What Are The Best Mobiles To Play Pokies?

Best mobile smartphones to play pokies

Many punters ask which mobile is best for playing pokies and casino games. Well, with an increase in the number of mobile phone users in the world, which is around 5.1 billion, there are also many smartphones that these users have.

Popularly, users buy pokies according to their needs and budget. But for punters, it is necessary to know and understand which phone is compatible with the mobile or online casino or which mobile you won’t be able to play any of the games.

There are many different types of devices to consider, as the smartphone market is enormous and full of options. Here, find out the best mobiles for playing poker machines.

What are the best mobiles to play pokies?

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The two basic types of phones you can find everywhere are Android-powered and Apple-powered pokies.

So here we will discover mobile smartphones that are compatible and good to use at online casinos to play real money pokies or games for fun.


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iPhone 13 models

The iPhone is one of the most popular smartphones on the market today. All the latest iPhones, iPhone 13 pro or earlier models like iPhone XR, iPhone 8, iPhone XS, iPhone 7, iPhone XS Max, iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 8 Plus are good for games.

The previous pokies models, iPhone 6 and 6S, and their PLUS versions, or with the last version, 5S, are also compatible with online casinos.

They all use the iOS from Apple and use patented touchscreen technology that makes it easy to operate.

The iPhone 6 has a 4-7-inch screen, while the Plus versions have a larger screen of 5.5 inches. This gives players great graphics and a big screen to play the games.

The higher display screen phone of 5.5-inch or more and with a resolution of 1080×1920 offering 3D Touch is best for casino games.



Apple is currently marketing five different iPad models from which to choose. They all come with the same technology as the iPhones but with more giant screens.

The iPad Pro has the most giant screen at 12.9 inches; the smallest is the iPad Mini 4 at 7.9 inches. You can activate a data plan on the iPads or use Wi-Fi to connect.

This will give you a much larger screen while still maintaining its mobility, giving you an even more immersive mobile casino experience at the casino.

So, any iPad with a large screen or 12.9-inch screen having the latest A9X CPU with 2732×2048 resolution is suitable for Pokies.

Samsung Mobile

Samsung Mobile
Samsung Mobile

Samsung has placed the Android OS on all of their phones, but not all can be listed as the best.

Players can choose from a broad selection, but ultimately, you should go with the latest phones to avoid compatibility problems and have more giant screens.

Picking out the best and latest Samsung phone will guarantee that you have an updated OS and give you the best compatibility with mobile casino games and apps.

The latest Samsung M A or S series, Galaxy S10, or previous Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 models are all good for games.

Even the previous version of Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ with recommended Software:v6.0.1 (Marshmallow) and any Samsung with a large screen with a 5.7-inch 1440 x 2560 resolution with HTML5 compatibility is suitable for pokies and games. Samsung tablet is also good for games.

Nexus Mobile

Nexus mobiles
Nexus mobiles

Google owns Nexus, and seeing as the world-renowned tech company uses the Android OS to run on their phones, it must simultaneously be robust and beautiful.

They currently have two new phones out on the market, with the Nexus 5X at a 5.2-inch display and the Nexus 6P with a 5.7-inch display.

Both will give the players all the graphics power they need to play mobile casino games without any problems.

Nexus 6P with software v6.0 (Marshmallow), having a 5.7-inch Screen and 1440 x 2560 resolution compatible with HTML5, are best for playing instant online casino games.

HTC  Mobile

HTC mobiles
HTC Mobiles

HTC is a relatively new company, only starting in 1997, but it was created to try to bring a different kind of phone to the market, and it accomplished that with the help of the Android OS.

Be it the latest HTC Wildfire E2 Plus or previous models like HTC Desire 12s, HTC Exodus 1, HTC U12 Life, HTC U12+, HTC Desire 12+, HTC Desire 12, HTC U11 EYEs and HTC U11 Life are all good mobiles for casinos. 

Also compatible are the HTC M9 and HTC A9. They have similar features, with the same 5.0-inch display, but their OS version differs, which is a big deal regarding compatibility.

The recommended software is v6.0.1 (Marshmallow) with a fast Processor and Graphics, 1080×1920 resolution to play Instant Play or Mobile casino.

Windows Mobile

Windows mobile
Windows Mobile

Though there are no more Windows phones from Microsoft, if you own a previous one with the latest Windows software, like the Microsoft Lumia 950, you can play casino games with it. 

The other brands with Windows are HTC 8X, HTC 8S, Nokia Lumia 510, Nokia Lumia 900, Samsung Omnia M, Nokia Lumia 610, Nokia Lumia 800 and Nokia Lumia 710.

So, any Windows mobile with Windows 10 and a 5.2-inch Screen, 1440×2560 resolution with HTML5, is compatible with online casinos.

BlackBerry mobile

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Blackberry Mobile

BlackBerry has been returning to the smartphone market with its 5G mobile. You will have plenty of options to pick from.

The most popular BlackBerry devices are the BlackBerry Passport, BlackBerry Classic, and BlackBerry Leap.

After years of backing its own Blackberry OS, it has introduced an Android-based smartphone, Blackberry Priv.

One phone in particular can do everything you need and play the mobile casino’s games, the BlackBerry Z10.

So any Blackberry phone with software v10.3.1 having a 4.2-inch Screen and 768×1280 resolution with HTML5 is compatible with casino games.

Finally, the choice is yours as to which mobile you wish to pick to play real money pokies.

About the author

Kamal Kaur

Kamal Kaur

Kamal Kaur has been an integral voice in the New Zealand gaming landscape for years.

As a senior writer for PokiesMobile NZ, Kamal brings rich experiences from her diverse background.

Born in India and later migrating to New Zealand, she effortlessly blends her cultural insights with a deep love for gaming.

Kamal is renowned for her in-depth game analysis, player strategies, and knack for spotting industry trends.