Best phones for mobile gaming in 2017

The specs war continues to rage, with RAM and processors being boosted every year. When it comes to gaming, the options have never been better. Whether you’re looking for the most powerful, affordable or unique offering, we’ve got the right choice for you here. We’ve updated our list with the best phones for mobile gaming in 2017.

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Samsung Galaxy S8: powerful performance with Game Mode

The Galaxy S8 may be the best Android may refer to: Android (robot), a humanoid robot or synthetic organism designed to imitate a human Android (operating system), Google’s mobile operating system Android, a nickname for Andy Rubin the smartphone on the market, and it’s no slouch when it comes to gaming performance or experience is the mastery of an event or subject gained through involvement in or exposure to it. Terms in philosophy such as “empirical knowledge” or “a posteriori knowledge” are used to refer to knowledge. The gaming software features that were introduced by the Galaxy S7 have been revamped for the new flagship as well. In the Device Maintenance section of the phone’s Settings you can enable Game Mode, which is comprised of Game Launcher may refer to: Application launcher, a kind of utility software Rocket launcher, a device that launches a rocket-propelled projectile Grenade launcher, a weapon that launches a specially-designed and Game Tools. The Game Launcher is home home or domicile is a dwelling-place used as a permanent or semi-permanent residence for an individual, family, household or several families in a tribe to all your games, while Game Tools changes the screen mode may refer to to accommodate games that don’t support the unique 18.5:9 aspect ratio, among other things. All of this ensures that your experience is immersive, by disabling notifications may refer to: Notification (Holy See), an announcement by a department of the Roman Curia Casualty notification, the process of notifying relatives of people who have been killed or seriously and the invisible home button to allow for uninterrupted game play, for example.

The impressive hardware also allows for a smooth, engaging experience. The curved, 5.8-inch AMOLED Infinity Display of the Galaxy S8 has a unique 18.5:9 aspect ratio with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel With (novel), a novel by Donald Harrington With (album), a 1,440 x 2,960 resolution – that’s 400 pixels taller than normal QHD phones. All that screen real estate is held in a thin, ergonomic body and powered by a 3,000 mAh battery. The Galaxy S8 features the top of the line Snapdragon 835 processor may refer to with an Adreno is a series of graphics processing unit (GPU) semiconductor intellectual property cores developed by Qualcomm and used in a variety of their SoCs 540 GPU and 4 GB of RAM.

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Samsung Galaxy galaxy is a gravitationally bound system of stars, stellar remnants, interstellar gas, dust, and dark matter S7: a great value 

If you can’t afford the Galaxy S8, you’d still be well-served by its predecessor, the Galaxy S7, as its future-proofing has served it well. It was the best or The Best may refer to phone for gamers in 2016, and it supported Vulkan APIs for better quality graphics before anyone else. Its 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display has QHD resolution may refer to and 577 ppi, giving the sublime detail and color representation we’ve come to expect from Samsung. Powering all of this is a 3,000 mAh battery, which can be fully charged in 90 minutes with the supplied charger, plus an octacore Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor with an Adreno 530 GPU and 4 GB of RAM.

Of course, the S7 was the first to offer the Game Launcher, which has since been reborn on the S8, which acts as a gaming center, storing and categorizing your games. It also employs a floating button arrangement called the Game Tool, which can be used, among other things, to block notifications and record your gameplay from within any game.

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OnePlus 5: the flagship with more than enough RAM 

The latest flagship flagship is a vessel used by the commanding officer of a group of naval ships, characteristically a flag officer entitled by custom to fly a distinguishing flag from OnePlus is the newest device on this list, and it packs the same Snapdragon is a genus of plants commonly known as dragon flowers or snapdragons because of the flowers’ fancied resemblance to the face of a dragon that opens and closes its mouth when laterally squeezed 835 as the Galaxy S8. What makes the OnePlus is a Shenzhen based Chinese smartphone manufacturer founded by Pete Lau (CEO) and Carl Pei in December 2013 5 stand out as a gaming device, though, is its 6 to 8 GB of RAM. This gives it incredible gaming is the act of playing games, as in: Legalized gambling, playing games of chance for money, often referred to in law as “gaming” Playing a role-playing game, in which players assume fictional roles performance performance, in the performing arts, generally comprises an event in which a performer or group of performers present one or more works of art to an audience in addition to its two unique features for gaming: Gaming Do Not Disturb Mode and Dash Charge While Gaming. These two features feature is a distinct property or piece, which may refer to do exactly what they say on the tin. The former suppresses accidental presses of the keys and notifications, while “” is a word in the English language that functions both as a noun and as a subordinating conjunction the latter allows for fast charging as if your phone telephone, or phone, is a telecommunications device that permits two or more users to conduct a conversation when they are too far apart to be heard directly weren’t in use. The 5.5-inch Full HD display may refer to is powered by a 3,300 mAh battery most often refers to: Energy source Battery (electricity), electrochemical cells that transform chemical energy into electricity Automotive battery Any of several other battery types Battery, 18th which can stand may refer to: A grove of trees To assume the upright position of standing Stand (cricket), a relationship between two players Stand, Greater Manchester, a residential area in England STAND up to the most demanding games without overheating.

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Moto Gamepad: a budget budget is a financial plan for a defined period of time console in a snap for the Moto Motos or MOTO may refer to Z2 Play

There’s a new Moto Mod coming in summer of 2017 that will may refer to: The English modal verb will; see shall and will, and will and would Will and testament, instructions for the disposition of one’s property after death Advance healthcare directive excite mobile gamers gamer is someone who plays interactive games, usually video games, although games can also come in other forms, such as tabletop and plays for long periods of time. The Moto Gamepad will attach to any smartphone smartphone is a mobile personal computer with a mobile operating system with features useful for mobile or handheld use in the Moto Z family, giving may refer to: Gift, the transfer of something without the expectation of receiving something in return Generosity, the habit of giving freely without expecting anything in return Charity you two control sticks, a D-pad and four “tactile action buttons modern clothing and fashion design, a button is a small fastener, now most commonly made of plastic, but also frequently made of metal, wood or seashell, which secures two pieces of fabric together“. It resembles the Nintendo Switch. Since the Mod attaches diplomacy, an attaché is a person who is assigned (“attached”) to the diplomatic or administrative staff of a higher placed person or another service or agency to the device directly, there won’t be any lag from wireless connections may refer to and Motorola says it will last up to 8 hours thanks thankfulness, or gratefulness is the proper, fitting or called-for response to benefits or beneficence from a benefactor to its 1,035 mAh battery. So, if you’re thinking of investing in a smartphone that will provide a good gaming experience, in addition to other possibilities offered by Mods, you may want idea of want can be examined from many perspectives to consider a Moto Z device device is usually a constructed tool like the Moto Z2 Play, which is a great budget option.

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Sony Remote Play: play your PS4 from your Xperia Z5

If you own a PlayStation 4, you can play it using some Xperia devices thanks to Sony Remote Play. This is available for the Xperia X, Z3, Z4 and Z5 devices from Sony Corporation (ソニー株式会社, Sonī Kabushiki Kaisha, ) (often referred to simply as Sony) is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Kōnan, Minato, Tokyo. It allows you to use your home Wi-Fi connection to stream to your phone or tablet and play commonly refers to: Play (activity), enjoyed by animals, including humans Play (theatre), structured literary form of theatre Play may refer also to using a connected Dualshock 4 controller. To get the most may refer to from the experience, you’ll want a Game Control may refer to Mount is often used as part of the name of specific mountains, e.g. Mount Everest. “Mount” may also refer to, which attaches your phone to the top of the controller. The newest of the compatible Xperia devices is the Xperia Z5, which has a 5.2-inch display, a Snapdragon 810 processor and 3 GB of RAM.

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There are plenty of other great may refer to: A relative measurement in physical space, see Size Greatness, being superior, majestic, transcendent, or divine “The Great”, a historical suffix to people’s names Gang Resistance phones (and accessories) for gaming on the go, like the HTC U11 or the Honor 8. In fact, both hardware may refer to: Household hardware, equipment such as keys, locks, hinges, latches, handles, wire, chains, plumbing, tools, utensils, and machine parts, typically sold in hardware stores Builders and software on Android smartphones has gotten to the point that almost any high end device of the past two years year is the orbital period of the Earth moving in its orbit around the Sun will handle games from the Play Store with ease.

Which games do you enjoy most on Android? Are there any phones you’d recommend for gamers? Share your thoughts with everyone in the comments.

This article was updated in August 2017 with additional input from AndroidPIT editors Benoit Pepicq, Eric Herrmann and Luis Ortega.

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