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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Technical

Nintendo SwitchNintendo SwitchNintendo Switch LiteNintendo Switch Lite
CPU cores8
N/A
CPU clock speed768.0 MHz768.0 MHz
CPU typePSP CPU
N/A

Display

Nintendo SwitchNintendo SwitchNintendo Switch LiteNintendo Switch Lite
Display typeLCDLCD
Screen size6.2 in5.5 in
Aspect ratio16:916:9
Screen resolution1280.0 px1280.0 px
Touch displaynoyes
Touchscreen typeCapacitiveCapacitive
Second displaynono

Camera

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Built-in camerayesno

Dimensions

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Height4.02 in3.59 in
Width9.06 in8.19 in
Depth0.55 in0.55 in
Weight10.55 oz9.7 oz

Design

Nintendo SwitchNintendo SwitchNintendo Switch LiteNintendo Switch Lite
Colour of productBlack,Blue,Grey, Black,Blue,Red, Black,Grey, Black,Red, Blue,Grey,Red, Green,Grey,Red, Grey, Grey,RedGrey, Turquoise, Yellow
Built-in touchpadyes
N/A
Gaming control technologyAnalogue / DigitalAnalogue / Digital
Gaming control function keysD-padD-pad, Home
Analog thumbsticksyesyes
Shoulder buttonsyesyes
Volume controlDigitalButtons

Storage

Nintendo SwitchNintendo SwitchNintendo Switch LiteNintendo Switch Lite
Internal storage400 MB32 GB
Memory card readeryesyes
Compatible memory cardsmicroSDHC, microSDXCmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC, SDIO
Maximum memory card size20000.0 GB2000.0 GB
Memory card includedMicroSD
N/A
Built-in optical driveyesno

Audio

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Number of built-in speakers22

Features

Nintendo SwitchNintendo SwitchNintendo Switch LiteNintendo Switch Lite
Motion sensoryesyes
Gyroscopeyesyes
Accelerometeryesyes
Built-in microphoneyes
N/A
Video game includedyesno
Parental controlyes
N/A

Connectivity

Nintendo SwitchNintendo SwitchNintendo Switch LiteNintendo Switch Lite
WiFiyesyes
Wireless networking standard802.11ac802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, 802.11ac
USByesyes
USB connector typeMicro-USB A, USB Type-CUSB Type-C
Bluetoothnoyes
Bluetooth version4.14.1
HDMIyes
N/A
DC-in jackyes
N/A
Microphone inyes
N/A
Headphone connectivity3.5 mm3.5 mm
Headphone output11

Power

Nintendo SwitchNintendo SwitchNintendo Switch LiteNintendo Switch Lite
Battery life (max)9.0 h
N/A
Battery type
Lithium-Ion
Lithium-Ion
Battery capacity4310.0 mAh3750.0 mAh
Charging time3.0 h3.0 h