Best gaming phones 2022 - buyer’s guide

Last updated 27 July 2022

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  • I@a
  • 04 Aug 2022

GSMarena you forgot to mention that BlackShark 5 pro is the first one to incorporate an NVMe SSD+UFS 3.1 internal storage. You all are Rog daydreamers jeez.

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    • Sin
    • 0Rw
    • 16 Jul 2022

    Plus some good software free of fancy skins and poor update support lack of app draw your software can do with a much needed face left including the keyboard auto correct

    Like AndroidOne would be better with 2 promised years of software support
    gaming phone brands

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      • Sin
      • 0Rw
      • 16 Jul 2022

      choyph, 05 May 2022but has fewer support of high refresh rate gaming than asusFrom a performance stand point it's a 3 house race between lenovo Nubia & asu
      Others brands are close but a little behind

      The smartphone with the woulds best performance

      Will need too have best processor built-in fan and cooling system and the most ram
      And a ssd inside

        Anonymous, 05 Jul 2021black shark 4 pro!!! -world powerfull gaming phone -flags... morebut has fewer support of high refresh rate gaming than asus

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          • Abu Al Sifat
          • 2FY
          • 26 Jan 2022

          Thanks for the information. Learned and got so many information about gaming phones.
          Android Central
          also provided cool info about best gaming phone. Its going to help us a lot. keep providing us these kind of information.

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            • Anonymous
            • 7X1
            • 01 Jan 2022

            Tobi, 06 Nov 2021You guys need to update your gaming features, how can you p... moreI've used android and iPhone. TBH they are good for gaming such as genshin impact, ragnarok, pubg, in terms of fast loading and smoothness. Downside for ios is they do tend to drain battery fast.

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              • N5a
              • 29 Dec 2021

              Is this list a joke many of the phones here list are not even gaming phones

              Only list gaming phone for a best gaming phone list some gaming phones got missed out here

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                • tDF
                • 23 Dec 2021

                TBH even though I never (and don't plan to) use an iphone, I've borrowed on from my friend and for me their aspect ratio is the most comfortable to play games compared to all android phone I have used. I don't know why they still use a very sleek aspect ratio on a gaming phone like ROG, it's just not optimal for gaming IMO.

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                  • Tobi
                  • Nue
                  • 06 Nov 2021

                  You guys need to update your gaming features, how can you put iphone as part of the best gaming phone,

                    JdRDMS, don't think it's gonna happen. Asus gaming phones I believe just take whatever best Snapdragon chip is available and extreme boost that. It's why the ROG 5 Pro has like 72 fps on Gfx bench, way better than others with 888. But yeah, I like the idea. They'll probs just add more software gaming features.
                    Also, I've said this before but they didn't put Poco here because the Poco is already a flagship killer, and they want to focus on that.

                      Guys just chill. The reason they left the iPhone 11, mi 10 lite is cuz they still good for gaming on the budget. Give it some time, they'll add the iPhone 12 later. Just look at other articles: Nord 2, Pixel 5a and iPhone 13 came out, you can't expect them to just add these phones all on their lists the next day. DQ, iPhones are just different, they could have no high refresh rate but yet still could be a top gaming alternative just cause they offer great gaming performance. I wouldn't really recommend the Xperia 5 II. Yes, it's a great phone but it just costs way to much for what it is.

                        I've gotta disagree with the iPhone 11 being on here but not the 12. I'd actually consider the 12 a better buy with its infinitely better screen, faster processor, and 5G support for streaming games and playing online without a Wi-Fi connection. It's also smaller and lighter while having the same screen size. This isn't to mention all the other upgrades the 12 has that make it better when you're not gaming (and if you're spending most of your phone time gaming and barely any time on other features you shouldn't be considering an iPhone anyway). Ceramic Shield, Night Mode on the Ultra Wide and Selfie cams, Dolby Vision recording, and an extra year of software updates (possibly more given the processor node jump from 7 to 5 nm). I'd consider the 12 easily worth the $200 extra Apple's asking for over the 11, and if it were up to me, I'd replace it in a heartbeat, especially because the Red Magic 6R is on there and it doesn't have great battery life (in fact the iPhone 12 actually got a higher score in the battery test than the Red Magic 6R lol, 84 hours vs 76). If you really wanna keep the 11 for a more affordable option, then at least put both the 11 and 12.

                        Unrelated to the iPhones, what would you guys think if Asus started making their own gaming-optimized chips for the ROG Phone line? I think that'd be pretty sweet. If they worked together with Qualcomm or something at first, the ROG line would probably be able to add better performance to it's list of already long pro list over other gaming phones.

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                          • Nu7
                          • 18 Aug 2021

                          SPA1HCKE, 10 Jun 2021What about the Poco f3??? Isn't that quite a gaming ph... moreYeah bro. It's so funny 😂😂.
                          Poco f3 is super great and on top of that it's really cheap

                            Anonymous, 19 Jun 2021Rubbish cameras on Poco F3But we are talking about gaming phones

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                              • CharlieCats
                              • y6V
                              • 09 Jul 2021

                              asus rog 5 forthewin!

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                                • Anonymous
                                • U@s
                                • 05 Jul 2021

                                black shark 4 pro!!!
                                -world powerfull gaming phone
                                -flagship killer
                                -king of glory
                                -ultimate gaming experience
                                it's very good for gaming,music,videos.,

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                                  • Anonymous
                                  • GB6
                                  • 28 Jun 2021

                                  The Razer 2 was the most fragile phone I've owned, apart from that it was great.
                                  My current Black Shark 3 has even better speakers (which I didn't think possible!) but gets no software updates. The BS4 isn't likely to either (plus putting the camera in the screen sucks in games and videos).
                                  The most important feature to me is the sound, yet this is rarely mentioned in any reviews!!

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                                    • IVZ
                                    • 28 Jun 2021

                                    You should insert LG Dual Screen as a value proposition due to its dual-screen game pad. Very good value for either LG V60 or the Velvet.

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                                      • Anonymous
                                      • Sec
                                      • 19 Jun 2021

                                      SPA1HCKE, 10 Jun 2021What about the Poco f3??? Isn't that quite a gaming ph... moreRubbish cameras on Poco F3

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                                        • RIL
                                        • 17 Jun 2021

                                        Why all those Stupid concerns bout No wireless charging so much on Xiaomi Black Shark 4 Pro? There is no way to wireless charge while playing !!! In Fast charging 120W, 100% in just 15 min !!! Do you really fucking Understand? The time after you pee , your phone is FULLY CHARGE 100% !!!