The Best Gaming Phones To Buy In 2022

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While next-gen consoles get all the attention because they're so hard to come by – a lot is going on in the Android and Apple worlds, and unlike consoles, you don't have to join a 4 a.m. online queue in order to obtain one. When it comes to gaming potential, the finest gaming phones can compete with tablets and, in some cases, even portable consoles like the Nintendo Switch, so if you enjoy games, it's worth having a phone that can keep up. 

Mobile gaming is improving all the time as processors become quicker, GPUs become more powerful, and screens become clearer. Although the best gaming phones aren't folding right now – at least not for intensive gaming – we've put together a list of the finest foldable phones on the market if you're looking for a wider play area for more casual games. Let's take a look at the best gaming phones for 2022.

Asus ROG Phone 5

The Asus ROG Phone 5 is an excellent gaming phone that builds on the ROG Phone 3's success. The Asus ROG Phone 5 also has a massive 6,000mAh battery that allows you to play for longer periods of time, and 65W charging means you won't be out of commission for long. It has a Snapdragon 888 processor with a 144Hz refresh rate, up to 16GB of RAM and 300Hz touch sampling rate, all of which are faster than other phones making it excellent for gaming.

Xiaomi Black Shark 3

This is probably one of the best gaming phones at the moment, with a large 6.67-inch display, plenty of RAM, and some remarkable ergonomics. The latest handset in Xiaomi's Black Shark gaming line is just as amazing as the previous two: it's jam-packed with power and capability, as well as other handful features that will appeal to gamers looking for a better portable experience.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

The new Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra may not appear to be a gaming phone, but rest assured: it's one of the best, with the most advanced display you'll find, which can scale up to 120Hz or down to 30Hz or 60Hz to match the frame rate of on-screen content. The current high-end Note lacks the same level of gamer-friendly features as the ROG Phone 3, such as clip-on external cooling fans and adjustable air triggers.

Razer Phone 2

The first Razer Phone was a good first attempt at bringing the gamer-centric brand to a mobile device, but it had a few flaws that pushed it down our list. However, the phone's powerful chipset, 120hz refresh rate screen, superb speakers, 8GB RAM, and 4,000mAh battery, as well as extensive battery life and performance settings, make it an excellent gaming phone. The Razer Phone 2 appears to be fairly identical to its predecessor on the outside, with the exception that it now has a Snapdragon 845 engine and a glass back that allows for Qi wireless charging. It's also got a sleek vapour chamber to keep the device cool while you play.

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