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Top gaming smartphones

written by Shane "Geek" Lundberg July 11, 2016

Mobile phones have developed beyond the wildest dreams of those who used the early ones back in the 1980s and 1990s and nowadays can be used for watching TV shows, getting work done or playing games on. They are perfect both for simple online casino games available at CasinoOnline.co.nz and the cutting edge graphics of things like Need for Speed, with these being five of the best gaming phones.


1. HTC 10

The smartphones produced by HTC have always had a lot to recommend them to gamers, and this remains the case with the HTC 10. Its Adreno 530 graphics processor ensures that even the heavy-duty graphics on games like the aforementioned Need for Speed or Chaos Rings run smoothly, while the Snapdragon 820 process provides the power. Furthermore, HTC have also equipped this phone with innovative speaker design – with the bottom speaker on the phone’s base. This provides low-end sound and ensures great gaming audio.

2. Google Nexus 6P

The processor in this phone is a Snapdragon 810 model, putting it not far from the HTC 10 in terms of power. Its 3GB RAM is also slightly less, but more than enough to prevent lagging, whether you are playing games with high end graphics or just roulette or other online casino games. Where the Nexus 6P really comes into its own though is with its screen: a superb 5.7-inch AMOLED effort that easily bests the display offered by the HTC phone in both size and image clarity.

3. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

Samsung phones have a long tradition of being good gaming models, which the company was clearly eager to maintain with the S7 Edge. Its Snapdragon 820 processor is at the cutting edge, making it as powerful a smartphone as you can get, while the Adreno 530 CPU is also the match of the HTC 10’s graphics chip. This means high quality graphics will run smoothly on this phone, while the 4GB RAM also helps prevent freezing or lagging during game play. If there is a downside it is the smaller 5.5-inch screen display.

4. iPhone 7

While the iPhone has not always been the equal of Android smartphones when it comes to gaming related specs in the past, the iPhone 7 is set to at least close the gap in this area. It will offer a choice of two different sized screens, meaning visually- oriented games fans can pick the larger one for their Dead Space and Modern Combat needs. The screen is also set to cover the whole front, ensuring no space is wasted It will also be less chunky, with a 6.1 mm body rather than 6.9, rendering the experience of holding it during an all-night session of online poker a lot less cumbersome.

5. Motorola Moto E 2

This is a much cheaper option than many of the others on this list, and – to some extent – that is reflected in this specs. Certainly its 4.5-inch screen doesn’t challenge the others in terms of visual quality, although the Snapdragon 410 1.2 GHz processor certainly gives good gaming power. Furthermore the two-day life span of the 2,390 mAh battery is strong and will ensure you never suffer battery failure mid-game – even if you are playing a really involved RPG.

You could not find much fault with any of these phones in terms of gaming, but when it came to the whole package we found the HTC 10 was the go to device to-date for our gaming needs.

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