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Nintendo DS Lite

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4247 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. Views about the size and design are generally positive. The portability and price also get good feedback, but comments are divided on the connectivity.

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 (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nintendo DS Lite

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1100 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. Comments about the size and portability are on the whole positive. The design and price are also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

usability, price, design, portability, 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)

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (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 really like the game selection and reliability. The price and design are also appreciated.

usability, design, price, reliability, game selection

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

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Riyad Emeran (trustedreviews.com)

Nintendo DS Lite - Handheld Console

 

Nintendo's DS ugly duckling comes of age and turns into the proverbial swan.

Despite my early misgivings about the DS, I was ever confident that Nintendo would come up with a better version, and that we’d all be asking ourselves why this new machine wasn’t launched in the first place. After all, that’s exactly what Nintendo did...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Nintendo DS Lite review

 

The original DS was a bit lardy but this is a leaner, meaner addiction inducing portable console

If you value innovation and playability over outright power, then the DS Lite is your handheld gamer – and it's cheap too.

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : Rob Mead (techradar.com)

Nintendo DS Lite review

 

Two years is a long time in gaming, and time hasn't been very kind to the Nintendo DS

Portability ; Battery life ; Excellent catalogue of innovative games

Graphics performance ; User interface (post iPhone) ; Display size and shape

Compact, innovative and a joy for along time, the Nintendo DS now needs a serious overhaul to push it ahead of rivals like the PSP. Unless Nintendo does something soon, the DS could even be surpassed by the iPod - and that would be a sad thing to...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by (gadgetheaven.co.uk)

Nintendo DS Lite Console Review

 

The Nintendo DS Lite is a refined and tweaked version of the original, groundbreaking Nintendo DS device. Dual screens, Touch Screen technology with stylus, advanced graphics and wireless connectivity deliver the ultimate portable gaming experience.

The Nintendo DS Lite measures 133 x 73.9 x 21.5 mm and weighs just 218g.

Jul, 2012

Expert review by (channel5.com)

Nintendo DS Lite

 

The Nintendo DS Lite is a dual screen hand held console from Nintendo. It is more lightweight compared to earlier models. This handheld gaming console was released in 2006. The DS Lite is capable of receiving Wi-Fi signals and tips the scale at only...

Its aging bones are creaking a little, but the sheer fun factor and scope of its games library makes the bold, beautiful DS Lite the best handheld console around. Nintendo DS Lite is tagged with Nintendo, hand-held, portable, gaming and Wi-Fi. Select a...

Sep, 2008

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Expert review by : petew (gadgetspeak.com)

Nintendo DS Lite

 

For a while Nintendo looked like it was going to play underdog to the behemouths of Microsoft with their XBox and Sony with the PlayStation. Manyhad written of this company as an also run. That was then. Several years onfrom those predictions and...

This review takes a look at the latest in the DS line of hand-held game consoles. The Nintendo DS (Dual Screen) arguably saw the turn around in Nintendo's fortunes and a continuation of the strategy that brought the DS to market led directly to ...

Dec, 2007

Expert review by (itreviews.co.uk)

Nintendo - DS Lite

 

Nintendo really shouldn't be here now. Its Game Cube console, if you believe some areas of the press, has been a total failure, while the Nintendo DS was all set to be completely overwhelmed by Sony's ...

With an emphasis on user-friendliness, thoughtful design and packing the shelves with interesting software titles, the Nintendo DS Lite has - against all initial odds - emerged as the must-have hand-held console on the market.

Oct, 2006

Expert review by (bit-tech.net)

Nintendo DS Lite

 

This is exactly what the original DS should have been – if Nintendo had produced a machine like this a year and a half ago, Sony would have had a much tougher time convincing buyers to cough up £180. The DS Lite looks stunning, feels great in the hand...

Jun, 2006

Expert review by : Johnny Minkley (productsifter.com)

Nintendo DS Lite

 

It may lack the multimedia prowess of Sony?s dazzling PlayStation Portable, but if gaming is your priority, the dual-screen DS Lite is unmatched in imagination, innovation, scope and raw fun factor. Mix in sexy iPod stylings and a sub-?100 price and...

The torch-carrier for Nintendo?s crusade to broaden the appeal of gaming, it?s no exaggeration to say that DS changed the face of handheld gaming when it appeared in late 2004

Expert review by : Dave Jansen (goodgearguide.com.au)

Nintendo DS Lite

 

All hail Nintendo! Every time our faith in Nintendo has been rocked, they have bounced back strongly. The DS Lite brings new appeal to Nintendo's handheld flagship.

Excellent design, works well, compact and light ;

No wrist strap or headphones ;

The DS Lite is destined to be a hugely popular product in this country. In Japan and the United States they are selling out in many stores and easily cement Nintendo as the kings of handheld gaming. There are some slight annoyances but they are only...

Jun, 2006

Product Specifications

Colour

Colour of product:Green

Design

Analog thumbsticks: Yes
Built-in touchpad:No / Yes
Colour 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:7.62 / 7.92 / 8.25
Display number of colours:262144 colours
Display Resolution:256 x 192
Second display: Yes
Second display diagonal:7.62 / 7.92 / 8.25
Second display resolution:256 x 192
Touchscreen: Yes

Multimedia

Built-in Camera:No / Yes
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): 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 included: Yes
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: No
Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD, SDHC

Technical Details

Compatibility:Nintendo DS Lite

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.89 / 2.15 / 7.39
Height :2.15 / 2.18 / 7.39 / 7.49
Weight:214 / 216 / 218
Width:13.3 / 13.7