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Gaming phones

Power up your gaming experience at JB. With our ultimate range of top-tier gaming phones from top brands like Apple, Google Pixel, Samsung, and Asus, we’re bringing you unparalleled speed and graphics to turn every game into an epic adventure.

What phone is best for gaming?

Each gamer has different gaming styles and preferences. So, the best gaming phone depends on your specific needs.

For hardcore gamers, phones with dedicated gaming features will work best. These phones usually boast a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, high refresh rates, good battery life, cooling systems, and vibrant OLED or AMOLED displays.

If you're into Android gaming, the latest releases from top brands like Samsung or Xiaomi are great choices. They boast impressive specs and long battery life, perfect for extended gaming sessions. Google Pixel and ASUS ROG phones are also worth checking out, especially for their powerful specs and gaming features.

For Apple fans, the iPhone 15 Pro Max and iPhone 14 Pro Max are the go-to. Their A17 Pro and A16 chipsets deliver top-notch gaming performance. Plus, iOS games are optimised to run smoothly on these devices.

What should I look for in a gaming phone?

On the hunt for a good gaming phone? Here’s what to keep an eye out for:

  • High Refresh Rate: A 120Hz refresh rate or higher for ultra-smooth gameplay.
  • Powerful Chipset: Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 or Gen 2 for top-notch performance.
  • Long Battery Life: To keep you gaming without constant recharging.
  • Fast Charging: Get back to full power quickly.
  • Superior Display: OLED or AMOLED for sharp, vivid graphics.
  • Effective Cooling System: Keeps your phone cool during intense gaming sessions.
  • Robust Build Quality: Durable enough to handle hours of gaming.
  • Gaming-Specific Features: Like AirTrigger, RGB lighting, and advanced haptics.
  • Good Audio: For immersive gameplay, especially if you're not always using headphones.
  • Connectivity Options: Strong Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for seamless online gaming and accessory use.
  • Accessory Support: Look for compatibility with gaming controllers and audio gear.
  • Gamer-Friendly Features: Extra features that enhance the gaming experience.
  • Platform Choice: Not all mobile games and gaming apps are available on both Android and iOS. Check what platform your favourite game supports before deciding between an Apple iPhone or an Android phone.

What is the best cheap phone for gaming?

Looking for the best budget-friendly gaming phone? You don't have to break the bank to get a good one. Here's what to focus on:

  • Decent Processor: Look for a Snapdragon chipset. Even older models handle games well.
  • Good Battery Life: You want hours of play without charging.
  • Solid Display: An OLED or high refresh rate screen makes a difference.
  • Enough Storage: Games often use up ample storage. Make sure there's room.

Remember, 'cheap' doesn't always mean low quality. Many mid-range phones offer great gaming experiences. They might not have all the bells and whistles of high-end models, but they'll get you gaming without a hitch.

Which gaming phone has the longest battery life?

In general, phones with larger batteries last longer. So look for phones with a high mAh rating. However, a phone’s battery life can still depend on:

  • Processors: Chipsets like the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 series are not just powerful. They're efficient, too.
  • Software: Phones with software optimised for battery life squeeze out extra gaming hours.
  • Screen: AMOLED or OLED displays can be more power-efficient.

Some handsets also come with fast chargers and even wireless charging features. They’re a big plus if you want to enjoy continuous gaming sessions with minimal disruptions.

How much RAM do I need for gaming?

Just like any gaming feature, the amount of RAM you’ll need will depend on your gaming habits and preferences. Here's a quick guide:

  • Basic Games: If you're into simpler games, 4GB of RAM can work.
  • Moderate Gaming: For more demanding games, aim for at least 6GB to 8GB. This ensures smoother gameplay.
  • High-End Gaming: For the best experience with top-tier games, 12GB or more is ideal. It handles heavy games and multitasking like a champ.

Generally, More RAM means your phone can handle more at once. It keeps games running smoothly, even with high graphics settings. Plus, it's great for switching between your game and other apps. However, RAM is just one part of the puzzle. A good processor and GPU are also essential for a top gaming experience.

Which Android version is best for gaming?

The latest Android version is usually the best because:

  • Newer versions are optimised for the latest hardware.
  • They often come with gaming-specific enhancements.
  • Each new version gets more updates and bug fixes.

Remember, the latest Android version works best with newer hardware. So, if you're serious about gaming, choose a gaming device that supports the latest Android version.

Think it’s time to level up your gaming experience? Check out JB for the latest gaming phone releases! But don't stop there – grab the latest gaming consoles (Xbox,Sony PlayStation, Nintendo Switch) and gaming titles, too, when you shop in-store or online. And for the ultimate setup, we've got all the mobile phone accessories you need. Swing by JB for all your gaming and mobile needs today!

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