Should You Buy A Gaming Phone?


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A hefty investment with limited use

Gaming Phones are the hottest gaming trend of 2018 as big-time gaming hardware companies such as Razer, and Asus ROG is stepping into the Android market. These gaming phones are specially optimized for gaming on a mobile phone with high-end configurations. Moreover, anything even remotely related gaming has got to have LEDs, and edgy designs that shout out their gaming capabilities and the new gaming phones is no different.

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The difference between a gaming phone and a high-end phone

Why is there a rise in gaming phones?

Big and demanding titles such as PUBG and Fortnite are making their way to mobile platforms. Naturally, there is a demand for phones with beefed-up specs, and that’s exactly what a gaming phone is.

How are gaming phones different from normal phones?

Gaming phones are meant to have better specs than other phones in their range. The Razer Phone has a 120 Hz refresh rate and 8 GB of Ram to leave you awestruck when you get your ass kicked in PUBG on ultra settings. On the flip side, they are bulkier and uglier than the regular phones. A gaming phone also carries a gaming price tag, which is usually set up high.

Should you buy a gaming phone?

Finally, the question you’ve all been waiting for.

In my opinion, you should NOT buy a gaming phone and here is why-

A gaming phone cannot be swapped for a regular use formal phone. It’s bulky and edgy design is not suitable for a formal day-to-day work environment.

A gaming phone is rather expensive. You can score a One Plus six at half the price as compared to an average gaming phone (I’m looking at you Razer Phone and Asus ROG phone). Sure, you don’t get a 120 Hz refresh rate, you don’t get a dedicated gaming mode, but you won’t be able to tell them apart when you run a game like PUBG on both the devices.

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So, as of now, it is not wise to buy a gaming phone. However, nothing can be said about the future. Who knows if more demanding games make their way to mobile platforms?


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