Mobile devices have become so prominent in everyday life. Many sectors have used this to their advantage by creating apps around their products and services. The gaming industry has definitely seen vast sales increases since phones and tablets have become a must have item for most households. Previously, gaming was aimed at a more specific demographic. You needed a console to play any games and then cartridges or CD/DVDs had to be purchased separately meaning it was quite a costly hobby. Mobile gaming has allowed people on smaller budgets access to some very exciting titles such as The Broken Sword series and Final Fantasy. But what are the best devices out there specifically for gaming?
Apple iPhone 6 Plus
Apple have just released the iPhone 6 Plus. The new iPhone has a 5.5 inch screen, a huge improvement from the iPhone 6’s 4.7 inch screen meaning gamers are in for a treat with this phone. The larger screen allows greater use of the controls and a much better graphics. This particular handset comes with an A8 processor chip meaning very fast and smooth running across all applications. The A8 also allows for demanding applications to be run on the device without any glitches. Gamers can run very demanding applications or stream large amounts of information online by for example; playing flash or java based games online. There is quite a large market for online games such as The Hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy game or Betway’s best games. The reviews of the iPhone 6 Plus have been excellent, especially in terms of gaming due to the large screen and high tech processor. Many reviewers have said that the iPhone 6 plus is the ultimate mobile phone for gaming.
Samsung Galaxy S6
The Samsung Galaxy S 6 was also another beautiful piece of kit with a Super AMOLED display. In the past AMOLED screen have looked unnatural. Samsung have managed to master the calibration to create accurate colours as well as deep darker shades. The display does take up some extra processing power, initially gamers were wary for this reason. Samsung fitted the device with a custom 64-bit 14nm Exynos processor, possibly the fastest processor any mobile device has ever seen. The Galaxy 6 has a screen size of 5.1 inches. The Samsung’s screen is smaller than the iPhone 6 however, it is worth considering the AMELOD display and monstrous processor.
Nvidia Shield Tablet
The Nvidia Shield Tablet was specifically designed for gamers and often gets overlooked for the more mainstream models. The Nvidia Sheild runs Android OS, giving full access to the Play Store. But also allows gamers to stream games from their PC’s which integrate compatible Nvidia GeForce graphics cards. The 32-bit Shield has a 2.2GHz quad-core Cortex-A15 processor. Reviews from the phonearena say that the guys over there did a benchmark test on the device. In comparison to the HTC Nexus 9 the Shield outperforms the Nexus on GPU tests, and has only a small difference in processing power, making this tablet perfect for PC gamers.