The technology behind smartphones has come on in leaps and bounds in recent times, allowing people to listen to music, watch movies, and play games – amongst other things – using them.
These are five of the best for gaming, whether it is a simple game like roulette at a mobile casino in Australia or a graphics-rich epic like Bladeslinger.
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This Samsung smartphone offers a Super AMOLED screen with 1080-pixel resolution and superb color balance – making the detailed graphics of Bladeslinger or Frontline Commando 2 crystal clear. On the downside, this screen is only 5.1 inches, while the £499.99 price tag is steep, but the Li-on 2800 mAh battery lasts for ages.
The screen offered by this iPhone model is 5.5 inches – way bigger than any previous iPhone model, making it the perfect Apple phone for the top graphics of iOS games like Modern Combat. This is combined with an A8 64-bit processor that delivers fast, smooth performance. You also get a battery with a two-day lifespan, so the only downside is the huge £619 price.
This HTC phone provides you with a strong performance from a quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 processor, while the 5.2-inch screen display is pretty good for either simple slots games or the super-detailed graphics on Shadowgun: Deadzone and similar games. The £350 price is reasonable too, but it can be bulky for long gaming periods on the negative side.
This is the cheapest smartphone on the list, at £229, but gives you lots of bang for that buck with a 5.5-inch screen and the Android 4.4.2 operating system. Overall it’s definitely a gaming smartphone that competes with costlier models.
This LG Nexus 5 has the same quad-core Krait 400 processor as the costlier HTC phone and offers up to 32GB of memory. The price is good too, at £299, making it a fine gaming choice. The big downside is the fairly small screen, which measures just 4.95 inches, perhaps making it better suited to the simpler graphics of games like online roulette.
Any of these will be a good smartphone to pick for playing games on, but the iPhone 6 Plus has unbeatable specs and games choice if you can afford it.