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Nintendo Switch

alaTest has collected and analyzed 257 reviews of Nintendo Switch. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Game Consoles for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and usability. The portability and design also get good feedback, but many are less positive about the size and connectivity.

design, portability, usability, reliability

price, connectivity, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Game Consoles the Nintendo Switch is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Jon Porter (techradar.com)

Nintendo Switch review

 

The ultimate console/handheld compromise

Unique hybrid design ; HD Rumble ; Two controllers included ; Bright, crisp, colorful screen

Joy-Cons charge only on console without accessory ; Split D-pad ; Oddly placed right analogue stick ; Limited online service at launch

One-part handheld and one-part console, Nintendo's latest piece of hardware wants to be the only device you need for gaming. In many ways it's a big success, offering an exceptional level of handheld graphical quality, before seamlessly transitioning...

Jul, 2017

Trusted Reviews Recommended

Expert review by: Brett Phipps (trustedreviews.com)

Nintendo Switch

 

Nintendo Switch review – After a few growing pains were quickly addressed by Nintendo, has the company created the most exciting console this generation?

Incredibly easy to use ; Gaming wherever you want ; The Joy-Con controllers are packed with tech ; Bright and colourful screen

Accessories are very expensive ; Games cost more than on other platforms

Sep, 2017

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by: Mike Epstein (digitaltrends.com)

Nintendo Switch review

 

The Nintendo Switch is a homerun for Nintendo, and delivers on its innovative premise.

Hybrid home/portable console ; Sharp display ; Unique multi-scheme controller ; Intuitive design ; Great Nintendo games

Poor battery life/storage ; Some controller options don’t feel good during long gameplay sessions ; Third-party developer support is thin

The Switch manages to blend Nintendo’s penchant for weird, gimmicky hardware with the high quality design we’ve come to expect of consoles in the modern era. From a hardware perspective, it is the best console from the company in generations — possibly...

Aug, 2017

Expert Reviews Recommended

Expert review by: Thomas McMullan (expertreviews.co.uk)

Nintendo Switch review: Nintendo changes the game

 

Nintendo's Switch console proves that innovation is the key to gaming success, but games are currently thin on the ground

That’s a shame, because by golly if this isn’t one of the best games consoles of this generation, if ever. That console to handheld transition is superb, and the Joy-Con controllers really steal the show. Hardware-wise, it’s near-perfect, but we need...

Jul, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Nintendo Switch

 

The Nintendo Switch succeeds as both a home game system and a gaming handheld, offering a new flexibility in how you play.

Attractive, innovative design. Solid build quality. Joy-Cons feel comfortable to use in multiple configurations.

Attractive, innovative design. Solid build quality. Joy-Cons feel comfortable to use in multiple configurations. ; Can't copy or transfer save files. Short battery life. Flimsy kickstand.

We'll have to see how the Switch library continues to develop, and just how much power developers can wrangle out of the hardware. But based purely on its own design, flexibility, ease of use, and the handful of excellent games we've seen so far on the...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Eric Abent (slashgear.com)

Nintendo Switch review: Excellent hardware with one roadblock

 

I have something of a love/hate relationship with Nintendo consoles, especially in recent years. While I grew up with consoles like the Super NES, Nintendo 64, and Gamecube, in the time since then my preference has shifted to Nintendo's handhelds like...

So, where does all of this leave us? I’m a bit torn. I’m a big fan of the Switch hardware itself. As I said in an opinion post I wrote about a week ago , I think this is the coolest thing Nintendo could have done if it’s determined to avoid playing the...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: Alex Todd (recombu.com)

Nintendo Switch Review: In Depth

 

Nintendo Switch review: We've been using the new Nintendo Switch for a month to see if it really is a seamless blend of home console and handheld.

Versatile hardware ; Attractive display ; Respectable battery life ; Innovative features ; Clean user experience

Some hardware looks unfinished ; Flimsy kickstand ; Low internal storage ; Small games library at launch ; Underpowered versus rivals

If all Nintendo had to do was make good on the promise of a modular home console that you can pick up and take with you for under £300 (£279.99), then the Switch does its job perfectly, but that’s really just a baseline for expectations of the...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Nintendo Switch game system

 

Nintendo Switch handheld gaming system : Nintendo provided the first glimpse of its new home gaming system and revealed that it is called Nintendo Switch. In addition to providing single and multiplayer thrills at home, the Nintendo Switch system also...

At home, Nintendo Switch rests in the Nintendo Switch Dock that connects the system to the TV and lets you play with family and friends in the comfort of your living room. By simply lifting Nintendo Switch from the dock, the system will instantly...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Vaughn Highfield (alphr.com)

Nintendo Switch review: The best Nintendo you can buy

 

Nintendo's newest console shows that it hasn't lost its touch with Switch

The sticky subject with the Switch is, unfortunately, price. At £280 it’s not actually all that much for a brand-new console. Both the PS4 and Xbox One retailed at far higher prices at launch and were arguably nowhere near as versatile. However, in the...

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Suzanne Humphries (toptenreviews.com)

Nintendo Switch Review

 

The newly released Nintendo Switch is the latest video game console from Nintendo since it released the Wii U back in 2012. It's a step forward for the gaming industry – the entire console is simply a 6.2-inch tablet. Small controllers, called...

Overall, the Switch is a console that brings Nintendo back to its roots, with intuitive gameplay that is great for hours-long solo gaming sessions, competitive multiplayer battles and laughter-filled family fun. It offers one of the most versatile...

May, 2017

Product Specifications

Design

Built-in touchpad:N
Colour of product:Black, Blue, Red / Grey
Gaming control function keys:D-pad, Home
Gaming control technology:Analogue / Digital

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:15.8
Display Resolution:1280 x 720
Second display:N
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:N
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Multimedia

Built-in Camera:Y
Built-In Microphone:Y
Number of built-in speakers:2

Networking

Bluetooth:N
Bluetooth version:4.1
Frequency band:2.4/5
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11ac

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Battery charger included:Y
Cables included:HDMI
Games included:Splatoon 2
Manual:Y
User guide:Y
Video game included:N / Y

Performance

Accelerometer:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Internal Memory:400 / 4000
Motion sensor:Y
Parental control:Y
Platform:Nintendo Switch
Processor Cores:8
Processor frequency:768
Processor Model:Nvidia Tegra 4

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack:Y
HDMI:Y
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
USB connector type:USB Type-A,USB Type-C
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0/3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)

Power

Battery Capacity:4310
Battery life (max):6.5
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Charging Time:3

Storage

Built-in memory capacity:32
Built-In Optical Drive:N
Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC / MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC
Maximum memory card size:2000

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:102
Height :14
Weight:297
Width:230 / 239