In the last years, with mobile gaming getting always better and more competitive, the demand for gaming phones has also increased. If you find yourself in need of a new gaming phone, in this list we’ll analyze seven smartphones suitable for playing games. Specifically, the list will include five best phones that are specialists in playing games and the other two popular mobile phones in the market with superior configurations.
1. Xiaomi Black Shark 4 (5G)
|Display||6.67’’ Super AMOLED (1080*2400 pixels, 85.8% screen-to-body ratio, 395 ppi)|
|Chipset||Snapdragon 870 5G (7nm)|
|Memory||128GB 6 GB RAM/ 256 GB 8GB RAM/ 256 GB 12GB RAM|
A large screen, a big battery, lightweight and equipped with the top chipset Snapdragon 870, the smartphone provides the best game experience. Its 4500 mAh battery with 120W fast charge enables the phone to charge fully within 17 minutes, and then you can play it for a whole day. Built-in, a new generation of ‘sandwich’ liquid cooling system (two large-area liquid cooling units cover all the heat sources on the upper and lower sides of the main board), play it for a long time without becoming hot.
2. ASUS ROG Phone 3 (Dual 5G)
|Display||6.59’’ AMOLED (2340*1080 pixels, 19.5:9)|
|Chipset||Snapdragon 865 Plus|
|Camera||125°ultra wide angle|
Along with its big screen, light weight and great chipset, the 6000 mAh big battery (with ultra save technology) and the camera with 125° ultra wide angle are the real spotlights. It has triple cooling architecture and owns a new generation of ROG Cooler Fan 3, with a stronger airflow blowing directly into the CPU and 5G chip area. It can lower the body temperature up to 4-5 ℃ compared with previous generation cooler fans.
3. Blackview BL5000 (Dual 5G)
|Display||6.36’’ FHD (1080*2300 pixels, 19:9, 400 ppi)|
|OS||Doke OS 2.1 (Based on Android 11)|
|Chipset||MediaTek Dimensity 700 (7nm)|
|Memory||128GB 8GB RAM|
|UFS||2.2 (up to 2x higher speed than UFS 2.1)|
|Camera||125°ultra wide Angle|
Different from other gaming phones, Blackview BL5000 is a Rugged gaming phone. In addition to its excellent gaming performance, the BL5000 is also waterproof and drop-resistant (with MIL-STD-810 military certification). In particular, it has a 90° head of the charging cable, which wouldn’t disturb your finger to play games while charging. Additionally, it used 3D Copper Tube Liquid Cooling Technology, which can decrease the 8.5°C CPU temperature.
The gaming rugged phone lets you travel outside and face severe weather (its dual 5G could receive more signals) or take pictures underwater. Besides, you don’t need to worry about breaking it when you want to vent your emotions facing game failure and weak teammates.
Price: original $499, now sold for $279.99 ( from Aug.10-Aug.22 PT).
4. Nubia RedMagic 5G
|Display||6.8’’ FHD+ AMOLED (2400*1080 pixels, 91.28% screen-to-body ratio )|
|CPU||octa-core (2.84 GHz)|
|Battery||5050 mAh (66 W charging power, charging time: 38 mins)|
The gaming phone has dual independent IC touch shoulder keys 3.0, 400 Hz gaming touch keys. After the lab experience, the key can withstand more than 2 million clicks. Besides, it has an ICE 6.0 cooling system, a 6-layer multi-dimensional cooling system (ultra-light nano centrifugal fan, cooling canyon air duct, superconducting copper foil, thermal gel, graphene, and VC heat sink).
Suppose you want to acquire a super-large screen gaming experience. In that case, Nubia RedMagic supports projection methods such as USB projection, wireless projection, and TV projection to meet various live broadcast needs, novels, animation, etc.
5. Lenovo Legion Duel 2 (5G)
|Display||6.92’’ (2460 * 1080 pixels, ~388 ppi density, 20.5:9)|
|CPU||8 cores Kryo™ 680|
|Battery||5500 mAh (65W single USB-C port, 90W dual USB-C ports, 30 mins to 100%)|
The gaming phone was named Legion Phone Duel 2 because it equipped two of everything. Such as two batteries, two USB-C ports, two internal turbo-fans, two discrete processors, a double X-axis motor (fully symmetrical vibration), and dual loudspeakers. Built-in TSI Frost Blade cooling system, and double liquid-cooled tubes, enable dissipating heat in two directions. Other configurations are all designed with game playing superbly.
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6. Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (5G)
|Display||6.8’’ (3200*1440 pixels, ~515 ppi density, 20:9)|
|Chipset||Exynos 2100 (5 nm) – International, Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G (5nm) – USA/China|
|Battery||5000 mAh (25W fast charging)|
|Memory||128 GB/ 256 GB/ 512 GB, 12 GB RAM/ 16 GB RAM|
Pros: Excellent chip processing speed, lightweight, portable during work or game playing. Outstanding display camera clearness.
Cons: The battery capacity is comparable, not too big (you may have to charge during play games). The phone may get hot when playing games (because no cooling technology was built-in.
7. iPhone 12 Pro (5G)
|Display||6.1’’ (2532*1170 pixels, ~460 ppi, 86.0% screen-to-body ratio)|
|OS||iOS 14.1, can upgrade to iOS 14.7|
|GPU||Apple GPU (4-core graphics)|
|Chipset||Apple A14 Bionic (5 nm)|
|Battery||2815 mAh (20W fast charging, 50% in 30 mins)|
|Memory||128 GB/ 256 GB/ 512 GB with 6 RAM|
Pros: Excellent chip processing speed, lightweight, portable during work or game playing. Outstanding display and camera clearness.
Cons: The battery is not too big compared with other game phones (you may have to charging during play games). The phone may get hot when playing games ((because no cooling technology was built-in).
In conclusion, hoping the above information and analysis could help you find your ideal gaming phone. Personally, I believe the most critical elements that contribute to a superior gaming phone were its Display, Chipset, and Storage. Because those would influence your experience while enjoying gaming, such as the processing speed and game vision.
Of course, if you usually live in extreme environments, such as the weather always under 20° Celsius, or if you’re a travel lover, Blackview BL 5000 would be your best choice (born with a rugged phone). If you’d like to balance working and entertainment well, and no need to consider budget issues, the Samsung Galaxy and iPhone would be suitable for you.