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The OnePlus 12R Genshin Impact edition is electrifying

We went hands-on with the OnePlus 12R Genshin Impact edition and can’t wait to tell you all about the device and merch that comes along with it.

The OnePlus 12R Genshin Impact edition surrounded by all of its merch

Our Verdict

The OnePlus 12R Genshin Impact edition is a must-have device for all you Keqing mains out there, and it comes with some lovely exclusive merch. It runs Genshin Impact buttery smooth with vibrant colors and is a powerful mid-range phone.

Reasons to buy
  • Gorgeous Keqing-themed design
  • Exclusive Genshin Impact merch
  • Solid performance
Reasons to avoid
  • No wireless charging
  • Poor camera quality in low-light

The OnePlus 12R Genshin Impact edition is an absolutely wonderful mid-range phone with some design choices and exclusive merch that make it a great choice for all of you Hoyoverse fans out there. With a 6.78-inch LTPO AMOLED display, the world of Teyvat shines with dynamic colors and deep blacks and looks buttery smooth thanks to the phone’s 1-120Hz adaptive refresh rate.

For more details on the phone itself, I highly recommend you head over to our full OnePlus 12R review where we go in-depth on the device’s camera, features, design, and much more, as this review focuses mainly on the extras you receive with the Genshin Impact edition and how well it runs the game. Now, let’s take a look at what makes this package so special and why it’s a perfect fit for all you Genshin Impact lovers.

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Price and availability

The OnePlus 12R Genshin Impact edition is priced at $649.99 and is available to pre-order right now from the OnePlus website, or by hitting the link above.


Battery 5,500mAh with 80W SuperVOOC charging (100W in certain regions)
Display 6.78-inch 1-120Hz adaptive refresh rate LTPO AMOLED (2780 x 1264 pixels)
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
Storage 256GB
Back cameras  50MP main (f/1.8, OIS), 8MP ultra-wide (112°), 2MP macro
Front camera 16MP
Weight 207g
Dimensions 163.3mm x 75.3mm x 8.8mm
Colors Electro Violet
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Genshin Impact design and merch

The main draw to the Genshin Impact edition over the base model is definitely the unique design on the phone and the Keqing merch. The phone is in the exclusive ‘Electro Violet’ colorway and features a gorgeous feather motif on its glass back casing that represents Keqing’s outfit. Below the feather is her name and the Lightning Stiletto logo etched delicately into the glass.

Along the top edge of the device, you can faintly see Keqing’s name. When the phone is in the right light, this etching shines the word against nearby surfaces, which is a unique touch I’ve never seen on a mobile before, though it only seems to work in very specific circumstances.

When you turn the phone on you’re greeted with a Keqing live wallpaper, custom app icons, and even ringtones that feature her voice. All of these things combined make this device a must-have for any Keqing mains or just Genshin Impact fans in general.

Now let’s take a look at the merch. Everything comes packaged in a sleek purple box with removable trays that house your goodies. I’m going to list the items going from the top of the box to the bottom:

  • A Keqing-themed “Exceed the Speed of Lightning” poster
  • The OnePlus 12R Genshin Impact Edition device
  • A Keqing-themed tinplate character badge
  • A collectible figure display box
  • A Keqing-themed phone caseEight metal Keqing badges
  • A Keqing-themed “Lightning
  • Stiletto” SIM ejector
  • A Keqing-themed “Glinted Lightning” 100W SUPERVOOC power adapter
  • A Keqing-themed “Glinted Lightning” fast-charging cable
  • A Keqing-themed chibi acrylic phone stand
  • Keqing-themed chibi stickers
  • A Keqing-themed acrylic stand

All of these exclusive pieces are really high quality, and the custom phone case and SIM ejector are especially welcome, as I often find it quite hard to find nice phone accessories for non-Apple devices.

Genshin Impact gameplay

But how exactly does Genshin Impact play on the device? Well, the first thing I should mention is that, oddly, Genshin Impact isn’t pre-installed, so you do have to spend a decent amount of time downloading the massive file before you’re able to sink your teeth in.

After that initial wobble though, the game looks absolutely lovely thanks to the phone’s ProXDR display. I turned on the OnePlus 12R’s Hyper HDR mode, pumped up the in-game settings to the highest, and switched it to 60fps, and the game lighting looked absolutely gorgeous and didn’t stutter even when in the most intense of battles.

Another important thing to consider when buying a phone purely for gaming is how hot the device gets while playing. I traversed Teyvat for about an hour on the highest graphics and was pleasantly surprised at how the phone maintained its temperature. Don’t get me wrong, it’s definitely warm, more so over the back camera than the rest of the device, but as someone who is used to playing the game on an older iPad that gets burning hot, this is a nice change.

The OnePlus 12R Genshin Impact edition next to a very handsome ragdoll cat

Should you buy the OnePlus 12R Genshin Impact edition?

Do you love Genshin Impact? If yes, this is an obvious choice for your next phone. It plays the game really well, comes with some gorgeous exclusive Keqing merch, and is catered specifically for your fandom. Are you not too fussed about Genshin Impact? Well, this is still a nice phone, but maybe you should just pick up the base model instead, as it’s a great mid-range device and much cheaper than the Genshin Impact model.

Not a fan of Genshin Impact or OnePlus devices? Firstly, how did you get this far? Secondly, I would still recommend you give the 12R a chance if you haven’t before. But, if you’re not sold, maybe our iPhone vs. Android debate can help you pick up a phone more suited to your needs.


If the OnePlus 12R Genshin Impact edition isn’t for you, here are some alternatives.

OnePlus 12R

Did you see this alternative coming? If you think the device sounds like a nifty bit of tech but you don’t need the Genshin Impact merch, why not grab the base model for a few dollars less?

Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro

This phone is much more expensive than the OnePlus 12R, but it’s also our recommendation for the best gaming phone in 2024. If you love playing Genshin Impact on your mobile phone and care more about gameplay than Keqing-themed goodies, the Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro has a 5,500 mAh battery, the Snapdragon Gen 3 chipset, and massive internal storage, you can play all of the best games like Genshin Impact with ease.

That’s all we have for you on the OnePlus 12R Genshin Impact edition, but for more Hoyo content, head over to our Genshin Impact codes, Honkai Star Rail codes, and Zenless Zone Zero codes lists.