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omgmog (OP)

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Review: The GPD G5A
« on: July 05, 2014, 02:00:46 pm »
GamePad Digital generously supplied me with a GPD G5A to review back in February. I've finally gotten around to writing up a brief review of it.



Apart from the obvious difference in screen size (5? vs 7? on the GPD G7), really the only difference in spec is the battery capacity.

You can see the review here: http://blog.omgmog.net/post/finally-a-review-of-the-gpd-g5a-android-handheld/

You can buy the GPD G5A from Geekbuying with 10$ off, using this coupon code MMITLRCJ, here: http://www.geekbuying.com/item/GPD-G5A-RK3188-1-6GHz-5-inch-GamePad-Android-4-2-Quad-Core-Capacitive-Touch-Screen-1GB-8GB-Tablet-PC-324408.html
« Last Edit: November 10, 2016, 10:43:01 am by omgmog »

lMikiol

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Re: Review: The GPD G5A
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2014, 09:11:31 pm »
So after trying both devices (G7 and G5A) which one do you prefer (even though there are little differences)

k0en

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Re: Review: The GPD G5A
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2014, 01:16:23 pm »
After a very long time, you can check my frenc test now : http://www.open-consoles-news.com/2014/09/test-la-gpd-g5a-une-console-surprenante.html

It's a really good device !

e114

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Re: Review: The GPD G5A
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2015, 04:47:01 am »
This is G5?i never seen that before:)

darkhazuki

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Re: Review: The GPD G5A
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2015, 11:53:02 pm »
This device Suport Micro SD 64GBs???
Shenmue is the Best Game EVER of the World.
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tiagao_extremo

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Re: Review: The GPD G5A
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2015, 12:32:30 am »
This device Suport Micro SD 64GBs???

Yes.

darkhazuki

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Re: Review: The GPD G5A
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2015, 12:47:24 am »
This device Suport Micro SD 64GBs???

Yes.

I'm guessing because in all the descriptions I think the Internet report that it supports a maximum 32GBs .
Shenmue is the Best Game EVER of the World.
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tiagao_extremo

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Re: Review: The GPD G5A
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2015, 12:56:05 am »
This device Suport Micro SD 64GBs???

Yes.

I'm guessing because in all the descriptions I think the Internet report that it supports a maximum 32GBs .

I don't know why they would make bad advertising. Anyway, i can assure you this. You just need to use some application like EaseUS Partition Manager and format it to FAT32, since windows can't do it. And that's it.

darkhazuki

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Re: Review: The GPD G5A
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2015, 01:14:47 am »
This device Suport Micro SD 64GBs???

Yes.

I'm guessing because in all the descriptions I think the Internet report that it supports a maximum 32GBs .

I don't know why they would make bad advertising. Anyway, i can assure you this. You just need to use some application like EaseUS Partition Manager and format it to FAT32, since windows can't do it. And that's it.
I Undertand! So i can buy and use?The Load times on the games work fine?
Shenmue is the Best Game EVER of the World.
End of Discussion!

tiagao_extremo

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Re: Review: The GPD G5A
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2015, 01:37:10 am »
I Undertand! So i can buy and use?The Load times on the games work fine?

Yes, trust me. I've been using one Transcend 64gb Class 10 for almost a full year. No issues so far. Can transfer files with some reasonable speed and loading times seems to be just fine. Better than the sandisk 64gb i used before, that one wasn't that great.

raffyPH

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Re: Review: The GPD G5A
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2015, 09:47:30 am »
OK!

 CONS 1st....MANY

 After playing with my G5A for about a few weeks, here are my rants!

#1) BATTERY - opened up the device, saw 3500mA (or 3.5Amps)... that is a BIGish battery to start with but 3-4 hours only of playtime?? WTF.. my (not so)cheap chinese octacore 1.8GHz phone with 5.5" IPS display, could even do MORE!!!! maybe 5-6 hours playing is decent enough, if it could reach that long.... whats hogging all the power? ok ok some of you might not get this(and ill be saying this in electronics lingo) regarding the hardware button controller >>> WTF kind of chip/IC are you using?? 3volt TTL devices???? have you ever considered using LOW POWER CMOS??? how many milliAMPS(mA) does THIS hardware EAT UP? 200-400mA? even if device is at idle?? sheessshhhh!!!

#2) LCD display - another WTF ... REALLY!!!!???  but why not just COPY how PSP did it.. with a LENS?? at least my PSP has greater viewing angle with this CRAP of a display... why not go the extra mile and use IPS?

#3) analog joystick/s - another f*ck up here! what TRIMPOTS are you using? LOGarithmic and not LINear?? using an app to measure 'values', I get a 1.000 for FULL DOWN and FULL RIGHT, but only 0.8 for FULL UP/FULL LEFT. I WAS planning to buy an original XBOX 360 controller to swap the analogs, problem is that I left all my electronics equipment at home(a few thousand kilometers away, 9 hours of plane travel)...so cant do these at the moment.... so again WTF !!??? some PS1 games require FULL range of analog stick movement... what B*LLSH!T Component there!

#4) DPAD - OH THE HORROR!!!  :o "CLAK CLAK CLAK" f*ck! really?? aside from being noisy, I cant even get a proper DIAGONAL control of this sh!t of a controller... probably because the conductive "rubber" pads are WAY TOO SMALL to make proper contact to the board... and is/or MIS alligned even!

#5) USB charging - another f&ck up too??? why in the hell limit charging current HERE? some power bricks can do 2.0 AMPS!

#6) LCD frontal covering - DAMN!!!! I peeked at the bottom side cuz it was coming off a bit, and LO AND BEHOLD, I could SEE the LCD GLASS EDGE and some ribbon cable... oh f*ck but you could accidentally crack that corner up , if handled by kids??
I don't know... better NOT let them play...  >:(

#7) OTHER buttons - power/select/start/volume +/-    - well, I could live with that... really hoping they dont easily kill themselves after a few hundred presses... AT LEAST they are "hidden" and wont get damaged with device falling off from you .... HOLY SH!T   . cover that thing up PROPERLY!


the PROs I ONLY see are , HAVING rubber "switches" for L/R buttons, and not F*cking TACT switches (Q9)... No problem if those buttons get hit from device falling....

GPD TECH guys! I would really appreciate if you could ANSWER here, esp the hardware issues... OK?

to be honest, I GOT BORED using this device! LCD sucks! analog and Dpad SUCKS! battery life SUCKS!!! what else...

at least I got this sh!tty gaming device for cheap! around USD77.00



add your experience as well?  ;D

Broadway

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Re: Review: The GPD G5A
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2015, 04:13:39 pm »
Ive had mine for a while. The battery life is horrible it feels cheap in the hands and the screen is atrocious.
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Charliedontsurf

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Re: Review: The GPD G5A
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2016, 10:23:22 am »
Is the D-pad a frustrating dumpster-fire, like the G7?
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