Comparison: Nintendo Switch vs. Switch OLED

Deepak Gupta January 16, 2022
Updated 2022/01/16 at 11:49 AM

A Nintendo Switch provides great gaming fun, but is also not exactly cheap. Before purchasing, you should therefore carefully consider which model is better for you. You have all the differences in our comparison “Nintendo Switch vs Switch OLED” at a glance.

Nintendo Switch vs. Switch OLED: The display

It is not without reason that the conventional switch costs less than the newer one with an OLED display. The name already reveals the biggest of all differences: the display. While the “old” switch has an LCD display, the new one has an OLED display. As a result, the display itself is brighter, making it more comfortable to play in daylight.

The color display and contrasts have also been optimized and you can also choose between several color modes (e.g. dark mode). Nintendo also managed to install a larger display despite the same size. The screen now protrudes into the area that served as a kind of frame on the conventional switch. While the screen was 6.2 inches in this case, the new size is 7 inches.

Differences: storage, connectivity and mount

Another difference between the Nintendo Switch and the Switch OLED is storage. While the old console only has 32 gigabytes of storage, it has been upgraded to 64 gigabytes for the OLED. However, both have a MicroSD slot, which will most likely still be needed for a larger amount of games.

Also in terms of connectivity, there is a major difference between the two models. With the “normal” switch, the docking station can only connect via WLAN, with the new switch this is also possible with a LAN cable. This new dock can also be purchased separately.

But the look of the Nintendo Switch has also been slightly changed. The OLED model, for example, has a rougher surface but no rubber knobs. The OLED display has also made the Nintendo Switch a little heavier and longer, but this is hardly noticeable.

If you want to play on desktop, the OLED model probably also won the “Nintendo Switch vs. Switch OLED” comparison. This is due to the built-in stand or bracket for the console, which is much more robust and also adjustable in the OLED version.

Conclusion: Very similar consoles

While some things have changed, there aren’t any striking differences between the two consoles. If you value the handheld mode, or like to play on the desktop, a few euros more can be worthwhile.

If you already have a Switch, you should also first check whether you already know all the hidden functions. With a few settings, you can also improve the Nintendo Switch battery, which, by the way, is equally good on both consoles.

Sources: Pocket Lint

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