T-Mobile Lists Its Top 5 Gaming Phones For Spring 2018: Video

T-Mobile on Thursday published a video in which its Senior Social Technology Evangelist Desmond Smith lists what he believes are the top five best smartphones for gaming as of this spring. The official that's usually in charge of extreme unboxing videos pointed to Samsung's Galaxy S9 Plus as the best smartphone in the firm's portfolio for mobile gamers, having claimed that the handset offers the currently maximum possible gaming experience thanks to its Qualcomm-made Snapdragon 845 chip which ships with the Adreno 630 GPU. Mr. Smith pointed to Samsung's Game Launcher as another major selling point of the Galaxy S9 lineup for anyone interested in playing games on the go, having also praised the Android flagship's 6.2-inch Super AMOLED Infinity Display boasting a QHD+ resolution, as well as its dual stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos support.

The video that can be seen below also names the Galaxy S8, Apple's iPhone X, Galaxy N0te 8, and the LG V30 Plus as other great smartphone picks for gamers. The U.S. variant of the Galaxy S9 that's powered by the latest Snapdragon chip is said to be somewhat more capable in everyday use than the international model equipped with Samsung's own Exynos 9810. While that wasn't the case in previous years, Samsung's chip appears to be somewhat slower to launch apps and has slightly weaker graphical performance than the Snapdragon 845, although the difference between the two isn't noticeable unless the duo is compared side-by-side, as suggested by numerous speed tests that can presently be seen online. While the Exynos 9810 is hence understood to be not as capable as Qualcomm's newest silicon, both are presently near the top of what the mobile technology can offer in terms of gaming performance.

Originally released two weeks ago, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus are expected to be some of the best-selling smartphones of the year, even though recent reports suggest the pair may struggle to outperform their predecessors which are estimated to have sold approximately 37 million units to date. Samsung's next Android flagship should be announced in late summer and be unveiled in the form of the Galaxy Note 9.

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