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Nintendo Switch OLED Prototype Review

In 2021, Nintendo announced the latest version of its Nintendo Switch OLED hybrid device, which comes at a price of $ 350. Despite all the right things the updated device does, especially the bigger, better looking screen, the lack of internal specs change and the lack of significant improvements to the base left me with a mixed feeling after spending a week using it. The new, excellent display certainly makes the Switch the best option for someone who doesn’t already have one, but the relatively few upgrades for those who already own one made me wonder why some of those improvements aren’t coming with the 2019 model.

The Switch OLED features a larger 7-inch OLED display with a resolution of 720 pixels, making it slightly larger than the base Switch’s 6.2-inch screen, but thanks to the smaller bezels (the black bezel around the screen), it’s roughly the same physical dimensions as the previous Switch, which measured 242mm in length. , compared to the length of the original device 239 mm. The Switch OLED also expanded storage, doubling it from the original Switch’s 32GB to…64GB (not much of a difference). Of course we have the same option to expand with a MicroSD card (its slot has been changed a bit).

KEY FEATURES Switch OLED Of course it is the quality of the screen itself. longer screen OLED significant change from Switch The original and greatly improved gameplay in mobile mode. As much as I was disappointed when I heard that Nintendo I decided to keep 720p in portable mode for this release, but it’s still a huge step forward in not only making games look cooler, but where they look great.

Specifically, it makes Switch OLED It is very easy to play under direct sunlight. We no longer have to search for dark corners to play in, or protect the screen while playing in the back seat of a car or on an airplane! Although it is not as bright as, for example, a device screen iPhone 13 Pro at maximum brightness, except that I can now bring Switch With me to comfortably go outside and play for a few hours. The screen gives a comfortable and satisfying feel that motivated me to take the device with me wherever I go, making Switch It’s easy to use on the go and delivers on the “play anywhere” promise.
Makes Switch OLED is very easy to play under direct sunlight.

As a person who plays with a device Switch The original is at the base, it made a huge difference to me right away. After playing only a few games I felt very comfortable with the updated screen, which made it difficult to go back to Switch 2017 mine. On top of everything else, a slightly larger screen makes the text on the screen a bit bigger in turn, that might not be much of a difference for most people, but when you compare it side-by-side with Switch The original is very clear.
LCD screen vs. OLED – what’s the difference?

To summarize the main differences between LCD and OLED, each screen has its own way of lighting up and displaying an image on the screen. LCD screens typically use a single backlight to illuminate an entire panel while OLED displays have self-lighting pixels and project light on a pixel-by-pixel basis, allowing for deeper blacks and brighter colors.

Additionally, while OLED screens have been known to sometimes have bigger issues with burn-in, a Nintendo spokesperson says that features like auto-brightness and auto-sleep should prevent burn-in on the Switch OLED. But of course I couldn’t test that over just a week. But given that auto-brightness and auto-sleep are options that can be turned off, burn-in is still a threat, but you have to do your best for that to happen.

not distinguished Switch OLED A screen that not only offers better graphics, but it also looks and feels better. From the glass screen of the display to the improved kickstand, it doesn’t look like it was built cheap by any means. Also the controllers Joy-Cons Seems to be more secure than a model Switch The original, which I’ve always felt a little loose, especially at the bottom.

But one of the problems arising from the above is that these three millimeters of different length may make some accessories Switch You have a compatibility problem. While the Joy-Cons Fit device Switch OLED, including consoles from third-party companies such as Hori Split Pad ProSome console knobs, bases from third-party manufacturers, and cases may not fit, I wouldn’t recommend forcing any of these things on your device. OLED to make it work.
I can easily say that the screen made the games look more vibrant.

After spending nearly a week with Switch OLEDAnd, using it primarily in portable mode, I can easily say that the screen made games look more vibrant. At peak brightness, it can OLED It draws me to the heart of the game, and most importantly, makes the games look more vibrant and colorful. Pronouns look like Rainbow Road in a Mario Kart 8 Deluxe More bright and lively. By comparison, when I went back to playing on Switch In the original, the same track looked colorful but faded, even when brightness is adjusted and auto-brightness is disabled. I also found that colorful cartoon games like New Pokemon Snap And WarioWare: Get it Together! Shines beautifully on the new screen.

Even Metroid Dread The darkest and darkest get the most from a screen OLED. There are some sections that have darker black tones and subtle gray areas, especially in the sections where you play EMMI patrolling, has made capacity OLED On a display of absolute black color those areas look even more terrifying. then there Samus Aran herself, whose bright white and blue suit contrasts starkly with her surroundings.

Add Nintendo Switch OLED Also a new feature not found in Switch original or Switch Lite The original, which is called Console-Screen Colors (Console screen colours). Which is enabled by default but is toggle in the settings menu and has two options: Default Vivid and cucumber Standard reducer. While I initially thought that a choice Standard It will restore the brightness and colors of the console to look more like a device Switch original, but this is not the case. Instead, the Console Display Color Feature serves one purpose: to increase the brightness and saturation of colors, especially light colors. So the games look like Animal Crossing: New Horizons Significantly brighter, with brightly colored items and clothing giving much more color, and appearing to be closer to the color tones the developers wanted to display.

On the other hand, the Console Color feature raises one problem that I have with my model OLED: The feature only changes how colors are displayed on Switch OLED Same, which means it won’t affect TV mode, even if you’re playing on TV OLED. However, this almost hidden feature makes the screen of the OLED The best way to experience gaming Switch Portable yet.
The Nintendo Switch OLED also adds the exclusive Console-Screen Colors feature.

Unfortunately there is a reason why Console Colors is a switchable setting and not something you leave off all the time. As all the extra liveliness it brings can reach an exaggerated level at times, causing the color saturation to increase in some games. I’ve found this problem to be apparent in games that were already pushing saturation to the extreme, like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. I’ve seen some cases where some color oversaturation made slight differences in background saturation, particularly in the opening screen of the game. It might not be very striking, but it was noticeable when the “Console Screen Colors” option was turned on and off.

The feature can also be annoyingly inconsistent, even within the same game. looks like a game The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Great for example in some areas with the option enabled Vivid, but when I was walking around the open world I felt the shade of the grass was a little too saturated. It’s different for each case, but it can be distracting.

Having said the above, I can’t help but feel that, at least in the case of a screen OLEDAll of this should have been around since 2017. The fact that the PlayStation Vita, the mobile device released in 2012, has a screen OLED (Albeit smaller than Switch OLED) makes me wonder if it’s a screen OLED under consideration Switch the original. Sure it would have been more expensive, but it doesn’t look like that Nintendo She’s having trouble setting a price of $350 in 2021. (It’s definitely easier for her to trust doing that now because Switch It’s her best-selling console since Wii).