Anbernic RG556

Anbernic RG556

Specification

General
Model NameAnbernic RG556
BrandAnbernic
Release Date
Price$175
Where to buy?*Get the Anbernic RG405V from the Anbernic Official Store on AliExpress


*Get the Anbernic RG405V on Amazon
Software
OSAndroid 13
Launcher
Custom Firmware (CFW)
System
CPUUnisoc Tiger T820
Cores/Threads1 x ARM Cortex A76 @ 2.7 GHz
3 x ARM Cortex A76 @ 2.3 GHz
4 x ARM Cortex A55 @ 2.1 GHz
GPUMali G57 MP4 @ 780 MHz
RAM8GB
RAM TypeLPDDR4X
Storage
Internal Storage Size128GB
Internal Storage TypeUFS 2.2
Internal Storage Speed
Expandable StoragemicroSD (max 2TB)
Expandable Storage Speed
Body
Width223 mm
Height90 mm
Depth15 mm
Weight331g
MaterialABS
SpeakersStereo
ColorsTransparent Blue/Black
Shoulder / Trigger Buttons Analog L2/R2 with hall sensor
Analog SticksDual with hall sensor
Rumble / vibration Dual X-axis linear motors
Battery
Battery Capacity5500 mAh
Fast Charging
Avg. Battery Life (tested)
Display
Size (inches)5.48
Resolution1920 x 1080
Aspect Ratio16:9
Display TypeAMOLED
Touchscreen
Max Brightness
Refresh Rate
ProtectionOCA laminated screen
Screen to body ratio
Pixel Density402 PPI
Connectivity
Wi-FiWi-Fi 5
Bluetooth5
Network
3.5mm Headphone Jack
TV Output via USB Type C
Ports1 x USB Type C
Others
Miscellaneous
Other features6 axis gyroscope, RGB lighting
Performance
Nintendo Entertainment System Excellent
Super Nintendo Entertainment System Excellent
Sega Saturn Excellent
PlayStation 1 Excellent
Nintendo 64 Excellent
Sega Dreamcast Excellent
PlayStation 2 Excellent
Game Boy Advance Excellent
Nintendo GameCube Excellent
Nintendo DS Excellent
PlayStation Portable Excellent
Nintendo Wii Excellent
PlayStation 3 Poor
Nintendo Wii U Poor
Compatibility Sheet
Benchmarks
Passmark CPU Mark
Geekbench 6
Geekbench 5
Antutu
Cinebench R23
3DMark

Pros

  • One of the most comfortable handheld you can find in the market today.
  • T820 may not be as powerful as the Dimensity 1100 on the RP4 Pro, but it is able to handle most that is thrown to it. Most of PS2, GameCube, 3DS games will run well.
  • 5.5 inch AMOLED screen is bright and beautiful. Again, one of the best you can find. Can get really bright or really dim.
  • Controls are generally good except for the joysticks and the triggers.
  • Quiet fans.
  • Full featured USB Type C.

Cons

  • Some would consider this an ugly device (personally, I think it looks fine).
  • The black RG556 gets smudgy easily.
  • Joysticks are bad and lack accuracy. Trigger buttons are stiff.
  • Struggles with Switch emulation.
  • Lack of RGB lighting.
  • Annoying software bugs.
  • Pre-loaded emulators are not up to date – you are not getting optimal performance.

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