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Features your smartphone must have if you are a gamer

What do you do when you are waiting for the friends who are just 5 minutes away for the last hour? Or when you are getting shoved around in the metro or the local while going to college? If you are anything like me, you’ll whip out your phone and start playing a game. From single hand tap games to complex multi touch fps, mobile phones have it all now. But do you have the phone to play it all?

 

Here are 5 specs an ideal gaming phone must have:

1. OS: No, we are not talking about the Android vs others war. Here it’s more about which version of the OS you are using. Newer, the better so go for lollipop or a later one for optimum performance. Moreover, updated OS also helps with better and bug-free experience.

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2. Processor: If your phone has a brain, it’s the processor (CPU, GPU and chipset mainly). It, as the name suggests, processes the instructions and executes the commands. So, faster the processor, smoother the performance though anything around 1.5GHz would work wonders.

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3. Memory: Here we’ll call RAM and internal storage collectively as memory. This is where you’ll store your game files and as well as the frequently used instructions. Lack of enough RAM would make your game lag and you irritated. You’ll need at least 2GB RAM and 32 GB storage for HD games.

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4. Display: Where the whole game is played on and through the screen, it has to be good. You’ll need really good resolution for HD action games especially. 1080 X 1920 pixels with about 401 ppi on at least 5 inch screen is ideal for a gaming phone. This is what you’ll get in the most expensive phones today. Untitled-2

5. Battery: What’s the point of having everything if your phone doesn’t let you play for more than a couple of hours, right? This is why a gamer’s phone must have a good battery life. XOLO Black, with its 3200 mAh battery is a perfect solution for your itchy fingers.

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10 Android Apps Gaming lovers MUST AVOID to save battery from draining out fast!

Many are worried as well as curious to find out why smartphone's battery keeps draining so fast. While, there are many reason to drain your battery faster than your exception. One could by the apps you are using on the smartphone. The security company, AVG, has came up with a quarterly Android App Performance Report that shows up all the apps that are causing battery drain. AVG has studied one million of its users to see which apps were the most consuming data, battery and storage on their devices.

We have jotted down the top 10 gaming apps that drains battery faster. Take a look at the slider below to know more.

This is the first game to come in the series developed by King. Candy Crush Saga is completely free to play but some in-game items such as extra moves or lives will require payment. You need to switch and match your way through hundreds of levels in this puzzle adventure. The game progress automatically sync between mobile and tablet devices and unlock the full game features when connected to the internet. The app is available in the Google Play Store.

The Pet Rescue Saga is also developed by the maker of Candy Crush Saga. Similar to its other gaming apps, the Pet Rescue Saga is free to play but some in-game items such as extra moves or lives will require payment. The app is about rescuing the pets by matching two or more blocks of the same color to clear the level and rescue the pets from the evil Pet Snatchers. The app is available on Google Play Store.

Supercell developed the strategy gaming app: the Clash of Clans. The app is free to download and play, however some game items can be purchased. You have to build your village to fend off raiders, battle against millions of players worldwide and forge a powerful clan with others to destroy enemy clans. The app is available on Google Play Store.

The Farm Heroes Saga is also developed by the maker of Candy Crush Saga. Like other apps by the developers, the Farm Heroes Saga is also free to play but some in-game items such as extra moves or lives will require payment. You need to switch and match three or more adorable crops to clear the level. The app is available on Google Play Store.

Similar to the Candy Crush Saga, the Cookie Jam is also a puzzle gaming app developed by SGN. The gaming app has hundreds of unique levels. You need to switch and match three or more cookie jams to clear the level. You can seamless sync the game progress across multiple devices and platforms. The app is available on Google Play Store.

Boom Beach it similar to the Clash of Clans strategy gaming apps developed by Supercell. You have to attack enemy bases to free enslaved islanders and unlock the secrets of tropical paradise. Create a Task Force with players around the world to take on the enemy together. The app is available on Google Play Store.

From the makers of Candy Crush Saga comes the Bubble Witch 2 Saga. The Bubble Witch 2 Saga is the second version of the gaming app. Stella and her cats need your help to fend off the dark spirits that are plaguing their land. Travel the realm bursting as many bubbles as you can. The app is available on Google Play Store.

 

Solitaire by MobilityWare is one of the popular card game available in the app market. The app comes with Daily Challenges each day, and you have to solve the challenge and receive a crown for that day. The app is similar to play as you play in the Windows PC. The app is available on Google Play Store.

Pou, a unique gaming app is developed by Zakeh. You need to take of an alien pet. You have to feed it, clean it, play with it and watch it grow up while leveling up and unlocking different wallpapers and outfits to satisfy your unique taste. The app is available on Google Play Store.

Source Gizbot

Don’t Do These 9 Mistakes With Your New Android Smartphone

You have probably heard a lot about what to do and what not to do during you Android purchase, but remain skeptical about its usage. Here are the top 9 things to avoid when getting your first Android phone.

#1 Google Play Store is the Android equivalent of the App Store on iOS. It has products and services ranging from apps, music, movies to even Google's devices. If you are planning to grab one of them, don't purchase Play Store cards as they cannot be used to devices on the Store; you will end up losing your money.

#2 Android phones are made by hundreds of OEMs across the world and each manufacturer. This creates the problem of software updates being inconsistent on each device. While some phones get faster updates, don't even see the latest Android update till 10-11 months after launch.

#3 Unlike iOS, Android is completely open source and thus prone to spyware and virus attacks. The Play Store has many kinds of sketchy apps that may work differently than advertised, so always download apps based on the reviews and real-life experiences from verified people.

#4 Facebook is an extremely heavy Android app, along with a data sucker. The best option is to skip the Facebook apps like Messenger and go for lighter options. Apps like Tinfoil and Metal are good alternatives for your social media experience.

#5 Rooting is the process of tweaking your Android device in such a way that gives it superuser rights to perform functions that it was earlier incapable of. Rooting gives administrative permission to certain apps. Root your phone only if you are completely confident, otherwise you'll end up bricking it.

#6 With the crazy advent of fingerprint and iris scanners on smartphones, it is almost certain that your Android smartphone sports one of these to give it the extra edge in protection. It is highly recommended to protect it with a PIN or password.

#7 Android smartphones let you create a seamless user experience across devices. The best way to sync your contacts and back them up is by storing them on your Google account, rather than the phone itself. This ensures that they remain on the cloud and accessible anywhere.

#8 This is a common misconception that killing recent apps all the time helps reduce the load on the processor and improves RAM and battery performance. The fact is that the opposite happens. RAM and battery actually deteriorates because of the extra load of opening and refreshing apps again and again.

#9 It's almost senseless to mentions this again, but you do not need to use task killers on Android. Android is able to manage background resources just fine without your intervention.

Source Gizbot