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What's the best phone for gaming?

Which is the best phone - and the best platform - for gaming?

Most Useful Answer spruceyb  Nov. 20, 2014 at 21:41

iOS has some of the best games around but the problem is some of them are HUGE (Android is starting to get some ridiculous size but at least there's options with MicroSD)

For Example, Sonic All Star Racing - 1GB, The Walking Dead Season 1 + 400 Days DLC -2.6GB, Street Fighter x Tekken - 1.3GB, Infinity Blade III - 2.6GB, GTA: Vice City - 1.1GB
Just those games and a few smaller typical mobile games will eat up 9GB of space. On a 16GB iPhone that'd leave you 3-4GB for all other apps/media etc.

Personally I keep my gaming separate using a Vita for longer trips and mostly just play Ski Safari, Pocket Trains and Angry Birds to kill time on my phone on shorter occasions.

Android has some pretty great emulators too though so if NES/SNES/MegaDrive/N64/PS1 are your thing then that's something to consider but the big budget new games are usually iOS exclusives.

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JanSt / MOD  Nov. 20, 2014 at 17:36

No disrespect to our Android friends, but I would suggest iOS is - still - the better platform for mobile gaming.
Not by much, but some games still come out on iOS first and though they may reach Android eventually, they also may not.
Of course, it depends on your definition of gaming.
There is no shortage of Android games. And there are very competent Android phones that are as good for gaming as any iPhone. If NOT better.

As to what iPhone to get? Again: that depends. For little puzzlers an iPhone 5 or 5S will do - given good eyes... But if you like convoluted pseudo-realistic racing games or the likes of GTA SA, you would probably want the minimum of an iPhone 6.

Mind you - again: Android offers good hardware controller support and so on..
Windows Phone 8.x isn't too shabby for gaming either. Obviously there's some connection to the good old xbox, and also: WP is very efficient. You do NOT need the latest and toughest and most expensive hardware to play GTA SA on WP.

Purely on who gets games first because it's the easiest and most lucrative platform for developers: the answer to your question IS iOS!

spruceyb  Nov. 20, 2014 at 21:41

iOS has some of the best games around but the problem is some of them are HUGE (Android is starting to get some ridiculous size but at least there's options with MicroSD)

For Example, Sonic All Star Racing - 1GB, The Walking Dead Season 1 + 400 Days DLC -2.6GB, Street Fighter x Tekken - 1.3GB, Infinity Blade III - 2.6GB, GTA: Vice City - 1.1GB
Just those games and a few smaller typical mobile games will eat up 9GB of space. On a 16GB iPhone that'd leave you 3-4GB for all other apps/media etc.

Personally I keep my gaming separate using a Vita for longer trips and mostly just play Ski Safari, Pocket Trains and Angry Birds to kill time on my phone on shorter occasions.

Android has some pretty great emulators too though so if NES/SNES/MegaDrive/N64/PS1 are your thing then that's something to consider but the big budget new games are usually iOS exclusives.

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 20, 2014 at 22:27

True re size of games. But then: the 16GB iPhones and iPads are a joke, really.
You don't need big games. 240FPS slo-mo videos? Photos, a few songs? Heck - when I use Twitter for 3 days, its cache takes up half a GB... An iTunes movie downloading? LOL 2 - 6GB...

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