By Maria Michaela Nabaza
Mobile gaming is becoming mainstream in the Philippines, with many Filipinos spending their leisure time playing mobile games. On the other hand, these gaming apps are large in size and graphically demanding. Phones overheat or glitch during matches because they cannot handle these apps. We have created a list of budget-friendly gaming phones so Filipino gamers can play worry-free.
Infinix Note 12
Infinix may have a winner in its hands with its all-new Note 12, a smartphone that brings the smoothest gaming experience for casual and heavy gamers alike. From its sleek 6.7” FHD+ True Color AMOLED Display, 33W Flash Charge, a hefty 5000mAh battery, and more, the NOTE 12 offers well-rounded and innovative performance features for multi-taskers and heavy users so they can bring their gaming and passions to the next level.
Its MediaTek Helio G96 Ultra Gaming Processor provides more speed and power to the NOTE 12, while the octa-core processor incorporates two powerful Cortex-A76 processor cores clocked up to 2.05GHz and Mali-G57 GPU that works in tandem to harness next-level intelligence for groundbreaking performance.
Infinix expands the NOTE 12’s 8GB memory to 13GB by integrating RAM and ROM to provide users with up to 5GB extended RAM, thereby improving the phone’s processing speed and accelerates performance for multi-tasking.
And the best part? The Infinix Note 12 can be had with a very official price of P8,999.00 for 128GB and P9,999.00 for 256GB.
The Y21T provides users a remarkable gaming experience with its Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 octa-core processor, Adreno 610 GPU, 4GB RAM +128 GB Storage; and 6.51-inch HD+ display. Its powerful processor results into a smooth and lag-free gameplay.
It is also supported by Multi-Turbo 5.0, a feature that enhances the system processor speed, network connection, and performance while on power-saving mode.
The Y21T’s 5000mAh battery has enough power to last for about 7 to 9 hours, while con consuming less power to ensure efficient energy distribution.
The 18W Flash Charge lets users charge their phones quickly so they can get back into their games ASAP.
Tecno Camon 18P
Leap forward with Tecno Camon 18P, with an official price of P10,990.00. This smartphone runs on a Helio G96 chip and Octa-core CPU Powered by Mediatek.
Its 8GB RAM and 128GB ROM allow a smooth and lag-free gaming experience. The smartphone charges quickly thanks to its 5000mAh battery and 33W Flash Charger.
In addition, unlike other smartphones, the Tecno Camon 18P doubles the screen refresh rate to 120HZ.
Realme Narzo 50
The Realme Narzo 50’s robust Helio G85 processor will give you a powerful performance in the world of games for P7,990.00.
Its octa-core processor has a base speed of up to 2.0GHz and is combined with a powerful ARM Mali-G52 GPU to provide an outstanding gaming experience.
Its best feature? Be amazed at its huge 6,000mAh battery, that is powerful enough to support continuous gaming for hours, and an 18W fast charge.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 is one of the fastest-charging budget phones sporting a Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 chipset, a 5,000mAh battery, and a 33W pro fast charge. The price?
The Redmi Note 11 4GB + 64GB is priced at P8,999, while the 6GB + 128GB is worth P9,999.
This smartphone runs on an Android 11 operating system and MIUI 13 software. A fingerprint scanner, 4G LTE connectivity, Hi-Res audio, and 64GB or 128GB of expandable storage are included.