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September 21, 2021

The top best-performing Smartphones for gaming in 2021

For those who enjoy gaming, you'll want a phone with gaming capabilities that rival tablets and portable consoles, like the Nintendo Switch. The best phone to choose for a gamer is usually one with a large screen, a high refresh rate, and high performing power, as well as good battery life so games don't get interrupted by charging.



There are a few phones in the list below that are compatible with both of those aspects, like the OnePlus 9 Pro and Samsung (News - Alert) Galaxy S21 Ultra. Some phones, however, go even further and are designed specifically with gaming features and capability in mind.

As an example, the Asus ROG Phone 5 and Lenovo Legion Phone Duel feature shoulder triggers, customizable gaming modes, better vibration, and better cooling.

As we all know there many types of games you can play with your mobile phone, video games, multiplayer games, card games, and if you over 18 years old even mobile casinos. In this article, we are going to highlight some of the top gaming phones including a few general phones that are also excellent for most types of gaming.

Asus ROG Phone 5

A tremendous gaming smartphone, the ROG Phone 5 features even more excellent features than its predecessor.

There is 16GB of RAM (News - Alert) and a Snapdragon 888 chipset in this very attractive handset. This handset has a touching rate of 300 Hz and high refresh rates of 144 Hz, both higher than most handsets and perfect for playing games.

Apart from the large screen, the phone also offers two of the best front-facing speakers available on the market.

You can play for a long time with ROG Phone 5's battery with 6,000mAh, and its 65W charger lets you play even when the battery dies. 

In addition, the Asus ROG Phone 5 includes an accessory program designed for gamers, which features responsive shoulder buttons.

Getting this phone for gaming is the main reason you should purchase it. In terms of performance and all-around competitiveness, it can't compete with a flagship device (the cameras don't perform well).

Lenovo Legion Phone Duel

Lenovo's first gaming device, the Legion Phone Duel, has amazing gaming-friendly features along with some other top specs and features.

Fast charging is supported by 90W, and the phone has a pop-up camera so that the screen remains intact. It also comes equipped with optimized software and a top-of-the-line processor . All of these factors make it a great place to play games.

Even though the phone is expensive, software problems and mediocre camera may not go well with some people.We're not concerned with its gaming prowess.

If you're looking for a great gaming smartphone, this is one of the best. However, before you buy, you should check out the other choices on this list.

Nubia Red Magic 5G

Nubia's Red Magic 5G features the world's first 144Hz smartphone screen, allowing it to offer a fluid screen refresh rate that is perfect for gaming.

Other reasons make the device an excellent gaming device. With this handset, you can customize your gaming experience, keep it cool while playing, and feel the vibrations while playing games thanks to the handset's 4D Shock feature.

The 144Hz display isn't widely supported by games, nor is it widely adopted by developers, but if they embrace it, this could be a seriously future-proof phone.

Among its features are 5G support, plenty of power, and a powerful processor. Besides a poorly rendered screen of 1080 x 2340, a few software bugs, and a design that may be divisive, it's not the worst smartphone on the market.

Black Shark 3

Even though it doesn't quite beat the gaming phones from a few other brands, Xiaomi's Black Shark 3 is the best gaming handset from their sub-brand Xiaomi.

As expected, this is a large, bold phone with LED lights. Also, its specs are top-notch and all that one would expect from a gaming device. Although sometimes the optimization was a bit overzealous, the cameras were surprisingly effective, particularly in low light.

Despite its high-resolution screen and gaming features, this phone is lower on the list due to its lower 90Hz refresh rate. It also lacks as many dedicated gaming features as other phones.

Razer Phone 2

We gave the first Razer Phone a solid rating because it was a good first platform for the game-specific brand, but some limitations dropped it further down our list. Despite being primarily aimed at gamers, the second version has addressed some issues and come out with a stronger device.

Gaming casualties should look to other phones with a better camera and display at a higher price. You might be better off with this if you're more serious about mobile gaming and can afford it.

As far as basic appearance is concerned, the Razer Phone 2 looks similar to its predecessor. However, it features the Snapdragon 845 processor and a black glass back. Additionally, vapor chambers are used to cool the device.

Gaming enthusiasts will enjoy this phone's beefy chipset and large battery as well as advanced settings to optimize battery life and performance.

We recommend the following phones, in addition to their other strengths, since they are excellent for playing games as well. 

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

With the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, you can play games as well as do many other things. While it may not be a gaming-focused phone, Samsung's top-tier flagship phone has specs that are at least on par with the best on the market today.

Many people won't buy this phone because of its price - and that's really our biggest problem. This is an extremely expensive smartphone, and very few people will consider purchasing it.

In the end, though, if you can afford a Galaxy S21 Ultra, you'll find it to be one of the best mobile gaming phones, thanks to its good screen and high processing power. In addition to the best camera smarts, there are many other features available.

iPhone 12 Pro

Presently, the best Apple phone is the iPhone 12 Pro. Apple's iPhone Pro series includes this newest model, which is also the best. On the 6.1-inch display, you'll enjoy gaming because it looks great and is the best size. Powered by a powerful processor and equipped with plenty of storage, your games will run smoothly. 

App Store users have access to a wide range of games, including Apple Arcade, a service similar to Netflix's line-up of games. 

Even if 5G is not relevant for many users yet, buying such a device will future proof your device for the future ( It will be great for gamers in the future).

LG V60 ThinQ plus Dual Screen

The LG V60 looks like an updated version of the LG G8, aside from its upscale design and Dual Screen peripheral, which set it apart from the competition. 

The Dual Screen display of the V60 has no discernible differences between its 6.8-inch Full HD Plus display (2460 x 1080) and its 6.8-inch Full HD Plus display. Playing and watching media simultaneously is possible with the software, as two screens can be used simultaneously.Sound great, right?

You can use the second screen as a touchpad while gaming, leaving the first screen-free for other use. However, it's not the most intuitive interface. Several apps, such as Google (News - Alert) Maps, can display on both screens, depending on how helpful they are.

Aside from that, here is what you can expect from this Nexus: 8GB of RAM, a high-performing Snapdragon 865 chipset, Android 10and a 6.8-inch Full HD Plus display. There's a 3.5mm headphone jack on this phone, a rarity on today's smartphones. Plus, the 5,000mAh battery is superb for gaming. A good option if you like to play games and watch movies at the same time.

Motorola Edge Plus / Motorola Edge

This is the first Motorola flagship device in years, and it has a waterfall display that's gorgeous and large. It also has great specs, and there's a new gaming feature: digital trigger buttons that hang over the screen.

There are some impressive specs on this phone:12GB of RAM, a Snapdragon 865 chipset, and an expandable 256GB of internal storage. Even though the phone's 6.7-inch screen is Full HD Plus (2340 x 1080), it boasts a refresh rate of 90Hz and supports HDR10+, which results in far sharper images than we expected. The 108MP shooter at the rear of its triple camera is one of the highlights.

With a price of $999, the Motorola Edge Plus is comparable to other flagships, but because of its limited availability: even in the United States, it's only available through Verizon (News - Alert).

This phone's predecessor,Motorola Edge is cheaper, starting at $699.Despite this, it retains many of the same best features as Edge Plus. The phone is available in more locations so you can easily access it, if you like.

The Motorola Edge does not disappoint with its lower price tag (News - Alert) even though it has a Snapdragon 765G processor,6GB of RAM, 64MP primary camera, HDR10 display, and a 4,500mAh smaller battery. In addition to each version featuring a 3.5mm headphone jack, the Edge also supports microSD card expansion.

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