If there’s one spec that’s all-encompassing when it comes to a smartphone, that is power. You can only do so much with software optimization, app management, and responsible use. For gamers out there, none of this matters – it all eventually boils down to how much oomph the phone has under the hood. That’s why this has become a primary metric of value. To make your life easier, we’ve listed down our picks for Best Gaming Phones in the Philippines released in 2022, all under the PHP 20K mark.
Best Gaming Phones In The Philippines 2022 (Under 20k)
- narzo 50 5G
- realme 9 Pro
- vivo T1 5G
- POCO X4 GT
- Infinix ZERO ULTRA
narzo 50 5G
The narzo 50 5G makes its way into this list of best gaming phones in the Philippines under PHP 20K as one of the most affordable options – which makes its compatibility with 5G networks a surprise. Besides that, it’s packing a meaty Dimensity 810 chipset alongside 6GB of LPDDR4X RAM. Some may say that this quantity is inadequate but we didn’t experience any force-stopped apps in our time with the device. It’s not a perfect device and there are some shortcomings, but the value you get for that grunt is undeniable.
This smartphone retails for PHP 12,999.
realme 9 Pro
The next on this list is the realme 9 Pro with its embedded Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G chipset mated to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. This device had enough oomph to sustain a 120Hz panel with lots of power for games and other processes. It does well to compete within the segment and is surely one of the most solid performers for the price point. It has done enough to earn a spot in our Best Gaming Phones under PHP 20K lineup.
This device retails for PHP 16,990.
vivo T1 5G
At the center of our list is one of our overall favorite devices for 2022, the vivo T1 5G. It’s rocking a Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G processor paired with 8GB of RAM. Despite its use of a notch and not a punch-hole, there are so many things to like about this phone. We did some heavy gaming on it and it powered through like a champ. Let’s not forget its solid build, workable cameras, and awesome AMOLED display.
This device retails for PHP 16,999. Check out detailed gaming performance here.
POCO X4 GT
The POCO X4 GT is one of the best value options in the market, which is why it makes it onto this list. Inside is a MediaTek Dimensity 8100 chipset that just steamrolls through most, if not all tasks whether they’re light or heavy. It’s a processor that can actually stand up to goliaths such as the Snapdragon 888 or the 870 but with more thermal stability. This is one of the rare devices with a 144Hz display which should make it smoother than most if your eyes can tell the difference. If you’re a power user first and foremost, the POCO X4 GT should be on your radar.
This device starts at a retail price of PHP 18,990.
Infinix ZERO ULTRA
Last on this list is the Infinix ZERO ULTRA, which came in at the end of the year and surprised us all. It’s rocking a Dimensity 920 chipset bundled with 8GB of RAM. Its claim to fame isn’t only its strong performance but also its flagship-grade 6.8-inch Curved AMOLED display, 200-megapixel camera, 180W charging, and other features which make it a steal within this segment. It may not be the phone that gets the highest numbers on the spec sheet even on this list, but as a complete package, it’s quite difficult to beat.
This device retails for PHP 19,999.