NEW ANBERNIC RG353PS
NOTE: Consoles shipped from China warehouse are the same to overseas warehouse, with English as default language.
About the rg353ps
Exquisite appearance, comfortable feel, let you fondle admiringly.
3.5-inch IPS full viewing angle, zero distance OCA fullfit/ 640*480
RK3566 Quad-Core 64 bit Cortex-A55, Main frequency up to 1.8GHz
Linux 16GB TF
2.4/5G WIFI 802.11a/b/g/n/ac,Bluetooth 4.2
16G (no game) ; 16G+128G (compatible 4500+ games) ;16G+256G (compatible 4300+ games)
Support 20+ kinds of simulator.
Supports Bluetooth gamepad and multimedia network playback.
High quality double horn stereo speaker.
Li-polymer 3500 mAh, lasting 6 hours
Supports dual TF card expansion, up to 512GB
Support built-in WIFI online fighting, HDMI，vibrating motor/Support 3.5mm stereo earphones/
Energy saving setting, Display brightness and other functional properties settings
length 21.5cm*width 10.1cm*height 3.5cm
length 17.4cm*width 8.1cm*height 2.0cm
I think the quality of the rg353ps is unmatched in this price point！
It is a good choice if you are looking for a retro console that is good looking, simple, portable and powerful enough to play n64, ds and even psp or ps1 classic games
Out of the box I was annoyed at the difficulty in getting the tf2 card slot to work. The included manual is for the sister device, RG353P. Its states (paraphrasing) - hold the power button for 3 seconds to boot into linux.... wut? This device is nothing BUT linux. So I ignored that instruction. Turns out, if you insert a card in the TF2 slot and power on the device normally it doesn't see the TF2 slot. If you hold it for 3 seconds, then it sees it... most of the time. Once I got past that, my next move was to use a better card in the TF1 slot... only problem is, finding the actual FW image online was impossible because Anbernic thinks this stolen linux/batocera clone is theirs. I found one but it didn't work. I tried a cfw, didn't work. What did work was cloning my original Tf1 card image. It took me two tries but I managed it.
Performance - N64 is basically a no-go with the stock firmware. Most games are unplayable. Disappointing. The other disappointment? Pico-8. They've got something really wrong in config files and while I found a fix online, that fix involves rewriting code over SSH and I just can't be bothered when I have other older devices that just work. Dreamcast works great as does PS1 and anything under that as you'd expect.
The screen is..... fine... I guess. It's not a true 4:3 screen so you need to throw a filter on to balance out the pixels. It's also not very bright so if you use the scanlines filter... it's too dark to actually see. "Retro" filter it is then because all of the other choices suck.
The stock firmware isn't terrible but this device could be a lot better with community driven cfw. Anbernic's decision to go closed source is bad for them, the machines they create and the people that love these devices. It's also quite ironic given the stolen nature of their previous devices and software. Because of this, this device is only marginally better than previous efforts. If you can live without Dreamcast, get an older cheaper device that has cfw support like the 351P running Amberelec. If you really want Dremcast I guess you could get this.... or just get something better like an Odin.
Fantastic device that is extremely comfortable to use for a lengthy periods of time. The device feels well made and has a lot customization that is incredibly useful
I had been warned against getting the SD card that is included due to the quality of it but so far I have had no issues with saving the games or of the quality of the games. I plan to eventually get some branded SD games to install arkos and the games on but for now this device works great straight out of the box
Pretty good for the money. I just wish it also supported ps2 games
This thing is awesome for the price. Been enjoying diving into all the old games I used to play. I definitely recommend if you love old school games on the go