Prefered gaming format – Phone or tablet?

Posted May 18, 2012 at 1:35 pm in Threads > Opinions

I have a couple casual games on my phone (Galaxy S II) to kill time while waiting at say the doctor’s office. Most of my serious gaming is on my tablet (LG G-Slate). I do this because graphics are better, more room for controls and I can put on my lap or on a surface such as a table for more control.

I’m curious how most of you prefer playing Android games, phone or tablet and why you do.

  • golfpedaler

    I agree with you…I have a Samsung Nexus with a few games for time killing, but for more serious gameplay I use my Xoom.
    Great Question!!!

  • Ironzey Lewis

    Neither, I’ve never really understood gaming on these devices. I’ve tried a few games but all of them failed to impress me enough to make them a must install. Given the choice between GTA and draw something I’d rather play draw something.

    Are we talking about casual games like draw something or game games like GTA?

    • skugern

      I was thinking both. The casual games I use on my phone are solitaire, Cut the Rope, Angry Birds, Farkle, etc. More intense games such as GTA or pinball (I love pinball!) I play on my tablet.

  • Jiltedae

    I like playing on my tablet simply because I have a keyboard dock that serves as a convenient stand and provides more battery life. Graphics intensive games tend to drain my phone’s battery life much quicker than I’d like.

    • skugern

      What kind of tablet do you have? Did gaming factor into your decision to get it?

      • Jiltedae

        I have an Asus tf101. Gaming was a factor, but the price and keyboard really set it apart.

  • Greegoor

    “Hardcore” gaming wise a tablet is not yet really an option for me yet. Sure we are getting some nice classics atm, but it’s still lacking great triple A games like the newer GTAs, Assassins Creed, Portal and also awesome indie games like Limbo, Super Meat Boy (which is actually coming to Android soonish) or Braid.

    Still, since my time got more and more limited the last few months, I’m mostly playing mobile games lately. Imo the platform made mini-games fun again. Simple but mind puzzling games like Cut The Rope or Where’s my Water are imo what makes the mobile platform stand out.

  • DeegBom

    Personally, I prefer quick games on my phone and longer games on my tablet. I mean to say that my phone has games that are fun with short levels (Angry Birds, Bubble Pop, Brick Breaker, Fruit Ninja, Super Meat Boy when available). However, on my tablet, I want to be able to get sucked into games (Spider Man, Assassin’s Creed, GTA, RPGs, MMORPGs).