GPD-XD Android Gaming Handheld Unboxing & Review (2015) – Gaming On Android ( GPD XD )
I have a soft spot for Android gaming handhelds and I found another one, the GPD XD. I received a free review unit – had to pay shipping and import duties. And must say I am very impressed by the build quality. It’s game controls are of a superior quality compared to many of the other Android handhelds. It features: Japan Alps Original 3DS analog numbs, a NDS type D-pad, Action buttons with Xbox 360 button lay out and Playstation markings, Japan Omron micro switched shoulder buttons. Which do make a huge difference when you compare it to its competitors.
Many games that support controllers recognize the gamepad – it is recognized as ‘XBOX’ – and the games often map to the buttons automatically. It is possible to map the physical buttons to on screen buttons with a mapping tool when games are touch only.
It comes with a universal simulator called HappyChick that enables you to play Superfamicom, Famicom, Nes, Snes, Megadrive, Genesis, Gameboy Advance, Gameboy Colour, Dreamcast, Arcade games, Sony PSP, Sony Playstation, Wonderswan and NeoGeo out of the box. It also features multiplayer network gameplay with emulators.
You can hook up the console to a HD TV through a HDMI cable, which is not provided in the case but available separately.
Size 155x89x24 mm
6000 mAh battery life
RK3288 CPU 1.8Ghz (A17 core)
2Gb DDR3 Ram
Mali T764 GPU
16Gb Flash memory
Micro SD card expansion supporting max 128Gb TF cards
Stereo Speakers incl headphone jack
5.0 Inch screen has a nice wide viewing angle and a high dot-pitch making it a pleasure to watch. H-IPS capacitive touch Hitachi 1280×768 resolution 16:9 aspect ratio. 1000:1 contrast.
Antutu benchmark score 47038
The form factor, build quality, quality of the buttons/controls and the nice battery life make this one of the top Android handheld gaming devices that I’ve reviewed/own.
Audio: 7/10 sounding a little thin
Build quality / materials used: 8/10
Price: 6/10 – it’s rather expensive; but totally worth it.
A winner in my book, before receiving this I had mixed information on the quality of the buttons but the unit I received just blew all doubts out of the water.
Website of the Shenzhen GPD Technology Corp.
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