The Galaxy S23 Ultra is the most used gaming smartphone in the UK

A USwitch study reveals the most popular gaming smartphones for mobile gaming in the UK, with Samsung and Apple topping the list despite some methodological limitations in the study.

A recent study by the mobile phone provider comparison service “USwitch” shed new light on the most popular phones for mobile gaming and position the Galaxy S23 Ultra from Samsung tops the list in the UK. This research, which used data from CompareDial to identify the most popular devices, focused on several technical aspects of smartphones, including screen size, battery capacity and RAM size.

Surprisingly, the ranking does not include phones designed specifically for gaming, such as the ROG Phone 7 Ultimate or RedMagic devices, which are known for their unique gaming features and focus on mobile gaming. Instead, the list is dominated by Samsung devices, a result that reflects this Brand popularity global.

The top 5 gaming smartphones:

  1. Galaxy S23 Ultra from Samsung
  2. Samsung’s Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
  3. Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 5
  4. Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 4
  5. Samsung Galaxy A23 5G

Curiously, Apple also found a place in this ranking with its own device iPhone 15 Pro Max in sixth place. Given Apple’s thriving mobile gaming ecosystem and Capcom’s announcement of major console and PC games for Apple mobile devices, this stance seems justified.

Other devices included in the list are:

  • Galaxy S23 Plus from Samsung
  • Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip 5
  • Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip 4
  • Samsung’s Galaxy S20 FE 2022

While these devices aren’t specifically designed for gaming, they deliver performance excellent technical specifications making them suitable for mobile gaming. However, it is important to note that the popularity of these smartphones in the UK does not necessarily mean that they are primarily used for gaming.

Also the USwitch studio does not take devices into account purchased in regions where mobile gaming is particularly popular. According to the report “The State of Mobile Gaming in 2023” From Sensor towerThe top regions for mobile gaming include the US, Japan, China, South Korea and Taiwan, while all other regions fall into the “other” category.

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