Wednesday, March 18, 2015



Are you addicted to gaming? Do you prefer to play games on your mobile phone? Then you're not the only one who loves playing mobile games! There are many users like you who love to play games on the go.
 You should check for several things before picking up a Smartphone for gaming purpose. These include screen size & quality, internal storage, available RAM memory, loudspeaker quality, thermal efficiency, processor (SoC), GPU and long battery life.
 Well, if you want me to be specific, then here is a simple guide (configuration checklist) that could come handy while choosing your next Android or Windows Smartphone for gaming needs.

Screen Size (in Pixels): 800 x 480, 854 x 480, 1280 x 800, 1280 x 768, 1280 x 720, 1920 x 1080, 2560 x 1440
RAM: 1GB at least; 2GB better
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400/600/800/801/805/810/S4 Plus/S4 Pro
MediaTek MT6589 or higher
Samsung Exynos 42xx or higher
Nvidia Tegra 4i/4/K1
Intel Atom Z25x0/Z35x0
Adreno 225 or higher
PowerVR SGX543 MP2 or higher
ARM Mali-T6x4 Mp4 or higher

Asus Zenfone 4:
This is the cheapest Android device for gaming, which comes with a 4" WVGA IPS LCD display and is powered by the Intel Atom Z2520 chipset, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, PowerVR SGX544 MP2 GPU and 1GB RAM. There is also an internal memory of 8GB and an expandable memory of up to 32GB via microSD. A 5MP camera is equipped on the rear side and the front is a VGA camera. The 1600 mAh battery gives you a pretty decent battery life for gaming and music.

Asus Zenfone 5:
Yet another gaming android mobile from Asus, which comes with a 5" IPS capacitive display and powered by Atom Z2560, 2GHz dual core processor, PowerVR SGX544MP2 GPU and 2GB RAM. It is available in 8GB and 16GB variants, with the support of 64GB MicroSD card. You can click beautiful pictures with the 8MP primary camera and clear selfies with a 2MP front camera. The 2110 mAh battery is definitely an added advantage.

Moto G:
This is a superb Smarthone from Motorola with 5 inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen and is powered by Qualcomm MSM8226 Snapdragon 400, Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 processor, Adreno 305 GPU and 1GB RAM. It is available in two variants; 8GB and 16GB. It has got an 8MP camera with autofocus and LED flash support while the front one is 2MP. The 2070 mAh battery will surely give a longer battery life.

HTC Desire 616:
 This 1.4 GHz Octa core powered mobile is no doubt the best gaming Smartphone in its price range. Coming with a 5 inch capacitive touchscreen and HTC Sense UI, this is very ideal for gaming lovers. The 1GB RAM and 4GB internal storage make it more attractive. There is also an 8MP primary camera with autofocus & LED flash while the front camera is a 2 mega pixel one. The loudspeaker is also pretty neat. With the 2000 mAh battery in place, you can get the best battery backup.

XOLO Play 6X-1000:
 This 1.5 GHz hexa-core powered device is definitely one of the best gaming Smartphone under the INR 15000 category. It comes with a 5" IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen and is powered by 2GB RAM, which is awesome for gaming. There is an internal memory of 8GB which can be extended up to 32GB using a memory card. With the 8MP camera, you can capture 1080p videos and the 2MP secondary camera lets you take beautiful selfies. The Xolo mobile comes with a 2100 mAh battery which gives you ample battery life.

HTC Desire 816:
 It is yet another Smartphone for gaming lovers from HTC. This device comes with a 5.5" Super LCD2 capacitive touchscreen and HTC Sense UI. The display resolution is ideal for gaming enthusiasts. It also has the stereo speakers with built-in amplifiers which is pretty awesome. With Qualcomm MSM8928 Snapdragon 400 chipset, Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A7 processor and 1.5GB RAM, this device is no doubt one of the best gaming devices. The 8GB internal memory allows you to store many HD games while there is also a support of upto 128GB via microSD card. The 13MP primary camera, the 5MP front camera and 2600 mAh battery are an added advantage.

Moto X:
 This 5.2 inch Smartphone from Motorola is powered by Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400 processor, Adreno 330 GPU and 2GB RAM. It comes in two variants - 16/32GB. However, there is no support for microSD card. The AMOLED capacitive display enables you to view high end graphics without any issues. There is a 13MP camera on the rear side which lets you shoot videos at 2160p@30fps and the 2MP front camera lets you take beautiful selfies. With the 2300 mAh battery in place, you don't have to worry much about the battery life.

LG Nexus 5:
 This 5 inch Smartphone from LG is a great find for mobile gamers, thanks to its processor and the True HD IPS+ capacitive display. The device is powered by Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 chipset, Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 processor, Adreno 330 GPU and 2GB RAM. You can get either the 16GB variant or the 32GB one. There is no external card support. It comes with an 8MP rear camera & 1.3MP front camera. The 2300 mAh battery will let you play games for longer periods.

Sony Xperia Z2:
 The device comes with a 5.2" IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, Adreno 330 GPU, 3GB RAM and 16GB internal memory makes it ideal for gaming. The 20.7 Megapixel rear camera lets you capture stunning pictures and videos for sure, while the 2.2MP secondary camera is for taking beautiful selfies. It is also a dust & a water resistant device. Another added advantage is the loudspeakers, which makes your gaming experience much better. The 3200 mAh battery is truly awesome. It lets you play games for hours without worrying about the battery life.

HTC One M8:

 5-inch SLCD3 screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 2.5GHz Quad-core processor, Adreno 330 GPU, 2GB of RAM and 16/32GB of internal memory makes the M8 stand top in the list of the top Android gaming devices. The Boom Sound 2 front-facing stereo loudspeakers will definitely take your gaming experience to higher levels. It has the dual 4MP camera with dual-LED flash and a fantastic 5MP camera on the front end for taking stunning selfies. The device is equipped with a 2600 mAh battery for a long lasting life.