Reviewing the Logitech G Cloud, a 2023 handheld gaming console that streams AAA titles from online services like Xbox Cloud and GeForce Now. As well as unboxing the Logitech G Cloud, we test out the game playing talents with Android hits like Genshin Impact as well as modern games like Atomic Heart.
The best bits of this handheld console vs the Steam Deck and Nintendo Switch OLED include the battery life and the cooling. Because this is an Android device running a low powered Snapdragon chipset, it can play games for around ten hours on a single charge. The Logitech G Cloud also doesn’t heat up because when it plays more intensive AAA titles, it’s all done via the cloud. And Genshin Impact doesn’t cause it to get toasty either.
On the flip side, that Cloud design means the console needs to be connected to the internet to make use of the online gaming. And as there’s no 5G support, you’re limited to WiFi.
So while you can take a collection of games with you on Steam Deck or Nintendo Switch, the Logitech G Cloud can only play Android fare if you’re offline. Not the best handheld console for flights or long distance travel then!
Logitech G Cloud Review Chapters:
0:00 – Oh yay another handheld
0:46 – What’s in the box?
1:13 – Design
2:51 – Android & UI
5:38 – Android gaming (Genshin Impact)
7:45 – Cloud gaming (Xbox Cloud)
9:29 – Display & audio
11:18 – Battery life
12:10 – Verdict
This Post Has 34 Comments
This is pretty much eWaste – at this price point at least.
Yeah I really wanted this for low end emu and streaming but I hey priced it too high.
Snapdragon 870 was a far better choice for this device even in 2023.
Now hear me out here. Xbox could make a handheld using the series S. Because the console is already really small just dismantle it and make it into a handheld shape with controls, add a battery and a screen. It's powerful enough to play all the latest games and still use xcloud if needed. Maybe crazy but maybe cool.
Possibly dead on arrival.
Is it just an old nexus tablet with a non-removable joystick case? 😂
This thing will become an attractive emulation handheld once the price drops by like 50%
So basically a modded Nintendo Switch?
When you're weaker then a switch but somehow cost more….
Bruh, with that price I can buy steam deck..
so with out a good internet, that machine is just a paper weight?
Price is a bit high, it shoud have at least OLED 60hz panel, maybe even HRR one.
For what it is, its ok, i see cloud gaming as a future, but display is crucial here, and it should have been an OLED one.
Still, good device.
cloud gaming should not even exist in the first place
oooooo time to wait for this to fail misserably and get it for cheap
If I slapped an android controller like the Razer Kishi onto my 2 year old Galaxy A52s (a mid-ranger not specifically built for gaming), these would be the tradeoffs vs buying a Logitech G Cloud:
Pros: OLED display, more powerful SoC, WiFi 6, 5G, up-to-date Android, more base storage, WAY cheaper (less than a third of the price of the G Cloud)
Cons: 0.5" smaller display.
So, nah. Hard pass. This thing costing the same as a Switch OLED is taking the piss.
but can just attach a controller to android phone
Seems a few years late to market
This vs a controller mod for your phone
This is worth $100 max. I use my old Razer Phone 2 and the Razer Kishi for the rare times I do cloud gaming. Can get an android controller and turn any half decent old phone into a dedicated cloud streamer.
That thing is plop
Buy this for this game 😂😂👎👎
this thing is is way to expensive for what it is. only a snapdragon 720g 💀
I comment and then it disappeared…..
Waste of money
Great video. Might have been tempted if it had Wi-Fi 6 and a cheaper price…
Rubbish. Maybe if they released this ages back ago it's worth it.
If its like other devices from Logitech that's it for security updates, you won't get any 😏
The price is just crazy for what it is… Why would you buy this for £330 over the base steam deck £349.00? you wouldn't.
I don't know what to comment, by I am never this early so I need to insert witty comment.
I like single mums btw
This video is so uplifting😘