Now there are no excuses for losing.

Despite the rocky start to the year, summer was incredible. Now it’s time to welcome the cosy season in.

September is here and with it comes colder weather, darker nights and hot chocolates. The perfect weather for relaxing and playing your favourite game on your mobile.

Much to contrary belief, you don’t need a special gaming mobile to get ahead of your friends, you just need one that’s built to keep up.

There are a number of features that make up a good mobile for gaming. Display resolution, refresh rate, display size, battery, processor and more.

We’ve scouted the mobiles out there to bring you the top 5 for gaming – in no particular order.

1) Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra.

There are a number of reasons why the S21 Ultra makes the cut for our top 5 mobiles for gaming.

We’ll start with the obvious – it’s whopping 6.8-inch display. The size of the screen alone is enough to win this mobile its place in the top 5. When you see more, you do more.

Reaching 1600 nits peak brightness and packing impressively high resolution, your content will be nothing short of perfect. Throw in a 120Hz refresh rate and you’ve got everything you need for a silky smooth, seamless gaming experience.

Someone holding the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra.
The S21 Ultra has the perfect gaming display.

The powerful 5000mAh battery gives you all the juice you need to spend the whole day playing if you wanted to – and with British weather being what it is, there’s no judgement from us.

The S21 Ultra comes 5G equipped and when paired with the incredible Exynos 2100 processor, you’ve got a duo more dynamic than Bonnie and Clyde. Batman and Robin. Even Bert and Ernie.

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2) iPhone 12 Pro

This is the latest among 2 other iPhones from Apple. It joined the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro Max back in September last year and boasts many features that make it the perfect gaming mobile.

We are well aware of the Apple vs Android rivalry. While the iPhone 12 Pro has a slightly smaller display than the S21 Ultra, measuring in at 6.1-inches, the display technology is out of this world.

The Super Retina XDR display will bring any single character to life on your game. To the point where warlocks will appear to be walking around your living room and race cars will be zooming around your kitchen.

The iPhone 12 Pro laid horizontally.
Flip the iPhone 12 Pro and game away. 

The day Apple met 5G was a special day for the mobile world. Download faster than ever before and enjoy improved video quality and better performance – even in those areas that are super-busy.

All you need is a top 5G plan and you can game on the go.

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3) OnePlus 9 Pro

We hear a lot about Samsung and Apple devices and while they’re great, we can’t neglect the other insane mobiles out there.

The OnePlus 9 Pro is an incredible place to start. The 6.7-inch display boasts LTPO technology so not only does it give you a more immersive experience, you’ll get top quality and detail.

Throw in a 120Hz refresh rate and you’ve got everything you need for a buffer and lag-free round of gaming.

Release the Snapdragon… Packing the most powerful 5G Snapdragon platform ever, the OnePlus 9 Pro delivers more responsive gaming – meaning there’s no excuse for a loss.

That’s not the only perk of this mobile’s performance. The 4500mAh battery gives you all the power you could need, so you can game as long as your heart desires.

And on those days when you’ve spent more time than you anticipated to, the Warp Charge 65T will get you boosted back up in no time.

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4) Sony Xperia 1 III

Sony are huge in the world of gaming, often for their epic Dolby Sound. The Xperia 1 III packs a number of features that really bring your gaming experience to life.

We’ll kick things off with the 6.5-inch OLED display and its stunning 21:9 cinematic ratio. If this doesn’t mean an awful lot to you, it essentially means there’s more room for the content you love.

You should notice a pattern by now. A 120Hz refresh rate is good stuff for gamers. Challenge your opponents on a display that is seamless and leave the lag and buffer behind.

The huge 4500mAh battery drives this mobile’s performance and gives you all the power you need to challenge even the best of best. With a fast charger that gets you boosted up to 50% in 30 minutes, there’s nothing to knock you off your game.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G processor is what delivers the speeds you need to take home the trophy, so don’t worry about any lag or buffer.

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5) Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G

The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G is the second Samsung to appear in this list – and for good reason too.

The huge 6.5-inch Super AMOLED display features barely-there bezels that make for a more immersive gaming experience.

Someone holding the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G face up.
Epic performance with a huge display. What more could you need? 

You can kick back, put your feet up and prepare to be transformed into a different world – whether that’s the World of Warcraft or a racetrack in Puerto Rico.

Enjoy all of this on a mobile that comes 5G equipped and with epic battery life. The 4500mAh battery will keep you charged up all day long.

If you’re a bit of an extreme gamer, don’t worry. The 25W fast-charging will get you up to 50% in just 30 minutes.

If you’re out and about gaming with your friends and they start to run low, the Power Share feature will allow you to share your battery with them, so the gaming never has to stop!

Check out our best Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G deals >

Game away people.

These mobiles are 5 of the best you can get your hands on for an epic gaming experience. From incredible displays to powerful performance, each and every one will transform the way you challenge your friends.

We’ve got a number of deals on the UK’s top networks and with free next day delivery, you can enjoy yours as soon as tomorrow.