are not playing the battle royale, you are missing out on a lot.
I would say you catch up with everyone, but for that, you would need a good phone. Do not get me wrong. I am telling you to get yourself a new phone that is good, not an expensive one. You can easily find that for under Rs 20,000. At India Today Tech, we review phones across every price category and have found sub-Rs 20,000 phones have become impressively adept at handling Battlegrounds Mobile India and other games. This is a list of the four best smartphones to play BGMI.
Redmi Note 10 Pro Max
One of the best phones you can get for under Rs 20,000 is the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max. Its Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G processor is fast enough to allow for high-quality gaming inside Battlegrounds Mobile India. Xiaomi’s MIUI software is optimised well enough to let you play the game without distractions and with maximum memory available on your phone. The Redmi Note 10 Pro Max’s 6.67-inch Super AMOLED display with up to 120Hz refresh rate is a good screen to play BGMI. The Redmi Note 10 Pro Max is available to buy at a starting price of Rs 18,999.
Our verdict: The Redmi Note 10 Pro Max will offer you an excellent display, great camera performance, decent battery life and amazing audio output. The Pro Max is definitely for those who don’t want to compromise on anything and flaunt the most number of megapixels available.
Realme launched the X7 smartphone earlier this year as a very capable phone, and it definitely is. The Realme X7 is among the best gaming phones that I have tried and playing Battlegrounds Mobile India is an enjoyable experience. The Realme X7 has a MediaTek Dimensity 800U processor, which not only brings 5G capability but also enough power for you. BGMI runs smoothly on the phone without lags or frame drops. The Realme UI 2.0 gives you tools to maximise your gaming experience, while the battery lasts for about a day. The 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display is big enough and the animations look amazing on it. The lack of a high refresh rate is a bit of an inconvenience, but not so much. The Realme X7 is currently available for Rs 19,999.
Our verdict: Realme X7 is more than just a 5G phone. It has a good, colourful, and bright AMOLED display. The processor is fast enough for all your needs, including playing games. The battery lasts a long time and charges at 50W speed. And the cameras on the X7 click beautiful and impressive photographs. All of that is available for Rs 19,999 on the Realme X7, making the phone a good buy.
If there is a brand other than Xiaomi and Realme that prioritises the best performance in any price category, it is iQOO. iQOO kicked off its innings in India with high-end phones, but it has slowly begun to come to lower price rungs. Sitting on one of them is the iQOO Z3. It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 768G processor inside and it is a fast processor for under Rs 20,000. Its 6.58-inch Full-HD display uses LCD but it has support for HDR10 and 120Hz refresh rate, which will make your gaming experience better. The phone’s 4400mAh battery may fall a bit short but 55W fast charging compensates for that.
Our verdict: All in all, iQOO Z3 5G can perform the daily smartphone functions well for a wide range of users.
Motorola Moto G60
If you are an Android purist, you will love a phone like the Motorola Moto G60. It brings a stock Android experience, which means there is no bloatware or unwanted apps on it. Then, the phone’s Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G processor is one of the seasoned ones and good for mid-range gaming. You can play Battlegrounds Mobile India on it smoothly. Moto G60’s 6.8-inch display is big enough so you can spot your enemies and kill them easily. The 6000mAh battery is going to be one of the highlights here, and it can easily last over a day. The Motorola Moto G60 costs Rs 17,999.
Our verdict: At Rs 17,999, Motorola has done a great job with the Moto G60. It has arrived, so to speak. The performance of the smartphone is pretty smooth and fast, the battery is impressive and lasts a little over two days. The camera captures sharp and crisp images during the daytime. Basically, the Moto G60 is a complete package.