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Top 5 Android Phones For Gaming In 2023
Gaming phones, in addition to what regular phones can do, come with special features, like high refresh rate displays, powerful processors, and exceptional cooling mechanisms that enhance your overall experience. We'll explore the top five gaming phones you can purchase in 2023.
Nubia Red Magic 8 Pro
In the U.S., the Red Magic 8 Pro by Nubia is available for $649 for the 12/256GB variant (or $799 for the 16/512GB), which makes it the most affordable model on our list. This phone offers a tough-to-beat 6,000 mAh battery, an in-chassis cooling fan (up to 20,000 rpm), and if you enjoy first-person shooter or racing games, you'll love the shoulder triggers (520 Hz).
Black Shark 5 Pro
Moving up the price ladder, we have the Black Shark 5 Pro by Xiaomi, which costs $729 for the 8/128GB variant. Under the hood, it runs on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC (4nm), which is slightly less powerful than the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC but provides a seamless gaming experience. The chipset features Adreno 740 GPU (without ray-tracing).