The next generation of Anbernic Handhelds keep coming.
The Anbernic RG503 steps super close to 5" with a 4.95 inch super crisp OLED 960 * 544 display. Complete with a friendly interface and ready to play with the standard premium controls. Processor wise a step forward means the ceiling is still Playstation, N64 and Dreamcast however they play better and smoother and look great!
Moving up in screen size and processor but back to a plastic body makes it lighter and easy to hold/ handle. The contoured case adds to this and nice to see Anbernic taking a more ergonomic direction.
Size-wise, the RG503 is wider than the 351 range yet less than 1cm narrower than the RG552. The bigger screen is more immersive than the 351V and 351MP while the introduction of OLED makes everything crisp and colours pop! This OLED screen is the same used in the series 1 PS Vita which is still highly sought after. Micro HDMI and Bluetooth 4.2 opens up many options including BIG screen output and varied gaming controllers. To top it off we finally have 5G meaning we can start to explore game streaming options like moonlight.
The RG503 doesn't have a dedicated case, however, as the RG552 is less than 1cm wider, this 552 case might suit your needs.
We also maintain the standard features you would expect from a retro gaming console including dual micro SD slots, headphone jack, USB OTG so you can connect to your computer and a USB Type C charge port, a volume rocker to the right and the power on the left :-).
Our RG503 handhelds come with a 16GB microSD card that boots into EmulationStation and a 64GB secondary games card loaded and ready to play.
Performance-wise while some promote it as PS2, Wii and Gamecube capable, in its current form titles that would play well would be very limited. The upside here is that less demanding games can use upscaling to improve display quality. While thanks to a bit more oomph under the bonnet PS1, PSP, N64 and Dreamcast titles will play better.
Do keep in mind it won't play all PSP titles flawlessly along with the more demanding Dreamcast titles, so perfection on higher-end titles isn't quite there.
As an example Capcom II - The loop master 1944, not only looks amazing but plays considerably smoother than the 351 range of handhelds.
On the topic of oomph, the newer RK3566 Quad-Core processor draws less current and creates less heat, so the console feels nicer in the hand while you play for longer between charges.
The not so greats are;
The function button that's used to exit games is located under the console, however, this can be re-mapped to use the START & SELECT buttons.
The stock operating system is easy to use and looks appealing. For the more advanced user AmberElec, ArkOS and Jelos are all in beta release for the RG503 so exciting things lay ahead.
Electro Arcade is an authorised Anbernic seller and deals directly with Anbernic enabling us to provide improved QC, support and parts.
The stock micro SD card can be replaced with 128GB, 256GB or 400GB SD cards giving you room to grow your collection.Happy retro gaming.
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|Type:||Official Anbernic portable games console|
||RK3566 Quad-Core 64 bit Cortex-A55 up to1.8GHz 16GB RAM, GPU: Mail-G52|
||Retro Gaming Emulation, Android console
|Audio||Dual stereo speakers, headphone jack, HDMI
||Black, Bronze Grey, Blue
|Screen:||4.95 inches 960*544 OLED full view|
|SD Card:||2x external. 16GB OS Micro SD memory card. 64Gb second games card supports up to 512GB|
|Audio:||High-quality dual angled speaker stereo|
|Controls:||Same quality dual analogue sticks as used on Nintendo Switch and D-pad. Includes feedback rumble/vibration feature
||2.4/5G WIFI 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2
||USB 2.0 - Charge and file transfer
|Supported game formats:||20+ formats including Android, WII, NGC, NDS, N64, DC, PSP, PS1, Openbor, CPS1, CPS2, CPS3, FBA, NEOGEO, GBA, GBC, GB, SFC, FC, MD, SMS, GG, MSX, PCE, WSC etc
|Battery:||3500mAh with up-to 6 hours of battery life|
|Charge:||Type C USB charge cable
||Micro HDMI, WI-FI, 3.5mm headphone jack, Dual 3D rumble joysticks|
||19cm wide x 8.4cm high x 2.1cm deep|
What's in the box
1 x RG503 console
1 x USB type C charge cable
1 x Tempered glass screen protector
2 x Micro SD cards (16GB OS and 64GB games card)
1 x User manual
The boring stuff- Based on your screen settings, product colours may differ.
- Sizes may be slightly different based on manual measurement.
- Button and controller finish may vary depending on the selected model/ colour.
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Excellent little console I bought for my son who is really into retro stuff. Oled Screen is great, runs most games up to n64/ps1/psp without issue. Fast delivery and good experience with ElectroArcade also.