Nintendo 3DS vs Nintendo Game Boy

5.31 in
0.79 in
Nintendo 3DS portable game console
vs
3.54 in
5.83 in
Nintendo Game Boy portable game console

Full Comparison

General

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CPU Clock Speed
266 MHz
4.19 MHz
Screen size
3.88 in
2.60 in
Screen resolution
800, 240
160, 150
Built-in camera
yesYes
noNo
Backward compatibility
yesYes
noNo
Multiplayer support
yesYes
yesYes

Technical

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Processor cores
2
1
Processor type
2 Core 1 GHz Dual-Core ARM11 MPCore
1 Core Sharp LR35902 core at 4.19 MHz
Touch display
yesYes
noNo

Dimensions

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Width
5.31 in
3.54 in
Depth
2.91 in
1.26 in
Height
0.79 in
5.83 in
Colour of product
Black, Blue, Orange, Pink, Red, Silver, White
White

Storage

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Internal storage
2 GB
Less than 1GB
Memory card reader
yesYes
noNo
Type of media
Memory card
Cassette
Built-in hard drive
noNo
noNo

Audio

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Built-in speakers
2-channel (Stereo)
1-channel (Mono)

Connectivity

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WiFi
yesYes
noNo
USB
noNo
noNo
GPRS
noNo
noNo
Bluetooth
noNo
noNo
Headphone output
1
1
3G (UMTS)
noNo
noNo
Built-in navigation system
noNo
noNo

Power

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Battery life (running)
5 h
40 h
Battery type
Li-Ion
R6 (AA)
Number of batteries required
1
4

Often compared to 3DS

Often compared to Game Boy