Product Comparison: NVIDIA Shield Portable vs GPD XD Plus

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General Specifications
Shield Portable
XD Plus
About the Product
SHIELD gives you the freedom to play all your favorite Android games with new levels of precision, wirelessly stream GeForce GTX-powered PC games, blast your favorite music, and fly an AR Drone. You can even run the most popular emulators from your home library of retro games.
PPSSPP Emulation games frame rate promotes dramatically. You can play many games with full frames and without distortion, which can never be done before. With Built-in "key mapping", It can connect virtue keys with entity keys.Supporting entity key control for more than 1800 large Android games.
Key Specs
Screen Resolution
720 p
720 p
Game Sources
Nvidia TegraZone, Google Play
Google Play
Internal Memory
16 GB
32 GB
What customers say about "Key Specs"
NVIDIA Shield Portable Console
  • The screen is fantastic visually.
  • The screen is very high sharp and clear.
  • Graphics look superb on this.
  • This supports google play store right out of the box so all the apps and games will work right away.
  • Good portable gaming for nvidia games and good to watch movies and excellent sound.
GPD XD Plus Handheld Game Console
  • It has Play Store and all my important purchased apps from there available to download.
  • Has very responsive controls.
  • Loved the device. Really solid construction.
  • It's very solid build and as comfortable to hold.
  • It has beautiful display at 720p.
Size & Weight
2.24 in.
0.94 in.
6.22 in.
6.1 in.
5.31 in.
3.5 in.
1.27 lbs.
0.66 lbs.
Screen Type
Screen Size
5 in.
5 in.
What customers say about "Screen"
NVIDIA Shield Portable Console
  • Excellent screen.
  • Beautiful screen, games look amazing.
  • The screen is superb. The speakers are superb.
  • It is fast and has a pretty good 720P screen.
  • The screen is quite small for 720p.
GPD XD Plus Handheld Game Console
  • Has a surprisingly great LCD panel.
  • Great battery life and screen.
  • The screen is sharp and responsive.
  • Excellent screen size and resolution.
Multimedia Features
Multiplayer, Internet browser, YouTube
Multiplayer, Internet browser, YouTube, email, Photo, Music, Video
Expansion Card
256 GB
128 GB
What customers say about "Multimedia"
NVIDIA Shield Portable Console
  • The buttons are all sturdy and firm, feels very well built.
  • The speakers are powerful.
  • The gameplay is really smooth.
  • The controller and the screen is perfect for the size of my hands.
  • Runs android and right away you can start downloading games that you have already bought.
GPD XD Plus Handheld Game Console
  • The joysticks are responsive, and while the d-pad feels mushy, gets the job done.
  • HDMI output works well.
  • USB screen sharing works well.
  • Got L3 and R3 button which is very nice feature.
  • Android games runs very well I only tested 1-2 games they seems to be running fine.
D-pad, Analog stick, L/R trigger, L/R buttons, Power button, Start button, Home button, Volume buttons, Back button, A/B/X/Y buttons
A/B/X/Y buttons, D-pad, Function Button, Volume buttons, Analog stick, Start button, Select button, Power button, Button-mapping Function, Return Key, Home button, L1/L2/L3 Button, R1/R2/R3 Button
MicroSD card slot, Wi-Fi, USB, Audio jack 3.5mm, Bluetooth 3.0, Mini HDMI
MicroSD card slot, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, Mini HDMI, Audio jack 3.5mm, USB
7350 mAh
6000 mAh
What customers say about "Power"
NVIDIA Shield Portable Console
  • The battery life is brilliant for how much work this unit has to do.
  • The battery life is nothing short of excellent.
  • The device itself feels good, looks great and holds an amazing battery charge!
  • The build quality is great, long battery life.
  • Fantastic battery life, have gone around 4-5 hours without needing a charge.
GPD XD Plus Handheld Game Console
  • The battery life is as long as advertised.
  • The battery life is amazing.
  • It works great with a 128gb Micro SD and the battery life is wonderful.
  • Plays a load of items. Great battery life.
  • The battery life is excellent!
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty
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