Best Gaming Smartphones for Gamers in Nigeria

OnePlus8 Pro

What are the best gaming smartphones for gamers in Nigeria? This is a question we will be answering in today’s post. As a mobile gamer, it is important that you play your games with a smartphone that gives you the best gaming experience. Some device is just not fit for gaming due to their poor hardware and software settings. This kind of device will frustrate you especially playing high-end mobile games like PUBG Mobile, NBA 2K, Call of Duty, FIFA Football e.t.c. Picking a smartphone from our list here will no doubt guarantee a smooth, fast and lag-free gaming experience.

Best Gaming Smartphones

Oneplus 8 Pro

OnePlus8 Pro

The OnePlus 8 Pro is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 chipset, which is one of the best chip in the Android world right now. The smartphone has an eight cores processor with one reaching a clock speed of 2.84 GHz. Adreno 650 GPU handles everything related to graphics on the phone. The OnePlus phone runs on the company’s neat OxygenOS 10 skin on top of Android 10 OS. The display is also a key aspect of gaming performance, the phone sports a 6.78″ Fluid AMOLED panel with 1440p, HDR10+ and a 120 Hz refresh rate. Below are the key specs of the OnePlus 8 Pro;

  • 6.78″ Fluid AMOLED display
  • 8GB or 12 RAM/256GB ROM
  • Snapdragon 865 SoC (7nm+)
  • Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585)
  • 48MP + 48MP + 8MP + 5MP main camera
  • 16MP selfie camera
  • 4,510 mAh battery capacity
  • 30W wired fast charging, 30W fast wireless charging

Xiaomi Black Shark 3s

Xiaomi Black Shark 3s

Manufactured by Xiaomi, the Black Shark 3s is a pure gaming smartphone. It is the third member of the Black Shark 3 series – Black Shark 3 and 3 Pro. This one comes with a 6.67″ AMOLED display and features 1080p, Always-on display, HDR10+, 120 Hz refresh rate and 120nits brightness. Just like the OnePlus 8 Pro, it is powered by Snapdragon 865 chipset. There are other gaming features like Game Turbo in the Black Shark 3s to ensure you get the best of gaming performance. 

  • 6.67-inch AMOLED display
  • 12GB RAM/128GB/256GB ROM
  • Snapdragon 865 chipset
  • Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585)
  • Android 10
  • 64MP + 13MP + 5MP main camera
  • 20MP selfie camera
  • 4,729 mAh battery capacity
  • 65W fast wired charging

iPhone 11 Pro Max / iPhone 11 Pro

iPhone 11 Pro image

Apple arguably has the best hardware when it comes to smartphones. It shouldn’t be a surprise seeing their latest iPhone 11 series making the list here. The duo is powered by the A13 Bionic chipset which bests the Snapdragon 865 chipset in virtually all benchmark scores. The screen has a Super Retina XDR OLED panel and features 800 nits max brightness, Dolby Vision, HDR10, Wide colour gamut, True-tone and 120Hz touch-sensing.

  • 5.8″ (iPhone 11 Pro), 6.5″ (iPhone 11 Pro Max) display
  • iOS 13
  • Apple A13 Bionic (7nm+)
  • 4GB RAM/64GB/256GB/512GB ROM
  • Hexa-core (2×2.65 GHz Lightning + 4×1.8 GHz Thunder)
  • 12MP + 12MP + 12MP main camera
  • 12MP + SL 3D selfie camera
  • 3,046 mAh (iPhone 11 Pro), 3,969 mAh (iPhone 11 Pro Max)

Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus and S20 Ultra


Next on the list of the best gaming smartphones for gamers in Nigeria is the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus and S20 Ultra. This duo is one of the best smartphones of 2020 and has high-end hardware, software and display specs. Their Dynamic AMOLED panel features 1440p, HDR10+, Always-on display and 120Hz refresh rate for FHD and 60Hz refresh rate for QHD display.

  • 6.7″ (S20+), 6.9″ (S20 Ultra) display
  • Snapdragon 865 chipset
  • Android 10 (One UI 2.0)
  • 8GB RAM/128GB ROM(S20+), 12GB RAM/128GB ROM (S20 Ultra)
  • 64+12+12+0.3MP (S20+), 108+48+12+0.3MP (S20 Ultra) main camera
  • 10MP (S20+), 40MP (S20 Ultra) selfie camera
  • 4,500 mAh (S20+), 5,000 mAh (S20 Ultra)
  • 25W (S20+), 45W (S20 Ultra) fast charging

Lenovo Legion Duel

Lenovo Legion Duel image

Legion Duel is Lenovo’s first pure gaming smartphone and is definitely worth considering. It is kind of similar to Black Shark 3s with lots of gaming features. For example, it has a water repellent coating. The phone sports a 6.65″ AMOLED display with 144Hz refresh rate and HDR10+. It also the first smartphone with a CPU clock speed of 3.0+ GHz. You need a high performing CPU to enjoy gaming on a smartphone.

  • Snapdragon 865+ SoC (7nm+)
  • Android 10 (Legion OS)
  • 6.65″ AMOLED display
  • Octa-core (1×3.09 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585)
  • 64MP + 16MP main camera
  • Motorized pop-up 20MP selfie camera
  • 12GB or 16GB RAM /256GB/128GB/512GB ROM
  • 5,000 mAh battery capacity

Nubia Red Magic 5s

Nubia Red Magic 5G image

We have another pure gaming smartphone, this time around it is from ZTE Nubia. The Red Magic 5s has a gaming body build design that looks like the Black Shark 3s and Lenovo Legion Duel. It has an AMOLED display with a 144Hz refresh rate and powered by Snapdragon 865 chipset.

  • Android 10 (Redmagic 3.0)
  • 6.65″ AMOLED display
  • Snapdragon 865 SoC
  • Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585)
  • 8GB, 12GB, 16GB RAM/128GB/256GB/256GB ROM
  • 64MP + 8MP + 2MP main camera
  • 8MP selfie camera
  • 4,500 mAh battery capacity

Sony Xperia 1 II

Sony Xperia 1 II

The Sony Xperia 2 has arguably the best display resolution in all of the smartphones. The display is an integral part of having the best gaming performance, so is the hardware. And here, the Sony phone comes with the Snapdragon 865 chipset. Below are the key specs of this device; 

  • 12+12+12+0.3MP main camera
  • 8MP selfie camera
  • 6.5″ OLED 1644p display
  • Android 10 OS
  • Snapdragon 865 chipset
  • 8GB RAM/256GB ROM
  • 4,000 mAh battery capacity
  • 21W fast wired charging

Huawei P40 Pro

Every year the Huawei P-series produces one of the best smartphones overall. The year 2020 is no different as we have the P40 series. One of the standout devices of this series is the P40 Pro. It promises the best in terms of performance and longevity.

  • 6.58″ OLED 1,200p display
  • Kirin 990 SoC
  • Octa-core (2×2.86 GHz Cortex-A76 & 2×2.36 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×1.95 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • Android 10 (EMUI 10.1)
  • 8GB RAM/128GB/256GB/512GB ROM
  • 50+40+12+TOF 3D main camera
  • 32MP + IR TOF 3D selfie camera
  • 4,200 mAh battery capacity

Xiaomi Redmi K30 Ultra

Xiaomi Redmi K30 Ultra

Coming up at number nine in the best gaming smartphones for gamers in Nigeria, we have the Redmi K30 Ultra. It is a premium device from Xiaomi’s sub-brand Redmi. It features MediaTek’s best chipset in the game – Dimensity 1000+ which has a 7nm manufacturing process tech. See the key specs of the Redmi K30 Ultra below;

  • 6.67″ Super AMOLED display
  • Android 10 (MIUI 11)
  • Octa-core (4×2.6 GHz Cortex-A77 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • 6GB or 8GB RAM/128GB/128GB/512GB ROM
  • 64+13+5+2MP main camera
  • Motorized pop-up 16MP selfie camera
  • 4,400 mAh battery capacity
  • 33W fast charging

Asus ROG Phone 3

Asus is a prominent player in the PC gaming world. The company were among the pioneers of gaming smartphones. Their gaming latest export – The ROG Phone 3 is a beast when it comes to performance and features. It comes with an RGB light panel on its back and has a pressure-sensitive zones a.k.a gaming triggers.

  • 6.59″ AMOLED display
  • Snapdragon 865 SoC
  • Android 10 (ROG UI)
  • 8GB or 12GB RAM/128GB/128GB/256GB
  • 64+13+5MP main camera
  • 24MP selfie camera
  • 6,000 mAh battery capacity
  • 30W fast charging

This is our 10 best gaming smartphone to use. All of the devices listed here are readily available in Nigeria and can be assured of having the best gaming performance running high-end games like PUBG Mobile.


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