Being stuck in quarantine isn’t easy. People are lucky if they have work to take them off their boredom, but what if they don’t? Some have turned to gaming as an effective distraction – something to pass the time. But there are those who don’t have PCs or consoles to distract them as well.
It’s easier to play games on the mobile phone that on other platforms. Some mobile phones are cheaper than consoles and it’s also simpler to pick up games on them – you just turn them on, tap on the app, and you’re good to go. No messy connections and complicated setups so that you can play games.
Here are some of the best mobile gaming phones of this year. Of course, you would want to pick a phone that can play all your favorite games and also keep running, especially when you need it the most, during this time. Take a look and see if your choice isn’t among these phones listed here.
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max / iPhone 11 Pro / iOSGaming
To hear of an iPhone being labeled as a gaming phone today is not completely unheard of, but it may be a novelty because the iTunes store isn’t exactly open to everyone. Given that fact, the iPhone’s 6.5-inch screen makes gaming easier. Some tests show that it loads games like PUBG, and even multiplayer with 3D graphics like Bullet Forcefaster than its predecessor, the iPhone X.
It does have its downside in that the battery is completely unfit for a gaming phone. The 3,046mAh batter doesn’t last very long save for the normal use. There are very few options for iOS gaming, though, and this stands out as one of the best, if not THE best, options.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus
The Galaxy Note 10 Plus bears the stamp of years of work by Samsung. It is powered by the Snapdragon 855, and game benchmarks don’t make it break a sweat. The phone was able to handle such games like PUBG: Mobile with ease. The only difference between the standard and the Plus versions of the game is the screen size; the Plus version has a bigger screen, but both are powered with the same chip.
The AMOLED display makes the games appear greater, and at 3040 x 1440 pixels, it’s such a delight to play on. It does lack a headphone dongle, so players will have to use a dongle to listen in while playing. The battery is big, but knowing games, there’s never a big battery that’ll allow you to play for a longer time. It is still one of the best Android gaming phones out there, though.
Asus Zenfone 6
The Snapdragon 855 is used in a lot of phones today, and the Asus Zenfone 6 doesn’t make an exception. What’s great with the Zenfone 6 is that is comes with 8GB of RAM for extra gaming power. The phone has 256GB storage in it, as well as space for expansion with a MicroSD card. Asus has also scaled back the ZenUI which helps it run faster, meaning more power for gaming as well.
The phone may have a nice 6.4-inch screen, but it’s more LCD than OLED. It can handle games and is sharp enough, but it may not be bright enough for hardcore gamers. The camera, which has been remade into a flip-up variation to allow more space for the screen, is a good performer. Gamers won’t run out of juice easily, though, thanks to the phone’s 5000mAh battery.
Asus ROG Phone II
On some lists, the ROG Phone is the top Asus phone for gaming. On others, it is lower down the list, but one thing remains – the ROG Phone won’t go missing in any gaming list. It features a 2.96GHz Snapdragon 845 processor and a 90Hz display. It’s bears the mark of the ROG line of Asus, so you’ll really feel like a gamer using this phone, even if it is a mobile phone.
It didn’t even find difficulty running PUBG Mobile or Call of Duty: Mobile. It also has a second variant now which carries a Snapdragon 855 Plus. This phone is tweaked to have an X Mode, letting you gain maximum processing power. The phone has a 6.59-inch, 10-bit AMOLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate. It also has a greater batter than the Zenfone 6 phone with 6,000mAh.
Razer Phone 2
It was the original which kickstarted the boom of the gaming phone department. The Razer Phone has another offering in the Razer Phone 2, which comes with a better camera. While the camera is better this time, there are other camera phones that are valid options. This is a gaming phone, first and foremost.
It has an Ultramotion 120Hz display and the Snapdragon 845, backed by about 8GB of RAM. When games are concerned, the Razer Phone 2 is the best choice, with its 4,000mAh battery and display. But if you’re looking for a camera phone, there are other choices.
That’s it, the best gaming phones for 2020. There are a lot of brands out there competing for attention, but these have come out as the top brands of the year. Be it games like PUBG, COD Mobile, or other graphic-heavy games, these phones can give you your gaming fix.