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Best Android, iOS gaming smartphones of 2017


Looking for smartphones for heavy gaming?

You see a lot of people with phones on their hands everywhere. When you look closely, most of them are playing games and in fact, some people even buy smartphones just for gaming. So, Manila Shaker is here to give you the most powerful smartphones of the year to spice up your gaming.

Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

The Samsung Galaxy S8 comes with a 5.8 inch super AMOLED touchscreen display with a resolution of 2960×1440. With a 4GB RAM and storage of 64GB. The battery life is average but it has power saving features. You can also purchase Samsung Gear VR that will take your gaming experience to the next level. It’s a fantastic smartphone for gaming with its top-tier specs and display.

iPhone 8 Plus

Just launched last September 2017, the iPhone 8 Plus has a 5.5 inch (1080×1920 pixels) display with a 3GB RAM, Apple A11 Bionic, and 64/256 storage. It is Apple’s fastest charging iPhone, 50% in just 30mins.

OnePlus 5

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The OnePlus 5 is also a 5.5-inch smartphone with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. It’s a brilliant phone for gaming since it has a 8GB RAM with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor that could handle graphically heavy games.

Motorola Moto Z2 Play

This mid-range smartphone has something that any gamer wants, impressive battery life. If you’re a light user, this Moto Z2 Play can last for up to 2 days. But if you play graphically heavy games, it may not last for 2 days but it will still give you a long playtime, which is really rare for smartphones nowadays.

Google Pixel XL

This VR-capable smartphone has a fast processor. Google Pixel XL‘s 5.5-inch (2560 x 1440) resolution display will surely spice up your gaming. You won’t see the difference even though QHD does bring down the total frames processed.

Powerful processor, brilliant display, and battery life are the things you should consider when looking for a good gaming smartphone. However, you should still consider what type of smartphone you are more comfortable with. Stay tuned for more updates!


  1. Hello, my mobile was stolen two weeks ago and I thought about buying a 2015-16 mid-range or a high-end 2014 to end the year with and renew it in 2017 when Sony renews its rank at the MWC (hopefully with the new design ‘ Mirai ‘), I am between the xperia z3, xperia m5, aqua m4, xperia xa. I am especially interested in the camera. I have seen their comparisons of some of the aforementioned mobiles, but I have not been able to conclude or compare them all. So I ask your opinion, what camera is better, thank you.

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