Author Topic: RG-300 V2, IPS screen and where to buy  (Read 4102 times)

Nikojiro (OP)

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RG-300 V2, IPS screen and where to buy
« on: September 04, 2019, 04:20:56 pm »
Hi,

Can someone confirm the RG-300 V2 is the same device but with an IPS screen? What is the version number on the motherboard?

Where can I buy it?

I very much like my RG-300 but an IPS upgrade would make it even better.

Jutleys

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Re: RG-300 V2, IPS screen and where to buy
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2019, 04:48:00 pm »
You can't buy them with IPS unless you buy a anniversary edition and swap the screens out i have a IPS version on ebay for sale.

rg300-13

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Re: RG-300 V2, IPS screen and where to buy
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2019, 02:54:18 pm »
maybe it's a good idea to wait for this one:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000112234837.html

as it looks like, sale will start soon, thats some great news. as far i know the grey rg300 units with dark gray circle around right buttons is of course the IPS version. Motherboard is revision 1.3. I own this device and have no problems with view angle or something.
If i knew 2 weeks ago about RG350 release, i'd waited for it.

DJM

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Re: RG-300 V2, IPS screen and where to buy
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2019, 04:10:55 pm »
as far i know the grey rg300 units with dark gray circle around right buttons is of course the IPS version.

It's not, that's just a cosmetic change, the screen and the hardware is exactly the same. There's no RG-300 with IPS screen (of course without you modified it by yourself).

sonicboy

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Re: RG-300 V2, IPS screen and where to buy
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2019, 08:52:35 am »
I've heard in YouTube review the v2 has a little different screen (no IPS tough).The V2 has a cleaner scrren apparently but less brightful.
I've bought a RG-300 from retromimi and it's a v2. I think the V1 is not available anymore.


b8729985

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Re: RG-300 V2, IPS screen and where to buy
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2019, 01:42:50 pm »
It's not, that's just a cosmetic change, the screen and the hardware is exactly the same. There's no RG-300 with IPS screen (of course without you modified it by yourself).
I can't prove exactly what kind of screen it is, but there are definitely different screens being used in the "v2" RG300s with the grey circle around the face buttons. There's a comparison between them in this video:
https://youtu.be/fVFevr67AZY?t=205

DJM

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Re: RG-300 V2, IPS screen and where to buy
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2019, 02:28:39 pm »
I can't prove exactly what kind of screen it is, but there are definitely different screens being used in the "v2" RG300s with the grey circle around the face buttons. There's a comparison between them in this video:
https://youtu.be/fVFevr67AZY?t=205

That's another thing. The first RG-300 units they produced had a rather bad display (it had a bad filter, very grainy). That was fixed in later revisions and now all the units you buy (it doesn't matter if grey or black color) have this better screen (I think it's very difficult you can get an old unit now, they are not sold anymore). As I said better screen, not grainy, but still not IPS, it's the same TFT screen as before with bad viewing angles.
« Last Edit: September 08, 2019, 02:34:58 pm by DJM »

Nikojiro (OP)

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Re: RG-300 V2, IPS screen and where to buy
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2019, 09:47:40 am »
Well actually Anbernic started to offer a new revision of the RG-300 on their AliExpress shop, this time with an IPS screen. I got one for 52 EUR with the current sitewide sale, which is an OK deal. I really love my 300, an IPS upgrade will make it even better.

Here's the link: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000170430453.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.77df4c4dE0HebL.

quadjfet

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Re: RG-300 V2, IPS screen and where to buy
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2019, 09:29:26 pm »
Well actually Anbernic started to offer a new revision of the RG-300 on their AliExpress shop, this time with an IPS screen. I got one for 52 EUR with the current sitewide sale, which is an OK deal. I really love my 300, an IPS upgrade will make it even better.

Here's the link: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000170430453.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.77df4c4dE0HebL.

Nikojiro, seems very interesting! When you, or anyone else receives this item , some pictures of all four viewing angles of the screen would be very helpful to confirm it is true IPS.

DJM

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Re: RG-300 V2, IPS screen and where to buy
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2019, 08:31:38 am »
Well actually Anbernic started to offer a new revision of the RG-300 on their AliExpress shop, this time with an IPS screen. I got one for 52 EUR with the current sitewide sale, which is an OK deal. I really love my 300, an IPS upgrade will make it even better.

Here's the link: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000170430453.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.77df4c4dE0HebL.

I really doubt it's IPS. I bought my RG-300 2 weeks ago on the Anbernic store and they wrote on the page "now with 2019 IPS screen". It's exactly the same thing.

sonicboy

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Re: RG-300 V2, IPS screen and where to buy
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2019, 12:14:04 pm »
Well actually Anbernic started to offer a new revision of the RG-300 on their AliExpress shop, this time with an IPS screen. I got one for 52 EUR with the current sitewide sale, which is an OK deal. I really love my 300, an IPS upgrade will make it even better.

Here's the link: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000170430453.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.77df4c4dE0HebL.

I'm thinking the same. That would be the third revisions since the launch somewhere in june. What version does your RG-300 reads (is writtin behind the battery)

I really doubt it's IPS. I bought my RG-300 2 weeks ago on the Anbernic store and they wrote on the page "now with 2019 IPS screen". It's exactly the same thing.

Nikojiro (OP)

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Re: RG-300 V2, IPS screen and where to buy
« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2019, 12:45:36 pm »
I'll test and report. If it's not IPS I'll have it refunded.

CSX

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Re: RG-300 V2, IPS screen and where to buy
« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2019, 02:49:03 pm »
I'll test and report. If it's not IPS I'll have it refunded.

I've asked on Discord and Jutleys confirmed that it's an IPS screen and it's good. So I bought one yesterday.

LauweLoempia

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Re: RG-300 V2, IPS screen and where to buy
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2019, 01:57:57 pm »
I've asked on Discord and Jutleys confirmed that it's an IPS screen and it's good. So I bought one yesterday.

That's a relieve! I ordered one as the Ambernic store seems a respectable seller. Really looking forward to the large IPS screen and larger formfactor compared to the RS-97/Bittboy/LDK/PocketGo devices!  ;D

Nikojiro (OP)

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Re: RG-300 V2, IPS screen and where to buy
« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2019, 10:16:48 am »
Mine has arrived at the sorting center, so I should get it within a couple days, I'll report when I have tested it.

krisl

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Re: RG-300 V2, IPS screen and where to buy
« Reply #15 on: September 26, 2019, 08:20:02 am »
Received mine today. Viewing angles are excellent.

sonicboy

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Re: RG-300 V2, IPS screen and where to buy
« Reply #16 on: September 26, 2019, 09:57:37 am »
What about brightness as I feel my RG300 screen is not bright enough to play outside

TXIDRIVR

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Re: RG-300 V2, IPS screen and where to buy
« Reply #17 on: September 26, 2019, 05:42:39 pm »
Hey there,

Received mine today... Its charging, all I can say is: IPS screen confirmed :-)

Nikojiro (OP)

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Re: RG-300 V2, IPS screen and where to buy
« Reply #18 on: September 26, 2019, 10:23:02 pm »
Hey  ;D

Same for me, I confirm it's real IPS, and very nice at that! I ordered it transparent black, but I really prefer my grey one, so I swapped the shells, that's super easy to do, this bad boy is very well built!

I asked Anbernic if they would sell spare IPS screens, or know the part number (nothing is written on the screen sadly), so I and anyone who'd want could upgrade at a cheaper price.

I'll report if I get a positive answer.
« Last Edit: September 26, 2019, 10:24:48 pm by Nikojiro »

LauweLoempia

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Re: RG-300 V2, IPS screen and where to buy
« Reply #19 on: September 27, 2019, 07:54:09 am »
Hey  ;D

Same for me, I confirm it's real IPS, and very nice at that! I ordered it transparent black, but I really prefer my grey one, so I swapped the shells, that's super easy to do, this bad boy is very well built!

I asked Anbernic if they would sell spare IPS screens, or know the part number (nothing is written on the screen sadly), so I and anyone who'd want could upgrade at a cheaper price.

I'll report if I get a positive answer.
What is the screen brightness like? On the older models the screen was found to be a bit dark.. and unsuitable to play outside... is this one better?

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