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Nintendo DS Lite

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4434 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 comments 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 (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. Views about the size and design are overall positive. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably, but comments are divided on 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)

Aug, 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. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The price and portability also get good feedback, but many are negative 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

Aug, 2018

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

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Hours of fun.

 

This was my first hand console upgrade from the gameboy. I found it fits perfectly in 2 hands making for easy playing of games. The colours are good, and the touch screen option makes for more precise game playing. I liked that you could chose the...

Nov, 2012

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Great fun for the kids.

 

This console is great fun for kids, but there isnt many games for older genres. The console does have some good games though, one problem is: the graphics aren't too good at all. Even though, it is enjoyable to play. But, they dont seem to last too...

Inexpensive

Not very durable, bad graphics

Mar, 2012

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Good portable game console

 

My experience with the Nintendo DS Lite was good because of it's, long battery life, sleek design, fairly light, Game Boy Advance Game Slot, Pictochat (Social media using Bluetooth like connection)and it's DS Download Play (Multi-player Integration)...

Good, efficient and fun

Poor graphics

Jul, 2011

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Excellent

 

The Nintendo Dual Sreen Lit version is definitely the more attractive and functional upgrade from the original Nintendo DS. It's sleek and attractive while being durable (I have dropped mine many times and it hasn't broken, my cousin even dropped it in...

Attractive, functional, battery lasts for ages! Bright screen and loud sound

Screen is low resolution, but great for the games it carries

Apr, 2011

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Excellent

 

Prefer this over the Playstation. Versatile. Much wider reach and variety of program genre for its price. Life is more interesting for it. =P

Affordable w/o being over the top. Platform on which to access a host of game genre from kid to granny. Multiplayer capability allows "some" interaction rather than gaming in isolation. Facilitates a host of games like Nintendogs, Brain Training...etc...

Addictive. Some games are time consuming & played in isolation - not good if sustained. Should not be used as a babysitter/ kidsitter for convenience.

Jan, 2011

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

OK

 

The nintedo ds is not worth buying if you already own other consoles, it is more for youinger children and costs to much to go out and buy all the games you want. it is good because yopu can take it anywhere with you and play games wiht other people

Nintendo ds is portable, comes in various colours, hundrouds of different types of games to choose from, easy to use and can be used by children of all different ages

games for the nintendo ds are expensive, really kiddish and not really for adults, costs a lot of money just to buy one, get dirty really easily and can lose the games / accessories easily,

Dec, 2010

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Good

 

Its a good game to have in hand for children to play whilst in the car there are also some good educational games such as brain train available which get the children thinking and also they enjoy playing them. I do have to limit the time my son plays...

It is portable and lightweight and perfect for children to use in the car on long car journeys.

They are very easy to break or scratch. They also make your children zombies and don't encourage interaction with other children. Also playing them is addictive for children.

Dec, 2010

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Excellent

 

The DS is great fun, and there are lots of great games out there. They are getting cheaper now because later versions are out and the 3DS is coming next year. It is worth getting just to play Mario Kart.

Portable gaming. Excellent games - especially the Zelda games, Professor Layton and Mario. I like the 'cartoony' graphics. I am left handed, and the games I have played seem to cater for this (the Zelda games ask which hand you use, and the menu items...

Parts wearing out. The battery charge when the screen is at it's brightest could last longer.

Nov, 2010

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Excellent

 

This is a great product. The best gaming console as you can use it anywhere and it is suitable from kids right through to adults.

So many things! My husband and I each have one and enjoy playing games against one another. You can get all the old classic games like Zelda and Mario. It is great to take on the train. The graphics are really impressive. The games aren't too expensive...

We had an issue with the directional button breaking, but were able to fix it using replacement parts. Also, it is easy to damage the screen, so make sure you purchase screen protectors

Nov, 2010

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