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What is the best gaming phone can you get right now in 2021? The bigger question is, do you really need one?

In this article, we're going to talk about what are the best gaming phones out in the market, and if it is worth spending your hard-earned cash to enjoy gaming on your mobile devices.

Why Choose a Gaming Phone?

A gaming phone has more or less the same specs as the top phones you can get in all the big brands like Apple and Samsung.

What sets them apart is that there might be software differences as well as hardware components that gaming phones use to make it as close to 60Hz and more.

So, why get a gaming phone in the first place? 

TechRadar recently said gaming phones have perks and advantages that differ from each other. Their main focus is to provide the best mobile gaming experience to the user, period. 

Gaming phones typically offer large batteries for extended times in overall usage. The baseline is usually around 5,000mAh for longer gameplay usage. Also, they still give users the option to use earphones or headphones with a 3.5mm jack; something flagship phones have now abandoned.

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Gaming Phone Software

Gaming software is typically a profile in which you either manually set yourself, or done automatically. The gaming profile utilizes every component of a gaming phone to be able to play with the best experience possible. 

The game profile boosts performance and helps power consumption for batteries or hardware to prevent overheating.

It would also be similar to the "Do Not Disturb" mode as calls, texts, and other notifications are not shown while in-game. 

Best Gaming Phones in 2021

Asus ROG Phone 5

The Asus ROG Phone 5 is arguably the most popular gaming phone out there. It has the outstanding performance to play all mobile games comfortably without any frame drops.

Thedisplay is great with 144Hz and also has loudspeakers that you can use for either media consumption or gaming. It uses a Snapdragon 888 chipset and the option to have 16B worth of RAM.

Lenovo Legion Phone Duel

The very first gaming phone the company introduced, the Lenovo Legion already outperformed most competitors.

It comes with a super-fast charging 90W fast charger. The gaming software helps the performance even more, and has a pop-up camera so the screen is utilized in full. There is, however, still a lot more Lenovo Legion can improve on given its high price point and less than the desired camera.

Black Shark 3

The Black Shark 3 is maybe the best gaming phone overall but for different reasons.

The phone has LED lights and the specs are top-of-the-line. The camera also takes beautiful pictures, but not so much with low-light settings.

It strikes an overall balance in design, performance, and price, giving the Black Shark 3 one of the best choices out there for mobile gaming phones in 2021.

One thing to mention is that if a high refresh rate is what you're looking for, then you'd be disappointed given it only has 90Hz refresh rate, as reported by TechRadar.

So, there you have it.

Get a gaming phone if you're focused on the gaming aspects in a portable device compared to flagship phones; and select from the best mobile gaming phones to choose from right now.

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