If you’re playing Pokémon Go, then you already know that you have to be connected to the Internet at all times for you to get into the game in the first place. You might be worried that the mobile application will rack up your cellular data like there’s no tomorrow. Well, here’s the good news – this mobile hit of an app is not as data hungry as you might think. But it will, however, eat up your device’s battery life like a hungry man who hasn’t eaten for days.
Pokémon Go is not as Data Hungry as You Might Think
Pokémon Go is slowly rolling out its servers to several areas around the globe, and the latest region to enjoy the application is that of Canada. It was launched in Canada on Sunday afternoon, and the app can be played on iOS and Android devices.
What the game does is it sends players into the real world in order to search for digital pocket monsters, which are more famously known as Pokémon. These monsters will appear onscreen whenever users will hold up their devices in various locations and at various times of the data.
According to data analytics company P3, in which it had tracked 200 smartphone owners in Germany and in the United States between the dates July 6 and July 15, the average session from the app will last around 175-seconds, or approximately 3-minutes. Within that time, it will only consume about 300-kilobytes of data. This means that you can play more than 3,000 3-minute sessions in a month and you will only consume 1-gigabyte of data for your mobile plan. Well, this is provided that you’re not going to do anything else with your smartphone that would consume more of its data.
P3 also found that users would average around 13-minutes, or approximately 4 sessions, per day. This would result in about 130 session in a month. While this is good news for your cellular data plan, much can be said about your device’s battery life.
Even though Pokémon Go is now an actual reason for you to get up and go out, you may find yourself returning back home in about an hour because the battery on your smartphone has died out and you would have to charge it back once again. It has been known that this mobile application from Niantic Labs will suck out 50-percent more power than playing videos on YouTube or scrolling through your endless feed in Facebook.
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