- PUBG Mobile Lite has a 491MB download size
- It is playable on the Redmi Go which starts at Rs. 4,499
- The Rs. 5,999 Redmi 7A offers a very good PUBG Mobile Lite experience
We have reviewed hundreds of smartphones here at Gadgets 360, and one of the most common comments we get has to be “Can it run PUBG?”. While most smartphones are now powerful enough to play the game, some of the more affordable ones struggle, and the experience isn’t always enjoyable. Tencent Games recently launched a less resource-hungry version of the game called PUBG Mobile Lite, aimed at entry-level smartphones. PUBG Mobile Lite is just 491MB in size, so it shouldn’t be a problem even if you buy the base variant of a smartphone. But how low can you go? Which is the least expensive smartphone that you can play PUBG Mobile Lite on and still have a good time? We compare some popular devices to find out.
Playing PUBG Mobile on entry-level phones
Flagships have no issues running PUBG Mobile even at the highest settings, but phones that cost between Rs. 10,000 and Rs. 20,000 tend to run it at medium settings. As you go lower down the price scale, you will notice that phones tend to default to the lowest settings. With models such as the Nokia 2.2 (Review) and LG W30 (Review), we noticed that there was a lot of lag and stutter in the gameplay causing it to be unplayable.
Enter PUBG Mobile Lite
In order to get a good idea of how low-end smartphones will handle PUBG Mobile Lite, we compiled a list of popular processors which are found in most low-end smartphones at the moment. We picked the Nokia 2.2 (Review), which has a MediaTek Helio A22 SoC, the Realme C2 (Review) with its MediaTek Helio P22 SoC, the Redmi Go ₹ 4,790 (Review) for its Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC, and the Redmi 7A ₹ 5,799 (Review) which uses the Snapdragon 439 SoC. The Redmi Go is the most affordable model in this list, costing Rs. 4,499. It runs Google’s optimised Android Go software and has just 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage.