Steve Jobs, Apple’s founding father, said in the early years of iPhones that modern smartphones are opening up a new sector in the gaming software and devices industry. The innovator, who has since passed away, wasn’t wrong either, and he certainly created one of the world’s largest gaming markets and platforms with the iPhone.
Of course, thanks to the number of devices in use, Android has grown into a much larger market, giving virtually every smartphone user the opportunity to spend time on games on their mobile. Whether you play PUBG, Candy crush, or an online casino game like 88 Fortunes Megaways, you will need a good platform to play on. When it comes to phones, the specs are just as important as in the case of a gaming PC. You have to make sure you have a decent battery, a high-resolution screen, a good chipset, and so on. Having these characteristics in mind we collected the best Android gaming phones you can get.
ASUS ROG Phone 2
Equipped with the first Snapdragon 855 Plus board kit, this gamer phone promises slightly higher performance than the devices powered by the plain 855s. Of course, this is also necessary, as, on the 120 Hz image refresh panel, any FPS decrease can easily detect the trained eyes. For such a strong chip you will need some power as well, buy the 6000 mAh battery can cover the hardware for quite some time. They also come with 12 GB of RAM and 256 or 512 GB of lightning-fast storage.
OnePlus 7 Pro
True, this mobile wasn’t developed one hundred percent for gamers, yet OnePlus’s latest and most powerful device could be quite a good choice for those who would enjoy the gaming opportunities the Play Store has to offer. The 90 Hz refresh rate QHD + AMOLED display shows a beautiful picture, which is more continuous than average. The OnePlus candidate shouldn’t be ashamed of the hardware either, as the Snapdragon 855 SoC, up to 12GB of RAM, and up to 256GB of storage is pretty much up to expectations in practice. A 4000 mAh battery ensures a long service life here.
Samsung Galaxy S10
Like the OnePlus 7 Pro, this phone wasn’t made either with gaming in mind, but Samsung ended up with a super capable phone. Sure, we can also add the latest saviors of the Samsung Galaxy S series to the list. Plus, not only because of the powerful hardware but also because of the Games Tools designed specifically for games. Games Tools is a set of tools that you can use to customize certain games, fine-tune performance, take screenshots, or even videos. Not to mention that we’re talking about one of the best smartphones in the industry in this case.
Xiaomi Black Shark 2
All right, let’s get back to the gamer mobiles. Arriving under Xiaomi’s name, Black Shark 2 stays true to its ancestor, meaning it tries to offer as much as possible at the lowest price. The hardware is the usual – Snapdragon 855, up to 12 GB of memory and up to 256 GB of storage. This combination is ample enough to be satisfied with the performance anyway.
However, what highlights the Black Shark is the 240 Hz touch detection, which makes the mobile respond to touches faster than average. Too bad there’s only an average 60Hz AMOLED FHD + display on it.
Razer Phone 2
Back in the days, the trend-setting original Razer Phone was considered one of the best gaming phones like the Nokia Ngage or Sony Xperia Play devices. The second edition is a somewhat turbocharged version of the first version, which retained the still excellent 5.7-inch 120Hz QHD LCD display.
The hardware should also suffice, as the Snapdragon 845 isn’t a weak chipset, and the 8GB of RAM next to it still handles gaming. Storage options were shot at 64 and 128 GB by Razer.
Nubia Red Magic 3
Just by looking at the Red Magic 3, you can realize that this is a serious gaming phone. The back cover looks like the tower of a serious computer. The phone is made with Snapdragon 855 chipset, up to 12GB of RAM, 128 or 256GB of storage, and a 5,000mAh battery which promises a lot in performance, but what really impresses our eyes is the 90Hz-updated AMOLED Full HD + display.
Huawei Mate 20 X
The Huawei Mate 20 Pro may have “stolen the show” at the unveiling, but the real mobile gaming experience is even provided by the Mate 20 X confirmed even by the manufacturer. The large 7.21-inch AMOLED Full HD + display makes it easy to spot an opponent hiding in the bush, so you won’t have to worry about losing a match due to a falling FPS number. The mobile is powered by Huawei Kirin’s 980 chipset, which comes with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of expandable storage. Long gameplay is provided by the 5000 mAh battery pack.
Here is another smartphone that is already known to be an advanced gamer phone. A competitor to Huawei’s sub-brand may not carry the most powerful hardware, yet it can stand out for offering components that can be said to be quite good at a more wallet-friendly price range.