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Nintendo DS Lite

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4578 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. Reviewers really like the size and design. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas views are divided on 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. People are impressed by the size and design. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews about 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)

May, 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 are impressed by the size and design. The price and portability are also appreciated. Many are critical 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

May, 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

Expert review by : Randolph Ramsay (cnet.com.au)

Nintendo DS Lite

 

The DS Lite is smaller, lighter and, frankly, much cooler looking than its bulky predecessor.

Much, much better looking than the original DS ; Smaller and more stylish ; Larger stylus ; Screen size still the same ; Bright screens ; Good collection of games that take advantage of the DS Lite's unique capabilities

GBA cartridges stick out far too much ; Only available in one colour ; No multimedia capabilities

About the only area the DS Lite can be faulted is with multimedia. While the PSP boasted much more functionality with music and movies, the DS and the DS Lite continue to be games-focused machines. But that won't be the case forever, as Nintendo is...

Jun, 2006

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Nintendo DS Lite

 

It is heaps good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It is sleeker and has the longest battery life in all the DS systems including the Nintendo 3 DS

Nothing

Jan, 2011

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Nintendo DS Lite

 

it is lite and quick

very very usful

nothing

Aug, 2010

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Nintendo DS Lite

 

I really wanted one of these before i started reading the comments and ALOT of them say that the hinge cracked for no reason....im thinking i might still get one though, its only $200. You cant expect the quality of a psp or anything! The only reason...

It has Mario games!

so far from wat i can tell theres a 50% chance the hinge is going to break for no good reason!

Jan, 2009

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Nintendo DS Lite

 

Well Department of Fair Trading have contacted Toys R Us and Nintendo and have advised me that no one will be refunding the postage I am out of pocket for...simple as that. Apparently Nintendo provide Toys R Us with free freight to return goods back to...

The game would have been fine if it didn't have a faulty screen from the time of purchase. Has worked fine since.

Terrible customer service and technical support from Nintendo and even worse service from Toys R Us who take no responsibility from this store of warranty issues even though they are obligated by law to do so. Can't believe a store can be run that way...

Aug, 2008

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Nintendo DS Lite

 

I've had my DS for nearly two years now, and I couldn't be happier with it. The battery life is fantastic, and has remained so throughout the time I've had it. The screens are fantastic, bright and crisp. The touch screen is just as sensitive as it...

great battery life ; sleek design ; great range of games, with creative implementation of touch screen ; backwards compatability ; excellent wireless capabilities ; birthday music is a nice surprise

as with past Gameboys, prolonged use can cause discomfort in the wrists and thumbs if you have hands larger than a 12 year olds. It's not a huge problem, for me, though older people thinking to use the "Brain Training" games may have trouble if they...

Aug, 2008

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Nintendo DS Lite

 

My brother Aaron has now had his Nintendo DS Lite for 2 months and he has not had any problems with it at all. It is easy to use and the Stylus is in an even better position that it used to be in on the original Nintendo DS. Aaron has even bought a...

Stylus holder is now in a better position and the Stylus is a lot longer than original DS ; Screens are clearer and brighter ; Sound is better than original DS ; The DS Lite is slimmer and less bulky than the original DS ; LEDs and microphone are in a...

ABSOLUTELY NOTHING AT ALL

Aug, 2008

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Nintendo DS Lite

 

I've had my DS for nearly two years now, and I couldn't be happier with it. The battery life is fantastic, and has remained so throughout the time I've had it.

Great battery life

As with past Gameboys, prolonged use can cause discomfort in the wrists and thumbs if you have hands larger than a 12 year olds. It's not a huge problem, for me, though older people thinking to use the "Brain Training" games may have trouble if they...

Aug, 2008

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Nintendo DS Lite

 

more Nintendo service issues - after 4 months of dealing with this problem (see posts below) I finally receive my refund cheque although they only covered me for 1 lot of postage. I rang them to query this and they said they don't refund initial...

I'm so mad right now I couldn't give it any praise!

I'm left with a bad taste in my mouth after buying a dud product with faulty screen an inadequate service under warranty in all aspects.

Jul, 2008

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