Date: 15 Jan 2010

Nintendo DSi XL vs DSi vs DS Lite

This table compares the latest Nintendo Dual Screen models side by side. As you can see the size of the DS family has increased quite significantly over the years. The latest model, the DSi XL has a screen size that is 93% larger than that of the older DS Lite.

Nintendo DSi XL Compared to the DSi

As you can see the in this picture, the DSi XL is much larger than the old DSi. As well as making games look better, the larger 4.2" screens make the DSi XL far more suitable as an ebook reader.

DSi vs DSi XL size
Feature Nintendo DSi XL Nintendo DSi Nintendo DS Lite
Release Year: 2010 2009 2006
Approx Price: £149.99 / $159 £139.99 / $139 £99 / $99
Display: 106.5mm / 4.2 inches
Wide Viewing Angle LCD
82.5mm / 3.25 inches 76.2mm / 3 inches
Physical size: 91.4 x 161 x 21.2
(Width, Length, Thickness in mm)
74.9 x 137 x 18.9
(Width, Length, Thickness in mm)
73.9 x 133 x 21.5
(Width, Length, Thickness in mm)
Weight: 314g 214g 218g
Charge time: 3 hours approx 2.5 hours approx 3 hours approx
Battery life: 13-17 hrs at lowest screen brightness
4 - 5hrs at highest screen brightness

9-14 hrs at lowest screen brightness
3 - 4 hrs at highest screen brightness

15-19 hrs at lowest screen brightness
5 - 8hrs at highest screen brightness
Stylus: 1 x 96mm internal stylus
1 x 129.3mm pen style stylus
1 x internal stylus. Larger than DS Lite 1 x internal stylus
Compatibility: Plays DS games and new DSi games
(Does not play GBA games)
Plays DS games and new DSi games
(Does not play GBA games)
Plays GBA games and DS games
Processor 133 MHz    
Memory 16MB RAM / 256MB Flash Memory    
Audio Louder than a DSi. The DSi XL uses the same speakers, but has larger speaker boxes and 2 x 7 speaker holes 2 x stereo speaker in top panel located under 2 oval holes 2 x stereo speaker in top panel located under 2 oval holes
Hinge Top panel has 180 degrees of motion. Two stop points - one at 55 degrees and one at 120 degrees Top panel has 180 degrees of motion. One stop points at 55 Top panel has 180 degrees of motion. One stop points at 55
Preinstalled Software Dr Kawashima's Little Bit of Brain Training, Dictionary: 6 in 1
Nintendo DSi browser, Flipnote Studio
Nintendo DSi browser, Flipnote Studio N/A
I/O Slots & Ports: DS card slot, SD memory card slot, stereo headphone & mic jack DS card slot, SD memory card slot, stereo headphone & mic jack DS card slot, GBA cartridge slot, stereo headphone & mic jack
 

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