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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LG Optimus Black

The LG Optimus Black possesses a great design and a good quality camera, along with a screen that offers superb sunlight legibility. The Optimus Black isn’t as fast as the latest dual-core smartphones, but if you’re after an Android phone with style, this should be near the top of your list.

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  • 24th June, 2011
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • LG
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  • Pros:
  • Tapered, lightweight design
  • Good quality camera with flash
  • Excellent display
  • Cons:
  • Back cover scratches easily
  • Not running latest Android software
  • Performance is not blazing fast
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