Genshin Impact on a budget: 5 phones under ₱15k that can run it well

With its stunning graphics, immersive storyline, and complex character development, Genshin Impact has quickly become one of the most popular mobile games of recent times.

The game’s open-world design allows players to explore a vast and beautiful world, engage in thrilling battles, and interact with an array of colorful characters.

Genshin Impact is a demanding game, making it difficult to play on an inferior mobile device. But don’t worry; if you’re on a tight budget, here is a list of phones that can play Genshin Impact reasonably well.

#1: Infinix Zero 5G 2023

The Infinix Zero 5G 2023 is a rework of the Infinix Zero 5G recently released many months ago by Infinix, a sub-brand of Transsion.

Currently dubbed as the “Flagudget” (flagship + budget), this phone managed to cramp up a lot of valuable features with an enticing price that’s sure you won’t like to miss.

It has a MediaTek Dimensity 1080 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of ROM. The system is able to run Genshin Impact with a playable frame rate on medium settings thanks to the Dimensity 1080 CPU.

If you wish to play Genshin Impact for longer hours, a 5,000mAh Li-Po with a 33W Rapid Charger ensures that there is little charging time and greater usage.

It is an excellent phone for its price of ₱11,599 (from ₱11,999) for the 8GB/256GB sole variant.

#2: Infinix Note 12 Pro 5G

The Infinix Note 12 Pro 5G is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 810 chipset with 8GB of RAM, which runs on XOS 10.6 UI, based on Android 12.

There’s a reason why this particular model sold many units, it’s because of its well-rounded specs and power-efficient chipset that will let you play Genshin Impact without throttling and frame drops in recommended settings.

The chipset is able to achieve playable fps in low settings. Additionally, there is a fingerprint scanner positioned on the side, dual-band Wi-Fi, 5G connection, dual speakers, and 128GB of expandable storage which is enough for Genshin Impact.

It also features a sizable 5,000 mAh battery and supports 33W fast charging over USB Type-C – suitable for longer gaming hours when playing Genshin Impact.

The Infinix Note 12 Pro 5G retails for ₱12,499 for 8GB/128GB. Currently, it is sold out at Infinix’s official Shopee store, but you can visit their physical kiosks or buy from third-party sellers.

#3: OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite

It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 chipset with 8GB of RAM, the Android 12 operating system, and the OxygenOS software. If you want a capable gaming phone while doubling down on its looks and clean UI, then look further than the Nord CE 2 Lite.

It has commendable specs for its price point, it is also capable of running Genshin Impact on a playable FPS.

There’s also a fingerprint scanner on the side, 5G connectivity, dual-band Wi-Fi, and 128GB of expandable storage. With Genshin Impact, at least 128GB of storage is required for the game to be resource heavy.

The OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite is powered by a large 5000mAh battery that supports 33W SUPERVOOC fast-charging technology.

The battery is decent enough to play Genshin Impact on, and along with its fast-charging technology, it is a good choice for Genshin Impact players out there.

It is priced at ₱14,490 for the 8GB/128GB variant on OnePlus’s official Shopee store.

#4: narzo 50 5G

The narzo 50 5G is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 810 chipset, the same as Infinix Note 12 Pro 5G which translates to decent enough to run Genshin Impact with a playable FPS. narzo as a whole continues to establish itself as a formidable choice when it comes to gaming on a budget.

It has 6GB of RAM, up to 5GB of dynamic RAM expansion, Android 12 OS, and realme UI 3.0 software. A fingerprint scanner on the side, 5G connectivity, dual-band Wi-Fi, stereo speakers, and 128GB of expandable storage are also included.

The narzo 50 5G is powered by a large 5000mAh battery that supports 33W Dart Charge fast charging.

The is a decent choice for gamers with its specs and price point. It is priced at ₱12,999 for the 6GB/128GB variant on realme’s official Shopee store.

#5: realme 10

realme 10, one of the brand’s bestsellers here in the Philippines has a ton of reasons why this sold so much units.

For starters, it has an Helio G99 chipset that’s both energy-efficient and performs well on gaming. Suitable for Genshin Impact players that love to play using their favorite characters without feeling the heat of their phone. Pretty chill, amirite…fellas?

It has 8GB RAM and 128GB of ROM, both of which can be upgraded to 16GB RAM. Genshin Impact requires a lot of resources, and a good processor and storage make it run more smoothly. The pretty looks are just the cherry on top.

The device also has a 5,000 mAh Li-Po battery suitable for longer usage and 33W fast charging support. Which is a huge factor for players wanting to explore the game’s vast and beautiful open world.

It is priced at ₱12,999 (now at ₱11,999 during Shopee’s 3.15 Sale) for 8GB/128GB and ₱14,999 for the 8/256GB configuration on realme’s official store on Shopee.

And there you have it! Which ones are your favorite, which phone do you think will provide you with the best Genshin Impact experience for under 15k? Did we miss other smartphones?

Let us know and we will include it in the next article!

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