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Nintendo Switch vs Nintendo Switch Lite

9.06 in
4.02 in
Nintendo Switch Portable Game Console
Nintendo Switch
8.19 in
3.59 in
Nintendo Switch Lite Portable Game Console
Nintendo Switch Lite
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Editiorial reviews
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After a shipping snafu with Amazon, I spent the better part of a day trying to track a Nintendo Switch down. I experienced exactly what many hopeful Switch owners will experience. And now I’ve spent the last few days living the Switch life, playing the best it has to offer...Read more
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User rating
6
4.8 out of 5
6 user ratings
5 stars
83 %
4 stars
16 %
3 stars
0 %
2 stars
0 %
1 stars
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4.5 out of 5
2 user ratings
5 stars
50 %
4 stars
50 %
3 stars
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Full Comparison

Technical

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CPU cores
8
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CPU clock speed
768.0 MHz
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768.0 MHz
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CPU type
PSP CPU
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N/A

Display

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Display type
LCD
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LCD
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Screen size
6.2 in
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5.5 in
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Aspect ratio
16:9
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16:9
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Screen resolution
  • 1280
  • 720
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  • 1280
  • 720
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Touch display
no
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yes
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Touchscreen type
Capacitive
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Capacitive
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Second display
no
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no
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Camera

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Built-in camera
yes
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no
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Dimensions

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Height
4.02 in
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3.59 in
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Width
9.06 in
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8.19 in
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Depth
0.55 in
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0.55 in
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Weight
10.55 oz
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9.7 oz
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Design

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Colour of product
  • Black,Blue,Grey
  • Black,Blue,Red
  • Black,Grey
  • Black,Red
  • Blue,Grey,Red
  • Green,Grey,Red
  • Grey
  • Grey,Red
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  • Grey
  • Turquoise
  • Yellow
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Built-in touchpad
yes
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N/A
Gaming control technology
Analogue / Digital
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Analogue / Digital
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Gaming control function keys
D-pad
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  • D-pad
  • Home
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Analog thumbsticks
yes
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yes
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Shoulder buttons
yes
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yes
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Volume control
Digital
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Buttons
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Storage

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Internal storage
400 MB
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32 GB
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Memory card reader
yes
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yes
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Compatible memory cards
  • microSDHC
  • microSDXC
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  • microSD
  • microSDHC
  • microSDXC
  • SDIO
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Maximum memory card size
20000.0 GB
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2000.0 GB
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Memory card included
MicroSD
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N/A
Built-in optical drive
yes
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no
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Audio

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Number of built-in speakers
2
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2
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Features

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Motion sensor
yes
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yes
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Gyroscope
yes
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yes
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Accelerometer
yes
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yes
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Built-in microphone
yes
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N/A
Video game included
yes
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no
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Games included
Fortnite Bundle
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N/A
Parental control
yes
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N/A

Connectivity

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WiFi
yes
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yes
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Wireless networking standard
802.11ac
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  • 802.11a
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11ac
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USB
yes
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yes
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USB connector type
  • Micro-USB A
  • USB Type-C
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USB Type-C
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Bluetooth
no
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yes
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Bluetooth version
4.1
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4.1
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HDMI
yes
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N/A
DC-in jack
yes
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N/A
Microphone in
yes
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N/A
Headphone connectivity
3.5 mm
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3.5 mm
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Headphone output
1
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1
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Power

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Battery life (max)
9.0 h
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N/A
Battery type
Lithium-Ion
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Lithium-Ion
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Battery capacity
4310.0 mAh
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3750.0 mAh
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Charging time
3.0 h
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3.0 h
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