Top 10 Best Smartphones For Gaming 2015
It has become increasingly more evident each year that video games, as a whole, are not about to die out anytime soon as a source of enjoyment and, dare I say, relaxation. This includes mobile games- for die-hard fans who insist on playing on the go. It has been predicted that the mobile gaming market will surpass traditional console gaming sometime this year. Revenues are predicted to reach over $40 billion by 2017.
Why such an increase in the market over recent years? The common reason is the steady increase in the power offered in modern smartphones. Our phones have become increasingly complex little gadgets, which most of the time we can’t even do without! They now do so many things for us, including playing video games. Throw in a 4G LTE network, and modern mobile gaming couldn’t get much better.
Which cell phones should a die-hard gamer be on the lookout for? The answer to this probably depends on the types of games one usually likes to play. Will you only be playing games like Angry Birds, or more complex 3d games in the …. tradition? It is commonly agreed that the most powerful smartphones for gaming on the market today have the following general characteristics:
- At least a 5-inch HD screen.
- At least 2.5 GHz processor, preferably quad-core.
- Long battery life if possible!
Consider the following smartphones, which just may be the top 10 gaming smartphones for 2015.
Sony Xperia® Z3v
Bring console gaming straight to your phone! This magnificent phone hooks up to your PS4 via WiFi. You can even use your Playstation controller!
Sony’s own TRILUMINOS™ display, which was designed for mobile devices, delivers rich and natural colors on a 5.2-inch screen. Also unique to Sony, Z3v’s X-Reality™ technology creates better contrast and resolution while enhancing lower resolution graphics. The display is also glare-resistant, letting you have fun in the sun slaying zombies. It’s also waterproof and dust-resistant.
This Android™ smartphone is built with a powerful Snapdragon™ 801 quad-core 2.5 GHz processor, which means your games and graphics will load seamlessly.
As far as sound goes, the Z3v is equipped with distortion-reducing Hi-Res Audio and DSEE HX, which improves low-res audio.
The Z3v boasts a long-lasting battery and slim frame with durable tempered glass panels.
Samsung Galaxy Note® 4
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 features a 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED® display, which is slightly bigger than Sony’s Z3v. The Note 4’s screen has more pixels per inch than any other display Samsung has created. That means clearer gaming graphics with brighter colors.
The Note 4, also an Android smartphone, boasts a 2.7 GHz quad-core processor that provides plenty of speed under the hood to reach the top of the leaderboard.
One cool feature of the Note 4 is Multi Window™, which allows you to have multiple apps open on the same screen. That way, you can easily check and switch between text messages or other smartphone functions in one window while enjoying uninterrupted gaming in another.
Droid Turbo by Motorola
Droid Turbo, which also features a 2.7 GHz quad-core processor, has a 5.2-inch Quad HD display that packs a whopping 565 pixels per inch, bringing games to life.
Keep the gaming going with the Android smartphone’s Turbo charger*, which provides up to eight hours of use with a 15 minute charge. Fully charged, Droid Turbo has a 48-hour battery life**.
It’s also built to last. Droid Turbo’s Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 screen resists scratches, while a water-repellent nanocoating protects against spills and weather. Is it tough, you ask? Well, it’s built with ballistic-grade nylon that’s reinforced with Dupont™ Kevlar® fiber for more durability.
Your games will appear stunningly life-like on the LG G3’s 5.5-inch Quad HD IPS display, featuring 538 pixels per inch.
The G3 has 2.5 GHz of processing speed for smooth renderings of game graphics, the same as Sony’s Z3v smartphone. Its one watt speaker with a 1.5W boost amp also produces crisp, clear sound with substantial bass.
The Android smartphone’s ergonomic arch and slender profile make it easy to handle when gaming.
Google Nexus 6
There are some good things about the Nexus 6 including build quality and some top-end hardware such as the screen, processor and camera. However, it’s simply too big, unwieldy and expensive to warrant awarding it anything higher than four stars and really get behind it (unless we wanted to hid from something). In the tablet market, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is simply better even if it is pricier and the excellent LG G3 is another thorn in the Nexus 6’s side.
Google Nexus 5
Built with precision in mind and available in both black and white, Google’s Nexus 5 is powered by the latest version of Android, 4.4, and packs a stunning HD display. At 4.95 inches in size, the phone runs at 1080p and carries a pixel density of 445ppi. Like the Galaxy Note 3, it packs a powerful quad-core 2.3Ghz Krait 400 CPU and an Adreno 330 GPU. Lacking an external card slot, the phone is only available in 16gb and 32gb formats.
Nokia Lumia 1520
The Nokia Lumia 1520 is the only Windows Phone on this list, and sports far fewer games than its Android and Apple counterparts. Despite the smaller selection of games available, the Windows Store comes with a few exclusive titles that are otherwise unavailable on any other device. What it lacks in content, it makes up for in size. Running at 6 inches with a pixel density of 367ppi, the phone offers beautiful 1080p visuals with its IPS LCD capacitative touchscreen.
Apple iPhone 6
If you are an iPhone user, and you specifically want an iPhone to be your next smartphone, the iPhone 6 is the best yet. It’s a slick, well-built, beautifully designed handset. Performance is good, the display is good, and the iOS eco-system is, well, good. Where the choice becomes more difficult is in quantifying the value of the iPhone 6 in the wider market. Step over to the Android world and you could get a similar experience with a better display for a lot less money. And you could expand the storage. There is no question that these days there is better value in the Android world, but value isn’t really the point with an iPhone. iPhones are great, and the iPhone 6 is the best yet. If you are dedicated to using an Apple phone, it should be your next handset.
Apple iPhone 5C
The iPhone 5C is the smallest phone on this list, and is cheaper than its luxury counterpart, the 5S. At 4 inches, the device runs at a resolution of 1136×640 at 326ppi, much smaller than the 1080p offered by other phones on this list. Don’t let its small size put you off however, as the iPhone arguably offers the best selection of games on the market, thanks to Apple’s App Store. If games are your thing, and you don’t mind playing them on a smaller screen, it’s hard to go wrong with an iPhone 5C.
HTC One (M8)
Like the Galaxy S5 and Xperia Z2, the new HTC One M8 isn’t a big leap compared to the previous model. What HTC has done is taken a great phone and made it better. The M8 looks and feels gorgeous and with important upgrades including a microSD card slot and an innovative camera. This is one desirable smartphone.
Where can you easily find these technological wonders? Most anywhere that sells phones, including wireless dealers of course. Other obvious choices online are www.amazon.com and www.ebay.com. For perhaps a more refreshing experience, choose Mobile Moguls. Phones are only sold on this site if they meet top standards based on numerous positive reviews and user experiences. This site can save you a lot of time and aggravation when searching for a quality phone.