Those of you that have played Pokemon GO know that the game can use quite a bit of your battery. Those that are really into the game, may be looking at buying a phone with a massive battery, so they are able to play longer. Or perhaps, they want a battery pack so they can charge on the go. Nevertheless, these are the best smartphones for playing Pokemon GO.
Moto G4/Moto G4 Plus
The Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus are both great smartphones to use for playing Pokemon GO. In fact, while we were reviewing both of these, we played the game and it performed quite well. Both smartphones feature a 3000mAh battery, which means you'll be able to catch Pokemon for hours without worrying about your battery dying.
Google Nexus 5X
Nexus 5X is another fine choice. It's a rather small smartphone, coming in with a 5.2-inch display, but it's still what many would consider a "flagship" despite it having just 2GB of RAM. The Nexus 5X has been dropping in price quite a bit lately, another reason why it's a great choice for Pokemon GO. Additionally, it can play the game with ease, without any lag - at least due to the hardware.
Google Nexus 6P
The Nexus 6P is Google's current flagship - that is until the new Nexus devices arrive in about a month or two. It's running the Snapdragon 810 with 3GB of RAM, and has a nice 5.7-inch display as well. The Nexus 6P is a great choice for playing Pokemon GO, especially now that the game has been updated for Android 7.0 Nougat, as the Nexus 6P will be one of the first to run that new version of Android.
BLU R1 HD
The BLU R1 HD is a bit of an interesting smartphone here. It's just $50, but does support LTE on both AT&T and T-Mobile. It's a great phone to pick up for Pokemon GO. Even if you are hotspotting your daily driver so you can play Pokemon GO on the BLU R1 HD. It has a great looking display, and plenty of battery life to back it up.
Honor made a splash in the US earlier this year with the Honor 5X, bringing a pretty stellar smartphone experience to the masses for just $199. It's got great battery life, a great 5.5-inch 1080p display, and amazing performance as well. All of which are important when playing Pokemon GO. As the last thing you'll want to do is run out of battery.
Samsung Galaxy S7/Galaxy S7 Edge
The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge really need no introduction. They are currently some of the best smartphones on the market, and only get better with each passing software update. Both have amazing battery life, and are powered by the Snapdragon 820. Currently the best processor on the market. What that means is your experience in playing Pokemon GO is going to be pretty incredible.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5
If a stylus is more your style, then check out the Galaxy Note 5. It's Samsung's Galaxy Note from 2015, which is still one of the best smartphones available right now. The Galaxy Note 5 sports the Exynos 7420 processor with 4GB of RAM. That's plenty of speed to give you a great experience when playing Pokemon GO.
BLU Energy X LTE
How about a smartphone with a massive battery? That's exactly what the BLU Energy X LTE has here. We're looking at a 4000mAh battery - the largest of any smartphone on this list. Unlike many other BLU smartphones, this one does include LTE support on both AT&T and T-Mobile. Meaning you'll still be able to have speedy data while playing Pokemon GO.
Moto X Pure Edition
Another fine choice, the Moto X Pure Edition rounds out our list here. It's a great choice, since it has flagship specs which leads to a great Pokemon GO experience. But on top of that, the Moto X Pure Edition also supports all four carriers in the US. Meaning you can take it to any carrier and pop in your SIM card and you're good to go.