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Old September 1st, 2010, 10:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm more of a hardcore gamer, i.e. I find stuff like minesweeper or solitaire boring and I'd much rather be playing something like heavy gunner or quake 2. I've found my HTC Hero can't really handle games like that (heavy gunner lags so bad it's unplayable). What's the best Android phone for gaming?

Also I guess I should mention I'm on Cellular South (local carrier for mid-south regions, TN/MS mainly) and they've got the Motoral Milestone/Droid and will be getting the HTC Desire eventually. So between the Milestone and the Desire which seems to be better for 3D intensive gaming?

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mine using samsung i5700 spica, a lot game can not play.

but..., want better 3d game experience, grab nintendo DS or psp
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As of now I would recommend the Samsung Galaxy S line of phones (Vibrant, Fascinate, Captivate, EPIC 4g) as the video processor in it simply rivals other phones at the time. Out of the 4, the epic 4g most likely is the best as it has a physical keyboard and allows for the best options as far as controls.

Any phone that currently has been updated with Froyo 2.2 would be a great selection as well, as the new system update really speeds things up.

In addition, im sure if you wait a month or two there may be better phones coming out...as that is how it seems to go. Check out droiddog.com for info on upcoming phone releases for your carrier.
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Epic (for now) would be king. Nice screen size and good keyboard. Big IFS, but:

IF 2.2 was easy to put on the Galaxy S and not wait on Samsung
IF the Epic came to VZW and had the 16gb that Tmo has

I would buy it Heck, I would get it, even with the 2GB the VZW version has
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SGS phones are simply the fastest out there... but the Epic wins due to the physical keyboard. It's not as good as a controller, but it should prove better than on screen controls for emulators and such.

It's so fast it doesn't even need 2.2.
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Basically, Galaxy S is great for games - to bad it sucks as a phone.

HTC Desire is a fantastic phone, but it is not ever going to be a 3D king. That said, the recent Need for Speed game has shown the Desire can produce graphics on par with the iPhone.
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How about Milestone/Droid vs. Desire, how do they stack up in terms of being able to run 3d games smoothly?
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Galaxy S, only phone that comes close is the Droid X,

If you like gaming, don't waste time with the current HTC range or the Nexus One, their high end devices all use snapdragon which is already outdated imo, soon to be replaced by higher clocked dual core versions with faster intergrated graphics.

Desire uses some version as the Nexus One, Galaxy S isnt included here but it was it would easily be faster than the Droid X.



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Hello all! This is my first post but I felt like I should contribute. Before rooting my HTC Hero I was looking for the next big jump on an android phone. I had my eye on this little beauty. Its highly unlikely that this is the final product. Sony is integrating its PSP into an Android OS. Instead of a QWERTY keyboard we are looking at a slide out controller like the new iteration of the Sony PSP.

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Hello all! This is my first post but I felt like I should contribute. Before rooting my HTC Hero I was looking for the next big jump on an android phone. I had my eye on this little beauty. Its highly unlikely that this is the final product. Sony is integrating its PSP into an Android OS. Instead of a QWERTY keyboard we are looking at a slide out controller like the new iteration of the Sony PSP.

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Sony Ericsson Readying an Android 3.0 PlayStation Phone?
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best phone for gaming is the original droid OC'd with a game gripper for PSX4DROID.

easy!
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I think any higher tier android phone this year will be fine, or you can wait for that PSP/Android phone that Engadget broke news on
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Cool, thanks all. I'll definitely be going for something with a physical keyboard, right now I'm leaning towards the Milestone/Droid.
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I don't agree that a keyboard is needed at all, I have no trouble playing PSX games with on screen controls.

Also most games will be designed for phones with no keyboard, for the simple reason iPhone has no keyboard! and best games so far are all iPhone ports.
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I lean toward something with a physical keyboard not for gaming but for typing. The virtual keyboard on my hero doesn't always perform the best. Gets a little laggy when typing fast which can cause spelling errors. It's a real pain after I've typed a long message to find half the words misspelled just cause I was typing too fast.
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The Galaxy S line has by far the best GPU. If you are mostly playing SNS games with an SNES emulator, the Droid with a gamegripper is a good option.
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The EPIC is the best phone out for games. Fastest CPU/GPU, 4" screen, and it has a keyboard. Playing action games on a touchscreen is not nearly as much fun with tactile buttons and your fingers out of the way!
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I'm more of a hardcore gamer, i.e. I find stuff like minesweeper or solitaire boring and I'd much rather be playing something like heavy gunner or quake 2. I've found my HTC Hero can't really handle games like that (heavy gunner lags so bad it's unplayable). What's the best Android phone for gaming?

Also I guess I should mention I'm on Cellular South (local carrier for mid-south regions, TN/MS mainly) and they've got the Motoral Milestone/Droid and will be getting the HTC Desire eventually. So between the Milestone and the Desire which seems to be better for 3D intensive gaming?
HTC HD2 - IMHO.

Awesome bit of kit.

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Awesome bit of kit.

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Galaxy S, only phone that comes close is the Droid X,

If you like gaming, don't waste time with the current HTC range or the Nexus One, their high end devices all use snapdragon which is already outdated imo, soon to be replaced by higher clocked dual core versions with faster intergrated graphics.

Desire uses some version as the Nexus One, Galaxy S isnt included here but it was it would easily be faster than the Droid X.





That's BS, it's a great phone.
Anyone have experience with the new Samsung phones and/or a benchmark graph like this one?
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My epic is amazing for gaming. It can even run shitty iphone ports well.
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Acer BeTouch E110 is best android phone for gaming. One of its most popular features is the control it offers. It is likened to a track pad or joystick style of control. Which best gaming.
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Anyone have experience with the new Samsung phones and/or a benchmark graph like this one?
Not been able to find one, i'd run it myself if I knew how to run the timedemo and get the result.

But it will be faster than the Droid X, Droid X uses SGX530, iPhone 4 used SGX535, Galaxy S uses SGX540.

I'd guess around 60fps.
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hahahahaha good one .
i love the HD2.....loads of Android builds for it now....definitely the best 4 gaming - especially as it's the only 4.3" screen A N D R O I D phone..heheh ;-)

Performance aint bad - as you can see from below..heheh ;-)
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i love the HD2.....loads of Android builds for it now....definitely the best 4 gaming - especially as it's the only 4.3" screen A N D R O I D phone..heheh ;-)

Performance aint bad - as you can see from below..heheh ;-)
Uses Snapdragon so it's never going to be the best for gaming..

Galaxy S with lag fix available from the market scores 2200 in that benchmark.

Heres mine..



Will be even higher when 2.2 is released.
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Nice to see the 2.2 nexus one is right up there, same hardware as my desire! Surprised to see the change from 2.1 to 2.2 make that much difference though! What app is that by the way, and what is it actually benchmarking? Just the CPU I assume?
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Uses Snapdragon so it's never going to be the best for gaming..

Galaxy S with lag fix available from the market scores 2200 in that benchmark.

Heres mine..



Will be even higher when 2.2 is released.
I saw some dude get 2.1k on HD2.
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I saw some dude get 2.1k on HD2.
Yeah, but was that with 2.1 or 2.2? Did he overclock the cpu?

My score is with 2.1, no overclock.

For a fair comparison, what does a HD2 score with 2.1?
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Anyone can score 2000+ on quadrant because you can EASILY abuse the flaw in the I/O portion of the benchmark. From now on, I don't trust any score that doesn't come from quadrant pro (this version shows you how much of your score came from each part of the benchmark. Every phone scoring 2000+ is getting a huge amount from I/O.
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Anyone can score 2000+ on quadrant because you can EASILY abuse the flaw in the I/O portion of the benchmark. From now on, I don't trust any score that doesn't come from quadrant pro (this version shows you how much of your score came from each part of the benchmark. Every phone scoring 2000+ is getting a huge amount from I/O.
Well thats hardly a flaw, I'd noted exactly where the score is coming from eariler in the post, it's using the lag fix!

No need for Pro version to tell us that.
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Well thats hardly a flaw, I'd noted exactly where the score is coming from eariler in the post, it's using the lag fix!

No need for Pro version to tell us that.
I have the Galaxy S and is by far the best for gaming indeed but that Quadrant test has been exposed as VERY flawed...havent you guys seeing that 9K score as a test of this issue?
I score 2500 btw.
In any case, you want the current best, it is the Galaxy S.
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Hi bmagsipoc,

Hmm,

I recall a device called the "ODROID" made by creative or somethin,
can't remeber now....... Oldtimers Foundation hahahaa i am getting slow!

It has a propper hardware keys specifically built for games but i don't know when or even if it will ever be released.

Here: ODROID in action, and what action it is! Specs, Reviews, News and Price Info - MobileWhack.com

And it looks like SonyEricsson will / maybe be developing an android device and will be the successor to the PSP. (This is a rumor only though....so don't know exactly dude)

Here: Sony PSP Android Phone To Take On iPhone 4G

And finnally there is the Zii Egg.... however, this is strictly for devs at the moment, I wanted 1 of these SO badly, but live in South Africa so i don't think i can get one here... sad actually cause it's a lovely piece of hardware....

Zii.com

Oppsy, they have changed out the OS by the looks of the zii egg....
Looks propreitary now...

Hope this clarifies your decision for ya.

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Galaxy S, only phone that comes close is the Droid X,

If you like gaming, don't waste time with the current HTC range or the Nexus One, their high end devices all use snapdragon which is already outdated imo, soon to be replaced by higher clocked dual core versions with faster intergrated graphics.

Desire uses some version as the Nexus One, Galaxy S isnt included here but it was it would easily be faster than the Droid X.


I would say the Droid 2 comes close too since it has the same chips inside as the X. And The Droid 2 has a keyboard. Although I dont like the arrow keys setup on the Droid 2. I think the D Pad from the Droid 1 is probably better.

I agree with the Epic being the best right now, just for having that keyboard. I tried playing Tecmo Bowl for NES on my X....touch screen only controls suck ...lol (for certain games anyway...driving, flying and flying shooting games are probably fine..I played some Rad Racer for NES and it was ok.)

I dont need to use the Wiimote Controller cuz I have a Wii and just use the emulators on the Wii.

What yall think about that HTC Vision? That might take the place of the X and Droid 2 as being closest to matching the Galaxy S phones for best gaming phones.
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The HTC vision is interesting. I definitely will keep an eye on that phone as more info is released! One thing is for sure. HTC is hungry and they are going to keep working to try to beat Samsung and Motorola now that they are putting some serious contenders on the shelves! Funny to think that just 8 months ago the Nexus one was the bad boy on the block.
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Most people posting are simply looking at cpu/graphics speed as the determining factor of a gaming machine.... Some mention a physical keyboard.

For MANY games the Droid 1 D-pad is a huge benefit, and yes, the add-on game controller for the D1 is another big benefit.

As has been noted, Quadrant scores don't mean ALL that much but my rooted D1 runs 1500 on quadrant so they can move right along.

The D1 will always be hampered with the lack of a gpu chip that many of the newer phones have...but if you want convenient enjoyable gaming the keyboard/D-pad combo on the D1 is hard to beat...and you can find D1's for a very reasonable price without a contract...root them and have a VERY capable machine.


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The D1 will always be hampered with the lack of a gpu chip that many of the newer phones have...but if you want convenient enjoyable gaming the keyboard/D-pad combo on the D1 is hard to beat...and you can find D1's for a very reasonable price without a contract...root them and have a VERY capable machine.
That D-pad is invaluable... but most people didn't like it due to the way it affected the rest of the keyboard. I really wish the Epic had something similar. It's harder to use a regular keyboard and try and emulate a real gaming d-pad.
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I never really looked at the Epic's keyboard until the last 2 posts...it has that arrow setup I hate...

Cant manufactures make the arrow keys on these phones like the D Pad's on console controllers? Why have the down arrow flush with the L/R arrows like that? Space issues? For gaming, that D Pad on the Droid 1 is nice. Especially playing football.

I think u can map other keys to be like the a D Pad. If u can, the Epic looks like it would take 9 keys to be a good D Pad alternative. They way the keys are offset on the Droid 2....I wouldnt even try it....Now looking at my Droid 1, the keys/rows arent offset...I hate to say it but I think I like the keyboard setup on the Droid 1 better vs the Droid 2..

This thread helped me realize another thing I would look for in a future phone: A very specific keyboard setup. (even tho I dont really like the physical keyboards anymore)
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Droid X is by far the best!
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I think u can map other keys to be like the a D Pad. If u can, the Epic looks like it would take 9 keys to be a good D Pad alternative. They way the keys are offset on the Droid 2....I wouldnt even try it....Now looking at my Droid 1, the keys/rows arent offset...I hate to say it but I think I like the keyboard setup on the Droid 1 better vs the Droid 2..
This is what I do on my Epic. With emulators you can remap keys. I haven't found a single game on the market that lets you, but all emulators can. I've managed to come up with a pretty decent d-pad setup using 9 keys like you said. It's still nothing like a real d-pad... and in games that require precise movement, it's not really usable.

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The HTC vision is interesting. I definitely will keep an eye on that phone as more info is released! One thing is for sure. HTC is hungry and they are going to keep working to try to beat Samsung and Motorola now that they are putting some serious contenders on the shelves! Funny to think that just 8 months ago the Nexus one was the bad boy on the block.
If it does use a dual core cpu then it's a bonus but you can't run the latest games using just a cpu, so it all comes down to the intergrated graphics and how it compares to the current generation.

e.g. what would run better or rather what would you prefer?

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Dual Core 2.2GHz
Intergated Graphics

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Single Core 2.2GHz (faster clock for clock)
Dedicated Graphics Card.
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If it does use a dual core cpu then it's a bonus but you can't run the latest games using just a cpu, so it all comes down to the intergrated graphics and how it compares to the current generation.

e.g. what would run better or rather what would you prefer?

PC #1
Dual Core 2.2GHz
Intergated Graphics

PC #2
Single Core 2.2GHz (faster clock for clock)
Dedicated Graphics Card.
When it comes to video games, the computer with the dedicated graphics card would handle games much better, but the first PC would handle everything else better.
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When it comes to video games, the computer with the dedicated graphics card would handle games much better, but the first PC would handle everything else better.
So long as the application is multithreaded, if not the single core cpu which is faster clock for clock will be faster.

More cores doesnt always mean more performance.
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Right now the Galaxy S phones (Vibrant, Fascinate, Captivate, Epic 4g) have the most powerful CPU/GPU combo in the market.

Just watch this video
YouTube - Samsung Captivate benchmarks and graphics test

Shows a graphical benchmark of games. Captivate owned the Droid X and Evo 4g and even the Froyo Nexus one. Plus on the Super AMOLED, the graphics are beautiful. For gaming, get a Galaxy S.
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