The best Android devices for gaming

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The gaming industry has continued to grow exponentially, thanks to technological advancements, especially in mobile gaming. In fact, the mobile gaming industry was approximated to have reached $94.8 billion by 2022 and was projected to hit $139.5 by 2026.

As players continued to prefer gaming on their mobile devices, more phone manufacturers embarked on producing gaming-oriented smartphones. For example, the Nokia N-Gage, which was released in 2003, allowed fans to play up to 56 games on the device.

Sony Xperia Play came years later in 2011 after Sony’s efforts of developing a gaming phone bore results. As years have gone, we’ve witnessed more dedicated gaming phones like Asus ROG Phone 8 coming to the surface.

If you’re looking for the best gaming device, then you have arrived. This article will delve into the depths of the top gaming Android devices, focusing on their features and other crucial details.

Setting Up Your Android Device for Optimal Gaming

As gaming devices advance in technology, so do games. In the casino industry, for example, games like slots with high-tech visuals that need advanced hardware and software to perform well have continued to emerge.

This then implies that for you to have an optimal gaming experience, your Android device has to be more game-friendly. Here are some tips to get you ahead:

– Increase the screen refresh rate to the highest value to improve game visuals.
– Use a fast internet connection.
– Switch off the Force 4X feature, especially if your phone has a less powerful processor.
– Reduce background processes and remove junk from your phone.

ASUS ROG Phone 8 Pro

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Weighing about 225g, Asus is built on a combination of advanced hardware and software (Android 14) to offer an excellent all-round performance. The device combines a Qualcomm’s top-tier 8 Gen 3 chipset and 24GB of RAM to give you a beyond-gaming experience.

For those who fancy luxurious experiences like wireless charging, Asus has you covered. The system’s lack of an actuated cooling vent allows for IP68-certified dust and water resistance, broadening the ROG phone’s appeal to a wider audience.

Other features that the phone has include:

– A 5,500mAh battery
– 32MP front camera and 50MP + 13MP + 32MP rear camera
– 1080 x 2400 resolution
– Up to 1TB storage

Nubia Red Magic 9 Pro

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If you’ve used Nubia gaming phones severally, you might have noticed their emphasis on delivering the latest hardware at impressive market prices. Red Magic 9 Pro, their most recent release, is a clear demonstration – it incorporates Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset.

The device’s gaming credentials are further reinforced by it RGB fan for active cooling and 520Hz touch response rate display. Built on Android 14 software, Red Magic boasts capacitive shoulder buttons that truly deliver when paired with top-tier silicon.

Unlike Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro which has a battery life of 5,500mAh, Red Magic goes up to 6,500mAh. This ensures that you can enjoy your favorite titles for extended durations without worrying about power issues.

ASUS ROG Phone 7 Ultimate

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Released in May 2023, this ROG phone series has up to 6,000mAh battery life to enhance your gameplay. While you might think that it’s been overtaken by its successor, ROG Phone 7 has a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset that ensures great gameplay.

Also, the device has an AeroActive Portal – a motorized port at the back of the phone – that’s not found on its successor. Combined with the AeroActive Cooler 7, the motorized port allows cool air to get into the phone, mitigating heat build-up.

In addition to these features, the phone also has:

– A screen size of 6.78-inch
– A weight of 239g
– A RAM of 16GB and storage of 512GB
– A 1080 x 2448 resolution

Samsung Galaxy A50

If you’re looking to spend less for a phone that gives you a good experience, then Samsung Galaxy A50 is a good option. It has a slightly lesser weight of about 166g, making it more comfortable to carry around.

While there’s a Galaxy A51, A50 is still preferred because the two phones have similar internal specs and display. So, sticking to A50 ensures you can get similar experiences as you would with A51 at lower costs.

For those who want experiences beyond gaming, A50 has a good camera, only that pictures might lose some details at night if there’re many artificial light sources. Its dual sim slot ensures you have an easy time especially if you have separate work and home SIMs.

OnePlus 12

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Featuring a larger display and triple cameras with advanced periscope cameras, the OnePlus 12 has emerged as a serious competitor against Apple and Samsung. It offers luxurious experiences like wireless charging.

Besides wireless charging, you can charge the phone with cables with speeds of up to 80W. Its battery capacity is 5,400mAh, while storage can range from 256GB to 1TB.


With the continuous technological advancements, the gaming industry is improving the experience of its customers. More people are turning to utilize their mobile devices for gaming activities because of the convenience it offers.

Because of that, brands like Samsung, OnePlus and Asus are developing gaming devices that allow players to have a smooth gaming experience even as the gaming graphics improve. In the near future, we expect to see the gaming industry rise to levels that had never been imagined before.

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