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How can I tell which Android apps will work?

Before buying a lower spec phone like the HTC Wildfire S or Samsung Galaxy Apollo, how can you tell which apps will or won't work???

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blizzard7  Jun. 29, 2011 at 17:23

I'm not sure if there's anyway to see beforehand, BUT the marketplace does state if an app would be compatible with your phone or not and you do have a 15 minute window to return an app and incur no charge.

Having had experience with an HTC Legend which is slightly lower spec than a Wildfire S, I would say a lot of apps will run well on a Wildfire S but inevitably there will be some more complicated apps which make it slow to a crawl. Guesstimating from the Galaxy Apollo's 256 MB of RAM, I would say the Apollo would be a poorer performer.

onlineo  Jun. 30, 2011 at 12:44

I have a t-mobile pulse mini. Apps that dont work on it are not displayed in my apps market. It limits me to about 10-15% of the useful apps. New phone within 40 days :)

blizzard7  Jun. 30, 2011 at 13:15

The main reason a Pulse Mini has access to so few apps is that the screen is 320x240. The Wildfire S has a 480x320 screen so will not have that problem.

matthewbarr  Jun. 30, 2011 at 19:03

The Marketplace comments are usually a good place to look - if an app doesn't work with a phone, someone will likely post about it.

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