Honor View 20
It might come as a shock to some people, but one of the top gaming phones for 2019 is not an iPhone or a Samsung, or even a specialist gaming phone like the Razer Phone. It is an Android phone, Honor View 20. The phone has a relatively low-key reputation, but when it comes to games and gamers, the phone ticks all of the boxes. It has a 6.4″ screen that can display 1080p+ content and an impressive processor with equally impressive internal specs. Therefore, it is one of the few phones that can run Fortnite at 60 frames per second. It also offers substantial internal storage, and it is much cheaper than most of its competitors. [expand]
There are many reasons why the phone is one of the best in 2019 for gamers. It has plenty of features that the developer designed so they can specifically enhance the gaming experience for its users. For example, it has Wi-Fi signal boosters, as well as the Gaming + mode. The forthcoming Gaming+ Mode is not only going to enhance the visuals abilities of the game, but it will also reduce the strain of these visuals on its battery. The phone has a 48 Megapixel primary rear camera, and a 25 MP front Selfie camera. Both cameras come with amazing features, which makes it much more than just a gaming phone.
The cons of this phone are very few, and they are far between. For example, the screen has a relatively low resolution when you compare it to other phones, as it offers FHD+ instead of QHD. On the other hand, the difference between these two is barely noticeable. It does not allow for an SD Card, but the 256 GB of internal storage will be more than enough for most people.
Overall, everything about the phone runs efficiently and smoothly. Therefore it surpasses the battery life on other equivalent phones like the Galaxy S9 and the Razer Phone 2, which makes it a fantastic device for all gamers.[/expand]
Razer Phone 2
It is one of the marvelous mobile devices when it comes to gaming. It has a 5.7″ screen that offers HDR and a 120Hz refresh rate, which results in a thing of beauty. The display abilities of the phone quickly enhance any game that you play on the Razer Phone. Some might think that it is a bad thing that it is not edgeless and that it has the 16:9 aspect ratio. The truth is, the quality of the phone’s picture compensates for that, and then some. The Razer Phone 2 also offers Dolby Atmos sound, which complements the amazing display it offers.
The gaming phone utilitizes the incredibly fast and efficient Snapdragon 845 processor. So it will be able to run anything you throw at it, whether you are a PUBG or a Fortnite fan. The build of the phone with its 197grams weight and 158×77.7x8mm dimensions is large, chunky and you can feel it is sturdy so it can withstand anything.
Razer Phone 2 is an Android phone, so you will enjoy a phone that has a customizable and a neat OS with plenty of settings that will let you prioritize movie watching and gaming. The battery is commendable as well, as it offers rapid charging, which goes from 0 to 100% in less than two hours. It also provides a whopping usage period of more than ten hours. These ten hours are not only texting and making phone calls, and they include the camera, the media player, and of course, all of your favorite mobile games. Therefore, the battery is undoubtedly one of its strongest suits, which can stack up against other competing phones. The downside of the phone is its massive size, and the fact that it doesn’t come with a headphone socket. On the other hand, it is a powerful phone that is for gaming. So if you are a gamer and your primary concern is gaming, then Razor Phone is way ahead of its league.[/expand]
Apple iPhone XS Max
The Apple iPhone XS Max doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone. A list of top phones can’t ignore the newest iPhone on the market, which is the iPhone XS Max. It is the most significant Apple iPhone to date, in both, size and its price. The big boy of the apple lineup has a 6.5-inch screen, which stands on the borderline between a phone and a tablet. The size of the phone would make it unmanageable with one hand, but for gamers, it is a two-hand job anyway, so it would not be a problem for you if you are a gamer.
The price of the phone is past the $1k mark for the 64 GB, which might seem unattainable for many. On the other hand, the phone is expensive, but you will quickly notice where the money goes as soon as you have it in your hand and start your favorite game. When it comes to gaming, it is a fact that gaming on iOS puts you face to face with one of the significant strengths of iOS. You will be able to get games from one source, which is the Apple App Store. It is a strong and not a weak point, as you will not have to worry about malware or any incompatibility issues. Many might argue that the iPhone does not have the customizability of Androids. If you are familiar and used to the iOS ecosystem and you are a gamer, then the iPhone XS Max is your best pick. Besides, thanks to its large screen, if you are an iOS gamer, you will not have to bother carrying an iPad anymore.[/expand]
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
The flagship Samsung phone will undoubtedly make it to the list of the top gaming phones in 2019, even if it is not at the number one spot. It is an excellent alternative to the iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. It has the highly capable Snapdragon 845 processor. It helps pack this Smartphone full of processing power, which is noticeable in every aspect of the device.
Even if it not at the top of the list, you can still throw any game at it. So whether you want to enjoy games like The Elder Scrolls, or enjoy Fortnite, the mobile pocket powerhouse, it can handle it all. It also works well if you are planning to multi-task. Since it is an Android, you can fully utilize its Game Tools app which can capture gameplay screenshots or gameplay footage. The Samsung S9’s AMOLED display allows for eye-popping colors with vibrant visuals. The phone also comes with extensive storage as well as stereo speakers, which provide an immersive gaming experience.
While all of this seems like the perfect phone, it has one downside, which is the battery. So you will have to charge it after only a few hours if you are enjoying long gaming sessions. It is one of the main reasons it doesn’t sit at the top of the list.[/expand]
Google Pixel 3 XL
If you are looking forward to experience Android the way it was always meant to, then the Google Pixel 3 XL would be the best bet. The phone comes to you from the Android creators themselves. It offers plenty of Android features and a great experience on a beastly device. It does not provide much more than the Google Pixel 2 XL, but it certainly has its additional perks.
The Pixel phone series is the successor to the older Google phone series, the Google Nexus. Although the Nexus concept was to cut a few corners to offer a premium phone with a low price, the Pixel goes for it all. It provides a camera that can surpass the iPhone in every test, with a new OLED screen mode that fixed all of the problems of the previous Google Pixel 2 XL.
So if money is not your primary concern, the Google Pixel 3 XL is the best way to experience the Android OS. It gets the updates directly from Google, so you do not have to wait for ages to get the latest Android version on your device. It also has an active development community, so you can tinker with it as much as you want to get what you want.
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
The Sony Xperia Z3 Compact is the smaller variation of the flagship model for the technology giant. While a new model is likely to come out in the next several months, it is still regarded as one of the top devices on the market today. It is a quality Android based device that offers up excellent gaming potential.
Launch and Body
The Sony Xperia Z3 was announced in September, 2014 and hit store shelves the same month. It uses GSM/HSPA/LTE networking technology. Due to the fact that Verizon and Sprint use CDMA as the mobile technology, this phone is not offered on those networks. For individuals in the United States looking to use the phone, they need to be on a network such as AT&T or T-Mobile to use it. For individuals on smaller carriers, it is necessary to contact the carrier to find out what networking technology they use.
The body of the Sony Z3 is 127.3 by 64.9 by 8.6 mm and weighs 129 grams (4.55 ounces). It uses a Nano-SIM card and features an IP68 certified dust proof and water resistant case up to one meeter and for up to 30 minutes submerged. This helps protect the device in the event of dropping it into a sink or toilet, into a pool if recovered quickly and from general weather conditions such as rain or snow.
The Sony Xperia Z3 Compact uses an IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen that is 4.6 inches diagonally. It takes up 70.6 percent of the screen to body ratio, which is right about on par with what other devices offer. It provides a 720 by 1280 screen resolution and it has multitouch for up to 10 fingers. This provides some of the widest screen controls available on any mobile device. It also uses a shatter proof glass. Between the shatter proof glass and the dust proof and water resistant design, this is one of the few mobile phones that doesn’t really need a protective case on it.
OS and Memory
The sony Xperia Z3 Compact comes installed with Android 4.4.4 and 5.0. It can be upgraded to 5.1 though for individuals looking to haver a newer OS upgrade. It takes advantage of a Qualcomm MSM Snapdragon 801 processor and a Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400 CPU along with an Adreno 330 GPU. As for the memory on the device, it uses 2 GB of RAM and has 16 GB of internal storage. However, it features a microSD card slot that can accept a microSD card of up to 128 GB. This helps keep the price down and makes it possible to insert a new microSD card when changing out music, video, games and other media onto the phone.
Camera, Sound and Communication Features
The Z3 Compact comes with a primary and secondary camera. The primary camera is an impressive 20.7 MP camera with 5248 by 3936 pixels and uses autofocus with LED flash. It also has 1/2.3 sensor size, geo-tagging, HDR, face and smile detection, panorama and touch focus. The video capabilities of the phone include 2160p at 30 frames per second, 1080p by 60 frames per second, 720p and 120 frames per second and HDR video. The secondary (front) camera takes pictures at 2.2 MP and has a 1080p at 30 frames per second recording and transmitting capability.
The phone features a stereo loudspeaker and 3.5mm audio headphone jack (which is standard on most phones). As for standard communication features, it has built in GPS, NFC and FM radio built into the phone. It uses a dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct and DLNA hotspot generator, not to mention a microUSB 2.0 for connectivity. It can also send a TV-out signal with the USB connection.
Gaming and Download Features
All games are downloaded through the Google Play marketplace. It is a nice gaming phone for individuals who don’t want a huge screen. To some, the 4.6 inch display might be too small, but for those who want a smaller screen size yet also want to avoid having a bulky case or other hardware attached to the phone that can detract from the quality of the device, the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact is the gaming phone for them.
IPhone 6 and 6 Plus – The Gaming Experience
When iPhone released the two new models, it kept the original design to an extent, which is great for establishing a brand consistency. The changes iPhone introduced happened on the inside where it matters the most.
About iPhone 6
The iPhone 6 was the best overall phone introduced in 2014. It came in with a new spacious 4.7-inch screen makeover, which was the first thing you would notice in comparison with the previous model. The display was improved in all the ways that matter, and that includes viewing angle, contrast and brightness. The inside of the phone was improved with better wireless speed, better camera autofocus and increased storage capacities to 128GB. iOS remains a premier mobile operating system with an excellent variety of apps, and the newly introduced Apple Pay payment system is secure.
The sound quality of the iPhone, if you pair it with a nice set of headphones, will probably be one of your favourite things about the phone. In terms of consistency, there is nothing better to have for both audio and video files.
Currently, the iPhone 6 is the best smartphone in the market, and it will certainly convince you to switch back to Apple if you shifted to android somewhere along the road.
The bigger screen is a great addition to gaming lovers. Although the screen is substantially larger, you should still be able to reach everything you need to with your thumb. The Apple A8 is a 64-bit ARM based system on a chip designed by Apple Inc. The system appeared on September 9, 2014 along with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. It is stated by Apple that it has 25% more CPU performance and 50% more graphics performance while it only draws 50% of the power compared to Apple A7 its predecessor. This means that gaming on the iPhone 6 is going to be a dream. Some may think that their favourite games might look differently on a new larger-screen iPhone, but since the performances got better too, the games will appear just as fine on the new screen. The biggest thing to look forward to was that the iPhone 6 got its own optimized games. With that extra power of the A8 chip, there are no boundaries to what your new phone can do.
About iPhone 6 Plus
In 2014, Apple split its iPhone product line. The next generation of its captivating iPhone 6 model, the super-sized younger brother iPhone 6 Plus, was introduced. The iPhone 6 is an exceptional phone in nearly every way but for its middling battery life. The iPhone 6 Plus also looks impressive. It is larger and thinner than the previous iPhone models, but what really separates him is the endurance capacity on a single charge than most other same-sized and smaller competitors.
It is a device that is used for everyday tasks we do on our phones while also consuming media as you would on a tablet either traditionally, in landscape, held in two hands or propped up against something. Don’t be scared by its big-sized screen since when it comes to one-handed games that are played in the portrait orientation, touch targets are either placed near the center of the screen or you can tap and swipe throughout the whole screen. Think about changing “lanes” in endless runner games like Subway Surfer or Minion Rush. You might think that it will be difficult for you to hold the phone and swipe left or right, but actually you can place it down in a comfortable position and swipe wherever you want as long as you make the correct movement. What separates the iPhone 6 Plus is the durability of the battery, and that is something that all gamers will know to appreciate.
Choosing between the 6 and 6 Plus goes down to personal preference. People might love the iPhone 6 Plus due to its larger screen size and better battery life. But the iPhone 6 seems more elegant, really performs well, and it costs considerably less than the 6 Plus model. It depends whether you want something great for gaming that is also a phone like IPhone 6 Plus, or an exceptional mobile phone that can also be used for gaming like IPhone 6.
NVidia Shield Tablet – Features
Device Name and Manufacturer: SHIELD – NVidia
Release Date: July 2014
Screen Size and Display Features: Each NVidia SHIELD comes complete with a slightly vertically elongated, 8-inch screen. While this might seem like it’s not a lot of visual real estate compared to 10 or even 12-inch tablets, the SHIELD boasts the perfect screen size for on-the-go, portable gaming.
In addition, if the 8-inch default screen size doesn’t seem to be enough, the SHIELD also includes a micro HDMI slot, nestled close to its Micro USB connector. This fairly rare feature, allows owners to attach an optional Micro HDMI cable to their TV and effectively transform their gaming tablet into a full-on gaming console. When this is done, two options are presented – Mirror Mode, which mirrors the default android screen, or the more specialized console mode, which adds a new layer to the default UI and emulates the experience of a more dedicated gaming console.
Processor and Chipset: Gaming can be demanding on any system, and NVidia utilized their newest chipset to ensure that the SHIELD could perform to any gamer’s specifications. The Tegra K1 processor, which has a clock speed of 2.2 GHz, is one of the most powerful mobile processors currently available for devices and powers any gaming done on the SHIELD. Due to the abilities of this chipset, games not typically not associated with mobile gaming, can find a home on the SHIELD. As a result, graphically demanding titles like the Portal and series Half-Life are available through NVidia’s proprietary app store.
Sound Features: The SHIELD has some of the best sound on the market. Following in the footsteps of smartphone manufacturer HTC, the SHIELD boasts a completely stereo listening experience. Two distinct speakers are included at the top and bottom of the unit. The result of this placement is a truly immersive sound experience.
Store Download Options: The SHIELD, as an Android device, can utilize all of the functionality of the Google Play store, but also has access to the NVidia SHIELD hub. The SHIELD hub grants access to a bevy of SHIELD only games, some of which are ports of popular PC games, to make for a well-rounded library available right out of the box.
Why Is This Device Good For Gaming?: This tablet is probably the best on the market for dedicated gaming. Released by well-known GPU manufacturer NVidia, the SHIELD has a graphics pedigree that many other competitive Android or even Apple devices can’t match. With a native resolution of 1900×1200 games display in clear, HD quality. This resolution is almost required in order to have games appear their best.
Also, with so much graphical processing power, users of the SHIELD can expect a crisp 60 frames per second for most games, as well as less pixelated images.
To further enable the transformation from mobile device to console, NVidia also has an optional Bluetooth game controller available for the SHIELD, which is sold separately. This device is perfect for gaming, and also serves as a great remote control when using the tablet in console mode.
The gaming library is bolstered by another feature unique to the SHIELD – the ability to stream PC games. If a user has a SHIELD-ready PC, which typically requires at least an Intel i5 processor, an NVidia GPU, as well as a WIFI connection, games can be streamed directly from a PC to the tablet itself. This allows SHIELD owners to stream heretofore un-streamable games like World of Warcraft straight to their device.
Another key hardware feature for gaming is the inclusion of an SD card slot. The SHIELD can read cards up to a maximum capacity of 128 gigabytes, and since most games can be accessed directly from the SD card, this is a particularly important feature as the device itself only includes 16 gigabytes of storage space internally.
Finally, if an owner prefers not to game using thumbs or the separate controller, the NVidia SHIELD also includes a stylus for more precise movements.
Benefits of iPad Air 2 Tablet For Gaming
The iPad Air 2 tablet was released by the Apple company on October 22nd, 2014. This tablet has received rave reviews and offers something that many other companies have remained unable to replicate – an extremely lightweight, undeniably powerful tablet that offers a large screen and impressive processor to meet many different types of gaming needs.
The iPad Air 2 by Apple offers many benefits over it’s predecessor. It is 18 percent thinner at only 6.1 MM thick and weighs a small 0.96 pounds. The display has a resolution of 2048X1536 and is 3.1 million pixels – an impressive 264 pixels per inch.
The chipset in this tablet is a new design which is named the A8X. It offers graphics which are 2.5 times faster and a 64-bit architecture. The CPU on this tablet is 40 percent faster. Having a processor that works quickly and efficiently is an important aspect to creating an enjoyable gaming experience.
One of the features that is important to everyone that buys a tablet are the safty features. Stealing an iPad Air 2 with the purpose of using it or selling it for a profit is almost impossible because of one key safty feature- the way you unlock the device. The Apple iPad Air 2 is unlocked by something that no one can duplicate, the owner’s fingerprint. It is the first tablet of it’s kind to offer such a feature.
Another benefit that many users can benefit from is an improved camera quality. The iSight camera offers optics which are advanced including improved sensor features. Some of these features include panorama, time-lapse videos and slo-mo modes
To be able to game well, you need to be able to game quickly. For that reason, users are loving that the Apple iPad Air 2 tablet offers WiFi that is twice as fast as the previous iPad.
This iPad tablet just keeps going and going. The fully charged battery will last users a full ten hours of gaming which means that you can take it out and use it throughout the day without having to worry about lugging around a charger and additional bulky wires.
The one feature of this tablet that all users love is the size of the screen. Considering that it is what one might call “light as a feather”, the 9.7 inch screen size is very impressive. Having a large screen is an important aspect to being able to game well because it makes seeing aspects of the game easier which makes the gamer able to play better.
Another reason that gamers enjoy the iPad Air 2 is because there are many games that the App store offers which are available to only iPad users. The iPad has grown in popularity so much so that game developers find it easier to develop games to market specifically for iPad users.
Some very popular apps for the iPad Air 2 include the following:
Halo: Spartan Strike – A very popular shooter game that is offered on a few different mobile platforms
The Trace – A first-person game developed by Relentless Games that allows players to role-play as a detective alone in the big scary world
Shadowmatic – Impressive, haunting music combines with thrilling puzzles to enthrall users
Not only is the new iPad Air 2 thinner, it also offers a screen that feels more sturdy. This is an important aspect to people that want to game. Gamers want something that is quick, thin, light but sturdy and this new tablet checks all of those boxes.
Quite possibly the most important aspect of the Apple iPad Air 2 tablet is the fact that it is an incredibly responsive tablet. When you are into intense gaming, you want a tablet that will respond quickly and accurately and this new iPad Air 2 tablet offers a responsiveness that is quite unmatched at this point in time.
The iPad Air 2 tablet offers many features that are critical to a positive gaming experience. From the light weight to the sturdy design, the impressive processor and chipset to the high-functioning new camera, many things about this tablet make it stand out from its competition. It is a must-need for every serious gamer’s arsenal.
HTC Nexus 9
Device Name and Manufacturer
The HTC Nexus 9 is the fourth and latest computer tablet of the Google Nexus series. It was co-developed by Google and HTC companies and is the first tablet in the market that runs on Google’s Android 5.0 Lollipop software. HTC is the Original Equipment Manufacturer for the Nexus 9 series while Google handles the development, design and marketing for this tablet.
The official release date for the Nexus 9 was the 9th of November 2014. Google announced this release date on the 17th of October 2014 but made pre-orders available on the 17th of October for the black or white tablets.
Screen Size and Display Features
The Nexus 9 is a sleek and powerful gadget. It features an 8.9-inch screen that is ideal for getting work done comfortably, playing games and having a look at pictures without straining the eyes. It is easy to carry with a light weight of 425 grams and dimensions in millimeters of 153.65 * 222.85 * 7.95. The Nexus 9 has a crystal clear display with a resolution of 2048 * 1563 pixels and 288 pixels per inch. The tablet has a multi-touch display that is covered by Gorilla glass with anti-glare and ant-finger print characteristics. The phone’s brightness is sufficient with a long brightness range and adequate auto-brightness. This allows the user to look at the screen for a prolonged period without getting tired.
The Nexus 9 design features a 4:3 rather than the traditional 16:9 or 16:10 aspect ratio. The aspect ratio makes it ideal for use in both landscape and portrait orientation without having to zoom in on landscape or scroll up and down excessively on portrait orientations.
Processor and Chipset
The Nexus nine is one of the most powerful tablets ever made. To run its Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system, it relies on a 64-bit Tegra K1 chipset with a 2.3 GHz dual-core processor. The high-performance capacity of the Nexus 9 allows it handle the highest graphics standards bringing state of the art graphics to Android. With a seamless performance, users can easily swift through open apps and multiple home screens. Also, apps launch much faster on the Nexus 9 than on any other tablet.
Thanks to HTC’s Boom Sound, the Nexus 9 features stereo speakers that face in front and are very loud. These speakers not only emit loud sound but have very clear sound clarity with an element of bass. The sound is impressively loud enough to watch movies and play games without having to make use of headphones. The detail of front facing speakers means that sound id projected in the right direction. It also makes it very difficult for the user to block the speakers with their fingers. This feature makes the Nexus 9 give the loudest sound experience with many users commenting that they have to reduce volume when using the tablet.
Store Download Options
Android 5.0 is a major update to Google’s operating system. Its sleek and awe-inspiring design gives a more modern feel. The Nexus, 9 being a Google product, is the first to receive the Android 5.0 update. Users will, therefore, get speedy updates of new Google apps they can download on their tablet.
Users of the Nexus 9 are now able to download the updated Android 5.1.1. Google announced the availability of the new operating system on the 7th of may 2015. The new Android version has a lot of new features that make the Nexus 9 experiences better.
Why Device is Good for Gaming
The Nexus 9 is an ideal gaming device; its hard plastic cover gives the user a tight grip of the device while its powerful specs allow for seamless operation of the most demanding games. It’s light weight, size, and user-friendly display allow gamers to hold on to and look at it for a longer time without straining. The tablet also utilizes the latest Android operating system with lots of apps on the play store and has an extended battery life that tops most of its competitors. The front facing speakers on the tablet are a unique feature that gives the utmost comfort to any gamer that requires clear audio.
Samsung Galaxy S6
The Samsung Galaxy S6 is the latest flagship phone from the tech giant. While it is not the most powerful phone from the company (the Note line takes this crown), it is the most popular. It is a powerful device that offers desirable specs and is an excellent device for individuals looking for a larger screen size (but not oversized), powerful processing and the ability to play just about any game produced for mobile devices.
Release and Body
Samsung originally announced the Galaxy S6 in March of 2015 and then released it the next month in April. It has a body dimension of 143.4 by 70.5 by 6.8 mm and weighs a total of 138 grams (4.87 ounces). It does use a corning Gorilla Glass, which helps make the glass stand up to more impact than a standard piece of touchscreen glass. Inside of the Samsung Galaxy S6 is uses a Nano-SIM card for connecting to mobile networks around the world. It also uses a Fingerprint sensor on the main screen button.
The screen on the Samsung Galaxy S6 is especially bright and one of the more vibrant offerings on the market. The company uses a Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen that is 5.1 inches in size (screen size is measured diagonally). It has a full HD display with 1440 x 2560 pixels and it does support multitouch technology. This allows for different gestures and controls to be accessed through multiple touch points. As the display is made out of Corning Gorilla Glass (4), it is strong and does not scratch or break as easily as other models, or as other competing devices.
Operating System and Performance
Samsung uses the Android operating system and it ships the Samsung Galaxy S6 with Android OS 5.0.2, although it is initially upgradable to 5.1.1. It is important for Android users to understand that OS upgrades are based on several different factors. Not only is it dependent on Samsung adapting to the latest Android release but it also depends on the mobile carrier as well. The device uses an Exynos 7420 chipset with a Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 and Quad-core 2.1 GHz Cortex-A57 processor.
One thing that is different with this rendition of the Galaxy S6 is the fact that it does not have an available card slot for expandable memory. Other mobile devices, including the previous S5 and all other models in the Galaxy S lineup feature a memory card slot for expandable memory. Internally, the device runs on 3 GB of RAM and can be purchased with 32, 64 or 128 GB of storage space.
Camera, Sound and Communication Features
The front camera is a 16 MP camera featuring 2988 by 5312 pixels, an optical image stabilization system, autofocus and LED flash. It features Geo tagging, touch focus, HDR, panorama and face detection. When used in video mode the screen resolution is 1080p at 60 frames a second, 720p at 120 frames per second, HDR video, dual-video record and 2160p and 30 frames a second. The secondary (front) camera is 5 MP and has auto HDR, dual video call functionality and 1440p at 30 frames per second.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 uses a loudspeaker and 3.5mm jack, which is stadard on most phones. It features NFC, GPS, Infrared ports, and a microUSB connection. The battery is non-removable, which is different form previous Samsung Galaxy S models. It has up to 17 hours of talk time on 3G networking and up to 49 hours of music playback.
due to the dual quad-core processing and the 3GB of ram, this device is an excellent phone for playing just about any game available on mobile devices. The screen size is nice as it can be easily controlled by one or two hands and is not overly large for people who do not want to have an oversized phone. The screen resolution and brightness is also some of the best out there for gaming.
Games can be downloaded from the Google Play store on the Android Marketplace. These games can be purchased with a Google account, credit card, PayPal or other forms of payment. All games are instantly downloaded to the device and then can be accessed at any time.
Google Nexus 9 Tablet
Device Name and Manufacturer
The Nexus 9 is a tablet computer designed by HTC and developed by Google to run the Android operating system. It is one of the popular tablets in the Google Nexus series. The Nexus series is built by OEM in partnership with Google. The Google Nexus 9 tablet is sold in two sizes namely 16 GB Nexus 9 and 32 GB Nexus 9. Price for these devices range anywhere from $350 to $500. The Nexus 9 new version launched for Android Lollipop(version 5) offers a wide variety of features including the complete replacement of the Dalvik VM with ART and new visual appearance. Other devices for Android that were released simultaneously include Nexus digital media device and Nexus 6 mobile phone. Unlocking Nexus 9 bootloader now requires extra step such as enabling OEM unlock.
Release Date For Google Nexus 9 Tablet
The google Nexus 9 tablet was announced on 15th October 2014. Pre-orders were accepted two days later. The device was released on November 3rd 2014. On December 12th of 2014, a 4G LTE version of Nexus 9 was introduced to the market.
Screen Size And Display Features For Google Nexus 9 Tablet
Nexus 9 tablet comes with a 8.9″ display screen providing a great environment for activities like games and graphics. It features a brushed metal frame along with a comfortable and soft grip on the back with front-facing speakers and integration options for various devices. The display screen is one of a kind and Nexus 9 is one of the few tablets for Android having 4:3 aspect ratio.
On-the-go Performance Of Google Nexus 9 Tablet
This tablet device is a perfect fit as a portable gadget. It also comes with many accessories sold separately that facilitate easy carrying and operation as well, such as detachable keyboard that is attached to the back of the tablet for pairing wirelessly with Bluetooth.
Processor And Chipset
Nvidia’s K1 Tegra processor is an all-new heart of the Google Nexus 9 outfitted by HTC. This is also a smart switch from the conventional Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset without changing the configuration (64-bit system). Combining the features of Tegra K1 with the 64-bit architecture makes this tablet a best bet for the future, resulting in its adaptability to more applications around the world. In essence, Nexus 9 tablet is an optimal integration of powerful display and chipset. It has an average of 3326 multi-core score behind the 4500 multi-core score for iPad Air 2 and 1939 single-core score compared to iPad’s three-core processor’s average of 1815. The Nexus 9 CPU has only 2 GB of RAM for backup which is an area expected to improve in the future. Right now, the low storage is unable to take full advantage of the 64-bit. Overall, the bench-marking score of this tablet remains impressive compared to many other devices in the series.
Sound Features For Google Nexus 9 Tablet
Google Nexus 9 boasts itself to provide high quality crisp and clear sound. The dual front-facing HTC BoomSound stereo speakers contribute greatly to the performance of the device. The sound of this tablet is more immersive and layered while being distortion-free as well.
Store Download Options In Google Nexus 9 Tablet
Nexus 9 marks the best tablet for Android M Beta and Android 5.0 Lollipop users. All of the software are up-to-date and more exciting compared to some of the features it lacks in the hardware area. The new operating system is intended to fix many of the issues that were apparent in the previous versions. The new tablet also sports a cleaner and clearer look.
Google Nexus 9 Tablet Is Good For Gaming
Google Nexus 9 tablet is a best fit for gaming and graphic-intensive use as mentioned earlier. It is designed for work and play with 8.9″ screen and front-facing speakers with rich music and audio capability. The 64-bit processor takes playing games to a new level as well. To keep users on the cutting edge, it has automatic Android updates and intuitive voice commands. The new tool has access to over millions of applications and the device integration makes it completely mobile. Overall, this tablet is for movers and gamers.
Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet
The Kindle Fire tablet has been a popular product since it was first released in the United States on November 15, 2011. This month, Amazon is releasing their least expensive and newest Kindle Fire.
Device Name and Manufacturer
Amazon is releasing their newest tablet, Fire, 7″ Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB
It will be released on October 26, 2015.
Screen Size and Display Features
The Fire 7″ has a 7 inch screen. The display on the screen is very clear at 171 ppi / 1024 x 600. The two other models come in 8″ and 10″ screens. The eight inch screen has a 1280 x 800 (189 ppi) resolution. The ten inch screen has a 1280 x 800 (149 ppi) resolution.
The newProcessor and Chip-set
The new Kindle Fire has a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor that runs very fast. Kindle Fire is made with an Intel Chip set that is guaranteed to promise optimal performance. The 8 inch and 10 inch Kindle models come in high definition with a 1.5 GHz quad – core processor.
This depends on the model. The $49.99 tablet has only a mono speaker and built-in microphone. The NEW – Fire HD 8 has a Dolby Audio Atmos. All three new models have a mono speaker and built-in microphone.
Store Download Options: Apple/Android
All three new models come with unlimited free cloud storage and can increase downloaded storage to 128 GB with an SD card. The 7″ tablet has 8GB. The 8″ tablet can come with 8 or 16GB. Finally, the 10″ model that measures at 10.1″ can be bought with 16 or 32 GB. The cloud storage can be used for music, videos, photos, books, and more.
The New Kindle Fire is great for gaming because Amazon is offering $10,000 worth of gaming apps, absolutely free as part of their Amazon Underground. With the New Kindle Fire models, a person can have access top notch games from such people as Disney, Rivio, Sega, and more without spending a dime. These games have no time restrictions and unlimited access to the levels a person can play till.
The three new Kindle Fires have extras that a person can buy separately. There is a choice of three different case styles. To protect the screen from accidents, Kindle gives a person the option to purchase an anti-glare screen protector. There is a 32GB memory card available for purchase. Finally, customers can purchase a one year warranty that will guarantee a person can have their Kindle replaced for absolutely free if the unit is damaged.
While the 7″ Kindle Fire Tablet can run seven hours on a single charge, the 8″ and 10″ models can run an entire eight hours. If the charge is completely tun down, the unit can become completely charged within only six hours.
The new Kindle Fires come with not one camera but two, one front and one rear. They can be used to take photographs and videos. These videos and photos can be stored in the unit or in the cloud.
All the new Kindle Fires give the owner access to 38 million movies, songs, TV shows, books, apps, games, and more. In fact, people who are new to the Kindle Fire can try the Prime Membership for one month, absolutely free. All the new Kindle Fires come with free customer service in email, chat, and phone support. All kindles have web access and WIFI capabilities.
In addition to game apps, these devices have apps for Twitter, Facebook, HBO, and more. If a person is particularly interested in playing games on a tablet, the price is very affordable. Apple charges three times as much for their tablets than Amazon does. Kindle has more RAM than most of the other tablets and that means it has more power to run the games.
HTC One M9
The Ideal Choice for Gaming and Productivity
Taking up where the excellent HTC One M8 left off is the HTC One M9. Not only living up, but surpassing its predecessor, it also ranks better than its counterparts from the likes of Apple and Samsung. Outperforming both rivals in gaming graphics, as well as other categories. Carrying over the previous version’s sleek metal design and topnotch speakers, the HTC One M9 has boasts an incredibly sharp display.
Released in April 2015, the One M9 has some very notable upgrades from the previous M8, including a striking two-toned design with a trio of two-toned color schemes such as gold on silver, gold on gun metal gray, and gold on gold. While the back of the M8 featured a elegant curve around to the screen, the new M9 has a ridge that runs from front to back, making holding the handset on the hand more comfortable.
Super-sharp Display for Video Viewing and Gaming
The five-inch display remains the Full HD 1080p screen, which is nearly identical to the one on the One M8, but the bezels are narrower. With more than twice the resolution of the Full HD, making the text and images sharper, thus creating more compelling viewing of videos, photos, and gaming. Overall, this does surpass the 326ppi Retina iPhone 6 display, which is already very striking. There is the power-saving option for lowering the screen resolution that very definitely lessens the sharpness, as well. Notably, the five-inch screen looks great while viewing movies, especially during the darker screens. In addition, the brightness, contrast and viewing angles are impressive, even allowing easy viewing in full sunshine.
The camera and video quality is also well above average, with a 20MP main rear-facing camera and UltraPixel front camera. Both sides deliver beautiful, crystal clear photos. Installed software allows you to take fun Selfies, create Split Captures, Voice Selfies, Live Makeup and more.
Incredible Sound Features and Quality
It’s easy to overlook the importance of high quality speakers on a phone, but once you hear the difference, you’ll realize the necessity of sound quality. The One M9 has kept the front-facing stereo speakers, a holdover from the One M8. Complete with a built-in amp and Dolby Audio, it ranks better than its competition by a mile. Again, this makes viewing movies much more enjoyable, as dialogue doesn’t get lost in the background music and noise. Gaming is also very easy to follow, sound-wise, without the need to resort to earphones. The front-facing speakers also create nice stereo sound separation, again blowing away the Galaxy S5 and iPhone 6 in regard to sound quality. The volume also reaches levels that are loud and clear enough to listen to music in smaller room without distortion.
Snapdragon Processor for Speed, Quality, and Battery Efficiency
Qualcomm’s 800-series processor has been a cornerstone for the 2014 version of the HTC One, as well as its competitors, making gaming flow with ease. The One M9 features Qualcomm’s newest processor—the 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 810, which is two-times the number of the M8’s 801. Utilizing the ARMS big.LITTLE setup, this allows the weaker 2.55GHz quad-core processor to link with the high-powered 1.96GHz quad-core processor, along with a 3GB RAM. All on the same chip-set. But this pairing isn’t just about increasing power and speed, but also about saving power. This allows longer battery life without losing performance.
Tested with some of the most demanding games available on Google Play, the One M9’s large processor had no issues with speed or display. 3D styled games like Real Racing 3 or Asphalt run as smoothly as expected, without frame drops. This is a definite step forward from the One M8, which experienced a few frame drops during the play of highly detailed games. This is experienced without overheating. The HTC One M9 outperforms the competition in all GPU and gaming benchmarks. It also blows away the competition in GFXbench tests. Because it puts to use the Full HD resolution display, game play is achieved without any hangup, glitches or dropped frames.
Software and Apps
HTC One M9 apps and games are available at Android Play, Amazon, Google Play and other Android-based app stores.
The HTC One M9 is very similar to the previous model, but boasts several remarkable upgrades, including display, speed, and battery efficiency. In addition, it is ideal for gamers, movie fans, and anyone who relies heavily on their phone and installed apps for productivity.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Gaming Review
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 got released on the third of September in the year 2014 in Berlin. This product was to succeed the galaxy note 3. This model that released in the month of August in 2014 came with a flashy design that a leather plastic backing and a metal frame, QHD Display with which is 5.7 inches. 16-megapixel camera with an IOS, an improved S-Pen. An elevated digitizer that has two thousand and forty-eight pressure levels of sensitivity and expanded functionality. This device has a fingerprint scanner. This product is dust and water resistant.
Product Design & Build
The edges and corners of the Samsung Note 4 are rounded a bit more the note 3. The front panel glass is considerably raised and curled the Samsung silver surround design split into two this brands slightly contoured to them, and they sit on the edges and meet both back and front panels. Tis design in the end are extremely flat and help in gripping and the edges shaped with a quality filled aluminum meter. This type of design helps in gripping the phone and realization of good quality. The control keys placed in a satisfying position, and they are contained solidly in the chassis with no wobble hint. Samsung’s positive traits on large display can also be seen in the note four that also has a narrow bezel. It is thicker and heavier than its predecessors. These features were made available to make this device have a better gaming.
Samsung display technology is furiously increasing and coming like fire in the recent in issues like tinting and color accuracy. However, the note 4’s 5.7 inches Super AMOLED panel is upgraded with 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution. At a 515 (PPI) pixels per inch making it tremendously sharp for quality gaming. The issue of color got increased in this product. This Super AMOLED technology offers brilliant contrast as well as dark hues and deep blacks and a variety of viewing angles which is a feature that most modern games require. This also makes it appropriate for media sharing over-the-shoulder. This product has great display suitable for multimedia consumption, and particularly excellent for games and films and photo showing.
Product Processor and performance
The Samsung note four houses Qualcomm’s most recent Snapdragon chip that is the Snapdragon 805. It has a quad-core setup based on an updated Krait 450 construction clocking at 2.7Ghz and an Adreno (GPU) Graphics Processor and an RAM of #GB. This naturally supercharged monster of a chip is accomplished by running even the heaviest games applications and Google contents from play store. The touch screen is too slither effortlessly smooth from one screen to another. The Galaxy Note 4 is so much ahead in the sheer processing muscles. For a long time to the future, the note four will never fall short of time not unless app content becomes much more demanding and advanced. This forms its best gaming feature.
Product Sound Review
The note 4 product has 3 Mics with a directional voice recording. ICodec able to play Mp3, WMA, Vorbis, Flac eAAC+/ AAC/ AAC+ types of sounds. It has an extra volume feature up to volume 2. Call quality of this product is strong. The three mics fitted to provide quality to the sound. The first and second capture voice and cancel the noise with an effect of drowning out the background noise when taken to noisier environments. Sound quality is suited better for loudspeaker talks and delivering the best type of warm, rich audio extremely pleasant especially when gaming, listening to music and watching a film. It has enough clarity with reasonable loudness.
Product Store Download options: Android / Apple
The Galaxy Note 4 has an expandable storage. While people pay apple one hundred dollars to expand their storage, note 4 provides quadrupling the 16 GB on the Micro SD, which costs only thirty dollars. Android Note four can act as a mass storage device where you do not have to download music from the store but can copy and paste them on your product. In Apple, no music can be added to your device before you go to the iTunes store and download it from there. Most games in the Google store are free and cheap, unlike the Apple store where virtually all game are costly.
All this features of the great Samsung Galaxy Note 4 provide the most excellent gaming environment ever.