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The Top Phones for Gaming 2014by Blaine Kelton
With the impending arrival of the Galaxy S5, there’s been some buzz about whether or not the mobile device will be good for gaming. If you’re a gamer and you’re looking to get a new phone, you’re in luck—there are a lot of good choices currently on the market that can provide plenty of solid gaming experiences. So in order to help you find which phone is right for you, let’s take a look at some of the top phones for gaming.

The LG G2 comes in 16GB and 32GB models and runs at 1080p with a 424 ppi pixel density. Its screen (5.2 inches) has a True HD-IPS + LCD touchscreen, helping your games’ graphics look even more stunning. And because it runs an Adreno 330 graphics processing unit and a quad-core 2.26Ghz Krait 400, you may forget you’re playing games on a smartphone instead of a console!

Apple iPhone 5C/5S
While it doesn’t give you the ability to increase its storage capabilities, the 16GB or 32GB models of the Apple iPhone 5C may have enough room for many gamers, but it is quite small in terms of physicality when compared to other phones, having a screen resolution of 1136 x 640 pixels. Yet despite all of this, it gives you access to Apple’s amazing App Store, where you can find plenty of games not available on Android devices if you look hard enough. Due in large part to the access to this store, the iPhone 5C/5S makes for a great gaming phone.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3’s powerful processor is 2.3GHz (slightly more powerful than the LG G2) with a quad-core Krait 400. As with the LG G2, it has an Adreno 330 graphics processing unit to make your games look crisp and clear. Those who like to play longer games, like role-playing games or massively multiplayer online games, might want to consider this phone due to the strength of its technology.

Samsung Galaxy S5
Even though this has yet to be released, there’s a good chance the Galaxy S5 will be a good gaming device. Why? Let’s start off with the 5.1 inch HD screen, which is relatively large compared to comparable smartphones out right now. As noted by Verizon Wireless, the 1080p screen is “packed with more pixels per inch than other leading smartphones.” Plus, it comes with a healthy dose of power with a Quad-core 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor. It remains to be seen whether gamers will choose this phone above the other options out on the market, but it looks like it could be a strong contender in regards to gaming.

It’s no secret that gaming has, in many respects, gone increasingly more mobile. With countless options in the Apple iOS App Store and in the Google Play store, more video game aficionados are finding excellent games for their mobile devices. And as smartphone technology continues to be improved, there’s no doubt games will continue to be made specifically for them.

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