Gamers are argu­ing end­less­ly about which is bet­ter: a con­sole or a com­put­er, but slow­ly we notice how more and more games are being devel­oped and port­ed to smart­phones. The con­ve­nience of such a sys­tem is obvi­ous, we can always take our favorite games with us, we will not be bored in line or at lec­tures. The main thing is to choose the right gam­ing smart­phone. But today we’ll talk about how to do this and which smart­phones are worth atten­tion.

How to choose a smartphone for gaming?

Smart­phone spec­i­fi­ca­tions make a huge leap for­ward every year: yes­ter­day we start­ed with a snake on the Nokia 3310, and today we are already play­ing FIFA 17 on the sub­way. But there is also a price for this plea­sure — at least we need a more pow­er­ful device.

So, the char­ac­ter­is­tics that you should pay atten­tion to when choos­ing a smart­phone for gam­ing:

  • Proces­sor speed — with a pow­er­ful proces­sor inside, the smart­phone will be able to han­dle mul­ti­task­ing, even while you have a game run­ning. Most of all, we rec­om­mend smart­phones with a dual-core proces­sor.
  • Mem­o­ry — You will need at least 1 GB of RAM and at least 16 GB of inter­nal mem­o­ry. But remem­ber that these are the min­i­mum require­ments, and many games can slow down on them. An almost win-win option is 2GB of RAM and 64GB of inter­nal mem­o­ry.
  • Auton­o­my — yes, yes, for games you will need a very, very pow­er­ful bat­tery. If you do not want to con­stant­ly look for an out­let or chain your­self to an exter­nal bat­tery, look for a smart­phone whose bat­tery capac­i­ty is not low­er, but bet­ter, high­er than 3000 mAh.

For opti­mal per­for­mance, you will need a large screen, so you should look for phablets with a dis­play of 5.5 inch­es or more. But remem­ber that a large screen con­sumes more bat­tery pow­er.

Pay atten­tion also to the OS — iOS and Android are best suit­ed for games, since the App­Store and Google Play have the largest selec­tion of games from var­i­ous devel­op­ers.

Smartphones for games

Samsung Galaxy S8

After almost a year of the throne of the main smart­phone of gamers was occu­pied by the Sam­sung Galaxy S7, it will not come as a sur­prise to any­one that the Galaxy S8 has tak­en its place. Whether you choose the S8 or S8 Plus, you’ll get a device that can han­dle any game on the mar­ket today.

The huge AMOLED dis­play is capa­ble of sup­port­ing QHD+ ‑2960x1440 res­o­lu­tion. Depend­ing on where you live, this smart­phone will be equipped with either Qual­comm Snap­drag­on 835 or Sam­sung Exynos 8895 with a 300mAh bat­tery.

Beau­ti­ful design, thin body and pow­er that will allow you to enjoy any game with plea­sure.

We also note that Sam­sung has tak­en care of Game tools, a fea­ture intro­duced on the S7. So, if you’re seri­ous about gam­ing, the S8 or S8 Plus won’t dis­ap­point you for sure.

And do not for­get that in the game set­tings you can set the fill to the full screen to fit the dis­play size of the Galaxy S8.

Apple iPhone 7 Plus

Love­ly, fast, big and per­fect for gam­ing. Now the iPhone 7 Plus is one of the fastest smart­phones on the plan­et.

The large 5.5″ dis­play is the per­fect choice for mobile gam­ing — not too small and not too big. As many as 4 cores will be respon­si­ble for per­for­mance, 3 giga­bytes of RAM — for the speed of your games, and options of 32, 128 or 256 GB — for the num­ber of games that you can down­load on iPhone.

If you’ve played games on iPhone before, you’ll know how easy this smart­phone from Apple han­dles gam­ing, how smooth the graph­ics look and how respon­sive the dis­play is.

The Game Cen­ter app is com­pat­i­ble with all the games in the App­Store, and the selec­tion of games is real­ly impres­sive — there is no such man­u­fac­tur­er who would not rush to add their game to the App­Store library.

Samsung Galaxy S7

It’s still a great smart­phone that you can get for less than the flag­ship Galaxy S8.

But it will pro­vide you with a gor­geous 5.1‑inch AMOLED dis­play, pow­ered by Snap­drag­on 820 proces­sor. With Galazy S7, your games will look and run quick­ly and spec­tac­u­lar­ly. Also, don’t for­get that in addi­tion to 64GB of built-in mem­o­ry, you can always use the built-in MicroSD slot, so that all your favorite games will def­i­nite­ly fit on your smart­phone.

Thanks to the built-in func­tions of the Sam­sung Galaxy S7, games will become even more fun and social — advanced set­tings will allow you to run the Game Launch­er and Game Tools, and opti­mize your smart­phone for games so that you will not be dis­tract­ed and even stream games.

The declin­ing price of the for­mer flag­ship may also become the final argu­ment.

Moto Z Play

When we play games from a smart­phone, we always pay atten­tion to the bat­tery charge — we don’t want to leave the game because there are 20% of the charge left. This is exact­ly what the noto­ri­ous Motoro­la com­pa­ny took care of when launch­ing the Moto Z Play smart­phone mod­el.

A pow­er­ful 3.510 mAh bat­tery with an effi­cient proces­sor and a low­er res­o­lu­tion dis­play increase the bat­tery life on a sin­gle charge. Note that the dis­play will not be as bright as oth­er smart­phones, but the col­or cal­i­bra­tion and view­ing angle are still impres­sive.

And thanks to the mod­u­lar design of the smart­phone, you can add a more pow­er­ful bat­tery, thus get­ting anoth­er 2.260 mAh.

All this would be use­less if the Z Play could­n’t han­dle the rest of the tasks, thank­ful­ly, that’s not the case at all. Ges­ture and voice con­trol makes work­ing with the device incred­i­bly con­ve­nient.

This smart­phone is def­i­nite­ly worth pay­ing atten­tion to, giv­en its price, qual­i­ty and pow­er.

HTC 10

Gamers know how hard and incon­ve­nient it is to play with lags, and if con­soles and PCs allow you to cus­tomize almost the entire game­play, it’s not so easy with smart­phones — it all depends on the recall of the dis­play.

In this regard, HTC sur­passed the rest with last year’s flag­ship HTC 10. The low­est response time to touch among all smart­phones (yes, includ­ing iPhone and Sam­sung) belongs to this par­tic­u­lar device. And this is espe­cial­ly impor­tant for games.

Oth­er than that, the HTC-10 is a very nice and suc­cess­ful smart­phone with good sound qual­i­ty, a 12MP cam­era and excel­lent per­for­mance thanks to the Snap­drag­on 820 quad-core 2.2GHz.

The smart­phone has a spec­tac­u­lar body and is avail­able in gray, sil­ver and gold col­ors.

One Plus 5

Every­one who does not play games already appre­ci­at­ed this smart­phone, but for gam­ing it will also be a very, very good choice. Thanks to the pow­er­ful bat­tery, you can play for a long time with­out being dis­tract­ed by recharg­ing. Espe­cial­ly nice is that the smart­phone does not heat up under heavy load.

The large 5.5‑inch dis­play does an excel­lent job of dis­play­ing col­ors, the res­o­lu­tion of 1080x2080 is more than enough, so games will be bright and sat­u­rat­ed. The Qual­comm Snap­drag­on 835 quad-core proces­sor deliv­ers the per­for­mance you need to run mul­ti­ple games and apps at the same time. And of course, the 3300mAh bat­tery will be an incred­i­ble helper. No more words need­ed here — this smart­phone is def­i­nite­ly worth the mon­ey.

Google Pixel

Com­pact, light­weight and easy to use smart­phone on Android Nougat is Google Pix­el. What makes it suit­able for gam­ing? First of all, this is its speed — the Qual­comm Snap­drag­on 821 chipset copes with any gam­ing tasks with a bang — launch a game, check mail, launch a social net­work and switch between appli­ca­tions — all this is quite with­in its reach. The bat­tery has a capac­i­ty of 2770 mAh, it may seem that this is not enough, but we always have exter­nal bat­ter­ies for such cas­es. The 5‑inch dis­play pro­vides a com­fort­able smart­phone with a not too huge screen.

And if you take into account oth­er fea­tures, such as an impres­sive cam­era, a styl­ish body, numer­ous bonus­es from Google, then the smart­phone def­i­nite­ly stands among the best options avail­able to gamers.

If you want a big­ger screen, Google has got you cov­ered too — the Google Pix­el XL comes with a spec­tac­u­lar 5.5‑inch screen.

One Plus 3T

Anoth­er smart­phone from One­Plus that has con­quered and con­tin­ues to con­quer many. It is capa­ble of load­ing games 48% faster than the Sam­sung Galaxy S7 Edge. An impres­sive 6 GB of RAM is respon­si­ble for this, so you can run sev­er­al games at once and switch between them when­ev­er you want. It is espe­cial­ly suit­able for those who are look­ing for a smart­phone for games, but do not want to spend too much.

A large 5.5‑inch dis­play will pro­vide excel­lent dis­play of games, a res­o­lu­tion of 1080x1920 will take care of the qual­i­ty. The Qual­comm Snap­drag­on 821 proces­sor, which we already men­tioned, will do its job per­fect­ly, and the built-in mem­o­ry of 64 or 128 GB will def­i­nite­ly be enough for all your favorite and inter­est­ing games.

The Android 6.0 oper­at­ing sys­tem will allow access to all games pub­lished on Google Play.

In gen­er­al, this option will suit almost all gamers — what­ev­er you wish for, the One­Plus 3T is ready to han­dle it. Oth­er­wise, by the way, this smart­phone also gets excel­lent rat­ings, so you have some­thing to think about!

Sony Xperia XZs

It would seem that this is not the most pop­u­lar and not the most lux­u­ri­ous smart­phone on the mar­ket. And in prin­ci­ple, Sony has not pleased fans with trendy devices for a long time. How­ev­er, not many peo­ple know that Sony opti­mizes its smart­phones specif­i­cal­ly for games. And it should be not­ed that the Sony Xpe­ria XZs is no excep­tion. The test results of this smart­phone impress both experts and ama­teurs.

4GB of RAM is more than enough to run mul­ti­ple games and oth­er tasks. The 5.2‑inch dis­play is not too huge, but not small either, so you can see any­thing on it, and it will be quite con­ve­nient to con­trol the game.

The proces­sor that is used in this smart­phone is Qual­comm Snap­drag­on 820 — a pow­er­ful enough chipset that can with­stand high loads.

The icing on the cake is a good bat­tery capac­i­ty for gam­ing — 2900 mAh, and of course, options for 32 and 64 GB of inter­nal mem­o­ry. Of course, we advise game lovers to choose a mod­el with 64GB.

Even though the Xpe­ria lags behind its com­peti­tors in many ways, it is a high-qual­i­ty and good smart­phone for games.

So, all gamers def­i­nite­ly have plen­ty to choose from when it comes to portable gam­ing options. Whether it’s an expen­sive but incred­i­bly pow­er­ful Sam­sung Galaxy S8, a trendy and styl­ish iPhone 7 Plus, or a work­ing and One­Plus 3T with a con­fi­dent bat­tery. We can only look ahead and wait for even more impres­sive new prod­ucts!

Inter­est­ing games and big wins!