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Pocket Go vs LDK Landscape

Screens

Pocket Go has a more colorful and vibrant, though smaller, screen. Clocking in at 2.4 inches versus the LDK Landscape’s 2.7-inch screen, the Pocket Go is visibly brighter and more dynamic than the LDK Landscape’s screen at first glance. However, the screen on the Pocket Go is a 30hz (30 FPS) screen, which due to the refresh rate, can result in some minor screen tearing on some games that try to playback at a higher refresh rate.

Speakers

Both consoles feature loud and robust mono speaker setups, with the option for audio output to either headphones or external speakers via a 3.5mm auxiliary jack, output in full stereo left and right dual-channel audio. The Pocket Go also contains an external audiovisual (AV) out port to display the video and sound on a television set, making the Pocket Go able to double as a home console as well as a portable console.

Price

The Pocket Go console retails for 49.95 USD at RetroMimi, while the LDK Landscape, which outside of the screen and joystick is almost identical internally, retails for 80 USD, almost twice the price of the Pocket Go, despite the only real discernable differences between the two of them being external.

Ergonomics

The Pocket Go, according to many reviewers, has better ergonomics and design choices than those found the LDK Landscape, with much more rounded corners for comfort and better button placement (people have complained accidentally hitting the joystick on the LDK Landscape when trying to pick the console up), as well as featuring more tactile and responsive buttons and a much faster response time on them when compared to the LDK Landscape.

Build quality

The Pocket Go is a decent bit smaller than the LDK Landscape in overall size due to the smaller screens, which leads to less cramping and better levels of comfort according to user reviews. While both consoles are well built, many reviewers found that the Pocket Go was much more sturdy and solid-feeling, while looking and feeling all round like a higher quality product than the LDK Landscape, despite selling for almost half the standard cost of the LDK Landscape.

Misc

The Pocket Go’s battery is locked behind the case and the entire unit must be dismantled to gain access to the battery, whereas the LDK Landscape’s battery is easily user accessible on the back of the console by removing the battery cover. The LDK Landscape features two slots for Micro SD cards, one is under the external shell of the console, and another tucked away behind the battery under the console, allowing for twice as much storage compared to the Pocket Go console. Both consoles can play Nintendo Entertainment System / Famicom, Super Nintendo Entertainment System / Super Famicom, Atari 2600, Atari Lynx, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, Sega Master System / Sega Game Gear, Sega Mega Drive / Sega Genesis, Arcade, NEO GEO, PC Engine / Turbo Graphics 16, Wonder Swan and Wonder Swan Color games flawlessly, with support for PlayStation 1 emulation as well.