Success of Dolphin running on your Android device.

Discussion in 'Android' started by Nerdtendo, Aug 1, 2017.

  1. Nerdtendo

    Nerdtendo Your friendly neighborhood idiot

    Sep 29, 2016
    United States
    Hey guys. I've been researching a lot on how people are using Dolphin on their Android devices. I downloaded it on my Samsung Galaxy S8 and got playable (but not perfect) results. I have the Snapdragon 835 processor by the way. I've attached a little bit of me playing Super Mario Sunshine and was wondering how well you guys got dolphin running on your AndroidOS devices. P.S. sorry for the small screen. I used a free recording app. EDIT: I just realized that show FPS was off. Whenever I turned it on and wasn't recording, it hung out at about 21 FPS
    Last edited by Nerdtendo, Aug 1, 2017
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  2. 1vanchom

    1vanchom Member

    Dec 14, 2014
    well... I use a xperia z5 compact... it uses snapdragon 810 (you know... the one that burns a lot and is like 40% less powerful than snapdragon 835)

    there are many old gamecube games that can be played at "kind of stable" 60fps like digimon rumble arena 2... mario party 4 and 5 (didn't try 6 and 7) also super smash bros brawl is full playable (I don't know why smash bros melee didn't run at full speed)...

    other games like TLoZ TP runs at full speed in dungeons... but in the outsides it runs at 5fps...

    I am really impressed with the actual emulation of dolphin in android... maybe waiting a couple of years... the next gen smartphones will handle all the games at full speed...
  3. Sonic Angel Knight

    Sonic Angel Knight GBAtemp Legend

    May 27, 2016
    United States
    New York
    Been trying the nightly builds, not much improvements, and I use Nvidia Shield tv, It has a Tegra X1 by the way. Can just nearly play sonic adventure 2 battle, tough the dreamcast emulator Reicast R7 works a lot better and faster (minus some graphic problems)
  4. JellyPerson


    Jul 26, 2017
    Korea, North
    i got a shield tv too, so i fiddled with the settings for a while, now i can play mkw at 1080p with 60 fps. cool.
  5. jt_1258

    jt_1258 GBAtemps Midna

    Aug 21, 2016
    United States
    The Twilight Realm
    fyi, Galaxy Tab 4 SM-T230NU isn't 64 bit, so no go here *sigh*
  6. Saiyan Lusitano

    Saiyan Lusitano GBAtemp Guru

    Oct 29, 2015
    A Dolphin emulator for Android? Sweet. I doubt it'll run at a decent framerate on my phone (PSP hardly can) but worth a try just to see it running. :P
  7. eipok

    eipok GBAtemp Regular

    Dec 31, 2017
    Hello team,

    Just to share my experience with Dolphin Emulator for Android plus connecting it to an external screen:

    After a lot of tests and different devices to make the OnePlus 6 be connected to a screen while it is being charged, my conclusion is that the best combination is the following:
    - Screen Mirroring through a Google Chromecast: the performance is kind of the same compared to just play in the OnePlus 6 itself.

    Here you can find the evidences:

    OnePlus 6 and Dolphin Emulator - Mario Kart - Mirroring with ChromeCast Test:

    OnePlus 6 and Dolphin Emulator - Smash Bros - Mirroring with ChromeCast Test:

    PS: I am not able to put the link of the video properly as I don't have 10 posts. Just put both parts together with and you will get the video link.

    Hope it helps!

    Best regards