No matter what sort of gamer you are, chances are you have a preferred console. Whether you’re an Xbox, Playstation or PC kind of person, all of these devices have one thing in common – they’re not exactly portable. Sure, it’s all well and good when you’re gaming in the house, you think when would I possibly need anything else? Well, imagine you’re going away for a while. Or you’ve decided to go travelling, or even if you’re going on holiday for a couple of weeks. How are you going to get your gaming fix then? Luckily, we live in an age where phones can be pretty nifty little gaming devices, and if you’re a game person due a phone upgrade and you’re not sure what to get, here are some useful nuggets of information for you.
The iPhone XS / iPhone XS Max
The newest addition to the iPhone family is the iPhone XS / the iPhone XS Max. Not only is it bigger than its brother and sister iPhones that came before it, but as Apple seems to continuously do, its graphics are better, it has more memory and a quicker hard drive. If you’re choosing your model based on gaming alone, it’s fair to say that for the extra cost, you should consider investing in the XS Max. This is because it is 6.5 inches big, as opposed to its younger sibling the XS who is only 5.8 inches. Not only this, but its battery life is up to an hour longer too.
It might be the most expensive phone on the mainstream market but hey, if you’re looking for quality for gaming, why undersell yourself? If you were a we buy any home company, you wouldn’t cut back on your property resources, would you? Well if gaming is important to you, then it’s not recommended to cut back on your consoles either. Not only is this phone great for gaming, but it’s one of the newest models on the market generally, so boasts a great camera and added features too.
The OnePlus 7 Pro
Although cheaper than the aforementioned iPhone model, this phone isn’t to be overlooked if gaming is your thing. This well-designed little machine boasts as much as up to 12GB of RAM, which makes it incredibly quick for it being a phone. It not only means that games are likely to download at lightning speed and run as smooth as a whistle, but that the visuals are sharp as can be too – which is perfect for graphics. The battery is also said to be impressive, so it’s not likely to die on you during a lengthy gaming session. If you’re on a long-haul flight and you’re banging in the middle of a mission, the WORST thing to happen is your device dying on you, right? Well, with the OnePlus 7 Pro, that’s highly unlikely to happen.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus / S10
This has been called the best android gaming phone available on the market. Whether you’re gaming or watching a movie, the visuals on this device are said to be razor-sharp and as quick as lightning. The screen itself is actually expanded, so you have more to look at, and not only are they perfect for gaming but they’re perfect for general use too. You get the best of both worlds!
Another plus side to these phones is that if you are into virtual reality gaming, they could be perfect for you. If you already have some virtual reality gear, these devices are said to be compatible with the Samsung Galaxy S10 and the S10 Plus, meaning that you can enjoy virtual reality on the screen of your smartphone. That’s right – virtual reality on the go. Pretty cool.
The Asus ROG Phone
For gaming, this phone is pretty ideal, although notably is potentially not as good for general use as other good gaming phones on the market. Nonetheless, this phone offers what a lot of smartphones do not, and have some pretty cool features. For example, when you have the Asus ROG phone on the landscape, the phone actually has “AirTrigger” functions that give touch-sensitive buttons on either side of the phone.
One thing that tends to either sway people either towards or away from this device, is its appearance. With its sheer size, some people may find it a little much and want to go for something a tad smaller. Nevertheless, it’s a great option for gamers.