It’s always nice to have options that cater to the various user needs, and the smartphone market is no different. Where flagship phones promise faster speeds and pack more of a punch, the lower-end models are ideal for those seeking affordable, yet fully-functional alternatives. The Samsung Galaxy A14 is the latest entry-level model to join the fray, and it puts forth a fairly decent showing on the gaming front.
Powered on a MediaTek Dimensity 700 chipset, the device performed beyond expectations in Genshin Impact, Call of Duty: Mobile, PUBG Mobile, and Diablo Immortal, especially in the area of thermal management. Clocking a highest temperature of 41 degrees, the device handles the heat better than some of the higher-end phones, showing no signs of throttling in both Call of Duty: Mobile, PUBG Mobile.
There were also no signs of frame drops or stutter on the phone’s 6.6-inch LCD screen (1,080 x 2,408 resolution at 90Hz) in these two mobile shooters, though gameplay in Genshin Impact and Diablo Immortal was significantly rougher. With the latter two titles being more graphically-demanding, however, that’s only to be expected, so it’s best to lower the settings before playing.
Check out the above video for a detailed breakdown of the gaming test, which involves running the games at the highest settings, and temperature-taking before and after the test.
The Samsung Galaxy A14 is available now on the official Samsung website, Amazon, Lazada, and Shopee for S$318.