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 Note 5
Apple iPhone 6s Plus
Huawei Nexus 6P
Motorola Moto X Play
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Apple iPhone 6s Plus
Huawei Nexus 6P
Motorola Moto X Play
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
$350 - $1,133
$750 - $1,200
$499 - $889
$450 - $599
$960 - $1,287
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Release Date
Aug 2015
Sep 2015
Sep 2015
Sep 2015
Aug 2015
Installed RAM (GB)
4.0 GB
2.0 GB
3.0 GB
2.0 GB
4.0 GB
Screen Size(Diagonal)
5.7 inch
5.5 inch
5.7 inch
5.5 inch
5.7 inch
Digital Camera Resolution
16.0 MP
12.0 MP
12.0 MP
21.0 MP
16.0 MP
Front Webcam Resolution
5.0 MP
5.0 MP
8.0 MP
5.0 MP
5.0 MP
Processor Type
Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.1 GHz Cortex-A57
Dual-core 1.84 GHz Twister
Quad-core 1.55 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A57
Quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53
Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.1 GHz Cortex-A57
Battery Capacity
3000.0 mAh
2750.0 mAh
3450.0 mAh
3630.0 mAh
3000.0 mAh
Operating System
Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
iOS 9, upgradable to iOS 9.0.2
Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop), planned upgrade to v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
Carrier
T-Mobile, AT-T, Verizon, Sprint
AT-T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint
AT-T, T-Mobile, Verizon
Average Rating
 4.5 stars
 4.4 stars
 4.4 stars
 4.0 stars
 4.2 stars
Display
96% Positive
4% Negative
92% Positive
8% Negative
66% Positive
34% Negative
93% Positive
7% Negative
80% Positive
20% Negative
Look and Feel
81% Positive
19% Negative
41% Positive
59% Negative
80% Positive
20% Negative
61% Positive
39% Negative
76% Positive
24% Negative
Ease of Use
94% Positive
6% Negative
100% Positive
75% Positive
25% Negative
100% Positive
33% Positive
67% Negative
Camera
100% Positive
93% Positive
7% Negative
61% Positive
39% Negative
73% Positive
27% Negative
100% Positive
Battery
66% Positive
34% Negative
25% Positive
75% Negative
76% Positive
24% Negative
86% Positive
14% Negative
83% Positive
17% Negative

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