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Top 5 gaming smartphones in Jan 2012

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Here's the list of top 5 gaming phones that have impressed gamers.

Smartphones are popular with users not only for their utility, but also because they are very good on the go entertainment devices. Gaming applications especially have upped the popularity of smartphones in recent times. This has also forced manufacturers to develop powerful handsets.

The Mobile Indian had come out with a Top 5 gaming phones list in October last year, but since then many new gaming smartphones have been launched in the market. Here is a list of those handsets and it will help you identify the best device for your needs.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play (MRP: Rs 21,999)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play did not immediately become popular after launch despite its extensive gaming capabilities and controls, but it has gradually grown strong in the market.

Xperia Play is an officially certified PlayStation device with PSP-like controls including slide out track pads, which are capacitive.

In terms of hardware, Xperia Play features a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with dedicated Adreno 205 graphics engine, which ensures smoother and faster graphics performance — a must for a gaming device. In total, it has 400 MB of internal storage that doubles up as ROM. Besides, 512 MB of RAM has been added to this device as well to keep the performance speedy and zippy.

Although the device now has a smaller (4 inch) screen as compared to most smartphones, its been compensated by the resolution (480 x 854 pixels) and by colour reproduction. Besides, its stereo sound output perfectly complements the gaming experience.

Xperia Play runs on Google Android that has hundreds of free and paid games. Also, Sony Ericsson continually releases free premium games especially for Xperia Play.

For more content users can use PlayStation suite, a dedicated store for PlayStation certified devices. Now, with the ICS update announced, the new age operating system will soon be making its way for the device and will hopefully bring some new and exciting features with it.

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