Seven Best Gaming Phones in 2019 Reviewed

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The world of gaming is continuously expanding, and now more than ever, gaming phones are becoming increasingly popular. Before, there was a conception that if you were a mobile gamer, you weren’t a serious player. However, with several high-quality games coming out and the hardware in the phones improving mobile gaming has become a serious platform.

Certain phones can even easily match the performance of some portable gaming devices while offering all the utility a smartphone in the generation provides. If you’re looking to make a jump to the gaming phones phenomenon here are some of the very best in the market.

Fair warning some Apple and Samsung fanboys might be offended by the ordering in this list, but our primary focus is gaming. Not everyone is willing to spend close to $1000 dollars on a gaming phone.

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Below we will talk about 7 the very best mobile phone for every gamer:

2. iPhone XS Max

iPhone XS Max
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According to TechRadar, the iPhone XS Max is the number one gaming phone on the market. We would wholeheartedly agree if it just weren’t for the top of the line price. The pricing means that not all people can easily afford this phone and if you’re looking for a phone primarily for gaming, you’re overpaying for the iPhone XS Max.

In spite of the price, in terms of performance and quality, very few phones can compete with Apple’s flagship phone. In recent years’ other companies have made leaps and bounds in attempting to catch Apple. However, when it comes to the finish and build quality, Apple still reigns supreme. The phone is gorgeous to look at, and when you hold it in your hand, you’ll truly understand why it costs so much.

Apart from that, the hardware in the phone is second to none. The A12 Bionic processor is quite simply the fastest in the market. There’s no need even to mention Apple’s displays because very few phones can compete. The combination of hardware ensures that the iPhone maxes out performances in all games.

Furthermore, with the iPhone, you get access to the Apple app store. While the app store may not contain the same amount of games as the android market place, it has more high-quality mobile games. Additionally, android phones can’t compete with iOS when it comes to malware protection and consistency.

Its pricing is the only thing that holds the phone back from topping more lists.


  • The fastest processor in the market
  • Incredible high-quality display
  • iStore


  • $1000 dollar plus price
  • Prone to breakage

4. Red Magic 3

Red Magic 3 Gaming Phone
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TechadvisorUK took a rather unusual option for their choice as the top pick for the best gaming phone. They choose Red Magic 3 as the top phone for its combination of price and high-end gaming performance.

Quite you won’t find any phone on the market capable of performing at the same level for the same price. The amount of modern hardware on the mobile is quite staggering. It features the newest Snapdragon processor and massive display.

Similar to the Asus Rog the display has a refresh rate of 90Hz which ensures smooth performance all round. The phone performs brilliantly even when playing demanding games like PubG and Fortnite. Furthermore, the phone also has pressure-sensitive triggers that you can use in landscape mode.

However, due to the incredibly nominal price, the phone lacks several key features. Apart from gaming, the phone performs poorly and lacks several critical Android features. If you’re on a budget and are looking for a phone purely for gaming, the Red Magic 3 is easily the highest performance gaming phone on the market.


  • Super low price
  • Great screen


  • Pure gaming phone
  • Hard to find

5. Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus

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Arguably the only real competitor to the iPhone XS Max is Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S10 Plus. The phone takes the top spot on tomsguide gaming lists, and it’s understandable why. The screen on this phone is stunning, and the dynamic AMOLED display will easily outperform other phones on the market.

Furthermore, the phone is packing with the latest hardware, meaning that it will blaze through modern games. Even the most demanding mobile games like PubG and Fortnite are no match for the S10 plus device.

The phone costs a lot, but you also get the assurance that you’re getting a high-quality device. Samsung is perhaps only behind apple when it comes to finish and build quality. The phone feels super comfortable in hand meaning you can easily play for hours without worrying.

If you’re a Samsung fan and are looking to buy a gaming phone, then the S10 plus is your best option. However, there are several other Android phones that offer better gaming performance at a lower price.


  • Incredibly build quality
  • Great screen
  • Amazing overall phone


  • Expensive
  • Samsung bloatware

6. Honor View 20

Honor View 20
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Gamesradar chooses a slightly left-field option for the best gaming phone on their list. The Honor View 20 isn’t a flagship phone or a phone designed for gaming. The phone is simply a mid-level Android device; however, it has certain features that are any gamers dream.

The 4000 mAh battery ensures that your long gaming sessions are not interrupted. The 6.4-inch screen is perfect for gamers, it’s resolution 1080×2310 is amazing for experiencing games.

The powerful processor and internal specs mean that you can run Fortnite at 60fps, and that’s enough for today’s gamers. The CPU Kirin and 6 or 8 GB ram is amazing for this phones price.

The storage space is efficient as it comes with two options 128GB and 256GB. However, it offers no SD card support, meaning that once the memory is full, you won’t be able to expand it. That’s one of the drawbacks of the phone; however, the internal storage that comes standard is plenty.

The drawbacks of the phone are minor, and with a price like this, the honor view 20 is an excellent gaming phone. The phone is a major fingerprint magnet, as the finish is very glossy. The glossy finish means that it’ll be tough keeping this phone clean after intense gaming sessions.

Another drawback, as I mentioned before, is the lack of an SD card slot; the storage of this phone us not expandable. The internal storage itself is sufficient. However, it is nice to know that you can increase if it ever gets full.

Apart from these tiny problems, another problem is that this phone is not native in the US. Making it very tough to buy in the US; however, in today’s day and age, everything can be ordered online. All in all, this phone is perfect if you are on a budget and don’t want to sacrifice on any features.


  • Decent screen size
  • Large battery


  • Screen isn’t as high res as other phones
  • Glossy finish-attracts fingerprints
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