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Nintendo Switch vs Nvidia Shield

9.06 in
4.02 in
Nintendo Switch Portable Game Console
Nintendo Switch
6.22 in
2.24 in
Nvidia Shield Portable Game Console
Nvidia Shield
Available colors
Editiorial reviews
96
4.1 out of 5
30 user ratings
5 stars
23 %
4 stars
63 %
3 stars
13 %
2 stars
0 %
1 stars
0 %
Read editorial reviews
14
4.3 out of 5
4 user ratings
5 stars
50 %
4 stars
50 %
3 stars
0 %
2 stars
0 %
1 stars
0 %
Read editorial reviews
User rating
46
4.2 out of 5
46 user ratings
5 stars
41 %
4 stars
47 %
3 stars
4 %
2 stars
2 %
1 stars
4 %
35
4.4 out of 5
35 user ratings
5 stars
51 %
4 stars
40 %
3 stars
8 %
2 stars
0 %
1 stars
0 %

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Technical details

Nintendo SwitchNintendo Switch
Nvidia ShieldNvidia Shield
CPU cores84
CPU clock speed768.0 MHz1900.0 MHz
CPU typePSP CPUNVIDIA Tegra 4

Display

Nintendo SwitchNintendo Switch
Nvidia ShieldNvidia Shield
Display typeLCDLCD
Screen size6.2 in5.0 in
Aspect ratio16:916:9
Screen resolution1280 x 720 px1280 x 720 px
Touch displaynoyes
Touchscreen typeCapacitiveCapacitive
Second displaynono

Camera

Nintendo SwitchNintendo Switch
Nvidia ShieldNvidia Shield
Built-in camerayesno

Dimensions

Nintendo SwitchNintendo Switch
Nvidia ShieldNvidia Shield
Height4.02 in2.24 in
Width9.06 in6.22 in
Depth0.55 in5.31 in
Weight10.55 oz20.42 oz

Design

Nintendo SwitchNintendo Switch
Nvidia ShieldNvidia Shield
Colour of product
  • Black,Blue,Grey
  • Black,Blue,Red
  • Black,Grey
  • Black,Red
  • Blue,Grey,Red
  • Green,Grey,Red
  • Grey
  • Grey,Red
Black,Silver
Built-in touchpadyesno
Gaming control technologyAnalogue / DigitalAnalogue / Digital
Gaming control function keysD-pad
  • Back
  • D-pad
  • Home
  • Start
Analog thumbsticksyesyes
Shoulder buttonsyesyes
Volume controlDigitalDigital
LED indicators
N/A
Y

Storage

Nintendo SwitchNintendo Switch
Nvidia ShieldNvidia Shield
Internal storage400 MB2 GB
Memory card readeryesyes
Compatible memory cards
  • microSDHC
  • microSDXC
  • microSD
  • microSDHC
  • microSDXC
Maximum memory card size20000.0 GB64.0 GB
Memory card includedMicroSD
N/A
Built-in optical driveyesno

Audio properties

Nintendo SwitchNintendo Switch
Nvidia ShieldNvidia Shield
Number of built-in speakers22

Features

Nintendo SwitchNintendo Switch
Nvidia ShieldNvidia Shield
Motion sensoryesyes
Gyroscopeyesyes
Accelerometeryesyes
Built-in microphoneyesyes
Video game includedyesyes
Games includedFortnite BundleSonic 4 Episode II THD
Parental controlyes
N/A

Connectivity

Nintendo SwitchNintendo Switch
Nvidia ShieldNvidia Shield
WiFiyesyes
Wireless networking standard802.11ac
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
USByesyes
USB connector type
  • Micro-USB A
  • USB Type-C
Micro-USB
Bluetoothnoyes
Bluetooth version4.14.0 LE
HDMIyesyes
DC-in jackyes
N/A
Microphone inyes
N/A
Headphone connectivity3.5 mm3.5 mm
Headphone output1
N/A
USB version
N/A
2.0

Power

Nintendo SwitchNintendo Switch
Nvidia ShieldNvidia Shield
Battery life (max)9.0 h10.0 h
Battery type
Lithium-Ion
N/A
Battery capacity4310.0 mAh7350.0 mAh
Charging time3.0 h
N/A

Pros & Cons

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          Often compared with Nintendo Switch

          Often compared with Nvidia Shield