6 Best Handheld Gaming Devices!

Best Handheld Gaming Devices

Ever wanted to give your kids their very first gaming device? Well look no further, as I am here to review the best handheld gaming devices you can give your kids, friends, family members, or just for yourself! Play your favorite games on the go with these fancy handheld gaming devices!

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1. Nintendo Switch

To start the list of the best handheld gaming consoles, why not start with the best one of them all? The Nintendo Switch is the latest device created by our friendly company, Nintendo. This handheld gaming device is one of a kind. You can play it as it is, and bring it anywhere you go, or you can play it in the big screen, kind of like a portable gaming console! Nintendo fans will surely love this!


  • Three modes in one: Switch from a handheld gaming device to a portable console in a snap via the docking platform
  • The included Joy-Con controllers give you total flexibility when gaming. Attach them to your Switch for a portable gaming experience, or remove them and use them as a controller when playing on a big screen.
  • Tabletop mode: Play with friends with multiplayer games. The two Joy-Con controllers can each be held by a friend and you can share the screen of your Nintendo Switch!

2. Nintendo Switch Lite

If you want the Nintendo Switch for a lesser price, then check out the Nintendo Switch Lite! It is basically the Nintendo Switch, but it will strictly become a handheld gaming device! Play wherever you go!


  • Handheld Nintendo Switch gaming at a great price
  • Optimized for personal, handheld play, Nintendo Switch Lite is a small and light Nintendo Switch system
  • Features a sleek, unibody design with fully integrated controls and a built-in Control Pad
  • Compatible with all physical and digital Nintendo Switch games that support Handheld mode


3. Jamswell Handheld Gaming Console

I’ve covered this device already on my 5 Affordable Plug N Play Consoles post. Why you ask? It’s because it’s also a handheld game! Who would’ve thought, right?

Anyway, this is a really great device. I really recommend this as a gift for yourself, or for your kids/grandkids/nephews/nieces/friend’s children/… you get the point!


  • Includes 400 unique, nostalgic FC games, the game can be played without repetition, take you back to the fun of childhood.
  • Includes a gamepad that can connect to the little handheld game console for two-player games!
  • The 2.8-inch LCD screen can be connected to the TV via the AV output! Enjoy playing your favorite games on your TV!
  • Its compact and lightweight build makes it easy to carry the device anywhere! Play at home, play at work, play while travelling, play while camping, the possibilities are endless!
  • Rechargeable, built it 800mAh lithium battery ensures up to 5 hours of game time when fully charged. When you are on a business trip, traveling, camping, you don’t have to worry about running out of power.
  • Simple interface, easy to use device. Perfect for being given as a gift for yourself or your children! Play together and bond over your fond memories of gaming in the old days!

4. PlayStation Vita

The handheld gaming device courtesy of Sony, this badboy is still great for its time. The PS Vita is a great addition to your gaming repertoire especially if you have a PS4! But by itself, it is still a solid handheld gaming device. Get yours now!


  • Over 1000 Games: Many PlayStation Vita games, such as Final Fantasy X, God of War Collection, and Minecraft, classic games from PS One and PSP systems and more
  • Remote Play: Stream a wide range of your PS4 games on your PS Vita system over a local wi-fi network when away from your PS4 system or TV
  • Play over 150 PS3 games directly on your PS Vita system with PlayStationNow Game Streaming (good internet connection preferred with this one)
  • Search funny videos, check your friend’s status, watch your favorite TV shows and movies, stream music, and much much more on the PS Vita system
  • The slim, sleek, and light design of the PS Vita makes it comfortable to hold and the dual analog controls provide a deeply immersive gameplay experience
  • High-resolution liquid crystal display (LCD) for vivid visuals.
  • Increased battery life of four to six hours of continous game play.

5. Beico Handheld Games for Kids

Looking for a gift to give your kids/grandkids? Then this handy dandy device is the perfect gift for them! They’ll love its colorful design, and not to mention it has 218 built in games! You don’t need any fancy installations, just give them the device, and let them play it! You can even play it yourself and let that nostalgia hit you!


  • Has 218 built in classic retro games. Relive your childhood memories and share them with your kids/grandkids! And let them experience the joy you felt when you played these games!
  • Easy to use and quick to master. Your kids or grandkids won’t have any difficulty with using this handheld gaming device.
  • Come with a rechargeable lithium battery and a USB cable for plug N play. Also has room for 3 AAA batteries for that extra gaming juice
  • Its lightweight build and portable design makes this device a convenient way for playing while on the go. Never get bored while on those long road trips with your kids!

6. Funderdome Retro Mini Arcade Game Console

Another really great gift for your little ones, or even for yourself, this little guy looks like the old Famicom controllers of the old days. Re-experience the moments when you were gaming and let your young ones experience that same feeling! Teach them the simple games that are still fun to play to this day!


  • 150+ built-in games on this handheld arcade consist of fantastic varieties of exciting and challenging games such as Sports, Puzzle, Arcade, Shooting, Action, Racing, Strategy, Card games, Adventure, and more
  • Easy to play, and with its portable design, take this mini retro arcade machine wherever you go. It is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. No additional accessories needed.
  • 3 AA batteries (not included) that support up to 3-4 hours of playing!
  • Emits those authentic graphics and sound that you once heard when you were playing these types of games. Nostalgic, for sure. Share those great experiences with your kids and grandkids!

There you have it! 6 of the best handheld gaming devices I can recommend to you! Got any more recommendations? Sound them off in the comments below.

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Readers Comments (12)

  1. A cousin of mine has the Nintendo Switch. While it’s great that it has detachable controllers, they’re too small for my hands. The only thing I like about it is that two people can play at the same time.

    The one I would definitely buy out of nostalgia is the Jamswell console. For me, having a device with preloaded games is more convenient than buying individual games or paying for a subscription.

    I’ll bookmark this for future reference. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Hello there, thanks a lot for sharing this wonderful piece of information here with us. I must say i really did enjoyed going through your article. I really did enjoyed using PS vital back then when i was still into gaming, i think i know which of these i will be getting for my kid now, thanks for sharing this

  3. Hello dear, wow what wonderful content you have here, I was actually doing some research online when I saw your piat, I really do fancy these post, I love the reviews you gave about the psp Vita, I really found it helpful to me, I already saved these post so as to come back for future reference, thanks alit for sharing these concise information with us

  4. Hello there,  thank you so much for this very detailed and informative post on handheld gaming device,  I must say this is a very timely post for me,  because this is exactly what I have been looking for,  for  my son who won’t let my tablet be,  I just figured out that he will need a gaming device,  and also since his birthday is june,  this will definetely be a perfect gift for him,  thank you for giving me options to choose from.

  5. Heloo Dear, a big thanks to you for sharing this insightful and informative article on the 6 best handheld gaming devices. My younger sibling is a lover of games, inwiuid rather call him a game boy… Getting him one of these devices will really make him happy and help him increases his experience. The Nintendo Switch is a nice choice of gaming device with beautiful specifications, I think I will get him this. Thanks. 

  6. hello dear awesome review you have here on the best six handheld games devices, i could remember when i was growing up how i and the other kids in my street used to queue up just to get to watch a kid play the PlayStation Vita…trust  me it was fun watching him play but al thanks to technology everyone can get to now play games fro the comfort of your mobile phone..

    nice preview though…

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