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Let me introduce to you all 10 best smartphones that are created especially for gaming. Some of them have that unique design, and some look like normal everyday smartphones. You could even possess one of them now and not know of it's gaming capabilities.

Being a gamer myself, when I get bored, I just pull out my smartphone and play a game or two. So if you are like me and need a fun distraction, take a look at these smartphones for gaming. Let's move on.

 

Honor View 20

Honor View 20 Dual Sim 256GB Blue (8GB RAM)

 Display 6.4-inch, 1080 x 2310px
 Processor HiSilicon Kirin 980
 Operating system Android 9
 Memory 8GB of RAM
 Internal storage 256GB
 Battery 4000mAh
 Primary camera 48 MP, f/1.8, 1/2", 0.8µm, PDAF
 Selfie camera 25 MP, f/2.0, 27mm

Here we have the Honor View 20,  one of the most innovative designed and comes with a hardware spec good enough for gaming.  Under the hood is a powerful Kirin 980 processor, 8GB of system memory, 256GB of internal storage, and a 4000mAh battery.

Don't be fooled with this one, because it can run the latest games such as PUBG and Fortnite well at up to 60 FPS. The smartphone also comes with a unique cooling system so that it doesn't heat up during intense gaming sessions. Click here below to find out more of its features.  

Retail Price: US$354 from Etoren.com

 

Razer Phone 2

Razer Phone 2 64GB Mirror Black (8GB RAM)

Display 5.7-inch, 1440 x 2560px
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
Operating system Android
Memory 8GB of RAM
Internal storage 64GB
Battery 4000mAh
Primary camera Dual; 12 MP, f/1.8, 25mm (wide) + 12 MP, f/2.6, 2x optical zoom
Selfie camera 8 MP, f/2.0

Next comes the Razer Phone 2 named one of the best gaming smartphones right now, and is made purely for gaming. Under the hood, the phone comes with a Snapdragon 845 processor, 8GB of system memory, 64GB of internal storage and a 4000mAh battery. 

Well, with this one the hardware spec has been optimised to handle most mobile games, delivering great overall system performance, outstanding graphics and gameplay. Click here below to find out more of its features.

Retail Price: US$399.99 from Razer.com

 

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

Samsung Galaxy S9+ Plus Dual Sim G965FD 64GB Black

Display 6.2-inch, 1440 x 2560px
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
Operating system Android
Memory 6GB of RAM
Internal storage 64GB
Battery 3500mAh
Primary camera Dual: 12 MP (f/1.5-2.4, 26mm, 1/2.55", 1.4 ツオm, Dual Pixel PDAF) + 12 MP (f/2.4, 52mm, 1/3.6", 1 ツオm, AF), OIS, phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom, LED flash
Selfie camera 8 MP selfie camera, (f/1.7, 25mm, 1/3.6", 1.22 ツオm), autofocus, 1440p@30fps, dual video call, Auto HDR

If you want a cheaper, older model that looks good, plays games well, and was 2018's top-of-the-range smartphone, then look no further than the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus. Inside is a Snapdragon 845 processor with 6GB of system memory, 64GB internal storage, and a 3500mAh battery.

It may have a lower battery power but the hardware specs are in pair with the latest gaming smartphones today, meaning that it can deliver good gameplay and good graphics content. It you want to check out the latest Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus, click to see my review. Click here below to find out more of its features.

Retail Price: US$699.99 from Samsung.com

 

Sony Xperia XZ2

Sony Xperia XZ2 H8296 Dual Sim 64GB Silver (6GB RAM)

Display 5.7-inch, 1080 x 2160px
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
Operating system Android
Memory 6GB of RAM
Internal storage 64GB
Battery 3180mAh
Primary camera 19 MP, f/2.0, 25mm (wide)
Selfie camera 5 MP, f/2.2

 If you fancy yourself a gaming smartphone that features good sound quality, then here is the Sony Xperia XZ2. The phone comes with a Snapdragon 845 processor, 6GB of system memory, 64GB internal storage, and a 3180mAh battery. 

Overall, the phone has included features to optimise your gaming experience similar to a console. Right now, it retails as the cheaper of the gaming smartphones. Click here below to find out more of its features.

 

Apple iPhone XS Max

Apple iPhone XS Max 64GB Gold (eSIM)
Gold iPhone XS Max
Display 6.5-inch, 1242 x 2688px
Processor Apple A12 Hexa-core
Operating system iOS
Memory 4GB of RAM
Internal storage 256GB
Battery 3174mAh
Primary camera Dual camera, 12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), + 12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto)
Selfie camera 7 MP, f/2.2, 32mm

Here we have an iPhone that is capable of gaming, the Apple iPhone XS Max. Under the hood we have an Apple A12 processor, 4GB of system memory, 256GB internal storage and a 3174mAh battery.

With gaming, games like Fortnite run pretty well on the smartphone. It does heat up after long gaming sessions but it maintains framerate, optimising gameplay and gaming graphics. Overall, the low system memory may seem a factor, unlike other competitors, yet it maintains system and gaming performance. Click here below to find out more of its features.   

Retail Price: US$1296 from Etoren.com

 

ASUS ROG Phone

ASUS ROG Phone ZS600KL 128GB Black (8GB RAM)

Display 6-inch, 1080 x 2160px
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
Operating system Android 8.1
Memory 8GB of RAM
Internal storage 128GB
Battery 4000mAh
Primary camera Dual, 12 MP, f/1.8, 24mm (wide) + 8 MP, 12mm (ultrawide)
Selfie camera 8 MP, f/2.0, 24mm (wide)

Next is another smartphone from the famous gaming brand ASUS, the ASUS ROG Phone. This one has an interesting design, that comes with apps that can help optimize gaming accordinglly. This one comes with a Snapdragon 845, with 8GB phone memory, 128GB internal storage, and a 4000mAh battery.

This smartphone has been regarded as one of the elite gaming smartphones competing with the Razer Phone 2. It is one of the most powerful gaming smartphones in the market thanks to the hardware specs, so gamers will enjoy using this one. Click here below to find out more of its features.

Retail Price: US$599 from Etoren.com

 

Xiaomi Black Shark 2

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Dual Sim 128GB Black (6GB RAM)

Display 6.4-inch, 1080 x 2340px
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Operating system Android 9.0
Memory 6/8GB of RAM
Storage 128GB storage
Battery 4000mAh
Primary camera Dual, 48 MP, f/1.8, (wide) + 12 MP, f/2.2, (telephoto), 2x optical zoom
Selfie camera 20 MP, f/2.0

The Xiaomi Black Shark 2 gaming smartphone comes with a Snapdragon 855, with 8GB phone memory, 128 GB internal storage and a 4000mAh battery.

The phone is well-known for its long battery life, good overall phone performance, features and accessories, unique design, and the cheaper price. Sadly though, it's only available in certain countries especially in Europe and in Asian. If you manage to find one, get it. It's competing with one of the best.       

 

Google Pixel 3 XL

Google Pixel 3 XL G013C 64GB Black (4GB RAM)

Display 6.4-inch, 1080 x 2340px
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
Operating system Android 9.0
Memory 8GB of RAM
Storage 128 GB storage
Battery 3430 mAh
Primary camera 12.2 MP, f/1.8, 28mm (wide)
Selfie camera Dual, 8 MP, f/1.8, 28mm (wide) + 8 MP, f/2.2, 19mm (ultrawide)

Here we have the Google Pixel 3XL smartphone, that comes with a Snapdragon 845, 128GB internal storage, 8GB phone memory and battery power of 3430 mAh.

Gaming on this gaming smartphone is great. The graphics look good and gameplay works well with the phone's hardware. It's price may be high but you get what you pay for. Click here below to find out more. 

Retail Price: US$1049.99 from BestBuy.com

 

Apple iPhone XR

Apple iPhone XR 64GB Black (eSIM)

Display 6.1-inch, 828 x 1792px
Processor Apple A12
Operating system iOS 12
Memory 3GB of RAM
Internal storage 128GB
Battery 2942 mAh
Primary camera 12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide)
Selfie camera 7 MP, f/2.2, 32mm (standard)

Looking for a cheaper iPhone that has the hardware specs to support games? Then here we have the Apple iPhone XR smartphone. It is cheaper, comes with the choice of six colours: Black, Blue, White, Yellow, Coral, and Red, and 3 models to choose from.

Inside we have the Apple A12 processor, with 3GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage, and baterry power of 2942 mAh. This is not an elite gaming phone, but it's passable. With a refresh rate of 60Hz, decent gameplay and good-looking graphics, it sure can pass as a good phone for gaming. 

Retail Price: US$773 from Etoren.com

 

Nokia 6.1

Nokia 6.1 Dual Sim TA-1068 64GB White

Display 5.5-inch, 1080 x 1920px
Processor Snapdragon 630
Operating system Android 8.0
Memory 3GB of RAM
Internal storage 32GB (microSD, up to 256GB)
Battery 3000mAh
Primary camera 16 MP, f/2.0, 27mm (wide)
Selfie camera 8 MP, f/2.0

The Nokia 6.1 is known as Nokia's budget gaming smartphone. It comes with a Snapdragon 630 processor, 3GB phone memory, 32GB of internal storage and 3000mAh. 

Sadly, the internal storage is low, phone memory is low but the battery life is decent. It's like a normal smartphone and you may get away with casual gaming. If you are not so concerned about getting the latest and greatest technology from a gaming phone, and are happy with a simple budget gaming smartphone,  then the Nokia 6.1 is for you.

 

Closing Off

So there you have it, 10 gaming smartphones to choose from should you be looking around for smartphone with a little more spark, gaming spark to say the least. Out of these, here are my 3 top picks.

3rd Pick: ASUS ROG Phone. It has a unique look and design, great gaming performance and has loads of gaming accessories. It is pricey though but you get what you pay. 

2nd Pick: iPhone XS Max. It has the longest screen than these listed here, great gaming performance, great choice of colours and hardware specs. If it was not so expensive it would be my first pick.

1st Pick: Honor View 20. It just has this amazing and unique external texture design, it takes great quality pictures, great gaming performance and best of all it is cheaper.       

I hope this post has helped you out or made you consider getting a gaming smartphone. If you do decide on getting one, think of these listed here.  Thanks for reading up my post, hope you enjoy it. Oh, and one last thing,...

What are you waiting for? Make a choice, click to find out more and get yourself a gaming smartphone. You won't be disappointed. Any questions or comments, please like them below. 

Thank you for reading my post. See you next time, goodbye!  

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Smartphones for Gamers”

  1. Wow. I didn’t know there are phones specialized for gaming! There are professional gamers. Off course, they don’t want to lose any chances in playing games. They should use phones for the highest performance. Please keep helpful posting about new techs which ordinary people like me can’t find.

    1. That’s my aim: to let our fellow users know these techno marvels and see or spark an interest.
      Thank you for the comment. Don’t keep it to yourself now, let others know, spread the work, pass on the info so that others know what’s what.

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