Mobile Gaming
Smartphones, Tablets & Laptops

Gaming on smartphones, tablets and laptops

What, not interested in gaming on a smartphone?

Smartphone Gaming below:



Mobile Gaming
Quick History of Smartphone Gaming


Early mobile games were pretty simple

For years, video games on smartphones were limited to very simple ones like Tetris or Snake.

The size of the phone itself restricted mobile games to simple graphics and uncomplicated game platforms like these:




In 2008, Apple launched its first "App Store", which changed the mobile market forever. Smartphone owners started downloading mobile apps of all types, and video games via smartphone took off. 

Today, mobile gaming is exploding on the Video Game scene! Smartphone manufacturers quickly "smartened up" themselves, and poured resources into developing more game-sophisticated cell phones.

Currently, many smartphones contain the hardware and power they need to deliver an impressive gaming experience "on the road".

Due to the sheer number of smartphones in use today, they are actually more popular for gaming than desktops, tablets or consoles! 



Mobile Gaming
Advanced Features


  • You can now link up with your friends on their smartphones, tune in to a multiplayer game, and keep on truckin', off the couch! 

  • And if you find it hard to see the action on that tiny screen, most smartphones now offer HDMI ports and TV connections, so you can play on whatever larger screen is available. Sorta defeats the "mobile" aspect, but still a cool option to have.

  • It's also now possible to enjoy the Virtual Reality experience on a smart phone! Headset VR devices, such as those featured below, are compatible with Android and iOS mobiles:



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The video below illustrates how far mobile gaming has come... from "Snake" to Virtual Reality.

The first half of the video shows a game being played on a smartphone while the viewer is wearing a Samsung Gear VR headset.

Obviously you cannot experience VR in this Video; however, we hope you get the idea of how the headset alters the visuals. It's kind of like playing through 3D glasses, but more dramatic.

The second part of the video shows the totally clever and dirt-cheap VR gear put out by Google. It's made from cardboard, but puts on quite a show!


Click here to learn all about Virtual Reality Gaming



Mobile Gaming
Best Gaming Smartphones


Smartphone gaming is hot!

Along with hardware manufacturers, software developers are also contributing to the rapid evolution of advanced gaming smartphones.

The "Big 3" mobile phone platforms; Windows (Microsoft), iPhone (iOS/Apple), and Android (Google) mobile are all looking for a share of the mobile gaming market.

iPhone (Apple) and Android (Google) smartphone models are best for gaming. Windows phones (Microsoft & Nokia) also play games, but do not offer near the range of choices as iPhone or 'Droid.

We carefully studied over two dozen current gaming smartphone reviews and found that these phones kept popping up over and over again as "best picks".

So, based on screen size, resolution, Graphics GPU, CPU, RAM, battery life, sound and field testing, here are our recommendations for the best gaming smartphones on the market today:

  • Samsung Galaxy S8 (Android)
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 (Android)
  • iPhone 8 (iOS)
  • iPhone 7 (iOS)
  • Google Pixel XL (Android)
  • Moto Z Play (Android)  

Ordering info below.

Disclaimer: 

You must read the fine print carefully before ordering smartphones. Make sure they are unlocked and compatible with your carrier. Read and understand the issues here before purchase.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Unlocked
64GB - US Version


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Samsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930A Unlocked

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Apple iPhone 8, 64 GB
GSM Unlocked

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Apple iPhone 7- 128 GB Unlocked
US Version

Only for U.S. GSM Carriers; confirm compatibility directly with desired wireless carrier before purchase.



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Google Pixel XL 128GB Unlocked
GSM Phone

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Moto Z Play - 32GB - Black

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YIKES!

Surprised at the prices? 

You need to think about the engineering miracle it takes to allow a device that small to deliver such an incredible number of services. Calls, texting, internet surfing, photographs and videos, GPS...

Add to that the extra hardware and software it takes to deliver an amazing mobile gaming experience.

High-end smartphones are already giving gaming PCs and console systems a run for their money. 

We believe the gaming smartphones will be "King" in the Video Game arena in years to come.

Love your Smartphone?
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BEST SMARTPHONE GAMES



Best Android Games: (Google Play)

(most are free or just a coupla bucks)

  • Shadow Fight 2 (offline game) 
  • Rolling Snail (puzzle)
  • Diggy's Adventure (puzzle)
  • Cut the Rope: Magic (puzzle)
  • Realm Defense (tower defense)
  • Fieldrunners 2 (tower defense)
  • Eternium: Mage And Minions (Role Playing Game/RPG)
  • Sky Dancer (Endless Runner)
  • Dead Trigger 2 (Action)
  • Godfire: Rise of Prometheus (Action)
  • Micro Machines (Racing)
  • Dirt Xtreme (Racing)
  • Real Boxing 2 Rocky (Fighting)
  • Mortal Kombat X (Fighting)
  • The Battle of Polytopia (Strategy)
  • Keep Kraft (Strategy)
  • Modern Combat 5 (Combat)
  • 80 Days (Adventure)
  • Hearthstone (Cards)



Best iOS Games: (the App Store) 

(most are free; others cost about $5)

  • Galaxy of Pen & Paper (RPG)
  • Stranger Things: The Game (RPG)
  • Monument Valley 2 (Puzzle)
  • Super Barrio Run (Action)
  • The Walking Dead: A New Frontier (Adventure)
  • Asphalt Xtreme (Racing)
  • The Battle of Polytopia (Strategy)
  • Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft (card)
  • Trivia Crack (Trivia)
  • Zynga Poker (Casino)
  • Implosion (Action)
  • God of War (Action)
  • Modern Combat 5 (Combat)
  • 80 Days (Adventure)



Best Windows/Microsoft Mobile Games: 

(most are free or just a coupla bucks)

  • Angry Birds: Epic (RPG)
  • Minecraft: Pocket Edition (RPG)
  • Blitz Brigade (Tower Defense)
  • Crimson Dragon (Combat)
  • Laura Croft: Relic Run (Endless Runner)
  • NBA Jam (Sports)
  • Modern Combat 5 (Combat)
  • Minesweeper (puzzle)
  • 80 Days (Adventure)
  • Candy Crush Saga (puzzle)



And don't forget:

Understand the difference between locked and unlocked cell phones before you buy. 

Read all about Gaming Tablets here. 

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