Top 5 Gaming Smartphones of 2016

Gaming is one of the most used features on smartphones nowadays. Since Indian smartphone is loaded with plethora of smartphones, we understand it becomes difficult to decide which smartphone will fulfill your gaming needs. If you are a gaming freak and are looking for a new smartphone, then you have reached the right place. Read on to find our picks for top 5 gaming smartphones of 2016.

Top 5 Gaming Smartphones of 2016

Top 5 Gaming Smartphones of 2016

Here is the list of top 5 gaming smartphones of 2016: (Note: This list does not follow a ranking or preference order):

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is an all rounder. It offers top of the line specifications, outstanding camera combination, flawless performance and a gorgeous design. Coming to the hardware, the Galaxy S7 Edge packs an octa-core Exynos 8890 SoC coupled with 4GB of RAM. The configuration of the phone is good enough to give you a smooth gaming experience.

On the front, you get a 5.5-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED always on display which is extremely sharp and vibrant. The smartphone also features a heart rate sensor and IP68 certification for resistance against dust and water. Read more about Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge here.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: Specifications & Features

  • Processor: Octa-Core Exynos 8890 (2.3GHz Quad + 1.6GHz Quad)
  • Operating System: Android 6.0 Marshmallow with TouchWiz UI
  • Display: 5.5-inch Quad HD (2560×1440 pixels resolution, 534 ppi Super AMOLED, Always-on curved edge display)
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 32GB/64GB (expandable up to 200GB via microSD card)
  • Rear Camera: 12 mega pixel Dual Pixel with LED Flash, f/1.7 aperture, Smart OIS, PDAF
  • Front Camera: 5 mega pixel with f/1.7 aperture
  • Battery: 3600mAh with Fast Charging & Wireless Charging
  • Connectivity: 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC
  • Dimensions: 150.9×72.6×7.7 mm
  • Weight: 157 grams
  • IP68 certified: Water and dust resistance
  • Heart Rate Sensor
  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • Hybrid Dual SIM

Apple iPhone 7

At the heart of the iPhone 7 is a 64-bit quad-core A10 Fusion (M10 motion co-processor, six-core GPU) processor. Running iOS 10 operating system, it features a 4.7-inch IPS 3D Touch (1334×750 pixels resolution) display. When this powerful hardware is combined with App Store’s selection of games, what you get is one of the best gaming smartphones. Read more about Apple iPhone 7 here.

Apple iPhone 7

Apple iPhone 7: Specifications & Features

  • Processor: 64-bit quad-core A10 Fusion (M10 motion co-processor, six-core GPU)
  • Operating System: iOS 10
  • Display: 4.7-inch IPS 3D Touch (1334×750 pixels resolution)
  • Storage: 32GB / 128GB / 256GB
  • Rear Camera: 12 mega pixel iSight with quad LED two-tone flash, f/1.8 aperture, OIS, 6-element lens, High-speed Sensor and 4K video recording
  • Front Camera: 7 mega pixel with Retina Flash
  • Battery: Non removable lithium-ion
  • Connectivity: 4G with VoLTE, Wi-Fi with MIMO, Bluetooth, GPS and NFC
  • Dimensions: 138.3×67.1×7.1 mm
  • Weight: 138 grams
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • IP67 rating

OnePlus 3T

OnePlus 3T has become one of the most versatile smartphones of 2016.It features a 5.5-inch full HD Optic AMOLED (1920×1080 pixels resolution, 2.5D Curved Corning Gorilla Glass 4) display.  The phone comes with a 64-bit 2.35GHz quad-core Snapdragon 821 processor paired with Adreno 530 GPU and massive 6GB of RAM which runs anything that you throw at it without breaking a sweat. Read more about OnePlus 3T here.

OnePlus 3T

OnePlus 3T: Specifications & Features

  • Processor: 64-bit 2.35GHz quad-core Snapdragon 821
  • GPU: Adreno 530
  • Operating System: Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Oxygen OS
  • Display: 5.5-inch full HD Optic AMOLED (1920×1080 pixels resolution, 2.5D Curved Corning Gorilla Glass 4)
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 64GB / 128GB
  • Rear Camera: 16 mega pixel with LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, EIS 2.0, PDAF, OIS, Sony IMX298 sensor, 1.12 micron pixel size and 4K video recording
  • Front Camera: 16 mega pixel with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, Samsung 3P8SP sensor, 1.0 micron pixel size
  • Battery: 3400mAh with Dash Charge technology
  • Connectivity: 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC and USB Type-C
  • Dimensions: 152.7×74.7×7.35 mm
  • Weight: 158 grams
  • Dual SIM
  • Fingerprint sensor

HTC 10

The HTC 10 is equipped with a 64-bit quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor paired with Adreno 530 GPU and 4GB of RAM. The smartphone features a 5.2-inch Quad HD Super LCD 5 display with 2560×1440 pixels resolution and 2.5D Gorilla Glass.

It is a very powerful smartphone that handles intensive multitasking and gaming with ease. It is not just the performance department where the HTC 10 impresses us. The phone also flaunts its premium metal unibody design with diamond cut chamfered edges. Read more about HTC 10 here.

HTC 10

HTC 10: Specifications & Features

  • Processor: 64-bit quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
  • GPU: Adreno 530
  • Operating System: Android 6.0 Marshmallow with HTC Sense 8.0 UI
  • Display: 5.2-inch Quad HD Super LCD 5 (1440 x 2560 pixels resolution, 2.5D Gorilla Glass)
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 32GB (expandable up to 2TB via microSD card)
  • Rear Camera: 12 mega pixel (HTC Ultrapixel 2) with dual-tone LED flash, 1.55um pixels, f/1.8 aperture, OIS, Laser Auto Focus and 4K video recording
  • Front Camera: 5 mega pixel Auto Focus with 1.34um pixels, f/1.8 aperture, OIS and 86-degree wide angle
  • Battery: 3000mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0
  • Connectivity: 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and NFC
  • Dimensions: 145.9 x 71.9 x 3.0 – 9.0mm
  • Weight: 161 grams
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • USB Type-C

Xiaomi Mi 5

Xiaomi’s Mi 5 is armed with a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor coupled with Adreno 530 and 3GB of RAM. The smartphone features a 5.15-inch Full HD (1920×1080 pixels) display and a 3000mAh battery. With this configuration, you will certainly be rejoiced with the gaming capabilities of the Xiaomi Mi 5. While some may argue that there are better performing devices available in the market, what makes the Mi 5 so special is its price tag. It offers the performance that is in line with the top flagship devices at almost half the price.

Xiaomi Mi 5

Xiaomi Mi 5: Specifications & Features

  • Processor: 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
  • GPU: Adreno 530
  • Display: 5.15-inch Full HD (1920×1080 pixels)
  • Operating System: Android 6.0 Marshmallow with MIUI 7
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Storage: 32GB
  • Rear Camera: 16 mega pixel with dual LED flash, PDAF, Sony IMX298 sensor, 6P lens, 4-axis OIS and sapphire glass protection lens, 4K video recording
  • Front Camera: 4 mega pixel with 2 micron pixels
  • Battery: 3000mAh with Quick Charge 3.0 support
  • Connectivity: 4G with VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC
  • Dimensions: 144.5×69.2×7.25mm
  • Weight: 129 grams
  • USB Type C
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Dual SIM

Is there any other impressive gaming smartphone that we missed? Share with us in the comments section below.

Also Read: Top 5 Flagship Smartphones of 2016

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