Thanks to the ongoing improvements in smartphone technology, there is very little that you cannot use them for now – from working to playing games. These are a few of the market leaders when it comes to gaming, both simple games like Dots and roulette at online casino sites such as Gaming Club, to the likes of Avengers Initiative, with its cutting edge graphics.

Apple iPhone 5S

If you want to play the aforementioned Avengers Initiative, or a similar role-playing game derived from comic books (like Batman Arkham City Lockdown), they were designed for iOS, making the the iPhone 5S the choice. There is no denying that, at around £599, a lot of people won’t be able to buy it, or that the 4-inch screen display is smaller than most of the Android smartphones on the market. But there is also no denying that most gamers want to play games like those Marvel and DC-related ones, alongside things like themed slots, making an Apple smartphone a must. Furthermore, the 64-bit chip is the equal of a desktop computer, so it’s not a bad phone.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

The Galaxy Note 3 is another phone that retails at around the £599 level, but it does provide an awful lot of high grade specs for that money. The screen is a really impressive 5.7 inches and has higher resolution and pixel density levels than the 5S (1080 X 1920 and 386 respectively), so image levels are sharper as well. Unfortunately Android does not have as many games of the same quality, in terms of play and graphics, as those mentioned above – but the likes of Dead Effect and Bladeslinger look great on it. It comes with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS as standard, but can be upgraded to 4.4.2 KitKat, and the Adreno 330 graphics processor is around the best available – so it’s a phone made for gaming.

HTC One

The 4.7-inch screen display on offer with this HTC phone falls between the other two, but the £449 price is a (little) more affordable than either of them. It has the same resolution levels as the Samsung screen, plus awesome 469-ppi pixel density, but another excellent feature of this phone, when it comes to gaming, is the actual build. The aluminium body is better at dissipating heat levels than the plastic used for many smartphone bodies, making this the ideal phone to hold in the hand for a long role-playing game – or an all-night bout of Texas Hold’em at an online casino.

While these three phones all deliver plenty of gaming bang for the buck, in different ways, it is probably the Samsung that gives you the most overall.