eFootball Mobile System requirements

With the eFootball Mobile set to undergo a big change soon, lots of people have been asking about the eFootball Mobile System requirements.

eFootball Mobile is one of the top games right now where Android/iOS is concerned. As a result, the eFootball 2023 Mobile update is a big deal. Not just for me but for a host of other gamers as well.

Update: eFootball 2024 mobile is live. For more info, see here.

This new update has brought with it a lot of questions from gamers. One question that has stood out is the system requirements required to run eFootball 2023 Mobile.

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eFootball 2023 system requirements

On Konami’s website, it is written that the game would run on any device with a minimum of:

  • Android 7.0
  • 2GB RAM
  • Quad-core SoC
  • 1.5GHz clock speed
  • 3.3GB storage space

On the surface, these specs look fair but also really low. Besides, those who know how smartphone specs work will tell you that these specs are meaningless.

Talking about core counts or clock speed without tying them to actual real-world SoCs would be an issue. After giving it a lot of thought, I began to doubt if devices with such specs can even play the game.

See: eFootball Mobile 2023, for everything you need to know

My little experiment

So I got two entry-level phones that met these requirements. One of them had a MediaTek MT6580A (Quad-core) processor with 2GB RAM. The other one had a Snapdragon 425 (Quad-core) processor with 2GB of RAM. Both phones had Android 9.0 software. I then tried to install and run the eFootball 2022 on them.

MT6580A specs

  • CPU: ARM Cortex A7 (Quad-core)
  • GPU: ARM Mali 400MP2
  • Clock speed: 1.3GHz

Snapdragon 425 specs

  • CPU: ARM Cortex A53 (Quad-core)
  • GPU: Adreno 300
  • Clock speed: 1.3GHz

Both phones failed to install the game despite meeting the minimum requirements.

I decided to up the ante and got another device with MediaTek Helio G25 (Octacore) processor with 2GB RAM. This device ran on Android 10. It also failed to play the game.

After eFootball 2023 came out, I decided to put phones running Helio G35, A25, A22, P35, Snapdragon 439, Snapdragon 625, Unisoc T610, Exynos 850, etc to the test. These all failed to install the game as well despite meeting the minimum requirements.

Outcome of experiment

eFootball is a 64-bit game, so only phones with 64-bit SoCs and 64-bit operating systems can run the game.

In addition to these, the 64-bit processors must be quite capable. This is because I have seen devices with Helio G70 (ARM Cortex A75 CPUs) struggle. If in doubt, I have a list of the top 100 smartphone SoCs. Anything below 99 on that list is a huge risk. The SoCs from 1 to 90 are all 64-bit SoCs.

To comfortably run this game, here are the actual specs that you need:

  • An SoC with four ARM Cortex A73 or two ARM Cortex A75 CPU cores.
  • 4GB RAM and above
  • Octa-core SoC
  • The clock speed should be at or over 2GHz.
  • 5GB of storage space

So please note that Konami’s system requirements are misleading and a misrepresentation of what is needed to run such a huge game.


This is not 2018. Android has gotten heavier. This is also true for modern games. Quad-core SoCs with A7 or A9 CPUs are not capable of handling the task. Quad-core A53s with weak GPUs will also struggle greatly.

The least specs one should look at are Octa-core SoCs with 4 A73 CPUs and a decent GPU.

If you intend to game with your phone, ensure to look at the processor very closely before spending your money. This is very important.

This is why smartphone specs education is very very important.

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