Smartphones are now becoming a dominant platform for gaming. One such gaming device is the Samsung Galaxy S7, which boasts of over 4 GB of RAM and an octa-core processor. These specs are more than enough to handle the latest games and their high requirements, but these can come at a high price.
While other Android phones are rapidly evolving to have more processing power and memory, there also needs options for those who can’t afford to buy high-tier gadgets. Fortunately, there are phones that offer decent speed and space for mainstream games like Clash of Clans. Let’s take a look at five affordable Android smartphones that can be used for your gaming needs.
1. Asus Zenfone Go 4.5
The Asus Zenfone Go 4.5 is a decent starter phone that features an Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system. It’s powered by a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm MSM8212 Snapdragon 200 Quad-core processor and features over 1GB worth of RAM. The storage memory is also generous, with an 8GB internal storage and a microSD slot that allows up to 64GB worth of expansion memory.
What makes this even more user-friendly is its ZenUI 2.0, which allows smoother operation and multitasking. The display is a 4.5 inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen which offers a decent view of the games you play, while the graphics is handled by the Adreno 302 system.
2. XiaomiRedmi 2
The XiaomiRedmi 2 is another starter phone. Slightly priced higher than the Asus, this phone features a 1.2GHz, 64-bit quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor. It also supports 1GB of RAM and 8GB worth of internal storage, which is expandable up to 32GB.
While the memory is workable, it also sports a slightly larger 4.7 inch IPS display with a 1280x720p resolution. This is paired with an Adreno 306 GPU for smoother details. All these are powered by a Samsung-made 2200 mAh battery.
3. Huawei Y6
The Huawei Y6 is another Android 5.1-based device. While its processor is a 1.1 GHz quad-core Cortex-A7, its main advantage is the memory and storage space. It features over 2GB RAM, an 8GB internal storage capacity, and a microSD that allows up to 128 GB worth of expansion space.
The phone itself is powered by a removable Li-Po 2200 mAh battery and features a 5-inch HD IPS Display with a 1280x720p resolution, making it suitable for gaming on-the-go.
4. Huawei Honor 4C
The Huawei Honor 4C features over 2GB of RAM and a 1.2Ghzocta-core processor. It boasts of over 8GB worth of space for its memory and is expandable up to 32GB.
While it runs on Android 4.4, it also features a 13-megapixel back camera and a 5-megapixel front camera. This may come in handy if your game relies on augmented reality mechanics. You also get to enjoy a decent 5-inch IPS Display, with an HD resolution of 1280x720p. All of these is powered by a slightly larger 2550 mAh Li-Po battery.
5. Asus Zenfone Go 5.5
The Asus Zenfone Go 5.5 is perhaps at the top limit for budget smartphones thanks to its 3010 mAh lithium battery and memory. The processor is a quad-core 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 with over 2GB RAM, allowing for smooth multitasking and handling of background processes. As with any gaming smartphone, battery power and processing speed are two critical elements—and this phone promises a generous helping of both. You also get a 5.5-inch, HD display with a 1280x720p resolution.
With an Android 5.1 operating system and an ASUS ZenUI, this phone promises a smooth user experience. It also has over 16GB worth of internal memory and a MicroSD slot that allows for up to 64GB worth of expandable storage.