The battle Royale game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds popularly known as PUBG has emerged as the biggest game attracting a big audience in 2018. It created a new milestone of 200 million downloads worldwide, excluding China. PUBG Mobile crossed 100 million registered users in only four months, cementing it as one of the most popular Battle Royales for smartphones and tablets. The mobile version of the massively popular game was released on the App Store and Google Play Store internationally on March 19, 2018. In addition, PUBG MOBILE has claimed the most downloaded spot in more than 100 countries and areas. As per the company, it took PUBG MOBILE less than a week to become one of the fastest games to achieve this performance. But if you are playing this game on a smartphone, not every device may be up to it. On some phones, we noticed issues such as gameplay lag, heating up and also battery drain. This is because the game is a high graphics game and a few midrange smartphone processors can not take up the immense load of the game. The top gaming phones don't just play the best smartphone games without a hitch, they’ll also maintain the best visuals and performance for games coming over the next few years. Here is the list of recommended phones to play PUBG and other similar games to their fullest, factors to deciding the same are the processor, RAM, as well as, holding ergonomics and display.
Xiaomi Poco F1:
The Poco F1 comes with pretty impressive firepower under the hood for its price. For starters, the device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor with AI prowess in the form of AIE 845. As per the company, the Poco F1 uses a LiquidCool technology that allows a better thermal performance than most of its rivals. As for the memory onboard, the smartphone offers 6GB/ 8GB RAM and 64GB/ 128GB/ 256GB of internal storage across its variants. There is also an expandable memory of up to an additional 256GB using an external microSD.
As for its optics, the Poco F1 houses a 12-megapixel + 5-megapixel dual camera setup at the back with AI enhancements and Dual Pixel Autofocus. There is a 20-megapixel selfie shooter at the front with AI Beautify. The device runs a new version of Xiaomi’s own MIUI which is specially designed for Poco. The company has also promised the arrival of Android P on the smartphone within the Quarter 4 of 2018. Poco F1 is backed by a massive 4000 mAh battery that also supports Quick Charge 3.0 and a USB Type-C connectivity.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro:
The Redmi Note 6 Pro sports a notch on top of the display with a screen aspect ratio of 19:9. Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro is powered by the same Snapdragon 636 processor that we saw on its predecessor. The phone could launch in 4GB/6GB RAM and 64GB storage options, same as Redmi Note 5 Pro. Redmi Note 6 Pro runs MIUI 10 Global ROM, which is based on Android Oreo.
In terms of optics, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro sports a dual rear camera setup with a 12-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor with Dual Pixel autofocus, 1.4-micron pixels, and AI portrait 2.0. On the front, the Redmi Note 6 Pro bears another dual camera setup with a 20-megapixel primary sensor and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor, coupled with 4-in-1 super pixel and AI face unlock capabilities.
The Redmi Note 6 Pro supports dual-SIM, Bluetooth v5.0, 4G VoLTE, and Wi-Fi. It also comes with a fingerprint sensor on the back and facial recognition feature. It is backed by a 4,000mAh battery.
Nokia 6.1 Plus:
The Nokia 6.1 Plus features a 5.8-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD display running at a resolution of 2,280×1,080pixels, and aspect ratio of 19:9, the screen also comes with a display notch. The smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor and comes with 4GB/6GB RAM options. In terms of optics, the Nokia 6.1 Plus has a dual rear camera setup that includes a 16MP autofocus sensor with f/2.0 aperture and a 5MP monochrome sensor with f/2.2 aperture. At the front, there is a 16MP camera with f/2.0 aperture. Nokia 6.1 Plus also offers Bothie, which was introduced with Nokia 7 to let users capture a single photograph from both the front and rear cameras simultaneously. There is a fingerprint sensor on the back, as well as the Face Unlock feature.
Nokia 6.1 Plus houses a 3,060mAh battery with support for fast charging and also supports Bluetooth 5.0, 4G VoLTE and WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac. The smartphone also has 3.5mm headphone jack slot and comes with a single microphone. The phone runs Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box and the company also announced it will be among the first phones to get Android P as well.
The Oppo F9 features a 6.3-inch Full HD+ display (2340 x 1080 pixels) with 19.5: 9 aspect ratio and screen-to-body ratio of 90.8 per cent. The device sports the new waterdrop design, which the company claims increases viewing space. The smartphone is powered by Octa-Core MediaTek Helio P60 SoC, coupled with 4GB / 6GB RAM, paired with 64GB expandable storage. The F9 runs Android 8.1 Oreo topped with ColorOS 5.2.
In terms of optics the Oppo F9 features a dual camera setup at the back, which consists of a 16-megapixel primary sensor, running alongside a 2-megapixel secondary sensor, for depth measurement. Both cameras feature aperture of f/1.8 and f/2.4 respectively, and specialize in clicking bokeh styled images. Up front, there is a 25MP selfie camera of f/2.0 aperture and AI capabilities.
The device houses a 3500mAh battery with support for VOOC flash charge. There is a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, a 3.5mm audio jack and standard connectivity features such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS and dual 4G VoLTE.
Realme U1 features a 6.3-inch IPS LCD display with the same resolution of 2340x1080. The display is protected by 2.5D Gorilla Glass and has a screen to body ratio of 90.8%. Powering the device is MediaTek’s flagship octa-core processor, the Helio P70, clocked at 2.1GHz. This is paired with either 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage or 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The phone supports dual 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, GLONASS and MicroUSB. The device houses 3,500mAh battery which doesn’t support fast charging. On the software front, the U1 runs Android 8.1 Oreo with ColorOS skin on top.
In terms of optics, the back of the phone has a 13MP+2MP dual camera setup enhanced with AI and has an aperture of f/2.2. The front of the phone has a Sony IMX576 sensor with 296 facial detection points and AI capabilities. The smartphone is available in Ambitious Black, Brave Blue and Fiery Gold colour variants.