A lot of folks often buy Android devices for the sole purpose of gaming. This is the reason why several manufacturers have been releasing dedicated Android gaming devices. The popular ones include NVIDIA Shield and OUYA however there are also devices coming from lesser known manufacturers.
Hong Kong based company JXD has several Android gaming consoles as part of its offering. It has the S7800 which is a 7 inch device that sports a quad core processor. There’s also the S5110b which is a dual core 5 inch device. The company also has the 4.3 inch S602b which uses a dual core processor.
Joining the gaming console family soon is the JXD S5800 which is a 5 inch device that uses a MTK6582 quad core processor. Aside from gaming it also has a phone functionality that supports 3G (WCDMA) Calling+2G (GSM) Calling.
JXD S5800 Technical Specifications
- Chipset: MTK6582, Quad-Core Cortex A7
- Screen/Display: 5-inch IPS Bright LCD, Resolution: 960*540 pixels
- Touch Panel: 5 point Capacitive Screen (G+G )
- Communications: 3G (WCDMA) Calling+2G (GSM) Calling
- Network: Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), built-in 3G (WCDMA)
- RAM: 1GB DDR3
- Flash: 8GB Flash, support external TF card up to 32GB
- OS: Android 4.2
- Games Support: Android games, 16 Emulator games (PSP, NDS, PS1, N64, aFBA (CPS1/CPS2/CPS3/IGS), Mame, GBA, GBC, SFC, MD, FC, WSC)
- Games Control: 5-point capacitive touch, perfect buttons control ,Gravity Control
- Buttons: Direction buttons, ABXY, Dual LR, Dual analog joysticks, select, start, Vol+/-, Reset, POWER, Home, Back, Menu and Mode switch button
- G-Sensor: 3 Axis Gravity Sensor
- Bluetooth: Support
- GPS: Support
- Camera: 0.3MP Front Camera, 5.0MP Rear Camera
- Battery: Built-in 3000mAh replaceable and rechargeable lithium-ion battery, Charge with 5V 2A DC adaptor or USB charging (slow)
The great thing about this device is that it will not only support Android games but a variety of other gaming formats as well. The other popular formats it supports are PSP, NDS, PS1, N64, and GBA just to name a few which will be supported via an emulator app. Since these games were designed to be played using physical controllers you won’t have a problem since this device comes with physical buttons.
One other useful feature of this device is that it has a phone functionality however reports indicate that only the 2G network connection works for AT&T or Straight Talk SIM cards in the United States.