Mobile gaming is huge, everything from Angry Birds (if you remember that), to RPG’s to Call Of Duty Mobile, is now available at your fingertips. The games get more demanding, the devs are pushing the boundaries on gameplay, graphics, and size of the games but with that, you need a device that can cope. Your smartphone needs plenty of storage, a powerful CPU, GPU, and RAM and ideally, a crystal clear, large display. With that in mind, here are the current Top 5 smartphones for gaming.
1. Samsung Galaxy S10+ [£699]
The Samsung Galaxy S10+ introduces a new Infinity-O display that wraps from edge to edge, which means its screen offers a flawless experience for gamers.
The advanced AP and either 6GB, 8GB or 12GB RAM mean this model can handle demanding apps and games effortlessly, with no lag. When it comes to storage, the S10+ has an internal storage of up to 1TB and allows users to add another 512GB via microSD card, allowing more than enough room for large gaming files.
- 6.4″ AMOLED 1440×3040 19:9 display
- 8-12GB RAM
- Chipset: Exynos 9820
- GPU: Mali-G76 MP12
2. Samsung Note10 Lite [£529]
Fuelled by the very latest Android 10 operating system and built with a seriously powerful core, the Samsung Note 10 Lite is the ideal phone for gamers who are looking for a handset with a mid-range price point.
The handset has a 6.7-inch Full HD+ Infinity display, which lets users experience true-to-life colour during gameplay. This model also has an extremely powerful battery, which means running games won’t be as big of a drain on power.
- 6.7″ AMOLED 1080×2400 20:9 display
- 6-8GB RAM
- Chipset: Exynos 9800
- GPU: Mali-G72 MP18
3. Huawei P40 Pro [£899]
The brand new Huawei P40 Pro combines immersive gaming and ultra-fast speed with the world’s first integrated 5G SoC10, Kirin 990 5G chipset.
The upgraded image engine optimises the image frames with less power consumption, and its new SuperCool systems conduct heat away from the device to protect the hardware.
- 6.58″ OLED 1200×2640 display
- 8GB RAM
- Chipset: HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G
- GPU: Mali-G76 MP16
4. iPhone 11 Pro Max [£1299]
The iPhone 11 Pro Max is built with the latest A13 Bionic Chip inside, a third-generation Neural Engine and up to 512GB internal storage depending on the model. All of this combined means the handset is well equipped to handle demanding gaming apps easily. What’s more, the 4GB RAM delivers lightning-fast gameplay, faster response times and no lagging.
In terms of battery life, there’s a 3,969 mAh battery powering the phone, while fast charging technology means it can reach 50% battery in just 30 minutes.
- 6.5″ Super Retina OLED 1242×2688 19.5:9 display
- 4GB RAM
- Chipset: Apple A13 Bionic
- GPU: Apple 4-core
5. OnePlus 7 Pro 5G [£599]
This handset was built with gamers in mind, and the addition of Fnatic Mode is proof of this. Designed to minimise interruptions, Fnatic Mode will limit calls, messages and notifications while games are running, and intelligently channels all of the phone’s power into the game.
As this model is also 5G enabled, it has faster download speeds and buffer-free gaming whenever users are in a 5G area. It’s especially handy for online gamers, who will never have to worry about losing connection while playing on the go.
- 6.67″ AMOLED 1440×3120 19.5:9 display
- 6-12GB RAM
- Chipset: Qualcomm SM8150 Snapdragon 855
- GPU: Adreno 640
Now the games might be affordable but a good quality phone is going to set you back! Any of the above will be more than capable with today’s games and hopefully last for some time yet.
Shoutout to Mobiles.co.uk for helping us out with this!