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Topic # 198477 11-Jul-2016 09:11
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Ugh, kids are playing Pokemon Go - or at least trying. They have iPad minis but the app requires GPS and 3/4G.

 

I'm looking for a cheapish Android for my youngest to play it on. Requirements I found are;

 

- Android 4.4 to Android 6.0.1 (Android N will not supported until the official Android release)
- Preferred resolution of 720x1280 pixels (Not optimized for tablet)
- Strong internet connection (Wi-Fi, 3G, or 4G)
- GPS and Location Services

 

The Huawei Y6 seems like a good match.

 

Anybody playing this on a non-flagship phone?


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  Reply # 1589417 11-Jul-2016 09:50
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I don't think the Huawei Y6 meet the RAM spec! Pokemon Go needs 2GB RAM and the Huawei Y6 has 1GB!

 

My daughter is in the same boat.... her Samsung S3 doesn't meet spec for Pokemon Go.

 

She is looking at buying a second hand Nexus 5 from a friend for $120. As far as I can tell this should work, but she will not finalise the purchase until proven it works OK on the Nexus 5.

 

In the mean time I will keep an eye on this thread to see if anyone has comments.


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  Reply # 1589438 11-Jul-2016 10:03
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Hiamie:

 

I don't think the Huawei Y6 meet the RAM spec! Pokemon Go needs 2GB RAM and the Huawei Y6 has 1GB!

 

My daughter is in the same boat.... her Samsung S3 doesn't meet spec for Pokemon Go.

 

She is looking at buying a second hand Nexus 5 from a friend for $120. As far as I can tell this should work, but she will not finalise the purchase until proven it works OK on the Nexus 5.

 

In the mean time I will keep an eye on this thread to see if anyone has comments.

 

 

Hiamie, where did you see the RAM requirements? I cant find it mentioned anywhere.


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  Reply # 1589447 11-Jul-2016 10:16
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Hiamie, where did you see the RAM requirements? I cant find it mentioned anywhere.

 

 

In the Notes at the bottom of the apps description

 

Notes:

- This app is free-to-play and offers in-game purchases. It is optimized for smartphones, not tablets.
- Compatible with Android devices that have 2GB RAM or more and have Android Version 4.4 - 6.0 installed.
- Compatibility is not guaranteed for devices without GPS capabilities or devices that are connected only to Wi-Fi networks
- Not compatible with Android devices that use Intel Atom processors.
- Compatibility with tablet devices is not guaranteed.
- Application may not run on certain devices even if they have compatible OS versions installed.
- It is recommended to play while connected to a network in order to obtain accurate location information.
- Compatibility information may be changed at any time.
- Please visit www.PokemonGO.com for additional compatibility information.
- Information current as of July 5, 2016

 

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nianticlabs.pokemongo

 

You may have to click on READ MORE to see full description.

 

 


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  Reply # 1589506 11-Jul-2016 10:19
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djtOtago:

 

 

Hiamie, where did you see the RAM requirements? I cant find it mentioned anywhere.

 

 

In the Notes at the bottom of the apps description

 

Notes:

- This app is free-to-play and offers in-game purchases. It is optimized for smartphones, not tablets.
- Compatible with Android devices that have 2GB RAM or more and have Android Version 4.4 - 6.0 installed.
- Compatibility is not guaranteed for devices without GPS capabilities or devices that are connected only to Wi-Fi networks
- Not compatible with Android devices that use Intel Atom processors.
- Compatibility with tablet devices is not guaranteed.
- Application may not run on certain devices even if they have compatible OS versions installed.
- It is recommended to play while connected to a network in order to obtain accurate location information.
- Compatibility information may be changed at any time.
- Please visit www.PokemonGO.com for additional compatibility information.
- Information current as of July 5, 2016

 

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nianticlabs.pokemongo

 

You may have to click on READ MORE to see full description.

 

 

 

As above :)




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  Reply # 1589516 11-Jul-2016 10:37
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Wow, surprised how few phones have 2GB RAM. Pretty much the cheapest thing out there with 2GB is the Vodafone Smart Ultra.


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  Reply # 1589517 11-Jul-2016 10:38
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You can get iphone 5c for sub $200 which should play this.

 

Trademe seller nzpcclearance has them for $175.




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  Reply # 1589518 11-Jul-2016 10:39
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Dairyxox:

 

You can get iphone 5c for sub $200 which should play this.

 

Trademe seller nzpcclearance has them for $175.

 

 

Good point. My other son has an 5c already so that would probably be a good idea.


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Depending on your budget I am currently playing this on a Meizu M2 Mini (my Oneplus 2 is in repair) and that works fine. $249 from PB Tech.







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  Reply # 1589635 11-Jul-2016 13:07
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michaelmurfy:

 

Depending on your budget I am currently playing this on a Meizu M2 Mini (my Oneplus 2 is in repair) and that works fine. $249 from PB Tech.

 

 

Thanks @michaelmurfy looks like a promising option.


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  Reply # 1589687 11-Jul-2016 13:49
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My 2012 galaxy note 2 has 2GB ram. They're pretty cheap 2nd hand now...

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  Reply # 1589688 11-Jul-2016 13:52

Meizu M3 Note's the go. $299 with 4100mAh. Dual-wielded the things while cruising for Pokemans over the weekend, do recommend.





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I'm playing on a Voda Smart Prime. The AR mode does not work and it gets a bit sluggish after extended play but apart from  that I'm having a blast.

 

My niece and nephew were playing in their ipods at the weekend, tethered to a mobile that was too old to play it. Was a bit slow loading but playable. 

 

 


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  Reply # 1589788 11-Jul-2016 16:17
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heh, has anyone got any ideas how much data these consume? 500mb/mth is enough?


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  Reply # 1589801 11-Jul-2016 16:38
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It must require far lower specs on iOS if it will run on a iphone 5c, which I believe  has  1GB of RAM. Although IOS is far better optimised for the hardware than android. The 5c is the same as the 5, but with a cheaper plastic body, so you maybe able to find an iphone 5 reburb as cheap.


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