Author Topic: Powkiddy X18 [GPD XD Clone]  (Read 6193 times)


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Re: Powkiddy X18 [GPD XD Clone]
« Reply #20 on: March 11, 2019, 07:12:52 pm »
Hahaha this thing is like a JXD from 2012!!!

JXd s7300b with a screen refresh of 50 hz. I remember that. WAs a headache to fix that device.

Which one had button clashing issues, the S601? Seem to remember one of them I owned had that problem.

JXD s5800 I think, they had to release a hardware revision to fix it.


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Re: Powkiddy X18 [GPD XD Clone]
« Reply #21 on: March 26, 2019, 09:15:41 pm »


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Re: Powkiddy X18 [GPD XD Clone]
« Reply #22 on: April 16, 2019, 02:38:25 am »
Just saying but apparently some powkiddy owners got a new update that fixed the 51hz issue.
Asked someone to try retroarch as well as the 240p test suite and he told me he did not notice any dropped frames
or anything unusual. (Retroarch also reports the refresh rate as 60Hz)

Just thought i would add this here.


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Re: Powkiddy X18 [GPD XD Clone]
« Reply #23 on: April 16, 2019, 07:55:16 am »
Now the device become intresting =D
My Handhelds: PS Vita, PSP (1000), New 3DS, NDS lite, GB SP (without Backlight),
LCL GameBoy (RPI3A+ inside), GPD XD (non-Plus) and a RS-97 with RetroFW (3.0).

Favorite: LCL GameBoy


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Re: Powkiddy X18 [GPD XD Clone]
« Reply #24 on: April 25, 2019, 03:22:19 am »
Video confirmation of the 60hz update. Looks good.


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Re: Powkiddy X18 [GPD XD Clone]
« Reply #25 on: May 20, 2019, 05:33:44 pm »
I've been looking at these for a few weeks but finally give in and bought one when the price fell on Aliexpress to under ?70 - seems a complete bargain for that price. The price has gone up slightly now to ?79 (seller is Computer &Accessories discount Store) but that still seems pretty decent. As always it's a couple of quid cheaper via the app than on the standard website.


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Re: Powkiddy X18 [GPD XD Clone]
« Reply #26 on: August 13, 2019, 09:40:05 pm »
The right hinge on my original GPD XD has cracked all the way through, even though I treated it like it was made of glass...and both hinges are now floppy, so I ended up looking around to find something to replace it.  The XD Plus is still stupidly expensive for what it is, and I ended up getting an X18 for around $75 shipped off eBay.  I actually like the build of the case quite a bit more than the's not as sleek, but I never liked the feel of the hinges on the XD from the first time I opened it, and the X18 has bluetooth and faster wifi built in, so there are trade-offs depending on what you value in a machine.

I wish there was a custom ROM available for the device.  I'd also like to be able to send the manufacturer an e-mail to push them to fix the issue with the controls overlapping if you do too much button-mashing, but Google isn't helping me find a contact.  Anybody have any clue on that?  There's a guy on YouTube who has apparently gotten them to release a fix for the refresh rate issue, so maybe they're at least semi-responsive.

For the price, it seems to really fill a void between the cost of the lower-end devices and the upper-end like the XD+.  I could see a lot of people really enjoying this thing, especially if it got a little more support.


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