Welcome to the world of Android gaming. Yes! Android Gaming!!! I know numerous Naijauto followers are always eager to know the kind of Android gaming phones that will take their gaming experience to a different kind of level. No one enjoys a phone that hangs when you're trying to enjoy your Asphalt Racing game or your Grand Theft.
Anyways, this article will focus on the 5 best Android phones 2021 that will make playing games, including Asphalt all fun. Our Top picks are really pricey but worth every single Kobo you spend buying them. However, we will also offer suggestions on some cheaper Andriod gaming phones you may consider buying if our top 5 are too expensive.
Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate
Top 5 Android Gaming Phones 2021
1. Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2
The Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2 is very fresh off the factory, as it was only released to the public on the 10th of May, 2021. This beautiful piece of technology is already getting hot reviews from Tech and industry experts. One reviewer said and I quote, "Is the most powerful and fastest phone I've ever used". So, to get a clearer idea as to why this is so let's explore some of the details of the newly released Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2.
This device comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G processor that combines its intelligence with the power offered by a 5500mAh battery to make your gaming experience a Wow! one. And oh! its quick charge technology offers a (0-50)% charge in just about 12 minutes.
Check out this review of the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2 in the video below.
The Ultimate Gaming Phone!
|Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2 Features and Price|
|Resolution||2460 x 1080 pixels (6.92 inches screen size)|
|SIM Type||Dual SIM|
|Internal Memory||512GB 16GB RAM|
|Main Camera||64 MP (With 7 Lenses and 8K video recording at up to 60fps)|
|Selfie Camera||44 MP (5 Lenses and 4K video recording at up to 60fps)|
|Battery||5500mAh (with 0-50% charge in just about 12 minutes)|
|Price||₦371,416 to ₦450,500|
2. ONEPLUS 9 Pro
The OnePlus 9 Pro makes the list of top 5 best Android phones 2021 compiles by Naijauto. This device was released only a few months back, in fact, on the 30th of March 2021. It is the top model in the OnePlus series and comes with a counter price that falls between ₦630,000 to ₦699,999. The OnePlus 9 Pro comes fitted with Hasselblad built rear cameras, including:
- 2MP - Monochrome Camera
- 50MP - Ultra-wide Camera
- 48MP - Main Camera
- 16MP - Selfie Camera
OnePlus 9 Pro
The phone architecture is supported by OxygenOS based on Android 11 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor, which means the device is optimized for perfect gaming performance and an ultra-smooth gameplay experience. Its 4,500 mAh battery means you can enjoy well over 2 hours of non-stop, uninterrupted intensive gameplay. And to make things even better, the OnePlus 9 Pro comes with a 12GB RAM internal memory and a (3216 X 1440 pixels) resolution to match. More than that, the device's Ultra-high Video Resolution, Motion Graphics Smoothing and Hyper touch capabilities can only increase the excitement for gaming with this device.
|OnePlus 9 Pro Features and Price|
|OS||OxygenOS based on Android 11|
|Resolution||3216 X 1440 pixels (6.7 inches screen size)|
|SIM Type||Dual SIM|
|Internal Memory||128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM|
|Main Camera||Hasselblad cameras (48 MP, 50MP, and 2 MP)|
|Selfie Camera||16 MP|
|Battery||Li-Ion 4500 mAh (with Warp Speed Charging as well as wireless charging)|
|Price||₦630,000 to ₦699,999|
3. Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra was announced on the 14th of January 2021 but made available to teeming Samsung's followers by the 29th of the same month. This device weighs 227g and is just about 6.8mm thick. It comes with a Dynamic AMOLED 2X display which Samsung says is the "most vivid and brightest display in a Galaxy smartphone", receiving certification for "100% Mobile Color Volume in the DCI-P3 colour range" from VDE Germany.
Combining this display type with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset (Exynos Processor for the International market), the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra offers some of the coolest and smoothest gameplay moments. Besides, its 5000 mAh battery means you are afforded more game play-time using this device and its 12GB RAM will make sure that the experience is also very smooth.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
|Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Features and Price|
|Resolution||3216 X 1440 pixels (6.8 inches screen size)|
|SIM Type||Dual SIM|
|Internal Memory||128GB 12GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 16GB RAM|
|Main Camera||4 cameras (108 MP, two 10MP, and 12 MP)|
|Selfie Camera||40 MP|
|Battery||Li-Ion 5000 mAh (with fast Speed Charging as well as wireless and reverse charging)|
|Price||₦490,000 to ₦949,999|
4. Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate
I suspect this one is the ultimate Android gaming phone so far, the ASUS built Republic of Gamers ROG Phone 5 Ultimate. It comes super packed with an 18GB RAM and 6000 mAh battery for your gaming pleasure. Its Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset and 2.84 GHz 64-bit Octa-core Processor make sure your gaming experience will be just nothing but supreme and smooth.
No wonder this specially designed gaming phone costs between ₦367,500 to ₦505,500. The device comes with a special gaming AirTrigger 5 control system that gives gamers a real gaming console kind of feeling. The AirTrigger 5 control offers gamers 3 unique and exciting ways of interacting with the device when playing a game.
- Motion Control: allows the gamer to use the movement of the phone to control a game
- Rear Touch: The AirTrigger 5 comes with rear touch sensors on the back cover of ROG Phone 5 Ultimate that gives gamers an L2/R2 trigger functions, just like a game console controller.
- Ultrasonic Sensors
Check out the unboxing of the Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate in the video below.
Unboxing the ROG Phone 5 Ultimate
|Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate Features and Price|
|Resolution||1080 x 2448 pixels (6.78 inches screen size)|
|SIM Type||Dual SIM|
|Internal Memory||512GB 18GB RAM|
|Main Camera||4 cameras (64 MP, 13MP, and 5 MP)|
|Selfie Camera||24 MP|
|Battery||Li-Ion 6000 mAh (with fast Speed Charging as well as wireless and reverse charging)|
|Price||₦367,500 to ₦437,500|
5. Samsung Galaxy NOTE 20 Ultra
The last in our list of the best Android phones 2021 today is The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, which is the current top model of the Samsung Galaxy Note Clan, at least for the moment considering that the rumour mills are already churning loud the idea of an all-new Galaxy Note 30 already being on its way to those shiny stores shelves. Anyways, our focus is yet on the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, our first of 5 top Android gaming phones pick.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra was released on the 21st of August, 2020. The phone weighs just about 208g and is compatible with 5G and 4G/LTE network technology. On the gaming side of things, the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra comes fitted with Snapdragon 865 chipset and an Octa-core 3.0 GHz Kryo 585 processor. With these two, you can be sure that your gaming experience will be as smooth as provided the memory size will fit the game requirement.
Samsung Galaxy NOTE 20 Ultra
If you're already worrying about the memory size, well, you should relax because the Note 20 Ultra is the real deal. It comes with 12GB RAM to make sure your gaming experience is as smooth as ever. More so, it also comes with a really impressive display resolution of about 1440 x 3088 pixels and a screen size of 6.9 inches to fit. Clearly, the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra was made with gaming in mind and is sure worth the price. See the table below for some key features and its price in Nigeria.
|Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra Features and Price|
|OS||Android 10, upgradable to Android 11|
|Resolution||3088 x 1440 pixels (6.9 inches screen size)|
|SIM Type||Supports Dual SIM|
|Internal Memory||128GB 12GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 12GB RAM|
|Main Camera||3 main cameras (108 MP, and Two 12 MP)|
|Selfie Camera||10 MP|
|Battery||Li-Ion 4500 mAh (with fast charge and reverse charging)|
|Price||₦450,000 to ₦500,000|
6. Below is a list of cheaper Android Gaming Phones options you should consider buying
- Infinix Hot S5 Pro
- Tecno Camon 17 Pro
- OPPO Find X2 Pro
- Moto g100
- Redmi 9
Remember, it is against the law to utilize your mobile device, be it Andriod or IOS while driving. In fact, the law doesn't even allow the use of earphones, not to mention gaming with your Android phone while driving. So if you really yearn to enjoy your gaming moments, let it be that you're not the one on the steering wheel. Better still you're sitting somewhere else rather than in a moving car.
To recap, the table below shows our list of top android gaming phones in 2021.
|1||Samsung Galaxy NOTE 20 Ultra||₦450,000 to ₦500,000|
|2||ONEPLUS 9 Pro||₦630,000 to ₦699,999|
|3||Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra||₦490,000 to ₦949,999|
|4||Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate||₦367,500 to ₦437,500|
|5||Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2||₦371,416 to ₦450,500|
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