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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HTC Desire

HTC's Desire is the first Android phone to be released by Telstra, and we think it's the best Android phone period. A highly impressive design, a superb, customisable user interface and all the features and capabilities of the latest version of Android combine to produce an excellent smartphone. It will only get better with software updates.

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  • 30th March, 2010
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • HTC
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  • Pros:
  • Superb display, excellent build quality, fantastic user interface, high level of customisation with HTC Sense, super-fast performance, excellent Web browser
  • Cons:
  • On-screen keyboard not as polished as the iPhone's, somewhat limited multimedia capabilities
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