Updated on 8 January 2016 by

The best cellphones for gaming for 2016 will combine excellent large screens, super quad core processors and super 2 GB RAM to power graphics.

Till recently, serious gamers who played with gaming consoles such as PlayStation, PSP, Xbox etc wouldn't have considered cell phones as an alternative. But the recent smart phone boom has changed the scenario.

The key features to look for in a gaming phone are:

  • High processing capacity (preferably 2 GHz or above)
  • High RAM capacity (2GB or above)
  • Sensitive and large touch screen having high resolution ( preferably atleast 5 inch)
  • Good audio playback
  • 4G and Wi-Fi connectivity


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Samsung Galaxy S7
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
LG G5
Huawei Nexus 6P
Samsung Galaxy S7
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
LG G5
Huawei Nexus 6P
$645 - $1,087
$753 - $1,264
$630 - $800
$499 - $889
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Release Date
Mar 2016
Mar 2016
Mar 2016
Sep 2015
Digital Camera Resolution
12.0 MP
12.0 MP
16.0 MP
12.3 MP
Installed RAM (GB)
4.0 GB
4.0 GB
4.0 GB
3.0 GB
Screen Size(Diagonal)
5.1 inch
5.5 inch
5.3 inch
5.7 inch
Front Webcam Resolution
5.0 MP
5.0 MP
8.0 MP
8.0 MP
Processor Type
Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo, Quad-core 2.3 GHz Mongoose + quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53, 1.6GHz octa-core, 1.6GHz  octa-core
Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo, Quad-core 2.3 GHz Mongoose + quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53, 1.6GHz  octa-core
Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo, 2.15GHz  quad-core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
Quad-core 1.55 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A57
Battery Capacity
3000.0 mAh
3600.0 mAh
2800.0 mAh
3450.0 mAh
Operating System
Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow), Android 6.0, Android 6.0
Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow), Android 6.0
Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow), Android 6.0.1
Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Carrier
Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile
Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile
Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile
Average Rating
 4.7 stars
 4.6 stars
 4.3 stars
 4.5 stars
Look and Feel
54% Positive
46% Negative
78% Positive
22% Negative
30% Positive
70% Negative
80% Positive
20% Negative
Camera
94% Positive
6% Negative
100% Positive
93% Positive
7% Negative
61% Positive
39% Negative
Display
81% Positive
19% Negative
76% Positive
24% Negative
76% Positive
24% Negative
66% Positive
34% Negative
Waterproof
100% Positive
100% Positive
Storage
57% Positive
43% Negative
33% Positive
67% Negative
100% Positive
100% Positive