Retroid Pocket 2S

The Retroid Pocket 2S shines for its price tag – under $100.

Retroid Pocket 2S Specs

  • CPU: Unisoc Octa-core T610
  • GPU: Mali G52MC2
  • Display: 3.5 inch IPS screen, 640 x 480 pixels, touchscreen
  • RAM: 3GB LPDDR4x
  • Storage: 32GB EMMC, expandable via Micro SD card slot
  • Input: Hall effect joysticks, touchscreen
  • Battery: 4000mAh
  • Ports: USB-C 2.0, micro-HDMI out, 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Wireless: Bluetooth 5.0, dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4GHz and 5.0GHz)
  • Audio: 3.5mm headphone jack
  • OS: Android 11.0
  • Dimensions: 4.5 x 3.2 x 1.1 inches
  • Weight: 7.05 ounces (199.86 grams)

At the heart of the Retroid Pocket 2S lies a powerful Unisoc Octa-core T610 processor, coupled with Mali G52MC2 graphics. The Unisoc T610 processor and Mali G52MC2 graphics handle most retro games effortlessly.

With 3GB of LPDDR4x RAM, the Retroid Pocket 2S has more than enough memory to manage multiple applications and games at once, ensuring that switching between them is a breeze. The 32GB of onboard storage means you have plenty of room to store your favorite games and apps.

And if you find yourself needing more space, the storage is expandable, allowing you to carry even more of your gaming library with you.

Should You Buy It?

Wondering if the Retroid Pocket 2S is worth your money? If you’re the type who enjoys setting up your gaming gear, then absolutely. Despite needing to source your own games, this device won’t disappoint.

It may not handle every game out there, especially more demanding ones from the PS2 or GameCube era, without some adjustments. But for under $100, it opens up a vast library of games from the PS1 era and before, offering solid performance and quality for its price point.

If nostalgia is what you’re after, the Minyoo Mini Plus+ could also catch your eye. For those craving a bigger screen or more power, the Retroid Pocket 4/4 Pro is an upgrade worth considering. And for the ultimate in handheld gaming, the Steam Deck OLED offers top-tier emulation on a stunning OLED screen.

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