Nintendo Switch Lite review

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Written by Pro Windroid


The Nintendo Switch Lite is a great, compact device for those who aren’t a fan of (or simply never use) the original Switch’s docked mode. The design is more comfortable for portable gaming than the Switch, while boasting the same performance.

Since its discharge in 2017, the Nintendo Switch has been rounding up cash for the Place of Mario – however two years on, in great Nintendo design, the organization has chosen to switch things up and give a minimal option in contrast to the cross breed support: the Nintendo Switch Light.

The Switch Light is the littler, lighter kin of the Nintendo Switch, venturing into the shoes of the Nintendo 3DS as Nintendo’s handheld devoted gadget.

In case you’re somebody who appreciates the adaptability of playing the Switch on either the television or as a handheld, at that point promptly the Switch Light isn’t for you – docked isn’t a choice here.

In any case, in the event that you end up exclusively utilizing the crossover comfort’s handheld mode, or discover the Switch somewhat cumbersome for in a hurry gaming, at that point the Switch Light could be the lightweight option for you. In any case, similarly as with any new gadget, there are a few upsides and downsides you ought to weigh up before doing the change to the Nintendo Switch Light.

Nintendo Switch Lite: price and release date

  • What is it? A more compact, handheld-only version of the Nintendo Switch
  • When does it come out? September 20, 2019
  • What does it cost? $199.99 / £199.99 / AU$329.95
  • Where? Check out the latest Nintendo Switch Lite prices and deals

Nintendo Switch Lite: design

The real distinction between the Nintendo Switch Light and the first Nintendo Switch is that the Switch Light is exclusively a handheld gadget. Along these lines, the Switch Light is substantially more minimized, and lighter, than its ancestor.

The Switch Light estimates 91.1mm x 208mm x 13.9mm and weighs 275g, contrasted with the 102mm x 239mm x 13.9mm measurements and 297g load of the first Switch. This implies the gadget accompanies a littler LCD contact screen as well, estimating simply 5.5 inches yet at the same time giving 1280 x 720 pixels.

As it were, it’s a littler screen than the first Switch’s 6.2 inches, yet with a similar goals – so you’re not losing anything as far as picture quality. Truth be told, this gives the Switch Light a pixel thickness of 267 pixels for each inch (ppi), somewhat more honed than the first Switch’s 236 ppi.

Nonetheless, the exchange off is that it can now and again be hard to peruse little in-game composition on the littler screen. We wound up holding the support nearer to our face to peruse some content. It’s a little issue, yet marginally odd for spectators on a regularly scheduled drive.

However, where the Switch Light really sparkles is that it feels progressively great as a handheld gadget. Because of its littler size, it’s increasingly compact and helpful to use in a hurry than the first Switch: you need less space, and it could most likely fit in a significant enormous pocket.

As somebody with little hands, this essayist knows that the first Switch can be awkward to use in handheld mode; while generally conservative, it’s still enormous by handheld norms. On the other hand, the Light is impressively progressively compact, and fits cozily in your grasp. Be that as it may, it is still very wide, and doesn’t feel very as agreeable as, state, the 3DS did.

Likewise, the Switch Light accompanies incorporated controls instead of Euphoria Cons. While you can interface up to four separate Bliss Cons remotely, you won’t get an extra pair out of the case with the Light.

In spite of the controllers being fixed, they offer for the most part indistinguishable catches from the first Switch – with the exception of the left, ideal, up, down catches, which have been supplanted by a D-Cushion, or In addition to Control Cushion, as Nintendo calls it.

The D-Cushion substitution feels regular, similar to it’s consistently been there – and is absolutely increasingly fit to handheld play.

The ZL and ZR triggers feel the ideal size and help bond that cozy fit. Be that as it may, the L and R catches are somewhat more slender than on the first Switch. Apparently a piece excessively slim, as we some of the time discovered our fingers sneaking off them.

The two models likewise consider remote network, Bluetooth and the utilization of MicroSD cards to expand the 32GB of interior stockpiling, so you aren’t generally missing out on numerous highlights beside docked mode – which means no playing on the television.


Because of the Switch Light just being a handheld gadget, the comfort doesn’t accompany a dock, HDMI link or kickstand. All you get in the case is simply the gadget and a charger – straightforward. The Switch Light isn’t intended to interface with a television – and keeping in mind that we tried it out with our very own HDMI link at any rate, the reassure essentially doesn’t bolster the component.

The Switch Light likewise comes in turquoise, dim and yellow models – shaking up the dark and neon Switch models we’ve been eyeballing for as far back as two years.

Nintendo Switch Lite: performance

The Nintendo Switch Light has basically a similar presentation as the Switch, then again, actually the Light has a marginally longer battery life of 3-7 hours, around 30 minutes more than the first Switch, and 1-2 hours not exactly the updated Switch model entering stores (despite the fact that Nintendo cautions this relies upon the games you play).

Be that as it may, it is certainly significant that the Switch Light doesn’t accompany HD Thunder or an IR Movement Camera. The gadget is made to exclusively play handheld games, and will in this way just play Nintendo Switch games that help handheld mode.

Saying this doesn’t imply that you can’t mess around which don’t bolster handheld mode, however you would need to remotely interface Euphoria Cons for this to work (and get them in addition to their charging hold independently). We found that associating Happiness Cons enables you to utilize HD Thunder.

At a hands-on review occasion, a Nintendo delegate clarified that the comfort will be good with a bigger number of gadgets than simply the Delight Cons, yet what precisely would not be uncovered until a later date.

The accompanying games are unacceptable for the Switch Light: 1-2 Switch, Super Mario Gathering, and Nintendo Labo frill units. While games which require Thunder could be played with Euphoria Cons appended, we found that attempting to play with more than one individual on the Light’s little screen isn’t actually handy – so we wouldn’t encourage attempting to take on gathering games as the gadget wasn’t worked for this.

Notwithstanding missing these two highlights, the Switch Light still has an accelerometer, spinner, and brilliance sensor. That implies that you can at present use gyro controls in games like Breath of the Wild – tilting the support to point the bow for example – and the screen’s splendor changes relying upon your encompassing.

Remote online play still implies you can play with companions (just not really sofa center) as we had the option to play Mario Kart 8 Luxurious online effortlessly. On the off chance that anything, every one of the games we played felt less inconvenient because of the smaller idea of the gadget.


The Nintendo Switch Light is the ideal support for the individuals who incline toward agreeable handheld gaming and have never been sold by the Nintendo Switch’s docked mode.

The smaller and lighter gadget feels impressively superior to its forerunner and is substantially less awkward. With regards to convenient gaming, the Switch Light is simpler to move, occupies less breathing room on drives and fits in your grasp substantially more cozily. It’s not exactly as agreeable as the 3DS, however pressing in a similar presentation as the Switch implies we can allow that to slide.

In any case, anybody contemplating grabbing the Change Light needs to concentrate on the way that it is planned to concentrate on solo, convenient play and the quantity of games which are perfect with the gadget is marginally not exactly the first Switch. It isn’t just a littler Switch model.

Be that as it may, in case you’re searching for an increasingly agreeable, lighter and in general better looking handheld gadget (and a scope of awesome hues), and don’t especially think about losing the few games we’ve recorded, at that point the Switch Light is likely for you.

nintendo switch lite review

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Pro Windroid

A young Tunisian born in 1986 loves the world of technology and technology news and keep up with all the new giants.

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