Mobile gamers are often looked down by their PC and Console counterpart as “casuals”, “peasants”, “not real gamers”. But nowadays, the business is blooming faster than ever. Statistics provided by Sensor Tower, a market intelligence company, show that the total amount of money spent on mobile games across the globe reached $26.6 billion in the first half of this year. This means it makes up for about 78% of global mobile app revenue. With games like PUBG Mobile, Fortnite Mobile, Hearthstone… being massively successful, who is to say mobile games are not real games?

Similar to their PC brethren, some mobile gamers will settle for nothing less than a perfect performance when they play. They are willing to go to extreme lengths to get the best possible phone for gaming. But which ones to go for, when there are so many choices on the market? Here are our picks for the top 3 best phones for mobile gaming.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

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With Samsung being one of the largest technology brand in the world, we cannot leave out one of their best products. With a Snapdragon 845 processor and 6GB of RAM (An improvement from the 4 of the S9), the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus is fully capable of running any mobile game out there, as well as multitasking without any delay.

In terms of graphics, the AMOLED display is just mesmerizing. It surely will draw you into the wonderful worlds of games instantly. The standard S9 Plus model has 64GB storage, which you can improve with MicroSD. A big advantage that this phone has over the other 2 entries in this list is that it has a headphone jack. The battery life is a minor drawback, but it shouldn’t keep you from enjoying the best mobile gaming experience currently available.

iPhone X

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Introduction is probably not necessary for this bad boy. Its 5.8 inch OLED screen provides superb quality graphics. The A11 Bionic processor is right up there with the Snapdragon 845 in terms of performance as well.

The iPhone X has incredible battery life compared to other iPhones. The operation system is iOS11. Unfortunately, it has no MicroSD card slot. However, as the iPhone X has a 256GB version, you should not have a problem storing multiple heavy games at the same time. The price might be a bit too high for some, but the iOS Store provides a wide variety of games such as Fire Emblem: Heroes, Injustice 2 and the like.

Razer Phone

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Gaming hardware titan Razer is entering the mobile gaming world, and it is off to a great start. Its new Razer Phone is supposedly the first gaming smartphone ever. With a history in developing gaming tech, Razer surely delivers. This phone has insane specs: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 5.7 inch Quad HD screen, and 8 GB of RAM. Moreover, this device also has high-end, dual Dolby speakers, giving it an edge over its competition. The operation system can be upgraded to Android 8.1, and the storage capacity could also be enhanced with MicroSD card.

All of this comes at a surprising price of $700, substantially cheaper than the other 2 phones on this list that cost around $1000. Of course, a cheaper price means there are certain drawbacks. The Razer Phone has very moderate camera. Its design is also nothing to write home about. However, these flaws are basically non-existent if you use it for gaming purpose. This handy device should bring you top-notch gaming experience with all the triple-A titles out there. Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition, Eternium, N.O.V.A: Legacy, etc., you name it.

Mobile game is the new trend

The mobile gaming industry is getting bigger every day. In general, if you want a good gaming phone, just focus on those that have strong processing power (High speed chipsets, large RAM, modern graphic chips etc.). We have listed here the best mobile gaming devices that you can buy at the moment. Any of them will be your faithful, trustworthy companion throughout countless adventures across different gaming worlds. So pick one, and experience the best mobile gaming has to offer.