Best phones for sports streaming and browsing on the go

Of late, I’ve noticed (whilst out shopping) a lot of dads doing a sneaky bit of football-watching on their phones. With providers like Sky Sports now delivering streams to subscribers in many different ways, it’s easier than ever to watch – and we’re more likely to thanks to better 4G connections – upcoming 5G connections and a big rise in “unlimited” data packages from networks.

But what’s the best one to use ? Well, in all honesty they’ll all perform very well indeed – these streams will automatically adapt to the speed of your connection – but there’s also CPU and GPU considerations to take into account.

Screen Clarity- OnePlus 7T

The best phone in terms of screen clarity is probably the OnePlus 7T – mostly because of that silky-smooth refresh rate (a whopping 90Hz) and the fact that I’m using it daily as part of my review. It’s also not badly priced either – just £549. 

If you like to browse on the go, then having a phone with a nice screen is crucial. You want to make sure that you are getting the best colours and that you are also able to see everything you need with crystal clear clarity. The Super AMOLED screen that comes with this phone is actually one of the finest on the market. The screen is a 6.55″ 2400×1080 AMOLED panel which kicks out 402PPI with HDR10+ and a 1,000 nit brightness. The high contrast ratios can be toned down and this makes blacks darker. This also makes watching sports on the go much easier, with HD quality and a great stereo sound from the speakers (Dolby Atmos). The screen also does brilliantly in the sunshine and the images are perfectly watchable even if you’re in the street. Couple all that with an Adreno 640 GPU and it positively flies. This phone is able to support some of the most intensive online casino games too, which makes it a great choice for gamblers across the world. 

You can charge it quickly thanks to the provided Warp Charger too.

Want a big screen? – The OnePlus 7 Pro

If the 6.55” screen on the OnePlus 7T isn’t enough, you can get slightly more on the OnePlus 7 Pro. It has a 6.67” screen with a 3120 x 1440 pixel screen which has an even higher amount of pixels per inch – 516ppi on here and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio.

You’ll be able to see more, and this is important if you plan on browsing a lot of sites that are essentially made for desktop. If you frequently travel around New Zealand or if you’re sat on the bus in the morning heading to work, then you certainly won’t be disappointed with this one. If you want to push the phone to its limits then the best way for you to do this would be for you to try and log onto an online casino NZ. When you do, you’ll be able to see what capabilities this device can offer, as you can test out colour, animations and loading times for various mobile-intensive games. These sort of sites will really push the phone to the limit and – whilst you’re looking into online slots, roulette or blackjack – you can see just how well the phone performs. Each type of casino game comes with various playing requirements for your device. It’s also worth playing games such as live poker as well, because you’ll see how the phone is able to load up various gambling streams seamlessly. Ultimately though, slots are what look best on this device, along with other animation-heavy casino games.

Thanks to that 6.55” screen, it borders on tablet size too. The sheer size comes with a fantastic display and it’s very natural too. The display also helps to fill in some of the missing pixels when you look at standard definition images and this sharpens up any that are lacking too. This phone, again, has a Fluid AMOLED 90Hz screen which makes everything super-slick.

Sony Xperia 5 – Smaller handset

If you’re not a “big screen” fan and want something a little more diminutive, have a look at the Sony Xperia 5. It’s got a smaller form-factor but still manages to fit a 21:9 CinemaWide 6.1” FHD+ HDR OLED display into the chassis. If you plan on doing a lot of intense gaming when you are on the go then there’s a high chance that you can probably get away with having a smaller handset because now they’re cramming screens in with less and less border. THe upshot is more screen, less phone.

That being said, you don’t want it too small because if you do then you won’t be able to enjoy live sports matches as much. Of course, this phone helps you to get around all of this by having a high resolution (1080 x 2520) screen with “Master Monitor colour reproduction X1TM”. This basically means that you get the best colour replication and, let’s not forget, this phone comes from the people who make Bravia TV’s, so you know that the screen is going to be good for watching those football fixtures.

If you are a frequent traveller then you’ll be glad to know that this phone comes with a ton of cool camera features too, all in one compact handset.