The present generation of mobile phones is called smart for a reason: they double up as your personal assistant by helping you navigate, scheduling your day, reminding you of appointments and so on and so forth. But there’s also a huge element of fun associated with them: their gaming capability. There are thousands of developers spewing out games every day; and Smartphone users are increasingly taking to them as stress busters or just good old entertainment. So which are the best smartphones for gaming? Let’s take a look:
Best Smartphones for Gaming
Undoubtedly the leader of the pack. With categories from sports to arcade and strategy, there are nearly 100,000 games available through iTunes today. Its ultra fast processor and dual core graphics chip allow quick loading of games and smooth and powerful performance. The Open GL ES 2.0 engine support for its iOS also helps. The 3.7 inch Retina display makes for viewing pleasure and vivid images. Try playing Infinity Blade 2 on the iPhone 4S; you won’t put it down for hours! The only downside is the lack of keyboard controls and joysticks.
This offering from Rim has thousands of games accessible through the phone; buy them through your PayPal account and within seconds you can be busy fighting bad guys or hitting home runs. There are some console games available that have been adapted for the Storm. Its internal accelerometer can be used by tilting the phone. Currently the phone supports less than a thousand games, and the rest have to be purchased from third parties.
Sony Experia Play
Coming from Sony, it’s no surprise that this phone is Playstation certified. It has a nifty slide out control pad with buttons similar to those on consoles. It has quite a few games preloaded on it but you can buy more games if you want, through the Android platform. What makes this phone a great gaming device: its 4 inch multi-touch LCD screen, superb 3D graphics, crystal clear stereo sound and the 1 GHz CPU.
HTC One X
Bigger is better. The 4.7 inch screen is reason enough to buy this phone if you’re a gaming fan. Add to that the superb LCD screen resolution and you have a helluva phone to play games on. Its NVIDIA Tegra Zone has games that fully utilize the capacity of the Tegra 2 and Tegra 3 mobile architecture.
Samsung Galaxy Note
It’s sort of caught in the middle: too small for a tablet too big for a phone. But its massive (for a Smartphone) 5.3 inch screen makes this ‘Phablet’ a killer gaming device. The 16 GB internal memory and Mali 400 MP graphics chip clinches the deal.
Though this Smartphone is not Android or WP based, it was built for gaming. It is in fact a geek’s dream come true. Thanks to the PowerVR SGX 350 graphics acceleration, all you need is an emulator and you can run Angry Birds, Diablo3 or your favorite Console games. For hardcore gamers, there’s a plug-in control pad available; at an extra cost of course. If you want to go a step further you can set it up with your PS3 Six Axis controller too, and connect the display to your TV. Way out!
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