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Cheap Phones for Gaming

Remember when video games could only come on hulking great machines that weighed a ton, featuring graphics so rough and jagged they could take your eye out? Luckily, with today’s technology moving faster than Superman at dinnertime, you can now carry next-generation video games around in your pocket.

Smartphone games are awesome, because you can play them on the bus, in bed, even secretively at work (or not so secretively – depends how much you value your job). Whether you’re a casual gamer or a die-hard nut, there’s always a game ready to step in whenever you’re feeling bored.

You may worry that the latest games would be too much work for your average affordable handset, but you’d be surprised. With today’s budget phones rocking more awesome specs than ever before, there’s a fair few phones out there that don't break the bank but are still crammed with tip-top gaming tech.

So if you’re bored of Candy Crush, or fed up with Angry Birds, why not check out the smartphones at the cheaper end of the market that can still deliver the goods. Game on!

Samsung Galaxy J3

The Galaxy J3 ticks all the boxes for a great gaming smartphone, particularly the large 5 inch screen, that rocks out the graphics at a not-too-shabby 720p HD resolution. Your favourite blockbuster titles will look the bees’ knees on this super AMOLED display, while a quad-core processor keeps things running smoothly behind the scenes.

Samsung Galaxy J3
HTC Desire 530

Another handset with a big, bold display with the HTC Desire 530. Again, there’s a 720p HD display and quad-core processor to ensure your games both look, and handle like a treat. The Desire 530 scores bonus points for its design which features a unique microsplash design, meaning you’ll be sure to turn heads whenever you whip it out.

HTC Desire 530
Alcatel Idol 3

We’ve saved the best for last, with the Alacatel Idol 3. It may cost a few pennies more than the previously mentioned phones, but it still inhabits the affordable end of the smartphone spectrum. Boasting a 5.5 inch display with a full 1080p resolution, you’re games will look better than ever, while a Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor means silky smooth gameplay with not a lag in sight.

Alcatel Idol 3