PocketGo 1 is very, very weak and does not support the games I wanted to play. Anyway, I appreciate your opinions. I will decide between the GKD350h and the Odroid Go Advance. If you have more consoles, please let me know.
= Miyoo Max = Playgo = Powkiddy Q80
The PocketGo v1 (small, no joystick) is not only weak, it also has an awful screen (tiny + tearing). Still, I love its looks, specially the gray shell plus purple and black buttons.
The Odroid Go Advance... I'm in love with it. But you'll have to wait, it's out of stock and it will probably go out of stock again as soon as it's up for sale again. There's the Odroid Go (no "Advance" there), which is weaker than its bigger sibling but also has BT and wifi out of the box (the Advance would need a USB dongle for that). But now that you mentioned it, you could also go for a Waveshare Game Hat or a GPi Case por Raspberry Pis. Not to mention the Clockwork Gameshell
, which may (or may not) be out of your budget.
- Waveshare Game Hat + Pi:
If you like tinkering you can use a Zero W with it. If you own a 3D printer you can make shells for it. It's got a big, nice screen. It's also bulky and not a plug-and-play solution. Also, it's Pi-based: slow to start up and shut down. With a bigger Pi it can run a lot of stuff smoothly, but its price also goes up. Not to mention it's got a single joystick (no d-pad), 4 face buttons and L&R.
- GPi Case + Pi:
Zero W, there's an additional cart for using a CM3+Lite (horsepower, man!). No joystick. Nice screen. If you go this way, my humble opinion is to stay clear of LiPos and go to Ikea and get some LADDA 2450 batteries, work like a charm.
- Odroid Go Advance:
Lovely, powerful, unavailable... unless you go buy it from some ebay reseller (I've seen them for some 160eur, it's $55+shipping from HK). Big, nice screen (480x320), should do great for GBA games. I'll own one of these... one day...
- Odroid Go:
Smaller, weaker, yet kind of "more convenient" than the Advance. Also, cheaper and readily available. Way slimmer and lighter than the GPi. For your use case, I'd consider this one as a "backup device", if you get me.
Nice. Some will say "GREAT". Horsepower above average. No L2/R2, single joystick; that wouldn't really matter for what you said you wanted, but still noteworthy. One extra point to note: there's no fugly
branding on the front, I appreciate that.
- Playgo and family:
Cheaper than the GKD, a tad weaker. I think Taki made a video comparing the GKD, the RG350 and the Playgo... Yes, he did!
You're welcome, thank Taki
When I looked for the previous link, this one hit me in the face
. I said I was in love with the Odroid Go Advance. True. But I married the Clockwork
I wouldn't let this one out. You asked for "cheap", the RG300 is well balanced in my opinion (price/horsepower, spc if you get it at around 35eur). No joystick, nice IPS screen (despite the unaligned pixels, which I hate
). If you end up buying a GKD or an Odroid Go Advance you may also buy an Odroid Go or an RG300 for backup. Of these I've just mentioned, the RG300 and the GKD have external batteries, the others don't. I guess you can see where I'm going...
This post got longer than I expected and also took longer than... ok, I have to go afk as if my life depends on it
No time to check for typos, sorry!
Hope it helps, see you later!