Does anybody remember when mobile phones were for chatting on the move and getting SMS technology was a pretty novel and exciting way to use your new technology toy? No, us neither.
Now, not only do we carry around powerful, high-resolution cameras in our pockets, along with wireless access to all of the world’s information at our fingertips, we also basically have a small but mighty games console. Now, don’t get us wrong, we’re not ready to throw away the XBox or Playstation just yet, but let’s be real, mobile gaming is the future.
Whether you’re on the bus to work and just have to complete that next level, you’re wasting some time in line at the supermarket or if, for you, gaming on the go is a way of life, one thing is for certain, if you love gaming on the go, you’re going to need a good phone.
Luckily, 2019 has been a bumper year for great phone releases, many of which have the perfect spec for a seamless mobile gaming experience – namely great screen resolution (and big screens for that matter!) and a hefty CPU. So, let’s see what 2019 has had to offer for the gamer on the go.
Best Apple phone for gaming – the Apple iPhone XS Max
The biggest iPhone Apple has made to date and with a colossal 6.5 inch screen, you know you can’t go far wrong with an iPhone when it comes to gaming quality. But beware, they’re not messing about with the price tag. Wait for it… $1,099. Yeah, over $1,000 for a phone. If you’ve got the spare cash and you love a quality game experience though, we say go for it!
Now, obviously one of Apple’s great benefits is also its biggest drawback -you’re only playing what you can get on the Apple App Store. If it’s an Android only game, you ain’t playing it with this bad boy. But, of course, if you’re a fan of popular slot casino games on Rose Slots then the iPhone is always a great option, thanks to the Hexa-core CPU and massive storage, gameplay is flawless!
Best phone for brand-loyal gamers – the Sony Xperia XZ2
Can you get much more trustworthy than the company that brought you the actual PlayStation? No, we didn’t think so. That’s right, the Sony Xperia XZ2 is a fine gaming mobile phone and we’d say that’s mostly down to the 1080×2160 HDR display and the top-of-the-range Snapdragon 845 CPU that powers any and all high-power gameplay.
The cherry on this particular cake? It’s the stereo speakers! If you love a good soundtrack (GTA fans, we’re looking at you!) then this is absolutely an option you need to take seriously. And with a very affordable price tag, you can always trust Sony to have the gaming community’s back!
Best phone for gamers on a budget – the Nokia 6.1
So, not all of us have a sare $1,000 lying around to spend on the latest, high-end technology, however much we may wish that was true. But even if you’re working to a budget, there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy great quality gameplay on a nice looking mobile model.
That’s where the Nokia 6.1 comes in. The tech is a slight step down from some of the other options on the list, but it makes it all the more affordable and still packs a punch when it comes to the tech that matters. You’re working with Snapdragon 630 and a pretty impressive 1080 x 1920 resolution screen, so you’ve got more than enough power and visual impact to impress any gamer – from the novice to the pro!
Best custom-made for gaming phone – the Honor 20 Pro
The Honor 20 Pro is an absolute beast for gaming. Why do we call it a custom-made for gaming phone? Because this phone has been designed specifically optimised for gameplay.
It uses Huawei’s Kirin processor chipset, which means that you can enjoy games like Fortnite with wired connection quality. Yeah, seriously, you can Fornite on this as if you were sat at home soaking up your premium broadband service.
Also, you’ve got the option of fasty charging the 4000 mAh battery, which means the days of waiting hours for your phone to charge before you can fire up where you left off are way behind you. And we have to mention that display, all 1080 x 2340 resolution of it. No detail remains unrendered, and even the most intricately designed games are a feast for the eyes.
Landed squarely in the mid-range when it comes to price, this is a beautiful phone that’s surely a must-have investment for serious mobile gamers. Snap it up while you still have a chance!
Best phone for those who need to be visually stimulated – the Razer Phone 2
There’s no doubt about it, the Razer Phone 2 was built for those who love all the visual wizardry of gaming. It’s built with a mighty 5.7 inch screen and is made for both HDR and 120Hz so not only does it render games brilliantly, it visually enhances them too. Couple that with the Dolby Atmos surround sound and the Snapdragon 845 CPU and what you’ve got is a phone that will basically rival any games console out there. And we’re not playing when we say that.
It’s also worth mentioning the battery – while it’s not quite as fast a charger as the Honor 20 Pro, you can still charge from flat to 100% full in less than 2 hours. On top of that you get 10+ hours usage from a full charge. And that’s using all the features and functions on there – so you can have your music running in the background, catch a couple of incoming WhatsApp messages and play while not having to worry about finding that dreaded wire for another 10 hours. Bliss!
And of course you get to benefit from the fact that this is an Android phone, so you can customise based on how you like your phone to run, and take advantage of the gaming mode Android comes with, so you don’t have to worry about calls interrupting your gameplay if you don’t want to.