Best gaming phones

We round-up the most ideal smartphones for portable gaming

The launch of Sony Ericsson's XPERIA Play — dubbed the 'PlayStation phone' — brought worldwide attention to mobile phone gaming. However, the presence of dedicated physical gaming controls is not the be all and end all.

Most of the latest touch screen smartphones, including Apple's iPhone, are capable of running high-quality, 3D games thanks to powerful processors. We round-up the best phones for mobile gaming.

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Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play

The Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play possesses excellent gaming controls and offers a relatively smooth user experience for both communications and gaming. However, it will ultimately live or die by its exclusive games content, and it has a few faults that prevent it from being a great device.

  • Review Date:
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  • 1st April, 2011
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • Sony Ericsson
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  • Pros:
  • Great gaming controls
  • Excellent speakers
  • Sony Ericsson UI overlay
  • Cons:
  • Unremarkable display
  • Questionable build quality
  • Limited internal memory
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