Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Nintendo Switch Lite (2019)

Nintendo Switch Lite (2019)
alaScore 95

271 reviews

Apr, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 271 reviews of Nintendo Switch Lite (2019). The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Game Consoles for all reviews. Views about the game selection and design are generally positive. The size and portability are also mentioned favorably, but the reliability and price get negative reviews.

usability, portability, size, design, game selection

price, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Game Consoles the Nintendo Switch Lite (2019) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 271 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 264 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews


Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 10 of 264 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (6)

Expert review by (

Switch Lite review: The best way to play on the go


The Switch Lite is all about portable gaming, and it shows. It's lighter, more nimble and easier to play just about anywhere. It's the ideal option if you never plan to game on your TV. And for existing Switch owners, it's a compelling secondary system.

Light and comfortable to hold ; Directional pad! ; Solid battery life ; $100 less than the Switch

No TV output support ; Small text is tough to see

Sep, 2019

Expert review by : Scott Stein (

Nintendo Switch Lite review: The only Switch you can buy right now is a study in compromise


Revisiting Nintendo's $200 handheld after months in lockdown.

Lower price than the original Switch.

No TV docking.

That last sticking point is what makes me think the Lite is really just an option for players who were only interested in handheld. Yes, it's basically the same as a Switch in most other ways, as far as gaming and memory card support (and USB-C...

Jun, 2020

Expert review by : Eric Abent (

Nintendo Switch Lite review: How it stacks up to the standard Switch


The Switch Lite is something that most of us probably assumed was inevitable. Nintendo loves to iterate on its consoles with new models - handhelds especially - so a hardware revision for the Switch is something that was bound to happen. Now that the...

At $200, the Switch Lite is priced really well ; More portable than the standard Switch ; Good battery life despite smaller size

USB-C port placement can be annoying at times ; No option to connect to an external display

Oct, 2019

Expert review by : Michael Andronico (

Nintendo Switch Lite review


The Nintendo Switch Lite takes an already impressive console and makes it cheaper at the expense of some veratility.

Gorgeous, comfortable design ; More portable than standard Switch ; Good battery life ; Stellar game library

Not ideal for bigger hands ; Small d-pad ; No TV mode support

out there.

Mar, 2021

Expert review by : Robert Jones (

Nintendo Switch Lite review: back to the future


Does a Nintendo Switch that doesn't switch make sense? Read T3's official Nintendo Switch Lite review now to find out

Slim and stylish design ; Sharper, if smaller screen ; Good battery life ; Comes with a proper D-pad ; Cheaper than full-fat Switch

Cannot connect and play on a TV ; Joy-Cons are fixed in place ; No built-in rumble or kickstand ; Only 32GB of internal storage

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Vic Hood (

Nintendo Switch Lite review


We're impressed with Nintendo's compact alternative to its hybrid console. Here's our Switch Lite review.

Lighter and smaller More portable Nice selection of colors Comfortable design

Limited to handheld games. Still not as comfortable as 3DS

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.

Sep, 2019

Expert review by : Peter Phelps (

Nintendo Switch Lite Review


How does the exclusively portable version of Nintendo's nifty console stack up against the full-fat version? Read our review to see if it's brilliance on a budget or a disappointing downgrade.

— Good design, great games library, superior battery life

What we didn’t like — Compatibility issues, unreliable local multiplayer

If you haven’t bought yourself a Switch and you’re just looking for portable play, then this is without doubt the console to buy. However, think carefully about whether you’d prefer the versatility of the Switch, because the docking ability opens up...

Dec, 2020

Expert review by (

Nintendo Switch Lite review: Switching up the formula


The Switch that doesn't switch is Nintendo's best handheld yet

Smaller and lighter than original Switch ; Improved battery life ; £80 cheaper

Still no Bluetooth audio support

However, if you are (unfortunately) like me and only ever use the Switch while you’re out and about, then the Switch Lite represents the very best handheld console that Nintendo has ever brought to market. The new design is far better suited for...

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Scott Stein (

Nintendo Switch Lite review in progress: the best $200 gaming handheld


Should you get the new Switch Lite? If you're ok with no TV mode, yes.

Sep, 2019

Expert review by : Scott Stein (

5 reasons to buy the new Nintendo Switch Lite, and 3 to skip it


The new Nintendo $199 handheld game system arrives next month. I played it for a little bit.

Price comparison for Nintendo Switch Lite (2019)

No prices for this product