Top 10 Phones to play Pokemon go on, below 200$

 

 

Top 10 Phones to play Pokemon go, when you are on the go without risk of destroying it

with the recent rise in popularity of the pokemon go hype train, every kid wants to play pokemon go. but often the price of the newest smartphone that runs the newest version of the operating system, is a bit steep, for the regular sixteen year old kid. we took this chance to conduct a list of phones that you can definatley run pokemon go on and are below 200$. This list features reviews of amazon reviewers and also a pro and con list so that you can check if this phone is really something that you should get, because it holds the features that you need.

 

 

Behold, you may ask now can it also run the latest apps like instagram, snapchat or facebook? yes they can as well, so if you like to get right away off to the social media platforms to brag about your new pokemon trophys that you made in your nightly quests for glory, yes you can!

 

 

 

 

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 The Contenders

 

Lenovo Vibe K5 16GB Android Smartphone Octa-core Factory Unlocked (Silver)

lenovok1The Pros:

  • 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 415 Octa-core 1.4GHz processor; Android 5.1, Lollipop
  • With a large 5-inch HD screen and in-plane switching (IPS) offering 178° of wide angle viewing it is perfect when sharing great moments with friends.
  • For sharp, clear photos and video-recording, there's a 13 MP auto-focus rear camera with LED flash. And for great selfies and easy video chats, there's a 5 MP front camera.
  • RAM: 2GB Internal storage: 16GB eMCP storage
  • Type: Dual Micro SIM with single SIM version

The Price: 

The Review:

I am loving this phone. I had never heard about a Lenovo phone before, but it is more than perfect for a $200 phone.
The Dolby sound makes it a really good phone to listen to some music or even watch video (the screen has a good resolution, you can watch youtube videos with 1080p) without a headphone.

 

 

Lenovo A916 8GB White, Dual Sim, 5.5 inch, Unlocked International Model, No Warranty

 

The Pros:lenovo a916

  • Display: 5.5 inch TFT 1280 x 720 pixels 16M. Camera: Front 2.0MP, Back 13.0MP (with LED flash and AF). OS: Android 4.4. CPU: MT6592M + 6290 Octa 8 Core, 1.4GHz. Storage: RAM 1GB + ROM 8GB, Support TF card up to 32GB (not included).
  • Unlocked cell phones are compatible with GSM carriers such as AT&T and T-Mobile, but are not compatible with CDMA carriers such as Verizon and Sprint.
  • Please check if your GSM cellular carrier supports the bands for this model before purchasing, LTE may not be available in the US as this is the international model: 2G:GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2, 3G:WCDMA 900/1900/2100MHz, 4G:FDD LTE 1800/2100MHz.
  • This device may not include a US warranty as some manufacturers do not honor warranties for international items Please contact the seller for specific warranty information.
  • The box contains: Your new device, USB cable, Charger (may be foreign) If so, a FREE US adapter will be included, Documentation.

The Price:

The Review:

If we ignore other Lenovo products, the ONLY competition that the Lenovo A916 has (under 200 bucks, currently) is the Blu Life 8. The Blu Life 8 is a little more expensive, and has a slightly smaller display.
Other than the Blu Life 8, the competition ranges in price from about $300 to $700. Or, 2-4 times the cost of the Lenovo A916! (prices at the time I’m typing this)
The 5.5” size is not for everybody (that’s huge). But if you want a cell phone this size, definitely buy the Lenovo A916. There is nothing out there with better quality or better specifications. But you certainly can pay a lot more!

 

 

Lenovo Lemon K3 Note 5.5 inch IPS Screen 4G Android OS 5.0 Smart Phone, MT6752 Octa Core 1.7GHz, RAM: 2GB, RAM: 16GB, Dual SIM WCDMA & GSM (yellow)

lenovo k3

The Pros:

  • MT6752 64-bit Octa-core processor at 1.7GHz CPU, Mali-T760 GPU
  • 5.5 inch IPS capacitive screen 1920x1080 resolution 401ppi
  • 13MP rear camera and 5MP front camera
  • 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM, Extended Capacity 32GB
  • Android 5.0 operating system

The Price: 

The Review:

The hardware on this device is incredible, truly a bargain at three times the price. The software, well not so much, don't get me wrong, the Lollipop is a real Android OS (many imported phones are reskinned over Kit Kat to look like Lollipop) it is the added software that is the issue. There are several programs that will load on bootup that are known malware and will eat your battery and can lead to privacy issues so be careful what you allow to run. Another concern is how the factory installed Apps are configured, they are listed as system apps, and even though the phone is unlocked, you can not remove them (or even disable them) without rooting the phone.

Rooting is easy and info on how to do it or find someone that will is readily available online, keep in mind that the one click root tools do not function with this phone so don't waste your time or money on those tools.

 

 

 

Original Lenovo A850+ 5.5 Inch QHD IPS Mtk6592 Octa Core Russian Android 4.2 Mobile Cell Phone 1gb 4gb GPS Black/white (White)

a850The Pros:

  • Dual SIM Card Dual Standby. Support 2G: GSM 900/1800/1900MHz and 3G: WCDMA 900/2100MHz frequency. Android 4.2 operating system, better reliability and compatibility.
  • High performance MT6592V Octa core 1.4GHz CPU, excellent processing platform. 5.5-inch(960 * 540) capacitive touchscreen. 5 Mega-pixel AF rear camera with flashlight and 0.3 mega-pixel front camera.
  • 1G RAM + 4GB ROM and support micro SD card / TF card(not included) expansion up to 32GB. Support GPS, Bluetooth, G-sensor, Wifi, etc.
  • 1 * Lenovo A850+ Smartphone 1 * 3.5mm Earphone 1 * Power Adapter 1 * USB Cable 1 * Battery ?1 * User Manual (Chinese)1 * 2600mAh dodocool Power Bank
  • Dual Sim Card Dual Standby 2G:GSM 900/1800/1900MHz 3G:WCDMA 900/2100MHz

The Price:

The Review:

Alright so as someone who lives in america it was kind of frustrating when most of the questions and reviews were from people who were from Europe, or south america. I decided to purchase the phone regardless, because I saw that the specs were very good for the price point. Now I am going to give a review for anyone who lives in the united states. This review will work with a few other countries, but it is dedicated to Americans who are looking into purchasing this phone.
To start things off I would just like to say that this is a fantastic phone for the price point. It will not compete with the newest iphones or the latest samsung notes, but this phone has spunk and it can, and will impress you. Lets start off by looking at the internals. This phone sports a 8 core processor, 4gb of rom, 1gb of ram, and a 960 by 540 IPS screen. It can hold up to a 32gb mico sd card, and two sim cards.
Performance wise, this phone is amazing. the 8 core processor really keeps things smooth with little, to no latency when causally using the phone. I haven't noticed any lag and I haven't had the phone shut off because the ram was overloaded. Videos are clear and the playback is silky smooth. I adore the large 5.5in screen when I go on business trips, as it allows me to comfortably watch my favorite shows on netflix while i'm on the go. The internal speakers are sub-par, but in the grand scheme of things aren't that bad.
The phone is very light.

 

Lenovo Note 8 A936 8GB White, Dual Sim, 6.0 inch, 2GB RAM,Unlocked International Model, No Warranty

 

The Pros:lenovo

  • OS: Android 4.4.4; CPU: MT6752 Octa Core 1.7GHz, RAM 2GB + ROM 8GB; Front 5MP+Back 13MP Camera,6 inch HD IPS Screen 1280x720.
  • Unlocked cell phones are compatible with GSM carriers such as AT&T and T-Mobile, but are not compatible with CDMA carriers such as Verizon and Sprint.
  • Please check if your GSM cellular carrier supports the bands for this model before purchasing, LTE may not be available in the US as this is the international model: GSM900, GSM1800, UMTS900 (B8), UMTS1900 (B2), UMTS2100 (B1), LTE2100 (B1), LTE1800 (B3), TD-LTE2500 (B41).
  • This device may not include a US warranty as some manufacturers do not honor warranties for international items Please contact the seller for specific warranty information.
  • The box contains: Your new device, USB cable, Charger (may be foreign) If so, a FREE US adapter will be included, Documentation.

The Price

The Review:

Just got the phone yesterday, I got the 2gb ram 8gb rom. The phone was easy to set up, did not have all the Chinese language on it all the other reviews I've seen talking about. The manual is in Chinese, but that is minor. There are some installed apps, but not a ton like others have said. Easily disabled. You CAN move your apps to the SD card contrary to what others have said. I have Straight talk have an at&t 4g lte SIM. I put it in the SIM1 slot which is lte, dont know if I'm getting lte but the phone signal says 3g H+ 5bars with 2 arrows under the H most all the time so my signal is strong and the phone is fast. As a whole this is a good phone for the price, no complaints here, except it doesn't have a notification led, again minor. Another upside to this phone is that you can get cases and screen protectors to fit it. I would definitely suggest if you are thinking about getting this phone go for it. You can't go wrong, it's a great phone for the money.
 

Lenovo A606 Smartphone 4G LTE Android 4.4 MTK6582 Quad Core 5.0 Inch (Black)

 

The Pros:a606a606

  • OS: Android 4.4; CPU: MT6582M + 6290 Dual Core, 1.3GHz
  • Storage: RAM 512MB + ROM 4GB, Support TF card up to 32GB (not included)
  • Display: 5.0 inch TFT Capacitive 854 x 480 pixels; Camera: Front 0.3MP, Back 5.0MP (with LED flash)
  • Language: Multi-language (Note: If you need special language, pls kindly leave us message)
  • Network: GSM, WCDMA, FDD-LTE. Band (2G): GSM 900/1800MHz; Band (3G): WCDMA 900/1900/2100MHz; Band (4G): FDD - LTE: B1 (2100 MHZ)/B3 (1800 MHZ). (Note: Pls kindly make sure if these bands can work for your SIM Card)

The Price:

The Review:

i like the phone by to ways, its good screen size and the conectivity, runs perfect in venezuela digitel. and big screen allows easy book readings with pdf viewers. my only complaint is 2 things. its extrange native launcher and stubborn die hard apps that always meddle and (may be because of the last) the battery doesnt last good. also delivery experience was terrible but not because of the seller. we have many handiccaps to buy in venezuela. its almost impossible to buy from amazon as of lately.
in all other aspects this phone is very good. can be customized. uses fm radio withput data usage. easy memory on browser tabs, easy handling for reading books, good screen size. good wow factor. good fabric and materials
i also bought a 16 gb sd card for memory expand uses so the 4 internal gb space disk is no issue

 

 

Lenovo A916 4G Unlocked Smartphone (gift-16GB TF Card) 5.5 inch Android 4.4 MT6592M+6290 Octa 8 Core 1.4GHz 1GB 8GB 13MP Dual SIM FDD-LTE & WCDMA & GSM (White+ 16GB TF Card)

 

The Pros:a916 weiss

  • OS: Android 4.4. CPU: MT6592M + 6290 Octa 8 Core, 1.4GHz. Storage: RAM 1GB + ROM 8GB, Support TF card up to 32GB (not included)
  • Display: 5.5 inch TFT 1280 x 720 pixels 16M. Camera: Front 2.0MP, Back 13.0MP (with LED flash and AF)
  • Language: Multi-Language. Battery: 2500mAh detachable
  • Network: WCDMA, GSM, FDD-LTE. Band (2G): GSM 900/1800MHz, Band (3G): WCDMA 900/2100MHz, Band (4G): FDD-LTE 2100/1800MHz
  • Sensor: GPS, G-sensor, Light sensor, Proximity sensor

The Price:

The Review:

Product is good as far as price is concerned I used it for 1 year now . Only one concerned I already knew was touch panel of bottom does not work always. If it is fixed then it is the cheapest better choice for me

 

 

Lenovo Lemon K3 Note 5.5 inch IPS Screen 4G Android OS 5.0 Smart Phone, MT6752 Octa Core 1.7GHz, RAM: 2GB, RAM: 16GB, Dual SIM WCDMA & GSM (white)

 

The Pros:k3note

  • MT6752 64-bit Octa-core processor at 1.7GHz CPU, Mali-T760 GPU
  • 5.5 inch IPS capacitive screen 1920x1080 resolution 401ppi
  • 13MP rear camera and 5MP front camera
  • 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM, Extended Capacity 32GB
  • Android 5.0 operating system

The Price:

The Review:

The hardware on this device is incredible, truly a bargain at three times the price. The software, well not so much, don't get me wrong, the Lollipop is a real Android OS (many imported phones are reskinned over Kit Kat to look like Lollipop) it is the added software that is the issue. There are several programs that will load on bootup that are known malware and will eat your battery and can lead to privacy issues so be careful what you allow to run. Another concern is how the factory installed Apps are configured, they are listed as system apps, and even though the phone is unlocked, you can not remove them (or even disable them) without rooting the phone.

Rooting is easy and info on how to do it or find someone that will is readily available online, keep in mind that the one click root tools do not function with this phone so don't waste your time or money on those tools.

Biggest concern is with any company that would allow a product that exceeds hardware expectations for a price point leave the factory with truly bad added programs installed. Yes I have attempted to contact Lenovo but still no reply.

 
 
 
 

Lenovo A396 4.0 Inch 3g Android 2.3 Smart Phone Sc8830a Quad Core 1.3ghz Wcdma & GSM Network (Black)

 

The Pros:lenovo

  • Unlock Original Lenovo A396 4.0 Inch 3g Android 2.3 Smart Phone Sc8830a Quad Core 1.3ghz Wcdma & GSM Network (Black)
  • Brand & Model: Lenovo A396
  • CPU: SC8830A Quad Core 1.3GHz
  • Operation System: Android 2.3
  • Band (3G): WCDMA 2100MHz; Band (2G): GSM 900/1800MHz(not for anerican GSM))
  • Screen: 4.0 inch 800 x 480 pixels
  • Unlocked cell phones are compatible with GSM carriers but are not compatible with CDMA Carriers.

The Price:

The Review:

The phone performs basic functions and that is what I was looking for. However it freezes multiple times a day. Sometimes the keypad is locked or something of the sort and I cannot type anything. I have 6gig of space on the SD I bought but I still cannot download any up it tells me there is no space and I cannot moves apps to SD. I really want to download viber. The packaging and manual was all in written in Chinese and so was useless to me.

 

 

 

The Conclusion:

We hope That this list helped you get all the information that you needed, on your next mobile phone purchase. Isn't it great how some of thees phones have features that even the major players like apple or samsung seem to lack, like Dual Sim Card Slots, or an insane battery pack?

We were just very very happy when we first heard about this Chinese providers of mobile phones that do actually a pretty good job.

NEW Pokemon GO Update Released 0.33

New Update to Pokemon Go released:

Developer niantic, has just released the release notes to the new update 0.33, to their acclaimed game Pokemon Go.

Pokémon GO has been updated to version 0.33.0 for Android and 1.3.0 for iOS devices. Below are some release notes and comments from our development team.

  • Added a dialog to remind Trainers that they should not play while traveling above a certain speed. Trainers must confirm they are not driving in order to continue playing.
  • Made improvements to the accuracy of a curveball throw
  • Fixed a bug that prevented ”Nice,” ”Great,” and “Excellent” Poké Ball throws from awarding the appropriate XP bonuses.
  • Fixed achievements showing incorrect Medal icons.
  • Enabled the ability for Trainers to change their nickname one time. Please choose your new nickname wisely.
  • Resolved issues with the battery saver mode on iOS and re-enabled the feature.
  • Added visuals of Team Leaders Candela, Blanche, and Spark.
  • We’re currently testing a variation of the “Nearby Pokémon” feature with a subset of users. During this period you may see some variation in the nearby Pokémon UI.
  • Minor text fixes

Enjoy your time with Pokemon GO

 

And should the update take a little bit longer than you can wait.

Check out our list of other top ten games to play during your wait, and the wait will be long, as probably everybody will be updating right now.

If you are not a pokemon go player yet, you can download it here.

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