Best Mobile Devices for Gaming on the GoMarch 22nd, 2018
While you generally won't need anything near the power of standard gaming mobile devices to play slots or casino games, software developers continue to improve the graphics and sound of titles every year, which means some devices are better than others if you want a super smooth gaming experience.
One of the best things about online casinos is that you can access them from almost anywhere. Spinning a slot or two while you're waiting for a friend or placing some stakes on a game of live online roulette is easier than ever. While you generally won't need anything near the power of standard gaming mobile devices to play slots or casino games online, software developers continue to improve the graphics and sound of titles every year, which means some devices are better than others if you want a super smooth gaming experience.
While some online casinos are moving towards hosting all their content online even for mobile sites, it's still common to have to download certain titles directly to your device be it Apple, Android or among the many other options. One of the mobile features we'll consider in our round-up is storage space, as well as overall processing power.
2017 Apple iPad
Apple invented the tablet for all intents and purposes, and the iPad still offers some of the best all-round capabilities. The 2017 iPad has plenty of power for handling even the most demanding and modern mobile slots and casino games. The retina display gives you a super sharp 2048x1536 display, which will make live casino experiences even more immersive. You can also get up to 128GB of storage, which is more than enough for even the most insatiable mobile gaming fanatics.
Yes, there are newer versions available, but that makes the iPhone an even better choice if you're looking to save a few pennies. While not quite as powerful as a tablet, the 64-bit architecture and retina display with 1334x750 is still plenty for online or locally downloaded casino games. It's a solid phone in general and weighs only 138g. An added bonus is its 32GB of storage space.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 is an excellent contender to the iPad if you're looking for something a little cheaper. While it doesn't have as good a display as the iPad, it's pretty close in performance stakes, with 3GB of RAM and a decent processor in the Exynos 7 5433 Octacore (a combination of two quad core processors). One of the best features is the 32GB of storage as standard. Overall a very cost-effective choice if you're after a gaming and general-use tablet.
One Plus 5
With 6GB of RAM as standard, along with the same Snapdragon processor as Samsung's Galaxy S8, the One Plus 5 has the power to handle casino games and slots easily. It's also a phone that's well aware of its gaming power. There's a handy 'dash charge while gaming' mode that means you can charge the device rapidly while happily spinning away.
You can also pick up a model with up to 128GB of memory, which is ideal if you want a single device for all your general phone use as well as gaming – there's loads of space to store mobile games and casino apps.
Amazon Fire HD 10
Another superb option if you're looking for something powerful but cost-effective. The Amazon Fire HD 10 features a decent 1920x1200 pixel display, so the latest slots and live casino games will look sharp and clear.
While it has less RAM than other options at only 2GB, this should still be more than enough for almost all video slots and downloadable mobile casino games, especially when you're making sure not to run multiple processes while gaming. To top it off, the Fire HD 10 has very good battery life, so it's perfect for long trips.Samsung Galaxy S7
It might have been superseded by the more recent Galaxy S8, but that doesn't mean the S7 can't still hold its own, especially if you're on a budget. The 5.1-inch AMOLED display is as good as it was on initial release, and the Octacore Snapdragon processor will have no trouble running even the slightly more demanding modern slots and casino games.
A handy feature exclusive to the S7 is the Game Launcher, which makes storing and categorising all your games easy, and you can also manage game notifications. There's a 64GB version available.
So, there you have it. In general, the Fire HD 10 and Samsung Galaxy S7 are certainly two of the best choices if you're looking for a device for gaming only, as they still offer enough additional features for general use while being fairly inexpensive compared to the other options.
That said, slots are becoming increasingly impressive when it comes to graphics and animations, so having a more powerful device like the One Plus 5 or iPad isn't going to hurt. Having something a little more powerful now could save you money in the long run, as you won't need to update your gaming device for a while. They're also superb for general use, too.