Playing mobile slots is incredibly easy, but there is one thing that you absolutely have to have if you want to play them – a mobile phone or tablet! In the first of our reviews of different phones for mobile slots players, we’ll be looking at undoubtedly the most popular phone in the country, the iPhone 4S, and we’ll tell you if it’s any good for mobile slots. So, read on to find out about Apple’s flagship product and whether it makes slot playing a pleasure or a pain…
Before we go on though, it is just worth letting you know what we’ll be judging all the phones we review on, and there are three different categories we’ll be taking into account: internet speed, graphics, and compatibility. We’ll use these three criteria for all phones reviewed, so that the reviews can be as accurate as possible! Let’s start with the internet speed of the iPhone 4S then, shall we?
Internet speed is important as you are effectively playing these mobile slots live, with the reels spinning in front of you and the amount of money you have to play with updating in real time as well, depending on how much you win or lose. It’s also important because you want to be able to play quickly, so you want the mobile casino’s website to pop up as soon as you click on the shortcut or the internet icon on your phone.
The good news is that the iPhone 4S has very good internet connectivity indeed. This might sound a little techy, but the phone runs on the faster HSPA+ networks, which in layman’s terms means it downloads stuff faster. Old iPhones used to download at about 7.2 Megabits-per-second, while the 4S downloads twice as quickly as this. So, when it comes to the internet speed, we have no qualms about the iPhone 4S!
It should also be noted that the iPhone 4S is really good for connecting to Wi-Fi networks as well, as it will automatically connect to any network you’ve already supplied a password for. This means you can be at home, at a friend’s house or even in the pub and still get great speeds for your mobile slot playing, which is always a good thing!
It’s tough to separate the bigger names in the smartphone world when it comes to graphics, because they all perform to such high standards. One thing we can say is that the iPhone certainly doesn’t let itself down in this department though, and you will be very impressed by the way in which the different mobile slots look when you play them on this device.
The graphics for the iPhone are good due to the fact that they use a high spec GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) within the phones. We won’t bore you with all the technical reasons why this is good, but what we will say is that this allows the graphics to be rendered at seven times faster than the previous iPhones – that’s a serious improvement! In a nutshell, this means that the graphics are of a high quality and that the animations run much more smoothly, leading to a seamless graphical interface. We’ve got no problems with the graphics on this phone.
This will be a quick section, as all mobile casinos are compatible with the iPhone, due to the fact that the iPhone is the most popular phone in the UK. This means that if the games weren’t iPhone compatible, the mobile casinos would be losing out on a huge customer base! So, if you buy an iPhone 4S, you’ll be able to play at any of the mobile casinos you want to, from mFortune to LadyLuck’s, and from PocketFruity through to Moobile Games.
In conclusion, the iPhone 4S is a great phone for those who want to play mobile slots on their smartphone, although not real money games. It has fantastic graphics, a really good internet connection (even better if you can connect to a Wi-Fi network) and every mobile casino supports the phone. Of course, the iPhone 4S can be a slightly pricey purchase and the contracts are usually more expensive than for other phones, but the different features you get and the fun you’ll have with it (even if you don’t play mobile slots) makes the extra cost more than worth it!
This is only the first of our phone reviews at MobileSlots4U, so there is nothing to compare the iPhone 4S to, but we know the other phones around are going to have to do something really special in order to beat it! Next time we’ll be reviewing the Samsung Galaxy S3, so make sure you check back soon if you’re in the market for a new phone…
Make sure you check our Android versus iPhone slots review too.