If you’re a gamer, you already know how important it is to have a phone that can keep up with your needs. No one wants to experience glitches, poor resolution, or a slow processor that essentially takes you out of the game and makes for a lackluster experience.
So, it’s important to understand the jargon of your hardware and software, as well as typical gaming lingo.
With that in mind, we’ve rounded up some of the essential features required for a good gaming phone, and what you should look for. Then, we’ll cover some of the best performance phones 2020 has to offer, and what you can find to fit your needs at OzMobiles.
When you’re trying to find the best phone for gaming, you must look for the best performance phone. Keep in mind that many of today’s smartphones are powerful enough to provide an adequate gaming experience. But, that isn’t usually what phone companies want to market to the masses. So you don’t necessarily need to seek out a ‘special’ phone specifically designed for gaming. Instead, focus on a few of the important features, including:
A powerful processor/chipset: A high-performance processor within your phone will ensure everything runs smoothly, from rendering graphics properly to providing good frame rates. You’ll likely hear processor/chipset used almost interchangeably when you’re doing your research, but it’s important to choose a processor that is known to be a performer.
Clean graphics: No matter what type of gamer you are, it’s important to be aware of how the graphics will look on your phone. You’re already dealing with a smaller screen, so graphics need to be clear and crisp. Again, this has to do with the processor/chipset, so choose one that specifically talks about graphics.
Display: You will want to make sure your phone has a capable display and offers a high refresh rate. A refresh rate is how many times a particular image on the screen is updated per second. The higher the refresh rate, the smoother the images will be.
Long-lasting battery: The last thing you want to worry about is your battery dying while you’re in the middle of gameplay. A powerful battery is an essential component of any gaming phone.
Lag-free connectivity: Make sure the phone you choose has strong connectivity options to reduce lag or the chance of you getting disconnected from your game.
The number of mobile gamers across the world is over 2 billion. Some people simply play for relaxation or to pass the time. Others love the strategy and memory aspects, and others like to collaborate. Gaming can help improve everything from hand-eye coordination to your cognitive responses. There’s no wonder why it has become so popular, or why there is such an uproar when certain games aren’t readily available (like Fortnite leaving Apple’s app store to be sold directly on Epic). For the record, you can still play Fortnite on your PC/Mac, XBox, Playstation, or find it on Samsung Galaxy devices.
Now that you know a bit more about what to look for in a gaming phone and why having one in your possession can provide a sense of relaxation, community, and improved skills, let’s check out which phones are best for gaming in 2020, including ones you can find at OzMobiles.
The iPhone 11 Pro Max is being touted as an incredible phone for photography. But, that can also appeal to gamers, thanks to an amazing display. Some of the most notable display features include:
Super Retina XDR Display
458 pixels per inch
Wide colour gamut for accuracy
The iPhone 11 Pro Max also features the company’s most impressive battery life ever - 15% more, in fact, giving you up to five hours of additional playing time on one charge.
The processor itself is also impressive. It features a custom-build A13 bionic chip that Apple touts as being the fastest chip to ever be released in a smartphone.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 is the latest and greatest in the Android market, and it’s an impressive gaming phone for a few reasons. First, the chipset is incredibly powerful. In Australia, the Galaxy S20 features an Exynos 990. In other parts of the world, including U.S., the phones are made with a Snapdragon 865 processor. Both are flagship processors for the phone. Both are incredibly powerful, on top of the 8gb of RAM included to reduce lag and increase speed.
The refresh rate on the Samsung Galaxy S20 is 120Hz, so, again, you won’t have to worry about your graphics lagging or appearing anything but crystal clear.
Finally, you can expect a long battery life from this phone, with a 4,000mAh included.
If you’re on a budget but still want a great gaming phone, it’s hard to ignore the power behind the Black Shark 2. With a Snapdragon 855 chipset and a clearer screen than the previous model, it’s a budget option that will rival even the top competitors on the market.
Like the Samsung Galaxy S20, the Black Shark 2 features a long battery life thanks to 4,000mAH. While it does feature its own little “quirks” and issues that some people might find inconvenient, if you’re new to the world of gaming or you just don’t have the money for a more expensive model, this is a great phone for getting started.
So, which phone is best for gaming? Any of the listed mobile devices above will cover all of your gaming needs, no matter how frequently you play. If you’re looking for one of these phones or another gaming phone to keep you busy, check out our wide selection of new, ex-demo, and refurbished phones.
We have phones available to fit even the tightest of budgets, including refurbished models of the:
When you purchase a refurbished model from OzMobiles, we can guarantee that it is high-quality with superior performance, because we put each one through a 60-point testing procedure.
OzMobiles offers lower prices and a 12-month warranty on your purchase, so you can feel confident in anything you buy. Don’t wait another minute to find the best gaming phone of 2020 that will fit your needs this year!
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