Choosing your next smartphone usually ends up with you spending every waking moment checking reviews, dissecting the specs and features and then ultimately finding out what your family and friends love, or hate, about their device. However, if you distance yourself a bit and decide on your next phone purely on what you want to do the most, it can making things a bit clearer. Mobile gaming is an industry that is growing stronger each year with revenue just getting bigger and bigger every quarter. When you think about it, video games aren’t just for teenage boys anymore. The average gamer is 30 years old, and 45% of gamers are women—a far cry from the pubescent-boy stereotype the industry has traditionally been saddled with. So if you’re a fan of Candy Crush, Angry Birds or Minecraft then you’re driving this, but what smartphone is the best for playing those games on? That is the question.
Apple iPhone 6s (iOS)
Well let’s start with what is the most popular smartphone on the market today…the Apple iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. This baby comes with a custom-designed 64 bit A9 chip and possesses the performance we have typically seen in desktop computers. This makes it one of the best smartphones on the market for mobile gaming. It can cope with the graphic-intense titles with ease and if that’s not enough, iOS has a plethora of games to choose from via the App Store.
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 the full beauty. The Touch ID function is super cool in that it locks the phone down so that any games holding your personal information is secure behind a fortress.
The iPhone also comes with the latest iOS 9 operating system (which has been recently updated). As with many devices it will also deliver 4G and WiFi and you will often have instant access to the latest and greatest games launching on this platform.
Samsung Galaxy S6 (Android)
We know the two most compared phones have been the iPhone and the Samsung Galaxy and it’s no different here…especially when were talking gaming. The Samsung Galaxy S6 was widely labelled as the “best Android smartphone of 2015” and we simply can’t argue with that.
Samsung Galaxy devices have been stirring the pot for quite some time now in the mobile phone market. Many consider these devices to be the major challenger to the iPhone as the #1 mobile device on the market.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 has ultra-fast charging which we know eliminates one major issue that other devices on the market suffer from. It’s a big deal. The device uses the 64 bit Android Lollipop operating system and has a 64 bit Opta core Exynos processor. It just sounds impressive. The 5.1 inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display brings refined graphics to your eye balls so that even the games with crazy graphics look sublime. It sounds crazy but if anything, this device can be too good on the graphics side of things and can actually sometimes expose the limitations of games. Don’t let that put you off though. Playing games on this smartphone is a as close as you can get to a supernatural experience.
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, look no further than the Motorola Moto G. It sounds like new owners Lenova will be killing it off though so get it while you can. At Battery Boys here in Saskatoon, we can get you into a brand new Moto G for $0 on a two year voice and data plan with SaskTel. Come by any of our 4 stores in Saskatoon.
The phone itself may not be as aesthetically pleasing or robust with the latest technology as other phones on the market but in terms of value for money, it’s right up there.
This smartphone offers 2GB RAM which is not necessarily at the top end but it’s enough for what you want to get out of it. It has a 5 inch screen so games do not feel cramped and you don’t have to squint when trying to pass that next level. It also has a 720p HD screen so the visuals for the games still look awesome. 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 at the very same time without any real issues. As with other Android phones, you can access a wide selection of games via the Google Play Store so you will never be short of games to play either.
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