The rapid technological advancements of the 21st century mean that even the smallest of devices now have capabilities we could have only dreamed of 20 odd years ago. Add in the fact that retina displays are constantly improving and many smartphones now support 4K graphics and it is plain to see why streaming on smartphones has become extremely popular.
The improvement of broadband and data coverage for smartphones also means that many of us can stream our favourite sports wherever we are. This can be especially helpful when we want to keep up with our NBA bets on the move as we can watch every dunk, block and board on the go.
With so many on the market, it can be difficult choosing which smartphone is the best for you especially if you are interested in which is best for streaming. But look no further here is a compilation of the best phones to stream sports on.
iPhone 13 Pro Max
One of Apple’s most recent iPhone instalment has a lot to offer for those who are looking to stream on their phones. A 6.68 inch screen makes for great viewing, meaning you don’t have to miss any of the action on the court or the field.
The iPhone 13 Pro Max also has great battery life lasting 12 hours with a full charge. This means that you should have no worries when watching an entire game on your phone without having ap lace to charge it.
Great audio quality also means that you can hear the crowd and the commentary just like you could if you were at home. The max version of the iPhone always comes with a bigger screen and this is usually the optimal version for streaming sport.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
From Apple to Android, this is one of the best on the market. Another maxed out screen, the S21 has a 6.7 inch retina display. The Vitus Dynamic AMOLED screen has a resolution of 3200×1440, giving you better than HD aesthetics.
It also boasts an Exynos 2100 Octa-core processor which gives it enough processing power to watch any HD stream. The battery life is not far off of the iPhone 13 Pro Max at 11.5 hours, meaning again you should have no issues when streaming full games without access to your charger.
Samsung have been consistently one of the most reliable smartphones and their incredible HD capabilities make this phone one of the best for streaming sports.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
Although this may be one of the most expensive phones on the list, it is clear to see why the S22 is pricey. With a 6.8 inch screen size, it is the biggest on here and the ratio of 19.3:9 means you can see action on every last corner of the screen.
The screen has an Edge Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X display and features a Vision Booster. This helps make it 16% brighter, allowing for great graphics and colors.
The battery life is astounding on the S22 with a charge lasting over 24 hours. This long-lasting battery means you can watch multiple games in a day with no issues, whether it’s the NBA, NFL or whatever sport you love to watch.
Sony Xperia 1 IV
One of the latest additions to Sony’s ‘Xperia’ line, the 1 IV has some of the most incredible streaming capabilities on the market. The OLED display means you can stream your sports in 4k with their 120Hz refresh rate.
The phone comes with 12GB of ram, better than many PCs, allowing for a smooth experience whilst streaming your favourite sports. The battery capacity has been increased too so again; you can watch for hours.
Whilst the screen is slightly smaller than the other listed at 6.5 inches, you can’t go wrong with their display making this one of the absolute best phones for streaming sport.
OnePlus 9 Pro
OnePlus phones have bene on the market for a while now but have only really picked up steam recently. An android phone that runs on its own operating system (Oxygen), it has gone from a more budget option to a premium one, especially for streaming.
The phone has a fluid AMOLED display with a 6.7 inch screen and 120Hz refresh rate. One of the most impressive features however is the battery and you can get a full day of power out of the phone with just a 15-minute charge.
This is one of the cheapest options on this list and would be great for anyone who wants to stream without hurting their pocket.