What do you prefer for entertainment: apps or games?

What do you prefer for entertainment: apps or games?
We've grown so accustomed to their presence in our daily lives that we rarely stop and appreciate what a smartphone is. In most cases, it's a reasonably powerful PC right in our pocket, which keeps us connected to all our social media, emails, and chats, it gives us a camera, always ready to capture a moment from our lives, and it provides entertainment for those dull moments when we've nothing better to do.

Said entertainment can come in a few different forms. You can either have fun with your phone's stock capabilities, playing with its camera and its cooky modes and filters (*ahem* Sony), reading news and gossip from a built-in news bulletin, or browsing the web. But there's also the obvious choice of downloading apps and games from your respective app store.

And there are a lot of entertaining apps out there. Sure, they are not labeled as "games", but camera apps like Snapchat or MSQRD, karaoke apps like Triller, or educational apps like Space Walk 2 can definitely put a smile on your face while you navigate an otherwise mundane weekday. That, or you can just go for a quick fix from one of the many mobile games available — from frantic tappers, to adventure games, platformers, or even shooters.

Some people don't enjoy mobile games as a general rule — either they are far too simple, or far too engaging to play on a phone and on the go (XCOM?). Others could care less that Vine is gone and would rather play another level of Candy Crush. Which side are you on?

Apps or games, which form of entertainment do you prefer?

Games, games, and more games!
19.44%
I love my apps!
24.33%
A balanced combination of both.
47.77%
I only use my phone for communication and photos, I have no need for entertaining apps.
8.46%

What do you prefer for entertainment: apps or games?
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14 Comments

1. poptart574

Posts: 223; Member since: Feb 29, 2016

Prefer my kodi on Sundays for American football and mobdro for live TV. Cinemabox HD for awesome movies on the go.

2. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

It really isn't as simple as either of if you ask me. There are many situations where you cannot sit down with a game easily, travelling and whatnot for example, there apps have a significant advantage, most mobile 'app' games are made for a short playtime, that you need to commit to play those games there. (excluding older games remade for phones generally) Where games require a bigger commitment in time, but if you ask me also are a large step above in terms of gameplay and quality most of the time.

3. Tizo101

Posts: 515; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

voted for the last option because I love my apps but I don't really do photos and I do a lot of communicating...

4. libra89

Posts: 2221; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Apps. I only play games when I feel like it which is rare.

5. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1297; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

Sometimes you only have a few minutes so getting in 5-10 minutes of gaming is nice. Sometimes you have time to watch an episode or two of a show. Depends what I'm in the mood for and if I have the time to enjoy it.

6. ChrisLaarman

Posts: 12; Member since: Aug 12, 2016

I keep a few games on my mobile devices that are likely to modestly use resources, like card games and minesweeper. I use them to break away from processing news feeds etcetera.

7. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3090; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Porn..... Oops I mean academic research.

8. antonmassoud

Posts: 89; Member since: Oct 22, 2016

A balanced combination of both , but like 60% apps 40% gaming

10. haikallp

Posts: 319; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Mehh. Dislike mobile games.

11. jsdechavez

Posts: 783; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

I play games and a lot more on my computer. I only use my phone and tablet for downloading/watching videos and listening to music on the go. Apps not much.

12. newuser1

Posts: 276; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

phones become toys not used for communications anymore.

13. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

It's all gamimg as entertainment for me!

14. macky2green

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 20, 2016

With my Android phone (currently a Samsung Galaxy Note 4), my most used apps are: YouTube Facebook the stock Camera app I consider other apps as add-ons only. Games, I've deleted all of my games already as 32GB is just not sufficient anymore.

15. AlikMalix unregistered

Afterpulse, Real Racing 3, Zynga Poker, iMovie, GTA: SA are the biggest on screen time and battery users on my list. Most of the apps I use to entertain myself are either drawing or video creation. Apple Music app and Musi are the two that are ALWAYS used in background either while playing games or working.

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