Top 5 Smartphones For Gaming In 2015

You can do so much on the advanced smartphones around now – from working to gaming – and they are suitable for both simple arcade games and action ones with high-end graphics like Asphalt 8. The only problem is that not all devices are great for playing games. Some of the top smartphones on the market at the moment can only really be used to play games of the depth of what you normally see on Facebook. Just some are really great when referring to games that are more complex and that have more system requirements. These are the top 5 gaming smartphones around right now. Consider them for the best gaming experience.

Google Nexus 5 (£299)

Black Google Nexus 5

A lot of the best gaming smartphones are expensive, but this is much more affordable. It has the Android 5.0 Lollipop OS and a reasonable 4.95-inch screen. This latter spec means both simple casino games and things like Asphalt 8 and The Monument Valley look good, while the Krait and Adreno core and graphics processing units also deliver good games performance.

HTC Desire Eye (£399)

Another lower-cost option, this has a great 5.2-inch display, with equally great image resolution (1080 x 1920 pixels, 424-ppi density). The 16M colours also makes it a good phone for those games with bright colours (like Candy Crush or Cut the Rope) as well as the subtle moods of puzzle ones like The Room Within.

Apple iPhone 6 (£539)

This is much more expensive, and the screen is smaller (4.7 inches), but the iPhone 6 means you can access great iOS-only games like Infinity Blade III or online casino games optimised for iPhones at – and it is the Apple smartphone they will look and play best on. It has a quad-core graphics processor (the PowerVR GX6450) and an excellent Li-Po battery.

Google Nexus 6 (£499)

This has a superb 5.96-inch AMOLED touchscreen and excellent 1440 x 2560 resolution – making it one of the strongest gaming smartphones from a visual perspective. On the downside though, it may be beyond the price reach of many, while the weight (184g) and general bulkiness means it can be uncomfortable for longer games like The Room Two or poker.

LG G2 (£279)


This phone offers a raft of great gaming specs – including a 5.2-inch LCD touchscreen, quad-core Krait 400 and Adreno 330 CPU and GPU’s and up to 32 GB storage space – all at a very decent price. There is little to fault this phone from a gaming point of view.

You won’t go far wrong with any of these five phones, but the LG G2 provides superb specs at a great price.

Don’t Forget About Utility

While these are obviously great smartphones for games, remember to also think about what else you use the device for. The choice is personal at the end of the day so it is a really good idea to try the smartphones before you commit to making a purchase. Think about what you normally use the phone for and make sure that you get one that covers all bases.