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What I Learned From Pokemon Go

I recently started playing Pokemon Go after it was launched in Malaysia and these are some of the things I learned.

Pokemon Go depends a lot on GPS and the quality of GPS differs between the phones.
Samsung Note 3 does not work indoors. Even outdoor Samsung Note 3 loses the GPS signal. I tried switching between the different GPS modes - High Accuracy - GPS, Wi-Fi and mobile network, Power saving - Wi-Fi and mobile network, and GPS only. High Accuracy is the most reliable mode for Samsung Note 3 and is only playable outdoors.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 requires switching between Wifi and Network when playing indoor and GPS only when playing outdoors. High Accuracy does not work very well with the game.
OnePlus One has the most reliable GPS.
The game drains a lot of power. Xiaomi battery lasts the longest followed by OnePlus. Samsung has the shortest life among the three phones we used.
One concern I have is how much the frequent charging and discharging will shorten the life of the batt…