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Pokemon Go: Phones that Work Best and Phones to Avoid While Catching ‘Em All

Based on an analysis made by X-lem and posted on SilphRoad’s Reddit, we have a list of the best phones to use when playing Pokemon Go, and what phones to avoid.

A few days ago, X-lem has made a survey to help other people in their choice when it comes down to what is the best phone to upgrade (buy next), in order to have a better PoGo experience.

Based on 400 recommendations, X-lem has come to the final results:

A few general points below

  • The newest iPhone and Samsung Models are the best for Pokemon Go.
  • Some people have found PoGo (and PoGo +) runs better on iPhone (even older models) than Samsung.
  • Some downsides to iPhone (that Samsung doesn’t have) are: fewer options for IV calculators, fewer options for naming Pokemon (lack of keyboards).

Other acceptable models

  • OnePlus 5 (or 3 or 3T if you can get one)Lenovo P2.
  • Lenovo P2.
  • Google Pixel.
  • Huawei Honor 8.
  • Xiaomi Redmi 4.

Phones to avoid

  • Samsung Galaxy S5 (very laggy and slow). So, it’s not the best option.
  • Huawei Nexus 6P (not the best battery life).
  • Sony Xperia XZ (mixed reviews, but overheating and slowing down).
  • HUAWEI P9 (or light) (mixed reviews, but horrible GPS and therefore difficult to do raids).

You can still answer the survey and help the Pokemon Go community.



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Hi, gamers! You can call me Mr. DComplex. I'm a gamer, a hardcore gamer. My favorite genres are Action RPG and MMORPG. At the moment I'm using my PC as my only gaming platform. But, who knows, Angel might get me a PS4 Pro soon.

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