Choosing a smartphone for mobile gambling
With gambling becoming more and more accessible on mobile, it’s about time we addressed how to choose a smartphone.
The world of mobile gambling is a two-sided coin. On one hand, it makes gambling easier and more accessible. But for that exact same reason, the ease of walking away becomes more difficult. We ask that every gambler takes that into consideration and doesn’t engage in mobile gambling if they think that it will make them gamble more.
While choosing a smartphone for gambling isn’t a complicated process and you don’t need the latest gaming ready mobile device, it’s still a good idea to choose a suitable device that can offer you the best experience. Here is our guide to choosing a smartphone for mobile gambling.
Picking the right smartphone operating system for gambling.
When it comes down to numbers, Andriod and iOS are kings. It’s for this exact same reason that developers make their online slots and poker tables compatible with those devices first.
Most online gambling now uses HTML5 for mobile browsers, with Flash having disappeared and become obsolete. Both Andriod and iOS have no issue handling this, especially the latest versions of them. Older versions will work perfectly fine too.
So when it comes to choosing the perfect operating system, those are your two top choices. But there are alternatives on the rise. While Windows does have some operating systems on the rise, there are newer operating systems around like Linux. While Linux phones are not the most ideal right now, it would be a good idea to keep an eye on them if privacy and security is a big benefit for you.
Finding a smartphone with the right specifications.
There are three main aspects to phone specifications that you want your smartphone to excel in for mobile gambling.
You want a medium to large-sized high-quality display on a mobile device for gambling. The reason being is visual effects and sharp graphics are important for the entertainment of mobile gambling. If you can’t see what’s going on, you are missing out, but it’s not vital.
You can easily get away with a low-quality display, but you want one that is big enough for your fingers to navigate around the touch buttons easily. The last you want is to press things you didn’t mean to.
Memory, or RAM, is another factor you want to consider. RAM stands for Random Access Memory and is responsible for dealing with what your smartphone is actively doing. You will want a phone with at least 4GB to run the higher quality poker and slots smoothly. More is better, especially as developers get more creative.
Finally, we want to have decent battery life. Mobile gambling can become quite taxing on a smartphone’s power and drain it of life in a matter of hours. To avoid living next to your charger, you will want long battery life, one with more hours than you think you will need. That way you won’t get caught without a phone.
Now you know how to pick a smartphone that will help you get the most out of mobile gambling. Fortunately, you don’t need the latest and greatest devices, we would even bet that the one you have right now could manage just fine.
As always, gamble responsibly. Especially when gambling has become more accessible.