I want to buy a new phone for Gaming purposes. Below are my requirements.

1. Performance is the topmost priority
2. Camara performance can be neglected
3. Long battery backup
4. Headphone-jack is preferable
5. Durability should be also be taken into consideration
6. Excellent screen quality

And my budget is 40-42k, So which of the phones mentioned in the title should I buy?

Note:- I won't say I am a hardcore gamer but definitely a passionate one.

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    The 7T (non-pro) definitely fails in the screen department - mine had some horribly uneven gray levels at lower brightness. The XR is really weak in comparison to the other two. Perhaps the "Nubia Red Magic 3S" might be an option too? I have no idea how much it costs in your market though.
    – towe
    Commented Feb 12, 2020 at 14:44
  • Good suggestion though!! It would cost around 43k INR for me. Commented Feb 13, 2020 at 4:39

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Just going off of Geekbench data for these devices (Higher is better):

ASUS ROG Phone 2: Single Core: 722 Multi Core: 2467 CPU Clock: 1.8GHz (approx) Core Count: 8

OnePlus 7T: Single Core: 760 Multi Core: 2695 CPU Clock: 1.8 GHz (approx) Core Count: 8

iPhone XR: Single Core: 1108 Multi Core: 2573 CPU Clock: 2.5 GHz (Approx) Core Count: 6

The ASUS ROG Phone 2 and OnePlus 7T are very similar due to the phone using the same chipset for CPU.

If I was making this decision, I’d get the iPhone Xr. iPhones just work, where Android has too many areas (in my opinion) to break and cause issues for the user. I am also an Apple fan boy though. I have an iPhone XR, and it takes everything I throw at it. I left it in a snow bank for 30 minutes and it still works no issues.

  • I was also thinking about iPhone XR, but one thing is keeping me away from buying iPhone is it doesn't have a headphone jack. What do you say? Commented Feb 13, 2020 at 4:35
  • I’d say to do one of these things. Buy the Lightning jack to 3.5 adapter for 10$ in the USA since one doesn’t come with it (ever wonder how Apple is worth 1 Trillion dollars), use the lightning cable earpods that come with the phone, or buy some wireless earbuds or headphones Commented Feb 13, 2020 at 4:41
  • you are right, 10$ in USA won't be a big deal, but in my country India it is kinda a big deal to spend extra 1k INR for me. Anyway thanks for your help, (Accepted) Commented Feb 13, 2020 at 5:34
  • just came to know that iPhone XR doesn't even have an FHD screen. A big no Commented Feb 27, 2020 at 9:40
  • Yes, the iPhone XR doesn't have an FHD screen, but the screen quality is awesome compared to some similar phones in the market. I would personally still buy the iPhone XR Commented Mar 20, 2020 at 17:22

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