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Top 6 New Android Smartphones Fit For Gaming

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A few people play a lot of games using their smartphone and as time goes by, smartphone manufacturers are slowly seeing the potential in smartphone gaming and smartphone users alone, have slowly become more comfortable in using smartphones for gaming purposes. In regards to that, we figured to list down 6 handsets that are suitable for gaming. Let’s take a look at some of them.

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Samsung Galaxy A9

Samsung’s newest addition to the A-series, the Galaxy A9 is a pretty good pick for hardcore gaming through smartphones. It has a 6-inch 1080p FHD display, backed up by Samsung’s Super AMOLED display, which has top-notch brightness level. It has a decent 3GB of RAM to keep high-end games running in a satisfactorily manner and has 128GB microSD storage support. The Galaxy A9 should still be priced at Php 20-21K.

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Samsung Galaxy A9 specs, PH price, features

  • Display: 6-inch 1080p FHD Super AMOLED display, 367ppi
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 652 chip, octa-core processor
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Memory: 32GB internal storage, 128GB microSD card max
  • Main camera: 13MP rear shooter, f/1.9 aperture, OIS
  • Front camera: 8MP selfie shooter, f/1.9 aperture
  • Connectivity: 4G nano LTE, WiFi ac, BT 4.1, GPS, GLONASS, NFC, FM Radio with RDS
  • OS: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, to be upgraded to Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Battery capacity: 4000mAh capacity, fast charging
  • Ports: microUSB v2.0
  • Release date: March – April 2016 Availability
  • Official price: Php 20-21K price

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro

The Redmi Note 3 Pro is a budget-wise Xiaomi handset that carries a Snapdragon 650 chip on its back and has 3GB of RAM. Playing casual or hardcore games through the Redmi Note 3 Pro shouldn’t be a problem, since its well-equipped to perform in gaming. Additionally, it has a decent 5.5-inch FHD screen that smartphone gamers would gladly appreciate. The Redmi Note 3 Pro should be around Php11-12K in various online stores nationwide.

See also Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro full review

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro specs, PH price, features

  • Display: 5.5-inch 1080 FHD display, 403ppi
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 chip
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Memory: 32GB of ROM, microSD card up to 128GB
  • Main camera: 16MP rear shooter, f/2.0 aperture, phase detection
  • Front camera: 5MP selfie shooter, f/2.0 aperture
  • Connectivity: 4G LTE, WiFi ac, BT 4.1, GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • OS: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, MIUI 7.0
  • Battery capacity: 4050mAh battery
  • Ports: microUSB v2.0, USB on-the-go
  • Release date: February 2016
  • Official price: Php 11,000 – Php 12,000 online price

Xiaomi Mi 5

The Mi 5 is Xiaomi’s recently introduced flagship. There’s no question that its a capable performer both in software and hardware, thanks to its top-notch Snapdragon 820 running on its back, while also giving the user options for efficiency in RAM and ROM. Sadly, it doesn’t have a microSD card slot, which could affect a few smartphone gamer’s decision into actually going for the Mi 5. Nevertheless, it’s still one of the great new picks out their for mobile gaming. The Xiaomi Mi 5 is around Php 19-24K through various online stores nationwide.

See also Xiaomi Mi 5 full review

Xiaomi Mi 5 specs, PH price, features

  • Display: 5.15-inch 1080p Full HD IPS LCD, 428 ppi
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chip
  • RAM: 3/4GB
  • Memory: 32/64GB, No microSD card slot
  • Main camera: 16MP rear shooter f/2.0 lens, OIS
  • Front camera; 4MP selfie shooter, f/2.0 lens
  • Connectivity: Dual-SIM 4G LTE, WiFi ac, Bluetooth 4.1, IR Blaster
  • OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Mi UI ver. 7.0
  • Battery capacity: 3000mAh non-removable battery
  • Ports: USB type-c reversible
  • Release date: March 2016 in the Philippines
  • Official price: Php 19-24K price through online stores nationwide

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

We chose the S7 Edge over its S7 counterpart because of its bigger screen, which makes the user’s gaming experience more diverse and real. The 5.5-inch QHD display will surely be favorable to people who’d prefer a bigger yet quality-wise screen for gaming.

It has 4GB of RAM and a microSD card storage up to 200GB, which gives it the capability to carry out big gives. Adding to the mix is the Galaxy S7 Edge’s Vulkan API feature, which dramatically improves the player’s gaming experience. The Galaxy S7 Edge should be around Php 34-41K in PH.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge specs, PH price, features

  • Display: 5.5-inch 1440p QHD display
  • Chipset: Exynos 8890 chip
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Memory: 32/64GB internal storage, microSD card up to 200GB
  • Main camera: 12MP rear shooter, phase detection autofocus, OIS, f/1.7 lens
  • Front camera: 5MP selfie shooter
  • Connectivity: 4G LTE, WiFi ac, BT 4.2, GPS, GLONASS, BDS, NFC
  • OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Battery capacity: 3600mAh battery
  • Ports: microUSB v2.0, USB Host
  • Release date: March 2016
  • Official price: Php 34-41K price through online stores nationwide

Lenovo Vibe K4 Note

The Vibe K4 Note is Lenovo’s newest entry here in the PH market. It has a 5.5-inch 1080p FHD display and 3GB of RAM, which enables a strong performance in gaming. It also has additional storage via microSD card to give you guys additional storage for various games.  It also has a decent 3300mAh battery capacity that should deliver a decent longevity period, enabling a decently long gaming session. The Lenovo Vibe K4 Note is at Php 10,900 for the 16GB variant.

See also Lenovo Vibe K4 Note full review

Lenovo Vibe K4 Note specs, PH price, features

  • Display: 5.5-inch 1080p Full HD IPS LCD, 401 ppi
  • Chipset: Mediatek 6753 octa-core
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Memory: 16GB internal, microSD card up to 128GB
  • Main camera: 13MP rear shooter f2.2 aperture, dual LED flash, phase detection
  • Front camera: 5MP selfie front-facing, LED flash
  • Connectivity: Dual micro SIM, WiFi ac, 4G LTE, Bt 4.1, GPS
  • OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop, Vibe UI
  • Battery capacity: 3300mAh battery
  • Ports: microUSB
  • Release date: April 2015, available online from Lenovo Philippines
  • Official price: Php 10,900 for A7010 16GB variant + 3GB RAM

Asus Zenfone Max

Asus‘ newly introduced budget smartphone, the Zenfone Max doesn’t only look like a capable performer, but will also run itself for various days, thanks to its 5000mAh battery capacity, something that smartphone gamer’s would gladly appreciate. The 5.5-inch HD display and 2GB of RAM should be able to carry a decent amount of gaming performance, despite being having the lowest RAM and screen resolution quality at this list, however, its whopping battery capacity and huge longevity should equal the playing field. The Zenfone Max should be priced at Php 7-8.5K.

See also Asus Zenfone Max full review

Asus Zenfone Max specs, PH price, features

  • Display: 5.5-inches 720p HD IPS LCD, 297 ppi
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chip
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Memory: 16GB internal storage, 64GB max microSD card (hybrid)
  • Main camera: 13MP, f2.0 lens aperture, laser focus, dual tone LED flash
  • Front camera: 5MP f2.0 front-facing camera
  • Connectivity: WiFi n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, 4G LTE, dual-SIM (dedicated slot)
  • OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • Battery capacity: 5000mAh, No fast charging
  • Ports: February 2016 in the Philippines
  • Official price: Php 7K to 8.5K price through online stores nationwide
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