Best smartphones for gamers and the ones that you should avoid (2014 edition)
posted by Victor H. / Jun 24, 2014, 9:40 AM
But smartphones are not single-purpose devices, and as such not all of them are ideal for gamers. In this article, we leave no stone unturned, looking for the handset that best fits gamers.
How can we find such a device in the myriad of phones available out there? We asked ourselves a simple question: “what is the most important thing in an electronic device for a gamer?” The answer is actually not complex at all - a gamer needs to have the best games, and not only that, but the more games - the better. That’s why our first priority for the best gaming device is the ecosystem.
What is the most important thing for a gamer in a smartphone?Having all the latest games, however, is of no use if your phone cannot run them well. That’s why right after the game selection, our second most important criteria for this selection is performance. Performance is something complex: we don’t just take benchmark-cracking processors, RAM and GPU into account - things like a vivid display and sound quality are all considered here.
Now that you know the criteria for our search of the best smartphone for gaming, take a look at the 5 devices that we picked among all others and the two types of phones we think gamers should avoid at the moment.
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no GS5 ? :\
posted on Jun 24, 2014, 9:41 AM 4
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It's a great device all-around that won't disappoint either, but we figured that gamers would be happier with the larger display and more storage on the Galaxy Note 3.
posted on Jun 24, 2014, 9:49 AM 15
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But, we can install and play android apps on any blackberry device running on BB 10.2.1 OS. My cuzn has a BlackBerry Z10 and he is enjoying dozens of Android games on his device. http://www.techpik.com/how-to-install-android-apps-on-blackberry-z10/
posted on Jun 24, 2014, 2:56 PM 0
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Lumia 1520 got rated the best gaming smartphone on Basemark X Since its screen is big, the controls are easy and even BGR -an iSite- rated it the best (http://bgr.com/2014/03/10/best-gaming-smartphone-nokia-lumia-1520/)
posted on Jun 24, 2014, 10:56 AM 5
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Victor, man you made me puke there by including iphone with 4inch screen and desktop class 64bit phone at 1st position. I mean iPads are arguably the best touch-based gaming device, but iphone just no...
posted on Jun 24, 2014, 10:58 AM 7
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The Note 3 performs much better than the S5 cuz of the extra gig of RAM. And I agree with Victor, if you're a heavy gamer, avoid WP, for now. But I don't think the iPhone 5S should be at number one, as its smaller screen may not appeal to hardcore gamers, even though its ecosystem of games is top notch. The One M8 is the best for gaming IMO with its front firing speakers and an excellent display.
posted on Jun 24, 2014, 9:49 AM 7
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WP, I‘m glad I woke up from that nightmare.
posted on Jun 24, 2014, 9:45 AM 15
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posted on Jun 24, 2014, 12:21 PM 1
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Everyone here is a troll. The different are iOS and Android trolls happy to have a continuous supply of good mobile games. While WP trolls get to do plenty of bitching but still no games. At least for now.
posted on Jun 24, 2014, 12:41 PM 7
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So the Iphone 5s is the best. I know it has a 64 bit processor, but it has a four inch screen. Your fingers are constantly in the way when trying to hit buttons and play games. My personal preference would be the Note 3 for the bigger screen, storage and resolution and the the HTC M8 for screen size and sound. The iPhone should be third.
posted on Jun 24, 2014, 9:50 AM 5
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Is it me or are games optimized more for iOS than for Android? iOS does provide a hell lot better experience for gaming IMO...
posted on Jun 24, 2014, 9:52 AM 5
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The 4 inch beast? No thanks.
posted on Jun 24, 2014, 10:10 AM 14
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So what about phones with keyboards? They are great for emulators. Thats also another thing not mentioned with the android ecosystem is that it's easier to use emulators than with iOS.
posted on Jun 24, 2014, 10:00 AM 4
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