The G Cloud Gaming Handheld, which Logitech disclosed last month, caught a lot of people's attention, including mine. The idea of a dedicated cloud gaming device is undoubtedly appealing; having instant access to thousands of high-quality games.

Logitech G Cloud Gaming Handheld

The Logitech G Cloud, at its core, is a 7-inch Android tablet housed in a unique hardware shell that includes all the standard controls found on modern gaming controllers, such as dual analog sticks, a D-pad, four face buttons, bumpers, and triggers.


The G Cloud's internal processor is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, a midrange 8-core model from nearly three years ago that prioritizes efficiency over power. This isn't a huge problem because most of the labor-intensive work in cloud gaming is done on the server.


The 7-inch LCD screen has 450 nits of brightness and good viewing angles thanks to IPS technology. In all honesty, the 1080p resolution and 60Hz refresh rate it offers are more than sufficient for cloud gaming.


You can anticipate getting about 12 hours of battery life from the 6,000 mAh internal battery because the majority of your gaming time will probably be spent streaming games rather than running them locally.


The G Cloud feels sturdy and well-built despite being primarily made of plastic. The controls are all very pleasant to use, with responsive face buttons, comfortable thumbsticks, and a clicky D-pad.


Android 11 is the default operating system on the Logitech G Cloud, which is an odd choice considering Android 13 was only recently released on some devices.


I mostly used the pre-installed Xbox Cloud Streaming app to test out different games. I had no trouble with it recognizing the built-in gamepad, and I had no trouble navigating the menus to find a game to start playing.

Logitech G Cloud – Gaming

The Logitech G Cloud delivers on its promise to stream games from a few services either locally or via the cloud, and it does so effectively. Though, the entry barrier is very high.

The Verdict