i did not tested yet this device, but figure is similar to Q88+/Q89, i can comment few things.
Thre is two kind analog types on android consoles.
- Flat, like PSP sticks. These sticks are inaccurate in general speaking, and most time you will use as digital control (because you simply go to border directly, using all the range, or releasing, to let the stick on the center)
The good point of these kind of sticks is that are so portable. Devices with this you can put on your bag with easy and don?t get afraid of the sticks will be broken.
- Full featured Sticks as X360 controller. These kind of sticks are, for long, the best alternative for serious playing. Are precise and comfortable. The problem with these kind of sticks is that are not so portable. You must take care when transport a device with this, for avoiding broke them.
There is another kind of Sticks, that use JXDS7800B, but are not precise, and non comfortable, then i did not consider as alternative of serious gaming stick.
then, based on what i mentioned, there are alternatives for these two profiles of users:
- Users that want a portable device for normal-casual gaming. These kind of users will prefer something like Q88+/Q89/Q9 because is more easy to transport.
- Users that want a portable device for normal-serious gaming. These kind of users prefer devices like iPega 9700, GPD-G7, etc, where controls are good and sticks are quality. This kind of users usually play on home, and the device is not really for portable playing (outside home)
I agree with nielo360 about analog of Q88+/Q89/Q9 are not good for serious gaming with these controls, but in my opinion, are enough for portable/casual gaming. I usually play with GPD-Q89 on subway, and controls are enough for these kind of situations where i take the device and bring back quickly to my backpack, without worries about sticks will be broken. Time ago, i usually play with GPD-G5A on subway, but i broked right stick (get heavy pressed on my backpack) and i avoid to play normally with any device with these kind of sticks when travelling on subway, etc. Only use on my home.
sorry if i insist on the portable point of the sticks, but in fact, is the only reason why GPD put these sticks on this device.
Can you figure this device with Normal analog Sticks, and more confortable L2, R2 buttons? if you can figure, then most probably you will realize on that this mold is similar to GPG-G7. I figure on some time the G7 device will receive an upgrade with the new SoC (and hope, with a improved DPAD... or the same DPAD as Q9)
About the heating. i figure will be a problem. I want to open the device and check if there is the same heatsink solution than Q89.
And i reccomend to limit the speed of the device if you really don?t need power. As i remember, SetCPU can create profiles per App for configuring CPUs profiles (governor, max speed, etc)