Best Of The best gaming smartphones in 2020

    The best gaming smartphones in 2020


    Ranking with the best gaming smartphones, tested by NUpgrade in the Roda Liso program. See how many FPS each phone picks up in each game.

    In 2020 we created a list of the best gaming smartphones based on all tests of the program Straight Wheel, where we analyze the main games of cells in the devices that manufacturers send us to test.

    The difference between our list and other sites is precisely the complete test that we do with each smartphone. Here at NUpgrade, we tested a list of 10 gamesArena of Valor, ARK, Asphalt 9, Call of Duty Mobile, Free Fire, Injustice 2, PES 2020, PUBG Mobile, Standoff 2 and Shadowgun Legends. Besides, of course, check if Fortnite also runs.

    What are the best gaming smartphones?

    We bring in this list, separated by game, the best smartphones for games. This list is updated as we test new smartphones. Not everyone that we have tested will be here on the list, as there are some that have been tested for a long time and we were unable to redo with the most updated game apps, so in 2020 we start with this list below and will increase them as we test the new cell phones that appear in the year 2020.

    Ranking Arena Of Valor

    Here are the results of Arena of Valor on mobile phones. The RPG game we reviewed.

    1Xiaomi MI 956,000601002: 30h40.3ºC
    2Xiaomi Redmi Note 856,000601004: 50h40.3ºC
    3Huawei nova 5T56,000601004: 40h39ºC
    4Xiaomi Redmi Note 9s56,000601005:40 am35ºC
    5LG G8s ThinQ56,000601004: 30hx
    6Huawei P30 Pro56,0006010010: 52hx
    7Motorola Moto G8 Plus56,000601005: 10amx
    8Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro56,000601004:00 am41.4ºC
    9Samsung Galaxy A8056,000601004: 40hx
    10ASUS ROG Phone II56,000601005:50 amx
    11Motorola One Zoom56,000601006: 15hx
    12ASUS Zenfone 656,00060100n / dx
    13Motorola One Macro56,000601005:00 am39.1ºC
    14LG G8X ThinQ56,000601006:00 am41ºC
    15Samsung Galaxy Note 10+56,000601005: 30h42ºC
    16Motorola Moto G8 Play55,94060994: 10am38ºC
    17Xiaomi Redmi Note 755,94060994: 50hx
    18Motorola One Hyper55,94060995: 20h40ºC
    19Multilaser H55,800581004: 30h41ºC
    20Samsung Galaxy A7046,000601005:40 am41ºC

    ARK Survival Evolved Ranking

    The ranking results of the game ARK. The action / adventure game we tested.

    1ASUS ROG Phone II52,91030974:00 amx
    2Huawei nova 5T52,88030964:00 am39ºC
    3Huawei P30 Pro52,88030964: 02hx
    4LG G7 ThinQ52,88030964:00 amx
    5Xiaomi MI 952,75529951: 40h40.3ºC
    6ASUS Zenfone 552,67030895: 10amx
    7Samsung Galaxy Note 10+52,25025903: 50h42ºC
    8LG G8X ThinQ52,16024904:00 am41ºC
    9Xiaomi Redmi Note 9s51,93221924: 20h35ºC
    10Multilaser H51,41015944:00 am41ºC
    11Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro51,31216824: 30h41.4
    12Xiaomi Redmi Note 850,97911894:00 am40.3ºC
    13Motorola One Macro50,97212813: 50h39.1ºC
    14Motorola One Hyper50,91010914: 50h41ºC
    15Samsung Galaxy A7050,72012606: 50h41ºC
    16Motorola Moto G8 Play11,34020673: 50h36ºC

    Ranking Asphalt 9

    The ranking of the racing game we tested:

    1ASUS ROG Phone II55,56858964: 20hx
    2Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro53,000301004: 30h41.4ºC
    3Xiaomi MI 953,000301003: 20h40.3ºC
    4Huawei nova 5T53,000301005:45 am39ºC
    5Xiaomi Redmi Note 9s53,000301005: 30h35
    6LG G8X ThinQ53,000301005:00 am41ºC
    7Multilaser H53,000301004: 20h42ºC
    8Samsung Galaxy Note 10+53,000301005: 20h42ºC
    9Samsung Galaxy A5052,97030994: 20hx
    10Motorola One Action52,97030994: 30hx
    11ASUS Zenfone 652,9703099n / dx
    12ASUS Zenfone 5Z52,97030993: 39hx
    13Samsung Galaxy Note 952,97030994:00 amx
    14ASUS Zenfone Max Pro (M2)52,94030987: 50hx
    15Samsung Galaxy A8052,91030974: 10amx
    16Huawei P30 Lite52,85030956:00 amx
    17Motorola Moto G8 Play52,43629843: 50h34ºC
    18Motorola One Macro52,10028754: 20h39.1ºC
    19Motorola One Hyper51,87525755: 20h41ºC
    20Samsung Galaxy A7051,44018806: 10am41ºC
    21Xiaomi Redmi Note 851,12016704:00 am40.3ºC

    Call of Duty Mobile Ranking

    The now-played Call of Duty is part of our testing base.

    1Huawei nova 5T56,000601005:00 am39ºC
    2Motorola Moto Z2 Force56,000601003: 40hx
    3Huawei P30 Pro56,000601005: 15hx
    4ASUS Zenfone 5Z56,000601004:00 amx
    5ASUS Zenfone 656,00060100n / dx
    6ASUS ROG Phone II56,000601004: 20hx
    7LG G8s ThinQ56,000601004: 50hx
    8LG G8X ThinQ56,000601005: 20h41ºC
    9Samsung Galaxy Note 10+55,940591004: 40h42ºC
    10Xiaomi Redmi Note 9s55,900591003: 15h32ºC
    11Samsung Galaxy A8055,700571003: 30hx
    12Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro55,54659944: 20h41.4ºC
    13Xiaomi MI 955,54659944: 20h40.3ºC
    14Multilaser H55,18454963: 40h42ºC
    15Motorola One Hyper53,74439964:00 am41ºC
    16Motorola One Zoom53,64040914: 07h41ºC
    17Xiaomi Redmi Note 853,61038954: 15h40.3ºC
    18Motorola Moto G8 Plus53,15035904: 10am40ºC
    19Samsung Galaxy A7051,40020705:50 am41ºC
    20Motorola One Macro44,92953933: 10am39.1ºC
    21Motorola Moto G8 Play43,45648723: 55h38ºC

    Free Fire Ranking

    Free Fire is one of the most played games worldwide, here is the list:

    1Samsung Galaxy Note 10+56,000601004: 50h42ºC
    2Xiaomi MI 956,000601003:00 am40.3ºC
    3Huawei nova 5T56,000601004:00 am39ºC
    4ASUS Zenfone 656,00060100n / dx
    5ASUS ROG Phone II56,000601004: 35hx
    6LG G8s ThinQ56,000601004: 30hx
    7LG G8X ThinQ56,000601005:50 am41ºC
    8Samsung Galaxy Note 955,94060996: 20hx
    9Xiaomi Redmi Note 9s55,900591004: 20h35ºC
    10ASUS Zenfone 455,82060972: 40hx
    11ASUS Zenfone 5Z55,76060965:41 amx
    12Xiaomi Pocophone F155,72359974: 6 amx
    13Motorola Moto G7 Power55,62658976:30 amx
    14Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro55,600561004:00 am41.4ºC
    15Samsung Galaxy A5055,33658926: 20hx
    16Multilaser H54,88856984: 10am41ºC
    17Motorola One Macro53,56943833: 45h31.9ºC
    18Motorola Moto G8 Play53,15042753: 50h39ºC
    19Xiaomi Redmi Note 853,04538874:00 am40.3ºC
    20Motorola One Hyper52,70030904:00 am42ºC
    21Samsung Galaxy A7051,90025767: 30h41ºC

    Injustice 2 Ranking

    Injustice 2 is the fighting game that we put to the test in 2020:

    1Samsung Galaxy Note 10+56,000601005:50 am42ºC
    2LG G8X ThinQ56,000601007:00 am41ºC
    3Xiaomi MI 955,70060953: 30h40.3ºC
    4Multilaser H55,64060944: 20h41ºC
    5Xiaomi Redmi Note 854,50050904:00 am40.3ºC
    6Samsung Galaxy A7053,82545856: 20h41ºC
    7Xiaomi Redmi Note 9s52,97030995: 10am35ºC
    8Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro52,94030985:00 am41.4ºC
    9Huawei nova 5T52,94030984: 40h39ºC
    10Motorola One Hyper52,94042703: 50h40ºC
    11Motorola One Macro52,55030854: 30h31.9ºC
    12Motorola Moto G8 Play52,49030834: 20h38ºC

    PES 2020 Ranking

    Pes 2020 is the game of football, or sports, which is also played a lot:

    1Xiaomi MI 956,000601003: 15h40.3ºC
    2Huawei nova 5T56,000601003: 45h39ºC
    3ASUS ROG Phone II56,000601005:45 amx
    4LG G8s ThinQ56,000601003: 50hx
    5Samsung Galaxy Note 956,000601006: 36hX
    6Samsung Galaxy Note 10+55,940591004: 20h42ºC
    7Huawei P30 Pro55,94060998: 5 pmx
    8LG G8X ThinQ55,94060994: 50h41ºC
    9LG G7 ThinQ55,88060983: 30hx
    10Xiaomi Redmi Note 9s55,800581004: 25h32ºC
    11Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro55,000551003: 45h41.4ºC
    12Xiaomi Redmi Note 854,18044953: 45h40.3ºC
    13Multilaser H54,12843963: 40h41ºC
    14Motorola Moto G8 Plus54,09244934: 30h40ºC
    15Motorola One Hyper53,26733993: 10am42ºC
    16Samsung Galaxy A7052,56527956:30 am41ºC
    17Motorola One Macro52,56534933: 30h39.1ºC
    18ASUS Zenfone Max Pro (M2)52,484279211: 30hx
    19Motorola Moto G8 Play52,37633723: 30h38ºC
    20Samsung Galaxy A8052,34030783: 10amx

    PUBG Mobile Ranking

    PUBG is a phenomenon, here is the list of the best phones to play it on:

    1ASUS ROG Phone II56,000601005: 06h
    2LG G8s ThinQ56,000601004: 15hx
    3ASUS Zenfone 656,00060100n / dx
    4Xiaomi MI 955,94060993:00 am40.3ºC
    5ASUS Zenfone 5Z55,94060995: 06hx
    6Xiaomi Pocophone F155,94060993: 40hx
    7LG G8X ThinQ55,94060994: 50h41ºC
    8Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro54,500451003: 50h41.4ºC
    9Samsung Galaxy Note 954,27545954: 15hx
    10Samsung Galaxy Note 10+54,000401004: 30h42ºC
    11Huawei nova 5T54,000401004:00 am39ºC
    12Huawei P30 Pro54,00060995: 20hx
    13Motorola One Zoom52,91030973: 40h41ºC
    14Xiaomi Redmi Note 9s43,000301005: 30h33ºC
    15Motorola Moto G8 Play42,97030993: 35h40ºC
    16Multilaser H42,97030994: 20h42ºC
    17Motorola One Hyper42,97030993: 45h42ºC
    18Xiaomi Redmi Note 842,700271004: 30h40.3ºC
    19Motorola Moto G8 Plus42,600261003: 50h40ºC
    20Motorola One Macro32,79030933: 45h39.1ºC
    21Samsung Galaxy A7032,69729935: 30h41ºC

    Standoff Ranking 2

    Standoff 2 is CS: GO for cell phones. See the tested phones:

    1ASUS ROG Phone II56,37065984: 45hx
    2Samsung Galaxy Note 10+56,000601005: 20h42ºC
    3Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro56,000601004: 50h41.4ºC
    4Xiaomi MI 956,000601003: 10am40.3ºC
    5Xiaomi Redmi Note 856,000601004: 10am40.3ºC
    6Huawei nova 5T56,000601004: 50h39ºC
    7Xiaomi Redmi Note 9s56,000601005:50 am35ºC
    8Xiaomi Pocophone F156,000601004: 40hx
    9LG G8s ThinQ56,000601004: 50hx
    10Huawei P30 Pro56,000601006: 22hx
    11Samsung Galaxy A8056,000601004: 30hx
    12ASUS Zenfone 656,00060100n / dx
    13Motorola One Macro56,000601004: 10am39.1ºC
    14Multilaser H56,000601004: 50h41ºC
    15Motorola Moto G8 Plus55,94060994: 20h40ºC
    16Motorola One Zoom55,94060994: 50h41ºC
    17Huawei P30 Lite55,94060995: 10amx
    18LG G8X ThinQ55,94060996:30 am41ºC
    19Motorola One Hyper55,94099993: 40h40ºC
    20Motorola Moto G8 Play55,46060994: 30h37ºC
    21Samsung Galaxy A7054,95050997:00 am41ºC

    Shadowgun Legends Ranking

    A very heavy shooting game that challenges all smartphones:

    1Huawei nova 5T55,940591002: 30h40ºC
    2Xiaomi MI 955,82060971: 50h40.3ºC
    3ASUS ROG Phone II55,76064905: 30hx
    4ASUS Zenfone 655,3585794n / dx
    5LG G8X ThinQ54,84557854: 10am41ºC
    6LG G8s ThinQ54,42052853: 40hx
    7Samsung Galaxy Note 10+54,41045984:00 am42ºC
    8Xiaomi Redmi Note 754,40050884: 10amx
    9Samsung Galaxy A5053,60040905:00 amx
    10Motorola One Action53,60045804:05 amx
    11Samsung Galaxy A8053,04535873: 35hx
    12Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro53,00040754:00 am41.4ºC
    13Xiaomi Redmi Note 9s52,49632784:00 am35ºC
    14Motorola One Macro52,44834723: 30h39.1ºC
    15Multilaser H52,35631763: 40h42ºC
    16Motorola One Zoom52,00025804: 10am41ºC
    17Motorola One Hyper51,78521853: 30h41ºC
    18Motorola Moto G8 Play51,62428585:05 am38ºC
    19Samsung Galaxy A7051,44018806: 20h41ºC
    20Xiaomi Redmi Note 851,20016754:00 am40.3ºC

    Which tested smartphones run Fortnite?

    #SmartphonesMinimum FPSMaximum FPSResol.Graph.Wheel
    1Xiaomi MI 94860100MaximumWheel
    2Samsung Galaxy Note 10+3759100MaximumWheel
    3LG G8X ThinQ3030100MaximumWheel
    4Huawei nova 5T2830100MaximumWheel
    5Xiaomi Redmi Note 9s2230100MediumWheel
    6Samsung Galaxy A70213075LowWheel
    7Xiaomi Redmi Note 82030100MediumWheel
    8Multilaser H1630100MediumWheel
    9Motorola One Hyper1630100LowWheel
    10Motorola Moto G8 Play000No Wheel
    11Motorola One Macro000No Wheel

    How does scoring work?

    The points are classified by the maximum graphic quality that the cell phone can achieve. This is the first digit of the dots:

    • 5 – maximum graphic quality
    • 4 – high graphic quality
    • 3 – average graphic quality
    • 2 – low graphic quality
    • 1 – minimal graphic quality

    Immediately after having defined the graphic quality, the amount of FPS * multiplies the stability of the FPS.


    • If a smartphone reaches maximum graphic quality and makes 60 FPS at 100%, it will be 5 (graphic quality) 60 * 100 = 6000, so the score is 56000.
    • If a smartphone reaches average graphics quality and makes 30 FPS at 95%, it will be 3 (graphics quality) 30 * 95 = 2850, so the score is 32850.

    Keep following our ranking here, it will be updated throughout the year.

    How are the tests done?

    The best gaming smartphones in 2020 - Statistics data is captured using the GameBench Pro app

    Statistics data is captured using the GameBench Pro app, currently the best tool on the market for capturing this type of data. See more about GameBench Pro, click here and browse their website.

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