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Nintendo DS Lite

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4574 reviews of Nintendo DS Lite. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Game Consoles for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and design. The portability and price also get good feedback, but there are some mixed views about the reliability.

usability, price, portability, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Game Consoles the Nintendo DS Lite is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nintendo DS Lite

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1101 user reviews of Nintendo DS Lite from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the size and design. The portability and price also get good feedback. There are some mixed comments about the reliability.

usability, price, portability, design, size

93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nintendo DS Lite Handheld Console (Black)Nintendo DS Lite Handheld Console (Black)

Jan, 2018

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nintendo DS Lite

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of Nintendo DS Lite from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the size and design. The price and portability also get good feedback. There are some critical comments about the reliability.

usability, portability, price, design, size

reliability

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nintendo DS Lite Value Pack - Super Mario VersionNintendo DS Lite Value Pack - Super Mario Version

Jan, 2018

Expert review by: Gizmodo - Brian Lam (wired.com)

Review: Nintendo DS Lite

 

Nintendo DS Lite 8/10 Learn How We Rate Wired Best games. Most creative interface. 19-hour battery life. WiFi multiplayer action is easy to set up....

Best games. Most creative interface. 19-hour battery life. WiFi multiplayer action is easy to set up

Web browser is available only on a cartridge — sold separately. No multimedia playback

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Matt Bertz (laptopmag.com)

Nintendo DS Lite

 

Nintendo strikes gold with the DS Lite.

Sleeker, smaller design • Brighter screen • Bigger stylus • Superior game library

Minuscule Start and Select buttons

Sep, 2006

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Carol A. Mangis (pcmag.com)

Nintendo DS Lite

 

The Nintendo DS Lite ($129.99 list), announced in January, has finally arrived in the U.S. It's not so much a revolutionary device as it is a better version of the Nintendo DS (for dual screen), which was a pretty terrific portable game device already.

Bright screens. Lighter and slimmer than original DS.

Inserted Game Boy Advance cartridges stick out at the top slightly ; Watch the Nintendo DS Lite Video Review

The new, improved Nintendo DS Lite is worth the cost of the upgrade for fans of the original DS portable gaming device. It retains all the qualities that made the DS so much fun, and the bright new screens make a significant difference in the look of...

Jun, 2006

Expert review by: Sandy Berger (hardwaresecrets.com)

Nintendo DS Lite Ice Blue Pack Review

 

Review of the special edition Nintendo DS Lite Ice Blue pack.

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: Consumer Guide (howstuffworks.com)

Nintendo DS Lite Review and Prices

 

Nintendo loves to reinvent their handheld video game consoles, and we'd probably make fun of them if they weren't so good at it. Take their new DS Lite, for example. This handheld video game console is better than the original in almost every way, and...

Much smaller and sleeker, brighter screens

GBA cartridges stick out

Sep, 2006

Expert review by: Chris Chiarella (hometheatermag.com)

Nintendo DS Lite

 

Music, movies, and other multimedia applications aside, no one can touch Nintendo in the world of portable gaming. From the first Game Boy in 1989, the intuitive user interface, the addictive gameplay, and the cutting-edge hardware design ensured that...

Aug, 2006

Expert review by: Chris Chiarella (hometheater.com)

Nintendo DS Lite

 

Music, movies, and other multimedia applications aside, no one can touch Nintendo in the world of portable gaming. From the first Game Boy in 1989, the intuitive user interface, the addictive gameplay, and the cutting-edge hardware design ensured that...

Aug, 2006

Expert review by: Snowcone (snackbar-games.com)

Nintendo DS Lite

 

After spending 10 minutes with the original Nintendo DS I could just tell that a redesign was already in the works. The technology aspects of the system were rock solid, but many of the cosmetic design elements were severely lacking. This month saw the...

Jun, 2006

Expert review by: Rob Williams (techgage.com)

Nintendo DS Lite

 

After 19 months, Nintendo has released an upgrade to the DS... but is it worthy? Nintendo paid attention to what people did not like about the original, and took care of it. We are taking a fresh look at the DS, and find out what the new revision has...

I have never played the original DS to a great extent. In fact, the last portable system I ever played on a regular basis was the Nokia Ngage. My last Gameboy was a Color. Needless to say, the new Mario and upcoming titles reinvigorated my faith in...

Jun, 2006

Expert review by: Khalid Hosein (gizmosforgeeks.com)

Review: Nintendo DS Lite

 

Fresh from the midnight madness pre-order rush is our newest toy – the Nintendo DS Lite, an updated version of the popular Nintendo DS handheld video game system released in 2004. The DS Lite features include a 20% smaller body, lighter weight,...

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Jun, 2006

Product Specifications

Design

Analog thumbsticks: Yes
Built-in touchpad:No / Yes
Color of product:Black / Blue / Green / Pink / Red / Silver / Turquoise / White / Yellow
Gaming control function keys:D-pad, Home, Power, Select, Start
Gaming control technology:Analogue / Digital
LED Indicators: Yes

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:3 / 3.12 / 3.25
Display number of colors:262144 colours
Display Resolution:256 x 192
Second display:Y
Second display diagonal:3 / 3.12 / 3.25
Second display resolution:256 x 192
Second LCD screen: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y

Energy Management

Battery life (max):14 / 15 / 19
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Charging Time:2.5 / 3 / 4

Multimedia

Built-in camera:No / Yes
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Main camera resolution:640 x 480
Main camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Number of built-in speakers:2
Second camera: Yes

Networking

Bluetooth: No
Security algorithms:WEP
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b / 802.11b, 802.11g

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Games included:1
Manual: Yes
Stylus pen: Yes
User guide: Yes
Video game included:No / Yes

Performance

Internal memory:4
Platform:Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo DS

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Power

Battery life (max):14 / 15 / 19
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Charging Time:2.5 / 3 / 4

Storage

Built-In Optical Drive:N
Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD, SDHC

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.744 / 0.846 / 2.91
Height:0.846 / 0.858 / 2.91 / 2.95
Weight:7.55 / 7.62 / 7.69
Width:5.24 / 5.39