With the enhanced work pressure there comes also the need to escape and relax. Gaming is the perfect answer so the demand for gaming phones has also increased lately. Today we will take a look at five mobile phones designed specifically for playing games and worth buying in 2021. You can of course play games pretty well on most high-end and upper midrange devices, but true gaming phones will always have the upper hand. Both in sheer performance and the added features and perks. So let’s start.
1. Xiaomi Black Shark 4 (5G)
|Display||6.67’’ Super AMOLED (1080*2400 pixels, 85.8% screen-to-body ratio, 395 ppi)|
|Chipset||Snapdragon 870 5G (7nm)|
|Memory||128GB 6 GB RAM/ 256 GB 8GB RAM/ 256 GB 12GB RAM|
Large screen phone, sporting a big battery, but keeping weight pretty low. Equipped with the powerful Snapdragon 870 chipset provides very solid game experience. Its 4500 mAh battery with 120W fast charge enables the phone to charge fully within 17 minutes. So you can play for a whole day with minimal breaks if needed. New generation of built-in ‘sandwich’ liquid cooling system (two large-area liquid cooling units covering all the heat sources on the upper and lower sides of the main board) also helps to handle the high temperatures.
2. ASUS ROG Phone 3 (Dual 5G)
|Display||6.59’’ AMOLED (2340*1080 pixels, 19.5:9)|
|Chipset||Snapdragon 865 Plus|
|Camera||125°ultra wide angle|
Also flaunting big screen, light weight design and powerful chipset. But this time coming with 6000 mAh big battery (with ultra save technology) and the camera with 125° ultra wide angle. It also has triple cooling architecture and a new generation of ROG Cooler Fan with a stronger airflow blowing directly into the CPU and 5G chip area. It can lower the temperature by up to 4-5 ℃ in comparison with previous generation of cooler fans.
3. Blackview BL5000 (Dual 5G)
|Display||6.36’’ FHD (1080*2300 pixels, 19:9, 400 ppi)|
|OS||Doke OS 2.1 (Based on Android 11)|
|Chipset||MediaTek Dimensity 700 (7nm)|
|Memory||128GB 8GB RAM|
|UFS||2.2 (up to 2x higher speed than UFS 2.1)|
|Camera||125°ultra wide Angle|
Different from other gaming phones, Blackview BL5000 is a rugged gaming phone. In addition to its excellent gaming performance, BL5000 is also waterproof and drop-resistant, with MIL-STD-810 military certification. It has a 90° head of the charging cable, so charging won’t disturb your fingers during playing. In addition, it uses 3D Copper Tube Liquid Cooling Technology, which can decrease the CPU temperature by up to 8.5°C.
The gaming rugged phone lets you travel outside and face severe weather (its dual 5G could receive better signal) or even take pictures underwater. Besides that, you don’t need to worry about breaking it when you want to vent your emotions facing game failure and weak teammates.
Price: original $499.99, now sold for $299.99
4. Nubia RedMagic 5G
|Display||6.8’’ FHD+ AMOLED (2400*1080 pixels, 91.28% screen-to-body ratio )|
|CPU||octa-core (2.84 GHz)|
|Battery||5050 mAh (66 W charging power, charging time: 38 mins)|
This game phone has dual independent IC touch shoulder keys 3.0 with 400 Hz sampling frequency. And lab tests say, that the keys can withstand more than 2 million clicks. Besides that , it has an ICE 6.0 cooling system or 6-layer multi-dimensional cooling system (ultra-light nano centrifugal fan, cooling canyon air duct, superconducting copper foil, thermal gel, graphene, and VC heat sink).
And it could be a great option in case you are seeking a super-large screen gaming experience. Because Nubia RedMagic supports projection methods, such as USB projection, wireless projection, and TV projection to meet various needs.
5. Lenovo Legion Duel 2 (5G)
|Display||6.92’’ (2460 * 1080 pixels, ~388 ppi density, 20.5:9)|
|CPU||8 cores Kryo™ 680|
|Battery||5500 mAh (65W single USB-C port, 90W dual USB-C ports, 30 mins to 100%)|
Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2 is quite aptly named, because it equips two of everything. Such as two batteries, two USB-C ports, two internal turbo-fans, two discrete processors, double X-axis motor (fully symmetrical vibration) or dual loudspeakers. Built-in TSI Frost Blade cooling system, and double liquid-cooled tubes enable dissipating heat in two directions. And the gaming power itself surely doesn’t disappoint either.
In conclusion, we hope, that the information above and our short analysis can help you find your ideal gaming phone. We think, that the most critical elements contributing to a superior gaming phone are its Display, Chipset, and Storage. But you shouldn’t discount some extra perks and benefits too though.
If you’re a frequent traveller or often finding youself in extreme weather, then rugged Blackview BL 5000 should be your best choice. And if you’d like to balance entertainment and productivity without budget issues, then even Samsung Galaxy or iPhone could be a gamer’s option.