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Title: GPD G5
Post by: skelton on August 05, 2013, 11:24:02 am
Hi, I just received these two images of a new coming GPD device: Seems that specs are nice and design is at least quite original, different to PSVita or PSP knock offs. I am not sure of screen size though, perhaps 5 inch  I guess.

Here are the pictures. When I have more info, I will post more:

(http://i41.tinypic.com/nd26qg.jpg)

(http://i40.tinypic.com/2yvkv15.jpg)

No idea when this will become available or price, if I get more info I'll keep you posted.
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: diablotinbouky on August 05, 2013, 11:36:53 am
Nice :-) 
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: Deen0X on August 05, 2013, 12:07:39 pm
i love this new kind of design. appear to be more comfortable in general...
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: jamesensor on August 05, 2013, 12:50:36 pm
Seems like a spaceship comin out from Star Trek lol

It's interesting  ;D
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: SONY on August 05, 2013, 04:16:18 pm
Hand Shank FTW!!  8)

(http://rathausartprojects.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/Shank-You-Web.jpg)
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: dwight2048 on August 05, 2013, 04:32:03 pm
7. Support airplay mode
then you drop it, it will back to you like boomerang  ;D
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: skelton on August 05, 2013, 04:58:35 pm
7. Support airplay mode
then you drop it, it will back to you like boomerang  ;D

Probably refers to Miracast, since most RK3188 are beginning to use it.
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: jamesensor on August 05, 2013, 05:33:17 pm
(http://i41.tinypic.com/25tkqk6.jpg)

 ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: Norbert on August 05, 2013, 07:46:28 pm
IT'S A TORSO,A MUTANT! I DON'T THINK IT'S THE RIGHT WAY TO MAKE HANDHELD ERGONOMIC.
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: Deen0X on August 06, 2013, 01:50:20 pm
Quote
Specs:
CPU: Rockchip RK-3188 Cortex A9, Quad-Core (28nm)
GPU: Mali-400MP4 (Quad-Core)
RAM: 2GB DDR3
Internal Memory: 16GB Flash
Screen type: IPS panel
Screen size: 1280*720 pixels
Battery: 3000mAh
Camera: Front 0.3MPx (for videochat)
Wifi: 802.11b/g/n *
Bluetooth: YES
USB: OTG Enabled
HDMI: MiniHDMI Port

Manufacturer will include Bluetooth module, by a suggestion from us.
The D-PAD most probably will be updated to another similar to SIXAXIS or NES, to improve a better usage.

greetings!
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: diablotinbouky on August 06, 2013, 03:49:16 pm
Quote
Specs:
CPU: Rockchip RK-3188 Cortex A9, Quad-Core (28nm)
GPU: Mali-400MP4 (Quad-Core)
RAM: 2GB DDR3
Internal Memory: 16GB Flash
Screen type: IPS panel
Screen size: 1280*720 pixels
Battery: 3000mAh
Camera: Front 0.3MPx (for videochat)
Wifi: 802.11b/g/n *
Bluetooth: YES
USB: OTG Enabled
HDMI: MiniHDMI Port

Manufacturer will include Bluetooth module, by a suggestion from us.
The D-PAD most probably will be updated to another similar to SIXAXIS or NES, to improve a better usage.

greetings!

 ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: jamesensor on August 06, 2013, 05:36:19 pm
A screen on a controller, the concept is good. Just like the Pega device. It also has two shoulder buttons like a psx pad. For total control on those psx games... seems excellent.
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: SONY on August 07, 2013, 07:51:08 am
(http://i41.tinypic.com/25tkqk6.jpg)

 ;D ;D ;D ;D
DPoTY
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: Deen0X on August 08, 2013, 07:15:19 am
New D-PAD design. (This appear to be better!)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-MDDKW8Y5pDU/UgM2_Yefp9I/AAAAAAAAIhg/6dJmLTeiu9o/s800/G5-New%2520D-PAD.jpg)
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: Atlantis_Risen on August 08, 2013, 06:23:28 pm
If that's really a 5" screen, then that device is huge. 
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: Deen0X on August 08, 2013, 10:29:45 pm
maybe huge, but i think is comfortable...

I think is about S7300B size (a little bit small), but i prefer this and comfortable (imho)
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: Eliwood_san on August 09, 2013, 04:36:28 am
New D-PAD design. (This appear to be better!)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-MDDKW8Y5pDU/UgM2_Yefp9I/AAAAAAAAIhg/6dJmLTeiu9o/s800/G5-New%2520D-PAD.jpg)

I like this design....Deeonx official price and release date of the GPD G5? i cross my fingers if the price is $150 dollars
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: Deen0X on August 09, 2013, 10:51:25 am
for now, i cannot give prices, but for sure will be interesting.

i will quote myself from another forum, with some specs that the manufacturer confirm to us.

Quote
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-3O1TeJkwpYw/Uf-IW8X2yDI/AAAAAAAAIg0/_Vw2ZNDRC7g/s800/G5_a.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-UxT1HUlgIUA/Uf-IW4a3TFI/AAAAAAAAIg4/t_LckSKtE_4/s800/G5_b.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-MP8mThCvbvA/UgDQgwrRiWI/AAAAAAAAIhQ/9xHSV8wV70w/s800/G5-GPD.jpg)

NEW D-PAD.
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-MDDKW8Y5pDU/UgM2_Yefp9I/AAAAAAAAIhg/6dJmLTeiu9o/s800/G5-New%2520D-PAD.jpg)

UPDATE: New 6-buttons panel (suggested image)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-sm9u9ZJGy9s/UgOO-uK97yI/AAAAAAAAIh4/pvX_xHDS1uA/s800/G5%2520-%25206Buttons_b.jpg)


Specs:
CPU: Rockchip RK-3188 Cortex A9, Quad-Core (28nm)
GPU: Mali-400MP4 (Quad-Core)
RAM: 2GB DDR3
Internal Memory: 16GB Flash
Screen type: IPS panel
Screen size: 1280*720 pixels
Battery: 3000mAh
Camera: Front 0.3MPx (for videochat)
Wifi: 802.11b/g/n *
Bluetooth: YES
USB: OTG Enabled
HDMI: MiniHDMI Port
Wifi: 5G. This will be used to wireless audio/video transmission from the device. ***
Battery: 4000mAh *
Sticks: Similar to Dualshock/Sixaxis.
New 6-buttons panel design, to get a near and most "natural" emulation of MAME, and another controlers that can be emulated more comfortable.


* confirmation pending
** Manufacturer confirm that will include bluetooth to the device (by some suggestion we did)
*** There will be an accessory (sold separately) that is an audio/video receiver (wireless). this accessory will be connected to TV via HDMI.
**** The image is suggested (created by me). This is only to give a general idea about how it can look.

there are few more features that i need to be confirmed and the manufacturer let me to mention on forums, to add to this list of features.

greetings!
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: ricardo85x on August 09, 2013, 04:01:36 pm
6 buttons?

This is so good to be true.
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: Atlantis_Risen on August 09, 2013, 06:08:48 pm
I still think it's way too big to be practical, bigger outer size than a 7300, but with a 2" smaller screen  ???

Does this device even exist?  or is just 3d mock ups right now?  Why can't someone make a pocketable device with 6 buttons and a great d-pad!?
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: gustavolatil on August 09, 2013, 09:55:00 pm
I still think it's way too big to be practical, bigger outer size than a 7300, but with a 2" smaller screen  ???

Does this device even exist?  or is just 3d mock ups right now?  Why can't someone make a pocketable device with 6 buttons and a great d-pad!?
i think the same, it's way too big
a 4/3.5" would do the job
something like the ipega handheld that never came out
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: Deen0X on August 12, 2013, 11:03:15 am
hi!

i'm messing with some images, and get a full sized print of the device, to check and test how it may fell... (i use old images)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-915JUoatNCI/UgipoL-C8JI/AAAAAAAAIiM/bkhfnVQ1d5M/s800/IMG_20130812_111930.jpg)
(comparison between GPD7018, GPD-G5 and JXDS7300B)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-58Tzz1fm7K0/Ugippeb7anI/AAAAAAAAIiU/rqTZoLx0_4I/s800/IMG_20130812_111955.jpg)
(similar size than JXDS7300B)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-qhRUbx0mDwc/Ugips0NlK7I/AAAAAAAAIig/9o7zCH3XFGs/s800/IMG_20130812_112014.jpg)
Analogs nubs are comfortable, so similar to Dualshock/Sixaxis

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-UQM9LRpydM0/UgiptLgUfiI/AAAAAAAAIik/bN-mwzBZEoA/s800/IMG_20130812_112022.jpg)
D-PAD is comfortable too

Here (https://mega.co.nz/#!aAsUzIoa!Ajld63Zm8lz69snx4IcMLnYei4Nbt0b0llJQVOd_RAg) is the PDF i created to print and check this.

I keep thinking this device is more comfortable than any other, and i'm so interested on it! :D

Greetings!
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: jamesensor on August 12, 2013, 01:13:16 pm
Nice pics  ;D
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: Girl on August 21, 2013, 12:42:18 pm
New D-PAD design. (This appear to be better!)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-MDDKW8Y5pDU/UgM2_Yefp9I/AAAAAAAAIhg/6dJmLTeiu9o/s800/G5-New%2520D-PAD.jpg)

I hope this is not the final D-pad. Those type of dpads are not good for fighting games unless you prefer certain characters like Guile in Street Fighter or Leona in King Of Fighters that charge special moves by holding <--- then ---> Attack

the first dpad shown was more like the logitech's PC and PS2 controller shown here (http://i.testfreaks.com/images/products/600x400/29/logitech-dual-actiontm-gamepad.9499165.jpg)

which is a better d-pad for fighting games in my opinion as i've used both types
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: Deen0X on August 21, 2013, 12:46:19 pm
no, we suggested to change the original dpad, because are not good for fighting games (for sure)

the best is something like NES dpad, or dualshock. any of them are fine.

for sure, the dpad of these image is ok. (maybe a little bit big may be fine). I know about this, because i?m player of fighting games and i really appreciate a good dpad.

the original image was so similar to X360 controller dpad, that is not good for fighting games (similar to the picture you posted)

;)

greetings!
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: Deen0X on August 21, 2013, 12:47:49 pm
and... the deice design changed a little bit. is better now!

i?m waiting for some mail answers to put some new pics. ^_^
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: skelton on August 21, 2013, 12:57:27 pm
i personally prefer current dpad than that logitech model, honestly.
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: Girl on August 21, 2013, 01:06:31 pm
oh really? well from all of the controller's I've tried umm cross dpads are really bad to me unless it's the Dreamcast's cross dpad

the Xbox360's dpad is horrible but the logitech one shown is good for fighting games especially ones that require half of a circle forward then half circle back for a super move, or vice versa depending on the king of fighters character =^)
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: skelton on August 21, 2013, 01:10:50 pm
I agree 360's dpad suck, but i personally don't have problems with fighting games with almost any dpad, except monsters like Archos d-pad or some yinlips machines. I mean , I don't see why this dpad should be bad for fighting games, it reminds me to nes or snes pads, which are good in my opinion. But who knows, when device is ready and someone test it we'll know.
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: Deen0X on August 21, 2013, 01:14:22 pm
these kind of dpad are not good for fighting games that requires vertical/horizontal taps, because is so easy to do diagonal taps (by the shape of the dpad)

and cross design are good for taps and for circle moves, or moves that requires quick changes of directions (figthings) such back, forward, back forwared. In the dpad you suggested, by the easy way to do diagonals, is so easy to do mistakes such diagonals in the same input, adding diagonals to crouch or jumps.

i for sure prefer a bood D-PAD Cross shape than any other kind of DPAD, because the games that i really play (and enjoy) are fighting games, specific Marvel vs Capcom (and similars), Tekken and Soul Calibur.  ^_^

Greetings!
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: Atlantis_Risen on August 21, 2013, 01:15:48 pm
I have that Logitech gamepad, the d-pad is really good.  Kind of like the Saturn pad, which was awesome...the best for fighting games.
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: Girl on August 21, 2013, 01:24:05 pm
well at least jamesensor knows what i mean hmph lol

I know what you mean. The Ds lite has that sort of problem, for example. It's the diagonals (not good for special moves indeed)

I think the Much i5 seems to have a better d pad.

but anyways ok back to the dpad thing

these kind of dpad are not good for fighting games that requires vertical/horizontal taps, because is so easy to do diagonal taps (by the shape of the dpad)

the point of most 2D fighting game's special moves is to roll over diagonal area to complete the move or else nothing happens

for devices like this noone would be playing competitively to need fast forward-forward and back-back thingies you're talking about , they would however probably want a fireball to come out easily.. but with 4-way dpads it is unlikely for that to happen unless your dpad is very elevated like Sega Dreamcast's dpad

because the games that i really play (and enjoy) are fighting games, specific Marvel vs Capcom (and similars), Tekken and Soul Calibur.  ^_^

=^) i'd love to go against you in any of those games, you can use your + dpad and I will use my type lol
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: Deen0X on August 21, 2013, 01:24:09 pm
ok. the problem in suggesting any kind of specific dpad, is that gpd will get any dpad that appears to be similar to what you posted.

in fact, consider if you suggest these dpad, and gpd take this suggestion. surelly they will not buy or investigate about the exact dpad of these device. Simply will check on their local market for some similar of this.

consider that the most similar is something like the X360 dpad... or worst...

and put in the device.

most probably we will get a bad control for an interesting device.

Personally, i prefer the Dualshock dpad, but for get sure about they understand what the users wants as DPad (a single plastic piece, not 4 buttons), i prefer to suggest something that I'm really sure they cannot missunderstand, and is a good dpad.

for this reason, i prefer to suggest this basic, fucntional and good DPAD. I don?t want to get a device with a missunderstand about what the users wants.

when i see the first pic, i realize on the dpad and i get afraid about how it will respond. most probably, will be a bad dpad.

this is the reason why i suggested the NES dpad for the device, because the chance to get a bad dpad are less.


(sorry about my english)
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: Girl on August 21, 2013, 01:36:30 pm
this is the reason why i suggested the NES dpad for the device, because the chance to get a bad dpad are less.

I understand =^) but I am experienced in testing lots of different controller dpads to find which dpad make fighting games easier, and I can tell from the picture that dpad will not be good for fighting games unless it's Killer Instinct while using charge-special move characters, or games that do not need 8-way direction special moves

the dpad from the picture is not elevated enough for easy special moves

sorry for this to go off topic by the way
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: Deen0X on August 21, 2013, 01:38:24 pm
Did you used/tested the JXDS7300B D-PAD?
what do you think about this?
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: Girl on August 21, 2013, 01:41:21 pm
the JXDS7300B dpad is also not elevated enough

I wish that handheld devices would not make their dpads so flat / flush with the device molding
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: madasahatter on August 21, 2013, 01:42:21 pm
I've been looking to upgrade from my g-18 for a while now and this device immediately shot to the top of my list.  While the shape isn't pocketable, it should be portable.  I like Deen0X's suggested design with 6 face buttons 

I agree with Atlantas, the Saturn d-pad is by far the best.  It works for all types of games.  It would be great if the final design had a Saturn style d-pad.  Whatever the final design is I'll be happy as long as its not that 4 button mess or the divided cross crap like the dual shock controllers.

I will definitely be keeping an eye on this one.
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: Deen0X on August 21, 2013, 01:48:12 pm
dualshock are not divided cross.

in fact, is a single piece.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Ax9YpKyRzoA/UMru3FW5WGI/AAAAAAAAEZ0/pnfl7xJNVy0/s1600/PSP+Dpad.png)

the mold where buttons are fixed, help to avoid doing accidentals touches on the diagonals.

Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: skelton on August 21, 2013, 01:52:09 pm
Maybe it's just me, but I play fighting games without problems with Dslite pad or dual shocks. Of course I agree Saturn pad is the best, but I can play with most of them. For instance, the d-pad of s5110B is not the best of its kind, but I play fighting games perfectly well.
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: Girl on August 21, 2013, 02:01:25 pm
For instance, the d-pad of s5110B is not the best of its kind, but I play fighting games perfectly well.

the S5110B's dpad is the dualshock type and it's "ok" to me =^) but oh my god if the S5110B's dpads were elevated like how PSP2000's dualshock are ? it would be way better for easy special moves

I don't prefer dualshock type dpads over saturn type dpads but the PSP2000's dpad is elevated properly and I would take that over a + cross dpad any day mhmm

what Deen0X was saying about if he suggested a certain type of dpad it could go horribly wrong , the dualshock type I think can go horribly wrong .. since there's a chance the dpad would be too flat / flush with the handheld and just be.. bad
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: jamesensor on August 21, 2013, 03:25:19 pm
Jdx's psp lookalike d-pads seem alright for fighting games. Diagonal activation goes properly without much effort. except, on the GO model, but later on that.

unlikely for that to happen unless your dpad is very elevated like Sega Dreamcast's dpad

Now, when you say elevated, I also before wanted to talk about that but lacked the words to describe it. Could it possibly be a more "salient" d-pad? Sony's ps* d-pads were also alright in my opinion because of this.

Anyway, if "elevated", I also think it can be acceptable. Looking back, Mega-Drive and Saturn also had a smooth control. Street Fighter was easy to play. (and more recently in years, the first xbox pad is also comfortable, it's well designed)

As an example, I couldn't play China Town wars in a ds because of this issue. But pokemon games, of course they were fine, but not
games that do not need 8-way direction special moves
the dpad from the picture is not elevated enough for easy special moves

Lastly, I hope the s7800 has a comfortable d-pad as the GPD G5 seem to have.

(P.S. Almost forgot about it, the GO model has its d-pad buttons sunk in the chassis, which is terrible for diagonals!)
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: Atlantis_Risen on August 21, 2013, 03:47:52 pm
dualshock are not divided cross.

in fact, is a single piece.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Ax9YpKyRzoA/UMru3FW5WGI/AAAAAAAAEZ0/pnfl7xJNVy0/s1600/PSP+Dpad.png)

the mold where buttons are fixed, help to avoid doing accidentals touches on the diagonals.

I find these hard to use for fighters, even when they're one piece, diagonal rolls aren't easy to pull off.
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: madasahatter on August 21, 2013, 09:43:26 pm
dualshock are not divided cross.

in fact, is a single piece.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Ax9YpKyRzoA/UMru3FW5WGI/AAAAAAAAEZ0/pnfl7xJNVy0/s1600/PSP+Dpad.png)

the mold where buttons are fixed, help to avoid doing accidentals touches on the diagonals.


I find these hard to use for fighters, even when they're one piece, diagonal rolls aren't easy to pull off.

Deen0X,
I know it is a single piece over all, when I said divided cross I was referring to the part that is raised above the body.  I don't really like this style.  I agree with Atlantis_Risen diagonal rolls are hard for me to pull off.  The way I play is my thumb rests in the center and I just rock my thumb up, down, left, right pressing more toward the center than the outside of the dpad.  Its the same with diagonal rolls, I'll rock my thumb pressing closer to the center than the outer edge which for me makes it easier and quicker to do the rolls.  With the dualshock style dpad I feel I have to press closer to the edge of the dpad which is counter intuitive to what I normally do.  It also requires more motion of my thumb causing fatigue quicker. 

I definitely understand why you would suggest a simple style cross dpad, less of a chance for things to become messed up.  I think we all can agree that a simple functional design is much better than something that gets all messed up and doesn't work worth a darn.

When it truly comes down to it I have my preferences but as long as the dpad doesn't end up being four separate buttons I can adapt and will be happy. 

Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: Deen0X on August 26, 2013, 12:54:02 pm
Some news

I post a summarize of the info i have about this device in my blog (http://manguiro.blogspot.com.es/2013/08/estado-actual-de-la-consola-gpd-g5.html) (in spanish, use translator tool on the blog)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-0Cayzur4vpo/UhsHhkYZeGI/AAAAAAAAIyY/FFzzxYLwsuw/s200/Proto-G5_1a.jpg)

finally, the device include a 4 button panel. The 6 button panel will be consider in another device, because introducing on this device implies hard modify the mold and the result is not comfortable (there is no enought space for 6 buttons). Most probably this 6 button panel will be consider in another future device.

L2 and R2 buttons will be analogs! this is a so good news!

the device include a miniUSB (OTG) and an extra Standard USB (OTG), to connect directly a pendrive, usb modem 3g, etc.

the device will include vibration (two levels)

if i get any news, i will post here.

greetings!
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: madasahatter on August 26, 2013, 01:14:22 pm
This thing really seems too good to be true.  The specs so far sound great.  Seriously, analog triggers, bluetooth, that's awesome.  I like the size of it, doesn't seem to be much bigger than the 5" devices and the PS style controller shape seems like it will be very comfortable.  Like I said before this device may not be pocketable but it's definitely portable.  To me this is the one to watch.

I was taking a closer look at the redesign and I really do like it.  I like that all the buttons are accessible without having to stretch your fingers out. 

Hey Deen0X, I know it's only a prototype but do you know if they are going to stick with the shiny plastic all over?  I think a matte finish would be better and maybe suggest that they have some sort of rubberized grips on the analog nubs.  This is just a thought for the final production model when it gets to that point... do you think they would be willing to make this in other colors besides black an white, I think blue or red would be nice.   
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: Shin on August 26, 2013, 03:53:55 pm
This device is so COOL !  :D The design is just amazing for (retro)gaming.

I can't wait for reviews and price  :'(
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: michaeljos on August 28, 2013, 07:50:59 am
Nice design.Looks very interesting ....
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: Deen0X on September 06, 2013, 12:16:17 pm
Update...

Quote
New sub-model GPD-G5A

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Cb_x9ePjr4k/Uim3zTasHZI/AAAAAAAAI2k/FuJ1vMQody8/s800/G5A.jpg)

Specs:
CPU: Quad-core (assume that the same as original G5)
RAM: 1G DDR3
Internal memory: 8G momery
Screen size: 5", 800*480
Battery: 3500MA
HDMI
Micro USB
With G-sensor
two V-motor
Analog L2 R2.


This model is more like a GPD-G7 in 5", than a GPD-G5 low cost version.

I think this device will be intresting, depends on the final price of it.

Greetings!
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: Deen0X on September 06, 2013, 12:17:34 pm
and... after any ask for it, yes, the dpad is not the final (most probably will be a cross)

this is only a render
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: k0en on September 06, 2013, 02:58:38 pm
Love this one !
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: jamesensor on September 06, 2013, 07:14:57 pm
Me too, it looks so ergonomic. The way it can be handled seems so comfortable, and yet looking so simple, well designed in its lines and shape. The d-pad is also well chosen.

In these matters, this device is spot on. I'd suggest in order to keep it's texture and looks to use a silicone coating. It's in matte appearance and also very good for touch and to not be slippery.  ;D
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: madasahatter on September 06, 2013, 10:43:24 pm
I agree, this design looks comfortable and really nice.  Hey Deen0X I see it says it's a sub-model, Do you know if they are still planning on doing the original design with the original specs or will this one be fully replacing the original?

If they used the original specs with this new design that would be so sweet! 
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: Drem on September 07, 2013, 01:07:35 pm
AMAZING, AND THEN...
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: Girl on September 07, 2013, 05:20:43 pm
and... before any ask for it, yes, the dpad is not the final (most probably will be a cross)

well since you have so much influence on this company to change their dpad to suit your own personal needs, how about telling them to put a better battery? like a 5000mAh or something for better battery life
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: Deen0X on September 09, 2013, 12:24:26 am
well since you have so much influence on this company to change their dpad to suit your own personal needs, how about telling them to put a better battery? like a 5000mAh or something for better battery life

XD

no, don?t get wong
i don?t have any real influence on the design of any device.
I suggest what i consider, but i point on some other comments on the web (including some from this thread). In fact, the desition of including one or another dpad is only from the designers.

seeing what happens when i try to share what i talk with some guys (talking about this device to be specific), i decide to post only the things that the manufacturer send to me to be published. i will avoid to comment any kind of suggestions that i do with the manufacturer, because as i can see what i trying to do is involving more people in indirect way to comment what they think, but as i can see, some may missunderstand what i?m doing.

Girl, i don?t have any interest on keeping useless discussions about designs, because i don?t have any kind of influence about this. and most important, in any moment i have imposed my personal needs, because all that know to me knows that my favorite DPAD on all kind of device is a PSX style (for me, the best of the best), but as i told some messages ago, i think on minimize the risk of getting a non good dpad.

some guys post that the saturn dpad is the best dpad of all (i not agree, but i understand that many users can think this way). i told that if we suggest to put some "similar" to these depad, most probably will get a bad version of the same, and will not the users expect. In fact, who can ensure that, if the designer insert a "saturn dpad style" on the device, will be THE SAME dpad of saturn?

really, i will stop messing with this to the manufacturer, and i don?t want to discuss about this in this thread.

i only post news (if i have), but if you prefer to keep discussing about this, for me ok. May be the manufacturer keep reading this thread and take note about what you comment here.

by the way, the only news that i have from the manufacturer, are that GPD-G5 (original) will be focused on comfort and more features.

Greetings!
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: Atlantis_Risen on September 09, 2013, 05:32:42 am
Does no one else think this thing is ugly as sin...?   ???
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: Girl on September 09, 2013, 01:32:02 pm
i don?t have any real influence on the design of any device.

oh ok , well the reason that i assumed you have influence on the design is that you told them to change the dpad and they are changing the dpad

but as i told some messages ago, i think on minimize the risk of getting a non good dpad.

you're right that it's a gamble but you are just gambling on the type of dpad handheld designers have already got wrong multiple times for handhelds.. there's barely ANY disc dpad options in emulator handhelds that i know of for someone to gamble on another "horse" in the race

really, i will stop messing with this to the manufacturer, and i don?t want to discuss about this in this thread.

ok i will stop discussing about this too , this thread should be cheerful and happy for a NEW handheld yay lol

Deen0X i want to play with you so click here and then this thread could go back to normal in peace =^)

http://boards.dingoonity.org/modern-consoles/skullgirls-for-pc/
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: suxiaomeng on December 18, 2013, 04:32:51 pm
G5A
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: suxiaomeng on December 18, 2013, 04:35:40 pm
G5A
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: Deen0X on December 18, 2013, 04:57:42 pm
thanks for photos suxiaomeng

:D

HYPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: skelton on December 18, 2013, 07:54:48 pm
Nice photos, I like it :)
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: fud4ever on December 18, 2013, 09:29:51 pm
nice! Was having trouble deciding between this and i5s, the 3g was tempting. Now after seeing how good these analog sticks look, no question i'm picking this up instead. Right on brah, right on

edit: dat dpad =D
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: gustavolatil on December 18, 2013, 09:40:41 pm
(http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20071008054720/inciclopedia/images/b/bb/I_came.jpg)
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: retrodoodoo on December 20, 2013, 09:26:20 am
Check the latest video for this device- It is GPD G5A not G5:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPQlIG6ioSM

And the pictures for it:

(http://www.willgoo.com/images/GPD-G5A-Gaming-Tablet-1_05.jpg)

(http://www.willgoo.com/bmz_cache/8/800bb25e9ed92084b35cb00cd5567f22.image.576x550.jpg)

(http://www.willgoo.com/images/GPD-G5A-Gaming-Tablet-1_03.jpg)

(http://www.willgoo.com/images/GPD-G5A-Gaming-Tablet-1_02.jpg)

(http://www.willgoo.com/images/GPD-G5A-Gaming-Tablet-1_01.jpg)

(http://www.willgoo.com/images/GPD-G5A-Gaming-Tablet-1.jpg)
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: wade on December 20, 2013, 12:55:39 pm
nice! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: holmes on December 20, 2013, 08:14:17 pm
Hi,

I am interested in this one but do not know how experienced GPD is and whether there are good chances or not fot it to be a good product. I have concerns as well:
Can someone (Deenox ?) confirm there is no bluetooth on this one? Is there at least a headset plug?
Finally, what do you think of the battery (2800 and not 3500)?

Thanks,
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: Deen0X on December 20, 2013, 08:17:15 pm
I?m waiting for confirmation about bluetooth, because in the firmware, there is no references for this (and the system menu don?t have this too)

when i get final and confirmed specs, i will post here.

Zalu2!
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: retrodoodoo on December 24, 2013, 06:34:02 am
I?m waiting for confirmation about bluetooth, because in the firmware, there is no references for this (and the system menu don?t have this too)

when i get final and confirmed specs, i will post here.

Zalu2!

There is no Bluetooth function for Both GPD G7 and GPD G5A after we confirm with the factory.

At the same time, pay attention that the sample that we got now is the prototype not the real one. The first batch will be very soon during this week. They are good printed and more beautiful. We will share you more pictures on them once we get them in stock.

Stay tuned and wish you Merry Christmas!
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: Danniemon on December 25, 2013, 05:50:57 pm
You should post a video showing off the key mapper with games like GTA san andreas and other big android games.
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: skelton on December 25, 2013, 06:06:18 pm

Existing tincore the mapper shouldn't be a problem.
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: retrodoodoo on December 26, 2013, 02:12:05 am
You should post a video showing off the key mapper with games like GTA san andreas and other big android games.

Will do that later. ;)
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: ClawShrimp on December 27, 2013, 11:01:48 am
This is exactly the kind of thing I'm after, particularly as my daughter destroyed my JXD S7300.
Just a couple of questions for Willgoo before I pre-order.
- When do you expect these will be available?
- After the pre-order window has closed, what will the price be?
- What shipping method do you use for the included 'free shipping'.
- A bit superficial, but I've heard the final units will be a different colour. Could you confirm if this is true?
- And finally...does this have a Micro SD slot? Seems like it would have, but I've not seen this mentioned anywhere, and it's not apparent from the photos.
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: Chex on December 27, 2013, 03:43:39 pm
This is exactly the kind of thing I'm after, particularly as my daughter destroyed my JXD S7300.
What did she do to it? :(
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: ClawShrimp on December 27, 2013, 10:37:14 pm
What did she do to it? :(
[/quote]

:)

Pushed the SD card in too far (the brute force approach...I've taught her well), then tried to recover it with the corner of a steel ruler. The card reader obviously doesn't work anymore, and inexplicably the bottom half of the touch screen doesn't work.

All good though...I was waiting for an excuse to buy something new :)
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: skelton on December 28, 2013, 08:14:09 am
I'm willing to test mine. Hope I can do it soon.
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: fud4ever on December 28, 2013, 09:16:32 pm
looking forward to this, willgooooooo
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: TheReflex on December 29, 2013, 10:21:23 am
Just a couple of questions for Willgoo before I pre-order.
- When do you expect these will be available?
- After the pre-order window has closed, what will the price be?
- What shipping method do you use for the included 'free shipping'.
- A bit superficial, but I've heard the final units will be a different colour. Could you confirm if this is true?
- And finally...does this have a Micro SD slot? Seems like it would have, but I've not seen this mentioned anywhere, and it's not apparent from the photos.

I'm also thinking about pre-ordering one of these from Willgoo (it looks good) and am interested in seeing the answers to your questions.
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: retrodoodoo on December 30, 2013, 07:40:58 am
This is exactly the kind of thing I'm after, particularly as my daughter destroyed my JXD S7300.
Just a couple of questions for Willgoo before I pre-order.
- When do you expect these will be available?- Possibly at the beginning of Jan 2014
- After the pre-order window has closed, what will the price be?- the price will rise more than the one that is for Pre-order. We will release the final price once we have the stock for this device.
- What shipping method do you use for the included 'free shipping'.- We offer Singapore register air mail
- A bit superficial, but I've heard the final units will be a different colour. Could you confirm if this is true?- the final unit's color will be in white. No more other colors options currently.
- And finally...does this have a Micro SD slot? Seems like it would have, but I've not seen this mentioned anywhere, and it's not apparent from the photos.- Yes, the Micro SD slot is included! It is on the down side of the device.
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: TheReflex on December 30, 2013, 10:48:00 am
Just pre-ordered one from Willgoo. Looking forward to trying it out. :)
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: Danniemon on December 31, 2013, 09:32:38 am
I want to preorder the G5 but is the original design still being manufactured? I prefer that one much better because it looks more original and has the analog sticks on the bottom instead of the top. I would love to add an android handheld to my collection but the screen needs to be maximum 5 inches

(http://i.imgur.com/fMW8F49.jpg)

Something like this would be perfect but with the analogs moved down to the bottom and it'd be better it it was white instead of black.

(http://obscurehandhelds.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/tbagamepad-front.png)
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: suxiaomeng on December 31, 2013, 09:51:01 pm
2013-12-30

Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: TheReflex on January 01, 2014, 03:09:14 am
Nice.

(http://obscurehandhelds.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/tbagamepad-front.png)

That iPega one looked great. If they still plan on releasing it hopefully they put a RK32xx in it and bring it out later in the year.
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: Danniemon on January 01, 2014, 05:31:56 pm
I doubt ipega is going to release any hanheld since theyve not made much noise since this one and a few other designs they had. Too bad too since they really did have some great concepts. Ill probably just end up getting whatever 5inch GPD makes.
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: skelton on January 01, 2014, 07:28:49 pm
Nice pictures suxiaomeng. This will be my probably next device for an skelrom. 5 inch for the win.
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: Deen0X on January 01, 2014, 07:39:02 pm
curious, box texts are in spanish/portuguese, and manufacturer only generate white color for now but the box have a black unit. XD

anyway, we are waiting for testing this device. Hope we can give you all the info you may request about this nice device.

happy new year!
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: ClawShrimp on January 02, 2014, 04:56:58 am
This will be my probably next device for an skelrom. 5 inch for the win.

Sold! :)
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: TheReflex on January 03, 2014, 03:08:02 am
curious, box texts are in spanish/portuguese, and manufacturer only generate white color for now but the box have a black unit. XD

The box shown in suxiaomeng's pic is for the 7 inch version. It does look black but it could be iron gray.

anyway, we are waiting for testing this device. Hope we can give you all the info you may request about this nice device.

Cool. :)

This will be my probably next device for an skelrom. 5 inch for the win.

Very cool!
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: hailrazer on January 03, 2014, 05:16:11 am
That tiny battery is not going to last long  :(
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: wade on January 06, 2014, 07:13:11 am
http://tieba.baidu.com/p/2799444243
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: wade on January 06, 2014, 07:18:14 am
http://tieba.baidu.com/p/2798397793
http://www.tudou.com/programs/view/upx6O5fMhSM/?resourceId=0_06_02_99
http://tieba.baidu.com/f?kw=gpd%D5%C6%BB%FA&fr=index
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: TheReflex on January 06, 2014, 11:42:05 am
The Willgoo G5A (http://www.willgoo.com/gpd-g5a-android-gaming-tablet-hand-grip-design-quad-core-5-8gb-p-539.html) is saying that it's now in stock and the price has risen to US$129.99.

Hopefully this means pre-ordered units will get posted soon. I wanna play it! :)

http://tieba.baidu.com/p/2798397793

Nice. The Dreamcast emu seems to be running OK on it.
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: wade on January 06, 2014, 01:54:54 pm
http://xiangce.baidu.com/picture/album/list/e467d834e074fe04bc47ff569630fd5fcbf7ba1f#picSign=e6303a5c0951d4d12bb9b90adbe3be33ec2b8fc0 (http://xiangce.baidu.com/picture/album/list/e467d834e074fe04bc47ff569630fd5fcbf7ba1f#picSign=e6303a5c0951d4d12bb9b90adbe3be33ec2b8fc0)
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: skelton on January 06, 2014, 05:43:16 pm
Nice info wade, thanks. I'm willing to test mine.
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: retrodoodoo on January 07, 2014, 02:43:16 am
Yes, both GPD G5A and GPD G7 had been in stock now. We will arrange to send out those pre-orders for these two items today.

Thanks for your patience.
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: Alphos2000 on January 07, 2014, 09:22:12 am
I see in the pictures GDP G7 stick "dots" are not correctly aligned. I hope not all units come this way...
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: ruffnutts on January 08, 2014, 12:34:25 pm
Is the a reason for the A will there be a B released? if so what will be the difference?

ruffnutts ;)
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: skelton on January 08, 2014, 12:44:57 pm
As far as I know only A model is released, and g7 which is the 7 inch model
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: uchuff on January 08, 2014, 10:48:31 pm
A while back there were early renders of a "GPD G5" that looked like a stretched Dual Shock controller with a screen in the middle - maybe the A was added to distinguish this final device from that.

Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: skelton on January 08, 2014, 11:10:27 pm
A while back there were early renders of a "GPD G5" that looked like a stretched Dual Shock controller with a screen in the middle - maybe the A was added to distinguish this final device from that.

It's exactly like that. Not sure if g5 will be in development or not. Probably just was replaced by g5a.
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: ClawShrimp on January 13, 2014, 02:02:06 am
I'm looking forward to hearing some unbiased opinions of this device once people start receiving their units.

My two biggest concerns are screen quality and battery life.
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: ruffnutts on January 13, 2014, 08:04:22 am
Mine would be input delay on emulators ect....
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: skelton on January 13, 2014, 08:36:27 am
Clawshrimp, battery life is my concern too. About screen, I don't expect too much, it's not IPS so it's probably very similar to the one in 5110B, which is enough for me anyway for playing.
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: ClawShrimp on January 15, 2014, 01:40:59 pm
Clawshrimp, battery life is my concern too. About screen, I don't expect too much, it's not IPS so it's probably very similar to the one in 5110B, which is enough for me anyway for playing.

I wouldn't be disappointing at all if the screen is as clear and responsive as the one on my JXD S5100.

@Willgoo...any chance of uploading more videos of this device? Maybe an unboxing?
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: retrodoodoo on January 16, 2014, 02:08:13 am
Clawshrimp, battery life is my concern too. About screen, I don't expect too much, it's not IPS so it's probably very similar to the one in 5110B, which is enough for me anyway for playing.

I wouldn't be disappointing at all if the screen is as clear and responsive as the one on my JXD S5100.

@Willgoo...any chance of uploading more videos of this device? Maybe an unboxing?

What other video you want for this device? We will make an unboxing video for this device today.

here is the video for unboxing GPD G5A:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KqqlxQ1o7U
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: ClawShrimp on January 16, 2014, 12:25:13 pm
Awesome. Thanks Willgoo.

Have you tested battery life?

Also, any chance of showing Reicast emulation? It's one of the few emulators you didn't show...but that might be because it's not included with Happy Chick :)

Finally, can you confirm whether the final units say 'Gamepad' under the screen? Your original photos and video don't have this, but your unboxing does. Personally, I prefer it without the text.
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: Danniemon on January 17, 2014, 04:11:01 am
Can you show GTA San Andreas running on the G5?
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: Deen0X on January 17, 2014, 08:54:24 am
Can you show GTA San Andreas running on the G5?

there are some aspects that i prefer to avoiding checking chinese reviews based on heavy android games.

the chinese google market is so limited. there are so many filters that chinese people cannot pass if they want to enjoy "legaly" software.

Many games that are so common for us (outside china) are impossible to be instealled there.

For this reason, chinese people create so many "alternatives markets", where people upload their cracked (and many times modded, including other kind of codes) games and software.

if there is any GTA SA game to be downloaded, this will be a "generic" installation, most probably for mid-end or high-end devices, but there is no warranty about this game really fits your device hardware.

as you know, many games download files based on the device features/configurations. if you have a powerful device with a good resolution screen, the game most probably can download and run and HD version of their files. but if the processor is not enought, most probably download a mid-end (or low-end) version of the same game, and you will feel you?re running ok in your device.

what i mean with all of this? if you based your appreciation in any chinese (or non chinese too) gameplay video about performance of de device to buy it, you must ensure that you?re checking a video that is running correct and proper files on it. The only way you can ensure this, is downloading the game from the market directly.

GTA SA is an exception (most probably), because the game is designed to allow user to adjust some graphics aspects to gain in performance, but this is not usual in other games.

for all previous reasons, i prefer to get the devices and test myself, downloading ALL the games i test from the market, and using this way to grab videos and get a real appreciation about how the games/device run.

If anybody wants some specific test, i can do (i bought most games from the market, almost, the most interestings)

In my testing, GTA i think is a good game to test devices, and i will include on most articles/reviews i will write.

there are other "must test game" that i use:

- Nova 3 - For testing controls and buttons, and many people have this title and can compare with my gameplay
- Modern Combat 4 -For testing controls and buttons, and many people have this title and can compare with my gameplay
- The Dark Knight Rises (is a game poor optimized, and for this reason is a good test)
- Soul Calibur - Testing performance
- GTA SA - For performance (with top graphics)

and from there, i can use other games for testing.
You most probably will never see a video that i captured with games such Final Fantasy or similars (well, sometime i grab chaos rings, but most probably in a low-end device), because these games really don?t use heavy the CPU/GPU, then is an non useful test for checking performance.

I hope next days i will receive an unit for testing and review. Let me know if there is some interesting game for show gameplay (please, don?t ask for games that runs in any device. i will not test Candy Crash, Angry birds or similar games)

greetings!
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: retrodoodoo on January 17, 2014, 09:18:05 am
Awesome. Thanks Willgoo.

Have you tested battery life?

Also, any chance of showing Reicast emulation? It's one of the few emulators you didn't show...but that might be because it's not included with Happy Chick :)

Finally, can you confirm whether the final units say 'Gamepad' under the screen? Your original photos and video don't have this, but your unboxing does. Personally, I prefer it without the text.

For the battery life, I think it is good as I can keep playing games for about 3 hours- I took the video review during this time. Also I download the game from Happy Chick.

Yes, the final units will have the word- "Gamepad" under the screen. The original photos were taken from the prototype one thus you can not see the this word.
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: crazyhorse2352 on January 17, 2014, 09:53:02 am
This device looks sweet, anyone received one yet? DeenOX could you test Neon Shadow and Quake 3 or Jedi Outcast? Thanks if you can.
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: Deen0X on January 17, 2014, 10:29:16 am
This device looks sweet, anyone received one yet? DeenOX could you test Neon Shadow and Quake 3 or Jedi Outcast? Thanks if you can.

Quake 3?
Jedi Outcast?

are these android games?
Neo Shadow most probably will run flawlesly. i think is not needed to do a testing for this, because run well in devices with lowest specs than this device.

Quake 3, i know some port, but have so much glitches and problems.
Jedi Outcast... i don?t know this game (and i don?t have it for testing)
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: crazyhorse2352 on January 17, 2014, 01:55:47 pm
   Q1114a and jedi outcast are on the play store but you need to add the data files. Thanks for the info anyway.
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: Deen0X on January 17, 2014, 02:15:17 pm
ok, i will check them later.

greetings!
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: ClawShrimp on January 20, 2014, 10:26:18 am
Excellent new video (French) showing all of the main emulators running very well on this device.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXfQGZbdEK8
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: skelton on January 20, 2014, 11:00:17 am
I hope t get mine today or tomorrow so I'll post some videos too and tell first impressions once I get it. I will test emus mainly, since I practically don't have Android games.
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: ClawShrimp on January 20, 2014, 11:40:23 am
Thanks Skel. Very interested in your opinion.
I have no interest in Android games, only emulators.
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: gibberish on January 20, 2014, 12:15:58 pm
mine should be arriving this week too, hopefully today since the unit "departed to overseas" on the 15th. is there a compatibility list for reicast anywhere? i would like to make a video demo of some classic dreamcast games.
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: ClawShrimp on January 20, 2014, 12:36:39 pm
Here's a WIP Google Speadsheet you might want to check our. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AkunZ0lm70VidHFUeE5NNXMyRjRtLU5CdWdtb0xrYkE&usp=sharing

Unfortunately Shenmue isn't yet working, but progress is being made :)
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: gibberish on January 20, 2014, 01:08:33 pm
Very nice, cheers.
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: xphyle on January 20, 2014, 02:23:48 pm
Excellent new video (French) showing all of the main emulators running very well on this device.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXfQGZbdEK8

He spends a lot of time talking about the analog sticks. Can anyone who speaks French summarize what he says about them?
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: ker on January 20, 2014, 05:52:44 pm
Excellent new video (French) showing all of the main emulators running very well on this device.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXfQGZbdEK8

He spends a lot of time talking about the analog sticks. Can anyone who speaks French summarize what he says about them?

My french is a bit rusty, but I understand he says they are great sticks. Similar to Dualshock quality.
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: Vimtoman on January 20, 2014, 05:55:26 pm
Speaks too fast  ;D
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: ker on January 20, 2014, 06:39:50 pm
I think the only real problem he founds is that the unit has not a vibration engine  :o
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: holmes on January 20, 2014, 09:46:54 pm
I did not watch the entire video but here is what he says about the controls:
- best controls he has ever seen on an Android console: excellent analogic sticks and shoulder buttons (similar to a "real" console)  but the cross is not that good. It is not sticky but very noisy.

- About the screen: not very good and very directional (low view angle as can be seen on the video)

He is pissed off by the absence of vibrating motors (as advertised on the internet site and on the box).
 
Summary:
- he is not sure whether he should recommend this product or not. Some points are very good (sticks), or good (powerful, autonomy), but there are two big issues: the screen and the cross. He recommends the  S7800 as an alternative except for someone wanting a console that feels in the hands like a "real" one. And then he mentions the possible existence of the G5 (and not G5A), which is supposed to have an IPS screen as mentioned on the GPD internet site.
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: ClawShrimp on January 20, 2014, 10:06:23 pm
Thanks Holmes.

I'm not at all concerned about a lack of vibrating motors. I always turn these off anyway :)

What does concern me is the d-pad/cross.

I think I'll wait for Skelton's opinion before committing to purchase.
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: tincore on January 20, 2014, 10:10:22 pm
I think he complains a bit because the box is written in Spanish X-D

Today is a bit late but tomorrow I will be able to write some first hand impressions.
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: skelton on January 21, 2014, 07:32:54 am
I tested mine a little bit, so here are some very initial impressions (just some thoughts):

- CPU is RK3188-T, so 1,4 ghz max. Maybe can be increased maybe not, however, I personally think it doesn't need more. Device is 480p, so it doesn't need so much cpu power like other RK3188. I have a 3188 box Oc'ed to 1,920 and performs worse than this device, to get an idea.

- Dpad and controls are fine. Perhaps dpad is noisy, same as face buttons, but not a big deal. I played some fighting games withouts issues. Select and Start are in a strange location, but I am mapping them to L3 and R3.

-Screen is 60 hz. So perfect in this sense, so no video or audio stuttering at all when playing emus. I think they use a very similar screen to 5110b, so very standard, don't expect beautiful view angles because it's not IPS.

- Performance is very nice, I noticed an improvement over my 5110B.

- Battery time seems better than I expected. It drained 20 per cent in 1:30h, I'll do more test to check.

- Memories can be swap by default in firmware (microSd as primary), so no need to be modifying vold.fstab or something.

- 64 Gb cards are compatible (in fat 32)

- The mapper is very similar to the one in jxd devices, so not great. Existing Tincore, I don't think I even use the stock mapper at all.

- There are some minor things to fix via firmware, so I'll find the time to make some work for this device, because it seems worth it.


I'll try to post some video with some emus later if I find time.

Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: ClawShrimp on January 21, 2014, 08:02:47 am
Sounds good, Skel.

I'm particularly pleased with 64GB compatibility and 60 hz screen.
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: skelton on January 21, 2014, 09:32:52 am
I have made s simple video showing some emus:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6l8v3jTBTCo

I'll try to test more things soon.
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: ClawShrimp on January 21, 2014, 10:30:21 am
Wow! That is one loud d-pad! :)
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: ruffnutts on January 21, 2014, 04:15:56 pm
Well I took a chance and bought one from willgoo 73.29 quid.. mainly for DC emulation and I like the look of it looks comfortable to hold and 7" far to big IMHO..  8)

@ skelton is it rooted out of the box?
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: skelton on January 21, 2014, 05:48:43 pm
Well I took a chance and bought one from willgoo 73.29 quid.. mainly for DC emulation and I like the look of it looks comfortable to hold and 7" far to big IMHO..  8)

@ skelton is it rooted out of the box?

Yeo, full rooted out of the box :D. You can even swao memories inside the own firmware (making MicroSd as sdcard primary flash partitiion)
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: emrextreme on January 21, 2014, 05:51:54 pm
There are two versions of G5 series i guess. Do you have the G5 or G5A?

http://www.gpd.hk/product/showproduct.php?lang=en&id=44

http://www.gpd.hk/product/showproduct.php?lang=en&id=45
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: ruffnutts on January 21, 2014, 05:55:20 pm
These look like old pics but skelton has a GPD 5A 8)
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: ruffnutts on January 21, 2014, 05:56:37 pm
Well I took a chance and bought one from willgoo 73.29 quid.. mainly for DC emulation and I like the look of it looks comfortable to hold and 7" far to big IMHO..  8)

@ skelton is it rooted out of the box?

Yeo, full rooted out of the box :D. You can even swao memories inside the own firmware (making MicroSd as sdcard primary flash partitiion)

Very nice ;)
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: skelton on January 21, 2014, 06:51:30 pm
There are two versions of G5 series i guess. Do you have the G5 or G5A?

http://www.gpd.hk/product/showproduct.php?lang=en&id=44

http://www.gpd.hk/product/showproduct.php?lang=en&id=45

G5a, the G5 model probably will be cancelled or at least postponed, not sure.
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: TheReflex on January 21, 2014, 08:31:00 pm
I have made s simple video showing some emus:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6l8v3jTBTCo

I'll try to test more things soon.

Looks like it runs the PSP & DC emus well.

Thanks for the video, Skelton.
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: skelton on January 21, 2014, 08:37:27 pm
Some games better than others, but it's normal since both emus are still in progress. They are progressing fast indeed,
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: ClawShrimp on January 22, 2014, 01:54:06 pm
@Skelton - how does the screen compare to, say, the JXD S5100?
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: ruffnutts on January 22, 2014, 01:57:28 pm
Looking forward to playing Jedi Knight 1 & 2 O'yes ;D
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: skelton on January 22, 2014, 02:07:06 pm
@Skelton - how does the screen compare to, say, the JXD S5100?

Pretty similar. I think they are using the same or very similar screen,

Ruffnutts: I will try that game If I find some time. I couldn't play anything yesterday because of my daily job :(
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: tincore on January 22, 2014, 02:08:53 pm
Yes they are
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: tincore on January 22, 2014, 02:23:42 pm
My first impressions are very positive.

It feels solid.

WIFI is very good. Better than any other previous console of the kind for me.

Controls mechanically look very good too. I'm no dpad fetichist :) They will need some fixes in the kernel for enhanced performance and ranges.

About the "feel cheap" comments, in my opinion mainly come from the color and the "GamePad" writing under the screen. This is a small style detail.

Shape wise the device is very nice. I think it would be rather easy to respray the case. I still think that this device on a dark red, olive drab or tan would look awesome.




Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: ClawShrimp on January 22, 2014, 02:31:09 pm
Thanks guys!

That's more than enough for me...I'm sold!
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: ruffnutts on January 22, 2014, 02:37:24 pm
Yeah would be very easy to respray this using acrylic spray paint ;)
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: xphyle on January 22, 2014, 02:51:57 pm
The only reason I won't buy one of these is the shitty screen resolution.  If I were only using emulators, then I could deal, but I want to play high end android games on it that would utilize the higher resolutions, so this isn't going to be for me.
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: skelton on January 22, 2014, 03:09:33 pm
My case is just the contrary, for emus I prefer lower resolutions. Emus like the PSP or DC looks nicer in lower resoluton devices. Android games are a bit crappy anyway even in HD. (I am not fan of Android games, still didn't find an Android game that I like to play for more than 10 minutes, except console ports) The more resolution the less performance too. But obviously for HD graphics you need a 720p.
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: tincore on January 22, 2014, 03:23:45 pm
The only reason I won't buy one of these is the shitty screen resolution.  If I were only using emulators, then I could deal, but I want to play high end android games on it that would utilize the higher resolutions, so this isn't going to be for me.

Bear in mind it is 5 inch. Maybe I have a bit of presbyopia but everything looks sharp.

More resolution is nicer but you also need the muscle to move it. 
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: ruffnutts on January 22, 2014, 03:25:00 pm
+1 on skelton's comment, I have an OUYA and only really use xbmc on it.. there's not any games that have got me exited at all even though I love android OS lol ;D
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: ruffnutts on January 22, 2014, 03:32:58 pm
@ tincore any videos from you to share while we all wait :)
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: tincore on January 22, 2014, 03:53:25 pm
@ tincore any videos from you to share while we all wait :)

I guess I should start one day to make some video tutorials for the app as well.
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: ruffnutts on January 22, 2014, 04:21:53 pm
@ tincore any videos from you to share while we all wait :)

I guess I should start one day to make some video tutorials for the app as well.

Well when I get mine I will be using my HD PVR Rocket to record some video's for sure :)
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: tincore on January 22, 2014, 04:29:49 pm
@ tincore any videos from you to share while we all wait :)

I guess I should start one day to make some video tutorials for the app as well.

Well when I get mine I will be using my HD PVR Rocket to record some video's for sure :)

I have a normal camera and made an attempt to record something some weeks ago. Because I tried to avoid any edition I wanted to record all in one take and it was impossible.

Sooner or later I say something wrong. :D
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: jamesensor on January 22, 2014, 05:46:07 pm
Skelton, you'll be tweaking the firmware for this device in the future, once you get your sample? Is that the only device you'll get for the time being?

Cheers
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: Deen0X on January 22, 2014, 05:52:41 pm
this thread is for GPD-G5 device.
there is GPD-G5A device thread (http://boards.dingoonity.org/android-devices/gpd-g5a/).

;)
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: skelton on January 22, 2014, 05:55:54 pm
Skelton, you'll be tweaking the firmware for this device in the future, once you get your sample? Is that the only device you'll get for the time being?

Cheers

I will, For g5a and G7. No idea about other devices. If a manufacturer want my collaboration they need to collaborate too xD
Title: Re: GPD G5
Post by: tincore on January 22, 2014, 06:00:04 pm
I think I can do gyro sensor simulation in this console too. With the new per profile force screen orientation feature it is going to be really cool for games temple run style.