Mobile gaming has long been one of the most important trends in the gaming industry, and that won’t change in 2021 either. More and more gamers these days want to be able to enjoy high-quality video games from anywhere so they never have to be bored again.
If you want to enjoy a really good mobile gaming experience, you of course need the right hardware. Fortunately, there are now numerous fantastic smartphones that can easily display the latest mobile games with fantastic graphics.
There are even some smartphones out there today that are specifically designed for mobile gaming. The performance of retro game consoles that cost a lot of money just a few years ago now fits in your pocket.
These devices offer functions and features that make the games even more fun. Today we introduce the best gaming smartphones of 2021. These devices offer everything the mobile gamer needs to enjoy his favorite games on the go.
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1. Asus ROG Phone 3
Asus has long been known as a manufacturer of laptops and other devices and has long been one of the most sought-after developers of gaming hardware. It was only a matter of time before Asus developed a special smartphone for gamers. The third generation of this is now available, and it made it straight to first place on our list.
The Asus ROG Phone 3 is a real dream for mobile gamers. It has a screen that is 6.59 inches in size and has a refresh rate of 144 Hertz. This also makes it suitable for first-person shooters and other fast-action games. And the device is also well equipped to play even the most demanding games smoothly. It offers a Snapdragon 865 Plus processor and up to 16 GB of RAM.
The Asus ROG Phone 3 is also very well prepared for everyday use. The internal memory ranges from 128 GB to an incredible 512 GB. This offers more than enough space to save several games and also some pictures from the 64 MP camera. Another big plus is the huge battery with a capacity of 6,000 mAh, which also lasts for longer gaming sessions.
The Asus ROG Phone 3 is also particularly interesting for gamers because it contains some special features for games. For example, the process can be easily overclocked, and the fan speed can also be adjusted. In addition, the mobile phone offers special buttons for gaming. All in all, there is currently no better choice for mobile video games.
2. Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Our second place goes to the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra. It’s not a special gaming smartphone, but the device is just so packed with great technology that we couldn’t leave it out. The cell phone’s processor is the Snapdragon 888, which is currently the fastest on the market. There are 12GB or 16GB of RAM that would be decent even in a gaming PC.
The 6.8-inch screen has an incredibly sharp resolution of 1,440 x 3,200 pixels. This allows the games to be displayed even better and you are guaranteed not to miss any detail. 128 GB up to 512 GB can be selected as internal memory. In addition, the device has a large battery with a capacity of 5,000 mAh, which is easily sufficient for daily use. In addition, the Galaxy S21 Ultra has one of the best cameras on the market, offering an incredible resolution of 108 MP.
3. Razer Phone 2
Razer has long been known as one of the top manufacturers of gaming hardware. The company’s gaming phone ranks third with the Razer Phone 2. This smartphone also has an extremely fast screen with a refresh rate of 120 Hertz. This is a little smaller at 5.72 inches, but that saves space in your pocket.
In terms of performance, the Razer Phone 2 has nothing to complain about. It uses a Snapdragon 845 processor and either 6 GB or 8 GB of RAM. Either 64 GB or 128 GB are available for internal storage, and the battery has a decent 4,000 mAh. This means that players can easily bridge a longer train ride in an emergency.
Just like the Asus ROG Phone 3, the Razer Phone 2 has a number of features designed specifically for gamers. With this device, too, players can adjust the processor speed and thus tease more performance out of the device in particularly demanding games.
4. iPhone 12 Pro
Similar to the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, the iPhone 12 Pro is a fantastic smartphone that can also be a lot of fun for gamers. The in-house A14 Bionic chip processor offers more than enough power to smoothly display all modern mobile games. The screen with a size of 6.1 inches and a resolution of 1,170 x 2,532 pixels is also perfect for gaming. The main memory of the device offers 6 GB of RAM and the storage space is between 128 GB and 512 GB.
However, there are also some drawbacks to the iPhone 12 Pro. The battery is the smallest in the test and only has a capacity of 2,815 mAh and the camera has a relatively low resolution of 12 MP. However, this value is only a real disadvantage on paper, because in practice the iPhone 12 Pro produces fantastic images. This is ensured by the built-in AI, which always searches for the optimal settings and thus delivers perfect results for every situation.
As every fan of Apple smartphones knows exactly, the device also offers perhaps the best software of all mobile phones. This is one of the main reasons why so many people keep buying the latest generations of Apple smartphones. The price of the iPhone 12 Pro is also just under 1,000 euros, which is a very high price in view of the somewhat poorer values compared to the latest Samsung Galaxy.