Retroid Pocket 3+ vs ONEXPLAYER 2

Retroid Pocket 3+ vs ONEXPLAYER 2


Model NameRetroid Pocket 3+ONEXPLAYER 2
BrandRetroidOne Netbook
Release Date2022March 2023
$179 (Metal Edition)
$899 – $1299
Where to buy?*Get the Retroid Pocket 3+ on AliExpress

*Get the Retroid Pocket 3+ on Amazon

*Get a case for the Retroid Pocket 3+ on Amazon
*Get the ONEXPLAYER 2 from the ONEXPLAYER Official Store on AliExpress

*Get the ONEXPLAYER 2 on Amazon
OSAndroid 11Windows 11
LauncherRetroid Launcher
Custom Firmware (CFW)HoloISO
CPUUnisoc Tiger T618AMD Ryzen 6800U
Cores/Threads2 x ARM Cortex A75 @ 2.0 GHz
6 x ARM Cortex A55 @ 2.0 GHz
8 cores 16 threads @ 2.7 to 4.7 GHz
GPUMali G52 MP2 @ 850 MHzAMD Radeon 680M @ 2.2 GHz
Internal Storage Size128GB512GB/1TB/2TB
Internal Storage TypeeMMCPCIe 4 NVMe SSD
Internal Storage Speed
Expandable StoragemicroSDmicroSD
Expandable Storage Speed
Width184.65 mm310 mm
Height81.38 mm127 mm
Depth24.23 mm22.5 mm
285g (Metal Edition)
Metal (Metal Edition)
Colors16 bit/Retro/Orange/Indigo/Black/Clear Blue/Clear PurpleMidnight Black/Sonic White
Shoulder / Trigger Buttons Analog L2/R2
Analog SticksDual with L3/R3
Dual with L3/R3 and hall sensor (Metal Edition)
Dual with L3/R3
Rumble / vibration
Battery Capacity4500 mAh65.5 Wh
Fast Charging
Avg. Battery Life (tested)6.5 hours2 hours
Size (inches)4.78.4
Resolution1334 x 7502560 x 1600
Aspect Ratio16:916:10
Display TypeIPSIPS
Max Brightness450 nits350 nits
Refresh Rate
ProtectionOCA laminated screen
Screen to body ratio
Pixel Density
Wi-FiWi-Fi 5Wi-Fi 6
3.5mm Headphone Jack
TV Output via micro HDMI via USB Type C
Ports1 x USB Type C
1 x micro HDMI
1 x USB 4
1 x USB 3.2 Type A
1 x USB Type C
Other featuresKickstand, detachable controllers, speakers tuned by Harman AudioEFX
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 Average Excellent
Game Boy Advance Excellent Excellent
Nintendo GameCube Excellent Excellent
Nintendo DS Excellent Excellent
PlayStation Portable Excellent Excellent
Nintendo Wii Average Excellent
PlayStation 3 Poor Excellent
Nintendo Wii U Poor Excellent
Compatibility SheetRetroid Pocket 3+
Passmark CPU Mark253620581
Geekbench 6Single-core: 460
Multi-core: 1435
Single-core: 1715
Multi-core: 7066
Geekbench 5Single-core: 1517
Multi-core: 7335
Antutuv9: 213115
Cinebench R23Single-core: 1497
Multi-core: 10507

The price difference between the Retroid Pocket 3+ and the ONEXPLAYER 2 is like heaven and earth. The ONEXPLAYER 2 could be 6 times more expensive but comes with higher end specs and features such as having the AMD Ryzen 6800U and bigger storage/RAM. What should be considered in order to pick one of the two?

Advantages of Retroid Pocket 3+

  • Significantly cheaper at only $149 vs the $899 of the ONEXPLAYER 2.
  • Runs on Android. If you are looking to use Android exclusive software/games, it will be easier to do it on the Retroid Pocket 3+ over the ONEXPLAYER 2.
  • It is a much smaller and more pocketable.
  • Much longer battery life and works much better as a retro handheld gaming device than the ONEXPLAYER 2.
  • Brighter screen at 450 nits vs 350 nits.

Advantages of ONEXPLAYER 2 advantages

  • The AMD Ryzen 6800U is the most powerful CPU you can find on handhelds today. This CPU together with its GPU (Radeon 680M) is capable of emulating up to the PS3. It is also capable to play most modern PC games at 1080p at low to medium details.
  • Runs on Windows 11.
  • Significantly more RAM and internal storage. Faster storage as well since it is using NVMe SSD.
  • Higher resolution screen.
  • Better connectivity options.


If you are looking for a handheld with great performance to play all the latest and greatest, then there is no doubt that the ONEXPLAYER 2 is the clear winner. However it is a much more expensive and bulkier. If performance isn’t as important and you are happy to be able to play up to 6th generation consoles, then the Retroid Pocket 3+ should be your go to device.

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