Mobile gaming is an industry that is growing stronger each year with increased revenues every quarter but what smartphones are the best for playing games on. Check our list of the best smartphones for mobile gaming.
Apple iPhone 6S Plus (iOS)
We start with undoubtedly the most high profile smart phone on the market in the form of Apple’s iPhone 6S Plus. It comes with a custom-designed 64 bit A9 chip. It possesses performance power that has been seen in desktop computers. This makes it one of the best smartphones on the market for mobile gaming because it can cope with the graphic-intense titles with ease.
The 4.7 inch retina HD display comes with 3D touch and gives it the potential to show the games available to play on it in their full beauty. The Touch ID function makes the security side of this phone more advanced than ever before meaning that on any games that require personal information you can rest safe knowing your details are totally protected.
This phone also comes with the latest iOS 9 operating system so every aspect of the phone is up to date. It also offers a faster 4G LTE and will boast a faster Wi-Fi function than has ever been seen on an iPhone before. The choice of games you will also be able to access via the Apple iStore make it worth investing in.
Google Nexus 6P (Android)
This Google Nexus 6P phablet is the jewel in the crown of the Google mobile arsenal. It has a 5.7 inch screen so it gives you plenty of space to work with but will not feel too big in your pocket which is key. It also has the latest version of the Android operating system in the shape of Android 6.0 Marshmallow which will be good news to fans of Android smartphones.
One key aspect that this smartphone heralds is 3GB of RAM. This level of hardware means that you can multi-task on your phone and play some data-heavy games without it having any impact on your other applications that are open. This is pivotal for users that love to play their mobile games. Games that are played in landscape mode on this device particularly come into their own. Online casinos are also a good example of apps that thrive on this device. They put a huge demand on the device’s specifications but this phone delivers with ease so that any online casino experience through your Android device is not soured.
Motorola Moto G (Android)
If you are looking for a smartphone that is more than capable of playing mobile gaming apps with ease but on a budget then you need look no further than the Motorola Moto G smartphone that uses the Android Lollipop 5.1.1 operating system. It might not be as aesthetically beautiful or kitted out with as much of the latest technological innovations as other smartphones on this list but in terms of value-for-money it is right up there.
This smartphone offers 2GB RAM which is not necessarily the best out there but is enough to do what you need it to. It has a 5 inch screen so games do not feel cramped when you are playing on them. It is also a 720p HD screen so the visuals for the games still look clear. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor also ensures that there is no slow down when playing the games and even gives the option of opening up several apps and games simultaneously without any real issues. You can access a wide selection of games via the Google Play Store so you will never be short of games to play either.
Microsoft Lumia 950 (Windows)
The Microsoft Lumia 950 is a Windows smartphone that is the first of its kind to use the Windows 10 operating system. It has divided opinion when under the microscope for general reviews but when it comes to being used for mobile gaming it certainly deserves a mention. It is the flagship Windows release that can realistically compete with the leading devices for Android and Apple smartphones.
The brilliant 5.7 inch HD screen is the ideal visual base to play mobile gaming titles on. The presence of Windows 10 also allows you to sync up the phone with a desktop device opening up endless possibilities. It also has expandable storage through the MicroSD card. It uses the Snapdragon processor and has 3GB of RAM so the speed of your games will not lag which is the most important thing. The only downside is that users of this Windows phone might have to wait longer to play the latest games and apps but when they do eventually get their hands on them it will be worth the wait. It also comes into its own for online casino gaming through a mobile device where the demand on the device is really high.
Samsung Galaxy S6 (Android)
We end our list with the smartphone that was widely labelled as the “Best Android Smartphone of 2015” and it is easy to see why. Samsung Galaxy devices have long been causing a stir in the mobile market and are considered by many to be the major challenger to the iPhone crown as the leading mobile device available.
The S6 has ultra-fast charging which we know eliminates one major issue that other devices on the market suffer from. It uses the 64 bit Android Lollipop operating system and has a 64 bit Opta Core Exynos processor. The 5.1 inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display brings refined graphics to your eyes so that even the most graphics-intense games look sublime. If anything, this device can be too good on the graphical front and can sometimes expose the graphical limitations of games. Don’t let that put you off though. Playing games on this smartphone is close to a celestial experience!