Meta Description: Over the past couple of years, mobile games — and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) in particular have captured the imagination of the country’s youth. Here is how you can choose the ideal Android phone that will give you the best gaming experience.

The past couple of years has been pivotal for the mobile gaming industry, with the release of popular games which have captivated the masses. However, one could argue that no other game has been as popular as the PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, better known as PUBG. According to one report, India alone has over 50 million PUBG players, and being a graphics-intensive game, one needs to have a powerful smartphone to play PUBG. While the mid-range smartphones can play the game at high definition graphics settings, running PUBG at UHD settings is only possible with smartphones having flagship processors. One can also ascertain that the best mobile phones for gaming are the flagship phones, but there are various factors and specifications one needs to pay attention to, while selecting a smartphone for an enhanced gaming experience.

That said, here is how you can choose the best Android phone to play PUBG that provides a user-friendly gaming experience.

Display: One of the first things to consider while choosing a phone to play graphics-intensive games is its display size. Smartphones such as ASUS ROG Phone 2 and OPPO Reno 10X Zoom come with 6.6-inch sized screens, making them ideal for mobile gameplay. Furthermore, having an AMOLED panel display provides an immersive experience to the gamers, and one has to also ensure that the smartphone has a low touch-latency feature, which will significantly reduce lags, thus making it easier to use the controls.

RAM: In order to get the best gaming experience while playing PUBG on a smartphone, it is imperative that the smartphone’s OS is Android 5.1.1 or above, and has at the very least 2GB of RAM. However, it is recommended that one buys a smartphone that has 6GB RAM or more, as multitasking becomes easier, and one can easily switch between multiple tabs on their browser. More RAM also means that you can keep your games pre-loaded, so that you can access them instantly.

Battery: It is important to select a smartphone that has a long battery life, as phones with short battery life aren’t ideal for gaming, considering they get drained far too soon. For instance, Samsung Galaxy M30s comes with a 6,000mAh battery capacity, which ensures long, uninterrupted gaming experience.

Processor: Having a fast processor not only enhances the gaming experience, but it also ensures that the interface is smoother, and the phone’s faster response time. Smartphones such as OPPO Reno 2Z and Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro, for instance, come with the powerful MediaTek Helio P90 processor, while Xiaomi Poco F1 smartphone comes with the Snapdragon 845 processor, which are ideal for mobile gaming.

If you are a gaming enthusiast, and want to play mobile games such as PUBG, you don’t have to worry about paying the entire amount upfront for the new smartphone. Instead, you can opt for no cost EMI mobile, or buy smartphones on easy monthly instalments (EMIs). You can find a wide range of smartphones at Poorvika Mobiles, which is also the largest Omni channel retailer for mobile phones in Asia. All you have to do is walk into any of its 390 mobile stores spread across multiple cities, and buy the smartphone of your choice.