With news of the iPhone 6 and the Android One set to hit the shelves any day now, it seems we have a bigger choice than ever when it comes to picking a smartphone. The main use of the humble cell phone has shifted considerably in recent years however – today, our favourite gadgets are more synonymous with gaming than they are making calls, and this has not eluded the attentions or modern games developers.
Modern online gaming sites like Uptown Aces are putting increasingly high demands on today’s mobile devices in terms of graphics, mobile internet speeds and battery life. Thankfully, the market is responding with even more hi-tech gadgets. Here’s a round up of the best mobiles on the market out there.
Until the hotly anticipated iPhone 6 comes along, the iPhone 5S is possibly the best gaming smartphone on the market at the moment. The reason for its effectiveness as a gaming device boils down to an app ecosystem, which is the leading system in the mobile games market. The iPhone 5S wins hands down for choice of games and speed of delivery of apps, often giving gamers the first opportunity to download the newest offering in the mobile games world.
A direct rival to the iPhone and a runner up in the mobile gaming stakes, the Android-powered HTC One is a perfect games platform for a multitude of reasons. For one, it is made from aluminium, which is highly effective in dissipating heat, so a long drawn out gaming session isn’t like to make your phone overheat. Combined with a 5-inch display and crisp sounding stereo speakers, the HTC One provides an immersive gaming experience. It may be advised however to invest in a pair of headphones!
Samsung Galaxy Note 3
In a close third place, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 comes under the umbrella of ‘phablet’, a smartphone with a large screen that’s not quite tablet size but still provides outstanding visuals for gamers. The game ecosystem is very varied, but performance is the key for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Equipped with a hugely powerful Snapdragon 800 chip with 3GB, the phone allows you to multi-task efficiently, while games look fantastic with Adreno 330 graphics. There’s also a 32GB internal storage system, so if you do want to spend hours gaming, you can rest assured your efforts will not go to waste.