New open-world RPG and gacha game Genshin Impact is making waves in the gaming world, thanks in large part to the ability to play on PC or console, then pick up where you left off on your phone .
Of course, playing on a phone is never the optimal way to play a game and usually comes with reduced performance. However, there are phone options that will run the game and do 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're looking to buy on a budget, as it costs less than $500. Although you have to run the game on its lowest graphics setting, it's still a good experience and for many of us the reduced price is worth the technical sacrifices.
Realme 7 Pro
Another fairly cheap phone, comparatively, the Realme 7 Pro which comes with a S720G napdragon processor, as well as 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. That's enough hardware to run the game on medium settings at 30fps.
Apple iPhone 11
Yes, games on mobile devices tend to be more Android oriented, but we can't leave all iOS gamers out of the picture. The iPhone 11 is the most powerful of the bunch and comes with a powerful A13 processor. That's enough to run the game incredibly well and give you some issues while playing.
Apple iPhone XR
But you don't need to buy a high-end iPhone to have a good experience with Genshin Impact. The iPhone XR isn't as powerful as the 11, but it's still plenty powerful to get the game up and running. It also has a solid battery life that will keep you gaming for long periods of time.
Samsung Galaxy A71
At around $474, the Galaxy A71 comes with a Snapdragon 730G processor and can play the game on medium settings just like the Realme 7 Pro. You can even increase the settings, but expect a drop 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 medium graphics settings at a solid 60 fps, and can even run higher settings, albeit at a lower 30 fps.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus
The Galaxy S20 is the perfect place to play games on Samsung's line. It comes with a crisp screen and 120Hz refresh rate. It's 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 Phone 2
Razer has released an incredibly good product with the Razer Phone 2. The phone has a resolution of 1 x 440 pixels on its 2-inch display, along with a 560Hz refresh rate. The speakers are incredible for a phone and from a company known for its gaming products, you know Razer will deliver.
Xiaomi Black Shark 3
The Black Shark 3 is an excellent choice for power and features, with a long battery life, Snapdragon 865 processor and 6,67-inch screen. You will have no problem getting the most out of Genshin Impact on this phone and it is not even considered the best among gaming phones.
ROG Phone 3
One of the big boys, the ROG Phone 3 is going to cost you a good chunk of change, but it's going to give you insane performance. Would you expect less from a phone with a Snapdragon 865+ processor and 12GB of RAM and 512GB of storage? It can run the game at its highest settings and 60fps, the best experience.