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Anbernic RG503: Working On The Review

Review Posted:  https://www.retrokezins.com/2022/06/anbernic-rg503-review-stock-os.html  I should be posting my review and notes on the Anbernic RG503 this upcoming weekend in a couple days. So far,  I honestly like it more than I thought I would and my score is leaning towards somewhere between a 7/10 and 8/10... For the price of around $135, I'm not overjoyed but I'm not disappointed with the purchase.  At the moment. I'd recommend it for the following:  ARCADE/Lynx/Atari 2600/PC Engine/NES/SNES/GBA/Virtual Boy/SMS/GG/32X/Mega Drive/Sega CD/PS1/Watching Videos I do NOT think it's a good option for the following:  DS/N64/PSP/Saturn The things I do like about it so far is the screen (despite below average upscaling options), Connectivity Options, Watching Videos on it and the size. 

My Anbernic RG503 Is Arriving Tomorrow

 I had originally taken a soft pass on getting the Anbernic RG503 but changed my mind and decided to give the handheld a look. Perhaps it was the latest RetroArena video that changed my mind plus the fact that I like the look of the 353P even less than this one... https://www.retrokezins.com/2022/05/why-anbernic-rg503-gets-pass-from-me.html Regardless, I'll be checking it out this week and posting my impressions on it. I don't expect to like this handheld but I have surprised myself in the past with some buys. The OLED screen will likely be the main thing I like about this one. 

Why The Anbernic RG-503 Gets A Soft Pass From Me

Anbernic RG-503 https://anbernic.com/products/anbernic-rg503 I thought about picking up the latest Anbernic handheld but there's just not any need for it in my mind. I think it could be a decent or average option for newcomers to the retro handheld scene though. The big plus of the RG-503 is this is the first handheld in this class that uses an OLED screen (very likely the same exact screen that was on the Vita) and they did finally use a different SoC than the played out RK3326 devices but performance-wise you still aren't getting enough of an upgrade to be worth the $150 and up this is selling for. I'm hoping this translates into other future handhelds jumping on the OLED screens. The biggest issue I have with the RG-503 is that the Retroid Pocket 2 Plus is a lot more powerful and useful at $50 less. The RG503 ends up being sort of an oddball handheld that's lost somewhere between low end budget devices and mid-level handhelds. The other issue is that the RG-503 is s