The first and most obvious advantage is the size. Since they are small, they are ultra-portable, which means you can take them virtually anywhere you go.
Turning on handheld gaming systems is also fast and easy. You won’t have to wait for lengthy boot times. Some models even come with a ‘’sleep mode’’ button which allows you to continue the game from where you left off. You don’t have to wait for the console to start all over again.
Unlike the games you play on your mobile phone, consoles come with buttons and joysticks. This creates more dexterity which means that you can play with both hands for extended periods.
Compared to your smartphones, handheld devices have a much longer battery life. Charging is also efficient and they also charge quickly.
Some handheld devices even allow you to sync them with the computer for an enhanced gaming experience. Apart from playing your favorite games, you can also use handheld gaming systems to play videos and MP3 songs.
More advanced models such as the Sony PSP handheld Gaming System feature wireless connectivity which allows other players who have the same model to compete against each other as long as they are within a range of 100 meters.
The screen is susceptible to damage and scratches. The screen will get affected by the sun and you do need to find a shady spot to enjoy your game.
It is not easy to upgrade the operating system especially if you do not have a flashable ROM and downloading data also takes more time.