Author Topic: Android Phone for emulators vs Android Gaming Device  (Read 960 times)

KSS1992 (OP)

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Android Phone for emulators vs Android Gaming Device
« on: September 14, 2017, 03:32:50 pm »
Hey guys! so Its time to upgrade my phone (I have the iPhone 6 xD) and I've a dedicated iPhone user for years now. I decided to opt out of the iPhone 8 and X due to price. So I'm debating betw an iPhone 7 Plus and an android phone most likely a Sony Xperia so I can do PS4 remote play.

Now I used to have an nvidia shield loved it but got rid of it bc of size. I love emulators. I worry if I get an android to use as my emu device it might drain my battery often. Whats your experience/opinion guys? Is it better to get a separate android gaming device or just use an android phone


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Re: Android Phone for emulators vs Android Gaming Device
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2017, 05:51:08 pm »
I would recommend a separate Android device. The controls are easier to use & more intuitive. Say, for example, the GPD XD.

The power of the system goes up to Dreamcast level. As you can or have seen from images, it has dual-analog/mapping functions/l2,r2, l3, r3/ Legacy ROM as an option as well.

If you were to just get an Android phone, the controls would always be clunky & the battery would drain fast. I own & have tested numerous times... the GPD XD has the best battery of any Android device. Period. Even on Legacy ROM 1.6 or 1.8, the battery lasts around 8-10 hrs of playtime. Fact.

Check out my site over at; I list the XD at a very, very affordable price.



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