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Nvidia Shield

alaTest has collected and analyzed 660 reviews of Nvidia Shield. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Game Consoles for all reviews. Reviewers really like the game selection and connectivity. The size and design are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the portability and reliability.

usability, design, size, connectivity, game selection

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Game Consoles the Nvidia Shield is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 339 user reviews of Nvidia Shield from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles on Opinions about the connectivity and size are generally positive. The price and design also get good views. Comments are divided on the portability, and there are some negative views about the reliability.

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86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Oct, 2018

Expert review by : David Ludlow (

Nvidia Shield TV


Nvidia Shield review: The best 4K, HDR-ready streaming box around

Small, compact design ; Controller and remote included ; 4K and HDR support ; GeForce Now cloud streaming is great ; Best TV box for gaming

Smart home function aren't available yet ; Not a huge step forward from the last version

The Shield TV remains the best streaming box around. Its only a shame that its best features haven’t arrived yet.

May, 2018

Expert review by (

Nvidia Shield review


Nvidia Shield runs Android and streams PC games - is it a winning combination?

Xbox 360-style controller ; Great 720p screen ; PC game streamin

Expensive for what it is ; Small number of games ; Awkward touchscreen controls

Expert review by : Nick Pino (

Nvidia Shield (2017) review


Nvidia Shield is the perfect addition to your audiovisual arsenal

4K HDR streaming ; Google Assistant/Home integration ; Amazon Instant Video on Android ; Three ways to play

Controller isn’t console-quality ; GeForce Now is still hit-or-miss ; A bit pricey for a 4K streamer

All things considered, the Nvidia Shield is an excellent streaming box. There are other options out there for less than the Shield’s price point worth considering but, should you desire a 4K video streaming player that can handle some of your favorite...

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Ian Paul (

Nvidia Shield review


The Nvidia Shield sure has gone through a lot of changes in the past few weeks. After the portable Android-based gaming device was given a sturdier design, a $50 price cut, and a delayed release date, it finally started shipping in the US this week. So...

The Shield is an impressive bit of hardware but it's niche - and it doesn't really replace any of the devices you already likely own.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by (

Nvidia Shield


Nvidia Shield is one of the first game consoles built on Google's new "Android TV" operating system. Most of us normally associate a game console with a big bulky black box made by Sony or Microsoft so can Nvidia and Google really pull this off?...

Supports HD & 4K (HEVC & VP9) ; Nvidia GRID is promising ; 4K Netflix & YouTube ; Media player + gaming in one

Freezes/crashes ; Key apps missing ; Not powerful enough ; Game controller feels cheap

Nvidia Shield is one of the first game consoles based on Android TV; Google’s operating system for TV. With its powerful hardware and a 500GB hard drive it supports games, apps, streaming, 4K video, and much more, but Google still dictates the general...

Expert review by : Adam Rosenberg (

Nvidia's Shield box makes cutting the cord an attractive, if pricey, proposition


The Nvidia Shield console is a small and powerful media streaming/gaming device for your living room, but can it please would-be cord-cutters?

4K media streaming works great if you've a 4K TV ; Diversity of options for high-end gaming ; Android TV has lots of growth potential

Key media apps are missing ; No remote control packed in, only a gamepad ; Pricey

The Nvidia Shield packs in enough power and growth potential to get wannabe cord-cutters excited, but its steep price is a deal breaker.

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : Hunter Skipworth (

Nvidia Shield hands-on: First impressions of new tablet and controller


Nvidia's second attempt at a tablet comes in the form of the far more potent Shield, which is, rather predictably, designed to be gaming-centric from the ground up.

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Damien McFerran (

Nvidia Shield


The ultimate Android gaming device?

The Shield is a formidable chunk of gaming hardware that takes Android gaming to the next level, but the lack of notable exclusives means that seasoned players may ignore it in favour of established - but less powerful - alternatives

Aug, 2013

Expert review by (

Nvidia Shield


Forget the PS Vita and Nintendo 3DS - the most powerful handheld on the market right now is the Nvidia Shield, an Android-powered behemoth packing the Tegra 4 chipset, Nvidia's most adept mobile tech yet. However, it's currently exclusive to the US and...

The Nvidia Shield isn't going to be for everyone - the price tag alone will be enough to put off many potential buyers, and the lack of truly killer games on the Google Play market rather limits its appeal with hardcore players. However, if you value...

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : SKYMTL (

NVIDIA SHIELD Review; Android & More


When it was announced NVIDIA's SHIELD became one of the most talked-about gaming devices around since it was as unexpected as it was mysterious. At

Going into this review, I’ll admit that my expectations for SHIELD were rather low. It looked bulky, a price of \9 seemed too high and,

Jul, 2013

Product Specifications


Colour of product:Black


Internal Memory:3000


Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, FLAC, MP3, OGG, PCM, WAV, WMV, eAAC+


Bluetooth version:4.1 BLE
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:HDMI, USB / HDMI,USB
Handheld remote control:Y / Yes
Manual:Y / Yes
Number of gamepads included:1
Video game included:N


Frame rate:60
HD type:4K Ultra HD
Internal Memory:3072
Maximum Video Resolution:3840 x 2160
Processor Model:NVIDIA Tegra X1
Supported aspect ratios:16:9
Supported video modes:2160p

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1 LE
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Frequency band:2.4 - 5
HDMI:Y / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:2.0
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB ports quantity:2
USB version:3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11ac / IEEE 802.11ac


Power consumption (typical):10
Power Supply:40


Processor Manufacturer:nVidia
Processor Model:TEGRA X1


Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, AMR, FLAC, MP3, OGG, PCM, WMA / AAC,AAC+,AMR,FLAC,MP3,OGG,PCM,WMA
Google applications:Google Play
Lifestyle apps:Google Apps
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:5.1
Video apps:NetFlix, YouTube / NetFlix,YouTube
Video formats supported:ASF, AVI, DIVX, H.263, H.264, H.265, M2TS, MKV, MOV, MPEG2, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8, VP9, WMV9, XVID / ASF,AVI,DIVX,H.263,H.264,H.265,M2TS,MKV,MOV,MPEG2,MPEG4,VC-1,VP8,VP9,WMV9,XVID


Built-In Optical Drive:Y
Card reader integrated:N / Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:16

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:13 / 130
Height :2.5 / 25
Weight:250 / 654
Width:21 / 210