Retroid Pocket 2+ vs Retroid Pocket 2S

Retroid Pocket 2+ vs Retroid Pocket 2S


Model NameRetroid Pocket 2+Retroid Pocket 2S
Release Date2022July 2023
Price$99$99 (3GB + 32GB)
$119 (4GB + 128GB)
$149 (4GB + 128GB + Metal Edition)
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OSAndroid 9Android 11
LauncherRetroid Launcher
Custom Firmware (CFW)
CPUUnisoc Tiger T310Unisoc Tiger T610
Cores/Threads1 x ARM Cortex A75 @ 2 GHz
3 x ARM Cortex A55 @ 1.8 GHz
2 x ARM Cortex A75 @ 1.8 GHz
6 x ARM Cortex A55 @ 1.8 GHz
GPUPowerVR GE8300 @ 800 MHzMali G52 MP2 @ 614 MHz
Internal Storage Size32GB32GB/128GB
Internal Storage TypeeMMCeMMC
Internal Storage Speed
Expandable StoragemicroSDmicroSD
Expandable Storage Speed
Width152.91 mm155 mm
Height81.03 mm80.6 mm
Depth20.07 mm28 mm
Colors16 bit/Retro/Orange/Indigo/BlackIndigo/Clear Green/Clear Black/Black/Retro/16 bit/Metal Edition
Shoulder / Trigger Buttons Analog L2/R2
Analog SticksDualDual with L3/R3 and hall sensor
Rumble / vibration
Battery Capacity4000 mAh4000 mAh
Fast Charging
Avg. Battery Life (tested)5 hours
Size (inches)3.53.5
Resolution640 x 480640 x 480
Aspect Ratio4:34:3
Display TypeIPSIPS
Max Brightness
Refresh Rate60 Hz60 Hz
Screen to body ratio
Pixel Density
Wi-FiWi-Fi 5Wi-Fi 5
3.5mm Headphone Jack
TV Output via micro HDMI via micro HDMI
Ports1 x USB Type C
1 x micro HDMI
1 x USB Type C
1 x micro HDMI
Other features1 x programmable button
Nintendo Entertainment System Excellent Excellent
Super Nintendo Entertainment System Excellent Excellent
Sega Saturn Average Average
PlayStation 1 Excellent Excellent
Nintendo 64 Excellent Excellent
Sega Dreamcast Excellent Excellent
PlayStation 2 Poor Average
Game Boy Advance Excellent Excellent
Nintendo GameCube Average Average
Nintendo DS Excellent Excellent
PlayStation Portable Excellent Excellent
Nintendo Wii Poor Average
PlayStation 3 Poor Poor
Nintendo Wii U Poor Poor
Compatibility SheetRetroid Pocket 2+
Passmark CPU Mark13802550
Geekbench 6Single-core: 426
Multi-core: 1312
Geekbench 5Single-core: 369
Multi-core: 1101
Antutuv9: 162595v9: 181377
Cinebench R23

Advantages of Retroid Pocket 2+

  • You can get one used for a really low price.

Advantages of Retroid Pocket 2S

  • The T610 is not a huge improvement over the T310 but it does allow you to play some PlayStation 2 games. PS1 and older consoles can also be played at higher resolutions than on the RP2+.
  • Much better hall sensor based controls.
  • More color options and there’s a metal edition too!


The Retroid Pocket 2S is a worthy successor to the Retroid Pocket 2+. If you are heavy on 4:3 retro games, the RP2S is one of the better consoles you can get in the market.

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4 thoughts on “Retroid Pocket 2+ vs Retroid Pocket 2S”

  1. Upgrading from the 2+ to the 2s and im beyond excited!
    So I preordered my 2+ November of 2021 for the original preorder price of $100 recieved pretty early in I believe the late weeks of January maybe the early weeks of February, but this was before most had a good setup guide available and I kind of just figured it out myself. After over a year of use the device capabilities were exactly what I needed and why I didn’t jump on the 3,3+, or flip even though they were intriguing especially with L3 and R3 capabilities. In fact the L3 and R3 capabilities are one of the main selling points for the 2s in comparison to the 2+. The reason I am finally upgrading is due to; the form factor, android 11, 2 additional buttons, and L3 + R3

      • …the 2+ is the same aspect ratio display as the 2S, so I don’t know what you are talking about. They are both 4:3 displays.

        • Allow me to explain. I know both are 4:3 devices. There are better or more powerful devices than the Pocket 2S but they are unlikely to have a 4:3 screen. I can’t stand playing 4:3 games on a non 4:3 screen. Hence the Pocket 2S is a great device if you are playing mostly 4:3 games. Hope this explains and happy gaming!


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