Lenovo Legion Go vs Steam Deck OLED

Lenovo Legion Go vs Steam Deck OLED


Model NameLenovo Legion GoSteam Deck OLED
Release DateOctober 2023Q4 2023
Price$699 (512GB)
$749 (1TB)
$549 (512GB)
$649 (1TB)
$679 (1TB Special Edition)
Where to buy?*Get the Anbernic RG405M from the Anbernic Official Store on AliExpress

*Get the Anbernic RG405M on Amazon
*Get the Steam Deck on Amazon
OSWindows 11SteamOS
Custom Firmware (CFW)Batocera
CPUAMD Ryzen Z1 ExtremeCustom AMD Zen 2
Cores/Threads6 cores 12 threads @ 3.2 to 4.9 GHz (Z1)
8 cores 16 threads @ 3.3 to 5.1 GHz (Z1 Extreme)
4 Cores 8 Threads @ 2.4 – 3.5 GHz
GPUCustom RDNA3Custom AMD RDNA 2 with 8 CUs @ 1.0 to 1.6 GHz
RAM TypeLPDDR5X 7500 MHzLPDDR5 6400 MHz
Internal Storage Size512GB/1TB512GB/1TB
Internal Storage TypePCIe 4 NVMe SSDPCIe 3 NVMe SSD
Internal Storage Speed
Expandable StoragemicroSD (up to 2TB)microSD (max 1TB)
Expandable Storage Speed
Width299 mm298 mm
Height131 mm117 mm
Depth41 mm50 mm
ColorsShadow BlackBlack/Translucent Black (Special Edition only)
Shoulder / Trigger Buttons Analog L2/R2 with hall sensor Analog L2/R2
Analog SticksDual with L3/R3 and hall sensorDual with L3/R3
Rumble / vibration
Battery Capacity49.2 Wh50 Wh
Fast Charging 45 Watt
Avg. Battery Life (tested)1 to 3 hours2.5 to 12 hours
Size (inches)8.80000000000000077.4
Resolution2560 x 16001280 x 800
Aspect Ratio16:1016:10
Display TypeIPSOLED
Max Brightness500 nits1000 nits
Refresh Rate144 Hz90 Hz
ProtectionOCA laminated screenOCA laminated screen
Screen to body ratio
Pixel Density
Wi-FiWi-Fi 6EWi-Fi 6E
3.5mm Headphone Jack
TV Output via USB 4 via USB Type C
Ports2 x USB 41 x USB Type C
Other featuresDetachable controllers, kickstand, programmable buttons, RGB lighting, right controllers works as a mouseHaptic feedback, capacitative touch trackpads, 4 additional grip buttons, supports Docking Station
Nintendo Entertainment System Excellent Excellent
Super Nintendo Entertainment System Excellent Excellent
Sega Saturn Excellent Excellent
PlayStation 1 Excellent Excellent
Nintendo 64 Excellent Excellent
Sega Dreamcast Excellent Excellent
PlayStation 2 Excellent Excellent
Game Boy Advance Excellent Excellent
Nintendo GameCube Excellent Excellent
Nintendo DS Excellent Excellent
PlayStation Portable Excellent Excellent
Nintendo Wii Excellent Excellent
PlayStation 3 Excellent Excellent
Nintendo Wii U Excellent Excellent
Compatibility Sheet
Passmark CPU Mark26087
Geekbench 6Single-core: 2148
Multi-core: 10565
Geekbench 5Single-core: 1956
Multi-core: 10917
Cinebench R23Single-core: 1779
Multi-core: 14960
3DMarkNight Raid: 27826
Fire Strike: 7590
Time Spy: 3346

Advantages of Lenovo Legion Go

  • Larger 8.8 inch screen.
  • Display is double the resolution of the screen on the Steam Deck OLED and has a 144 Hz refresh rate.
  • More powerful CPU and GPU.
  • Faster RAM and SSD.
  • Right detachable controller can work like a mouse in the FPS mode.
  • Runs on Windows 11. You can use it as a secondary productivity device.
  • Comes with a built in kickstand!
  • Hall sensor controls.

Advantages of Steam Deck OLED

  • The most expensive Steam Deck OLED is still cheaper than the 512GB version of the Legion Go.
  • Quieter.
  • Much brighter and vibrant display.
  • Slightly more compact than the Legion Go (the Steam Deck OLED is still considered a big device and it is not in any way a pocketable device).
  • Runs on SteamOS – much more suited for gaming.
  • At lower TDP, it performs better and has way better battery life.
  • Dual touchpads.
  • Faster charging.
  • More comfortable and better ergonomics.


Go for the Legion Go if you enjoy playing FPS and having the most powerful handheld with the biggest screen is your priority. However, if you are looking for a tried and tested device with an OLED screen, then go for the Steam Deck OLED. Either way, both are great devices and you can’t go wrong with either one.

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