The Android-based RG505 with vibrant colour options and decent PS2 emulation in an affordable handheld.
The Anbernic RG505 takes a big leap forward offering up to Playstation 2 and GameCube emulation. Shown playing God of War II smoothly means PS2 titles should be very achievable.
Android-based with Google Play Store pre-installed opens up a world of opportunities.
The RG505 spec is almost identical to the Retroid Pocket 3 (RP3). The key difference is the Anbernic screen, premium controls and finish. The RG505 also comes ready to play straight out of the box - so no upgrading or installing anything. Simply turn on and play.
Instead of the stock no-name cards, our RG505 comes with a quality brand name Lexar 128GB games card.
This Anbernic retro gaming handheld is Android 12-based with a number of advancements including a Tiger T618 processor, Mali G52 GPU, and 4GB of LPDDR4X RAM. We also have hall magnetic joysticks which are far more accurate and an inbuilt 6-axis gyroscope meaning you can control certain games by tilting the console.
Standard stereo speakers, 2.4 & 5G WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, 3.5mm headphone jack, micro SD slot for adding games and a 5000mAh battery for up-to 8hrs play.
Android means you get a touchscreen and you can also expect a similar Android interface as found on previous dual boot Anbernics.
Features aside the plastic shell now comes in some new more vibrant pastel colours including Turquoise, Yellow, and Grey.
...And of course, image quality is also vibrant thanks to the 4.95" OLED display.
What games can the RG505 emulate?
You can expect a good part of the PS2 library to be achievable, along with some GameCube titles. Dreamcast and Naomi will play much better while you can expect a large amount of Saturn titles and most consoles below this to play well overall.
N64 and PSP can both be upscaled meaning better picture quality and overall much better gameplay. We have tested a number of N64 titles at 720P and PSP at 2X upscaling.
||Unisoc Tiger T618 64-bit cota-core 2*A75@2.0GHz+6*A55@2.0GHz, Mali G52@850Mhz|
||128GB high-speed eMMC 5.1 HS400|
|Audio||Dual stereo speakers, headphone jack
||Gray, Turquoise, Yellow
|Screen:||4.95-inch OLED touch screen, resolution 960*544,PSP pixel to pixel display, 2x Rendering resolution support|
|SD Card:||1x external. 128Gb second games card supports up to 512GB|
|Controls:||Built-in Hall joystick, 6-axis Gyroscope Sensor. Includes feedback rumble/vibration feature
||2.4/5G WIFI 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0
||USB 2.0 - Charge and file transfer
|Supported game formats:||20+ formats including Android games (Genshin, Honor of Kings, etc.), PS2, WII, NGC, 3DS, PSP, DC, SS, PS1, NDS, N64, CPS1, CPS2, CPS3, FBA, NEOGEO, GBA, GBC, GB, SFC,
FC, MD, SMS, GG, MSX, PCE, WSC, N-Gage etc
|Battery:||Li-polymer 5000 mAh, 2.5 hours full charged, up-to 8 hours play|
|Charge:||Type C USB charge cable
||Support OTA update, built-in WiFi, streaming, cast, vibrating motor|
||18.9cm wide x 8.7cm high x 1.8cm deep|
What's in the box
1 x RG505 console
1 x USB type A to C charge cable
1 x Tempered glass screen protector
1 x Micro SD card 128GB
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.
We use a combination of couriers and Australia Post to send products quickly and safely. This usually takes between 1-3 days in Australia depending on the distance from our HQ in Melbourne's South East.
The MiniBeast ships safely in a wooden box within Australia only by express courier.
International shipping is offered for select products and destinations.
Price ranges from free shipping to over $100 depending on country and location.
For example 6 days to New Zealand vs 2 weeks to America.
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Electro Arcade takes customer service seriously, we obide by consumer laws providing local warranty and support. We are committed to ensuring that you receive the best product at a good price and that it works straight out of the box.
We test every console prior to shipping it out from our Melbourne HQ in order to ensure your purchase arrives in good working order.
Should you experience any issues with our products or the service provided, please get in contact with us. We will take care of this together ensuring a happy outcome.
Great little machine for emulating up to gamrcube and some ps2. Beingbandroid you can do a lot more withbit like game streaming etc. Recommend.
Electroarcade get a five star rating, excellent service.
The RG505 has great potential, but is letdown by the haphazard setup from the factory, requiring some tinkering to get the best from the device.
With a Linux device I would have purchased a custom card from Electroarcade, but this is not an option with an Android device.
Maybe they should offer a predelivery service for Android devices (for an appropriate price).
Will continue to support this business.