Check out our video on Gaming phones vs mainstream flagships

10 August 2019
We take a deep dive into the growing niche of gaming smartphones. Are they worth your attention and money?

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Lol mobile gaming :) first of all any flagship already is a mobile gaming powerhouse it will run all crappy mobile games for years, the only diffefence between gaming phones and rest is battery life and design, you welcome :)

  • s-pen pusher

Anonymous, 12 Aug 2019Audio - RoG ? Are they really that good? Even better than LG? ... moreyes, it is better than lg's flagships in terms of loudspeaker performance- the Asus ROG2 and even Razer Phone 2 actually are louder by at least 10%. on audio quality, gsma's tests shows rog 2 is at par with lg's flagships and razer phone 2 is even better. i know you probably are championing lg's quad dacs, but really it is not all about dacs- the drivers and amps also play a big factor. razer uses the biggest drivers available for smartphones right now, and their speakers are also individually amplified.

  • Anonymous

Kangal, 11 Aug 2019The video is labelled "Are Gaming Phones better than Flagship Ph... moreAudio - RoG ?
Are they really that good? Even better than LG?

Not being rude, just want to know because I want to know

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 11 Aug 2019You are just getting blinded by another useless marketing to mak... moreWho are you to judge people based on their hobbies?

Lots of businessmen and self employed people also play games.

If ever you trade stocks and some of those you invest on are companies involved in technology, you should be ashamed of yourself.

  • RajeevR

Please add Redmi K20 Pro to the comparison.. Would like to knoe how it fares against sustained load.

  • RajeevR

Please add Redmi K20 Pro to the comparison.. Would like to knoe how it fares against sustained load.

  • Anonymous

please standardize this prolonged stress test on your performance reviews on every phone, not just gaming focused ones. it really helps a lot

  • Anonymous

heerosuzuki, 11 Aug 2019It's 2019 now, not 2013. You are just getting blinded by another useless marketing to make more money.
Constant 60 fps on a phone while playing pugb dogbarking. Go read a book instead, its at least useful.

Where is S10+? No way to compare Galaxy S10+.....

  • hmm

heerosuzuki, 11 Aug 2019It's 2019 now, not 2013. So year 2013 they were not for gaming cause they were not advertised as gaming ?
What has year got to do with any of this ? Like we are smarten then 2013 cause it's 2019 ? No we are getting dumber all the time cause technology is made easier to use.

And already before 2013 phone was a feature on a gaming device for all ages of people. For only phone and web browsing feature we dont need high end processors on our phones and 6+ GB of ram.

Tbh they should lose the phone feature from these game oriented devices and make then to be what they are. A gaming device and thats it as that's seems to be more important now days with these devices with phone feature

  • Anonymous

Where is ROG phone?

Anonymous, 11 Aug 2019Phones are for telephony and not for games. Just another "gaming... moreIt's 2019 now, not 2013.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 11 Aug 2019Phones are for telephony and not for games. Just another "gaming... moreUh, to each their own?

I have low opinion of money-grabbing, autoplaying games but we have our own use cases.

Do you also tell people to just buy a DSLR or 60" flatscreen if they want to take pictures or watch movies on phones?

  • Anonymous

Phones are for telephony and not for games. Just another "gaming" RGB useless marketing. Check razer.

The video is labelled "Are Gaming Phones better than Flagship Phones?".

...and the video doesn't address the question. It's like clickbait.
The answer is; Nope - flagships are better than Gaming Phones.
Gaming Phones can offer better benchmarks, or even sustained performance, but those are only two factors when using a phone. There's also the factors of price, availability, warranty support, reliability, durability, software polish, updates, display, camera, speaker, storage, and additional features.

And while it is true that there does exist a single-phone which is objectively better than the rest. To another degree, how you personally weigh these different factors affects the option. For instance, some might care heavily for:
Durability - get a CAT.
Software - get a Pixel.
Camera - get a Huawei.
Display - get a Samsung.
Audio - get a RoG.

  • AnonD-794217

NotAnOpinion, 11 Aug 2019Embarrassing that the $1000 plus flagships sucks by performance ... moreThe same can be said for $1000 ultrabook vs gaming laptop. But I would take low performance ultrabook over horrible battery of gaming laptop

I know you guys have the article version of this already

This test is too premature in my opinion, phones like the Asus Rog 2 and phones with chipsets like the mediatek G90t arent out yet and would be big contributors to this argument/article(call concurrence, touch acceleration, dual WiFi connection).



  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 11 Aug 2019Gaming phones are becoming more like mainstream flagships than j... morenah, a main flagship needs to have the best camera setup lol

Embarrassing that the $1000 plus flagships sucks by performance (except the A12), reliability, thermal and battery wise compared to gaming flagships.

  • Anonymous

Gaming phones are becoming more like mainstream flagships than just phones dedicated to gaming, the ROG Phone 2 is a prime example of this. You get an insanely large battery, flagship SOC, 120hz OLED notch/holeless screen, headphone jack and an actual decent camera setup for the same price as most mainstream flagships right now. What's more impressive is the camera. Usually gaming phones tend to focus on just being gaming phones rather than being overall good phones so camera quality suffers but since the Zenfone 6 has the exact same camera setup as this it should be a great camera, the Zenfone 6 takes impressive photos coming from a company that hasn't really had phones with very good cameras in the past