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Topic: Cheapest Device to play Miitomo/Nintendo Mobile Games?

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Angelic_Lapras_King

As I lack a phone that can play Miitomo (Damn you Windows Phone!) or even own a tablet, I was wondering what would be the cheapest phone or tablet that can play Miitomo and likely future games/apps by Nintendo? I really do not want to pay like in the £100 mark just to play these games, just merely something I can download and play them on, as well as earn those many Platinum Coins.

And if possible, list devices CONFIRMED to play Miitomo please, not ones in theory. Just you know, I really lack experience in iOS and Android stuff... XD

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VelvetElvis

Do you have even a decent PC or laptop? If so, the BlueStacks Android app player might be worth a look.

I'm in a similar boat; I made the very unwise decision to go with a Windows phone (I actually enjoy the phone and the OS itself, but app support is abysmal to non-existent ) on my first smartphone contract, and won't be able to upgrade my device until November. BlueStacks works really well for me in the meantime — been playing Miitomo for a few days now.

Full instructions here:

https://www.reddit.com/r/Miitomo/comments/4cq3b3/xposed_modul...

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sillygostly

Megumi wrote:

I'm pretty sure they said iPhone 4 and up.

I thought it was iPhone 4S and up (officially, anyway).

I'm pretty sure that I'm currently using an iPhone 4, and Miitomo works just fine on it. It's just a bit sluggish (poor frame rate) and it causes the iPhone to heat up. Miitomo runs a lot more smoothly on my iPad Air (though there are still fluctuations in frame rate).

In any case, you will want a slightly more recent smartphone as Nintendo will eventually stop supporting older iPhone/iPad models, and considering the relative simplicity of Miitomo, I suspect that Nintendo's future apps may require a little more grunt.

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Angelic_Lapras_King

VelvetElvis wrote:

Do you have even a decent PC or laptop? If so, the BlueStacks Android app player might be worth a look.

I'm in a similar boat; I made the very unwise decision to go with a Windows phone (I actually enjoy the phone and the OS itself, but app support is abysmal to non-existent ) on my first smartphone contract, and won't be able to upgrade my device until November. BlueStacks works really well for me in the meantime — been playing Miitomo for a few days now.

Full instructions here:

https://www.reddit.com/r/Miitomo/comments/4cq3b3/xposed_modul...

While tempting, I'm almost certain Nintendo will find a way to either block that or even punish those that use Miitomo this way so I'll probably pass just to be safe. Laptop's about 4-5 years old anyway and starting to show some age so yea, it probably can't. XD

zitpig wrote:

You can get OK tablets for around £30 on eBay that are good enough to play.

Here's an example - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/OPERO-WITH-HDMI-ANDROID-4-4-KITKAT-...

And that one you've linked will almost certainly play Miitomo right? I'm not fussed about framerate issues or slowness, just so long as it can download, play, and earn me those Plat coins? If so, I may just order that one tomorrow... XD

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Vee_Flames

Angelic_Lapras_King wrote:

zitpig wrote:

You can get OK tablets for around £30 on eBay that are good enough to play.

Here's an example - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/OPERO-WITH-HDMI-ANDROID-4-4-KITKAT-...

And that one you've linked will almost certainly play Miitomo right? I'm not fussed about framerate issues or slowness, just so long as it can download, play, and earn me those Plat coins? If so, I may just order that one tomorrow... XD

That looks exactly like the tablet I had before. Not to steer you away, but it's almost garbage. The screen cracks easily and when it does, you can't use the tablet anymore until you replace the screen (which is thankfully not an expensive and time-consuming process). It's great in the first few months after you purchase it but then it slows down a lot, even sometimes rebooting itself for no reason. Not a recommended purchase, IMO.
The tablet had a different name, though: Dragon Touch. The tablet in the link seems to have a different name, so maybe the quality is also different between the two. It's surprising that they look exactly the same, though.

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zitpig

I used that as an example. I bought a Kocaso for £35 and it runs perfectly. The build quality is OK. The only issue I have is that the touchscreen loses focus after a while. Turn off and back on and it's fine. What I'm saying is that you don't have to spend a fortune on a tablet. Yeah, they aren't going to be the best machines available, but for the price what would you expect. My Hudl2 is much better, sure, by the cheap tablet does pretty much everything the Hudl2 does for a third of the price.

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SCRAPPER392

I would say $125-150. That's a new phone from any carrier that's one or 2 steps above the worst smartphone and will run the game.

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Inkling64

You can buy a pre-paid Tracfone from wal-mart (I got mine for $10) Just never activate the phone and use it just like you would a tablet and download your app via wi-fi. I also use the phone to download nintendo podcast directly without having to hook up a mp3 player to a laptop. $10 well spent.

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Rhansley64

Miitomo works perfectly fine with my Iphone 4S (I bought it back in 2013).

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adamkop

I have an old and cheap as hell chinese Doogee DG2014 (which I think was from 2013 anyway) and pretty much everything works on it so far. I checked my mother's model X5, which was 70 bucks or something when it came out, and everything is compatible as well. Right now I'm pretty sure that most of the budget phones will run Nintendo apps without problems, as they will never be heavy on the graphics.

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My Nexus 7 was 40 Euro , so...

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But FE Heroes and Pocket Camp doesn`t

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