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Cheapest Phones for PUBG Mobile – Top 5 Cheapest Phones

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Today, I made a list of the Top 5 Cheapest Phones for PUBG (PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds) Mobile. These smartphones will let you play flawlessly with PUBG Mobile and will also SAVE you a lot of bucks.

I have been playing PUBG since its release in 2018 for Android and iOS platforms. I like the game so much that sometimes I can’t help myself from playing late at night. I’m undeniably addicted to it.

If you look at the requirements to play this game, it’s pretty simple. You will need a stable internet connection, at least 2GB of RAM, Android 5.1.1 or above (Android phones), and iOS 9.0 or above (iPhones).

However, if you want to play smoothly at medium frame rate settings with the cheapest smartphone, you will need at least 4GB of RAM and a mid-range processor like Snapdragon 6XX and above. Yes, that’s a medium frame rate and it’s still awesome.

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Top 5 Cheapest Phones for PUBG Mobile


Below is the list of the Cheapest phones for PUBG Mobile that you can choose from and still be able to win a lot in the game. These smartphones are perfect if you are on a tight budget.

#1 – BLU G9 (Released: May 2019)


Display: 6.3 inches (720 x 1520 pixels)
OS: Android 9.0 (Pie)
Hardware:  Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 Processor, 64GB Internal Memory, 4GB RAM
Battery: 4,000 mAh
Release Date: May 2019
Network: 4G LTE (1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/28) 3G: (850/900/1700/1900/2100): US compatibility Nationwide on all GSM Networks including AT&T, T-Mobile, Cricket, metro PCS, and others. Not compatible with CDMA networks like Verizon, Sprint and Boost mobile

Price: USD 149.99

BLU is known for releasing cheaper quality smartphones with higher specs. You will love the huge screen with infinity display, the fast processor, and the long battery life when playing PUBG Mobile. It was only recently released and comes with the latest Android OS.

This is one of the BEST deals you can get. It has an amazing design and allows fast charging. It also comes with a thin case, pre-installed screen protector, and an extra screen protector.

You can watch the sample Youtube Gameplay here.

#2 – UMIDIGI Power (Released: April 2019)


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Display: 6.3 inches (2340 x 1080 pixels)
OS: Android 9.0 (Pie)
Hardware: Octa-Core Helio P35 AI Processor, 64GB Internal Memory, 4GB RAM
Battery: 5,150 mAh
Network: 4G LTE – simultaneously Compatible with most of the GSM carriers ( Like T-Mobile or AT&T )

Price: USD 139.99

The UMIDIGI Power is another great choice. Despite the very low price, it packs very impressive specs for you to play PUBG Mobile. This smartphone has a very high pixel density, very huge battery capacity, and a faster processor than most mid-range smartphones.

The battery life of this smartphone can last up to 9 hours of gaming and it’s also capable of fast charging. It also comes with a case and a pre-installed screen protector. 

You can watch the awesome sample Youtube Gameplay here.

#3 – Xiaomi Mi A3 (Released: July 2019)


Display: 6.1 inches (720 x 1560 pixels)
OS: Android 9.0 (Pie); Android One
Hardware: Qualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665 Processor, 128GB Internal Memory, 4GB RAM
Battery: 4,030 mAh
Release Date: July 2019
Network: GSM – LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300) 

Price: USD 180.00 (128 GB)

You can also find a cheaper price by getting the 64GB version of this smartphone. Recently released, this smartphone is one of the best and cheapest smarpthones from Xiaomi.

The processor is fast and amazing and the RAM is huge to allow a smooth gaming experience in PUBG Mobile. It also has one of the best battery life in the market. Overall this smartphone is impressive and one of the best bang for the buck.

You can watch the sample Youtube Gameplay here.

#4 – Moto G7 Power (Released: February 2019)


Display: 6.2 inches (720 x 1570 pixels)
OS: Android 9.0 (Pie)
Hardware:  Snapdragon 632, Octa-core (4×1.8 GHz Kryo Gold & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo Silver), 64GB Internal Memory, 4GB RAM
Battery: 5,000 mAh
Release Date: February 2019
Network: 4G LTE Cat7 (bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 17, 28, 66); 3G UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100 –

Price: USD 168.00

If you want a smartphone from a more popular brand that was also recently released, this will never fail to amuse you. It comes with very huge battery capacity for longer PUBG Mobile gameplay without charging.

The huge screen, very fast processor and huge RAM is just amazing for the very low price. This is one of the most highly-rated smartphones out there.

You can watch the sample Youtube Gameplay here.

#5 – Xiaomi Mi A2


Xiaomi Mi A2

Display: 5.99 inches (1080 x 2160 pixels)
OS: Android 8.1 (Oreo), upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie); Android One
Hardware:  Snapdragon 660, Octa-core (4×2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260), 64GB Internal Memory, 4GB RAM
Battery: 3,000 mAh
Release Date: July 2018
Network: 4G – LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 38(2600), 40(2300) – Global ; 3G – HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 – Global

Price: USD 154.00

Another highly-rated smartphone in the market, the Mi A2 packs a huge screen, a very decent mid-range processor and huge RAM. It’s also more affordable than the Mi A3.

You can also upgrade the OS to Android 9.0 to have the smoothest experience when playing PUBG Mobile.

You can watch the sample Youtube Gameplay here.

Smartphones to AVOID


There are smartphones that have great hardware specs and the latest software updates, but when you try it with PUBG MObile and other games that require quick screen touches, you will notice some touch latency issues. This touch delay which is mostly due to poor OS versions or updates can affect your gameplay significantly up to a point that you will find the game unplayable on that device.

Always find time to look at online forums and Reddit for any touch latency issues encountered by other users for specific smartphones that you want to get. Examples of these smartphones with great specs but with several threads on the internet about touch latency issues are Huawei Honor Play, Xiaomi Pocophone F1, and Xiaomi Redmi Note 7.

You also need to avoid smartphones with physical <Home>, <Back>, and <Recent Apps> buttons at the bottom. It’s hard not to accidentally press those buttons while playing and if that happens, it will ruin your gameplay. It’s also troublesome to install apps that can disable and re-enable those buttons during gameplay.

Summary


You don’t need to spend too much on high-end smartphones in order to have a great PUBG Mobile gameplay experience. All you need is a smartphone that is affordable with the right specs and compatible game settings.

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What do you think of these cheapest phones for PUBG Mobile? I would love to hear from you.

Just leave your comment in the comments section below. 

10 thoughts on “Cheapest Phones for PUBG Mobile – Top 5 Cheapest Phones

  1. Hello Chris, I must say that this article is very helpful and informative. I was looking for some cheap phones for PUBG Mobile when I stumbled upon your article. Here I can find the phones that fit my budget. Xiaomi Mi A3 is my favorite one, it has such great design, how are the graphics and display and how long will it take to charge the battery?

    1. Hey Danijel, thank you for the comment. Xiaomi Mi A3 is an excellent smartphone for PUBG Mobile and it’s very affordable as well. Also, the HD display of this phone has Super AMOLED technology which provides more vivid and realistic colors compared to IPS LCD that you can find in most iPhones.
      Note that the default charger has 10W of output but the phone also supports an 18W fast charger. In just 1 hour of fast charging its huge battery, it will fill already at about 90%. On the other hand, if you use the 10W charger, it will take around 2 hours to charge at 100%.

  2. I have always been one to have a cheap phone that is higher qquality.The crrent phone that I’m using now is like that. And I’m very happy with it.after several years, it starts to get slower so you do have to upgrade it your phone basically every several years I think. That’s why I prefer to spend less money

    1. Hey Jake, games that are available today (like PUBG mobile) are getting more and more complex. Phones that were released several years back will most likely not be able to run it smoothly. What are the specs of your phone right now?

  3. Hello. Before I forget, I think your background image is super nice. There’s a vibe to it that suits your niche perfectly.

    Honestly, I’ve never heard of the first and second brand you mentioned but if they function well in this code-heavy game then they must be really good for the price.  I think you can buy several of these for the price of an iPhone

    Sunny. 

    1. Thank you, Sonny. BLU is an American brand smartphone. Their headquarters is in Miami, FL. BLU is an acronym for Bold Like Us and they have released affordable phones with better specs than competitors since 2009. Their smartphones are very popular on Amazon.

      UMIDIGI, on the other hand, is a Chinese brand and it has released a lot of smartphone models since 2012. They also have a smartphone called UMIDIGI F1 that was released back in January 2019 and it’s also very affordable. It’s one of the flagship killers.

  4. ur article was interesting and informative. I have got a lot of information about the cheapest phones for PUBG Mobile. I also enjoyed reading your article. I like the Xiaomi Mi A3 phone. I want to buy the Xiaomi Mi A3 phone. Can you help me to buy the Xiaomi Mi A3 phone? I have bookmarked your website so that I can come back to your website later.

    1. Hey Md Millat, you are welcome. Also, to answer your question, you can easily get the Xiaomi Mi A3 on Amazon. It has a 4.5 out of 5 average rating on Amazon and over 4,490 ratings and reviews.

  5. I have my little brother who is a fan of the battle royal game, but his smartphone doesn’t allow him to play well. 

    In fact, the battery of his phone doesn’t last for long and often so much that he is addicted to this game, he plugs the phone into the outlet while playing. What I find too risky for him.

    I’ve thought about finding him another smartphone that can allow him to play properly, and I think your post is the prototype I was looking for.
    I need a phone with a battery that can last a long time, and I thought of choosing the UMIDIGI Power with a battery capacity of 5,150 mAh.

     Is my choice correct? Waiting for your confirmation before I place my order.
    Thanks!

    1. That is really risky because the phone heats up while charging and the temperature rises even more when you use it while playing PUBG.

      Yes, UMIDIGI Power is a very good choice. The battery capacity of this phone is as huge as my power bank right now. It is also capable of fast charging. Despite having a huge battery capacity, it is only 8.8 mm thin. The iPhone 11 is only at 8.3 mm so you can see how thin UMIDIGI Power is.

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