Top 5 Best Smartphones For Mobile Game In The World

Jun 09 2018

It's remarkably tough to rank smartphones, especially when you have to consider hundreds of different preferences and opinions about what makes a smartphone truly great.

Nope, it's not from Apple or Samsung.

Check out our list of the top 5 best smartphones in 2018 you should buy if you are the game mobile-holic:

iphone X - It's all about the App Store:

Release date: October 2017

Weight: 174g

Dimensions: 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7mm

OS: iOS 11

Screen size: 5.8-inch

Resolution: 1125x2436

CPU: A11 Bionic


Storage: 64/256GB

Battery: 2716mAh

Rear camera: 12MP+12MP

Front camera: 7MP

Price: ~ $1089.99

+  Great game app ecosystem

+  Maximized OLED screen

- The notch can be distracting

- A very expensive smartphone

The iPhone X has a slightly bigger battery than the iPhone 8 Plus, which should give it enough power to game for a while. Plus, the iPhone X’s 5.8-inch OLED display will offer plenty of screen space for games along with incredible contrast ratios. There’s nothing like OLED for making visuals pop when a scene has a dark and light contrast.

iPhone 8 Plus - Powerful specs and a big screen

Release date: September 2017

Weight: 202g

Dimensions: 158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5mm

OS: iOS 11

Screen size: 5.5-inch

Resolution: 1080 x 1920

CPU: A11 Bionic


Storage: 64/256GB

Battery: 2691mAh

Rear camera: Dual 12MP

Front camera: 7MP

Price: ~ $847.99

+ Great game app ecosystem

+ Large 5.5-inch LCD display

- Lots of bezel makes the phone too big

- Expensive

There’s no getting around it: Apple has two amazing phones with big, sharp displays powered by top-of-the-line specs. The same internals and App Store that earned the iPhone X the top spot on this list earn the iPhone 8 Plus the second spot.

The iPhone 8 Plus has a less-showy Full HD display, but in our experience is still great for gaming. The 5.5-inch screen is plenty spacious. Apple’s A11 Bionic CPU and graphics make for a mean gaming experience, and ARkit offers up augmented reality games that give Apple’s iPhones more to offer gamers.

Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus - Samsung's best screens

Release date: March 2018


Dimensions: 158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5mm

OS: Android 8 Oreo

Screen size6.2-inch

Resolution: 1440 x 2960

CPU: Snapdragon 845 / Exynos 9810


Storage: 64GB/128GB

Battery: 3,500mAh

Rear camera: Dual 12MP

Front camera8MP

Price: ~$794.44

+ Giant 5.8- and 6.3-inch screen

+ Game Tools app is actually helpful

- Battery not amazing

The new Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus also feature Samsung’s Game Tools, which can help with taking screenshots, recording gameplay, and keeping notifications out of the way. Let’s not forget that Samsung also has the impressive Gear VR headsets that offer super sharp virtual reality experiences with the Galaxy S9’s and S9 Plus’s pixel-dense displays.

Sony Xperia XZ2 - From the makers of PlayStation.

Release date: February 2018

Weight: 198g

Dimensions: 153 x 72 x 11.1mm

OS: Android 8

Screen size: 5.7-inch

Resolution: 1080 x 2160

CPU: Snapdragon 845


Battery: 3,180mAh

Rear camera: 19MP

Front camera5MP

Price: ~ $880

+ Beautiful HDR display

+ Dynamic Vibration System

+ Dynamic Vibration a gimmick

- Not easily available in the US.

The Xperia XZ2 won’t just offering great gaming visuals though. It has dual front-facing speakers, for a quality stereo experience. The 3,180mAh battery offers decent gaming battery life as well. And, for mobile gamers that have a big library, microSD support provides up to 400GB of extra storage.

A unique feature that can make mobile gaming on the Xperia XZ2 feel just a little bit more like console gaming is Sony’s “Dynamic Vibration System”. A little haptic feedback can enhance your game experience, even if it’s just a minor touch to an already solid offering from Sony.

Razer Phone - Mobile games at 120 Hz

Release date: November 2017

Weight: 197g

Dimensions: 158.5 x 77.7 x 8mm

OS: Android 8

Screen size: 5.7-inch

Resolution: 1440 x 2560

CPU: Snapdragon 835


Battery: 4,000mAh

Rear camera: 12MP

Front camera: 8MP

Price: ~ $699.99

+ Screen has a 120 Hz refresh rate

+ Big 4,000mAh battery

- Last year's Snapdragon 835 chip

- Big and bulky

The Razer Phone is an Android device meant for mobile gaming, and it has the specs to prove it. It runs on a Snapdragon 835, which still offers commendable performance, despite being superseded by the new Snapdragon 845. 

The Razer Phone’s mobile gaming bona fides include a 5.7-inch QHD display with a refresh rate of 120Hz for buttery smooth visuals, a behemoth 4,000mAh battery for long playtimes, and some of the best smartphone speakers around for rocking game audio. There may not have been a smartphone so focused on gaming since the notorious Nokia N-Gage. Expandable storage via microSD is just a bonus perk.


Sources: Techradar, Business Insider, MWC!