The average modern-day gamer is spoiled for choice when it comes to the all-around gaming package on offer. From gaming on an Apple Mac Pro and a PC built for gaming to utilizing a powerful machine like a PlayStation 5 or using a Nintendo Switch, the options are extensive. Smartphones have also shot up the gaming ranks, providing people with a viable alternative in the process, be it for playing console-quality games or for live streaming gaming action to any friends or a viewing audience.
Thanks to continued innovation from the likes of Apple and Samsung, people are now able to enjoy a portable entertainment package that is capable of housing some of the most sophisticated streaming and gaming apps around. In terms of live gaming streaming, it’s a trend that has well and truly taken off. People are now accessing live dealer blackjack games on a regular basis, and they’re following their favorite esports players on live streaming platforms like Twitch, and watching YouTubers as they broadcast their gaming sessions to the world. In the same way, gamers purchase accessories for a console machine or add more power to a gaming PC, many avid streamers – be it creators or viewers – are purchasing smartphones that provide the best features for live streaming. Let’s assess some of the go-to options right now.
Huawei P30 Pro 128GB
A well-designed device, the Huawei P30 Pro 128GB is perfect for streaming. As well as looking very slick, this powerful smartphone comes with a full 6.47-inch OLED screen, an array of color combinations, a high-end camera offering a Superzoom lens, a 40MP sensor camera, a 20Mp wide-angle lens, and a range of other features that make it a great option for live gaming streaming. Even the addition of AL HDR+ is a nice touch as it makes pictures and videos even cleaner.
Google Pixel 5 128GB
A popular option with many live streamers right now, the Google Pixel 5 128GB boasts the power needed to stream any gaming content. As well as housing the impressive Snapdragon 765G chipset, this trusted Google device also comes with a powerful 4080mAh battery. Perhaps more suitable for live streaming, it then features a 6-inch OLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate, a high-quality camera like its primary 12.2-megapixel lens, and a new 16MP ultrawide camera, alongside two other cameras that enable it to live stream extremely well. This particular smartphone is ideal for dark light or evening filming, too.
iPhone 11 Pro Max 64GB
While the iPhone 11 Pro Max 64GB isn’t cheap, you definitely get what you pay for in terms of quality. For live streaming, it’s easily one of the best devices on the market thanks to a selection of impressive features. For starters, its 6.5-inch Retina XDR OLED display is faultless. Then, perhaps even more impressively, its 12MP ultra-wide, Wide, Telephoto camera, and 12MP front camera is perfect for any filming location. It’s a device that will work in a low-light setting as well as offer night mode for any dark shots.
OnePlus 8 Pro 256GB
Another go-to device for many live streamers, the OnePlus 8 Pro 256GB is a great option. Boasting four rear cameras, a 4,510 mAh battery, super-fast wireless charging, and capable of shooting in low-light also, it’s a perfect live streaming product. Its 48-megapixel main camera with an f/1.78 aperture is perhaps its most appealing feature, though, especially for live streaming. In fact, in terms of being solid all-round, there aren’t many better options on the market.
Other options include the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 256GB and the Google Pixel 3a XL.