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Nvidia Shield

alaTest has collected and analyzed 659 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. People really like the connectivity and game selection. The size and design are also mentioned favorably. There are mixed views on the portability and reliability.

usability, design, size, game selection, connectivity

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 96/100 = 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 Reviewers really like the connectivity and size. The price and design are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the reliability, while views are divided on the portability.

usability, design, price, size, connectivity


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

This summary is based on the products: NVIDIA SHIELDNVIDIA SHIELD

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Stephen Fenech (

NVIDIA Shield review - an impressive streaming device for 4K content and games


85% VERDICT The NVIDIA Shield has numerous strengths and has enough features to suit all types of customers. If you're looking for a streaming device that will also allow you to stretch your legs in the gaming world then the NVIDIA Shield is the device...

Small and sleek design ; Easy-to-use interface ; Versatile streaming all kinds of content ; Impressive gaming device

Controller sensitivity an issue

The NVIDIA Shield has numerous strengths and has enough features to suit all types of customers. If you're looking for a streaming device that will also allow you to stretch your legs in the gaming world then the NVIDIA Shield is the device for you....

Jul, 2018

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Best 4K decoder to play my gopro videos and any 4k videos you want to play with no lag or hiccups. Definitely love the graphics and user interface. I wasted more than $400 on cheap android tv players such as M8S, Beelink. But NVIDIA Shield was the best...

Mar, 2017

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Great Android Set Top Box


have 100mbps internet at home). The fact that it runs Android is also a major bonus. It means apps are updated frequently, and Nvidia (so far) are keeping the updates flowing for the Android OS (its running Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and just got a new...

Nov, 2016

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Game console and Android TV


to get a replacement remote but I'm getting the run around. nvidia services is shocking. The shield pro has a 500gb hard drive and has Android Marshmallow. It has the Google play store but is modified for the shield due to the CPU architecture not all...

Mar, 2016

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