Is there any reason why Public Prime release has still so bad graphics compared to Prime Beta App?

HopeaKotkaHopeaKotka ✭✭✭✭
edited June 2019 in App Feedback (Archive)

Screenshots are in Reddit IngressPrimeFeedback.

Left side screenshot from public Prime App.

Right side screenshot from Prime Beta App from November 2018.

Prime Beta App from November 2018 was able to show very detailed graphics .

But after 7 months Prime public App release still shows very low level graphics.

Is there any reason for this, is this done on purpose? For example to save battery life?

Both screenshot taken using the same Samsung S8 phone. Same time, same place.


  • HopeaKotkaHopeaKotka ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2019

    And here is a screenshot.

    Left side = Ingress Public App

    Right side = Ingress Beta App

  • KhatreKhatre ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2019

    The problem might come from your phone, maybe niantic lowered quality on some phones ?

    Here is how it looks like on a s10

  • Hi,

    I'd like to make a comparison on my phone, as Prime on my phone looks similarly ... "ugly" as on your screens.

    I've had Prime Beta installed before it became the default scanner, but right now I cannot find it anywhere in the Play Store.

    Is there a simple way to get it installed?


  • HopeaKotkaHopeaKotka ✭✭✭✭

    Looks like Prime Beta app has been removed from Play Store.

    Also old Beta does not work anymore, there is just pop-up showing "You need to update the App".

    Hopefully there will be a new beta program soon.

  • jontebulajontebula ✭✭✭✭✭

    I hope Niantic soon fix the bad graphic without antialiasing. Looks more bad on S10+ with 2.37.3

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