The Anabernic 353 in an alloy shell with some tweaks.
The RG353 has been a successful handheld released in a P and V model. for the alloy shell fans, here is the RG353M which brings a nicer heavier feel to the handheld. Still sports the RK3566 and 2GB RAM while the shoulder buttons are slightly different to what were used to seeing. Android and Linux boot options? yes.
353M is slightly smaller than the 351MP and noticeably thinner by almost 3mm.
Visually the first thing we noticed was the Anbernic logo has finally been removed from the screen bezel. Size and weight wise make for a comfy little console.
The 353M comes in at 230 grams. That's only 15grams more than the 353P which is impressive given its alloy shell... and we don't lose Wifi, BT or HDMI out but gain better joysticks.
What games can the RG353P emulate?
Like the P and V it plays N64, DS well. Most PlayStation titles run smoothly while some Dreamcast titles may struggle. All the classics be it Arcade, Atari, GameBoy etc will emulate well on any of the 353 range of consoles.
PS2 and Gamecube are out of reach for the 353 range of consoles.
The 353M differentiators are the alloy body and hall sensor joysticks for greater accuracy. Compared to the 353V you have better spaced-out joysticks, a comfier feel and stereo speakers, while against the 353P it's the different heavier shell and joysticks.
Whether it's the M, P or V, there's likely an RG353 console that best suits you.
Being dual boot capable, you can turn it on and go straight into the Android 11 interface. In Android emulation, 2x resolution is achievable on games and consoles like DS, N64, SNES and so on.
If the TF1 microSD card is inserted into the console upon startup it will boot into the default Linux system that uses the Emulationstation and RetroArch interface.
You can switch between the two during the turn-on process by holding the Power and Function buttons at the same time.
Custom Firmware takes Anbernic consoles to the next level as they have a better interface and improved performance. The good news is that custom firmware like Jelos that's already on the 353P and V is also compatible with the M, so you can get the most out of your console without the wait.
The 353M is a tad smaller than the 351MP making it a good portable handheld console and meaning the standard 351 travel case is well suited to it.Happy retro gaming.
||RK3566 Quad-Core 64 bit Cortex-A55(4x A-55 cores), GPU: Mail-G52. Linux 16GB RAM, Android 32GB RAM|
||Dual Boot Batocera Linux, Android 11
|Audio||Upgraded dual stereo speakers, headphone jack, HDMI
||Black Transparent, Grey
|Screen:||3.5 inches 640*480 OCA|
|SD Card:||2x external. 16GB OS Micro SD memory card. 64Gb second games card supports up to 512GB|
|Audio:||High-quality dual speaker stereo|
|Controls:||D-pad and upgraded hall sensor dual analogue joysticks. 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
||Mini HDMI, WI-FI, 3.5mm headphone jack, Dual 3D rumble joysticks|
||14.5cm wide x 7.05cm high x 1.59cm deep|
What's in the box
1 x RG353M 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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Bought an Anbernic RG353M. Love it fast postage and the team replied quickly with questions about the product before purchasing!
Beautiful build quality, surprising capabilities. The metal shell is gorgeous, button feedback is amazing. The dpad is the best I've ever used, incredible for fighting games. The thumbsticks are tight and responsive. Between linux and android, the compatibility and performance covers everything I want. Linux is better polished and better for everything other than n64, psp and Quake, everything else should be run under linux. Switching between linux and android is as simple as rebooting and holding the function button. There are a few software quirks, and a little bit of retroarch knowledge helps solve any issues. Big fan of the stock linux OS, though there are plenty of other options available. Thanks electroarcade.
This is my first retro handheld and the 353M has lived up to my expectations. Build quality is excellent with a metal case and top quality buttons. The screen and sound is tremendous and will not disappoint. Learning how to add games was not difficult as you essentially drop them into pre-created directories in the correct format and boom, games are ready to go without a problem. Plenty of good sources online for ROMs (i.e. the games) themselves and Screenscraper.fr is the way to go to add game descriptions, ratings, box art and so on to round out the experience. I've had no issue adding thousands of games for Atari, C64 and PSX. ElectroArcade were fabulous to deal with and great with comms. Paul took the time to answer my stupid questions (many thanks) and my experience was he put me as the customer first. Easy purchase. Quick delivery. Packaging provided good protection for the handheld too, which shouldn't be underestimated. Top marks. If you want to check out a good independent review in addition to what ElectroArcade have online, look up RetroGameCorps review of the 353M. As a first time handheld, you can't go wrong.