Best Smartphones For Gaming

What Mobile
April 23, 2020

One in five (20%) people play games on their smartphone, making it one of the most popular gaming devices in the UK, according to research. What’s more, in the past 12 months, the search term ‘mobile games app’ has increased by 100% and ‘mobile games to play with friends’ has increased by a huge 662%.

Some of the most important features to look out for when choosing a smartphone with gaming in mind are plenty of storage space, powerful CPU, GPU and RAM, and a large display. With this in mind, experts at online smartphone retailer,, explore some of the best smartphones for gaming.

1.     Samsung Galaxy S10+

The Samsung Galaxy S10+ introduces a new Infinity-O display that wraps from edge to edge, which means its screen offers a flawless experience for gamers.

The advanced AP and either 6GB, 8GB or 12GB RAM mean this model can handle demanding apps and games effortlessly, with no lag. When it comes to storage, the S10+ has an internal storage of up to 1TB and allows users to add another 512GB via microSD card, allowing more than enough room for large gaming files or becoming a blogger.

2.     Samsung Note10 Lite

Fuelled by the very latest Android 10 operating system and built with a seriously powerful core, the Samsung Note 10 Lite is the ideal phone for gamers who are looking for a handset with a mid-range price point.

The handset has a 6.7-inch Full HD+ Infinity display, which lets users experience true-to-life colour during gameplay. This model also has an extremely powerful battery, which means running games won’t be as big of a drain on power.

3. Huawei P40 Pro

The brand new Huawei P40 Pro combines immersive gaming and ultra-fast speed with the world’s first integrated 5G SoC10, Kirin 990 5G chipset.

The upgraded image engine optimises the image frames with less power consumption, and its new SuperCool systems conduct heat away from the device to protect the hardware.

4.     iPhone 11 Pro Max

The iPhone 11 Pro Max is built with the latest A13 Bionic Chip inside, a third-generation Neural Engine and up to 512GB internal storage depending on the model. All of this combined means the handset is well equipped to handle demanding gaming apps easily. What’s more, the 4GB RAM delivers lightning-fast gameplay, faster response times and no lagging.

In terms of battery life, there’s a 3,969 mAh battery powering the phone, while fast charging technology means it can reach 50% battery in just 30 minutes.

5.     OnePlus 7 Pro 5G

This handset was built with gamers in mind, and the addition of Fnatic Mode is proof of this. Designed to minimise interruptions, Fnatic Mode will limit calls, messages and notifications while games are running, and intelligently channels all of the phone’s power into the game.

As this model is also 5G enabled, it has faster download speeds and buffer-free gaming whenever users are in a 5G area. It’s especially handy for online gamers, who will never have to worry about losing connection while playing on the go.

Andrew Cartledge, the Mobile Expert at, comments: “Smartphones have evolved to be so much more than something to simply make calls on or send messages. Thousands of people use their handsets now for gaming, and we’re not just talking about a game of Snake either. Modern smartphone games can be really graphics-heavy and quite demanding on the handset, so it’s important to pick a model that’s built to deal with this.

“Whichever handset people decide to go with, hopefully, these tips will help guide gamers on what to look out for when shopping for their next phone.”

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