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Handheld Gaming Console brands constantly compete with each other for the market. Altogether, they provide hundreds of new models every year. Thus, the variety of choices is enormous. Use the top list (and the extended top 30 list) of the best handheld gaming console if you do not want to waste too much of your time.

We have checked reviews from hundreds of real buyers and compared many products from different brands. Each handheld gaming console was rated according to the price/quality ratio so the list features products from various price ranges. Nevertheless, read our buying tips and make your own research if you want to buy the right option for you.

Our Favorite 8 Handheld Gaming Console of 2018

Rating Image Name and Features Details
Style 4/5
Materials 5/5
Performance 5/5
Quality 5/5
Handheld Game Console 1. Handheld Game Console
Digital multi-platform device, can play on tv.
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Style 5/5
Materials 5/5
Performance 3/5
Quality 5/5
Handheld Game Console 2. Handheld Game Console (Best to Use Right Away)
Bigger screen, 4.3 screen not fun enough.
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Style 3/5
Materials 4/5
Performance 5/5
Quality 5/5
Handheld Game Console 3. Handheld Game Console
This game console has a huge amount of games.
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Style 2/5
Materials 5/5
Performance 5/5
Quality 5/5
Handheld Game Console 4. Handheld Game Console
Support tf card expand to 32g, support win2000/xp/vista/win7 operating system.
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Style 4/5
Materials 5/5
Performance 4/5
Quality 3/5
Jjfun Rs-1 Handheld Game Console 5. Jjfun Rs-1 Handheld Game Console
Built-in 152 classic retro games, including donkey kong, contra 1, super mario, pac-man and most of your favorite classic childhood arcade games.
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Style 4/5
Materials 5/5
Performance 4/5
Quality 3/5
Wznana Retro Handheld Game Console 6. Wznana Retro Handheld Game Console
Randomly built in classic games such as mary 3, contra, double dragon and maple story.
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Style 4/5
Materials 5/5
Performance 3/5
Quality 4/5
Kids Handheld Game Console 7. Kids Handheld Game Console
Super awesome classic games — these 168 classic nostalgia tv video games are all for the 80s and 90s representative games.
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Style 5/5
Materials 4/5
Performance 4/5
Quality 3/5
Handheld Game Console 8. Handheld Game Console (DIY Crafters’ Choice)
Clear full color tft screen with display scale of 16.
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№ 1. Handheld Game Console, Game Console 2.8 168 Games LCD Pvp Game Player Classic Game Console, Good Gifts for Children, for Kids to Adult. (black)
 

Style
4/5
 

Materials
5/5
 

Performance
5/5
 

Quality
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.8
HuonGoo 6.4 ounces
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The backlit function of the screen ensure players can play the pocket game console everywhere. Digital game system, the handheld game console is slim, portable and trendy, contains 168 popular games s: arcade retro games, football, sports, puzzle, arcade, shooting, action, racing, fighting games, adventure and more. Digital multi-platform device, can play on tv. High definition picture of the game, no caton. With powerful rechargeable battery pack, includes an ac adapter and a lithium-ion rechargeable battery.4-7hours of continuous game play.

 

 
Pro
Digital multi-platform device
The backlit function
Digital game system
Can be linked between
With powerful rechargeable battery pack
Con
There are literally no cons.
 

 

 
№ 2. Handheld Game Console, Portable Video Game Console 16gb 5 Screen 2500 Classic Games, Supports Multiple File Formats, Best Birthday and New Year Gifts for Kids Black
 

Style
5/5
 

Materials
5/5
 

Performance
3/5
 

Quality
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.5
Blue Mars 8.1 x 1.8 x 3.8 inches 12.8 ounces
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Handheld portable video game, killing time, playing together with friends on traveling or simply enjoying your moment alone, this handheld and portable game console is the smartest choice. Support up to 5 hours game playing and 70 hours music playing, release joy and energy during a trip or flying a long journey. Kids portable electronic games, besides games, your children can also apply the game console on music listening, video watching, picture storing, ebook reading and even photo taking. It is more than just a game player. Handheld games.16gb built in memory preloaded with 2500 classic games, no need to download games from computer, supports multiple game formats.

Bigger screen.4.3 screen not fun enough.

 

 
Pro
Handheld games.16gb built in memory preloaded
Bigger screen.4.3 screen not fun enough
Handheld portable video game
Birthday gift
Kids portable electronic games
Con
Looks good, but the performance is below average.
 

 

 
№ 3. Handheld Game Console, Loyalfire Game Player with 5 64-bit LED Lights 8gb System Portable Video Games, Supports Multiple File Formats, for Birthday Kids Children
 

Style
3/5
 

Materials
4/5
 

Performance
5/5
 

Quality
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.3
Loyalfire 1 pounds
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Power supply: built-in 1500mah high capacity polymer lithium battery for ultra-long standby time and life battery, recharging by usb cable. Support up to 5 hours game playing and 70 hours music playing, release joy and energy during a trip or flying a long journey. 5 inch tft ultra-thin cool design: this game console has a slim body.5-inch display, paint technology. It is only 6 mm in thickness, exquisite ultra-thin appearance makes you feel very cool. And body on both sides of the shell shape of the personalized design, fashion simple, durable look. It has four colors, and i hope you like it. Tf expansion: support tf card capacity 128mb ~ 32gb expansion.

Multi-functional combination: it is equipped with 3-million-pixel camera function, support as a web camera function, picture browsing, clock, calendar, calculator function. Video appreciation (avi, rmvb, mpeg, vob, rm, flv.3gp, mp4, etc. ) music appreciation (ape, mp3, wma, acc, flac, etc. Massive game support: this game console has a huge amount of games. Support fc / gb / gba / gbc / md / sfc / nes, and you can download all kinds of popular games through the computer, there are always you like a game. And with a cool marquee, perfect to enhance your gaming experience.

 

 
Pro
Multi-functional combination
Massive game support
5 inch tft ultra-thin cool design
Tf expansion
Power supply
Con
The manufacturer offers awful customer support services.
 

What is the defining factor when choosing a handheld gaming console?

If you are buying a handheld gaming console for the fist time in your life and do not really know much about it, you should always look carefully for user reviews from other customers. Learn from the experience of other people and try to find a handheld gaming console according to its material and assembly quality.

 

 
№ 4. Handheld Game Console, Portable Video Game Console 4.3 Inch Screen 653 Classic Games, Birthday Present for Children, Black
 

Style
2/5
 

Materials
5/5
 

Performance
5/5
 

Quality
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.3
Anbernic 7.5 x 5.1 x 3.4 inches 12 ounces
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Support tf card expand to 32g, support win2000/xp/vista/win7 operating system. Mp5 player / movie / camera / image browse / ebook / recorder funcation. Support neogeo / cps / gb / gg / sega / sms games format, can connect to tv play. 650 no repeat games inside, you also can download games with related format. If you find the bubbles or scratches on the screen after receving the retro game, just tear of the screen protection film.

 

 
Pro
Support neogeo / cps / gb / gg / sega / sms games format
Support tf card exp
650 no repeat games inside
Con
Not recommended for daily use.
 

How safe is it to purchase a handheld gaming console online?

Why there should be any reasons to worry? There are no risks in buying handheld gaming consoleon the internet, sine you can always get a refund. You can also check the reputation of a seller just to be sure that your handheld gaming console will be delivered without any problems.

 

 
№ 5. Jjfun Rs-1 Handheld Game Console for Children, Retro Game Player with 2.5 8-bit LCD Portable Video Games, The 80s Arcade Video Gaming System, Built-in 152 Classic Old School Games Entertainment-black
 

Style
4/5
 

Materials
5/5
 

Performance
4/5
 

Quality
3/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.0
JJFUN 5.9 x 4.5 x 2.1 inches 4 ounces
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Keep your kids busy: 3 x aaa batteries (not included), support up to 3-4 hours playing, create a perfect time of playing games. Great gift for someone: giftbox package, an amazing birthday christmas present to anybody who love old school games(kids, parents, friends). Play outdoor or indoor: can play during a boring trip or flying a long journey, also can play on tv and enjoy the happy hours with families too. Ultra-thin design: slim and protable mini size with confortable handgrip.2.5-inch display, durable look. English languages version, no accessories needed, easy to play. Tons of games: built-in 152 classic retro games, including donkey kong, contra 1, super mario, pac-man and most of your favorite classic childhood arcade games. Return to the fun and nostalgia of the 80’s.

 

 
Pro
Play outdoor or indoor
Ultra-thin design
Tons of games
Keep your kids busy
Con
It is good, but costly.
 

 

 
№ 6. Wznana Retro Handheld Game Console, Retro Classic Video Game Console 3.0 Inch Screen 638 Classic Games, Can Connect to Tv Play.
 

Style
4/5
 

Materials
5/5
 

Performance
4/5
 

Quality
3/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.0
WZNANA 7.7 ounces
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Please remove the insulating film before use. The play station has 508 built-in games and 103 games in the sd card. When you play the 508 games, there is no need to install the sd card. But install the sd card if you want to play the 103 games. Randomly built in classic games such as mary 3, contra, double dragon and maple story. Double-mode power supply.700 ma lithium battery/3 aaa batteries, long endurance and long- lasting power. Built in 638 distinct games, hidden expansion slot; support expansion game cards. It has mobilephone feel and mini ultra-thin appearance. You can enjoy it anywhere and anytime, such as ourdoor travelling.

 

 
Pro
Double-mode power supply.700 ma lithium battery/3 aaa batteries
Randomly built in classic games such as mary 3
Built in 638 distinct games
It has mobilephone feel
Con
You can find much cheaper products with the same functionality.
 

 

 
№ 7. Kids Handheld Game Console Retro Video Game Player Portable Arcade Gaming System Birthday Gift for Children Travel Recreation 2.5 Color LCD Screen 16 Bit 168 Classic Games(white Silver)
 

Style
4/5
 

Materials
5/5
 

Performance
3/5
 

Quality
4/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.0
Bornkid 4.3 x 2.4 x 0.8 inches 3.04 ounces
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Super awesome classic games – these 168 classic nostalgia tv video games are all for the 80s and 90s representative games. All the classic games are fun and challenging. As you are scrolling down the game list it really brings back your good old memories. Added value – you will get a beautiful camouflage silicone ring buckle for free. This ring buckle is specially made, not only cool but also soft and comfortable. Surprise gift for your kids – this iconic new game console is rare and best birthday or christmas gift for your lovely kids. 100% satisfaction and unconditional return guarantee within 30 days.

The benefits of gaming – the right amount of play so interesting and challenging games, can give the children a good relax in their spare time. More importantly, it can also exercise children’s thinking and logical ability. In the game clearance success, it also can bring the children full of confidence. Updated version – this is an updated version of the children’s handheld game console, which has various advantages of different game player. Therefore, it will surely bring full fun and surprise to its little master.

 

 
Pro
The benefits of gaming
Updated version
Super awesome classic games
Added value
Con
It is easy to break because of poor assembly.
 

 

 
№ 8. Handheld Game Console, 16gb5 Screen 2600 Classic Games, Portable Video Game Console,support Gba Gbc Nes Bin Smc, The Best Birthday Gift and Holiday Gift for Kids Black
 

Style
5/5
 

Materials
4/5
 

Performance
4/5
 

Quality
3/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.0
Blue Mars 7.6 x 3.3 x 0.8 inches 11.7 ounces
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Power supply: built-in high capacity polymer lithium battery for ultra-long standby time and life battery, recharging by usb cable. Support upto 5 hours game playing and 70 hours music playing, release joy and energy during a trip or flying a long journey. 5 inch tft screen: clear full color tft screen with display scale of 16: 9, back lit for play virtually anywhere. Just fine in kid’s palm, lightest portable game console kept in pocket. Let you enjoy the best visual experience. Multifunctional: can use as video player, music player, e-book reader and camera, more interesting than simple handheld console. Built in speaker with inspiring sound effects, unique high quality translucent material.3.5mm headphone jack, volume control, low power indicator. Birthday gift: slim figure, cool appearance, beautiful gift box, this is a good gift for any player. The best birthday gift or holiday gift.

Handheld game console: built in 2600 games, all original games no repeat; 16 gb operation system. Can download games with related format; support sfc+smc+gba+nes+bin+gbc games.

 

 
Pro
5 inch tft screen
Birthday gift
Handheld game console
Power supply
Con
It costs too much money.
Works inconsistently.
 

How to get a refund for a handheld gaming console?

Most of the time seller will return your money without any trouble. If you received a malfunctioning handheld gaming console, you will easily get a refund or a replacement. Nonetheless, if you value your time, we highly recommend you to thoroughly check the item’s description before making a purchase.

Should I get a handheld gaming console with a lifetime warranty?

The recommended warranty period depends on how often you use your handheld gaming console, how expensive is it, what company made it, and many other factors. Manufacturers sell their most expensive products with a lifetime warranty, while the least expensive handheld gaming consolemight be not guaranteed at all. We think that the best warranty period for a good handheld gaming console is five years.

What if a receive a wrong item instead of the handheld gaming console I ordered?

Getting a refund or replacement is very simple, so you should not be scared to order things from this marketplace. Its support service is very friendly towards customers, so you will never lose your money.

What should be the warranty period for a good handheld gaming console?

If you do not want to buy a new handheld gaming console or spend your money every time it malfunctions, consider a model with a good warranty period. Otherwise, you will have to waste a lot of resources to repair or replace it.

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