IF YOU WANT A GREAT GAMING PHONE, SAMSUNG AND APPLE ARE NOT THE ONES:
It takes a manufacture to realize that those phones we all buy, are going to be used a lot while not on the phone. Most the young generation plays games constantly on their phones. And when they get together with their friends, they talk about “which level are you on in Football”, or “did you get to make friends with Fluffy?”
So, this blog today is going to go over the top 5 smartphones that are best for games. What qualifies a smartphone to be the best for this? If you think that Apple and Samsung are the best for this, think again. There are some other big players in the market that have surpassed these phone giants as far as speed, and memory.
TOP 5 PHONES FOR GAMING:
- Black Shark 5 Phone by XIAOMI
- Asus ROG Phone 5S
- Red Magic 7
- Red Magic 7 pro
- Apple Iphone 13 Pro (Ok, so Apple made the number 5 slot, but in the Pro Edition)
Black Shark 5 Phone:
- The best speakers we’ve heard on a phone
- Top-notch performance
- Satisfying physical triggers
- No headphone socket or wireless charging
- Advertisements in the system apps
The Black Shark 5 Pro is one of the most powerful gaming phones that money can buy. Its pop-up physical triggers are both satisfying to use and a competitive advantage when it comes to shooter games. Combine this with a large and bright OLED display and the most impressive speakers we’ve tested on a smartphone, and you’re on to a winner.
What’s more, the phone is easy to live with on a daily basis, thanks to its lightning-fast charging and decent camera performance. If you’re looking for something that can game with the best, without sacrificing usability, then the Black Shark 5 Pro is an excellent option.
Asus ROG Phone 5S
- Excellent stereo speakers
- Snappy performance
- Large, bright and responsive screen
- The battery doesn’t last as long as you’d hope
- It’s a chunky one
The ROG Phone 5 impressed us by not only being an excellent gaming phone but by being a great phone in all regards. The 5S takes that winning formula and improves it even further by bumping up the CPU specs and increasing the touch response rate.
It’s got a stylish and futuristic finish, excellent performance and a big, bright display. The included cooler adds triggers and a kickstand to the rear of the device when attached – an ingenious design. We think it’s one of the best gaming phones money can buy.
RED MAGIC 7
- One of the most powerful gaming phones around
- Blazing-fast 165Hz refresh rate
- Great styling and cooling
- The cameras aren’t great
- Battery life could be better
The RedMagic 7 features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset with active cooling to enable uncompromising gaming performance. Its gaming software is among the best around and the capacitive touch triggers are well implemented. Meanwhile, the gorgeous AMOLED panel with its speedy 165Hz refresh rate is equally great for gaming and media consumption.
Middling battery life and underwhelming camera performance hold it back from taking the top spot, but at this price point, it’s an excellent choice.
RED MAGIC 7 PRO
- Premium look and feel
- Excellent gaming performance
- Cutting edge UPC tech
- The under-panel camera is pretty terrible
- Less RAM and lower refresh rate than the RedMagic 7
While we were more impressed by the RedMagic 7 Pro’s more affordable sibling, the Pro is still an excellent gaming phone that shouldn’t be ignored. It has a solid build quality that screams quality, the gaming performance is top-notch and the battery life gets a boost, too.
The under-panel camera allows for a near bezel-free and notch-less design that looks mighty impressive. Unfortunately, this cutting edge camera tech results in a pretty awful selfie camera and you still pay a premium for it.
APPLE IPHONE 13 PRO MAX
- Massive screen
- 120Hz ProMotion smoothness
- Top-notch cameras
- A single Lightning port is limiting for gamers
- No headphone socket
This one might not be targeted specifically at gamers, but that doesn’t mean it can’t game. There are tonnes of iOS exclusive games, some of which are truly excellent, and we reckon the best device to enjoy them on is the iPhone 13 Pro Max.
It’s got a gorgeous and gigantic display with a speedy 120Hz refresh rate and plenty of power to run games with. Battery life is excellent, too, so you can get a good long session in before you’ll need to top it up.
HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST “GAMING” PHONE FOR YOU: WILL BE ON MY NEXT BLOG, DATED: JULY 18TH, 2022
This article originally written by Luke Baker for POCKET LINT.COM