Pokémon Go On The 8GB Moto G3

Pokémon Go on the 8GB Moto G3. Will it work ?

Before I start going on I’ll just point out that are two versions of the Moto G3. An 8GB model with 1GB of Ram and a 16GB version with 2GB Ram. In this write-up I am focusing on the 8GB model as that is the model I own.

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So the answer to the question is yes, it will work with the 8GB model. Niantic has stated that the game will only work on devices with 2GB of Ram, but as I mentioned above the Moto G 8GB model only has 1GB of Ram. So technically it shouldn’t be supported, but strangely it is officially supported and I say ‘officially’ because you can actually download the Pokémon Go application from the Play Store from the phone itself without having to go down the APK route.

Are there any issues ?

For the most part, no there aren’t many issues, but there are some. For example, the game lags a bit and it’s noticeable, particularly if anything is running in the background, this is because when Pokémon go is running other things such as location services and your internet service are both running, combine the three and Pokémon go can become a bit of a Ram hog. I have also experienced the phone lagging quite a bit if the game is left running in the background.

You will also find out that the AR (Augmented Reality mode) where you can set the application to use your camera to set a live view of the Pokémon you are trying to catch doesn’t function on the Moto G3, this goes for both models. This is because the phone lacks a Gyroscope sensor, this is a device that uses Earth’s gravity to determine your current orientation. Since the Pokémon move about in AR mode this is essential for that feature. Of course, this isn’t a major issue and from what I have seen and experienced on my Galaxy S7 this is more of a gimmick feature, that’s fun but not essential to the overall gameplay at all. It also drains the battery much quicker and to be honest the game drains the battery very quickly anyway.

So how quick does it drain the battery ? You may be thinking it’s not that bad, but it is. I have had sessions leaving my home to go to town with 100% battery and returning three to fours hours later with a battery less than 10%. The other week I went to Leeds for a few hours and used the game there and my battery was dead an hour before I left for my train back. Luckily this was already anticipated and I took a Powerbank with me. Power banks are an essential if you really want to get serious with this game. You can pick them up from Amazon or any other retailer. I have posted a link to one of my favorites at the bottom of this article. Since this game uses your GPS, your processor, your internet, your Ram, your screen and everything in between there’s probably no chance the battery usage of this application will ever improve greatly.

But what about the data usage?

This question actually applies to any phone, not just the Moto G3. I use the O2 network with 4G and have a 2GB allowance each month. All I have really used my data plan for outside is this game and I can actually say the data usage has actually been far better than I though. I’m almost at my renewal date and still have well over 1.5GB of data left. Monitoring daily use I have only been using about 10 15mb per session, so in all honesty, this game really isn’t a data hog.

 

Final result:

Pokémon Go works great with the 8GB Moto G3. It does have some issues due to the 1GB of Ram, but the overall experience isn’t too bad. The battery does drain quickly in use, but with a Powerbank like the one below you’ll be able to ”Catch em all” without having to go home and plug your phone in every four hours.

Best Selling Pokémon Go of May 2022

BESTSELLER NO. 1
Go-Tcha LED Touch Screen Wristband for Pokémon Go Plus Accessory
  • Play Pokémon Go on the move without looking at your smartphone, simply run the app on your phone in the background and tap the Go-tcha screen when it alerts you to Pokémon and PokéStops.
  • Go-tcha provides on-screen animated alerts and vibration feedback when Pokémon and PokéStops are near or caught and items collected.
  • Select 'auto-catch' and you don't even need to respond - Go-tcha will catch Pokémon and collect PokéStop items for you.
  • With it's rechargeable battery simply connect the display unit to a power source with the USB cable provided.
  • Features Catch Gen I and Gen II Pokémon Collect Pokéstop items like Pokéballs, lucky eggs and lures 'Auto-catch' mode Touch screen OLED display Animated graphics Vibration feedback
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Pokemon GO: The Ultimate Tips, Secrets & Strategy Game Guide For Beginners and Advanced Players (Plus Tricks, Hints, Cheats on iOS & Android)
  • Penfold, Alan (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 110 Pages - 08/14/2016 (Publication Date) - CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (Publisher)
BESTSELLER NO. 5
Poké Ball Plus (Nintendo Switch)
  • Your Poke Ball, your adventure!
  • The Poke Ball is a vital item for any Pokemon Trainer, used to catch Pokemon and carry them around on your travels
  • Introducing a new device with a similar look and feel - Poke Ball Plus!
  • With Poke Ball Plus in your hand, your Pokemon adventures jump out of the screen and into the real world
  • Compatible with Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu, Pokemon: Let's Go, Eevee and Pokemon Go
BESTSELLER NO. 6
MEGACOM Dual Catchmon for GO Plus Auto Catch Accessory Always On One Touch Connection - Wireless Bluetooth for Android Phone & iPhone - Automatic GO Catcher Supports Dual ID Accounts (Black)
  • 🐱【FULLER POKEDEX】Dual Catchmon allows 2 accounts to catch Monster and spin Stop automatically, Tight up the auto catcher to your backpacks with its colorful lanyard, and let the GO trainer journey begin! The flash indicates notices of Monster showing up, caught or missed, and supplies acquring (ball, potion, stardust.) Without taking out your phone or open GO App, you can still know it working in the background through vibration or beep sounds.
  • 🦄【NO EXTRA APP NEEDED】Connet Dual Catchmon with 2 accounts to GO Plus with Wireless Bluetooth, and overwhelm other trainers instantly! You don't need to download extra App for connection. The always-on features allows you to wake up the device by touch on the Go Plus icon on the APP. Dual Catchmon is your best sidekick for capturing different types of Monster that you dreamed of even on GO Fest or Community Day
  • 🦙【ALWAYS READY, SET & GO!】Install 2 AAA alkaline batteries with standby time of 600 hours, Dual Catchmon is always ready for your new journey (batteries not included.) Turn ON the switch to enjoy the fun, and turn OFF to save batteries for your next journey. You are always ready to set sail and capture new Pokemon without recalling when was the last time you recharge the device. No more awkward or heartache when you finally arrive at the Lure or Gym but find the device running out of battery.
  • 🦘【CHOOSE NOTIFICATIONS IN YOUR WAY】MEGACOM Dual Catchmon provides notification of several status through LED blink, beeping, and vibration. Besides telling you that a Monster is captured, the notifications may also suggest that a Stop spotted, balls and potions collected through auto spinning, or the backpacks' full. If you don't want the beeping sound or vibration on, you can always turn them off by adjusting the notification mode to suit you best.
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A Tail With a Twist
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Ikue Ohtani, Veronica Taylor (Actors)
  • Kunihiko Yuyama (Director)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)
BESTSELLER NO. 8
BESTSELLER NO. 9
Pocket Egg Auto Catch for Go Plus Accessory with Bluetooth 20m Range Long Distance and 3 Months Battery Life
  • Auto Catch Auto Spin. Pocket Egg will catch Monster and spin Pokestop automatically without pressing any button. The PoGo auto-catcher accessory will notify you about nearby a Monster and other game alerts. No need to take out your smartphone anymore.
  • Compatibility. Requires 2 AA batteries and supports 3 months battery life(Batteries not included). PoGo Pocket Egg is compatible with iPhone iOS v10.0 - v15.0, Android v6.0 - v12.0. Supports vibration and buzzer on/off
  • Provides stable Bluetooth connection with our Go Plus automatic catcher-Pocket egg. Stronger connection signal provides 20m Bluetooth range. Even it disconnects, you can tap the Go Plus icon in the game to reconnect it
  • Set Auto Catch or Auto Spin Only. Auto catch only: GO app settings > PoGo Plus > and turn off Nearby PokeStop notifications. Auto spin only: Turn off Nearby Poke notifications
  • If there is a connection issue, please remove the Pocket Egg in the Go app in the settings. Then go to Bluetooth settings of your phone and forget the device. Next, try to clear Bluetooth pairing ID. Then reset your phone. Finally, turn on Bluetooth and Go app to connect it again.
BESTSELLER NO. 10

Last update on 2022-05-24 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API