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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
Apple iPhone 6s Plus
Samsung Galaxy S7
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
LG G5
Huawei Nexus 6P
Apple iPhone 6s Plus
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Release Date
Mar 2016
Mar 2016
Mar 2016
Sep 2015
Sep 2015
Installed RAM (GB)
4.0 GB
4.0 GB
4.0 GB
3.0 GB
2.0 GB
Screen Size(Diagonal)
5.1 inch
5.5 inch
5.3 inch
5.7 inch
5.5 inch
Digital Camera Resolution
12.0 MP
12.0 MP
16.0 MP
12.3 MP
12.0 MP
Front Webcam Resolution
5.0 MP
5.0 MP
8.0 MP
8.0 MP
5.0 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
Dual-core 1.84 GHz Twister
Battery Capacity
3000.0 mAh
3600.0 mAh
2800.0 mAh
3450.0 mAh
2750.0 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)
iOS 9, upgradable to iOS 9.0.2
Carrier
Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile, AT-T
Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile, AT-T
Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile, AT-T
AT-T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint

It takes the best bits from the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S6, and blends them together into a quite brilliant smartphone.

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It's pricier than other good phones.

excellent smartphone

The Nexus 6P is one of the best Android phones you can buy right now, given its top-of-the-line specs for a more affordable price.

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iPhone 6S Plus is a lovely smartphone, but it's also a big and heavy one.