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  1. JayWood2010

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    I use a windows phone, and even though I am very happy with my phone I cant but help to be upset that Windows Phones doesn't have Pokemon Go. Ive loved Pokemon ever since i was a kid, and even today its one of my favorite franchises so i would love to play it.

    Unfortunately I dont have any android device that I can play it on as it needs to be at least Android 4.3

    I do have a Nvidia Shield Portable that can run it, but it doesnt have a camera. Plus I dont feel like carrying that around as it is weird to hold for mobile games. I was thinking of getting the Nvidia Shield Tablet, but I just cant justify paying $200 to play Pokemon Go.

    So is there anything cheap I can get? I was going to get the Amazon Fire HD 6, but it apparently doesnt have GPS which is needed.

     

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    I can't list any phones, but here's what you need to look for (estimated cpu/ram reqs):
    1Ghz Quad Core
    1GB Ram
    Camera
    Android 4.3+ (Probably won't run on any devices that actually shipped with 4.3, tthough, because they usually just had dual cores and around 512mb ram, so look for 4.4.2 or newer)
    Gyroscope (absolutely necessary for the AR features, this is what's stopping me from playing. A good, cheap, phone with a gyro is hard to find)
    GPS
    Mobile data on the phone or a portable wifi hotspot (another phone with data or whatever)
     
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    An old Galaxy S4 would probably do nicely.
     
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    Best phone Samsung ever made IMO.
     
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    A Bluboo Maya might work.
     
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    I'm going with S5 for that. Lol. Waterproof with all the advantages of the previous designs.
     
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    Did you read the entire article? It states it does work with it.
     
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    I bought a huawei union boost android 4.5 phone at Kmart for $20 yesterday. Original price $80.
     
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    Rather rejoice that you are not running Pokemon GO. Take care of your brain
     

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