Do you ever get nostalgic thinking about late 90ties and all those awesome games we played then? Unfortunately, many of the best games of that era sunk into oblivion as a result of smart technology development which opened new possibilities for gamers. But guess what? A new version of one of the most popular games of that time, Pokemon, is back and taking world by storm. Of course, it requires a smartphone, so if you don’t have it and want to try the game you might need to get yourself one. Don’t worry, you don’t need a flagship phone to play Pokemon Go, a cheap basic model will do just fine. Here are some budget Android phones and iPhones that will allow you to play Pokemon Go.
Looking for a smartphone to play Pokemon Go but don’t want to spend a fortune on a premium handset? These phones will let you enjoy the game without straining your budget.
Like every game, Pokemon Go has certain requirements regarding software. As far as iOS devices are concerned, the game will work on iOS 8 and later versions. The beauty of iPhones, though, is that even a pretty old model, for instance the iPhone 4S, can be update to a newer iteration of iOS. Since the iPhone 4S is several generations behind Apple’s current flagship, it can be had at a very affordable price. If you opt for a certified refurbished model, it will set you back just $71.99 if you grab it from Amazon.
Keep in mind, though, that it has been reported that the phone can’t handle the game flawlessly. And no wonder. The iPhone 4S is not the newest device on the market so it has the right to choke every now and then, even though it meets the official App Store requirements. However, if you would find the constant hiccups too annoying, you might want to look for a newer model.
The iPhone 5 is the iPhone 4S successor and apparently it’s much better equipped to run Pokemon Go. It costs slightly more but it’s still considered dirt cheap compared to the latest models. Your best bet would be Amazon where you can find the iPhone 5 priced at under $100.
As for Android phones, the cheapest of the cheapest appears to be the BLU Advance 5.0 which costs only $59.99. Another advantage, besides the price, is that the device has a large 5-inch screen so you can easily spot your Pokemon. Since built-in memory is a measly 4GB, you might want to get yourself a microSD card, especially if you’re going to use the phone for tasks other than playing Pokemon Go. Of course, there are plenty of other models to choose from. Just remember that Pokémon Go requires Android 4.4 KitKat or later.
What’s so special about Pokemon Go? It combines virtual world with reality forcing people to get off their couches, go outside and walk. Apparently, that’s exactly what folks all over the globe needed. The numbers speak for themselves – within just a few days Pokemon Go has more active users than Tinder and Twitter and it looks like it’s not going to change anytime soon.