NVIDIA Shield Android Console Review Round-Up




The Android console NVIDIA Shield is finally on the way to the first gaming friends and so did the first U.S. reviews for Tegra 4 dive console with Android on board. Here is an overview of what will keep U.S. colleagues from the device.
NVIDIA Shield Android Console Review Round-Up

The Verge

The Verge awards 7.8 points, a very positive rating for the NVIDIA console – especially from the display and the controls on the controller is done to you. However, it is not particularly enthusiastic about Android as a gaming platform – is also related to the fact that support for physical controllers often missing and the skills of NVIDIA Shield thus not fully come to fruition – maybe NVIDIA has their way here once pave for consoles of this type .

The Nvidia Shield is a fantastic first effort for Nvidia, a seriously impressive piece of hardware, and a chance for Android gaming to be taken seriously if enough gamers buy in.

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In a similar vein as The Verge also Slashgear skin – but here it is optimistic that NVIDIA will unleash a decent wave here that will bring not only broad support for physical controller in Android Games with it, but also plenty of accessories.

Deciding to engage with NVIDIA SHIELD wants to be less like purchasing everyday smartphone or tablet than it wants to be like picking up the sole hero device sold by a company that up until now – for several years at least – has been building a software and hardware ecosystem to support it. This is a moment in NVIDIA’s history you’ll want to be a part of.


Engadget also has not escaped the great display and just for gamers says Engadget here a buy recommendation.

At $ 300, NVIDIA Shield is a hard sell as a portable game console, but an easy sell in place of a similarly priced tablet. Sure, it does not have a camera, but it does offer extremely impressive PC streaming, along with wide viewing angles.

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Forbes-one is impressed by the battery power of the Shield – activated when absolutely sufficient 50 percent brightness and all services such as Gmail and Twitter has it for 15 hours and watched videos, the battery still has more than 10 percent displayed. Accordingly, positive is also the conclusion of:

SHIELD got me excited about gaming again, and it did accomplished across two vastly different platforms.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go enjoy some Skyrim in bed.


With Joystiq, we can now for the first time pronounced gaming experts come here in the Round-Up for word – and they are not sure whether NVIDIA can convince many people of the console:

Beyond servicing a niche of PC users looking for a specific kind of game streaming, it’s hard to imagine who the Shield is Supposed to appeal to. That niche will likely place did the Shield delivers on its promise – so long as they’ve Already invested in a Nvidia graphics card and a decent router, anyway. For everyone else, it’s an expensive novelty.


It runs like a red thread through the reviews: NVIDIA Shield may perhaps not be the most beautiful fish in the pond, but once the gamers hand, he is fascinated by the great port of the controller design. AnandTech is at least impressed by NVIDIA’s first attempt to establish a console:

Shield’s in-hand feel is really, really good. NVIDIA Seems to have nailed the device on the controller side, Which is no small task Considering this is Their first attempt. As a handheld mobile device, it’s definitely on the large side, but it’s hard to really say anything negative about it since this is an Entirely new form factor.

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Android Central

Even at Android Central believed that there is not a large audience for the console, but knowing that the NVIDIA (pun warning) led shields not in when you built the console.

The NVIDIA Shield Is not going to appeal to a wide audience, but I do not think it was designed to do that. It’s clear did NVIDIA had one thing in mind When the built the Shield, and did what to create a top-of-the-line gaming device did runs on the Android platform. NVIDIA Certainly succeeded, and for anyone looking for the ultimate Android gaming system has found it in the Shield.


At CNET one is also not entirely conclusive, what to make of the console. Great controller, great display on the one hand – on the other side of the test-Shield console to “bulky”, what unpleasant noticed in other tests. That may be on the couch at home or work, but so many such device may hold them off, always on the go who want it to.

The Shield Nvidia brings console-level quality portable to Android gaming, but it needs a longer list of compatible games before it can truly rival the Vita or 3DS.

Android Police

All testers were doing a little difficult with the support of the controller still manageable by the game developers. For hard-boiled Android gaming fans for Android Police, however, it is clear that you have to get this one, for $ 299:

… If you’re one of the few, the proud, the dedicated Android gamers, and you’ve got the disposable income, go for it. SHIELD Android offers the best gaming experience available for that small but growing subset of games did support it, and an impressive media experience for any video or audio content. With NVIDIA pushing developers and hopefully polishing the software, it’s only going to get better.

Finally, we can probably hold it in the Android console from NVIDIA – are significantly more shadow than light – especially for a first try. Everywhere it is mentioned that although a 720p display is “only”, but it is regarded in any way as a flaw. Instead, convince the brilliant colors and great viewing angles. It may be a little too bulky to it at any time to have the luggage and it is certainly not a device in your pocket, but gamers will quickly feel at home in the controller.

Was also often mentioned the possibility of the PC streaming. It is still in the beta phase, but could be a real killer feature – but a correspondingly upgraded PC required. To Taiwan, the post from NVIDIA probably needs a little longer, because of course, Sasha has also ordered the console home. Expected here, so also in the future a detailed review of us. Until then, we save where we look at the time on our hands-on video from CES:

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