Genshin Impact, the newest game from Mihoyo. A game like The Legend of Zelda – Breath of the Wild, but unlike LoZ:BotW, Genshin Impact can be played on your phone. But not just any phone, you have to meet the minimum requirements to be able to download it from the playstore or appstore. [Genshin Impact requirements] Reading the Mihoyo forums and the Genshin Impact subreddit some older phones may not work.
1. Realme 7 – which has a Mediatek Helio G95 which is comparable to a Snapdragon 720G, I can say that it can run the game at Mid settings.
2. Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 – running a Snapdragon 660, this may be the lowest spec of the bunch and the cheapest (at the moment of posting) but you don’t need to buy a new phone if you already have this phone.
3. Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 – with a Snapdragon 720G, expect medium graphics and a much smoother gameplay with this phone. Plus this phone is practical as it doesn’t really break the bank.
4. Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC – one of the recently released phones on the market sporting a Snapdragon 732G expect better gameplay experience with this phone.
Now considering the that the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 is included on the list. You can be certain the gaming focused smartphones can take the cake, but Genshin Impact does have a high spec requirements and may take a toll on your phone. Phones that we’re the “it” phone a couple of years ago may or may not be able to play this game as this game is specced for this year’s hardware.
You can also check out Xiaomi’s Black Shark 2 and Black Shark 3 and also Asus’ ROG phone 2 and ROG phone 3. You may also want to think about How to Take care of your Phone and also consider the practicality and cost When buying a new phone. That being said don’t just buy a phone just because of 1 game but buy a phone for practical uses then see if it can play this game. This post is a template on what phones can handle the game. I’m not saying that these are the only phones that can handle them but rather a baseline or template if you have the alternative same specced model phone.