One Plus, Razor, Honor or Xperia: Tips to choose the right mobile device
With so many mobile devices flooding the market, choosing the right one can be a Herculean task. Jason Lewis makes the search simpler
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
This phone has the lowest RAM amongst all the phones here, but there are a few reasons this phone has still made it to this list. The Sony Xperia XZ has the highest resolution screen in this list. Sporting a 5.5-inch display with 4K HDR support, means games that support 4K will look super crisp. If you have a PS4, you don’t even have to worry about the games supported.
Just fire up the PS4 remote play app and you can play games from your PlayStation streamed directly to your phone with full support for the controller. Not to be outshined by the other features, the camera on the device can snap up 19MP images and is capable of capturing ultra-slow-motion videos at 960 frames per second.
The Xperia phone has a 3230mAh battery, which is a little lower than we would like it, considering it has a 4K screen. The phone is also expensive, but if you can afford it and already have a PS4 at home, it makes sense to get the Sony Xperia XZ Premium.
Price: Rs 61,990
This is the only phone on this list that does not have a Snapdragon. The Honor View 10 instead features its own processor called the Kirin 970. The processor is comparable to the Snapdragon 835, and the phone comes with 6GB RAM and 128GB memory that’s expandable with a micro SD card.
In our tests, the Honor View 10 proved to be a capable gaming machine that somehow never seemed to heat up even through the most intense gaming sessions. The 3750mAh battery managed to keep us powered up for a day and half through regular use and around 12 hours with gaming.
The device has dual rear cameras 20MP+16MP and it sports a 13MP front-facing camera. The 5.99-inch screen has a resolution of 1080x2160 with 18:9 aspect ratio. This is a good gaming machine for the price point.
Price: Rs 29,999
No gaming phone list can be complete without Razer. Simply called the Razer Phone, this device was built ground up for gaming, and features a 120hz-WQHD screen (2560X1440 resolution), Snapdragon 835 with 8GB RAM, dual 12 megapixel cameras and a 4000mAh battery.
They have even enhanced audio with stereo front facing speakers, dual amplifiers and support for Dolby Atmos and THX certified devices. There’s also a front facing 8MP camera for selfies, NFC, Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi and support for microSD up to 2TB. The Razer phone pretty much supports every phone bandwidth out there, including GSM, LTE and TDD.
To make things more interesting, Razer recently showed off a device called Project Linda at CES that turns the phone into a gaming laptop. While it is the biggest and baddest gaming phone out there, the Razer Phone is not officially available in India.
Price: $699 (Rs 44,500 approx)
One Plus 5T 128GB
The One Plus 5T has everything you need in a gaming phone - great amount of RAM, a good screen and a top-notch processor. For a gamer, the regular RAM will just not do, so it makes sense to seek out phones that feature a RAM above 4 GB. Both variants of the phone feature more than the requisite RAM, but since we are looking for the best, you might need to invest in the 128GB version, which houses 8GB of RAM.
The phone also has a top of the line Snapdragon 835, combined with a 3300mAh battery, which will keep you gaming for long. The phone is no slouch in the other departments too: it features an amazing 18:9 AMOLED display, a 20MP and 16MP dual camera setup on the rear and a 16 MP front-facing camera.
The One Plus 5T is great for people using more than one SIM and it comes packaged with the dash charger that can quickly refuel your phone for the next gaming session. The various features and competitive price make it the perfect all-round phone that just happens to be great for gaming. Unlike the Razer Phone, this one is available in India.
Price: Rs 37,999
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