Best phone for PUBG Mobile: The best gaming phones for every budget right now

PUBG Mobile 

Season 14

is set to be released on July 14th, 2020. With new rewards, weapons and more promised in the latest content update, now could be the time to upgrade your smartphone.

We've pulled together our top five picks for the best phone for 

PUBG Mobile

, including Android and iOS options for varying budgets and needs. Check out our recommendations below!


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PUBG Mobile

Samsung Galaxy S20/S20+

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Samsung has long been the market leader in Android smartphones, and the latest entry in the Galaxy S series is no different.

Consistently recognised as the best overall gaming phone you can get, the base model S20 features a 6.2" 3200 x 1440p display, 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage, making it one of the best all-round devices for gaming.


S20 Plus

has a 6.7" screen and up to 12 GB RAM and 512 GB storage, if you're serious about mobile gaming.

Apple iPhone 11 Pro/Pro Max

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For those of us who still pledge allegiance to the flag of Apple, the iPhone 11 Pro offers a fantastic option for mobile gaming to compete with Android.

Naturally, the Apple option is much more expensive than the Android counterpart for the performance. The iPhone 11 Pro base model has 64 GB storage, 4 GB RAM, and a 5.8" Super Retina display delivering 2436 x 1125p resolution.


iPhone 11 Pro Max

features a larger 6.5" display but is not much different.

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro

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For the best value when it comes to top performance, check out the Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro. Yes it's a bit older than the Galaxy S20 (the Black Shark 3 is out now), but that doesn't mean it's any less cutting edge.

Available with up to 12 GB RAM and 256 GB storage, this strikingly designed smartphone is perfect for gamers in every way. The 6.9" AMOLED screen is one of the best around, with a 240 Hz refresh rate for super speedy gameplay.

ZTE Nubia Red Magic 5G

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If you're serious about competing for the chicken dinner in 

PUBG Mobile

, the ZTE Nubia Red Magic 5G is an affordable high-spec gaming phone that should definitely deliver.

With a huge 6.65" HD screen with 144 Hz refresh rate, the Red Magic gives players the speed and clarity they need to spot enemies before they are spotted. This phone is available with up to 16 GB RAM for ultimate performance, as well as 256 GB storage for all your favourite games.

OnePlus 8 Pro

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If screen size if of the utmost importance to you, OnePlus says "no problem" with its latest innovation, the OnePlus 8 Pro smartphone. Like the Galaxy S20, the 8 Pro has a 4K screen, which clocks in at a gigantic 6.78 inches!

Add to the massive display a 120 Hz refresh rate, up to 12 GB RAM and 256 GB storage, and you have one heck of a gaming phone that will put you at the top of the leaderboards.

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