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Nintendo Switch

alaTest has collected and analyzed 627 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. People are impressed by the reliability and portability. The design and size also get good feedback. There are some mixed views about the price, and there are some negative reviews about the connectivity.

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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...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Robert Jones (t3.com)

Nintendo Switch review: the BigN knocks it out of the park with its innovative new console/tablet hybrid

 

Nintendo partners its superb gaming pedigree with stylish, premium-grade hardware

Innovative design ; Premium look and feel ; Attractive price point

Not as powerful as PS4 or Xbox One ; Third party support is, right now, largely an unknown quantity

Apr, 2017

Trusted Reviews Recommended

Expert review by : Stuart Andrews (trustedreviews.com)

Nintendo Switch

 

Nintendo Switch review – One year on, the Switch is not only potentially Nintendo's best console, but the most exciting console on the market.

Gaming whenever, wherever you want ; Bright and colourful screen ; Versatile Joy-Con controllers ; Some truly incredible games

Overpriced accessories ; Expensive games

The Switch has already earned both a place on the great console podium and a place in gamer’s hearts. We’d like to see more big titles, both from Nintendo and third parties, and a few more eShop deals on existing favourites.

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Lewis Painter, Chris Martin & Dominic Preston (techadvisor.co.uk)

Nintendo Switch review

 

Is Nintendo's hybrid console something you should get excited about, or is it full of gimmicks? Find out in our Nintendo Switch review.

Nov, 2017

Expert Reviews Recommended

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

Nintendo Switch review: Nintendo's versatile games console ups the ante

 

Nintendo's Switch console proves that innovation is the key to gaming success, and there are so many fantastic games to play

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...

Oct, 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...

Nintendo's dream of hybrid gaming fully realized ; Truly exciting hardware that stands out from the rest ; Fairly solid launch lineup, especially with Zelda

Accessories are far too expensive ; Online systems still need a lot of work ; Launch feels rushed in general

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 : Jeff Bakalar (cnet.com)

Nintendo Switch review

 

If you're a hard-core Nintendo fan or a lover of Zelda games, you probably preordered the Switch -- which retails for $300, £280 or AU$470 -- the moment it was announced. And having played the spectacular Breath of the Wild since day 1, on your TV or...

The Nintendo Switch is a versatile hybrid game console that easily pivots between a big-screen TV and on-the-go portable. Its modular Joy-Con controllers are inventive. The entire hardware feels substantial and refined. Breath of the Wild is one of the...

Besides Zelda, there are only a handful of games and no Virtual Console. The screen feels small during tabletop sessions. Joy-Con layout is cramped and crowded, and the left one can have connection issues when wireless.

The Nintendo Switch is a solid piece of hardware that delivers an impressive gameplay experience in a small chassis. But a shallow roster of launch games beyond Zelda along with no concrete plan for legacy retro games leaves the Switch feeling more...

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

DT Editors' Choice

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...

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