GKD Pixel

GKD Pixel

Specification

General
Model NameGKD Pixel
BrandGKD
Release DateQ1 2024
Price$90
Where to buy?*Get the GKD Pixel on AliExpress
Software
OS
Launcher
Custom Firmware (CFW)MinUI
System
CPUIngenic x1830
Cores/Threads1 core 1 thread @ 1.5 GHz
GPU
RAM128MB
RAM TypeDDR2
Storage
Internal Storage Size(using microSD slot)
Internal Storage Type
Internal Storage Speed
Expandable StoragemicroSD
Expandable Storage Speed
Body
Width80 mm
Height56 mm
Depth18 mm
Weight107g
MaterialAluminium
SpeakersMono
ColorsBlack/Blue/Red/Green/Mecha Purple
Shoulder / Trigger Buttons
Analog Sticks
Rumble / vibration
Battery
Battery Capacity1300 mAh
Fast Charging
Avg. Battery Life (tested)3 to 4 hours
Display
Size (inches)2.4
Resolution320 x 240
Aspect Ratio4:3
Display TypeIPS
Touchscreen
Max Brightness
Refresh Rate
Protection
Screen to body ratio
Pixel Density
Connectivity
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Network
3.5mm Headphone Jack
TV Output
Ports1 x USB Type C
Others
Miscellaneous
Other features
Performance
Nintendo Entertainment System Excellent
Super Nintendo Entertainment System Excellent
Sega Saturn
PlayStation 1 Excellent
Nintendo 64 Poor
Sega Dreamcast Poor
PlayStation 2 Poor
Game Boy Advance Excellent
Nintendo GameCube Poor
Nintendo DS
PlayStation Portable Poor
Nintendo Wii Poor
PlayStation 3 Poor
Nintendo Wii U Poor
Compatibility Sheet
Benchmarks
Passmark CPU Mark
Geekbench 6
Geekbench 5
Antutu
Cinebench R23
3DMark

Pros

  • Fills a niche market of mini handhelds.
  • Metal casing feels premium. Comes with a cool battery life indicator on the right side.
  • Comes with 5 color options.
  • Able to emulate up to PlayStation 1. Most games will run well without performance issues.
  • Good D-pad – low false diagonals and great for fighting games.
  • Decent mono speaker.
  • Supports the MinUI custom firmware if you want a better experience than stock firmware.

Cons

  • IPS screen has limited viewing angle. Visible light bleed at max brightness.
  • Screen has limited brightness range – not bright enough to play outdoors, not dim enough to play in the dark.
  • Buttons are loud, too loud.
  • As with other mini handhelds, do not expect comfort to be one of this device’s strength.
  • Pricey compared to competition.

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