16.05.2013 in Home > Article by Namit Gupta

Phone or Tablet for Gaming: Which is Better?

It can be argued that both mobile phones and tablets (basically the missing link between a mobile phone and a laptop) have their good and bad points when it comes to gaming, suggesting that there is no definitive answer to the question of which is the better tool for this. However it can be argued that when it comes to smartphones at least, these devices have a number of advantages over tablets for gaming, with the first one being that they are simply much smaller and more portable. A smartphone can be easily carried around in your pocket, allowing you to game during breaks in the busy day, but this is less true of tablets.

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That is not to say that tablets cannot be transported around with you – just that their greater size makes this more awkward. Furthermore tablets are also less portable than smartphones due to the fact that many of them do not have 3 or 4G connectivity. While some do, many tablets only offer internet connections using Wi-Fi – which will limit you to gaming in places where there is wireless connectivity. Given that smartphones have guaranteed 3G or 4G as standard, this again makes them much more convenient, and gives them a definite edge when most games – for example the casino games provided by companies like Gaming Club at their mobile casino sites – are accessed via the web.

When you consider how popular online casino games at sites like Gaming Club are these days, this arguably makes smartphones the preferable choice when it comes to gaming. Of course there are downsides to these devices as well though – with the smaller screen displays being one of the key ones. Given that graphics used in so many casino games like online roulette, online blackjack as well as other types of games, are becoming so high quality, this does reduce the impact of these. However overall, the benefits outweigh the downsides, suggesting that phones may still be better than tablets for gaming.