With a definite and gradual increase in the number of gaming enthusiasts, the mobile gaming market has grown by leaps and bounds in the last few years. There are accessories specifically designed to enhance the gaming experience on smartphones with VR and AR gaming in the threshold of becoming a more affordable reality. If you are looking for a phone that is great at playing games and delivers impeccable performance, there are a handful of brands in the market.
Here are the best smartphones for gaming right now.
SONY XPERIA XA2 ULTRA
Featuring a high-end fingerprint sensor and other cutting-edge components, the Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra offers a wonderful flagship smartphone experience to its users. Thanks to its Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor and 4 GB RAM, the Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra provides astounding performance and is truly one of the best in its class. With the inbuilt storage of 32 GB, you can have the luxury of storing all your valuable documents, movies and images effortlessly. Moreover, the powerful 3580 mAh battery helps the phone to run longer without any hiccups. The Smart Stamina feature has the ability to remind you to activate the Stamina Mode with a detailed analysis of your usage pattern. The Sony Xperia XA2 features a 6-inch screen that makes every activity from playing games to watching movies more fun and enjoyable. The Sony Xperia XA2 is a great experience for photography enthusiasts with its 8 MP front camera and a 23 MP primary camera. The 16 MP front camera has optical image stabilization for blur-free shots with natural-looking skin tones. Available in a black finish with a metallic back panel and Corning Gorilla Glass display, the Xperia XA2 matches great performance with its great looks with ease. Thanks to its ergonomic design, this phone comfortably fits in your hand for easy one-hand operation.
With a perfectly designed body and amazing viewing experience, the Nokia 8 is the inimitable mix of style and performance. The Nokia 8 has a 5.3 inch display that gives you amazing pictures at an incredible resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels.The combination of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC and a 4GB RAM gives you extremely quick video streaming, consistent performance of multi-tasking and noteworthy battery efficiency. The Nokia smartphone comes preinstalled with Android Nougat 7.1.1 that offers a wide variety of highlighted features including Google Photos and Google Assistant to give you an instinctive smartphone experience. It is outfitted with a 13 MP dual-image fusion rear camera that conveys astounding images each time. The 13 MP front camera with display flash clicks striking selfies in low light conditions. With a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and a 4 GB RAM, the Nokia 8 is great enough to convey cutting-camera abilities, quick download speeds, and an amazing battery life. Nokia 8 comes pre-installed with Android Nougat 7.1.1 that offers a full spread of Google’s most mainstream applications to make your life easy and fun. The Corning Gorilla Glass 5 of this Nokia Android dual phone gives astounding assurance against unintentional drops while the 2.5D glass gives the phone a rich look.
XIAOMI POCOPHONE F1
With a stunning glass design, an immersive display and a reliably impressive camera, the Xiaomi Poco F1 has all the ingredients and features to be your favourite smartphone. The phone has also the distinction of being the cheapest Snapdragon 845-powered smartphone in the market right now. Weighing 186 grams with a 9mm waistline, the Poco F1’s design is attractive thanks to its polycarbonate covering. Apart from that, there is a SIM tray on the left, customary volume rocker and power on/off key on the right, a speaker grill, USB type C port at the bottom and a 3.5 mm audio jack on top. Sporting a 6.18-inch screen with 18.7:9 aspect ratio, Xiaomi Poco F1 has an IPS LCD panel which has 1080×2246 pixels resolution and a contrast ratio of 1500:1. The call quality is also excellent with the reliability of crystal clear sound even in noisy environments. Xiaomi also offers Gorilla Glass 3 protection to PocoPhone F1 to safeguard from accidental scratches and drops. Thanks to the Liquid Cooling Technology, the Poco F1 is able to withstand heat and even with extensive usage. The polycarbonate model of Xiaomi PocoPhone F1 is available in Graphite Black, Steel Blue, and Rosso Red
XIAOMI MI A2
Loaded with intuitive and user-friendly features, the Xiaomi Mi A2 Dual-SIM Smartphone is one of the best in its price category. This Xiaomi smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm SD660 Octa-Core processor that handles all high-end features without any glitches. With this phone, you can click various high-end photos or enjoy high-speed browsing via the 4G LTE network without any slack. The mind boggling responsiveness of the 4GB RAM enables you to perform multiple tasks consistently. You can store all your most loved recordings, music, and photographs in the 128GB inbuilt memory of the Xiaomi phone. Moreover, the 12MP in addition to 20MP double camera gives you a chance to click sharp pictures with excellent details. This Xiaomi double SIM phone highlights a 20MP front camera that catches amazing selfies of your dear ones. On account of the back mounted unique finger impression sensor, you can open this Xiaomi cell phone at rankling quick speeds. Additionally, the 5.99 inch FHDPlus screen conveys exuberant, fresh visuals to give you a class-leading mobile-viewing experience. The enormous 5.99 inch screen is fitted in a body that gives you a chance to hold the phone in one hand easily. Available in blue, the Xiaomi Mi A2 smartphone has a snazzy and eye-catching appearance. The Xiaomi dual SIM phone includes a 5.99 inch screen that renders entrancing visuals at a resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels. In addition, the 18:9 aspect ratio of the phone gives you an instant edge in versatile gaming and gives you an enhanced movie viewing experience.
The Oppo F9 is a brute of a cell phone with its ground-breaking equipment and dependable programming. Thanks to its 6.3inch FHD+display and high aspect ratio of 19.5:9, the Oppo F9 phone makes ideal utilization of the accessible screen measure. The great 3500mAh battery is everything that you require for consistent cell phone utilization. On account of the VOOC technology, you can charge the phone rapidly. With the assistance of this technology, you can charge F9 cell phone for five minutes and get two long periods of talk time. Furthermore, the battery is all around secured against overheating, courtesy of five level of protection layering. You can store huge measure of information at one area, as this cell phone offers 64GB inner storage capacity. The 16MP+2MP dual rear cameras with f/2.2 aperture create a professional and natural bokeh effect. The ColorOS 5.2 operating system makes performing various tasks more helpful .The 4GB RAM enables you to stack even the top of the line applications with no complain. You will definitely appreciate smooth working of undertakings with the ground-breaking MTK P60 processor. The ARM Mali-G72 GPU renders staggering illustrations that are satisfying to the eye. With this dual SIM phone, you can arrange contacts according to your necessities. The 4G LTE arrange enables you to get to the web at an unbelievably rapid speed.
SAMSUNG GALAXY A8
Designed with precision and finesse, the Samsung Galaxy A8 features a large 5.6inch super AMOLED FHD Plus screen that offers impeccable images and videos consistently and effectively. The 4GB RAM of this cell phone empowers you to switch between applications without experiencing the slightest of lag. Besides, it is furnished with a great Octa-center Exynos 7885 processor that enables you to run the most demanding of tasks without breaking a sweat. The substantial 64 GB storage capacity gives you the opportunity to store your pictures, recordings, and valuable information at a single safe place. The smartphone is furnished with an amazingly intense 16 MP back camera and 16MP in addition to 8MP dual front camera setup that lets you capture detailed, high-quality images. Likewise, the phone has a super AMOLED FHD Plus that will make the entire experience of watching motion pictures and recordings really charming. The f/1.7 gap of this Samsung Galaxy double SIM versatile makes it unbelievably simple to catch every one of the minutes in a reasonable, surprising manner, even in low light conditions. The double selfie camera with built-in live focus makes it conceivable to catch pictures with most extreme lucidity. The smartphone gives you a chance to catch each minute even oblivious, on account of its staggering 16MP back camera. You can likewise catch stunning selfies, on account of its 16MP in addition to 8MP double front camera setup. With an IP68 rating, this Samsung Galaxy A8 4G phone will remain shielded from inadvertent contacts with dust and water.
HUAWEI NOVA 3i
Equipped with the most advanced AI processor called Kirin 710 SoC, the Huawei Nova3i is blessed with the power to accentuate an AI-enhanced lifestyle. It is an octa-core processor with four ARM Cortex-A73 cores clocked at 2.2GHz and four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.7GHz. There is 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, which can be expanded using a microSD card in the hybrid SIM slot. The phone has a 6.3-inch display with full-HD+ resolution. The Nova 3i is a dual-SIM device and has support for dual 4G and VoLTE. You can get support for Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, a Micro-USB port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The Huawei Nova3i consists of a 16-megapixel primary camera and a 2-megapixel depth sensor, while the 24-megapixel primary camera promises great selfies. The AR Lens feature lets you use 3D AR objects with the rear camera or use effects and backgrounds with the selfie camera. Huawei has preinstalled quite a few apps which includes Google apps, Facebook, Messenger, and a couple of games. Huawei boasts of AI camera features on the Nova 3i with Aperture, Portrait, AR Lens, Panorama and Pro modes.
SONY XPERIA XZ1
Touted to be the first non-Google smartphone in India to come with Android 8.0, the Sony Xperia XZ1 is also one of the most best looking Xperia smartphones launched by Sony in recent times.The front of the smartphone is dominated by a 5.2-inch full HD display, bezels on the top and bottom and 13MP front camera, speaker grille and the Sony logo. The Sony Xperia XZ1 comes with a 5.2-inch full HD display with 1080×1920 pixel resolution. The display is protected with layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 5 to protect it from scratches. There are three modes to control the colour gamut and contrast of the display -2 professional modes and a Super Vivid Mode. The Sony Xperia XZ1 is powered by Qualcomm’s flagship processor Snapdragon 835 paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage with an option to expand it to 256 GB through a microSD card. The smartphone comes with a 19MP rear camera with f/2.0, predictive phase detection laser autofocus and LED flash. For great selfies and video calling, there is a 13 MP front camera. The Sony Xperia XZ1 is very light and easy to handle as it weighs only 155 grams.
XIAOMI Mi 8
Launched in May 2018, the Mi 8 smartphone comes with a 6.21-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 2248 pixels at a PPI of 402 pixels per inch. Powered by Octa-core processor and 6GB of RAM, the Xiaomi Mi 8 has an internal storage of 64GB. Talking about cameras, the Mi 8 packs a 12-megapixel primary rear camera and a 20-megapixel front camera for selfies. Featuring an in-screen fingerprint reader on the Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition which is normally used in high-end phones, the pressure sensitive fingerprint reader will automatically scan your finger when the owner presses down on the display. Running on Android Oreo and powered by a 3400mAh, the Xiaomi Mi8 measures 154.90 x 74.80 x 7.60 (height x width x thickness) and weighs 175.00 grams. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, USB OTG, 3G and 4G. Sensors on the phone include Magnetometer, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Gyroscope and Barometer.