Here at Pocket Gamer, we're only mildly interested in techy stuff. But we take a much keener interest when that techy stuff lets us play sweet games on the go.

When it comes to advising you on what smartphone to buy, then, we take a very different tack to other websites. Sure, we dig phones that look pretty and take nice pictures. But we're far more interested in how they go about the business of accessing and running games.

So what are the best gaming smartphones on the market right now, money no object? If you've been following our thinking on this subject for some time, the winner shouldn't come as too much of a surprise.

All of these phones are brilliant for day to day use. But above all, they've been chosen for the way they show off the latest games at their very best.

If you're looking for something a little cheaper but still game-ready, keep your eyes peeled. We'll be bringing you our sub-£400 and sub-£200 picks shortly.