Emulators

logo PrimeOS PrimeOS
logo Phoenix OS Phoenix OS
logo MEmu Play MEmu Play
logo GameLoop GameLoop
logo BlueStacks BlueStacks
logo NoxPlayer NoxPlayer
logo Genymotion Genymotion
logo LDPlayer LDPlayer

All Emulators in rating

The PrimeOS operating system for computers is another opportunity to integrate Android. Users are guaranteed high performance and optimal performance.

Pros

    • Popular games are installed by default (e.g. PUBG Mobile, Subway Surf)
    • All Google services are pre-installed: you do not have to install it by yourself
    • You can always contact technical support through a special app
    • Task bar works almost the same way as in "Windows"
    • Programs can be launched in LiveCD mode
    • There is nothing extra in the system. The only new features are a file manager and a Gaming Centre application. The application is configurable keyboard control in games
    • Huge selection of game files for mobile devices and PC

Cons

    • Bluetooth does not work on some devices
    • Users encounter hardware errors on trackpad, sound, and wi-fi

Installing a second operating system on a computer is already commonplace for many users. Phoenix OS is quite popular. The OS works fast enough even on "weak" hardware.

Pros

    • The graphical interface of the desktop is designed carefully and as close as possible to "Windows
    • A separate point noted a good compatibility with most applications
    • Mouse and keyboard connect without problems and perform their functions
    • The settings interface is fine, but you can also include the standard ones
    • Installation is done without formatting the disks. The process of removal if necessary also does not take much time

Cons

    • possible problems with language switching (originally the system is installed software for Chinese users)
    • sometimes "freezes" without any known reason (the system is not yet fully worked out)
    • there are preinstalled applications

MEmu is a free program designed to run the Android operating system on a personal computer. The emulator has "flexible" settings and perfectly copes with its functions. In this review we will consider the main features of the utility.

Pros

    • Installation is absolutely free and does not take much time
    • Screen optimization for different diagonal monitors
    • Fast application running
    • Intuitive interface
    • Possibility to connect and use webcam
    • Flexible system of program settings
    • Works even on old PCs

Cons

    • Lack of Drag-and-Drop function
    • Possible hiccups when running multiple emulators at the same time

GameLoop is a popular program designed to emulate mobile games on a PC, which is distinguished by its high quality of work and functionality. In this review we will analyze its features as well as its advantages and disadvantages.

Pros

    • Free access
    • Fast and high-quality work
    • Low system requirements to install and use. Even if your PC model is old, GameLoop will run smoothly
    • Flexible settings. Change screen resolution and visualization quality
    • Great number of games
    • Easy to use and easy to install. Even inexperienced users can understand the interface of the service.
    • Ability to view video content

Cons

    • Additional programs are required to install on Mac and Linux

The main functional features of BlueStacks. Strengths and weaknesses of BlueStacks.

Pros

    • User-friendly interface
    • Wide range of functions
    • High-quality support from the developers

Cons

    • Pretty serious system requirements
    • The program uses closed-source code
    • BlueStacks monetization system is not transparent
    • Sometimes emulated android apps may freeze or not work well enough
    • Emulation requires virtualization support

Andy is a popular software for using the Android operating system on a PC. The program has a wide range of functions and copes decently with the declared functions, which we will consider in this article.

Pros

    • Multitouch option
    • Optimization for different diagonal monitors
    • Backup files creation
    • Fast operation of apps and programs
    • Adjust screen resolutions manually
    • Emulation of almost all models of mobile devices
    • Free use of the utility. Download for free from ODVme.com
    • Easy to use for gamers and stream gameplay, as well as for recording reviews of video games or any other mobile applications
    • Ability to use your PC remotely from your smartphone

Cons

    • A lot of free memory on the device is required
    • Long program loading and startup time

Today, almost every PC user has an Android cell phone. The use of mobile applications is becoming commonplace. In some cases, there is a need to use applications for the phone on a personal computer or laptop. Using the website ODVme.com, you can download an emulator program to install Android applications on your computer.

Pros

    • Convenient and clear interface
    • The application is supported by early versions of Windows, starting with the famous Seven
    • Emulation can be operated with just two fingers
    • Nice and constantly updated design
    • High speed of the system
    • Different games and applications to play

Cons

    • The program gives an error and crashes when using the emulator on some video cards, more often it happens with laptops
    • Not always possible to run the program because of system compatibility errors
    • Rather high system requirements (more often for videocard)

Gens is an emulator of the Sega Genesis game console, which is designed to run games from this platform on computers running Windows and Linux. Gens is one of the most popular Sega Genesis emulators due to its reliability and advanced functionality. Despite its respectable age, the emulator remains popular among gamers even in today's competitive emulator market.

Pros

    • Gens provides the ability to play Sega Genesis games on a computer without the need for owning a physical console.
    • The emulator ensures a high degree of emulation accuracy, allowing players to enjoy games with original gameplay.
    • The emulator settings allow for adapting games to the individual preferences of the user.
    • The save and load state functions allow for preserving gaming achievements and returning to them at any time.

Cons

    • Since the last official version of Gens was released in 2013, it may not support some new features and improvements that may be available in newer Sega Genesis emulators.
    • Despite its high emulation accuracy, Gens may still encounter some playback issues with certain games or missing features that may be present in the original Sega Genesis games.
    • Some users may find the Gens interface somewhat outdated or inconvenient to use, especially if they are accustomed to more modern video game console emulators.
    • Some Sega Genesis games may not work correctly due to emulation peculiarities, which can spoil the gaming experience.

Genymotion is a real boon not only for those who test applications but also for ordinary users. In this review we will analyze the main features of the utility, as well as its advantages and disadvantages.

Pros

    • High performance and functionality
    • High working speed
    • User-friendly interface that is easy to understand even for inexperienced users
    • The program gives you full control over your Android device
    • Lots of free features

Cons

    • Graphics rendering in Android 9.0 can freeze
    • Advanced functionality only in the paid version, which is necessary for commercial purposes

LDPlayer is one of the best Android emulators with high performance and clear working tools.

Pros

    • Optimize emulator performance for the device in use, including the amount of RAM
    • Choose the optimal screen resolution for a particular game
    • Special "gaming" option allows you to configure additional parameters for a particular type of games
    • Special "hot keys" to speed up the management of the gameplay
    • Convenient search line
    • Record gameplay video
    • Gamer can create his personal macros
    • There is a multi-window feature that allows you to open multiple applications at the same time
    • The program is distributed free of charge
    • Developers release monthly software updates

Cons

    • Heavy gaming apps freeze
    • Requires at least 2GB of free space for proper operation