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Nintendo 3DS vs Nintendo 3DS XL

5.3 in
2.9 in
Nintendo 3DS Portable Game Console
Nintendo 3DS
0.63 in
3.66 in
Nintendo 3DS XL Portable Game Console
Nintendo 3DS XL
Available colors
Editiorial reviews
47
3.8 out of 5
11 user ratings
5 stars
9 %
4 stars
81 %
3 stars
0 %
2 stars
9 %
1 stars
0 %
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39
4.1 out of 5
12 user ratings
5 stars
25 %
4 stars
75 %
3 stars
0 %
2 stars
0 %
1 stars
0 %
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User rating
34
4.2 out of 5
34 user ratings
5 stars
44 %
4 stars
35 %
3 stars
17 %
2 stars
2 %
1 stars
0 %
39
4.4 out of 5
39 user ratings
5 stars
51 %
4 stars
41 %
3 stars
5 %
2 stars
2 %
1 stars
0 %

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Technical details

Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS
Nintendo 3DS XLNintendo 3DS XL
CPU cores22
CPU clock speed266.0 MHz266.0 MHz
CPU typeARM11ARM11
GPU typeDigital Media Professionals PICA200PICA200
GPU clock speed400.0 MHz200.0 MHz
Ram memory256MB128MB

Display

Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS
Nintendo 3DS XLNintendo 3DS XL
Display typeLEDLED
Screen size3.52 in4.85 in
Aspect ratio16:1016:10
Screen resolution800 x 240 px800 x 240 px
Number of colours16.78 million colours16.78 million colours
Touch displayyesyes
Touchscreen typeResistiveResistive
Second displayyesyes
Second screen size3.02 in4.18 in
Second display resolution320 x 240 px320 x 240 px

Camera

Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS
Nintendo 3DS XLNintendo 3DS XL
Built-in camerayesyes
Main camera resolution0.3 Mpx0.3 Mpx
Second camerayesyes
Second camera resolution0.3 Mpx0.3 Mpx

Dimensions

Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS
Nintendo 3DS XLNintendo 3DS XL
Height2.9 in3.66 in
Width5.3 in0.63 in
Depth0.8 in3.66 in
Weight8.0 oz3.28 oz

Design

Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS
Nintendo 3DS XLNintendo 3DS XL
Colour of product
  • Black
  • Black,Purple
  • Blue
  • Grey
  • Pink
  • Red
  • White
  • Black
  • Black,Blue
  • Black,Grey
  • Black,Red
  • Black,Silver
  • Orange
  • Pink
  • Pink,White
  • White
Built-in touchpadyesno
Gaming control technologyAnalogue / DigitalAnalogue / Digital
Gaming control function keys
  • D-pad
  • Home
  • Power
  • Select
  • Start
  • D-pad
  • Home
  • Power
  • Select
  • Start
Analog thumbsticksyesyes
Shoulder buttonsyesyes
LED indicatorsYY

Storage

Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS
Nintendo 3DS XLNintendo 3DS XL
Internal storage1 GB2 GB
Memory card readeryesyes
Type of mediaMemory cardMemory card
Compatible memory cards
Secure Digital
  • Secure Digital
  • Secure Digital HC
Included memory card size2.0 GB4.0 GB
Built-in hard drivenono
Built-in optical drivenono
Memory card included
N/A
SD

Audio properties

Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS
Nintendo 3DS XLNintendo 3DS XL
Supported audio files
  • AAC
  • MP3
  • AAC
  • MP3
Built-in speakersyesyes
Number of built-in speakers22

Image

Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS
Nintendo 3DS XLNintendo 3DS XL
Supported image files
  • GIF
  • JPEG/JPG
  • GIF
  • JPEG/JPG

Features

Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS
Nintendo 3DS XLNintendo 3DS XL
Accessories includedGameGame
3D supportyesyes
Motion sensoryesyes
Gyroscopeyesyes
Accelerometeryesyes
Multiplayer supportyesyes
Backward compatibilityyesyes
Built-in microphoneyesyes
Video game includednono
Games includedNintendogs & Cats Golden RetrieverSuper Mario 3D Land
Stylus penyesyes
Parental control
N/A
yes

Connectivity

Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS
Nintendo 3DS XLNintendo 3DS XL
WiFiyesno
Wireless networking standard
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
USBnoyes
GPRSnono
Bluetoothnono
DC-in jackyesyes
Headphone connectivity3.5 mm3.5 mm
Headphone output11
3G (UMTS)nono
Built-in navigation systemnono
USB version
N/A
2.0
Microphone in
N/A
yes

Network

Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS
Nintendo 3DS XLNintendo 3DS XL
App StoreNintendo eShopNintendo eShop

Power

Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS
Nintendo 3DS XLNintendo 3DS XL
Battery life (running)5.0 h8.0 h
Battery life (max)8.0 h10.0 h
Battery type
Lithium-Ion
Lithium-Ion
Number of batteries required11
Charging time3.5 h3.5 h
Battery capacity
N/A
1750.0 mAh

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