ONEXPLAYER 2 vs Steam Deck

ONEXPLAYER 2 vs Steam Deck


Model NameONEXPLAYER 2Steam Deck
BrandOne NetbookValve
Release DateMarch 2023February 2022
Price$899 – $1299$349 (Base)
$399 (Mid)
$449 (High)
Where to buy?*Get the ONEXPLAYER 2 from the ONEXPLAYER Official Store on AliExpress

*Get the ONEXPLAYER 2 on Amazon
*Get the Steam Deck on Amazon
OSWindows 11SteamOS
Custom Firmware (CFW)HoloISOBatocera
CPUAMD Ryzen 6800UCustom AMD Zen 2
Cores/Threads8 cores 16 threads @ 2.7 to 4.7 GHz4 Cores 8 Threads @ 2.4 – 3.5 GHz
GPUAMD Radeon 680M @ 2.2 GHzCustom AMD RDNA 2 with 8 CUs @ 1.0 to 1.6 GHz
RAM TypeLPDDR5X 6400 MHzLPDDR5 5500 MHz
Internal Storage Size512GB/1TB/2TB64GB/256GB/512GB
Internal Storage TypePCIe 4 NVMe SSDeMMC (Base)
PCIe 3 NVMe SSD (Mid/High)
Internal Storage Speed
Expandable StoragemicroSDmicroSD (max 1TB)
Expandable Storage Speed
Width310 mm298 mm
Height127 mm117 mm
Depth22.5 mm49 mm
ColorsMidnight Black/Sonic WhiteBlack
Shoulder / Trigger Buttons Analog L2/R2 Analog L2/R2
Analog SticksDual with L3/R3Dual with L3/R3
Rumble / vibration
Battery Capacity65.5 Wh5200 mAh
Fast Charging
Avg. Battery Life (tested)2 hours2.5 hours
Size (inches)8.47
Resolution2560 x 16001280 x 800
Aspect Ratio16:1016:10
Display TypeIPSIPS
Max Brightness350 nits400 nits
Refresh Rate60 Hz
ProtectionOCA laminated screen
Screen to body ratio
Pixel Density
Wi-FiWi-Fi 6Wi-Fi 5
3.5mm Headphone Jack
TV Output via USB Type C via USB Type C
Ports1 x USB 4
1 x USB 3.2 Type A
1 x USB Type C
1 x USB Type C
Other featuresKickstand, detachable controllers, speakers tuned by Harman AudioEFXHaptic 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 Mark20581
Geekbench 6Single-core: 1715
Multi-core: 7066
Single-core: 1278
Multi-core: 4365
Geekbench 5Single-core: 1517
Multi-core: 7335
Single-core: 849
Multi-core: 3592
Cinebench R23Single-core: 1497
Multi-core: 10507
Single-core: 975
Multi-core: 4359

Advantages of ONEPLAYER 2

  • Newer device with Windows 11.
  • Faster storage running on PCIe 4 (Steam Deck is running only on PCIe 3).
  • Bigger screen with much higher resolution at 2560 x 1600 (vs 1280 x 800 on the Steam Deck).
  • Better connectivity options with an additional USB Type A and USB 4.
  • Comes with a built in kickstand.

Advantages of Steam Deck

  • Half the price of the ONEXPLAYER 2 but offering almost similar performance.
  • Slightly more compact.
  • Touchpads more suitable for FPS.


Similar to our comparison between the Steam Deck and GPD Win 4, we feel that the Steam Deck is a better product due to its price and perception as the benchmark for handheld consoles. The ONEXPLAYER 2 is a great handheld if you must get the latest and most powerful device and money is not a concern. If not, then you can’t go wrong going with the Steam Deck.

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