PUBG Mobile is a graphics-intensive game that demands a powerful phone, and the Razer Phone is your best option.

Our Pick

Razer Phone

The best gaming phone, period.

The Razer Phone is a specs beast, with a powerful Snapdragon 835 chipset, a whopping 8GB of RAM, a huge 4000mAh battery, and a 5.7-inch display that supports a refresh rate of up to 120Hz — capable of producing the most buttery-smooth frame rate you've seen on a phone.

$699 at Amazon

Why you should buy the Razer Phone

If you've played PUBG Mobile, you'll know it's a very fast-paced and competitive game. If you want to win consistently, you'll need to refine your reflexes and learn how to scan the horizon for enemies and try and get the jump on them before they see you.

With the Razer Phone, you get a phone that's perfectly designed to handle a game like PUBG Mobile. The specs will run the game smooth as butter and the display is capable of running the game at its highest graphics settings. The front-facing speakers are nice and loud and will let you hear the subtle sounds around your character, and even the blockish design is great with none of that curved screen business which could result in accidental touches around the edges.

Then, there's the massive battery which is enhanced by the gaming optimization features built into the Razer Phone's software that let you prioritized game performance or battery life and can also block incoming notifications so a distraction doesn't cause you an early demise. Plus, it's also got front-facing speakers that sound amazing and 64GB of onboard storage along with a dedicated microSD slot.

A Razer Phone won't make you a better PUBG player, but it will let your skills grow without ever impeding your gameplay.


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The Best Display

Samsung Galaxy S9+

The most gorgeous screen you'll see on a phone.

The Galaxy S9+ is a great gaming phone because it is a great phone, period. But when it comes to playing a game like PUBG Mobile, the best differentiator the Galaxy S9+ has going for it is its brilliant Infinity Display.

Samsung has refined its top flagship to make the performance slightly faster and the display slightly brighter for an all-around better experience for mobile gamers.

$820 at Amazon

This phone has the top-end specs you'd expect and easily handles running PUBG itself, but you also get some other great hardware features like a headphone jack, a microSD card slot, water resistance, and support for wireless charging that make it a better phone overall.

I personally think this phone is not as comfortable to hold for lengthy gaming sessions without a case, but it's arguably a better phone overall than the Razer Phone so if camera performance and a sleek design for your phone are your top priority, this is a great option.

Value Pick

OnePlus 6

A great deal, with gaming chops.

With a game like PUBG Mobile, you're going to want to play on a newer phone to get the best performance from the game itself. But these days, to buy a brand new flagship phone can mean dropping up to or over $1000.

The OnePlus 6 costs just $529 and comes with a Snapdragon 845 and 6GB of RAM base, with an option for 8GB if you so desire. The display is big and bright, too, which makes for a better time trying to track down enemies across a field.

$529 at OnePlus

The OnePlus 6 is a great option for anyone who wants to save some money on a device with flagship specs.

Bottom line

PUBG Mobile is an intense game that can be scaled down to play on low-end devices, but for the best experience, you're going to want a phone that's been designed to run games at their highest settings. Sure, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and OnePlus 6 are outstanding devices that run PUBG Mobile like a dream.

In my experience, the Razer Phone has proven to be the best device with its 120Hz refresh rate and design focused for gamers.