Nintendo Switch Lite


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. The major difference between the Nintendo Switch Lite and the original Nintendo Switch is that the Switch Lite is solely a handheld device. Therefore the Switch Lite is much more compact and lighter than its predecessor. The Switch Lite measures 91.1mm x 208mm x 13.9mm and weighs 275g, compared to the 102mm x 239mm x 13.9mm dimensions and 297g weight of the original Switch. This means the device comes with a smaller LCD touch screen too, measuring just 5.5 inches but still providing 1,280 x 720 pixels. The Switch Lite comes with integrated controls rather than Joy-Cons. While you can connect separate Joy-Cons wirelessly, you won’t get an additional pair out of the box with the Lite. The D-Pad replacement feels natural, like it's always been there – and is certainly more suited to handheld play. Both models also allow for wireless connectivity, Bluetooth and the use of MicroSD cards to increase the 32GB of console storage, so you aren't really losing out on many features side from docked mode – which means no playing on the TV. Due to the Switch Lite only being a handheld device, the console doesn't come with a dock, HDMI cable or kickstand. Anyone thinking about picking up the Switch Lite needs to focus on the fact it is intended to focus on solo, portable play and the number of games which are compatible with the device is slightly less than the original Switch. It is not simply a smaller Switch model.