Nintendo 3DS XL vs Nintendo DS Lite

0.63 in
3.66 in
Nintendo 3DS XL Portable Game Console
vs
5.24 in
2.91 in
Nintendo DS Lite Portable Game Console

Full Comparison

Technical

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CPU cores
2
1
CPU clock speed
266 MHz
67 MHz
CPU type
ARM11
ARM
Ram memory
128MB
4MB

Display

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Screen size
4.85 in
3.25 in
Screen resolution
800, 240
256, 192
Number of colours
16.78 million colours
262144 colours
Touch display
yesyes
yesyes
Second display
yesyes
yesyes
Second screen size
4.18 in
3.00 in
Second display resolution
320, 240
256, 192

Camera

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Built-in camera
yesyes
yesyes
Main camera resolution
0.3 Mpx
0.3 Mpx
Second camera
yesyes
yesyes

Dimensions

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Height
3.66 in
2.91 in
Width
0.63 in
5.24 in
Depth
3.66 in
0.85 in
Weight
0.21 lb
0.48 lb

Design

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Colour of product
Black, Black, Blue, Black, Grey, Black, Red, Black, Silver, Blue, Orange, Pink, Pink, White, Red, Silver, White
Black, Blue, Green, Pink, Red, Silver, Turquoise, White, Yellow
Built-in touchpad
nono
nono
Gaming control technology
Analogue / Digital
Analogue / Digital
Gaming control function keys
D-pad, Home, Power, Select, Start
D-pad, Home, Power, Select, Start
Analog thumbsticks
yesyes
yesyes
LED indicators
Y
Y

Storage

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Internal storage
2 GB
4 MB
Memory card reader
yesyes
yesyes
Type of media
Memory card
Memory card
Compatible memory cards
Secure Digital (SD), Secure Digital HC (SDHC)
Secure Digital (SD), Secure Digital HC (SDHC)
Built-in hard drive
nono
nono
Built-in optical drive
nono
nono

Audio

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Supported audio files
AAC, MP3
AAC
Built-in speakers
yesyes
yesyes
Number of built-in speakers
2
2

Features

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Accessories included
Game
Game
Multiplayer support
yesyes
yesyes
Backward compatibility
yesyes
yesyes
Built-in microphone
yesyes
yesyes
Video game included
nono
nono
Stylus pen
yesyes
yesyes

Connectivity

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WiFi
nono
yesyes
Wireless networking standard
802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
802.11b, 802.11g
USB
yesyes
yesyes
USB version
2.0
2.0
GPRS
nono
nono
Bluetooth
nono
nono
DC-in jack
yesyes
yesyes
Microphone in
yesyes
yesyes
Headphone output
1
1
3G (UMTS)
nono
nono
Built-in navigation system
nono
nono

Power

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Battery life (running)
8 h
19 h
Battery life (max)
10 h
14 h
Battery type
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of batteries required
1
1
Charging time
3.5 h
2.5 h