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Specs to Look For When Buying Gaming Smartphone


Nowadays there are many choices when it comes to gaming smartphone. The competition of the smartphone manufacturers became so big that individual prices for the smartphones became much cheaper or affordable, compared to the past few years when only the biggest names are available such as brands like Samsung, Apple, LG, and Sony.

Now there are Acer, Asus, Xiaomi, Huawei, Oppo, which are the most best sellers of handheld devices because of extremely low prices compared to the premium ones. Buying a smartphone device actually depends on your budget, your requirements, but I want to make it clear that for a good spec definitely you will need to spend at least $100-$150. Lower than that you will not get a decent gaming smartphones that can play your desired games as game developers right now are making sure that the graphics is very detailed, meaning it would require powerful specifications.

The very important features that you need to look for when buying a gaming smartphone is the processor and the amount of ram it has. For processor for you to enjoy a seamless gaming experience, go with octa-core straight away. Don’t opt for hexa-core or lower, it doesn’t matter whether it’s MTK or SD variant as long it is octa-core it can handle most of the games that will be released this year and on the next few years.

About the RAM, go with at least 3GB of ram and do not turn away going for 2GB of ram. The reason is that for 3GB powered devices, by just the apps running in the background, it will also consumed half of it meaning you only got 1.5GB as free memory that the game you will launch will utilise. I know this because my current device had a 3GB of memory and I tried everything but I only got 1.5GB as free as always. I also checked my friends smartphones which are totally different brands and all the same memory left. If you will try to browse for mobile phones these days, you can see majority of them have 3GB and some are already 4GB variants.

Last important specs that you might want to look for is the battery life. It is a waste of money if you can find a smartphone with octa-core and 3GB ram but with less than 3,000 mAh of battery which can lasts only up to 4-5 hours of straight gaming. Be sure when you buy your next gaming smartphone, choose a device with a minimum of 4,100mAh battery and based from personal experience this can lasts up to 7-8 hours straight gaming, but again the bigger the screen and the louder the volume also affects the battery life while gaming.