Unarguably, playing games on a console with a wide screen is totally different from playing games on your 7-inch or smaller smartphone screen. Many still enjoy the mini cruise a smartphone offers, as they dive into the phone game mode. But for this to be enjoyable, your smartphone needs to have a couple of things to make it a game-friendly experience.
Games are graphically demanding and need power to run, which is precisely the reason your phone gets to lose its battery life span faster and sometimes heats up your phone. The resources needed for top games like “Call of Duty: Mobile” or “PUBG Mobile” to properly play, pause, refresh, not drag and over heat your phone are not readily available on all phones. This makes phones less reliable in high-end or intense gaming environments.
Considering difficulties like gaming modes, refresh rate, graphic weight, cooling systems, screen size and much more, only phones designed with mobile gaming in mind are likely to solve the majority of these problems.
Top five Smartphones for mobile gaming
OnePlus 8 Pro
Processing power and ability, being a major gaming factor for mobile phones, the OnePlus 8 Pro comes in handy. Having the power and top rated display features really helps your gaming experience at its best.
With its 12GB of RAM and Snapdragon 865 chipset, you can rest assured of a swift device powered by the best of processors. With a 6.78-inch display size and a resolution of 1440 x 3168 and a 120Hz refresh rate, this is a high power device.
The OnePlus 8 Pro supports fast charging and wireless charging. And the battery capacity is 4,510mAh, designed to last longer while you play.
|Features||OnePlus 8 Pro|
|Display size||6.78 inches|
|Dimension||165.3 x 74.35 x 8.5mm|
|Resolution||3168 x 1440 pixels|
|OS||Android 10 (OxygenOS)|
|Memory||8 GB | 12 GB RAM 128 GB | 256 GB ROM|
iPhone 11 Pro & iPhone 11 Pro Max
Very few devices will beat the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max in gaming. The reason we have OnePlus 8 Pro featured first is that you are likely to know the iPhone 11 series are world-class smartphones worthy of being spectacular in most areas, so you will be looking for what’s next. Especially in the Android world.
Powered by Apple’s A13 Bionic chip, you’re very much ready for hard-core gaming. The display size is 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch, respectively.
Their ability to load things faster is a good fit for mobile gaming. Mobile games with even the highest graphics requirements will run just fine on either the iPhone 11 Pro or 11 Pro Max.
|Features||iPhone 11 Pro Max||iPhone 11 Pro|
|Dimension||158 x 77.8 x 8.1mm||144 x 71.4 x 8.1mm|
|Resolution||1242 x 2688 pixels||1125 x 2436 pixels|
|OS||iOS 13||iOS 13|
|CPU||A13 Bionic chip||A13 Bionic chip|
|Storage||4GB RAM 64/256/512GB||4GB RAM 64/256/512GB|
Samsung Galaxy S20/S20 Plus/S20 Ultra
Having a view on how well made this phone is lands us looking at a lot of qualities that come with one of the best smartphone brands. The Samsung Galaxy S20/S20 Plus/S20 Ultra packs one of the best processors in 2020, the Snapdragon 865 chipset (US market). If you are not, you get the Exynos 990 chipset.
The Galaxy S20 series packs 8 GB / 12 GB RAM, and a refresh rate of up to 120Hz for smoother and faster display.
|Features||Samsung Galaxy S20||Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus|
|Dimension||151.7 x 69.1 x 7.9mm||161.9 x 73.7 x 7.8mm|
|OS||Android 10||Android 10|
|CPU||Snapdragon 865 or Exynos 990||Snapdragon 865 or Exynos 990|
|Memory||8GB RAM | 128 GB||12GB RAM 128 GB or 256 GB or 512 GB|
Nubia Red Magic 5G
With the best refresh rate, the Nubia Red Magic 5G is so smooth you could fall off while running your fingers over it. Having a 144Hz display, the first of its kind, led to its smooth and fluid display.
This phone came prepared to fight against all the odds and difficulties you are likely to acquire while gaming. It comes with a fan and a liquid cooling system to prevent or reduce overheating. That’s not enough; it comes with a 4D shock feature, which improves your gaming experience by adding vibrations to your games. With 5G support, you are good to connect and go all the way to online games if you are interested. Feel free to enjoy every sparkle of this product.
|Features||Nubia Red Magic 5G|
|Dimension||168.6 x 78 x 9.8mm|
|Resolution||1080 x 2340|
|Storage||8GB/12GB RAM 128GB|
Black Shark 2
Black Shark 2 has 6GB, 8GB, or 12GB of RAM options and a large 128GB or 256GB of storage option. The device has very good RAM and storage, a great display, a good processor, and a formidable battery life.
|Features||Black Shark 2|
|Dimension||163.6 x 75 x 8.8mm|
|Resolution||1080 x 2340|
|Storage||6GB/8GB/12GB 128GB | 256GB|