Gaming is a pastime that comes in many shapes and sizes. While you might be most familiar with it through hearing about the myriad of blockbuster titles that come to consoles and PCs, the mobile gaming market is not one to be forgotten and has proven to be incredibly successful in its own right. However, from the outside perspective, it’s difficult to tell what the appeal is – the only way to find out is to get stuck in for yourself.
Still, before you can do that, you need to become familiar with the tools you need. In order to get the most out of this experience, after all, you need a smartphone that can show off the best of what these titles have to offer. You can do so using almost any device – but having one that can tackle more demanding games is an altogether more convenient approach to enjoying a seamless gaming experience.
Naturally, everyone seems to favour the latest and greatest iPhone or Samsung; however, this powerful duo isn’t always the best, nor are they exactly affordable. Instead, here to save the day are three excellent gaming smartphones that can easily wipe the floor with many Apple and Samsung devices – both in terms of gameplay quality and price.
OnePlus 10 Pro
This is the advanced successor of the 9 Pro and is definitely among the most powerful gaming smartphones of the year. It comes complete with a 6.7-inch Fluid AMOLED display and a 120Hz refresh rate, while the handset works seamlessly thanks to a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, 12GB LPDDR5 RAM, and 256GB UFS 3.1 of internal storage.
This punchy smartphone also has a 5-layer 3D PAssive Cooling System to prevent overheating, enabling it to tackle even the most demanding mobile games like Call of Duty Mobile. What’s more, this phone boasts a triple rear camera as well as a 48MP primary shooter with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), a superb 50MP telephoto shooter, and an impressive 8MP shooter, all to show off its incredible optics abilities.
iQOO 9 Pro
Over the last year or two, iQOO has become the only phone brand to give OnePlus a run for its money. The newest addition to its smartphone squad, the iQOO 9 Pro, is among the top gaming smartphones available, featuring a 6.78-inch AMOLED display perfected by a 120Hz refresh rate. It also runs off a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor coupled with 12FB RAM and 256GB internal storage, making it able to handle taxing games, be they the popular likes of Asphalt 9 or high-quality mobile casino online games.
Additionally, this phone’s cooling system is superior to the aforementioned OnePlus 10 Pro, while its triple rear camera setup with a 50MP primary shooter, a 50MP secondary shooter, as well as its 16MP secondary shooter can easily compete with its opponent’s optics.
Motorola Edge 30 Pro
Now, this device comes in on the list not solely for its power but also for its price. Motorola has never ceased to impress users with its affordable phones that pack a lot of power. When the company released its Moto Edge 30 Pro complete with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, 8GB RAM, and 128GB internal storage, the hype ensued. The phone’s RAM and speedy chipset allow the device to cope with heavy games like Apex Legends Mobile and the above-mentioned popular titles in the mobile gaming realm.
Furthermore, the handset shows off a 6.7-inch display complemented by its 144Hz refresh rate. Plus, if you’re a gamer with a penchant for phone photography, its triple rear camera setup with a 50MP primary shooter, a second 50MP shooter, and a third 2MP shooter will let you snap superb pics in between your gaming sessions.
From the front, the phone has a 60MP camera to snap high-res selfies and ensure excellent video calls. Couple all this with its 4800mAh battery that also permits Turbo Power charging, and it’s bewildering how this mighty Motorola comes at such a low price tag in comparison to other devices similar in features and power.
I am James, a UK-based tech enthusiast and the creative mind behind Mighty Gadget, which I’ve proudly run since 2007. Passionate about all things technology, my expertise spans from computers and networking, to mobile, wearables, and smart home devices.
As a fitness fanatic who loves running and cycling, I also have a keen interest in fitness-related technology, and I take every opportunity to cover this niche on my blog. My diverse interests allow me to bring a unique perspective to tech blogging, merging lifestyle, fitness, and the latest tech trends.
In my academic pursuits, I earned a BSc in Information Systems Design from UCLAN, before advancing my learning with a Master’s Degree in Computing. This advanced study also included Cisco CCNA accreditation, further demonstrating my commitment to understanding and staying ahead of the technology curve.
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