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Uber and Little have banned their drivers from using these smartphones


Uber and Little, pretty common ride-sharing apps in the country are banning a number of smartphones from being used by their partners (drivers). Since the apps rely on GPS location, some smartphones have proven incompetent in this category. And that has been the main drive to the companies’ latest decisions.

Using these devices has apparently had inconvenience to customers like the inability of drivers to locate customers.  Most of the smartphones that have been banned are from Infinix and TECNO.

But, other premium smartphone makers like Apple have not been spared as well, the iPhone 8, iPhone 7 and iPhone 5s are also included in the list.

List of Devices Banned by Uber

  • Apple iPhone 5s
  • Apple iPhone 7
  • Apple iPhone 8
  • Tecno Camon CX Air
  • TECNO Camon CX
  • TECNO L8 Lite
  • TECNO Pouvoir 2
  • TECNO S6
  • TECNO B1
  • TECNO W1
  • Infinix Hot 5
  • Infinix NOTE 3
  • Infinix Smart
  • Infinix Hot S
  • Infinix Hot Note
  • Infinix Note 2
  • Infinix Hot 2 2015
  • Infinix S2 Pro 2017
  • Infinix Zero 3
  • Nokia 1
  • Safaricom Neo Ray LTE
  • Samsung Galaxy J1 2016
  • Samsung Galaxy Mini Prime 2016
  • Nokia 3.1
  • Nokia 3.1 Plus
  • Huawei P8 Lite 2015
  • Huawei Y6 2019
  • Oppo F5
  • Samsung Galaxy J5 2017
  • Wiko Jerry 3

Little also has its own unique list. The list is not comprehensive but severe damages will be on some smartphone makers like X-TIGI and Infinix.

List of devices banned by Little

  • All Infinix smartphones
  • All X-TIGI smartphones
  • TECNO Y5S
  • TECNO M3

To ensure drivers don’t ram into such issues the next time, Uber has recommended the following requirements for smartphones;

  • Android 6.0 and newer
  • Only a one sim slot device
  • Minimum 2 GB RAM
  • Two Approved processor brands – Snapdragon or Mediatek
  • The least Snapdragon 630 or Mediatek Model Helio P Series – P10
  • CPUs with Octa-Core processors
  • Minimum processor speed of 2 GHz
  • Minimum GeekBench Score 4.1 – 600 (Single core) 4000 (multi-core)
  • Minimum screen size of 4.7 Inch / 60.9 cm2
  • Device must have both A-GPS and GLONASS chips internally

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Alvin Wanjala

Alvin Wanjala has been writing about technology for over 2 years. He writes about different topics in the consumer tech space. He loves streaming music, programming, and gaming during downtimes.

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