The 5 Best Gaming Smartphones of 2020

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We present you with the best modern gaming smartphones. (Image Credit: Tarun Savvy - Unsplash)

Mobile gaming is becoming more and more popular and the market is growing at a rapid pace. Mobile games nowadays have much more to offer than just Candy Crush or Angry Birds. To make gaming on the go more fun, we present you with the five best gaming smartphones currently available.

Call of Duty, Forza, Minecraft or Fortnite - many of the modern gaming hits can now also be experienced on the smartphone. Thanks to streaming solutions such as Google Stadia or Microsoft xCloud, you can enjoy AAA gaming on your mobile device. To make this fun, you also need the right device: Thus, we present the top 5 best gaming smartphones in 2020:

ASUS ROG Phone 3

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The ROG Phone 3 offers everything a gaming fan could wish for. (Image credit: ASUS)

Up to 16 GB RAM, the powerful Snapdragon 865 Plus processor, and a display with a refresh rate of 144 Hz make the 800€ Asus ROG Phone 3 the perfect gaming smartphone. On top of that, a 6,000 mAh battery ensures that the smartphone doesn't run out of breath so quickly.

There's also the possibility of connecting an air cooler or a kickstand for a better gaming experience. The ROG Phone 3 is one of the best gaming smartphones in 2020.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

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The Note 20 Ultra is good in all aspects. (Image credit: Samsung)

If you are looking for a smartphone that excels in all areas, you should take a closer look at the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. It is priced at just under 900€, but offers plenty for that money: The 6.9 inch display scores with a refresh rate of 120 Hz. On top of that, it comes with 12 GB RAM and decent battery life, while the camera is among the best that is currently available on the smartphone market. The ideal companion for the (somewhat larger) trouser pocket.

Xiaomi Black Shark 3

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The latest technology at an affordable price: The Black Shark 3rd (Image credit: Xiaomi)

Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi is also launching a first-class gaming smartphone. The Black Shark 3, which costs just under 600€, offers everything a mobile gamer's heart desires: 270 Hz, 5G support, powerful CPU, and up to 12 GB RAM. Surprisingly, even the cameras are in the top league of Android smartphones. The best price to value phone on our list.

Nubia RedMagic 5G

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Red Beauty: The Red Magic 5G has a lot to offer. (Image credit: Nubia)

A bit more expensive than Xiaomi's competition, the Nubia RedMagic 5G is also designed for mobile gaming and comes with RGB lighting, a fan, and a liquid cooling system. Especially cool is the 4D Shock function, which lets you experience your games more intensely with vibrations.

The inner values of the smartphone are also convincing: 144 Hz display, Snapdragon 865, 12 GB RAM and a 4,500 mAh battery make the RedMagic 5G one of the best smartphones for the mobile gaming experience.

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max

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Outstanding technology, first-class software and top cameras have their price. (Image credit: Apple)

Of course, an iOS device shouldn't be missing from our top list, after all, Apple offers some highlights for mobile gaming fans with the Apple Arcade game service- for example The Pathless, which surprised us in our review of the PS5 version.

The newly released iPhone 12 Pro Max marks the spearhead of the current smartphone generation and comes at a proud price tag of around 1,220€. You'll get a lot for it though: The A14 Bionic CPU is the fastest smartphone processor on the market today. The iPhone only has one disadvantage: the framerate of only 60 Hz.

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Original article written by EarlyGame's Philipp Briel.