Best android phones for gaming

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Gaming on the go requires a mobile to provide three essentials, battery life, performance and display quality. However, if you are buying on a budget, you will also want to factor in the cost when contemplating which android phone to purchase. With these components in mind, we look at which phones are up to the challenge of mobile gaming and select the best ones on the market today.

The Razer phone

Razer Phone
Razer Phone

The gaming hardware experts know their stuff when it comes to all things gaming, and so it was no surprise when they released their own phone, Razer Phone, specifically aimed at gamers. The impressive specs include 8GB of RAM, a Snapdragon 825 chipset, a 4000mAh battery and a comfortable 5.7 inch display that is perfect for playing precision shooting games like those found at Bigsamo.com. The only problem with the Razor is that it appears the creators have been so busy being determined to make the best gaming phone, that they have overlooked some simple but necessary features. The absence of a headphone jack is a glaring error, and the phone is neither waterproof, nor does it have the quality of camera you would expect from a phone setting you back $700.

Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung Galaxy S8
Samsung Galaxy S8

The Samsung Galaxy S8 phone features here owing to it being fantastic value for money, in addition to offering some great features. The 3000mAh battery is still impressive, despite not offering the whopping battery life of the Razer phone, and the AMOLED display that is capable of a QHD+ resolution. Throw in the fact it comes with either a  Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 or Samsung Exynos 8895 processor and you have a quality mobile, perfect for enthusiastic mobile gamers.

Sony Xperia XZ2

Sony Xperia XZ2
Sony Xperia XZ2

A beautiful mobile with so much to offer, the Sony Xperia XZ2 could be the ideal gaming phone for you. Features include a slick 5.7 inch HDR display, a dynamic vibration system, a 3180mAH battery, and dual front-facing speakers. The attention to not only visuals, but also to the inclusion of surround-sound audio makes for an exciting gaming experience. Perhaps the only downside to the Sony Experia XZ2 is that it is not as easily available in the U.S. as other models.

Asus Zenfone 4 Pro

ASUS ZenFone 4 Pro
ASUS ZenFone 4 Pro

As a cheaper alternative to high end phones, ASUS Zenfone 4 Pro is an affordable, yet still quite impressive option. Offering an AMOLED 5.5 inch display, its visuals are fantastic despite it only being a HD display. The battery life is extensive thanks to the 3600mAH battery and the microSD support gives lots of storage for games. This mobile could be perfect for teen gamers owing to its price.

There are plenty of factors to consider when purchasing a mobile for gaming purposes. Price, quality, memory, battery life, and the importance of other features such as camera quality and audio clarity. You also need to consider the relevance of purchasing a mobile right out versus a contract, because as you will no doubt be aware bigger, better, and better quality phones are introduced to the market annually.