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 Feb 12 at 14:44
  • Good suggestion though!! It would cost around 43k INR for me. – Parth Savaliya Feb 13 at 4:39

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.

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  • 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? – Parth Savaliya Feb 13 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 – Trevor Hummer Feb 13 at 4:41
  • If that helps and is what you’ve gone through with remember to accept my answer. It would be greatly appreciated. – Trevor Hummer Feb 13 at 5:09
  • 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) – Parth Savaliya Feb 13 at 5:34
  • just came to know that iPhone XR doesn't even have an FHD screen. A big no – Parth Savaliya Feb 27 at 9:40

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