6 Phones for Gamers & YouTube Enthusiasts

6 Phones for Gamers & YouTube Enthusiasts review

By: Mohamed Abdulrahman & Yara Elhemaily

We usually hold our personal mobile phones throughout most of our day, and the problem that many of us encounter is the battery running out before the end of the day. Some of us even resort to using a power bank, or just walk around with their charger if an electricity outlet would be available. And though these are all good solutions, we are here today to give you a different one entirely if you’re thinking of buying a new phone: buy a phone with a stronger battery.

In this review, Yaoota has prepared a list of the best six mobile phones with the strongest batteries released in 2017. That way, playing games and watching videos won’t be a problem anymore. You will find the pros, cons and user experience of each phone of the six to aid you in your purchase decision. If you like a particular one, feel free to place your order online via Yaoota and have the phone delivered to you in no time.

*Prices listed in this article are the ones provided at the time of its publication, and are subject to change according to the supply and demand of the market.

Mobile Phone Screen RAM Processor Camera Android OS Battery
LG G6 5.7” 4 GB Quad-core 13 MP Nougat 3300 mAh
Samsung S8+ Edge 6.2” 4 GB Octa-core 12 MP Nougat 3500 mAh
OnePlus 5 5.5” 6/8 GB Octa-core 16 MP Nougat 3300 mAh
Huawei P10 Plus 5.5” 4/6 GB Octa-core 20 MP Nougat 3750 mAh
HTC U11 5.5” 6 GB Octa-core 12 MP Nougat 3000 mAh
Sony Xperia XZ Premium 5.5” 2/3 GB Octa-core 13 MP Nougat 3000 mAh

You can see the detailed specs of the mobile phones on Mobihub here.

Mobihub is an Egyptian website offering you a wide variety of mobile phones from the largest mobile phone companies in Egypt and the world. Through this website, you can know of different types of mobile phones, their specifications and features, pros, cons and price.

Please note that the following phones are arranged in a descending order, starting with the one with the least battery consumption during gaming/watching YouTube videos, and ending with the one with the sixth least battery consumption in this category.

1. LG G6

Pros

  • A 5.7-inch AMOLED screen with 1440 x 2560 pixel resolution and a pixel density of 564 ppi. It also comes with an extra protective Corning Gorilla Glass 3 layer against breakage and scratches. 
  • 4 GB RAM and an internal storage of 32, 64 or 128 GB. You can add external storage up to 256 GB.
  • A 13-megapixel dual rear camera with aperture of f/1.8. One of the cameras is equipped with OIS technology and the other is equipped with a flash and laser technology.
  • The mobile phone has an extra noise-cancellation microphone and supports FM radio operation and NFC and gyroscope technologies.
  • The mobile phone supports a fingerprint sensor.
  • The battery supports fast charging technology.
  • The phone is water- and dust-resistant.

Cons

  • The mobile phone’s battery does not support wireless charging technology.
  • You cannot run both SIM cards and a memory card simultaneously; you have to forgo one of them.
  • The mobile phone’s processor is neither the latest version nor the most powerful in the market. The same goes for the protective layer, especially that it is of the fourth not the fifth generation.
  • The phone is a bit heavy (163 grams).
  • The front camera is 5 megapixels only.

User Experience

  • The mobile’s screen is distinctive and convenient to the user.
  • The user cannot reach all parts of the screen with one hand; they would need to use both hands, especially when they try to access the mobile’s notifications.
  • The LG interface enables the user to add an eye protection filter that protects the eyes from strain when reading for a long time.
  • The mobile’s performance is distinctive in terms of daily uses, whether internet surfing, photography or running more than one program at the same time. If you are a gamer, this mobile is a good choice for you, but if you wish to download large games, you will notice slight overheating, though the performance remains good.
  • The rear camera has a good performance in both normal and low lighting conditions, and it has more than one distinct photography mode that are easy to access and deal with. Through photography programs, you can capture your special photos and display them on the screen while capturing other photos. The mobile can also record videos with 4K technology.
  • The mobile phone has a higher volume than other competing water-resistant mobiles.
  • Because of the large size of the screen and the 9:18 aspect ratio, you might notice black borders at the edges of the screen when displaying photos and videos sometimes. 
  • Although the selfie camera is not the most powerful in the market, it has a wide lens, thus enabling you to take good pictures no matter the number of people posing for the picture. The absence of a flash, however, affects the quality of the picture in low lighting conditions.
  • The battery can be fully charged in less than 100 minutes only.

Check out LG G6 here.

2. Samsung S8+ Edge

Pros

  • A 6.2″ Super AMOLED, Quad HD+ screen with 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution and a pixel density of 529 ppi.
  • It also comes with an additional protective Corning Gorilla Glass 5 layer against breakage for both the screen and the body.
  • The mobile is water- and dust-resistant up to a depth of 1.5 meters and for as long as 30 minutes.
  • The mobile has an octa-core Exynos processor built on a cutting-edge 10nm, 4 GB RAM and a Mali-G71 MP20 graphics processor. The internal storage is 64 GB, and you can add an external storage of up to 256 GB.
  • The mobile supports OTG, gyroscope and NFC technology.
  • The mobile is equipped with Bluetooth 5 technology, which transfers data five times faster than the previous version.
  • A 12 MP rear camera with 1.4 micron sensor pixels, an f/1.7 lens aperture. It is equipped with a LED flash and supports 4K video recording.
  • The battery has an excellent capacity of 3500 mAh and supports fast charging and wireless charging technologies.

Cons

  • The mobile comes with a mono headset only.
  • The mobile does not support FM radio operation.
  • You cannot run both SIM cards and a memory card simultaneously; you have to forgo one of them.

User Experience

  • The design of the mobile and its shape are both beautiful, but it’s easy to smudge with fingerprints. 
  • Because of the large screen size, the user cannot reach all parts of the screen with one hand; they would need to use both hands, especially when trying to access the mobile’s notifications.
  • The fingerprint sensor’s performance is fast, but it is not suitable at all to users, especially that it is directly beside the camera, and there are no outcrops between them to tell them apart. Also, your finger being often close to the camera could end up smudging the camera lens, reducing the beauty of the pictures it takes. 
  • The screen provides an enjoyable experience regardless of the lighting condition.
  • The dimensions of the screen are different from other mobile phones. The aspect ratio ends up forming black borders at the edges sometimes when you’re displaying a picture or a video. If you try to deal with this problem and expand the angles of vision, you will find that many scenes of the movie are not displayed. The same goes for games, and this problem can make you have less fun playing games.
  • The screen provides the Multi Window technology, which minimizes the size of the content displayed on the screen to help you reach all parts with one hand.
  • Although the mobile is water-resistant, its volume is loud and not muffled. It can, however, be slightly muted when you grab the mobile with your hands.
  • The performance of the mobile is very distinct in daily and heavy use and in moving between more than one application at the same time.
  • The phone offers a good pro that wasn’t found in previous versions. That is, its capability to display games with high graphics without reducing the graphics level. At the same time, it does not affect the battery’s life, and there is no noticeable overheating after playing games.
  • The Bixby button does not work well, and you cannot control anything inside the mobile phone through it.
  • Excellent performance for the camera in different shooting modes and a very fast speed in capturing photos, thanks to the camera’s button, which facilitates opening the camera even if other programs were already running.
  • The performance of mobile’s selfie camera is satisfactory, but it is not the best among competitors.
  • The battery’s capacity is large and it supports fast charging technology, which fully charges the mobile in less than an hour and a half.
  • The battery can live up to a whole day of moderate use, and the battery’s life is not affected by increasing the efficiency of the screen.

Check out Samsung S8 Edge+ here.

3. OnePlus 5

Pros:

  • The mobile screen’s size is ideal for reading and YouTube movie enthusiasts; it comes with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and pixel density of 401 ppi. The mobile comes with an extra protective layer against breakage and scratching (Corning Gorilla Glass 3).
  • The mobile comes with a 1.9 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and an Adreno 540 Graphic processor.
  • The mobile’s RAM has two different capacities: a 6 GB version and an 8 GB version, and it comes with an internal storage of 64 GB or 128 GB.
  • The mobile phone supports fourth generation communication technology, fingerprint scanning and the operation of gyroscope virtual glasses.
  • A 16 megapixel rear camera with a lens aperture f/1.7 and LED flash and a selfie camera of similar 16 megapixels and a lens aperture f/2.0.
  • The battery is strong and supports fast charging technology.

Cons:

  • The mobile does not support the installation of additional external storage nor Radio FM operation.

User Experience:

  • The phone is made of ceramic, which gives a luxurious feeling when using it. It is characterized by the ease of holding it for a long time without tiring.  
  • The screen is distinctive when dealing with the mobile, and so is the vision in different lighting conditions. You will not experience any problems when using the mobile in the sunlight.
  • The mobile is a very convenient option for gamers, who will not feel any overheating when playing different games. Concerning the surfing and running more than one program at the same time, the performance of the mobile is very smooth.
  • The sound of the speakers of the mobile is high and pure.
  • The rear  camera is one of the most important cameras released in 2017, because of the size of the lens and the double zoom technology, which makes your photos very distinctive whatever the lighting conditions are. The same goes for the selfie camera, where the photos will impress you every time.
  • The battery supports fast charging technology, which can charge more than 50% of the battery in an hour and a half only. The battery can last more than a day of moderate and heavy use.

Check out OnePlus5 here.

4. Huawei P10 Plus

Pros

  • A 5.5-inch AMOLED screen with 1440 x 2560 pixel resolution and a pixel density of 540 ppi. 
  • The mobile is equipped with an additional protective layer against breakage (Corning Gorilla Glass 5).
  • The mobile comes with 3/6 GB RAM, a HiSilicon Kirin 960 octa-core processor, Mali-G7 MP8 graphic processor and an internal storage of 64/128 GB. You can add external storage up to 256 GB.
  • The mobile is equipped with two rear cameras: one of 20 megapixels and the other of 12 megapixels. It’s equipped with a LED flash and a lens aperture of f/1.8. The selfie camera is 8 megapixels and its lens aperture is f/1.9.
  • The battery supports fast charging technology, thanks to the type-C charging port.
  • The mobile comes with a fingerprint scanner and supports gyroscope, IR and OTG technologies. It comes with an additional noise-cancellation microphone.

Cons

  • You cannot run both SIM cards and a memory card simultaneously; you have to forgo one of them.
  • The mobile does not support FM radio operation.
  • The mobile is not water-resistant.
  • The battery does not support wireless charging technology.

User Experience

  • The screen is among the phone’s strength points.
  • The mobile edges are somewhat wide, which makes the mobile look bigger without diminishing its aesthetic shape.
  • The power button has a red color to allow easy distinguishing between it and between sound control buttons.
  • Even though the mobile’s screen is equipped with an extra layer of protection, Huawei equipped the screen with an additional protective layer against breakage to ensure maximum protection.
  • The 20 megapixel rear camera captures black and white photos and the other 12 megapixel camera captures colored photos and integrates them; thus, the photo becomes 20 megapixels and full of details. The photos are clear in low lighting conditions.
  • The mobile camera can zoom up to 3 times without losing any details or affecting the resolution.
  • The fingerprint scanner has a new location, which is under the screen of the mobile, and through it you can run the home and move inside the mobile phone freely. Through it, you can also control opening the applications available in the background of the mobile and you can also open Google Play. A nice feature for the user is that its touch is 3D, and through feeling the strength of the touch the mobile can decide what you want.
  • The mobile performance in programs and applications is smooth, and if you are a gaming enthusiast, this mobile will be a distinctive choice for you. You won’t experience any lags or overheating. 
  • You can also copy more than one social media program on your mobile and run them at the same time using different accounts.

Check out Huawei P10 Plus here.

5. HTC U11 

Pros

  • A 5.5- inch Super  LCD screen with AMOLED technology, 1440 x 2560 pixel resolution and a pixel density of 540 ppi. It also comes with an extra protective layer against breakage (Corning Gorilla Glass 5).
  • 6 GB RAM, an octa-core processor and internal storage with a capacity of 46 and 128 GB. You can add an external storage up to 256 GB.
  • The mobile is water- and dust-resistant and has a fingerprint scanner. 
  • The mobile supports NFC and gyroscope technologies.
  • A 12-megapixel rear camera with OIS technology  and f/1.7 lens aperture. The selfie camera is 16 megapixels with f/2.0 lens aperture. 
  • The battery supports fast charging technology.

Cons

  • The mobile is neither equipped by FM radio nor HDMI technologies.
  • The mobile is not equipped with special 3.5 mm earphone jack. 
  • You cannot change the battery yourself.

User Experience

  • The screen offers excellent angles of vision and clarity in high lighting conditions. However, in the sunlight you may notice that the colors are not as clear as they are in interior lighting.
  • The size of the mobile phone makes it difficult for the user to deal with it using one hand or put it in their pocket. Fingerprints are also easily visible on the mobile, which reduces its aesthetic form.
  • Unfortunately the mobile can fall very easily down while being grabbed by the user due to the smooth texture of the mobile.
  • The mobile’s performance is distinctive when dealing with various programs, applications and different games and you will not feel any lag or overheating with prolonged use.
  • As a user, you cannot charge the mobile and use the headphones at the same time, due to the absence of a special port for it, which makes you unable to enjoy music any time.
  • The rear camera offers an outstanding performance in different shooting conditions thanks to the presence of a dual flash and OIS technology. If you are a selfie fan, this mobile phone will offer you a very good experience.
  • The mobile offers the user videos with very high sound quality, as the mobile is equipped with four loudspeakers so that you don’t need to worry about the weakness of the sound of video movies.
  • The battery can be fully charged in nearly one hour and can live up to a whole day of heavy use.

Check out HTC U11 here.

(6) Sony Xperia XZ Premium

Pros

  • A 5.4-inch IPS LCD screen with 3840 x 2160 pixel resolution and a pixel density of 807 ppi. It also comes with an extra protective layer against breakage (Corning Gorilla Glass 5) and supports multitouch up to 10 fingers.
  • A Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor: 4 2.25 GHz cores and 4 1.9 GHz cores. Also, the phone has an Adreno 540 graphic processor, 4 GB RAM and internal storage of 64 GB. You can add external memory up to 256 GB.
  • A fingerprint scanner and type-C 1.0 charger’s port.
  • A distinctive 19-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 lens aperture and a LED flash and a 13-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 lens aperture. It records video at 2160p.
  • The battery has a capacity of 3230 mAh and supports fast charging technology.
  • The phone supports two SIM cards and fourth generation communication technology.
  • The mobile is water- and dust-resistant.

Cons

  • The mobile phone is a bit heavy (195 grams).
  • It does not support FM radio operation.

User Experience

  • The screen provides an outstanding experience when displaying pictures in different lighting conditions.
  • The design of the mobile phone is the usual and does not offer anything new. If you are one of people who appreciate luxury, this mobile phone will not meet your expectations despite its high price.
  • The back side of the phone is easy to smudge with fingerprints, diminishing its aesthetic shape a little.
  • The mobile’s performance is distinctive when browsing and running more than one program at the same time. It is considered a perfect choice for game enthusiasts, as it doesn’t overheat. 
  • The Nougat interface is distinctive, easy and smooth, and it combines simple features, such as tapping the screen twice to lock it and twice more to unlock. 
  • The fingerprint scanner is present with the power button of the mobile phone, and its performance is fast and does not freeze.
  • The camera is distinctive, as expected from Sony, but in this version, the camera has a predictive capture feature. As soon as you put the camera on the capturing mode, you will find that it starts capturing photos and provides you with up to four consecutive shots. It records videos with 4K resolution.
  • The sound of the mobile’s speakers is good, given that it is water-resistant, a feature often associated with reduced sound quality.
  • The camera captures photos with colors that are very close to the natural ones and with high resolution even in poor lighting.
  • The selfie camera is distinctive, but the beauty of the images decreases in poor lighting, especially with absence of flash.
  • The battery is strong and may last up to a whole day of moderate use.

Check out Sony Xperia XZ Premium here.

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