The new open-world RPG, gacha game, Genshin Impact, is making waves in the gaming world, mainly due to the ability to play on a PC or console, and then pick up where you left off on your phone. Of course, playing on a phone is never optimal and usually comes with some lowered performances. However, some phone options out there will run the game and run it surprisingly well. Here are our picks for the best phones you can use to play Genshin Impact on-the-go:
Lenovo S5 Pro
This phone is a great choice if you are looking to buy on a budget as it comes in under $500. While you will have to run the game on its lowest graphics setting, it is still a good experience, and for many of us, the lowered price point is well worth dealing with some technical sacrifices.
Another pretty cheap phone, comparatively, the Realme 7 Pro, which comes with a Snapdragon 720G processor, as well as 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. This is enough hardware to run the game at medium settings at a solid 30fps.
Yes, gaming on mobile devices tends to gear more towards Android, but we can’t leave all the iOS players out of the picture. The iPhone 11 is the strongest of the bunch and comes with a powerful A13 processor. That is plenty to run the game incredibly well and give you a few issues as you play.
But you don’t need to buy the top-of-the-line iPhone to have a good experience with Genshin Impact. The iPhone XR isn’t as powerful as the 11, but it still packs plenty of punch to get the game up and running. It has a solid battery life that will ensure you can play for extended periods.
Coming in at around $474, the Galaxy A71 comes with a Snapdragon 730G processor and can play the game at Medium settings just like the Realme 7 Pro. You can even bump the settings up, but you should expect a dip in performance.
Why are we putting this phone after its pro version? Well, because, surprisingly, tests show that the Realme 7 runs Genshin Impact better than the Pro. It comes with a MediaTek Helio G95 and can run the game on the Medium Graphics settings at a solid 60 fps and even do higher settings, albeit at a lower 30 fps.
The Galaxy S20 is the sweet spot in terms of playing games on the line from Samsung. It comes with a crisp display and a refresh rate of 120Hz. It is more expensive than the base version but cheaper than the Ultra. It even comes with a Snapdragon 865 processor to keep games running smoothly.
Razer put out an incredibly good product with the Razer Phone 2. The phone has a resolution of 1,440 x 2,560 pixels on its 5.7-inch display, as well as a 120Hz refresh rate. The speakers are incredible for a phone, and from a company known for its gaming products, you know Razer is going to deliver.
Xiaomi Black Shark 3
The Black Shark 3 is a great choice for power and features, coming in with a long battery life, Snapdragon 865 processor, and a 6.67-inch display. You won’t have any issue getting the most out of Genshin Impact on this phone, and it isn’t even considered the top of gaming phones.
One of the big boys, the ROG Phone 3, will cost you a good chunk of change, but it will give you some insane performance. Would you expect anything less from a phone with a Snapdragon 865+ processor and has 12 GB of RAM plus 512GB of storage? It can run the game at its highest settings and at 60fps, the top experience.
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