GPD XD Plus [Latest & Most Stable Update] Portable Handheld Video Gaming Console, 5” Touchscreen, Android 7.0, MT8176…

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✅ THE DREAM HANDHELD GAMING MACHINE: The GPD XD PLUS is every gamer’s dream. Play classics from bygone days – NES, SNES, GB, GBA, SMS, SG, TG-16, N64, PSX, PSP, etc. Or if newer games like PUBG are more to your liking – the GPD XD PLUS has that covered too!
✅ FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY: The following bonus items are included with each GPD XD Plus ordered from GPD Gaming – Official GPD Carrying Case, HDMI Cable (Connect to your TV or Monitor and play on the big screen!), Stereo Headphones
✅ PERFECT FOR PEOPLE ON THE GO: With a lightweight clamshell design, the GPD XD Plus easily fits in your pocket for on-the-go gaming sessions. Additionally, the 6000mAH Lithium battery guarantees that you’ll get plenty of use between charges!

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The GPD XD PLUS is the ULTIMATE PORTABLE GAMING MACHINE. Play 1000’s of modern Android-based games or load up your favorite console emulator and indulge in the classics. And when you buy from GPD Gaming, you can expect tech support and customer service that’s second to none. So what are you waiting for? Add the GPD XD Plus to your Amazon cart and get ready to game on!
✅ THE DREAM HANDHELD GAMING MACHINE: The GPD XD PLUS is every gamer’s dream. Play classics from bygone days – NES, SNES, GB, GBA, SMS, SG, TG-16, N64, PSX, PSP, etc. Or if newer games like PUBG are more to your liking – the GPD XD PLUS has that covered too!
✅ PERFECT FOR PEOPLE ON THE GO: With a lightweight clamshell design, the GPD XD Plus easily fits in your pocket for on-the-go gaming sessions. Additionally, the 6000mAH Lithium battery guarantees that you’ll get plenty of use between charges!
✅ FULL ANDROID OS: The GPD XD Plus sports the same Android OS that runs on many modern cellphones and tablets. Whether it’s web-surfing, listening to music, watching videos, or sending an email – there’s much more to the GPD XD Plus then just gaming.
✅ UNMATCHED TECH SUPPORT: When you buy from GPD GAMING, you’ll receive US-based support that’s second to none. If ever you need technical or warranty support, you can count on us to be there when you need it.

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  1. Collin

    It’s okay.

    Hinge became loose within a day of usage, and there was light bleed on the left of the screen. Otherwise solid, long battery life and good for emulators, remote play, and visual novels.

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  2. Jonghyun

    For retro game!!

    Damn good. ^^

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  3. Deyquan Martin

    Amazing

    I never thought that the answer to all of my problems would be an android tablet with controls built in, I love emulating games and have always enjoyed playing emulators on my PC or my PSP, but having the GPD XD Plus takes it to another level, even if it can’t run super demanding games or run anything very well above GameCube.I love the form factor of the device and how portable it is and it’s giving me a reason to play older emulators and even try out some really fun android games that work well with the gamepad, this thing can run N64, NDS, PSP, Dreamcast, and PS1 games flawlessly upscaled aswell as older consoles too, I’ve even found a few GameCube games that run at 60fps and some Wii games are almost playable. It also runs a lot of android games really well, I’ve tried Minecraft, Goat Simulator, Bully Anniversary Edition, GTA:SA, and a whole bunch of other games aswell and they run pretty well, some games that are demanding can lag but are usually still playable.The only catch is you have to format your device and flash CleanROM before you can expect any kind of good performance from this thing, it comes loaded with a crap ton of chinese roms and bloatware and the dreaded “happy chick” app and the OS is pretty horrible, it makes the system very slow, I tried a few N64 games before doing this and they were running at like 5 fps, but after I formatted it and flashed CleanROM they were running full speed as well as everything else, I’m not gonna hold that against GPD I think that anybody who’s buying this thing is gonna be tech savvy enough to figure out how to get it performing well, and it is from China after all.It’s so nice to be able to take my gpd anywhere I go and play pretty much any game I can think of that came out on older consoles or try some fun android games, instead of wasting time scrolling through apps on my phone on the bus I can play New Super Mario Bros on my GPD and people who look probably think it’s a 3DS, so that’s cool.This is also the best seller to buy it from on amazon, it’s the cheapest, and most reliable in my opinion, since you can contact them for support. I included a picture of my GPD along with a case and headphones that I got for free from them when I redeemed a coupon for it included with my product.

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  4. Bob

    Good console, great vendor

    So far everything is working as it should and the console arrived in prefect shape. This is, indeed, one of the newer ones with the improved hinge and the slightly less glossy case. I’ve watched tons of videos about the GPX, but I’m really impressed with the screen and build quality in person!This vendor is also active in the GPD XD Subreddit and is there to answer any questions. Shipping was fast. It’s nice to have a US vendor for these!

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  5. Jonghyun

    For retro game!!

    Damn good. ^^

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  6. Bob

    Good console, great vendor

    So far everything is working as it should and the console arrived in prefect shape. This is, indeed, one of the newer ones with the improved hinge and the slightly less glossy case. I’ve watched tons of videos about the GPX, but I’m really impressed with the screen and build quality in person!This vendor is also active in the GPD XD Subreddit and is there to answer any questions. Shipping was fast. It’s nice to have a US vendor for these!

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  7. Deyquan Martin

    Amazing

    I never thought that the answer to all of my problems would be an android tablet with controls built in, I love emulating games and have always enjoyed playing emulators on my PC or my PSP, but having the GPD XD Plus takes it to another level, even if it can’t run super demanding games or run anything very well above GameCube.I love the form factor of the device and how portable it is and it’s giving me a reason to play older emulators and even try out some really fun android games that work well with the gamepad, this thing can run N64, NDS, PSP, Dreamcast, and PS1 games flawlessly upscaled aswell as older consoles too, I’ve even found a few GameCube games that run at 60fps and some Wii games are almost playable. It also runs a lot of android games really well, I’ve tried Minecraft, Goat Simulator, Bully Anniversary Edition, GTA:SA, and a whole bunch of other games aswell and they run pretty well, some games that are demanding can lag but are usually still playable.The only catch is you have to format your device and flash CleanROM before you can expect any kind of good performance from this thing, it comes loaded with a crap ton of chinese roms and bloatware and the dreaded “happy chick” app and the OS is pretty horrible, it makes the system very slow, I tried a few N64 games before doing this and they were running at like 5 fps, but after I formatted it and flashed CleanROM they were running full speed as well as everything else, I’m not gonna hold that against GPD I think that anybody who’s buying this thing is gonna be tech savvy enough to figure out how to get it performing well, and it is from China after all.It’s so nice to be able to take my gpd anywhere I go and play pretty much any game I can think of that came out on older consoles or try some fun android games, instead of wasting time scrolling through apps on my phone on the bus I can play New Super Mario Bros on my GPD and people who look probably think it’s a 3DS, so that’s cool.This is also the best seller to buy it from on amazon, it’s the cheapest, and most reliable in my opinion, since you can contact them for support. I included a picture of my GPD along with a case and headphones that I got for free from them when I redeemed a coupon for it included with my product.

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  8. Paul B. Throgmorton

    Awesome but needs updating

    This review might be a little contradictory, but hear me out. I almost gave it 5 stars. This console is really, really cool, if you’re a fan of tinkering, mobile gaming, Android, PC gaming and retro gaming. The design and most of the parts are 3 years old, and even the most recent hardware refresh is now over a year old. So, what does that mean? I’d recommend it only with slight reservations. If you’re interested to know exactly why, you can slog through the review below.Short version is that it does a lot of things very well, some even better than I expected, but falls short in ways that will become increasingly important as software continues to outpace the performance of the older hardware.Now, for those who are interested, here is a little more detail broken down by category…Case design & build quality: The case design is functional and pretty solid. It’s molded plastic, the latest 2019 refresh has a bit of a metallic grey finish which looks good and doesn’t show fingerprints too badly. It feels good in the hand, the hinges for the screen are stiff but not hard to move. I do have concerns about the overall long term durability of the hinges, the 2018 GPD XP+ refresh has had a lot of people reporting hinge cracks, and I’m not sure they have all been addressed with the 2019 refresh. It is fairly ergonomic, easy to position the screen where you can best see it, it isn’t too heavy, fits into a pocket. It can get quite warm, especially on the front in the middle of the controls, more on that later. There’s a Micro SD slot that can handle up to 128GB cards, which is a good idea to use, given the somewhat limited 32GB of on-board storage (64GB would be a nice upgrade). SD card transfer performance is pretty good, around 50MB/s depending on the speed of the card you use.Screen: The screen is a 5″ 720p IPS touch panel with 5 point multitouch that is laminated, meaning there is no air gap between the glass touch surface, so it is pretty bright and has good viewing angles. The color tone is a little cool. I think the sharpness is fine given the size and the resolution, it doesn’t need to be higher than 720p, any higher and it would perform worse for gaming. For reference, the Nintendo Switch is a 6″ 720p display that is not laminated. The GPD XP+ is arguably better looking, though smaller. It is surrounded by a large bezel which looks dated now. An upgrade to a bigger screen to fill those bezels should have happened already.Performance: This is where the hardware both exceeds and falls short of expectation. It has 4GB of RAM, which is generous and fine for this type of device. Generally this wouldn’t be used for multitasking or much outside of running one game at a time, and the games you can run on it wouldn’t benefit from more than 4GB anyway. The processor is a Mediatek MT8176 6-core 64bit processor which (through rooting or installing CleanROM, highly recommended you look up the fairly easy instructions on how to install CleanROM, can run at up to 2.1GHz on the 2 primary cores). It has a PowerVR GX6250 GPU. This is a SoC which was first released in 2016, 3 years ago. Normally I am a spec junkie, and I had big reservations about the SoC performance. But with some caveats, I’d say it is just fine. Emulation is generally more CPU than GPU dependent, and most emulators don’t take full advantage of higher numbers of CPU cores. So 2 2.1GHz clocked cores are good enough to emulate everything up to Dreamcast very well. It struggles with Gamecube & Wii, and driver issues prevent Saturn from being playable. The latest hardware from Mediatek, Huawei, Samsung and Qualcomm, even mid-tier chips, could run GC/Wii & Saturn. But none can run PS2, 3DS, etc., so not missing a ton as far as emulation goes. Android gaming performance is OK. It runs most of the stuff on the Play store just fine, but some of the newer games like Call of Duty the framerates aren’t great and the detail has to be turned down. Not enough that it isn’t still fun to play, but the SoC is in serious need now of an update as it has hit the max of its capabilities. I can recommend it if you are cool with the emulating limits, and are OK with some newer Android games being decreasingly an option. And, finally, back to how hot the case can get, the SoC is large, 28nm, with high heat generation, and isn’t super power efficient so it gets hot when running intensive games. Uncomfortably hot, if you touch the case directly. I don’t think any throttling is happening, so performance is still good, but another sign that the SoC is dated. Finally, WiFi performance, it is capable of Wireless AC and pretty high throughput, and range is good. I count the WiFi performance as a definite plus. Battery performance is great, even with the older SoC. It’s a big 6000MAh battery, which is nearly twice the battery most phones have, and bigger than most 8″-range tablets. Standby power drain is low, I’ve let it sit on standby for 3 days and it still had 85%. I haven’t had it run down to the point of it interrupting my playing yet, and I’ve gamed on it for several hours in a row. Definite strength and a long way from the days of swapping out AA batteries every hour on my old Game Gear or Nomad. Charging is through a micro-USB port, USB-C would be a welcome update, same with faster charging. It supports some form of quick charging but will still take a couple hours to charge up fully. Last note, on speaker performance, there are two front facing speakers which are pretty tinny but are clear and don’t distort at higher volume levels. Overall sound is OK. Sound quality through the headphone jack is fine, no feedback.Controls: The layout is good, it has two shoulder buttons that are relatively easy to reach and work well. If someone could manage to put analog triggers on this small of a console, that’d be cool, but they’re fine. The front has two analogs that are a little hard to be super precise with but otherwise work well, much better than cheap phone controllers, and better than the PSP-style sliding pad. There are four standard xbox/PS-style buttons, two L3/R3 buttons (the analogs aren’t clickable, that is something that should be improved on the next version). There is a Dpad that is functional, a little mushy, maybe not best for hard-core 2D fighters. The rest are pretty standard but appreciated, start & select, back, menu & home (for Android navigation), volume controls, power button. The last button is pretty cool and makes Android gaming much more enhanced, it is a button which turns on an overlay on the screen which lets you assign button presses to act as touches on the touch screen. So you can use the analogs, and all buttons, as on screen controls for games that don’t have native controller support. The configurations are also automatically saved for each game, somehow. Very cool. The console supports reporting its controller as either an XBox controller, or PS2 controller, which improves compatibility with some games for one or the other.X-Factors: One is the aforementioned touch screen control mapping feature. Another is Android native apps, being able to use Netflix, Hulu, Plex, Spotify, etc. Last, and IMO the biggest, requires a gaming PC and fast WiFi, which is to use Moonlight game streaming, Steam streaming, or Parsec. This allows you to run AAA PC games at a high frame rate, high bitrate, and as high of a detail level as your PC can handle, also keeping in mind that you really only need to run it at 720p given that the screen is only 720p. This is a ton of fun and really opens up your options for gaming. The emulation limitations I mentioned earlier? Install emulators on your PC and stream them. Can’t play the latest Android games? Play (generally better) AAA games from your PC instead. Game streaming will only continue to improve and expand, with services like Stadia, PS4 and XBox One streaming either here or coming very soon. Running streaming apps also is generally less CPU intensive, doesn’t get as hot, doesn’t drain the battery as fast. The WiFi on this is plenty fast to handle it with no problem. The only real issue I have is with the L3/R3 being buttons instead of clicks on the thumbsticks, but that can typically be worked around with button mapping or just being aware of it. It also means that, in this regard (game streaming), the device is “future proof”. Unless one of the new services arbitrarily decides to not support it for some reason (like Stadia’s device limitations, and Xbox requiring an Xbox One controller…), it should be able to keep streaming at very high quality long after Android native games/apps have moved on to requiring higher performing SoCs.Final thoughts: I have researched everything I can find about existing and upcoming consoles in this space and, as of the time of writing, I think this is the best option for this niche type of console. I have a couple high end tablets that I’ve paired with telescoping controllers, which works OK (the controllers are generally kind of poor), but I wanted an all-in-one solution without having to worry about bluetooth pairing, multiple device charging, portability issues, or using a device for split-purpose (my phone struggles enough with battery life already). There are cheaper emulation handhelds which are cool if you’re OK not going past PS1, and OK with not having any streaming capabilities. There are some higher end options out currently, too, like the GPD Win2 (not fast enough really to run PC games well so might as well just stream those anyway, though it does open up PS2/GC/Wii emulation) which is 3-4x more expensive, and the Moqi i7s which is 2x more expensive with more limited control options, but does perform better for native Android games and can do a better job with GC/Wii/Saturn emulation (though still has some games it can’t handle). And, finally, upcoming consoles. GPD has rumored to be working on a Switch-like Android based console, but exactly what the hardware will be or what the ETA is, is not clear. If the rumors are true it will be less portable and pocketable but will have a bigger screen and surely by now also a faster SoC. Probably more expensive as well. GPD is also reportedly working on a replacement for the GPD Win2, the Win Max, with a bigger screen and updated clamshell design. That one is interesting but will be very expensive. Then there’s the SMACH-Z Windows-based console which is most likely vaporware and the prototypes look very disappointing.I love this little thing, 3 years old and rehashed and all. I’m sure it’ll be a part of my console rotation for quite a while. And if GPD comes out with something even better? Then this isn’t so expensive that I’ll feel I wasted my money. Hope this review helps someone.Edit: I’ve had this for a few weeks now and haven’t touched my Switch once. Switch has great first party exclusives, still a great console, but with PC streaming, emulation, and a lot of good Android games, there is a lot to love here.

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  9. Collin

    It’s okay.

    Hinge became loose within a day of usage, and there was light bleed on the left of the screen. Otherwise solid, long battery life and good for emulators, remote play, and visual novels.

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  10. Paul B. Throgmorton

    Awesome but needs updating

    This review might be a little contradictory, but hear me out. I almost gave it 5 stars. This console is really, really cool, if you’re a fan of tinkering, mobile gaming, Android, PC gaming and retro gaming. The design and most of the parts are 3 years old, and even the most recent hardware refresh is now over a year old. So, what does that mean? I’d recommend it only with slight reservations. If you’re interested to know exactly why, you can slog through the review below.Short version is that it does a lot of things very well, some even better than I expected, but falls short in ways that will become increasingly important as software continues to outpace the performance of the older hardware.Now, for those who are interested, here is a little more detail broken down by category…Case design & build quality: The case design is functional and pretty solid. It’s molded plastic, the latest 2019 refresh has a bit of a metallic grey finish which looks good and doesn’t show fingerprints too badly. It feels good in the hand, the hinges for the screen are stiff but not hard to move. I do have concerns about the overall long term durability of the hinges, the 2018 GPD XP+ refresh has had a lot of people reporting hinge cracks, and I’m not sure they have all been addressed with the 2019 refresh. It is fairly ergonomic, easy to position the screen where you can best see it, it isn’t too heavy, fits into a pocket. It can get quite warm, especially on the front in the middle of the controls, more on that later. There’s a Micro SD slot that can handle up to 128GB cards, which is a good idea to use, given the somewhat limited 32GB of on-board storage (64GB would be a nice upgrade). SD card transfer performance is pretty good, around 50MB/s depending on the speed of the card you use.Screen: The screen is a 5″ 720p IPS touch panel with 5 point multitouch that is laminated, meaning there is no air gap between the glass touch surface, so it is pretty bright and has good viewing angles. The color tone is a little cool. I think the sharpness is fine given the size and the resolution, it doesn’t need to be higher than 720p, any higher and it would perform worse for gaming. For reference, the Nintendo Switch is a 6″ 720p display that is not laminated. The GPD XP+ is arguably better looking, though smaller. It is surrounded by a large bezel which looks dated now. An upgrade to a bigger screen to fill those bezels should have happened already.Performance: This is where the hardware both exceeds and falls short of expectation. It has 4GB of RAM, which is generous and fine for this type of device. Generally this wouldn’t be used for multitasking or much outside of running one game at a time, and the games you can run on it wouldn’t benefit from more than 4GB anyway. The processor is a Mediatek MT8176 6-core 64bit processor which (through rooting or installing CleanROM, highly recommended you look up the fairly easy instructions on how to install CleanROM, can run at up to 2.1GHz on the 2 primary cores). It has a PowerVR GX6250 GPU. This is a SoC which was first released in 2016, 3 years ago. Normally I am a spec junkie, and I had big reservations about the SoC performance. But with some caveats, I’d say it is just fine. Emulation is generally more CPU than GPU dependent, and most emulators don’t take full advantage of higher numbers of CPU cores. So 2 2.1GHz clocked cores are good enough to emulate everything up to Dreamcast very well. It struggles with Gamecube & Wii, and driver issues prevent Saturn from being playable. The latest hardware from Mediatek, Huawei, Samsung and Qualcomm, even mid-tier chips, could run GC/Wii & Saturn. But none can run PS2, 3DS, etc., so not missing a ton as far as emulation goes. Android gaming performance is OK. It runs most of the stuff on the Play store just fine, but some of the newer games like Call of Duty the framerates aren’t great and the detail has to be turned down. Not enough that it isn’t still fun to play, but the SoC is in serious need now of an update as it has hit the max of its capabilities. I can recommend it if you are cool with the emulating limits, and are OK with some newer Android games being decreasingly an option. And, finally, back to how hot the case can get, the SoC is large, 28nm, with high heat generation, and isn’t super power efficient so it gets hot when running intensive games. Uncomfortably hot, if you touch the case directly. I don’t think any throttling is happening, so performance is still good, but another sign that the SoC is dated. Finally, WiFi performance, it is capable of Wireless AC and pretty high throughput, and range is good. I count the WiFi performance as a definite plus. Battery performance is great, even with the older SoC. It’s a big 6000MAh battery, which is nearly twice the battery most phones have, and bigger than most 8″-range tablets. Standby power drain is low, I’ve let it sit on standby for 3 days and it still had 85%. I haven’t had it run down to the point of it interrupting my playing yet, and I’ve gamed on it for several hours in a row. Definite strength and a long way from the days of swapping out AA batteries every hour on my old Game Gear or Nomad. Charging is through a micro-USB port, USB-C would be a welcome update, same with faster charging. It supports some form of quick charging but will still take a couple hours to charge up fully. Last note, on speaker performance, there are two front facing speakers which are pretty tinny but are clear and don’t distort at higher volume levels. Overall sound is OK. Sound quality through the headphone jack is fine, no feedback.Controls: The layout is good, it has two shoulder buttons that are relatively easy to reach and work well. If someone could manage to put analog triggers on this small of a console, that’d be cool, but they’re fine. The front has two analogs that are a little hard to be super precise with but otherwise work well, much better than cheap phone controllers, and better than the PSP-style sliding pad. There are four standard xbox/PS-style buttons, two L3/R3 buttons (the analogs aren’t clickable, that is something that should be improved on the next version). There is a Dpad that is functional, a little mushy, maybe not best for hard-core 2D fighters. The rest are pretty standard but appreciated, start & select, back, menu & home (for Android navigation), volume controls, power button. The last button is pretty cool and makes Android gaming much more enhanced, it is a button which turns on an overlay on the screen which lets you assign button presses to act as touches on the touch screen. So you can use the analogs, and all buttons, as on screen controls for games that don’t have native controller support. The configurations are also automatically saved for each game, somehow. Very cool. The console supports reporting its controller as either an XBox controller, or PS2 controller, which improves compatibility with some games for one or the other.X-Factors: One is the aforementioned touch screen control mapping feature. Another is Android native apps, being able to use Netflix, Hulu, Plex, Spotify, etc. Last, and IMO the biggest, requires a gaming PC and fast WiFi, which is to use Moonlight game streaming, Steam streaming, or Parsec. This allows you to run AAA PC games at a high frame rate, high bitrate, and as high of a detail level as your PC can handle, also keeping in mind that you really only need to run it at 720p given that the screen is only 720p. This is a ton of fun and really opens up your options for gaming. The emulation limitations I mentioned earlier? Install emulators on your PC and stream them. Can’t play the latest Android games? Play (generally better) AAA games from your PC instead. Game streaming will only continue to improve and expand, with services like Stadia, PS4 and XBox One streaming either here or coming very soon. Running streaming apps also is generally less CPU intensive, doesn’t get as hot, doesn’t drain the battery as fast. The WiFi on this is plenty fast to handle it with no problem. The only real issue I have is with the L3/R3 being buttons instead of clicks on the thumbsticks, but that can typically be worked around with button mapping or just being aware of it. It also means that, in this regard (game streaming), the device is “future proof”. Unless one of the new services arbitrarily decides to not support it for some reason (like Stadia’s device limitations, and Xbox requiring an Xbox One controller…), it should be able to keep streaming at very high quality long after Android native games/apps have moved on to requiring higher performing SoCs.Final thoughts: I have researched everything I can find about existing and upcoming consoles in this space and, as of the time of writing, I think this is the best option for this niche type of console. I have a couple high end tablets that I’ve paired with telescoping controllers, which works OK (the controllers are generally kind of poor), but I wanted an all-in-one solution without having to worry about bluetooth pairing, multiple device charging, portability issues, or using a device for split-purpose (my phone struggles enough with battery life already). There are cheaper emulation handhelds which are cool if you’re OK not going past PS1, and OK with not having any streaming capabilities. There are some higher end options out currently, too, like the GPD Win2 (not fast enough really to run PC games well so might as well just stream those anyway, though it does open up PS2/GC/Wii emulation) which is 3-4x more expensive, and the Moqi i7s which is 2x more expensive with more limited control options, but does perform better for native Android games and can do a better job with GC/Wii/Saturn emulation (though still has some games it can’t handle). And, finally, upcoming consoles. GPD has rumored to be working on a Switch-like Android based console, but exactly what the hardware will be or what the ETA is, is not clear. If the rumors are true it will be less portable and pocketable but will have a bigger screen and surely by now also a faster SoC. Probably more expensive as well. GPD is also reportedly working on a replacement for the GPD Win2, the Win Max, with a bigger screen and updated clamshell design. That one is interesting but will be very expensive. Then there’s the SMACH-Z Windows-based console which is most likely vaporware and the prototypes look very disappointing.I love this little thing, 3 years old and rehashed and all. I’m sure it’ll be a part of my console rotation for quite a while. And if GPD comes out with something even better? Then this isn’t so expensive that I’ll feel I wasted my money. Hope this review helps someone.Edit: I’ve had this for a few weeks now and haven’t touched my Switch once. Switch has great first party exclusives, still a great console, but with PC streaming, emulation, and a lot of good Android games, there is a lot to love here.

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