Nintendo 3DS vs Nintendo 3DS XL

5.31 in
0.79 in
Nintendo 3DS portable game console
vs
6.14 in
0.87 in
Nintendo 3DS XL portable game console

Full Comparison

General

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CPU Clock Speed
266 MHz
266 MHz
GPU Clock Speed
400 MHz
200 MHz
Screen size
3.88 in
4.88 in
Screen resolution
800, 240
800, 240
Built-in camera
yesYes
yesYes
Backward compatibility
yesYes
yesYes
Multiplayer support
yesYes
yesYes

Technical

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Processor cores
2
2
Processor type
2 Core 1 GHz Dual-Core ARM11 MPCore
2 Core 1 GHz Dual-Core ARM11 MPCore
GPU type
Digital Media Professionals PICA200
Digital Media Professionals PICA200
Ram memory
256MB
128MB
Touch display
yesYes
yesYes

Dimensions

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Width
5.31 in
6.14 in
Depth
2.91 in
0.87 in
Height
0.79 in
0.87 in
Weight
0.50 lb
0.74 lb
Colour of product
Black, Blue, Orange, Pink, Red, Silver, White
Black, Blue, Orange, Pink, Red, Silver, White

Storage

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Internal storage
2 GB
2 GB
Memory card reader
yesYes
yesYes
Type of media
Memory card
Memory card
Compatible memory cards
microSD, Secure Digital (SD), Secure Digital HC (SDHC)
microSD, microSDHC, Secure Digital (SD), Secure Digital HC (SDHC)
Built-in hard drive
noNo
noNo

Audio

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Supported audio files
AAC, M4A, MP3
AAC, M4A, MP3
Built-in speakers
2-channel (Stereo)
2-channel (Stereo)

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

Connectivity

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WiFi
yesYes
yesYes
USB
noNo
noNo
GPRS
noNo
noNo
Wireless networking standard
802.11b, 802.11g
802.11b, 802.11g
Bluetooth
noNo
noNo
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 type
Li-Ion
Li-Ion
Number of batteries required
1
1

Often compared to 3DS

Often compared to 3DS XL