Given that there are lots of really good smartphones for gaming in the shops in 2014, picking the one that is best for you will be matter of determining what you most want from your phone.
The iPhone 5S
The iPhone 5S is the one you should go for if having the widest possible selection of games is more important to you than the actual technical specifications. The 4-inch screen and 326-ppi on the 5S means the phone is no match for the best Android ones when it comes to the visual side of gaming, but so many of the top role-playing, adventure and strategy games are iOS only, that Apple fans don’t care.
The Sony Xperia Z1s
This Sony smartphone will be great for gamers. Whether you want to play online blackjack or Angry Birds you won’t be disappointed. It is ideal for those who need to carry their phones around everywhere – thanks to water and dust proof body casing – while 32GB internal space means you can add as many games as you want, and the 442-ppi, 5-inch screen ensures they look great.
Some gaming fans don’t want to add lots of small-scale games to their smartphones, they are more interested in spending long periods playing a few in-depth ones (typically online casino poker or role-playing ones). That means they need a strong battery, and the LG G2 gives you 3000mAh. It also gives Snapdragon 800 quad-core power and a 5.2-inch display, so it is also fast, smooth and crystal clear for gaming.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3
This smartphone isn’t cheap, but if you’ve got the cash for going first class, you will find a mighty 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display, making it almost the match of a tablet from a visual perspective. Again you get that quad-core 800 processor and an impressive 3GB of RAM – so this is the smartphone for first-class games travellers