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The best phones for gaming

Our pick of the best phones for gaming

 

Last updated 7th June 2018

Want to find out which smartphone to buy for the best mobile gaming experience? Then read on. We’ve compared some of the top smartphones of 2018 to see which deliver the smoothest gaming experience, the most impressive audio visual experience, the biggest choice of apps and more.

Apple iPhone XS Max

With its powerful A12 Bionic chip and gorgeous 6.5-inch OLED screen, iPhone XS Max delivers a new level of immersive gaming. Expect to see first-person role players so detailed you can see the sun glinting off your sword, and multi-player arcade games that let you battle your friends in a shared, augmented-reality environment.

Samsung Galaxy Note9

Level up your mobile gaming experience with the Galaxy Note9. Enjoy crystal clear graphics on the stunning 6.4-inch Infinity Display, and fast connection. The cutting-edge 4000 mAh processor gives you smooth performance without draining the battery. While the innovative water-carbon cooling system prevents overheating during your gaming session. Need to power up? Use the quick wireless charging to get your Galaxy Note9 back on track.

Samsung Galaxy S9

Galaxy S9 was built with gaming in mind. Its powerful processor and super AMOLED screen deliver a smooth gaming experience and stunning visuals. The built-in Game Tools let you play undisturbed, record your session and more. And combine all this with the Gear VR headset to experience the latest virtual reality games with crystal clear detail.

Motorola Moto Z2

With a 5.5-inch full HD Amoled screen, the Moto Z2 will make the most of the graphics on your favourite games – but what makes it really stand out is its modular design. Snap on the Moto Mod Gamepad (sold separately) and it turns into a hand-held gaming console with full set of controls, including direction pad and shoulder buttons. 

Sony Xperia XZ2

As you’d expect from the makers of PlayStation, the Xperia XZ2 delivers a solid gaming experience. Its full HD+ display shows rich colours and clarity, and the Dynamic Vibration System and front facing stereo speakers add even more to the immersive experience. Plus, it’s plenty powerful enough to handle the latest games from the Google Play store.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

With a 6.3-inch Infinity Display, Galaxy Note 8 offers an awesome visual experience for gamers. It’s plenty powerful to run the latest games, and you can even select ‘gaming’ in performance mode to maximise the smoothness of your experience. Plus, it comes with Samsung’s game tools, so you can play undisturbed, record your session and more.

Up your game with a Moto Mod Gamepad

The Moto Mod Gamepad converts any Moto Z smartphone into a hand-held games console, complete with dual control sticks, D-pad and physical buttons. It even has a built-in battery to give you more time to complete that tricky next level. If you have a Moto Z smartphone (or you’re thinking of getting one), this is a must-have accessory.