Product Comparison: Nintendo Switch vs Nintendo Switch Lite

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General Specifications
Switch Lite
About the Product
Nintendo Switch is designed to go wherever you do, transforming from home console to portable system in a snap. So you get more time to play the games you love, however you like.
The console for gamers on the go, Nintendo Switch Lite is a compact, lightweight addition to the Nintendo Switch family with integrated controls. Nintendo Switch Lite supports all Nintendo Switch software that can be played in handheld mode.
Key Specs
Screen Resolution
720 p
720 p
Game Sources
Nintendo Switch game cards, Nintendo eShop
Nintendo Switch game cards
Internal Memory
32 GB
32 GB
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Nintendo Switch Handheld Game Console
  • Bought for myself for Christmas, works great. Screen resolution is really good, Mario is very clear and no lag or frame rate drops.
  • The best thing is Nintendo Switch is reliable portable and had a great resolution personally I recommend this.
  • This switch is good for Zelda. Other consoles don't have Zelda.
  • Wish it had more memory.
  • Just needs more memory.
Nintendo Switch Lite Handheld Game Console
  • The screen is great, same as resolution.
  • Screen is good, sound is good.
  • Games run properly, screen fine, no external damage.
  • The sound is decent, the screen is vibrant.
  • The screen is bright and graphics look great.
Size & Weight
4.02 in.
3.6 in.
9.4 in.
8.2 in.
0.55 in.
0.55 in.
0.88 lbs.
0.61 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Screen Type
Screen Size
6.2 in.
5.5 in.
What customers say about "Screen"
Nintendo Switch Handheld Game Console
  • The handheld mode is nice and the LCD is top notch.
  • Awesome system for tv and for on the go!
  • An excellent portable game system with large screen that can be played on a TV.
  • Screen is plastic, so you have to buy a screen guard to keep the docking station from scratching.
  • Plastic screen scratches easily.
Nintendo Switch Lite Handheld Game Console
  • The screen is bright and vivid.
  • Excellent purchase, super screen with great graphics.
  • Good screen size, comfortable, affordable and easy to set up and use.
  • The screen on the Switch Lite is phenomenal.
  • Great size and build quality. Amazing display.
Multimedia Features
Multiplayer, News, Nintendo eShop, Album, Parental controls, amiibo
Multiplayer, Nintendo eShop, Parental controls, News, Album
Expansion Card
2000 GB
2000 GB
What customers say about "Multimedia"
Nintendo Switch Handheld Game Console
  • The online shop is stuffed with indie games and some 1990's favorites from SNK.
  • The online multiplayer is very smooth (a lot smoother than I expected) which is perfect for playing with friends.
  • The switch is great for multiplayer use and one player as well.
  • I love how it has parental controls and a timer on it so my boys won't be on the game all night long.
  • Games are still nonexistent, the interface is boring and incomplete, the store has no media available yet. No other media apps available.
Nintendo Switch Lite Handheld Game Console
  • It’s the perfect handheld in every way.
  • Works well, no problems.
  • Incredible build quality - buttons feel sturdy and responsive with no rattle from joysticks.
  • Plenty of accessories and protectors to your heart's content.
  • Great games selection so you're never stuck for long.
Power button, Volume Button, L/R sticks, A/B/X/Y/L/R/ZL/ZR/+/- Buttons, Capture Button, Home button, Cross control pad
A/B/X/Y/L/R/ZL/ZR/+/- Buttons, L/R sticks, Cross control pad, Power button, Home button, Capture Button, Volume Button
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, MicroSD card slot, Audio jack 3.5mm, USB
MicroSD card slot, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, Audio jack 3.5mm, USB
4310 mAh
3570 mAh
What customers say about "Power"
Nintendo Switch Handheld Game Console
  • The great thing is that it auto sleeps if you stop playing it. Saving battery juice.
  • Zelda looks great on it and the sleep mode is amazing. Three days on sleep mode and it only used 16% battery.
  • The downside is that batttery runs around 4-6 hours.
  • I bought this for my son two months ago; he is very unhappy now because the battery drains quickly and he can't take it anywhere.
Nintendo Switch Lite Handheld Game Console
  • The battery life is good, and it is compatible with most of the Switch Library.
  • It has a long battery life.
  • Impressive battery life - several hours of gameplay at even the highest brightness settings.
  • Battery life is ok, played for two hours and battery went down to 50%.
  • The battery is very poor. Runs down very quickly.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty
Other Information
299.99 $
199.99 $

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