A Review of Nintendo Switch Lite

If you were born in the 1980s, there is no doubt that you were a fan of the original Nintendo GameBoy.  Of course, technology has come a long way during the past 30 years.  This is why many consumers are raving about the Nintendo Switch Lite.  What are some of its main features.  What amenities have attracted the attention of gaming enthusiasts of all ages?  Let’s take a look at what this tiny unit has in store if you have been considering a purchase. 

The Overall Design

One of the main benefits of this unit is that it is smaller than the standard Nintendo Switch (hence the “Lite”).  However, this has not decreased its ergonomics.  It is an extremely travel-friendly unit and it can be easily handled (unless you have extremely large hands).  It is also interesting to note that many players feel this unit to be slightly more robust than its larger counterpart.  The colours and controls contrast nicely with one another; an important concern if you happen to be playing within low-light conditions. 

The Controls

Some believe that the controls associated with the Lite have less of a “snap” when compared to the full version, but this should not cause many issues.  The good news is that this unit employs the same gyroscope, so navigating when playing games such as Mario Kart 8 will not present an issue. Still, we need to keep in mind that performing highly exacting movements (such as those associated with Mortal Kombat 11) could be a bit tricky due to the smaller overall size of the Lite. 

Display and Battery Life

The good news is that you can still enjoy 720 pixels of clarity even though the screen has been shrunken down from 6.2 to 5.5 inches.  To put this size into perspective, it is actually the very same dimensions associated with the iPhone 8 Plus.  The colours and brightness offered by the Switch Lite are nearly identical to the normal Switch and thinner bezels are a nice touch, as they are said to provide a more immersive overall experience.  

In terms of battery life, the Nintendo Switch Lite offers up to 7 hours of power before it will need to be recharged.  However, this will primarily depend upon the game being played as well as the processing power that is required.  So, players might be slightly disappointed if they were hoping for the 9 hours that the normal Switch offered.  Still, let’s not forget that a smaller size equates to a slightly shorter battery life. This is why it might be wise to invest in a portable charger if you will be away from home for extended periods of time. 

Putting it All Together

The Nintendo Switch Lite certainly lives up to the reputation of its bigger brother.  Notwithstanding a slightly shorter battery life and some potential issues with precision control, this unit is definitely worth a closer look if you happen to be a gaming aficionado.  Either way, the Lite will not disappoint.