Five key features of a superior mobile gaming experience
From the early days of playing Snake, it’s no secret that the arena of mobile gaming has evolved to an extent where it is now close on the heels of standalone gaming consoles. While the first few years of mobile gaming was characterised by crude monochrome dot matrix graphics and single channel tones, today’s devices boast screens that even the most high-end TV sets would be envious of. Major gaming titles that were previously reserved for premium standalone consoles are now also available for mobile device download, highlighting a shift in the market.
Mobile devices require a certain amount of innovation to ensure a premium user gaming experience, including high processing power, significant RAM and internal memory, enhanced screen and speaker capabilities, as well as great battery life. Here are five key features that make for the ultimate mobile gaming device.
1. High performance processor
For gaming in the mobile sector, users must consider the CPU and GPU of the device. The high processing power of an embedded chipset allows users to manage multiple tasks at the same time. In addition, an advanced chipset provides lag-free gameplay and an overall greater user experience. Apart from this, users should consider clock speed and number of cores.
2. Impressive RAM and memory
Mobile games should be experienced with a device featuring at least 2GB RAM – the greater the RAM, the greater the experience. These days, large internal storage is advantageous when playing games featuring optimal graphics. These high-resolution games are most often around 1GB in size, so if you have a device which comprises at least 64GB of internal storage, then you needn’t be worried, and the phone should provide a smooth, lag-free experience.
3. Precise display and resolution
Although display resolution may impact GPU performance, the philosophy of ‘the greater the better’ does not apply in this instance. Users must remember that GPU capacity is related to display resolution, and if the GPU is not set up for top-notch graphics, it won’t provide the optimal user experience. For a premium gaming experience, users must look for a device that provides a resolution of at least 720p. Further, users should opt for at least a 5-point multi-touch screen to allow for easier control manipulation. In terms of screen size, mobile gamers prefer a larger display to truly enjoy a game’s dynamic and extensive interface.
4. Immersive sound
We all love a good sound system that provides clear and crisp tones. In the gaming realm this allows the gamers to immerse themselves in the action, and, coupled with a high-end display, it allows them to be part of the game itself. With multiple gamers choosing to make use of the on-board speakers of the device itself instead of headphones, mobile devices must provide an extraordinary sound experience to truly satisfy hardcore gamers.
5. Sustained gaming
One of the most common annoyances for would-be mobile gamers is the fact that cellphone battery life can often interfere with game play. Mobile devices need to have extended battery life and speedy charging so that games are not interrupted.
The new HUAWEI nova 5T – The ideal device for mobile gaming
The new HUAWEI nova 5T is undoubtedly the optimal device for mobile gamers. It features the innovative and groundbreaking Kirin 980 Dual NPU AI chipset – the most powerful and intelligent chipset to date. Recognised as the world’s first 7nm mobile AI chipset, it is also the world’s first cortex-A76 architecture chipset, the world’s first dual NPU design, and the world’s first chipset that supports LTE Cat.21. These all make for an exceptional gaming experience.
The HUAWEI nova 5T is equipped with a number of innovations such as Huawei’s latest EMUI 9.1 operating system, 8GB of RAM, and its premier GPU Turbo 3.0 (Huawei’s hardware-software integrated graphics processing acceleration technology). GPU Turbo greatly increases CPU and GPU processor performances, and allows users to play more graphically-demanding games, boosting the average frame rate to the maximum level, and extending the battery life by reducing the SoC power consumption by 10%. These features culminate in a premium gaming experience, which is not only lag-free and fluid, but is also full frame with reduced latency.
Currently 25 games are supported by GPU Turbo 3.0, covering most of the popular games around the world, including Fortnite, PUBG Mobile, Vainglory, and Arena of Valour. The HUAWEI nova 5T also comes pre-installed with Google applications as well as Google Play Store, which means gamers will be spoilt for content choice.
In addition, its 6.26-inch Huawei Punch FullView display offers immersive viewing on a wafer-thin 7.87mm thick body that weighs a mere 174 grams. This mobile phone also packs Histen 6.0, Huawei's third generation headset 3D audio technology, which supports 9.1 channel for an immersive 3D audio experience unlike ever before, taking gaming and entertainment to a whole new level.
HUAWEI’s nova 5T also won’t leave you stranded mid-game, as its 22.5W SuperCharge technology enables the device’s large 3750mAh battery to charge quickly, refuelling to 50% charge in just 30 minutes.
The HUAWEI nova 5T comes in two creative colour schemes – Crush Blue and Midsummer Purple. The smartphone is available on contract from the following service providers:
- Vodacom - R599 Smart XS+ Plan
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- Telkom - R599 FREEME 1GB Plan
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