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iPhone 15 Pro: A New Challenger in Mobile Gaming

By Xueyang
Sep. 20, 2023 updated 07:49

Apple's latest offering, the iPhone 15 Pro, is flexing its gaming muscles, aiming to change perceptions about the limitations of mobile gaming. At the forefront of this transformation is the phone's A17 Pro chip that promises to bring AAA gaming experiences, rivaling even gaming consoles like the PlayStation 5.

Apple has put significant emphasis on gaming capabilities this year. They are offering popular titles like Resident Evil: Village and Assassin’s Creed Mirage, to name a few. But what caught everyone's attention is the performance of the iPhone 15 Pro when it comes to running graphically demanding titles such as Genshin Impact. The phone handles the game exceptionally well, with maximum visual settings and framerates. Not only is this a marked improvement over last year's iPhone 14 Pro, but the experience also felt comparable to playing on a PlayStation 5, especially when paired with a Bluetooth controller.

But, of course, high-performance gaming comes at a cost. Users can expect their devices to heat up after extended gameplay. While the iPhone 15 Pro doesn’t frequently overheat, it can become noticeably warm to the touch. If you’re planning a lengthy gaming session, you might want to keep your charger nearby. The battery can get drained pretty quickly, especially with more demanding titles. However, the performance trade-off seems worth it, considering the level of gaming experience you're getting.

Apple's new OLED display, which reaches up to 2,000 nits of peak brightness, is another aspect that enhances the gaming experience, adding an extra layer of immersion and detail to your in-game visuals. In short, this device isn't just a phone; it's a compact gaming console that fits right into your pocket.

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While Apple’s ambitious claim that the iPhone 15 Pro could be “the best game console” is yet to be proven, the tech giant has indeed set a high bar for mobile gaming. In a world where mobile gaming often struggles to match up to its console counterparts, the iPhone 15 Pro shows that the gap might be closing faster than we think.

Source: IGN