Nintendo 3DS vs Nintendo 3DS XL

5.3 in
2.9 in
Nintendo 3DS Portable Game Console
vs
0.63 in
3.66 in
Nintendo 3DS XL Portable Game Console

Full Comparison

Technical

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CPU cores
2
2
CPU clock speed
266 MHz
266 MHz
CPU type
ARM11
ARM11
GPU type
Digital Media Professionals PICA200
PICA200
GPU clock speed
400 MHz
200 MHz
Ram memory
256MB
128MB

Display

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Screen size
3.52 in
4.85 in
Aspect ratio
16:10
16:10
Screen resolution
800, 240
800, 240
Number of colours
16.78 million colours
16.78 million colours
Touch display
yesyes
yesyes
Touchscreen type
Resistive
Resistive
Second display
yesyes
yesyes
Second screen size
3.02 in
4.18 in
Second display resolution
320, 240
320, 240

Camera

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Built-in camera
yesyes
yesyes
Main camera resolution
0.3 Mpx
0.3 Mpx
Second camera
yesyes
yesyes
Second camera resolution
0.3 Mpx
0.3 Mpx

Dimensions

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Height
2.90 in
3.66 in
Width
5.30 in
0.63 in
Depth
0.80 in
3.66 in
Weight
0.50 lb
0.21 lb

Design

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Colour of product
Black, Black,Purple, Black,Red, Black,White, Blue, Pink, Red, White
Black, Black,Blue, Black,Grey, Black,Red, Black,Silver, Blue, Orange, Pink, Pink,White, Red, Silver, White
Built-in touchpad
yesyes
nono
Gaming control technology
Analogue / Digital
Analogue / Digital
Gaming control function keys
D-pad, Home, Power, Select, Start
D-pad, Home, Power, Select, Start
Analog thumbsticks
yesyes
yesyes
Shoulder buttons
yesyes
yesyes
LED indicators
Y
Y

Storage

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Internal storage
1 GB
2 GB
Memory card reader
yesyes
yesyes
Type of media
Memory card
Memory card
Compatible memory cards
Secure Digital (SD)
Secure Digital (SD), Secure Digital HC (SDHC)
Included memory card size
2 GB
4 GB
Built-in hard drive
nono
nono
Built-in optical drive
nono
nono

Audio

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Supported audio files
AAC, MP3
AAC, MP3
Built-in speakers
yesyes
yesyes
Number of built-in speakers
2
2

Image

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Supported image files
GIF, JPEG/JPG
GIF, JPEG/JPG

Features

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Accessories included
Game
Game
3D support
yesyes
yesyes
Motion sensor
yesyes
yesyes
Gyroscope
yesyes
yesyes
Accelerometer
yesyes
yesyes
Multiplayer support
yesyes
yesyes
Backward compatibility
yesyes
yesyes
Built-in microphone
yesyes
yesyes
Video game included
nono
nono
Stylus pen
yesyes
yesyes

Connectivity

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WiFi
yesyes
nono
Wireless networking standard
802.11b, 802.11g
802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
USB
nono
yesyes
GPRS
nono
nono
Bluetooth
nono
nono
DC-in jack
yesyes
yesyes
Headphone connectivity
3.5 mm
3.5 mm
Headphone output
1
1
3G (UMTS)
nono
nono
Built-in navigation system
nono
nono

Network

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App Store
Nintendo eShop
Nintendo eShop

Power

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Battery life (running)
5 h
8 h
Battery life (max)
8 h
10 h
Battery type
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of batteries required
1
1
Charging time
3.5 h
3.5 h

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