1. Post #1
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    First of all, I'm new to all Android stuff things. I never had smartphone so all of this is new to me. Previously I asked my friend who knows what's better, and he said that I should either choose LG P500 or ZTE Blade. Now, my question is : Which smartphone is better for games and stuff? I preffer LG P500 since it's cheaper but maybe ZTE Blade will be worth extra money.

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    Neither. Galaxy SII is your answer almost universally. Not exactly the budget end of the spectrum, but it's hailed by just about everybody as the best phone on the market. Be aware, though, if you want to buy a cellphone for gaming, you're probably better off with a Vita or 3DS.
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  3. Post #3
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    neither, they're both pretty old
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    Both of them run a 600mHz Processor and 512MB of RAM (only 418 usable) and are quite old, i own the P500.

    If your budget is that low i would save up, or look into used phones even

  5. Post #5
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    Well, my budget is really low. And I know that if I want something for gaming I should buy Vita or 3DS but I can't call someone on them. So, chances are slim that I'll get something cheap and not bad neither good?

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    I'd go with the Galaxy Nexus
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  7. Post #7
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    don't get a phone for gaming
    it's pretty good at casual games like angry birds and fruit ninja, but having a controller is a 100 times better.

    Edited:

    and you won't be able to play a lot of games on those old phones
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    don't get a phone for gaming
    it's pretty good at casual games like angry birds and fruit ninja, but having a controller is a 100 times better.

    Edited:

    and you won't be able to play a lot of games on those old phones
    Well there's emulators for old consoles.
    But yeah, the controller interface is bound to suck dicks.

  9. Post #9
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    What you really need for games, tons of RAM and CPU

    The SGSII has 16GB internal space which can be used to store game files, it's a lot of space, the graphics heavy Modern Combat 3 only takes up 1.4GB. It also has 1GB of RAM which is a lot. When idling, you get 800mb+ free of ram. It has a really fast dual-core 1.2GHz processor, the 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragons are not as fast as the SGSII.
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    Well, my budget is really low. And I know that if I want something for gaming I should buy Vita or 3DS but I can't call someone on them. So, chances are slim that I'll get something cheap and not bad neither good?
    Last i checked, the P500 is around $200 US, and there's plenty of used last-gen phones that are in good condition for that price, maybe even some Tegra 2 phones.

  11. Post #11
    Dennab
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    Last i checked, the P500 is around $200 US, and there's plenty of used last-gen phones that are in good condition for that price, maybe even some Tegra 2 phones.
    Since the Gnex came out I've seen the old Nexus S going for decent prices off contract.
    Got my NS for 200.

    Edited:

    My first Droid was the Blade, I couldn't really fault it for the price. I thought the AMOLED display was cool.

  12. Post #12
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    What you really need for games, tons of RAM and CPU

    The SGSII has 16GB internal space which can be used to store game files, it's a lot of space, the graphics heavy Modern Combat 3 only takes up 1.4GB. It also has 1GB of RAM which is a lot. When idling, you get 800mb+ free of ram. It has a really fast dual-core 1.2GHz processor, the 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragons are not as fast as the SGSII.
    That sounds like advice a tech illiterate who thinks they know things would give out.

    Most newer CPUs will cover it, but it's down to the GPU a lot more now. But you do have it right with the snapdragons (current gen not A15) not being as fast as the Exynos.

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    That sounds like advice a tech illiterate who thinks they know things would give out.

    Most newer CPUs will cover it, but it's down to the GPU a lot more now. But you do have it right with the snapdragons (current gen not A15) not being as fast as the Exynos.
    Sorry, was applying PC gaming to Android gaming

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    Sorry, was applying PC gaming to Android gaming
    RAM and CPU only mean so much
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    I'm playing Crash Bandicoot 3 on my Galaxy SII at the moment, the controls are a bit tough to get used to but it runs fantastically.

  16. Post #16
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    The next Xperia Play. Not the current one, that's pretty shit.
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    I would look more for a phone with a physical keyboard too.

    Would help a lot with emulators. Or if maybe someone would give me a tip how the fuck do I connect my wiimote to my phone?

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    I would look more for a phone with a physical keyboard too.

    Would help a lot with emulators. Or if maybe someone would give me a tip how the fuck do I connect my wiimote to my phone?
    Try googling it, there's tons of android apps and guides.

  19. Post #19
    I wasted a dollar on a stupid title.
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    I have a Blade.
    You ain't running shit on this thing.

    Ok, most apps work, but as far as games, hell no.

    Edited:

    OP, where do you live and what's your budget?
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    The next Xperia Play. Not the current one, that's pretty shit.
    When it was released last year, it was very underpowered and overpriced compared to other smartphones at the release price at the time. It's roughly $450 dollars today (no contract) and at that price, you can get much better phones with better specs.

    As said before, you could wait for the Xperia Play 2.

  21. Post #21
    Dennab
    February 2012
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    I have a Blade.
    You ain't running shit on this thing.

    Ok, most apps work, but as far as games, hell no.

    Edited:

    OP, where do you live and what's your budget?
    You were pretty much limited to the following with that phone;

    Angry Birds
    Gameboy emulator
    C64 emulator
    Amiga emulator
    Specrtum emulator
    Tetris
    Snake
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  22. Post #22
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    the proper Droid/Milestone series with the slide-out physical keyboards are probably your best bet for gaming. The Droid 3 and 4 are fairly powerful with dual core processors, and the physical keyboard allows you to play things like emulated gameboy games somewhat comfortably.

    However no Android phone on the market can really compare to a 3DS or PSVITA

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    or how about, you know, the phone with a gamepad? for gaming?



    tbh you're looking at the absolute rock bottom of phones, and if there's one thing i've learned about technology it's that you should never try to aim low or try to shoehorn something into a small budget unless you know absolutely exactly what you are doing

    Edited:

    so save up for a real phone you schmuck
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  24. Post #24
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    'gaming' on a phone is a joke
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  25. Post #25
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    I have a Blade.
    You ain't running shit on this thing.

    Ok, most apps work, but as far as games, hell no.

    Edited:

    OP, where do you live and what's your budget?
    Poland, budget is low. (That's why I'm not aiming for super elite pro gaming mobile phone of all times but simply a phone that can run a nice game, like Anomaly Warzone Earth, Osmos. I know that Wildfire S can't run both of them because I tried them on my friend phone).

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    'gaming' on a phone is a joke
    because people would believe or treat phones/tablets as consoles

    who here believes that phones/tablets are consoles? y/n?

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    because people would believe or treat phones/tablets as consoles

    who here believes that phones/tablets are consoles? y/n?
    If I had a tablet I would hook up a bluetooth controller to it and stick a whole bunch of emulators on it and treat it as a portable console, yes.

  28. Post #28
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    June 2011
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    best phone games are the old nokia ones.


    OP, you should just grab a cheap prepaid flip phone and grab a 3ds or a vita.
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  29. Post #29
    I wasted a dollar on a stupid title.
    nikomo's Avatar
    September 2007
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    Poland, budget is low. (That's why I'm not aiming for super elite pro gaming mobile phone of all times but simply a phone that can run a nice game, like Anomaly Warzone Earth, Osmos. I know that Wildfire S can't run both of them because I tried them on my friend phone).
    Osmos doesn't work on Blade, I got it from Humble Bundle Android.

  30. Post #30
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    December 2009
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    I have a blade, angry birds is kinda playable on this thing.

    But no, its not for gaming.