If you're looking for a mobile gaming device, there's no shortage of choices. From smartphones to tablets, there are a wide range of devices that make it possible to curl up with a game on the couch, on the bus, or even on the airplane. Of course, with so many options, you may not know where to start.
For every person who knows the features of every tablet and smartphone by heart, there are likely nine more people who view them in the same light as they do refrigerators or washing machines. They seem to all look the same, do the same thing, and cost roughly the same amount. How does one possibly choose in such a situation? If you're among those nine out of 10 people and are looking for a capable mobile gaming device, this article is for you!
iPhone 6 Plus
Even to the uninitiated, the term “iPhone” is likely to be familiar. The iPhone 6 Plus is the latest and greatest version of this most popular of smartphones, and should definitely be in consideration if you're looking for a new mobile device. With a larger screen than ever before, the iPhone 6 Plus finally has the screen “real estate” needed to take on the best Android devices, and carriers such as T-Mobile offer data stash programs so that you can save unused data, which means more gaming! The new Plus is truly a capable and rewarding phone that is made even more attractive by the fact that it enables access to Apple's iTunes store. You can't go wrong with an iPhone – just as the millions upon millions of satisfied users.
iPad Air 2
If you're looking for all of the features offered in the new iPhone, but find that even the new larger screen is simply too small for your needs, then a tablet is for you. The iPad Air 2 is lighter, slimmer, sleeker, and more powerful than ever before – it is, in effect, the culmination of everything the iPad can and should be (that is of course until the Air 3 comes out). Its larger screen makes it an even better gaming platform than the iPhone, yet it is still small enough to fit in any bag, making it highly portable. With beautiful graphics and a whole host of incredible games available, the iPad is a terrific mobile gaming platform.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
Apple isn't the only name in town when it comes to mobile gaming, of course. Some of the best gaming platforms are Android devices, in fact. The Galaxy Note 4 and its sibling, the S6 Edge (see below) are gaming powerhouses, featuring large screens, impressive graphic processing units (GPUs), and robust processors. The Note is worth mentioning specifically because of its stylus, which is somewhat unique in the smartphone marketplace. The stylus introduces a whole new way of interacting with the device, which makes the phone rewarding to use for gaming, computing, or simple everyday tasks.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Featuring a cutting-edge design, unique screen layout, and advanced mobile processor, the new Galaxy S6 Edge is one of the premier smartphones on the market today. It is fast, powerful, and yes, even beautiful. And thanks to Google Play, the online store for Android devices, there are literally millions of apps available for download. Even better, the most robust game titles can be supported by the S6's 3GB of RAM, which means you can download with impunity. If you want a smartphone that will compare nicely to the very best in the marketplace, the Galaxy S6 Edge fits your criteria.
Google Nexus 6
Running the latest version of Android OS, the Google Nexus 6 is a smart, capable, and advanced smartphone. Featuring a 6” quad-HD display, games, apps, and videos look fantastic on the Nexus 6, and the device's dual front-facing speakers mean that gaming doesn't have to be a headphones-only affair. Quite the contrary, the Nexus 6 asks very little of its users. With a quad-core processor and advanced GPU, the Nexus 6 can run even the most advanced and robust titles. Affordable, capable, powerful, stylish... what more do you need?
Google Nexus 9
If a smartphone doesn't quite fit the bill for you, then the Nexus 9 is the answer. Whereas the Nexus 6 has a 6” screen, the 9 features, you guessed it, a 9” screen (8.9” to be exact, but who's counting?). This larger screen size provides for a significantly more enjoyable and rewarding user experience when watching movies or playing games (after all, why play Call of Duty on a 6” screen when you play on a 9” screen?), yet is still small enough that the device is highly portable and convenient. And the device even comes with a magnetically attached keyboard as an option, which means you can use it for actual computing as well.
Article by: Jessica Oaks