Best gaming smartphones under Php 5K based on AnTuTu

Today, we’re going to explore the best gaming smartphones under PHP 5K, basing our rankings on none other than the renowned AnTuTu benchmark scores.

5. Tecno Spark 10

Coming in at Php 4,899, the Tecno Spark 10 is one of the few gaming capable smartphones you can get your hands on. It has an AnTuTu score of 134,000 which is not that high honesty but still reasonable especially at entry-level. Its chipset is a MediaTek Helio G37 which still run games like Mobile Legends.

Apart from that, it has a 6.6 inch 720 X 1612 resolution display with 90Hz refresh rate. Only a few budget phones can stack up to this. It even has a 50MP rear camera along with an 8MP selfie camera. So it does not only focus on gaming, but also has other basic functionalities required of any smartphone.

4. Infinix Hot 30i

With 132,000 score on AnTuTu, the Infinix Hot 30i is another option in the entry-level sector that gamers would love. It has a Unisoc T606 chipset, and just so you, Unisoc actually has developed a better reputation in creating chipsets that can actually game well in the entry level category.

The RAM is kinda lower here being 4GB with 128GB of storage, expandable via a dedicated microSDXC slot. The phone has excellent heat management and a 5000mAh battery. The charging system is a 18W with a USB Type C 2.0 which delivers quick charge in no time. Additionally, the phone has an 8MP selfie camera with a dual LED light, a 13MP dual rear camera system another AI cam. It is available in the Philippines for Php 4,299.

3. Redmi 12C

When it comes to gaming, screen size and resolution matter. The Redmi 12C doesn’t disappoint, sporting a spacious 6.71-inch display with a 720p resolution and a pixel density of 268 PPI. This is perfect for games like Mobile Legends to provide vivid graphics and accurate color tones. Since gaming is the main focus, this phone houses a massive 5000mAh battery. You can game for hours without worrying about running out of juice.

Storage options are also plentiful, with choices ranging from 3GB/32GB, 4GB/64GB, 4GB/128GB, to 6GB/128GB. The Redmi 12C starts at an incredibly affordable Php 5,499 pesos in the Philippines.

Apart from that, it has the MediaTek Helio G85 chipset which performs decently in gaming. On AnTuTu, this hardware affords it to score a massive 250,300 showing how capable it is. on paper, this is the best phone on the list. However, the true performance can only be determined by actually using the phone. After playing several games on it, the 3rd place is the rightful position for it on this list.

2. iTel S23

This is the the latest, cheapest and most efficient budget gaming phone on the market right now. Believe it or not but it scored 250,000 on AnTutu. Never have we seen a smartphone under Php 5,000 score this high. It has either 4GB or 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

It also has a Unisoc Tiger T606 chipset which evidently performs at an exceptional level. Its display is a 6.6 inch 720 X 1612 90HzIPS LCD panel. Camera wise, we are looking at a 50MP + 0.3 dual rear camera set-up alongside the 8MP front facing camera. The craziest Part about this phone is that it is available on Shopee right now for just Php 3,699.

1. Tecno Spark 10C

The Tecno Spark 10C is an entry level smartphone recently with an AnTuTu score of 230,000. It has 4GB/8GB RAM and 128GB/256GB internal storage. It also has a MediaTek Helio G88 chipset which actually performs fairly well in gaming. While its score is not the hight on this list, it combination of the hardware components and the software, makes its gaming performance way more superior to the rest of the phones on the line up.

It has excellent heat management and a much more smoother game flow. Additionally, who wouldn’t love a 50MP main camera on a budget phone. Apart from that, it also has a better and more ergonomic design with slightly curved edges which make long sessions of gaming comfortable.

It even has massive 6.8 inch 1080 x 2460 90Hz refresh rate display which is quite unexpected at such a price point. This is a great phone for any gamer on a small budget. It was released on 20 April and it is available now on TECNO’s official Shopee store for only Php 4,500.


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