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What is the best phone for pokemon go?

My current phone is a three yr old sony xperia z5 premium, it is very laggy and overheats all the time. So I want to know which phone is the best for pokemon go, that doesn't overheat and has good smooth performance?

Asked by SuperDaniel19984 days 14 hours ago
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PoGo is optimized for Apple.

That said, Apple doesn't have Calcy. I'm quite happy with my budget Samsung J3 (the latest version.)

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I'm guessing this means fewer bugs and smoother gameplay on apple. I avoid apple products although smooth pogo gameplay may tempt me somewhat, we will see. Im looking at the razer phone 2 however i am concerned about overheating on that also

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I'm not an apple fan either but my wife has an Iphone 6 and has never had any issues. So what I did was rather than switch phones, I just bought a budget no contract Iphone SE from Walmart and use a wifi hot spot on my main phone.

This way I have a dedicated Pogo phone, no interruptions from calls/texts while I'm playing. Battery life is extended because it doesn't have all of the background stuff going on. And I don't care if it gets wet when I'm out in the rain at community day like today.

It may be a bit of an extreme solution for some but it works well for me. I still have an Android phone I use too when I want to use Calcy. But the Iphone is what I use whenever I leave the house.

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I picked up a Nokia 8 a few months back and like it a lot - heavily reduced because they brought out a new glass backed version with longer format screen. Both have Snapdragon 835 processors though. The older metal bodied version also has a heat sink built in - runs very cool. Performance is a big leap on my old Motorola G4.

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I haven't tried every phone on the market, so I can't say for sure which one is the best.

But I personally just played the first Community Day with my new Oneplus 6 and it was really nice.
The game loads quickly (I had an Galaxy S7 before and the game has loaded on the OP6 before I get past the "Niantic"-screen on the S7) and I don't remember having to restart the game at any point during the three hours.

I started the CD with a full battery (maybe 99%) and after three hours of intense playing, including one raid, I had about 50% left.
Sat down for a short rest afterward to evolve my Pokemon and plugged in a power bank for about 20 minutes. Continued playing all the time and went on to do so for about 90 minutes after the CD ended.
When I got home I still had like 50% left. After playing some other games this evening (it's about half past seven here, so about 5½ hours after the CD ended), I'm at 35%.

I think there's some kind of battery efficiancy mode on it that could save me more, but I haven't tried it.

Anyway, it didn't run hot at any time today, barely even warm-ish, and I even have a pretty thick cover on it.

So I'm really pleased with it.

There are however other phones that have a bigger battery.
And I've heard that the Pocophone (Pocophone for Pokemon sounds great) is really strong. It lacks certain features, like a good camera, great screen and such, but that's just because they've focused on making a fast phone with a good battery without having it cost a fortune.

It costs like 360 dollars on Amazon and it's probably as fast as some of the top class phones on the market, maybe even faster.

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There is no "best" ... good lord.

That said, PoGo runs just fine on my Droid Moto-Z (Play).

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by hkn 4 days 6 hours ago

The "best" would be the iPhone XS Max. /s

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by zap 3 days 20 hours ago

Androids. Samsung SO or other high end ones.
Reason? Because after Fighting a gym battle and take out all the Pokemon in it, during the "congratulations" page you can press "back" or immediately without waiting for the whole animation, and get in before other people to place your Pokemon first.

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