Poll of the week: are gaming smartphones useless?


The latest Snapdragon processor, 16 or even 18 GB RAM, 5000 or 6000 mAh battery and exaggerated designs – these are the common features of the so-called gaming smartphones of 2021. Is all this superlative hardware even necessary? As powerful as it is and at the price of a classic flagship (often with a poor camera setup), is a gaming smartphone even relevant?

That is the question we, as you, have in this week’s poll. We want to know if this entire category of gaming smartphones is just a passing fad. While I have a strong opinion on the subject, that is beyond the scope of this article. This article is about you and your opinion.

Are gaming smartphones really useless?

However, I have already demonstrated the usefulness of a “gaming” spec sheet in my reviews, especially when it comes to resistance to overheating and thermal throttling. So no, you don’t need a racing beast to play Call of Duty Mobile. You can make even better use of Call of Duty Mobile with a smartphone that can run the game at 120 FPS and maximum graphics without burning your hands and running out of battery after 2 hours.

Anyway, I would like to know your reasons for dislike or disinterest in gaming smartphones. Is it a question of price, design, photo performance, or just because that niche doesn’t appeal to you at all?

On the other hand, if you are an enlightened and visionary person like me and understand the value of a gaming smartphone compared to a “normal” smartphone, I would also like to know why.

Thank you in advance to everyone who will take part in the survey. As always, I really invite you to explain your choices and develop your reasoning in the comments. The debate is more interesting than the statistics. Finally, I wish you all a good weekend as I look forward to seeing you next Monday to discuss the results.

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