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November 28, 2018

What makes a good gaming phone

The truth about what makes a good gaming phone may well surprise you. Read this article to find out all you need to know.

There is a profound truth about human beings: build any sort of innovative electronic device, and gamers will always try to out-compete one another to be the best at using it. Remember the heady days of phones in the late 1990s? Back then, the simple monochrome 'Snake' game was just about the only fun anyone could have with a phone. Sure enough, within a few months, people were holding contests to see who was the best at playing it. (Turns out that, very often, it was some school girl who probably should have been doing something more educational...)

Now, technology has moved on rapidly, and the birth of e-sports has given a real purpose to gaming. Mobile gamers are getting serious, too, and are buying phones that are specifically designed for gaming. Let us take a look at what makes a good gaming phone.

The screen
To start us off, this one is pretty obvious. You need to have a great screen to be able to fully enjoy the action. What you might not know, though, is that a slightly wider screen can often help gamers, because it provides a more ergonomic grip for two hands, and also allows you to see what is going on, even with multiple graphic displays overlaid on the scene.

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The graphics
A beautifully designed screen is useless without the graphics grunt to back it up. You want lots of frames per second and you want that rate to be stable, which means that the phone can keep up with you even during the fast-paced sections of the game.

The brain
In a similar vein, you need to be sure that the processor is capable of powering the game. Some simpler games will have no bother running on even older processors, but the best games demand the best processors, so make sure that the one you choose has the power to get you through.

The battery
Another no-brainer. If you are looking for a good gaming phone, be sure to check that the battery can do what you need it to. You do not want to have to break off from a really good session to have to charge. And even then, you want it to charge quickly, so make sure you check out all these features.

You should definitely check out if the phone you are considering has any enhancements to take your experience to the next level. Surround sound is always a bonus and the manufacturer may even have developed custom enhancements specifically for that phone. Look closely to see what you are getting for your money.

Finally, check if the phone you are looking at has enjoyed any industry recognition. If it has won a ton of awards voted on by professionals, then it should be a good bet.

One phone that meets all the criteria, and then some, is the HONOR Play. Once you have seen it, you will definitely know what makes a good gaming phone.