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[Updated] Review: PocketGo S30 Retro Handheld

[Originally posted February 2021... Since this time,  I haven't had much luck with the S30. The cheap battery ended up leaking and damaging internal components rendering the device useless. The defective battery is not an isolated issue as numerous people have reported this issue.  For that reason, I'm dropping my score down to a 0/10 in 2022 especially since the manufacturer has abandoned the device. There's no reason to buy one in 2022 unless you are just into collecting... Post Not Edited other than adding a 0/10 2020 Score...] I was not impressed with the PocketGo S30 out of the box but with community support and development, this do change quickly in the retro emulation game...  Score Stock Out of the Box - 3/10 Using RGC Setup - 6.5/10 In 2022 -0/10 Retro Game Corps S30 Updated Guide Originally I scored the console a 5/10 using the RGC setup but that setup has been updated and drastically improved.  Is it worth $60? If you have small hands I'd say so. It does have

Evercade VS Is An Interesting Option

I wasn't particularly interested in the Evercade handheld due to quality issues but the licensed cartridge collecting did seem interesting.  Now they are back with Evercade VS a home retro game console that uses the same cartridges as the handheld portable. Hit the link below for more info. The console does look good in photos so its something that has caught my attention.

PocketGo S30 First Look Review (Retro Handheld Game Console)

Score Stock Out of the Box - 3/10 Using RGC Setup - 5/10 This was a tough console to review. If there becomes a way to flash a drastically better Firmware in the future, it could be drastically improved. I plan to keep messing around with it in the future. There is potential here if something could be done with the OS and front end.  Screen: 3.5 inch 480x320 IPS CPU: Quad Core 1.2GHZ All Winner A33 CPU GPU: Mali400 MP2 RAM: 512MB Storage: External MicroSD Battery: 2600 The PocketGo S30 is 8BitDo/SNES aesthetic knockoff consoles out of China. I feel like at first glance the shell of the system is a lot higher quality of a build than the PocketGo and PocketGo v2 are but you are also paying more. Of all the systems I felt running Gameboy Advance looked and felt the best. Just between the awful speaker, light leak issues out of the box, a terrible front-end, I just can't highly suggest it. It sounds a lot better using headphones though.  Straight out of the box,

PocketGo S30 Portable Looks Sharp

The Pocket Go S30 first run is now available at  RetroMimi  for $59.99 and looks like it will go up to $89.99 after the first run. I've seen some reports of loose buttons but can't confirm that.  The game console looks slick and like a Nintendo produced product. While the form looks awesome and it looks like a decent system I'm not sure if I'm going to pull the trigger on it even at $60.  I'm going to think over for a couple days. Already using the RG350, RG350P and Retroid Pocket 2 regularly, I don't see much room in my collection for it other than the nostalgic look.  The specs are nothing revolutionary but here they are.  Obscure Handhelds has a good breakdown on the info.   Check it out: