Gaming Smartphones Become a Trend
Mobile is the future of Video Gaming
Since more number of video gaming apps are getting added to App store daily, simultaneously, there is a large scale of downloads. In these circumstances, users expect for a quality gaming performance in the mobiles they wish to purchase.
Gaming is also considered as an important factor in making the selection of mobile phones in the market apart from the other mandatory specifications reasoned out for a product purchase.
For experiencing the best gaming performance, your mobile should have an adequate response rate, sufficient processor capacity, RAM, inbuilt storage capacity, graphics support, sound support, high quality display and a high battery backup.
Here is the list of smartphones that are famous in the mobile market for enabling the best gaming experience.
Best Gaming Smartphones under 10000 Rupees in India 2018:
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 – Fingerprint sensor Smartphone
Xiaomi Redmi note 4 arrives with a big battery of 4100 mAh Li-Po non-removable that can last upto a day’s usage on a single charge. The mobile handset is enabled with a fingerprint sensor at the rear that is able to make a 360 deg. Recognition similar to its predecessor Redmi Note 3.
A 2.5D curved display and 5.5-inch size with screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels together enable a bright display for better gaming experience. The handset is now upgradable to v7.0 Noughat version and it runs on 2 GHZ Tru-Octa Core 64 bit processor.
While many gaming models are built with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage and some are much below this configuration , Redmi Note 4 is featured with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage expandable upto 128 GB.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 – 4000 mAh BATTERY MOBILE
Xiaomi smartphones are popular because each and every model from this brand focus on unique user need. This is one of the best phone under the budget of 10K as it is configured with an advanced 2.0 GHz Octa core Snapdragon 625 processor, Adreno 506 GPU, 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage and expandable upto 128GB.
Redmi Note 5 is attractive and impressive due to its aluminium unibody design. A 5.99 Inch display screen, 2160 x 1080 Pixels resolution with 18:9 aspect ratio enables the user a better look on it. The device runs on Android Nougat 7.1.2 OS and the oreo update has been made recently.
12MP primary camera and 5MP secondary camera. Both front and back cameras are enabled with LED flash. 4G VOLTE supported Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 device is backed up by a high 4000mAH battery.
Xiaomi Redmi 5 – 4100 mAh BATTERY MOBILE
Redmi 5 is another smartphone from Xiaomi brand but it has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage and expandable upto 128GB quite inferior to that of Note 5. Anyhow, the configuration is a decent one for an average gaming lovers.
A major highlight is that the handset now, comes with a battery power of 4,100 mAh with quick charging facility against its 3300 mAh battery during its launch in 2017. Also, its 2.5 D curved glass IPS LCD screen with a display size of 5.7 inch is quite attractive.
Regarding its camera aspects, the mobile has 12 MP rear camera with LED flash and a selfie camera of 5 MP with an aperture of f/2.2 with auto focus and digital zoom feature. 1080p @ 30fps Full HD video recording facility is possible.
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Xiaomi Redmi Y2 – AI CAMERA MOBILE AT BUDGET PRICE
Among the Xiaomi smartphones famous in India, Redmi Y2 has many unique features. It is well-known for its excellent camera set up and lovable selfie features built with AI and an awesome gaming performance with its Snapdragon 625 processor.
12 MP + 5 MP dual camera set-up with Dual Color LED Flash and Auto focus can provide you images at a resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels. Above this, a 16 MP selfie camera with LED Flash is excellent for taking selfies. The mobile can record high quality videos and slow motion captures.
If you are preferring for the best camera mobile phone under 10,000 Rs, then Redmi Y2 is the perfect choice. 5.99 Inch HD display looks stunning. It has 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM and expandable upto 128GB. Take a look at the video review of Xiaomi Redmi Y2.
3080mAH Li-Ion battery with a 5.99 inch HD display with 18:9 aspect ratio is an added advantage. The mobile can provide an average clarity better than its similar price ranged models.
Redmi Y2, also known as Redmi S2 is configured with an internal storage memory of 32 GB with an expandable storage of 256 GB.
Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime –Decent Budget Phone for Gaming
Next to Redmi Note 3, Redmi 3S is an yet another budget smartphone having a high battery life of 4100 mAh battery. The mobile is available in three colours – Gold, silver and dark grey. Although, it is running on Android v6.0 Marshmallow OS, its 1.4 GHz Tru-Octa Core 64 bit processor and 4100 Li-Po battery are quite adequate for running a game.
The configuration aspects of Redmi 3S include 3 GB RAM, 32 GB internal memory and 128 GB external storage. A display size of 5.0-inch with IPS LCD screen provides a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels HD resolution.
A 13 MP rear camera with LED Flash and 5 MP front camera justify its selection. Video recording facility of [email protected] 30 fps is possible and as a highlight, the rear camera has a CMOS image sensor.
Moto G5 – GOLD SMARTPHONE
Moto G5 is popular in its gold colour and suitable for gaming and its price is around Rs. 9,000 only. It runs on Android 7.0 Noughat version and comes with 16 GB inbuilt memory like Redmi 5 and a quick rechargeable and removable Li-ion battery of 2800 mAh.
Moto G5 has a display size of 5.0 inch with IPS LCD screen and it is protected by Corning Glass 3. Its configuration features include 1.4 GHz 64-bit Octa core Snapdragon 430 processor with Adreno 505, 3 GB RAM.
Regarding its camera aspects, the mobile has a 13 MP rear camera with dual tone LED Flash and 5 MP front camera. 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution, is popular in its gold colour. It comes with 16 GB inbuilt memory like Redmi 5 and a Li-ion battery of 2800 mAh but it is removable and quick chargeable.
Although it is not possible to record slow motion videos, it can record upto 1080p.
Moto E4 Plus – 5000 mAh battery
Moto E4 Plus is another smartphone model from Moto brand and its unique feature is its 5000 mAh battery capacity that withstands the gaming experience for a long time. The remaining features are standard as available in other smartphones. The mobile is operated on Android Noughat 7.1.1 OS and runs on Media Tek 1.3 GHz processor that is supported by 3 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage and 128 GB expandable memory.
A 5.5-inch display size and 720 HD display enables an clarity and optimum look. A 13 MP rear camera with LED Flash and 5 MP front camera are available with f/2.0 and f/2.4 apertures. Rear Camera is enabled with geo tagging, high dynamic range (HDR) and Burst mode.
Running on Android 7.1 Noughat OS, the mobile handset features Google Assistant and its connectivity features include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2, A-GPS and MicroUSB 2.0.
Micromax Canvas Infinity – Good Rival To Redmi
While many smartphone users opt for Chinese Xiaomi Redmi model mobiles, there is a competitive rival to them from the Indian side and the entry of Micromax Canvas Infinity was made after a long time. Micromax Canvas 2 is the last model unveiled in this series.
1.4 GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor with Adreno 505 GPU provide a decent gaming experience through the 5.7-inch HD IPS screen with a high resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels and it runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS.
Similar to its rival model, its configuration aspects include 3 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage that is expandable upto 128 GB and it is backed up by 2900 mAh battery. A 13 MP rear camera and 16 MP selfie camera.
Nokia 6 – Dolby Atmos Sound
Previously, Nokia X7 was said to be game-centric model with its unique back-panel design and 4-inch AMOLED screen, but, nothing special noticed in it.
A 2017 entry from Nokia brand, Nokia 6 is featured with 5.5-inch display size along with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels with an aspect ratio of 16:9 is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 screen protection.
Nokia 6 is suitable for game lovers among Nokia customers as it is processed by Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 and 3/32 GB and 4/64 GB RAM and internal storage with an extension of 256 GB qualifies it more than enough as a gaming phone.
A 16 MP rear camera with PDAF and 8 MP selfie camera are its inspiring camera aspects. Dolby Atmos sound enhancement and stereo speakers favour much for an extraordinary gaming experience.
Huawei Honor 7C – 3 GB / 4 GB RAM with 32 GB / 64 GB
Honor 7C arrives with Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chipset with a clock speed of 1.8 GHz and Adreno 506 GPU. Among the Huawei brand mobiles, this is specially made for gaming.
The mobile has a unibody design with 5.99-inch IPS LCD display screen having a resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels. It has two storage variants that include 3 GB/ 4 GB RAM and internal memory of 32 GB/64 GB.
The handset is operated on Android Oreo 6.0 version and is powered by 3000 mAh non-removable battery. Apart from this, 13 MP + 2 MP rear camera with f/2.2 aperture and 8 MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture. LED flash is enabled for front camera.
Huawei Honor 6X – Rival to Redmi Note 4
Rival to Redmi Note 4, Honor 6X is unique in its design with a full metal body design. It is operated by Kirin 655 Octa-core Processor with a clock speed of 2.1 GHz and runs on Android 7.1 Noughat OS. A 12 MP rear camera is accompanied with 2 MP camera for a deeper coverage. A 8 MP front camera is quite good for taking selfies.
Fingerprint sensor is provided at the back and the mobile is supported by a high battery life of 3450 mAh. Similar to Honor 7C, Honor 6x also arrives with two storage variants.
A 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution is attractive for buyers. Overall, the mobile is content with good camera, display and awesome battery life.
KARBONN S9 LITE – The Cheapest Gaming Smartphone
Among all the budget smartphones viewed above, this is the cheapest model as it is priced around Rs7,000 only. Powered by 2100 mAh battery and running on Android 4.2 OS version, the mobile is enabled with 512 MB RAM and 4 GB internal memory with an expandable memory slot of 32 GB.
2 MP Front camera and 8 MP rear camera are its notable features. The mobile is more apt for the game players who love to play light games.
A 540 x 960 pixels resolution also favours for a decent display for gaming. A 3.5 mm headphone enables a better sound experience while gaming. Although, it has a minimum RAM capacity, its CPU speed of 1.3 GHz is more than enough for playing light games.
Huawei Honor 9 Lite
Powered by Octa core Kirin 659 processor, Honor 9 Lite is an yet another smartphone that runs on 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage.
A 5.65-inch FHD Plus display screen with 18:9 aspect ratio and Mali-T830 MP2 Graphics processor provide a perfect gaming experience much suitable for budget smartphone range.
An Octa-core 2.36 GHz Processor and Android 8.0 Oreo OS run the honor 9 lite model that is empowered by 3000 mAh battery. Although, it is priced under budget range, the mobile looks premium with a capable front camera of 13 MP. 13 MP + 2 MP Dual camera accompanies the honor 9 lite model and [email protected] 30 fps full video recording features are favorable features of the model.
10 Or G – Rival to Redmi Note 4 and Honor 6X
Among the above budget smartphones for gaming, Tenor is quite different as it is specially made for gaming and multitasking. It runs on 64-bit Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 processor and it is configured with 4 GB RAM and 64 internal memory that is expandable upto 256 GB.
Powered by 4000 mAh battery, the handset is running on Android Noughat 7.1 and it is enabled with 13 MP + 13 MP dual rear camera and 16 MP selfie camera with a fingerprint sensor at the back.
Although the mobile is priced above Rs.10000, it can be purchased at the discounted price of Rs.9,999.
Asus Zenphone 5 Max Pro M1 – For Powerful Gaming
With Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Octa-core processor and Adreno 509 GPU, the smartphone from Asus brand is famous for a powerful gaming as it is backed up by a non-removable big 5,000 mAh battery.
Unlike previous models, its memory capacity is expandable upto 400 GB. The model runs on latest Android 8.1 Oreo OS and is provided with IPS LCD Display with 1080 x 2160 pixels resolution. A 13 MP + 5 MP rear camera enables the capture of deep view and 8 MP front camera can take selfies.
A notable thing is that these advanced mobiles are priced above Rs.10,000 but, these can be purchased below 10K availing offer at any festive season.
QUALCOMM PROCESSORS FOR GAMING
“MOBILE PERFORMANCE DEPENDS ON THE PROCESSOR”
With the increase in the need of smartphone usage day by day, the processor capacity is also increasing to meet the efficiency and power management of a mobile as heavy apps are being used by the smartphone users in recent times.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 is a mid-range 8-core SoC built on 14 nm manufacturing process and is commonly used in many latest smartphones. A peak download speed of 300 Mbps and an upload speed of 150 Mbps is possible with this mobile.
The processor could be able to handle high resolution cameras with HD+ display backed up be Quick Charging battery and it can support up to 4K Ultra HD playback @ 30 fps.
A 2.0 GHz clock speed and Adreno 506/ 5088 GPU are the supporting features of Snapdragon 625. There are no overheating issues.
These are the notable features much needed in a gaming smartphone because, while playing games in a mobile phone, the commonly faced issues are overheating, strucking up intermittently, rapid charge reduction based on battery capacity, disconnection or interruption of games during incoming calls and messages and similar aspects.
Snapdragon 625 is the optimum one under the budget price range, but the processors like Snapdragon 845 which is the latest entry in the market can provide better gaming performance but at comparatively high cost.
Anyhow, Qualcomm Processors are always unbeateable for providing gaming in Android and iOS versions.
FAVOURIBLE SMARTPHONE MODELS FOR GAME LOVERS IN FAVOURABLE BRANDS
According to the geographical locations, the taste of people varies. Game Developers are releasing games according to the people’s mentality in a region. This is a common fact followed all over the world.
Also, although there are specific gaming smartphones available in the market, many people don’t want to compromise other commercial aspects just for Gaming. For example, India is the hub for the diversified and largest smartphone market in the Asia continent.
Majority of people would go with the same branded models like Samsung, OnePlus, iPhone, Google and some others. In such a competitive environment, among these favourable branded companies, here are some of the models much focussed for attracting Game Lovers mostly from China and Korea and some have their origin in US.
- Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
This is an awesome model and it can be considered as one of the best in 2018. Although, it replicates the features of S8 in many aspects, the user interface and performance related to operation and gaming are better than the former one.
The model features an Exynos Chipset with 6 GB RAM with 6unlike Snapdragon processors. With its AMOLED screen, it offers the best display for gaming and others. Also, it could be able to capture 4K video footages.
- Samsung Galaxy S8+
Known for its big screen, the smartphone is featured with 6.2-inch screen size and QHD display enabling users to run the games at an awesome frame rate and it is one of the best android smartphones for gaming.
Running on Android 8.0 OS and Exynos 8895, the mobile is featured with 64 GB internal storage and super AMOLED screen with nearly 85% screen to body ratio that all makes it a competitive one in the gaming smartphone list.
- Samsung Galaxy Note8
Among the notable gaming models from Samsung brand, Galaxy Note 8 is provided with a large QHD display with awesome frame rates for gaming. The mobile is featured with 6 GB RAM, 64 GB internal storage.
A 6.3-inch display size, 2.3 GHz Octa-core Processor with 3300 mAh battery and Exynos Processor, the smartphone provides the better gaming experience than its previously released models.
- Samsung Galaxy Note9
Note 9 provides a powerful gaming experience as it features Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor with 4000 mAh battery. As a highlight, the model is enabled with AI-based software to protect your eyes while playing games and its water-carbon cooling system prevents overheating of the battery even after long usage.
Although Galaxy Note 9 model is quite expensive but it is the latest biggest smartphone providing excellent gaming platform owing to its big screen and long standing battery.
- One Plus 6 and 5T
One Plus 6 is the perfect model for gaming because it is featured with Snapdragon 845 chipset and run on 6 GB or 8 GB RAM. The latest released Avengers Edition is very distinct and it looks are impressive with AMOLED 8.26-inch display screen.
OnePlus 5T is yet another model from the same brand. Smartphone users expext for faster smartphone that would be apt for both gaming and other factors. Its camera and battery life are highly rated and the OnePlus models don’t have any heating issues.
- iPhone X
Apple involved in producing mobile gaming smartphones with iPhone4. With excellent motion sensing capability and gaming apps, the model was considered to the best gaming model. iPhoneX is considered to be the fastest smartphone in the today’s market as it has Bionic A11 chip provided with quality graphics and frame rates. Apple phones are also loaded with impressive games.
Apart from this, iPhoneX has an OLED Display with bezel-less design. These inbuilt features enable a superb gaming experience.
- Google Pixel 2 XL
As a rival to the above models, there is a Snapdragon 835 chipset with 4 GB RAM. Unlike the previous models which have less bezel and high screen-to-body ratio, this model is featured with thicker bezels that enables a better grip and sturdiness.
Pixel 2 XL features an AMOLED display with high quality camera aspects with single lens at the rear for better photography.
Amdist the above mentioned models, asus and razer smartphone brand models are also notable ones in providing a better gaming experience.
RAZER “SMARTPHONE FOR GAMERS”
A Revolution in Gaming World
Razer Phone is the world’s first mobile phone having 120 Hz screen for mobile gaming making it more responsive. Most phones have 60 Hz (60 frames per sec) refresh rate. A variable refresh rate between 20-120 Hz at any second is possible with this. Also, it the world’s first gaming phone to support 5.1 surround sound content and HDR. The phone is powered by ultramotion technology that enables an excellent touch response which you would not have experienced in other gaming phones.
Whether it is played with your headphones or with your phone speakers, it is loud enough to make you experience the real experience as played in PC or laptop or playstation.
More than these, Qualcomm snapdragon 835 with 8 GB RAM and 4000 mAh battery jointly provide a long standing performance and it never lets your tempo down even after playing a prolong use.
Apart from this, 12 MP dual camera is an added advantage in terms of camera aspects. A 5.72-inch with 1440 x 2560 resolution provides a clear and sharp display competing with big giants in the market.
Running on Android Noughat OS right now, an Oreo update will be made within a period of 4 months. Razer was developed to look after heavy day-to-day tasks using many applications and more preferred for multi-tasking.
Game Booster will enhance the FPS count on response focused games and it can be varied based on the response needed for specific games thus, on the other hand, it saves the battery power for low responsive games.
Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality For Gaming
AR / VR is the upcoming technology that will be seen in Apple and Google smartphones. Augumented Reality provides user a better real-world experience using visual, audio and other sensors whereas virtual reality eliminates the user’s real world view with that of a stimulated one.
For example, AR helmet provides information about the site they are working thus enhancing the interaction in the environments. It is very useful in sharing and conveying a difficult knowledge in real time.
An another example is the VR headsets that provide virtual features and generate images, sounds and inhibits a feeling as experienced in the physical environment.
Sky diving in 360 deg. is possible with this. This technology will definitely provide a thrilling experience in playing video games as it creates an illusion based on stimulations developed by computer. This technology is going to be the new one that is tested in smartphones of modern world.
MOBILE APPS WITH VR/AR
Google’s ARCore and Apple’s ARKit would be used by more than one-third of the world’s population by 2020. There are already VR/AR Mobile viewer apps allowing users to view 3D view models in a real environment.
In these apps, you could be able to pick up the best games for Android and iPhone models. Here are some of the most played AR/VR Games in recent times.
- VR Tank Training
- VR Crazy Swing
- Swivel Gun
- War of Words
- Go Show
These are downloaded in Android and iOS versions. Now, game lovers are more interested in playing Virtual reality and Augmented Reality Games rather than traditional software oriented games on PCs and Laptops. For this, a separate equipment set-up is needed.
HOW TO DEAL WITH OVER HEATING PROBLEM WHILE GAMING ?
Smartphone heating can’t be avoided while playing games. Only, high end smartphones have minimal heating effect even after a long use while the remaining budget smartphones have this issue. Based on the power and capacity of your mobile, you should select games. Playing heavy games in an average performing mobiles leads to various problems. It is always suggested to avoid heavy games in a smartphone.
Getting hot is not good for your smartphones. More cooler your mobile, more duration you can use it. Also, it is recommended not to use your phone while charging as this would leads to excess heat building. Doing such action will be harmful for your battery and reduces its life.
Turning off unused apps while gaming, reducing the brightness, avoiding direct sunlight are the basic steps to be followed for avoiding overheating of the mobile.
When you face heating problems while gaming, just pause it for a while and wait for a minute or two to allow itself to cool down. You can use it then. Using Clean Master is also a good option. Sometimes, after doing all these, if you are still facing these problems, then it is advisable to check for malware and viruses.
IMPACT OF PLAYING MOBILE GAMES
- It will be an addiction and you won’t leave it unless you engage yourselves in other tasks.
- Lack of social interaction with our environment can be noticed.
- Lack of physical exercise.
- Vision problems
- Lack of productivity in the necessary tasks
- Consumes your precious time
- Playing games on bed before going to sleep disrupts your sleep
- Distractions while playing games with internet usage through advertisements and similar notifications possessing unwanted and irrelevant content.
- Playing games for over time than a normal duration would develop psychological effects.
Apart from these negative impacts on playing games, there are also positive effects but on certain limitations.
- Not all mobile games have negative impact, picking up a right one will enhance your thinking speed.
- Puzzle related games will improve your brain function.
- Video games need to be played only when relaxation is needed or whenever, an entertainment is needed.
- Some research studies pointed out that specific mobile games can fight brain diseases
- Helps to keep your brain attentive and enhances your hand-eye co-ordination.
- Quick thinking and fast analysis is much needed for making decisions quickly. Pointing to the accuracy and developing a strategy for each game is necessary for winning a game.
- Playing Education related games like problem solving and logic reasoning on mobiles improves your brain functioning.
- Logistics knowledge can be developed and this will improve the planning and resource management skills of a game player.
- Making judgements, improving memory capacity of your brain, concentration, enhancing a logic oriented skills for a pattern identification are some of the notable positive aspects in playing games in the smartphones.