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The Best Mobiles Phones For Gaming

Gaming on the go

Mobile gaming has certainly come a long way since the days of Snake on your trusty Nokia, with an ever-expanding range of ultra-realistic and arcade-quality games that have made mobile devices a genuine alternative to consoles (although you’ll never take my PS4 and Nintendo Switch away from me).

If you’re an avid gamer who is in the market for a new phone, which one should you choose? Read on for our roundup of the best mobile phones for gaming…

1. One Plus 7 Pro


This powerful smartphone packs some seriously impressive specs, with a dazzling Fluid AMOLED display, powerful performance and solid cameras. For the gamer, the dedicated ‘Fnatic Mode’ blocks network access from other apps and concentrates the device’s full resources into the game. The fact that it undercuts rivals on price is simply the icing on the cake. Check out the latest OnePlus 7 Pro deals here.

2. Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max


If you’re an Apple fan, the iPhone 11 Pro Max is the best gaming device ever produced by the Cupertino brand. The large OLED screen, super-fast processors and extended battery life make this premium device ideal for gaming on the move. Combine this with a best-in-class camera system and it’s easy to see why the iPhone 11 Pro Max is one of this year’s hottest smartphones. View the latest iPhone 11 Pro Max deals here.

3. Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus


Packing a super-powerful Snapdragon 855 processor and a simply gorgeous Super AMOLED display, you can be sure that playing the latest games on the Samsung S10 Plus will be an absolute joy. When you’re not gaming, you’ll enjoy features including Wireless Powershare functionality, an RGB depth camera and useful in-screen fingerprint sensor. Take a look at the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus deals here.

4. Honor 20 Pro

Honor 20 Pro black front

Offering powerful performance, outstanding battery life and a large screen, the Honor 20 Pro is a fantastic device for gaming. The advanced Kirin 980 chipset, 8GB of Ram and gaming-optimised features ensure it can cope with the latest titles, with the ability to play Fortnite Mobile at 60fps. Compare the latest Honor 20 Pro deals here.

5. Google Pixel 3 XL


If you’re looking for a powerful device offering the stock Android experience, the Google Pixel 3 XL is the way to go. Packing a powerful processor and a vastly improved OLED screen that makes gaming a visual delight, the device also includes fantastic cameras and provides priority access to Android software updates. Compare the latest Google Pixel 3 XL deals here.

6. Apple iPhone XR

iPhone XR blue front

While it’s no longer Apple’s latest flagship device (that title goes to the iPhone 11), last year’s iPhone XR is still a seriously impressive smartphone that offers slick performance at a more affordable price, thanks to a recent price drop. If you’re a gamer looking for a more wallet-friendly iOS device, the XR is a great option. Check out the iPhone XR here.

If you’ve got a question about any of these phones, you can tweet us or message us in the Comments below. And if you’ve got a favourite mobile game, let us know as we’ll give it a go!

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