In this modern era of science and technology, it is no wonder that smartphones play a major role, and one of its major uses is gaming. Back in 2012, according to a survey (by Android Authority), it was found that more people like to use their smartphones for gaming purposes than listening to "music, texting, or even making calls." "There is no shortage of games," writes Android Authority, especially for Android users. Here are some of the best Android devices for gaming based on the power they house and their overall performance

Samsung Galaxy S8

With a powerful Exynos 8895SoC under the hood, it is currently the fastest in the market.

The graphics performance works well with the Mali G71 GPU as the device allows 60 fps. It also has a 4 GB ram, which prevents lagging and features a 5.8” QHD display. The device also supports VR gaming, which one can enjoy with the help of Samsung Gear VR. The device performance is great with high-end games like Mortal Combat X and Modern Combat 5.

OnePlus 5

Probably the best smartphone today, OnePlus 5 is a must-buy if you are into gaming. With a 5.5” QHD display and a 2.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 at your disposal, it is probably the best powerhouse in the smartphone industry. With Adreno 540 GPU, the frame rates are high. OnePlus 5 comes in two ram variants of 6 GB or 8GB. The battery life is also a bit better and lasts up to a full day from a single charge.

It has a dedicated 'Do Not Disturb' mode to disable notifications during gameplay. The device performance is great with high-end games like Fifa 2017 and Modern Combat 5.

Samsung S8+

Though big screens are good for gaming, they do tax the GPU and processor. But S8+ manages a 6.2” QHD screen and still manages a 1229 score on GFXBench’s benchmark test.

With the 2.3 GHz octa-core Exynos 8895 to the rescue, S8+ runs the games at the highest frame rates in real world performance. Games like "GTA San Andreas" and "Modern Combat 5" run with ease. As it is the upgraded version of Galaxy S8, it comes with a better battery life than its predecessor.

Moto Z Play

Though it may not have the hardware specs of other devices in this article, it does have a larger battery of 3510 mAh, which is vital to gamers and is optimised with a lower resolution display.

It houses a Snapdragon 625 processor under the hood and 3 gigs of RAM. Moto handles heavy games like "Implosion" and "Undead" without any lag, but with "Asphalt 8" and "Modern Combat 5" it shows minor frame drops.

Sony Xperia XZs

With a 2.15 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, the XZs emerges as a highly optimised device for gaming. Though it lags behind in the battery section, it still has a 4 GB Ram to the aid. It has a 5.2” tri-luminous display and the x reality engine. It scores really well in the AnTuTu benchmarks and there are "no major issues with lag or dropped frames when opening apps, browsing the web, or playing games," writes Android Authority.