Nintendo 3DS XL vs Nintendo DSi XL

6.14 in
0.87 in
Nintendo 3DS XL portable game console
vs
6.34 in
3.58 in
Nintendo DSi XL portable game console

Full Comparison

General

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CPU Clock Speed
266 MHz
133 MHz
Screen size
4.88 in
4.20 in
Screen resolution
800, 240
256, 192
Built-in camera
yesYes
yesYes
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 2 ARM architecture processors
Ram memory
128MB
16MB
Touch display
yesYes
yesYes

Dimensions

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Width
6.14 in
6.34 in
Depth
0.87 in
0.83 in
Height
0.87 in
3.58 in
Weight
0.74 lb
0.69 lb
Colour of product
Black, Blue, Orange, Pink, Red, Silver, White
Black, Blue, Brown, Green, Pink, Red, White, Yellow

Storage

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Internal storage
2 GB
Less than 1GB
Memory card reader
yesYes
yesYes
Type of media
Memory card
Memory card
Compatible memory cards
microSD, microSDHC, Secure Digital (SD), Secure Digital HC (SDHC)
microSD, Secure Digital (SD), Secure Digital HC (SDHC)
Built-in hard drive
noNo
yesYes

Audio

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

Image

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Supported image files
GIF, JPEG/JPG
JPEG/JPG

Connectivity

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WiFi
yesYes
yesYes
USB
noNo
noNo
GPRS
noNo
noNo
Wireless networking standard
802.11b, 802.11g
802.11a, 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)
8 h
17 h
Battery type
Li-Ion
Li-Ion
Number of batteries required
1
1

Often compared to 3DS XL

Often compared to DSi XL