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[Updated] Top 5 Budget Retro Handhelds for Gameboy Advance (GBA) Emulation

[Originally Posted on December 26, 2020.. RP2 dropped from List. RP2+ Added. RG280V Removed. RG351V Added. Images Updated.] If you are in the market for a retro handheld (ROM player), there are tons of options.  I f you are looking for a budget priced retro handheld that's specifically good at playing Gameboy Advance (GBA) ROMs here's the 5 I think are excellent options:  #1 Retroid Pocket 2 Plus $99 RP2+ The Retroid Pocket 2 Plus is another excellent option for GBA. Unlike the original RP2, the RP2+ is easy to set up which is why it's now my Top Pick for GBA play.  Retroid Pocket 2 Plus Review  #2 RG351P $80-$90 RG351P I'm not the biggest fan of the RG351P but the screen aspect is absolutely perfect for GBA games and they look better without filters on the RG351P than the other options.  Its a well built console that's perfect for on the go. The interface is simple and doesn't require a lot of knowledge like some systems.  #3 RG351V $100-$120 RG351V Despite hav

Who is PowKiddy?

*If anyone has any interesting information about the company to add, feel free to comment below. I'd like to update information as much as possible.  A lot of the manufacturers of retro consoles out of China are sometimes difficult to track down specific or accurate information about but fortunately it has become more available in recent times.  "PowKiddy" aka Shenzhen PowKiddy Network Technology Co., Ltd. translates into "Overlord Boy" or "Overlord Kid" in English, a character created by the company owner inspired by comics.  In its current form as a manufacturer, distributor and wholesaler the company appears to have formed in 2017 although I suspect it may have existed as a different company prior to this. It's often difficult to track down information on some handhelds as the lines between who actually designed or manufactured a handheld becomes blurred as they are distributed.  They appear to have between 11 and 50 employees based