It’s common for the Android and iPhone fanboys to make fun of each other, especially after the new iPhones are released. There are many things which one does better than the other. It totally depends on your needs to choose between them and if competitive gaming is one of them then iOS make more sense for you. So, why and how exactly iOS is better for competitive gaming than Android? That’s what you’re going to find out in this article.
Competitive mobile gaming have been since some time, but was never this much famous. Games like Clash Royale, Critical Ops etc. have been hosting tournaments in the past. Since PUBG Mobile was released by Tencent, competitive mobile gaming reached totally new height.
So, if you’re someone who thinks that you’re really good at the game you’re playing and want to play on a competitive level then it’s very important for you to choose the perfect device for you. And if you’re confused then this article can be useful for you.
Why iOS is better for competitive gaming than Android?
There are some reasons which makes iOS way better in competitive scene. It doesn’t matter much if you’re going to play just for fun though.
It’s simply the most important thing while you’re gaming, especially on competitive level.
While Android phones performs flawlessly and many would say it’s on per iOS or better, but it’s not. In games such as PUBG Mobile, the last few circles usually have players alive count of 30 to 40 in tournaments. In such conditions, Android phones are known to face frame drops and at the same place, iPhone (X / 8 Plus and above) users usually don’t experience frame drops.
The frame drops might not be so bad that you can’t play but some time, even small frame drop can ruin your game.
You might have seen gaming smartphones boasting about their touch response. It has a really high impact on your gameplay and that’s the reason why they are finally giving importance to this.
Touch response have high impact because it helps you have better accuracy in aiming, better recoil control and reflexes. You won’t become pro just by having a device with great touch response, but it will surely improve your gameplay.
Now, let’s come to the topic.
Touch response on iPhones is way better than typical Android smartphones. Apple is using 120Hz touch refresh rate on their recent iPhones and iPad Pros which includes iPhone X-series, 11-series and iPad Pro 2017/18-series.
Now, let’s talk about the touch response on gaming phones.
These gaming smartphones are equipped with 240Hz touch refresh rate. So, these should have better touch latency than iPhones, right?
These smartphones are better than the typical Android phones with 60Hz touch sampling rate and very close to iPhones, but still not better than them. It wouldn’t be day-and-night difference when you’ll play in an iPhone and gaming phone such as ASUS ROG 2, but even a slight edge is good to be told.
Game Load Time:
Wondering how it can be beneficial? Well, it can actually have an impact on your game.
Imagine that you’re playing in a tournament and your game crashed. You may know that anything can happen in some time. So, it can actually be useful in such cases.
Most games loads faster on iOS than Android phones. So, it can be really helpful for you in certain situations.
Do remember that your Internet connection also plays an important role when you open any online game, such as PUBG Mobile, Critical Ops etc.
Does that means Android is bad for gaming?
Of course not! If you’re someone who just wanna enjoy gaming then it’s better to choose Android phone than iPhone. There are some Android phones which are coming with higher refresh rate than the typical 60Hz which means that games which support higher FPS than 60 can actually have smoother experience.
PUBG Mobile might soon come with 120-FPS support which means, all the devices which are equipped with 120 Hz refresh rate panel will be able to show up-to 120 FPS. The devices (such as OnePlus 7 Pro, Red Magic 3 and upcoming OnePlus 7T) which supports 90 Hz refresh rate panel can show up-to 90 FPS in PUBGM.
There are many games available with 120-FPS support including Critical Ops and you can enjoy them on your device if it supports higher refresh rate.
Also, gaming smartphones usually have large battery and great cooling system as well. So, you can enjoy your gaming session for longer duration and don’t have to face too much heating. iPhones on the other hand usually have smaller battery and heats a lot while gaming.
If you just wanna enjoy gaming then there is no doubt that Android flagships (apart from Exynos-powered Samsung phones) won’t disappoint you.
However, when it comes to competitive gaming, iOS devices are just better to use. Things might change when the developers start developing games over Vulkan API, but right now, iPhones and iPads are simply better for competitive gaming.
If you’re planning to buy iPhone 11 then it will be good idea to read the article which shows positive and negative sides of iPhone 11 here.
P. S. Some games (such as Critical Ops) allows tablets (such as iPad) in tournaments. Hence, included in the post.