The 5 best Android smartphones for Pokemon GO

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While Pokemon GO is playable on a large number of Android devices, we thought we’d find some smartphones that will allow hardcore players to take their Pokemon hunting to the next level.

The biggest problem with Pokemon GO is that it can draw a lot of power, draining your battery very quickly and forcing you to end your game time early and find a nearby charger.

These phones have great battery life along with other unique features that can improve your Pokemon GO experience.

Check out the five best Android smartphones for Pokemon GO below:

Samsung S7 Edge

The Samsung S7 Edge boasts some powerful hardware along with a large 3600mAh battery, meaning you can spend less time charging your phone and more time hunting Pokemon.

The phone’s screen resolution is very high, improving the overall experience of the app, and the device also features fast charging.

Samsung Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge


The LG G4 is the perfect companion for those marathon Pokemon GO sessions.

Because the battery is removable, you can carry spare, hot-swappable power with you instead of relying on a cumbersome battery pack.


Sony Xperia Z5 Compact

The Sony Xperia Z5 Compact is a small, lightweight phone well-suited for catching Pokemon on the move.

The device is also waterproof and dust-proof, so you don’t have to worry about your phone’s safety when chasing virtual critters into sandstorms or swimming pools.

Sony Xperia

One Plus 3

The One Plus 3 is a powerful, consumer-friendly smartphone that includes a Dash Charge feature, giving you a day’s worth of power in 30 minutes.

The device has a 3,000mAh battery and is a great all-rounded phone for Pokemon GO.

One Plus 3

Cat S60

Featuring a massive 3,800mAh encase in a rugged aluminium frame, the Cat S60 is the perfect phone for Pokemon GO.

The device is drop-proof from a height of up to 1.8m and functions perfectly up to 5m under water – great for when you dive into a lake to catch an elusive Blastoise.

The Cat S60 also has an integrated thermal camera which lets you to see in the dark, allowing you to safely hunt Pokemon in the dark without fear of stumbling around aimlessly.

Cat S60 1

Minimum Requirements

If some of these phones are a bit on the expensive side, or simply don’t pique your interest, you should be able to run Pokemon GO using any Android device as long as it meets the following minimum requirements:

  • Android 4.4 to Android 6.0.1
  • At least 2GB of RAM
  • Preferred resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Strong Internet connection (Wi-Fi, 3G, or 4G)
  • GPS and Location Services
  • Intel CPUs are not supported

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