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!!!
"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?