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Launch your own mobile phone company with Smartphone Tycoon

Think you can do better than Apple and Samsung?

Meet Smartphone Tycoon, the mobile gaming app that puts you in control of a smartphone start-up with aspirations of world domination! With over 1 million installs, and over 38,000 reviews, Smartphone Tycoon is pretty popular right now.

Just for you, we look at this cool mobile gaming app and see whether it’s really like the real deal.

The Game

So, what’s the game all about? A word from the app creators as listed on its Google Play page: “Welcome to Smartphone Tycoon! In this business simulator you can create your own smartphone company. Issue bestsellers and explore new technologies to expand your business and reinvent new smartphones. Become a market leader and get fans around the world.”

Here’s a look at the game and the crafting of an iPhone X lookalike:

You’ll start the game with $50 million, which, you might think is a lot right? Wrong! Give it a go and see how much the phones cost to make, but, please remember, it’s a fictional game.

Once you’ve created and launched your first phone with the technology you have available, you’ll be able to research some new tech to help make your next phone a beast, including: screens, cameras, colours, phone design, to name a few. This will hopefully allow you sell more, and you can then invest your profits into your next smartphone creation.

Smartphone Tycoon is made more realistic as you hire new employees, upgrade your office and even invest in some marketing to help sell more of your smartphones.

On the homepage, you’ll get a view of your office, the number of fans you have, your company value and a running count of your latest phone sales. Be mindful though, the critics will also rate your latest smartphone release, and this could affect sales.

As for your fan base, if you create great smartphones, it will gradually grow. If your phones lack a certain panache, you may lose fans, then lose sales. Simples.

If you get deeper into the game, you’ll be able to create a presentation of your handsets and unearth new product technology to use. You can even start researching your own operating system.

You’ll continue to use your new knowledge to launch new and better handsets than the previous models, on your way to global domination.

Where to Get It

The game is available to download from Google Play and App Store now.

You can play on your smartphone, Android tablet, or iPad. A small warning though, it’s pretty addictive.


Smartphone Tycoon is wonderfully free. As goes with this type of game though, there are some in-app purchases to help enhance your experience, but the free version is great all the same.

You do however, have to make do with the odd advert from time to time. Be we can just about live with that.

So, there you have it. Could you be the next Apple or Samsung and achieve global smartphone domination? Be sure to let us know how you get on with your own smartphone creations!

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