Best 2020 gaming smartphones (mid-year)

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Almost all high-end smartphones can be used to play games, but among them, which one could be considered the best 2020 gaming smartphones?

In this post, I put together a list of smartphones tested by numerous tech enthusiast including myself, to see which smartphone would really prevail.

Before you read on, know that gaming smartphones are compared by their screen capabilities, as well as their ability to perform when playing games.

This means that the best gaming smartphones will likely have high-end processors, a large RAM size and outstanding displays.

They however will likely sacrifice features in the camera section as gamers are unlikely to put their phones down to take impressive photos.

That said, I’ve compiled a list of the best 2020 gaming smartphones one could consider based on watching and reading countless reviews on smartphones.  Note that phones released prior to 2020 will not be in this list.

4SONY XPERIA 1

You probably would be confused with Sony’s naming choice when I listed the Sony Xperia 1 as one of the best gaming smartphones of 2020.  I don’t blame you. I am too.  However, with a screen able to accommodate a 21:9 aspect ratio, and a 6.5-inch 4K resolution, the Xperia 1 is able to blow your mind with vibrant and sharp images. Sony also added in HDR support for the display and Dolby Atmos audio in the Xperia 1.  This will definitely level up your gaming experience to a whole new level.  Add the Snapdragon 855 processor and 6GB of RAM to the mix, and you have quite a beast to examine and use for gaming.

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3SAMSUNG GALAXY S20 PLUS

There other variants to the Galaxy S20, but the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus hits a sweet spot for gamers.  The super-sharp 6.67-inch display brings fantastic looking graphics, and the screen refresh rate can ramp right up to 120Hz , impressive enough for gaming. Inside, is the powerful Exynos 990 or Snapdragon 865 processor (depending on your location), and its paired with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage space.

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2NUBIA RED MAGIC 5G

The NUBIA Red Magic 5G is probably the fastest smartphone on the planet, and yet it is highly affordable, priced at just $579 (MYR2,560).  It has a 144Hz display allowing it to equal the high-end refresh rates on high-end gaming PC screens. This adds massive weight to the already powerful Snapdragon 865 Processor in the phone which is paired nicely with 8GB of RAM, and a minimum of 128GB of storage. Active Liquid-cooling with turbo fans 3.0 allows the Red Magic 5G to remain cool while gaming, and the shoulder-triggers allow comfortable gaming experience.

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1XIAOMI BLACK SHARK 3 PRO

Best 2020 gaming smartphones

A 7.1-inch QuadHD+ AMOLED screen smartphone which has a refresh rate of 90Hz makes this one of the top contenders of gaming smartphones for 2020.  Adding to that is the 5,000mAh battery which charges with a fast charging 65W charger. Dedicated trigger buttons that hide when not in use also add to the anesthetics of the Black Shark 3 Pro, hence making it a the best 2020 gaming smartphone.  If that doesn’t fit well into your gaming needs, then consider also the fact that the Black Shark 3 Pro has a minimum RAM of 8GB with a generous 256GB storage capacity.

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