OLED Review of Nintendo Switch: A robust, although incremental update
The OLED model of Nintendo Switch is a lovely device that, despite all its improvements, is difficult to recommend to anyone who already has a Nintendo Switch or a Normal Nintendo Switch Lite. If you already have and use any of those regularly, the OLED model is an improvement, without a doubt, but more incremental than anything else. Is there any difference between OLED and previous Nintendo Switch consoles? Yes absolutely. Is that difference significant enough to justify spending hundreds of dollars, specifically $349.99, to have a new version of a console that already has? Probably not.
Functionally, this is the same Nintendo Switch that was launched in 2017. Play all the same video games with the same interface and controllers. There are improved parts, but if you are just looking for something that reproduces your own Nintendo Switch titles, there are cheaper options.
The most obvious difference with the OLED model is in the name Certainly awkward: the OLED screen. It is a great improvement with respect to the previous screens in the Nintendo Switch consoles, both larger and brighter, and completely irrelevant if you are the kind of person who simply drops the thing in its base to play on a television. After years with my previous launch model, Nintendo Switch and a couple of weeks with OLED, there is no perceptible functional difference when it is coupled.
But all that changes when you play like a handheld. The OLED screen is brighter and the colors are more vibrant. In general, it is easier to use since a better screen improves all the experience in all areas, and helps that it is actually larger in terms of general size than in the other models of Nintendo Switch. While it is only a slightly higher total size in terms of length, the screen itself is 7 inches compared to the 6.2-inch LCD screen of the base model. It is a fairly raw comparison if you have the original to compare it directly, and an even greater difference compared to the smaller and cheerful Nintendo Switch lite.
One of the other important changes with the OLED model of Nintendo Switch includes a significantly redesigned base. The OLED base, compared to the original, has the Nintendo Switch a little deeper in its slot, for example, and the rear cover is actually detached instead of opening and closing with a hinge. The OLED base also has a LAN port, which drops one of the USB ports from the back of the model and an elegant semicircle opening on the back cover to pass the cables.
But beyond the screen, it s really the new support the most attractive thing about the OLED model. Instead of the original Nintendo Switch support flue, the OLED model opts for a full-length support in the entire lower half of the console that is easy to open but with holding the weight of the console well. One of the constant references in promotional advertisements for the original release of Nintendo Switch was the promise to drop your switch on a table to play with a group of friends in, say, the park, but the reality was that the foot of support He never seemed to work effectively. Hold the thing, and even if I did, I was just at an angle.
The new Stand resolves all the problems of the Old. It is wide enough, so you have never experienced that it falls or climbing with the way it is placed, and the way it opens and supports allows a variety of different angles without any problem. I replaced the support foot of the Nintendo Switch base model with one of third parties that never worked correctly, but that was better than the original, and OLED support is a great improvement even. As before, the micros slot is at the bottom left, although it has been slightly redesigned to enter horizontally.
Several of the OLED model buttons and accents have also received a face washing, although it is difficult to say if they are improvements or simply different. The ignition and volume buttons at the top have been remodeled slightly with the power button specifically taking a more oval shape than a circle as in the previous models, and the ventilation grilles also have a different design. Unfortunately, Joy-with controllers seem to be the same as before, that is, prone to drift. I have not experienced anything about that, but Nintendo came out directly and confirmed that there was no significant update for them.
The OLED model of Nintendo Switch is a perfect example of an incremental update. It is better than what came before, but not as significantly better as to turn it into an immediate purchase for those people who already have one of the previous models. And if people seek to play mainly with a Nintendo Switch coupled and hooked on a television, the base model is $50 cheaper, and it is certainly worth investigating it. But if you are looking to play largely like a handheld computer or simply immerse yourself in the latest generation of Nintendo consoles for the first time, technically no better version that is. Intending provided a review unit at the launch for the purpose of this review.