?Mostly for emulating? -> archos gamepad 2, hands down. I had it for a year before I got the Q9. It broke after just over a year of super intensive usage, but I seriously abused it almost . XD
Anyway, I love my Q9 for the insane game performance in android games, a lot of the high end ones like asphalt 8, the walking dead season 2, etc. are not (enyobly) playable on the gamepad 2 due to stone age era gpu, while everything I?ve tried, including super heavy stuff like san andreas at highest possible settings, runs very smoothly (almost always 60fps flat) on the Q9.
But if it?s just for emulation, the gamepad 2 wins because it?s screen is undeniably better and it runs emulators just as well. The screen means that it?s better for media usage as well. don?t get me wrong, the Q9 also makes for a quite decent and very fast media tablet, but it?s most attractive feature is it?s seriously insane game performance. Don?t need that -> get a gamepad 2 for the great screen. It?s a nice device for emulators, I had one for a year and played dozens of nes, snes, ds, gba, ps1, etc. games on it, from JRPGs? like ff3 and saga frontier 2 and xenogears to snes platformers to mario kart ds. Great device for that.