Has G4 Plus a compass sensor

Pokemon go without a compass?

I plan to buy a new Android smartphone and keep an eye on the Moto G4 Plus. I looked at the specs and found that there is no compass sensor. I would love to play Pokemon Go, but the hardware requirements state that a GPS is required.

To edit: There is a website that requires a camera, compass, and gyro for AR (Augmented Reality). That means I can play, right?


According to reviews on Amazon, the Moto G 4th Gen and Moto G4 Plus work very well with Pokemon Go, including AR. By the way, GPS and compass are two different things, the Moto G 4 has GPS

Dan Brown

I had a similar problem - but don't worry! Your device can track your location using your mobile data / Wi-Fi. It's less accurate than the GPS, but it definitely works.


Does it have full game impact or not? Thanks for the answer, by the way.

Dan Brown

@ Acrylic It has very, very little effect on the game. Your avatar may be wondering your approximate location, but never more than a meter or two.

Léo Léopold Hertz 준영

It will also make the game easier to play. It is much more difficult to play the game with a powerful phone that can capture the video of surroundings, spin / rotation, ...


Yes, without a compass your experience is incomplete. You needed them to know how to follow the Pokemon, but AR works just fine.

Pokemon enthusiast

I use the HTC Desire 626 which also lacks a magnetic sensor. You can load up Pokémon GO, create a character, and get your starter, but you can't load any additional Pokémon, Pokéstops, or gyms.