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Nintendo Portables head-on: DSi vs DSi LL vs DS Lite

After the post about Nintendo’s announcement of the DSi LL, it’s only natural to do a vs post right? Well here’s one for the DSi vs DSi LL vs DS Lite.

DSi vs DSi LL

Screen Size

  • DSi LL: 4.2 inches
  • DSi: 3.2 inches
  • DS Lite: 3 inches

Hardware Size

  • DSi LL (across): 161mm
  • DSi (across): 137mm
  • DS Lite (across): 133mm
  • DSi LL (front to back): 94.4mm
  • DSi (front to back): 74.9mm
  • DS Lite (front to back): 73.9mm
  • DSi LL (thickness): 21.2mm
  • DSi (thickness): 18.9mm
  • DS Lite: 21.5mm

Touch Pen Size

  • DSi LL (short pen): 96mm
  • DSi LL (long pen): 129.3mm
  • DSi: 92mm
  • DS Lite: 87.5mm


  • DSi LL (including Battery Pack, short Touch Pen): 314g
  • DSi (including Battery Pack, Touch Pen): 214g
  • DS Lite (including Battery Pack, Touch Pen, GBA Cover): 218g

Charging Time

  • DSi LL: 3 hours
  • DSi: 2 hours 30 mins.
  • DS Lite: 3 hours

Battery Life

  • DSi LL (Lowest Brightness): 13~17 hours
  • DSi (Lowest Brightness): 9~14 hours
  • DS Lite (Lowest Brightness): 15~19 hours
  • DSi LL (Second Lowest Brightness): 11~14 hours
  • DSi (Second Lowest Brightness): 8~12 hours
  • DS Lite (Second Lowest Brightness): 10~15 hours
  • DSi LL (Middle Brightness): 9~11 hours
  • DSi (Middle Brightness): 6~9 hours
  • DS Lite (Middle Brightness): Not setting such exists on DS Lite
  • DSi LL (Second Highest Brightness): 6~8 hours
  • DSi (Second Highest Brightness): 4~6 hours
  • DS Lite (Second Highest Brightness): 7~11 hours
  • DSi LL (Highest Brightness): 4~5 hours
  • DSi (Highest Brightness): 3~5 hours
  • DS Lite (Highest Brightness): 5~8 hours

Supported Software

  • DSi LL: Nintendo DS, DSi, DSiWare
  • DSi: Nintendo DS, DSi, DSiWare
  • DS Lite: Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance

Input Outport Slots

  • DSi LL: DS Card Slot, SD Memory Card Slot, AC Adaptor, Headphones, Mic
  • DSi: DS Card Slot, SD Memory Card Slot, AC Adaptor, Headphones, Mic
  • DS Lite: DS Card Slot, Game Boy Advance Slot, AC Adaptor, Headphones, Mic
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  1. dllhost dllhost November 7, 2009 Reply

    Sylver guide for newbies or pros ?
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  2. dllhost dllhost November 9, 2009 Reply

    Converting done. Now installing POPS. Just need to find where I left my PSP xD

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