5 phones under 10k to avoid as a gamer

As a tough amor is to a warrior, so are the specs are to a gamer. Mobile gaming is not made for every phone on the market.

Some phones have the best looking appearance, impressive camera and attractive price tag. However, in a gamer’s world, it all comes down to the power of the processor and the battery efficiency. These are the phones you should never buy if you want to have the best gaming experience.

1. Nokia C21

The Nokia C21 is an entry-level smartphone that features a 6.5-inch HD+ display, 8 Megapixel rear camera, and 5 Megapixel selfie camera with LED flash. The issue is on the processor. It runs on a Unisoc SC9863A chipset which is quite weak for basic mobile games. The phone is okay for basic phone operations but it will definitely have hard times running high graphics games like Mobile Legends.

Apart from that , it only has a 3000mAh of battery which is quite lower that a lot of other gaming smartphones at this price range. So imagine a combination of lagging gaming sessions with possible overheating issues and frequent charging. That is a gamer’s nightmare

2. Nokia C31

Despite the Nokia C31 having a a 6.75-inch HD+ display, triple rear cameras (13MP + 2MP + 2MP), and a 5MP selfie camera, it has a quite an old chipset which is quite inefficient for gaming. The phone features a a UNISOC SC9863A chipset with 4GB of RAM and Android 12 operating system.

Not only is this chipset too weak for gaming, it is also power inefficient which means you do not make the most out of the 5050mAh battery. Nobody wants to play games and be charging all the time. For a smartphone to perform well in gaming, it should have a processor that uses power efficiently.

3. WIKO T3

The The WIKO T3 is a great phone which feature a 6.6 inch HD display with a 48MP + 5MP + 2MP triple rear cameras, and an 8 Megapixel selfie camera which is amazing. It is however disadvantaged when it comes to computing power. It runs on a MediaTek Helio P35 chipset with 4GB of RAM.

How does this affect gamers? Well the Helio P35 is not one of the most decent chipsets on the market. In fact, this chipset has existed for over 3 years now and can only reach as far as 2,35GHZ in terms of primary clock speed. This not enough for a smooth gaming experience.

4. Nokia G21

The Nokia G21 does a few things quite well in terms of pandering to the budget audience. It has a clean Android skin with a promise for two years of future updates, decent enough battery life, and sturdy build quality. However, the absence of a capable processor, sub-par camera quality, and a jittery display put a dent in proceedings.

It runs on a Unisoc T606 chipset with an octa-core CPU, 6GB of RAM, and Android 11 OS. As a gamer with this phone, you must expect hampered gaming sessions from time to time with lags and random screen freezes. ML gaming isn’t enjoyable on the device.

5. Redmi 10A

There are no hardware improvements made to the Redmi 10A. It continues to run on the outdated MediaTek Helio G25 chipset. The occasional lags that occur on the Redmi 10A create a negative first impression. Accessing the notification drawer, for instance, might be a hassle. With recent updates the issues seem to have reduced these days.

At the lowest setting, you can expect to get an average fps of 43.3 with plenty of fps drops with stutter of just under 1%. Basically, you will be able to play some light games on the Redmi 10A but you won’t have a good experience.


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