Gaming is what we use as our escape from reality, whether it’s in a console, PC, or mobile device, gaming is gaming and it helps us in some way. Although not all of us can afford a console, a PC, or even a mobile phone that is designed specifically for gaming. However, with the continued evolution of mobile phones gaming can now be done at a much cheaper price. There are tons of mobile devices that are capable to handle games but will still struggle with games that require more. So today we made a list of budget smartphones that a good for gaming in the Philippines as of the 1st half of 2023.
First on the list is the Realme C55, it boasts a 6.72″ FHD+ IPS display that is then paired with a 90Hz refresh rate. It is powered by a MediaTek Helio G88 chip with up to 8GB of Ram and 256GB of storage. The G88 chipset was a solid chip for both gaming and multitasking. Pair that with 8GB of RAM and a whopping 256GB of storage. All of this was backed by a 5000mAh battery capacity with support for up to 33W of fast charging. In terms of gaming, if we are talking about games like Mobile Legends, Call of Duty and any competitive titles then the C55 can pretty much handle those games. However, if you tried to play Genshin Impact, the Realme C55 will struggle. Aside from gaming, the realme C55 can also handle photography thanks to its 64MP dual camera setup. The Realme C55 is priced at Php 8,999 for the 6GB + 128GB config and Php 10,999 for the 8GB+256GB combo.
Redmi Note 12
We also have the Redmi Note 12 on this list. The Redmi Note series was one of the most popular series of Xiaomi because of their price-to-value ratio. It is powered by a Snapdragon 685 with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. It also boasts a 6.67″ FHD+ AMOLED display which is then paired with a 120Hz refresh rate. Comparing it to the Helio G88 of the Realme C55 the Snapdragon 685 of the Redmi Note 12 delivers a better performance. It has better overall specs than the C55 because of its AMOLED display, and a 120Hz refresh rate. As for gaming, all competitive titles can pretty much run smoothly and can also handle Genshin Impact but it should be at its lowest possible settings to enjoy it. In terms of its cameras, it has a 50MP triple-camera setup with an 8MP ultrawide and 2MP macro. As for its battery, it is also backed by a 5000mAh battery with 33W fast charging. The Redmi Note 12 is priced at Php 8,599 for 4GB RAM with 128GB storage, Php 9,999 for the 6GB and 128GB config, and Php 10,999 for 8GB paired with 128GB storage.
TECNO Spark 10 Pro
We also have a Tecno device on this list which is the Tecno Spark 10 Pro. It boasts a 6.8″ FHD+ IPS display which is then paired with a 90Hz refresh rate. It runs on a MediaTek Helio G88 chip which is then paired with 8GB of Ram and 256GB of storage. On this list, this is the second cheapest smartphone which makes it one of the best options if you are on a tight budget. Just like the C55 it can run most modern and competitive games. You will also get an immersive experience thanks to its whopping 6.8 display. In terms of its cameras, it packs a 50MP main shooter and a 32MP selfie camera. All of those mentioned specs were backed by a 5000mAh battery capacity which is paired with a smaller 18W fast charging. As for its pricing, the Tecno Spark 10 Pro is priced at Php 7,499 for 8GB RAM and 256GB of storage.
Infinix HOT 30
Last on the list would be the Infinix Note 30. This smartphone boasts a 6.78″ FHD+ IPS display which is paired with a 90Hz refresh rate. It is also powered by a MediaTek Helio G88 chip. Just like other phones on this list that feature a G88 chip, it can also handle pretty much all competitive titles with ease. Genshin can also run on this device but in order for you to enjoy it you need to at least set it on a low setting. The Infinix Hot 30 offers an 8GB of RAM which is then expandable up to another 8GB. As for its storage, it offers up to 256GB of internal and expandable up to 1TB via micro SD. All of those mentioned features are then backed by a 5000mAh battery capacity paired with 33W fast charging. The Infinix Hot 30 is priced at Php 6,999 which makes it the most affordable on this list.
So these are four of the best budget gaming smartphones in the market as of the 1st half of 2023. But if we are going to rank these 4 devices then the top 1 will be the Infinix Hot 30 because of its affordability, 2nd is the Redmi Note 12 because of its 120Hz AMOLED display, then third is the realme C55, and lastly would be the TECNO Spark 10 Pro.
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