The handheld gaming segment is currently booming thanks to devices such as the Steam Deck and Aya Neo. While these handhelds are awesome for modern games, retro gaming however has a good chunk of devices of its own. Take the Anbernic RG351MP and Ayn Odin Pro for example. These retro handhelds are rigged to run almost all of our favorite childhood games. While you want to relive your childhood memories with such retro gaming devices, deciding between them can be quite a hassle.
Anbernic RG351MP and Ayn Odin Pro are two of the most popular retro handhelds that are currently available on the market, and in this article, we compare these two handhelds to help you pick the right one.
Diffference in Design Between Anbernic RG351MP and Ayn Odin Pro
There is no doubt that Anbernic makes high-quality affordable handhelds, and their RG351MP is no exception. This console has its standard horizontal layout where we get to see two analog sticks on each side, a D-PAD on the left, and the ABXY button on the right. Other than that, it has four shoulder buttons and a handful of connectivity options including 2 USB-C, 2 SD Slots, and a headphone jack. At the center of it all, we get to see a 3.5-inch display with a native resolution of 640 by 480. Altogether, the RG351MP looks polished and gives off a retro vibe.
Ayn Odin Pro on the other hand has a contemporary vibe to its design. The control layout of this handheld resembles that of an XBOX controller. The screen is also bigger considering its 6-inch IPS LCD with a native resolution of 1080×1920. As we are emphasizing retro gaming, RG351MP clearly has that going on with its design.
Difference in Specs of Anbernic RG351MP vs Ayn Odin Pro
The Ayn Odin Pro is powered by a Snapdragon SD845 CPU and Adreno 630 GPU combined with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. All this is powered by a 6,000 milliampere battery.
Anbernic RG351MP on the other hand has a Rockchip RK3326 CPU, and Mali-G31 GPU, coupled with 1GB of RAM and a 3500 milliamp battery. Clearly, the Ayn Odin Pro packs a great deal of power under its hood.
As users will be getting these consoles mostly for emulation, it is crucial to understand the systems they support. RG351MP can be used to emulate Gameboy, NES, SNES, and PS1 games without breaking a sweat. Odin Pro takes it up a notch as it can emulate games of up to Playstation 2 console all thanks to its beefy specs.
Priced at around 290 dollars, the Ayn Odin Pro is comparably pricier than the Anbernic RG351MP. You can get the Anbernic RG351MP for as much as 140 dollars, which makes the latter more affordable.
With both the handhelds offering an array of interesting features and amazing performance, we would rather leave the selection process to you. Anbernic RG351MP is affordable, has that retro vibe, and can run a handful of emulations pretty well. And if you can care less about the retro aesthetic and price, the Ayn Odin Pro will suffice.