When talking of the global gaming culture, we have come a long way since the launch of Donkey Kong in 1981. The entry of smartphones into the Indian market has over the past decade, replaced many of the once popular tech gadgets. They have increasingly changed the way we watch movies, play games, browse the web – using our phones instead of the PC.
Getting the latest mobile phone saves us the inconvenience of unnecessarily tagging along cameras and cam-recorders. Also, we have done away with our once trusted radios and portable music players. Things like calculators, voice recorders, alarm clocks, photo albums, landline phones, and flashlights are almost non-existent now, thanks to their presence on our mobile phones.
Online gaming caters to various platforms such as smartphones, laptops, and desktop computers. However, smartphones’ cover of the global gaming market has been growing at a breakneck speed ever since the surge of internet connectivity. Innovations in technology have paved the way for more compact and energy efficient smartphones.
This exponential development of smartphones is posing an existential threat to game consoles and gaming PCs. Both, big gaming companies as well as niche gamers, are now increasingly tapping into the smartphone channel.
For a true gaming experience, a smartphone packed with the latest processor and high-resolution, HD screen is required.
Below are some of the best mobile phones for gaming in the Indian market today:
Huawei Honor 5S:
The Huawei Honor 5S – not only is it the most pocket-friendly smartphone available in the market, but it also employs some of the best user interfaces for a better gaming experience. Aspects such as high-intensity graphics, smooth gameplay, and longer battery life are responsible for the popularity of the Honor 5S among hardcore gamers.
Powered by their in-house HiSilicon Kirin 650 chipset, the Honor 5S offers lag-free gaming performance with less heating. Priced at a modest INR 10,999, the Honor 5S by Huawei is a great deal!
Samsung Galaxy Note 3:
One of the top selling Samsung smartphones in India, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 features an enormous 5.7-inch Super AMOLED 1080p screen with 386ppi pixel density. It is powered by a 1.9GHz octa-core processor and comes with a removable Li-Ion 3200 mAh battery. Its efficient design and software optimization greatly reduces battery drainage.
Marketed exclusively for gaming executives, the clear audio output quality of this smartphone makes it equally popular with hardcore gamers.
Apple iPhone 5S:
The iPhone 5S by Apple offers the latest version of iOS, M7 motion coprocessor, and the new 64-bit A7 chip. This configuration makes it extremely game friendly. In mobile gaming, enthusiasts not only look into the visual aspects but also the audio quality.
It is a huge part of having the ultimate gaming experience. Apple’s iPhone 5S delivers just that… Its built-in speaker is even better than the earlier models.
The iPhone 5S supports 4G, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, and microUSB2.0 port.
You can take up certain measures yourself to ensure uninterrupted game play – keep your smartphone fully charged, use memory management software, delete unwanted software and media, etc. All mobile phones heat up during gaming.
This applies to smartphones too. However, one step you undertake to ensure that this doesn’t get in your way of gaming experience is by lowering the graphic settings of the phone. This action will help reduce the load on the GPU largely, thus, reducing the heat produced during the gaming session.