Gaming was never a top priority for manufacturers a decade ago. But, Gaming has evolved and the mobile gaming industry has become a big business. Now, gaming is a part of our daily routine whether while traveling or lying on a sofa, we always play our favorite games whenever we are bored. Smartphone manufacturers even started to design a phone dedicated to gaming. This gave a rise to all-in-1 smartphone and it was widely accepted by users. Also, carrying a mobile device is way easier than carrying a dedicated gaming machine. Though they might not offer and good gaming, it will definitely offer you the best in-game experiences. Here is the list of the best smartphone that’s made our gaming experience better.
1. Nokia N-Gage
A decade ago, Nokia was leading the market with new mobile phones as well as testing several designs and concepts, out of all one of them was the N-Gage QD and Classic. The device was designed especially for gamers want more than a traditional smartphone. It was of the early smartphones that were dedicated to gaming and the design looks similar to NES controller with display fused in the center. The device was powered by Symbian OS v2 and included lots of gaming titles. To insert a game, users had to remove the phone’s plastic cover and remove the battery compartment as the game slot was next to it. Back then, it was one of the super hit gaming smartphones among youngsters. Ngage has kept the user engaged for the really long time.
2. Sony Xperia Play
Back in 2011, Android was one of the fastest booming smartphone operating systems in the market and already surpassed Nokia’s Symbian operating system. Also, the phone started to look like a slab of glass and touchscreen was the only way to control and navigate the smartphone. At MWC 2011, Sony introduced the world a different kind of Android smartphone which looks similar to the Xperia lineup, but with a gamepad that can hide when not in use. The device has a horizontal sliding mechanism to brings or hide a gamepad. It was the first Android smartphone that bought a gamepad onboard. Sony named the smartphone as “Play”, that shed the “PlayStation” branding running Android operating system. Also, Sony has made sure the device gamepad controller support a wide range of gaming titles out of the box.
3. Razor Phone
Razor Inc, a global gaming, and laptop manufacturing company purchased Nextbit in 2017. By the end of the year, Razor introduced a new smartphone that is very similar in design to the NExtBit robin. The main highlight of the smartphone is the 5.7-inch 1440p LCD IPS panel with “ultra-motion” 120Hz display refresh rate and the Dolby Atmos-tuned stereo speakers. The result is a handset that boasts some seriously strong credentials when it comes to visuals and audio, and with plenty of power under the hood. There were few games optimized for Razer phone, that includes Shadowgun Legends, Final Fantasy 15, Tekken and Arena of Valor. Also, there are lots of games available in Playstore that is capable to play at 120fps. Razer also helped game developers to take full advantage of the Razer Phone’s GPU. Though Razer phone looks like an ordinary smartphone, the internal specs make it stand out from the crowd.
4. Asus ROG Phone
This year at Computex, Asus unveiled its first gaming-centric smartphone to the world. It aims to offer a “portable console” level gaming experience using a combination of top-notch hardware and attachable peripherals. Just like any other gaming machine, this device got the colorful ROG logo on the back. The device packed custom Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor running at 2.97GHz. This gives Asus ROG a benefit over other flagship device running at low speed. Asus ROG even scored the top in AnTuTu benchmark due to its power packed specs in a phone. Running at such high clock speed required additional cooling, so Asus has included 3D vapor-chamber cooling system. Another highlight is a 90Hz AMOLED display making it ideal for gaming. Not only the device is power packed, but also deeply intrigued with design, customizations and gaming-centric attachments. The attachments are the big part of the story with the ROG phone, as Asus feature as an extension of the phone. That includes Classic gamepad setup attached on either side of the phone. There is also a clamshell accessory named TwinView Dock that adds a secondary screen to the ROG Phone. Also, there is a dock with multiple ports, allowing you to use the ROG phone as a regular PC. Asus is currently in talks with game developers to brings insane performance gaming graphics to the ROG phone.
5. Xiaomi Black Shark
Xiaomi has invested in a Black Shark, a Chinese gaming company now become a part of Mi ecosystem. Xiaomi introduced a Black Shark phone to make an entry into the gaming smartphone market. The Black Shark has got a black and neon green styling that reminds us of the Razor gaming smartphone. Inside, it is packed with the high-end spec as you’d expect: a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset, up to 8GB RAM, a full HD+ display with 21:9 aspect ratio and a 4000 mAh battery. Though there is no mention of high refresh rate display which should be mandatory for every gaming phone, the phone does has a true “Liquid cooling” that bring the temperature down by 8-degree Celsius. It also has a dedicated “SHARK” button to enable performance mode with just one click. The device also supports Black shark gamepad making it easier to play games right out of the box.
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