Smartphones have turned mobiles into a one stop shop for everything from messaging to emailing to playing. They have gotten to the point whereby you could justify not having a laptop or tablet. This is a scary thought and every day millions of people around the world are doing things like firing birds at pigs, fighting zombies and racing cars all from their BlackBerry 10or Samsung device.
With gaming so important to the modern smartphone user, how devices compare must be a crucial issue. Mobile is hurting console gaming and almost half of all owners are regular gamers, so which are the best smartphones for playing games? We take a rundown of the top five:
· Samsung Galaxy S4 – With complete HD and perfect colour execution this is widely believed to be the best smartphone for playing games. Great contrast and a sensitive touch screen means that it has brilliant clarity and easy to use controls making it seamlessly brilliant for any type of gaming. Whether you are racing, fighting zombies or building the city of your dreams it will be a pleasure to work with.
· Sony Xperia Z – Games look great on the huge screen with some 1080 pixel resolution. In terms of visual experience it can’t get much better as the engine is same as that used for Bravia TV. A small package with great quality, it is supremely quick and this allows even demanding games to run smoothly on the device that is compatible with other Sony devices.
· LG Optimus G – Another device that stands out for a good gaming experience is this from LG. The power and display enable it to compete with the likes of a laptop or tablet in terms of gaming. Comparatively large memory and powerful battery means that this smartphone is ideal from lengthy, high power games but it works well with quick plays too. Offering a good display with one of the biggest handsets it is a great experience, the response is superb and the audio is good.
· HTC One – With not a great battery it was an effort to try to emit this smartphone from the list. However, with great graphics, a quick processor and crystal clear sound quality it is undoubtedly one of the best gaming devices on the market. A beautiful smartphone that ticks every box is amazing for gaming and the colours are superb.
· Moto X – We finish with a bit of a wildcard. Motorola have struggled recently but this Android operated phone brings them back in the game. A 4.7 inch boasts vivid graphics and while you might think that it’s not in the same league as the others for power it runs HD games to a tee. The experience is quick and you have to give a hat tip to Google for the software improvements in all parts of the phone. What’s more is that the curved design makes it effortless to hold and helps with extended gaming.
So, five of the best smartphones for mobile gaming. The truth is that such is the importance of gaming within the world of smartphones that much of the list is made up of the best devices on the market. Design, gaming, battery and usability are all integral aspects of today’s devices. Other devices worth a mention include Nexus 4 and the latest Droids, happy gaming!