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What Are the Top Gaming Smartphones of 2014?

Posted on October 13, 2014 at 9:54 am by Geek Legacy



Smartphone technology is advancing all the time and people now use these devices for all kinds of activities – from work to game-playing. These three are the best ones for gaming, either simple online casino roulette games or the likes of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, with its complex graphics.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (£619.99)

The gaming capabilities of this phone are definitely helped by the presence of the S-Pen stylus –especially when playing ones requiring a lot of touch screen. The 1080p 5.7-inch HD screen means that the graphics in games like Grand Theft Auto: Vice City aren’t wasted, while you will have no problem seeing the cards and dealer feed when playing poker or blackjack at an online casino like It is a very strong choice in terms of internal storage as well, with 32GB, so you can keep lots of games on it – although the price is definitely a drawback for anyone who doesn’t have pretty deep pockets.

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact (£413)

This smartphone will be a much more affordable choice for a lot of smartphone gamers and although the 4.3-inch screen display is quite a bit smaller than the one you get with the Galaxy Note 3, it is HD and 720p, so the clarity is pretty good. It is also a considerably more compact smartphone for holding in the hand, either when playing an RPG or poker over a long period, or for a quick game of Angry Birds. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU means it is quick and powerful, while the battery is capable of lasting all day.

Google Nexus 5 (£300)

This phone carries the cutting-edge Android 4.4 KitKat operating system, and also has a Snapdragon 800 processor, ensuring a similar level of performance as the Xperia Z1 Compact. At £300, it is also a cheaper gaming option than either of the others, but there are downsides to the phone as well. The Li-Po battery has just 2300 mAh, meaning it lasts considerably less time than the others – making the phone better suited to slot games and other quick, fun ones like Dots, than the more involved types of games like epic role-playing ones or something like the previously mentioned action game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.

In their own ways, each of these represents a fine gaming smartphone, but overall it is probably the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 that delivers the best experience across all games types.

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