Best Gaming Smartphone Under 10k?

Good gaming smartphones are hard to find under a budget. However with Xiaomi’s newly launched Redmi 9 Prime which has a starting price of Rs. 9,999 this particular issue might not be here for long. The phone has some definitely great features and is also powered by a very solid MediaTek Helio G80 processor, which the gamers would find a lot favourable to know. The phone backed by the 2GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio G80 processor comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of inbuilt storage which is expandable up to 512GB via a microSD card with a dedicated slot. The Redmi 9 Prime runs Android 10 and is packed with a solid 5020mAh non-removable battery which is one of its highlights. The Helio G80 is part of MediaTek’s Gseries gaming chipsets that uses their in-house HyperEngine Game technology to deliver a seamless gaming experience. The Helio G80 is one of the best budget gaming chipsets available in the market and it definitely delivers on all the claims.

The phone sports a 6.53-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080x2340 pixels at a pixel density of 394PPI along with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. It is available in Mint Green, Sunrise Flare, Matte Black and Space Blue colour options. For cameras, the device has quad-camera setup with a 13-megapixel primary camera with an f/2.2 aperture on the rear along with a second 8-megapixel camera with an f/2.2 aperture, a third 5-megapixel camera with an f/2.4 aperture and the last 2-megapixel camera. For selfies, the Redmi 9 Prime boasts of an 8-megapixel camera with an f/2.0 aperture, on the front. The Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime supports dual-SIM (GSM and GSM) and has dedicated slots for Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM cards. The Redmi 9 Prime smartphone measures 163.32 x 77.01 x 9.10mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 198.00 grams, which doesn’t make it too bulky to handle.

For connectivity options, the Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, Bluetooth v5.00, NFC, Infrared, USB Type-C, FM radioWi-Fi Direct, 3G, and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India) with active 4G on both SIM cards. The phone also sport a number of sensors such as accelerometer, ambient light sensor, compass/ magnetometer, proximity sensor. The Redmi 9 Prime also has a fingerprint sensor and supports face unlock. The Redmi 9 Prime is the hottest budget segment phone in the market at the moment plus with its ever reliable and powerful processor it may as well take the crown for the best budget gaming phone as well.

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