What are the best budget smartphones for gaming?

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    #1Nokia 6

    Nokia 6

    The Nokia 6 is the awaited return of the pioneers of mobile technology. The Nokia 6 offers a 5.5-inch display and 32Gb of internal storage. It features stock-Android 7.1 that guarantee regular updates. 

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    Justin Duncan
    Written on March 12, 2018
    "This is a great phone with Dolby sound and it comes from Nokia, one of the "classic" big dogs in the mobile world. The specs on this phone are fantastic for the price you'll pay, but the link points to an version of this phone with ads and offers from Amazon -- kind of like the lower priced Kindles. And you need to be a Prime member to order it. I'm ok with that advertising, but not everyone would be, which is why I went one star lower. Otherwise this is really an awesome phone with a midrange price."
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    #2Honor 6X

    Honor 6X

    The Honor 6X is a mid-range smartphone featuring dual-SIM tray for one GSM 4G and another GSM 2G cards. It has dual lens 12MP camera, Android 7.0 with EMUI 5.1, 32Gb of internal memory and 3GB of RAM. 

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    Linda Wallace
    Written on March 10, 2018
    "I like this phone because the battery life on it is really good. I can get a full day of gaming and use of other apps on this phone without a drain of the battery. The only draw back is that I cannot choose my carrier. The phone itself is lightweight, I can carry it around easily. It's not bulky by any means. The memory is good and I always have an extra amount of storage should I need more. I've installed a few games on this phone and they all work really well. A great phone for gaming!"
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    #3Honor 5X

    Honor 5X

    The Honor 5X is a mid-range smartphone that features 16Gb the possibility to expand the internal storage or use the second tray to install a second SIM card. It also has a 1080p 5.5 inches screen, 13MP camera and Android 5.1 Lolipop. 

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    Pranav Patel
    Written on March 15, 2018
    "Honor 5X is a cell phone available from Amazon.com for $159.89. It has pretty impressive specs and works on the AT&T and T-Mobile networks. It doesn't work on the Verizon or Sprint Networks. It has 16GB of ROM, 2 GB of RAM and a 5.5 inch HD screen and runs Android 5.1. The 2 GB of RAM makes this a nice phone for gaming. It fits the topic very nicely."
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    #4Sony Xperia XA

    Sony Xperia XA

    Sony Xperia XA is an Android-based smartphone with a borderless 5" display. It comes equipped with an Octa-core processor and a reliable 2300mAh battery. This unit has a 16 GB internal storage and 2GB RAM.

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    Rose Jacobs
    Written on March 3, 2018
    "Decently priced smartphone with a big display that is good for gaming but bad battery life. "
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    #5LG Q6

    LG Q6

    The LG Q6 is a mid-range phone by LG that features the pre-installed selection of applications by Amazon to enjoy media content in a huge 5.5" FUll HD+IPS. It features also a 13MP autofocus rear camera and a 5MP wide-angle and the Android Nougat 7.1. 

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    Raymond Moore
    Written on March 8, 2018
    "This phone is packed with features. It comes with a lot of pre-installed applications that would seem to be very useful. LG is definitely coming after Samsung in a real way. This is competition and one of the best phones on the market."
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    #6Xiaomi Redmi 3

    Xiaomi Redmi 3

    XiaoMi Redmi 3 is a phone with a 16Gb internal memory, Android 5.1 Snapdragon 616 64bit Octa Core 16GB ROM 2GB RAM 13.0MP + 5.0MP Cameras and a huge battery. 

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    $149.88

    Ed Tang
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "For something reasonably affordable to play all the latest games this phone is essentially terrific! Having an Octacore processor with 2GB RAm allows you to play almost any game without issue provided you have cleaned up anything going on in the background before running the game. I can't imagine paying three times the price just for the ability to play the same games that this phone supports. If you can't afford the latest and greatest iPhone or Galaxy then you would be hard-pressed to find a better alternative for the price."
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    #7Moto Z Play

    Moto Z Play

    Moto Z Play is a thin and elegant smartphone. Up to 50-hour battery and TurboPower for up to 9 hours of power in 15 minutes of charging. Features a brilliant 5.5in 1080P super AMOLED display and 16 MP laser autofocus back camera and 5 MP front camera.


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    Andrew Morales
    Written on March 6, 2018
    "Moto Z Play is a great phone with long lasting battery. It's more than enough for me although the specs are lacking compared to other phones."
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    #8Moto G5 Dual Sim

    Moto G5 Dual Sim

    The 5th generation of the Moto G is a mid-range price phone with all the features you expect on a premium phone: excellent screen, fingerprint reader, Android 7.0, dual-SIM tray, 13 MP camera and a battery of 2800mAh.

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    Lucy Mao
    Written on March 2, 2018
    "I like it. These have good reviews. They have good prices. I love it's on Amazon."
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    #9Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime

    Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime

    Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime has Dual Sim, 16GB storage and comes in different colors like white gold. It has 4g lte, fingerprint scanner, Compact Metal Design, full HD  screen, 13MP rear camera, 8MP front camera, 3300mAh battery, and more.

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    Sharon Martin
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "I will never go back to Apple devices. I was looking for a good smartphone for gaming. I found the Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime. It has been a perfect match for me."
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    #10Lenovo Phab 2 Plus

    Lenovo Phab 2 Plus

    Lenovo Phab 2 Plus is an Android-based smartphone with full 6.4" HD display and run by an octa-core processor. This mobile device comes equipped with a non-removable 4,050 mAh battery.  It comes with a 32GB internal memory and 3GB RAM. This item is currently unavailable.

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    Arthur Cruz
    Written on March 15, 2018
    "I've been looking for a decent smart phone that isn't too expensive that could be used for gaming for my son. I cam across the Lenovo Phab 2 Plus. It's the perfect size and perfect price! It plays all the games that he wants really well. It's easy to learn and to setup. We love it!"
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    #11ASUS ZenFone 4 Pro

    ASUS ZenFone 4 Pro
    This ASUS ZenFone 4 Pro has a 6GB RAM and a 64GB storage expandable to 2TBs. It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and a 5.5" Full HD IPS AMOLED display. It is a Dual Sim phone, and is ready for 4g lte.
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    Kyle Cook
    Written on March 7, 2018
    "Great phone and a great low price, this phone performs better than expensive ones I have owned."
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    #12Xolo Era 3

    Xolo Era 3

    The Xolo Era 3 is a smartphone with a 5-inch screen, 1GB RAM, and 8GB ROM. Its 8MP front camera comes with face beauty mode and a moonlight feature, making it ideal for taking pictures in low light conditions. 

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    Michael Gutierrez
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "Xolo era 3 has many special feature like moonlight camera,face beauty mode and burst mode which captures the moment so beautiful.It has a 5 inch display screen for a visual with perfection and precision.It has 8GB ROM so that we can save large files and photos."

Summary

Best What are the best budget smartphones for gaming
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Nokia 6Electronics 16 Paid
2Honor 6XElectronics 11 Paid
3Honor 5XElectronics 11 Paid
4Sony Xperia XAElectronics 11 Paid
5LG Q6Electronics 10 Paid
6Xiaomi Redmi 3Electronics 8 Paid
7Moto Z PlayElectronics 4 Paid
8Moto G5 Dual SimElectronics 3 Paid
9Samsung Galaxy J7 PrimeElectronics 3 Paid
10Lenovo Phab 2 PlusElectronics 1 Paid
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