Last Updated on September 14, 2020 by Nina
Nowadays, a phone is no longer just a device meant for texting and making calls. Smartphones can now handle office tasks, multimedia tasks, and even heavy gaming. If you are a gamer and looking to buy a smartphone that will fit perfectly with your gaming needs, you need to know which part of the specs you need to consider before buying.
Whether you are to use it for casual playing, for esports games, for heavy FPS and graphics-demanding games, to betting apps like a live casino Australia, here are the top five specs you need to look for when buying a gaming smartphone.
1. Processor and GPU
The processor or the chipset is what handles all the running applications and processes on your phone. The more powerful it is, the better running performance your phone would have. SO, take note of the processor model and make of your device and do a research on its specification. Some processors are even optimized for use in gaming.
The GPU, in turn, dictates how good the graphics processing power of your device would be. The better your GPU is, the better it could handle heavier and more demanding games.
2. RAM and ROM
The amount of RAM your device has will dictate how much apps and processes you can run on your phone while keeping a smooth performance. The amount of RAM will also determine how much multitasking you can do on your device. Will you be able to switch between games without automatically killing apps in between?
Most people think that when you talk about display, it would always only be about the physical size of the screen as well as the resolution of the display. While those two are common deciding factors as well, there is more to a good display than just the size and the resolution.
First off, you might want to check on what display technology the phone that you are looking at is using. For the most part, and IPS or LCD is inferior to a display with an AMOLED or Super AMOLED technology. The latter has a more vibrant and better color display than the standard LCD technology. If you are using an Apple device, you are most probably to get a what they call a Retina Display.
Next off, especially since you are to use your device for gaming purposes, is the refresh rate of the screen. Depending on the kind of game you want to play on your device, the better the screen refresh rate, the smoother the visual experience would be. Most of the time, mid-range devices offer up to 60Hz display refresh rate, and upper mid-range to flagship devices can offer up to 120Hz screen refresh rate. You can notice the difference when scrolling through the app drawer as well as when playing heavy games that require fast movement along with heavy graphics.
4. Battery life
Of course, no one wants to run out of juice in the middle of a game, right? Battery life is the next thing that you should look at. However, a bigger battery capacity does not always mean that is better than another smartphone with a slightly lower capacity. Sometimes, a device may have a bigger battery capacity but its ability to manage power may not be as efficient as the other one with a slightly lower capacity. Therefore, you must research the power efficiency of the device’s processor, too.
5. Fast charging
Next to battery life is the device’s fast-charging capabilities. A few years ago, you can only see fast charging in flagship devices but now, even upper mid-range to mid-range devices support fast charging as well.