|Type||Handheld game console
|Release date||January 2013|
|Introductory price||≈$140 USD|
|Operating system||Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)|
|CPU||Dual core, 1.5GHz Amlogic MX (Cortex A9 CPU, ARM mali400 GPU)|
|Memory||1GB RAM DDR3|
|Display||7-inch, 1024x600, five-point capacitive touchscreen|
2 × Analog Circle Pads
L1/R1, L2/R2 bumper buttons
A, B, X, Y buttons
Start and Select buttons
|Camera||0.3M Front Camera|
Mini HDMI output
MicroSD card slot
|Online services||Google Play|
|Dimensions||9.50 in (241 mm) L
4.77 in (121 mm) W
0.56 in (14 mm) D
|Weight||0.90 lb (0.41 kg)|
The JXD S7300 is a dual-core, 7-inch Android tablet and portable game console produced by Chinese manufacturer JXD. The device was announced in late 2012 and released in January 2013. It closely resembles Nintendo's Wii U Gamepad, but can act as a standalone tablet and handheld game system, rather than an relying on a main console unit in order to function. The device ships pre-rooted with Google Play and comes with several social applications and emulators pre-installed.
In addition to its 7-inch capacitive touch screen, the S7300 features four face buttons, four shoulder buttons, a start and a select button (on the side), an accelerometer, and a 0.3 megapixel front camera that can be used to capture photos and videos, as well as video chat. On the bottom of the unit is a small microphone for capturing sound and a MicroSD card slot for up to 32GB expandable memory. On the top is a 5-volt AC jack, a Micro USB port, a Mini HDMI port, and a headphone jack. The device ships with all of the stock Android 4.1 Jelly Bean applications, such as the stock camera application, gallery, music player, video player, and internet browser. It also has Google Chrome pre-installed as an alternate browser.
Like the previous model, the JXD S5300, the S7300 includes a special button mapping tool to allow users to play Android games that only have virtual buttons using the physical buttons, d-pad, and circle pads. The user can save, edit, and clear button templates and then open them back up for the game he or she has assigned them to. Also like previous models, the device comes with a list of emulators pre-installed and supports more emulators that can be found on the Play Store.
The S7300 was met with mostly positive reviews. Destructoid's Tony Ponce claims that it's "better than the real thing" and that it "has several features that trounce Nintendo's controller". Eurogamer's Damien McFerran says:
"The S7300 looks and feels a lot more expensive than it actually is. The design is clean and appealing, despite the fact that it is obviously taking visual cues from rival devices. The physical controls are excellent."
- Chinese Wii U GamePad clone is better than the real thing - Tony Ponce, Destructoid
- Wii U GamePad Android knock-off review - Damien McFerran, Eurogamer.net