The smartphones focused on gaming they are fashionable. More and more brands are betting on launching devices with extreme characteristics, aggressive designs and functions focused on offering the best possible experience when playing, including even compatibility with external accessories or even "triggers" and built-in physical buttons. But there is a problem: the vast majority of smartphones of this type they are too expensive, and it is difficult to find affordable court phones designed to ensure the best gaming experience.
But, Although it may not seem like it, these types of telephones exist. To demonstrate it, today we have decided to select the best options that exist today if you are looking for a good mobile to play at a price of less than 250 euros.
What should have a good mobile for games?
Let's leave the RGB lights, aggressive designs and external accessories for mobiles gaming of more than 500 euros. Just because a terminal has an apparently sober design does not mean that it is not a suitable device to offer us great gaming sessions with relatively powerful titles such as Call of Duty: Mobile.
What is really important when it comes to finding a smartphone capable of offering a good gaming experience lies in your technical sheet. Aspects such as the processor, RAM memory – both quantity and technology used – or the battery are key when determining which device is going to offer a better result. Taking these premises into account, these are some of the options that we recommend today.
Redmi Note 8 Pro: our choice
Probably nobody will be surprised if we say that, today, the Redmi Note 8 Pro It is still one of the best mobile phones to play on the market. Processor combination Helium G90T focused on gaming, added to 6 GB of RAM and a large battery of 4,500 mAh is optimal to enjoy a fantastic gaming experience.
For its technical sheet, and the fact of being one of the models more balanced and with better price-performance ratio, today is the model that we recommend most to all those who are looking for the best one to play with, on a tight budget. At least, until the new Redmi Note 9 Pro arrives and takes its place.
|Dimensions||76.4mm x 161.3mm x 8.8mm|
|screen||6.53-inch OLED, Full HD + resolution and 396 DPI|
|Processor||MediaTek Helio G90T|
|OS||MIUI 10 on Android 9|
|Cameras||Rear quadruple: 64 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP | 20 MP front|
|Battery||4500 mAh with 18W type C fast charge|
|Others||On-screen fingerprint reader, 3.5mm jack, FM Radio, NFC and quick charge|
|Departure date||September 26 in Spain|
|Starting price||From 249 euros (offers from 211 euros)|
Honor 9X: the biggest
Another model that in its analysis showed us to be a great candidate for the best smartphone for gamers affordable is the Honor 9X. The latest generation of Honor's successful series of mid-range premium phones offers a datasheet led by the powerful and reliable Kirin 710F processor, manufactured in 12 nanometer format and equipped with the ARM Mali-G51 MP4 GPU – the model for the Chinese market has a Kirin 810 processor and an even more powerful GPU.
It also has a 4,000 mAh capacity battery and GPU Turbo 3.0 function which allows to increase the performance of the device by putting the most resources to work to offer the best gaming experience. Among the three models chosen, it is also the one with a screen with a greater diagonal, with 6.59 inches.
|Dimensions||163.1 x 77.2 x 8.8 mm / 206 grams weight|
|Resolution||Full HD + (2,340 x 1,080 pixels)|
|Processor||HiSilicon Kirin 810|
|OS||EMUI 9.1 based on Android 9 Pie|
|Cameras||Rear: 48 MP triple f / 1.8 + 8 MP + 2 MP Frontal: 16 MP f / 2.2|
|Others||Rear fingerprint reader, USB Type C, NFC|
Realme 5 Pro: the most affordable
There is even cheaper phones than those already mentioned, which can also offer fantastic performance when playing. It is the case of realme 5 pro thanks to its processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 especially focused on gaming, capable of running at a maximum frequency of 2.3 GHz. It also has an Adreno 616 GPU with support for Vulkan 1.0, OpenGL ES 3.2, OpenCL 2.0 and DirectX 11 technologies, capable of offering 30% higher performance to that of the Adreno 512 of the Snapdragon 660 processor.
|Dimensions||157 x 74.2 x 8.9 mm|
|screen||6.3-inch IPS LCD at Full HD + resolution (2340 × 1080)|
|Pixel Density||409 pixels per inch|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 AIE|
|RAM||4 GB or 8 GB depending on the model|
|OS||Android 9.0 Pie under Color OS 6.0|
|Storage||128GB with microSD support up to 256GB|
|Cameras||Rear: 48 MP f / 1.8 main sensor, 8 MP f / 2.25 wide-angle sensor, 2 MP depth sensor, 2 MP macro sensorFrontal: 16 MP f / 2.0 sensor|
|Battery||4,035 mAh with 5V VOOC quick charge|
|Others||Bluetooth 5.0, facial recognition, USB Type C, 3.5mm jack, VOOC charger included|