Nintendo 3DS vs Nintendo Game Boy

5.3 in
2.9 in
Nintendo 3DS Portable Game Console
vs
3.54 in
5.83 in
Nintendo Game Boy Portable Console

Full Comparison

Technical

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CPU cores
2
1
CPU clock speed
266 MHz
4.19 MHz
CPU type
ARM11
Sharp LR35902

Display

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Screen size
3.52 in
2.60 in
Screen resolution
800, 240
160, 150
Touch display
yesyes
nono

Camera

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Built-in camera
yesyes
nono

Dimensions

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Height
2.90 in
5.83 in
Width
5.30 in
3.54 in
Depth
0.80 in
1.26 in

Design

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Colour of product
Black, Black, Purple, Black, Red, Black, White, Blue, Pink, Red, White
White

Storage

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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
yesyes
1-channel (Mono)

Features

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Multiplayer support
yesyes
yesyes
Backward compatibility
yesyes
nono

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
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
R6 (AA)
Number of batteries required
1
4