Gaming on phones has come a long way since the days of ‘Snake’ on the reliable, but brick-like Nokia. Even though smartphones have huge memories and high-quality pixel cameras, they have to pack way above their weight to give the gamer the response that they are looking for.
As well as opting for a smartphone with excellent battery life, gamers want good speakers, a crystal-clear screen display, a powerful processor for a smooth gaming experience as well as apps to boost performance. So, which handsets are delivering.
#5 iPhone 7 Plus
With the iPhone 8 still new, many gamers have already opted for the iPhone 7 Plus. Its quad-core CPU makes for a fast and responsive gaming experience with a 1080 x 1920p LCD display. Opt for the 256GB internal storage space and you have enough memory for every game ever invented (and more).
#4 Huawei Nexus 6P
In fourth place, we have a handset that runs Android with startling efficiency and speed. For esport enthusiast, being able to stay in touch with the betting and the action is essential and the excellent battery life is what pips the iPhone 7 Plus into fifth place. The only downside is the ugly camera bulge on its rear but, it is the cheapest phone on the lust so if you’re on a budget, this is the handset to opt for.
#3 Moto X Force
At the mid-point in the list, we come to this smashing handset. Like the Huawei Nexus 6P, it has the Snapdragon chipset and 3GB ram, along with octa-core that makes for a very smooth and pleasant performance. What gamers like is the 5.4-inch screen which is big enough to immerse themselves in multiple player arena esports. Esports as you may know are getting so popular that major bookmakers (like Betway) offer betting odds on most competitions. It has a stonker of a battery so if you like uber-addictive multiplayer esports or high-powered games, this is your handset.
#2 HTC 10
In second place is the HTC 10 with Snapdragon 820 and 4GB of RAM. A slightly smaller display than the Moto X Force, what sets it apart if the high-resolution screen with amazing touch responsiveness. If you need to act quickly, such as in one of the latest multi-player shooting game, this handset has your name written all over it. Its app management system allows you to tweak the performance, optimising smooth operation. But its flagship speakers with its impressive audio qualities is what places close to the top spot.
#1 Samsung Galaxy Note 8
The Note series of handsets from Samsung has blown most of its nearest competitors out the water and this is why the powerful Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is the must-have phone for gamers. A stunning 1440 x 2960p Super AMOLED display that spreads all the way to the edges and down the side is a dream for ardent gamers and esport enthusiasts. This handset has everything a gamer could want and need – and some!
BUT, the Note 8 is not the cheapest handset, however, if you want the experience of gameplay and not too fussed by the disappointing 64Gb of storage, then this is THE gaming phone for 2017.