For those hardcore poker fans amongst us, being able to indulge in a game on the go is a much-sought-after luxury. Thankfully, with the incredible mobile technology at our fingertips, this is made all the more simple. Whether it’s your favourite app, or a browser-hosted treat, Android devices are widely known for offering some of the best gaming experiences around. With so many on the market, however, deciding on the best one to suit your style can be an overwhelming experience. From the feature-packed Samsung Galaxy S10, to the affordable but power-packed OnePlus 6T, we’re taking a look at some of the top android devices that you could choose from.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus is, quite simply, one of the highest-quality, best-performing and feature-packed devices available on the market today. In day-to-day use, you’ll be treated to HD displays, seamless performance, strong and durable build and, of course, their incredible, high-quality cameras. Within a game, the display and performance come into their own, offering smooth graphic transition and ultra-HD colouring through it’s immersive Infinity-O display. The incredible battery life gives you the confidence to play a hand of poker from anywhere, without the constant fear of running low on power. Playing with someone who’s low on power? The PowerShare feature lets you top up their battery – providing their devices are wireless charging-enabled.
For those who’s budgets don’t quite reach the heights of the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus, the OnePlus 6T offers plentiful performance with a much lower price tag – up to £500 lower, in fact. The Snapdragon 845 processor and AMOLED display allow for high quality use, without the hefty price tag of a premium model. The base model of the OnePlus 6T holds an impressive 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage and while it might miss out on wireless charging, a headphone jack and water resistance, these are features that most will be happy to omit for the sake of a lower cost and impressive performance.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Another Samsung epic, the Galaxy Note 9 is the perfect choice for those wanting a bigger screen for their gaming. Granted, the 6.4 inch size is fairly standard for ‘plus size’ phones, but it holds it’s own for those wanting a little something extra. The new S Pen comes with plenty of refinements to improve it’s use, and the AI algorithms implemented to the camera mean that images are improved across the board. You can also utilise the DeX mode without the expensive dock, so you can use your phone as a desktop regardless. With the Galaxy Note 10 due to be released soon, you could benefit from a drop in price in the coming months, so watch this space.
Huawei P30 Pro
Often considered to be the second-best android phone currently available on the market, the Huawei P30 Pro offers lightning-fast performance, decent battery life and plenty of everyday features to make this more than just a gaming-based phone. The phone comes with either 6GB or 8GB RAM as standard, as well as storage options of 128GB, 256GB or 512GB, you’ll never be lost on space and performance. Granted, it’s software has quite some way to go before it reaches the heights of Samsung’s, but it’s certainly heading that way and with it’s build and graphic quality, it certainly makes up for it in the meantime.
While this is by no means an extensive list of smartphones available for gaming, we’ve covered some of the best, whether you’re looking for graphics, battery life, price or promise. Which phone will you choose?