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When it comes to smartphones, gaming compatibility becomes a crucial determinant of their purchase, especially for the youth. Especially when it comes to smooth performance and uninterrupted refresh rates, buyers opt for those smartphones that give them the best gaming experience.

Manufacturers and smartphone companies now bank on this requirement of the gamers and produce phones dedicated to gaming.  Yes, there are phones that are not made specifically for gaming but can give you the optimum gaming experience with their specifications. Below, we take a look at the 10 best gaming smartphones in the market that can give you an enriching gaming experience.

Asus ROG Phone 5

If you are a diehard gamer looking for a phone to fulfill your gaming pleasures, Asus ROG Phone 5 should be at the top of your wish list. With a mesmerizing performance triggered by a Snapdragon 888 processor, a 144Hz refresh rate screen, 128/256/512 GB of hard disk capacity, and 8/12/16/18 GB of ram, this phone also possesses excellent display and sound.  It comes in three variants, ROG Phone 5, ROG Phone 5 Pro, and ROG Phone 5 Ultimate, with the latter two hosting 512 GB of hard disk space and ROG Phone 5 Ultimate providing up to 18 GB of RAM. On top of these, this brand has Android 11 and significant gaming accessories to boost performance.

Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2

Lenovo introduced Legion Phone Duel as its first gaming smartphone offering with its expertise in smartphone production and gaming know-how. Now an upgrade, Legon Phone Duel 2, takes gaming via mobile phone to a whole new level.  Emphasizing the importance of keeping devices cool, this brilliant device is structured in such a way that its whole build is to keep it cool. In addition, it comprises to two cooling fans.  This model supports 90W fast charging, and a pop-up camera to keep the screen unbroken.  Its specifications make it an irresistible gaming phone, featuring up to 18 GB of RAM, 512 GB of hard disk, and a Snapdragon 888 processor.

Nubia Red Magic 7

A smartphone for the masses but has the features of a serious gaming device, Nubia Red Magic 7 is a game-changer in this industry. Nubia Red Magic 5G was the first gaming mobile with a 144Hz smartphone display. Now Red Magic 7 has a superfast 165Hz AMOLED display, assisting a great refresh rate. With the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor and Android 12, this smartphone costs significantly less than other gaming competitors.  In addition, it hosts up to 16 GB of RAM and up to 256 GB of hard disk.

Razer Phone 2

Razer Phone 2 is an upgrade to its predecessor, Razer Phone, which was an attempt to bring the “game-specific” brand to mobile devices. With this upgrade, the Razer Phone series has definitely upped the antic and attracted users. Its special features include a 120Hz refresh rate and 8 GB RAM with up to 1TB of extendable memory (with its already built-in 128 GB hard disk). With Snapdragon 845 chip and glass back for Qi wireless charging, this phone has vapor chambers for cooling as one enjoys gaming on the device.

Black Shark 4

The latest offerings from the Black Shark series, Black Shark 4 and Black Shark 4 Pro, takes gaming up a notch with impeccable features and upgrades. Both the versions feature a 6.67-inch FHD+ E4 OLED screen operating at 144Hz, supported by a 720Hz touch sampling rate, which resonates with the perfect gaming device. On top of these, the phones charge to 100 percent within an estimated time of 15 mins powered by 120W fast charging.  The Black Shark 4 Pro comprises Snapdragon 888 while the standard version hosts the Snapdragon 870.  As for RAM and storage, the standard version avails up to 256 GB of storage while the Pro version allows up to 512 GB; and RAM capacity ranges from 8 GB to 12 GB (for the standard version) to 16 GB (for the Pro version).

Samsung Galaxy S22

Samsung’s S22 phones are not necessarily a branded gaming phone series, but they are built-in with specifications most gamers pine for.   All the three models, Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus, and Galaxy S22 Ultra include adaptive 120Hz AMOLED displays, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1/or Exynos 2200 processors, and long-lasting batteries. The S22 Ultra the most upgraded of the lot has S-Pen support, integrated into its body. It also has a versatile camera. In addition to all these, the models consist of a Game Launcher and Gaming tools which optimize performance and allow in-game functions like recording videos and enhancing resolution. The Ultra version provides up to 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage.

iPhone 13 Pro Max

The iPhone 13 Pro Max is a true paragon of a conventional smartphone crafted for exquisite gaming. With a 120Hz refresh rate yielding astounding smoothness, and a battery life far bettering all iPhone models, this powerful device allows hardcore gamers to enjoy it to the fullest. Plus, this model has 6 GB of RAM and storage extendable up to 1 TB. And of course, it also consists of the iOS 15 operating system.

Xiaomi 12 series.

Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro are perfect exponents of the new era of mobile gaming. The Pro version has a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, RAM capacity of up to 12 GB, and a 120Hz WQHD AMOLED screen. The rapid 120W wired charging or 50W wireless charging add more supreme aura to it. Xiaomi 12, on the other hand, consists of almost the same tenacity, with slower charging speeds and weaker camera sensors. But that is not even an issue for the gamers, courtesy of its amazingly affordable pricing.

Oppo Find X3

The Oppo Find X3 Pro strongly resembles a gaming phone. With a 6.7-inch AMOLED screen (plus QHD+ resolution) and 1,300 nits max brightness, its colors create great contrasts. A refresh rate of up to 120Hz adds to its attractive features. Snapdragon 888 chipset boosts its gaming performance, backed by 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage. Oppo’s Game Space mode also allows the muting of notifications and optimization of gameplay.

Poco F3 GT

Poco F3 GT by Redmi is becoming a coveted gaming phone fast. Powered by MediaTek Dimensity 1200 chipset, rather than the more popular Snapdragon processor, this phone features a 6.67-inch 120Hz AMOLED panel with HDR 10+ support and DC Dimming. Two retractable magnetic levitation triggers at the side of the phone, help you adjust to your favorite mobile shooters on screen. An impressive battery life, triple camera setup, and an affordable price tag add to its value. Also, it has a standard RAM of 8 GB with 256 GB of storage capacity.

We hope you are ready with your gaming mindset to take a shot at one of the above smartphones and dive into the world of mobile gaming.

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