Nintendo Switch – OLED Model w/ White Joy-Con

9.7/10 (Expert Score)
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  • 7-inch OLED screen – Enjoy vivid colors and crisp contrast with a screen that makes colors pop
  • Wired LAN port – Use the dock’s LAN port when playing in TV mode for a wired internet connection
  • 64 GB internal storage – Save games to your system with 64 GB of internal storage
  • Enhanced audio – Enjoy enhanced sound from the system’s onboard speakers when playing in Handheld and Tabletop modes.
  • Wide adjustable stand – Freely angle the system’s wide, adjustable stand for comfortable viewing in Tabletop mode. Nintendo Switch – OLED Model supports all Joy-Con controllers and Nintendo Switch software
Nintendo Switch – OLED Model w/ White Joy-Con
Nintendo Switch – OLED Model w/ White Joy-Con

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Play at home on the TV or on-the-go with a vibrant 7-inch OLED screen with the Nintendo Switch – OLED Model system. In addition to a new screen with vivid colors and sharp contrast, the Nintendo Switch – OLED Model includes a wide adjustable stand for more comfortable viewing angles, a dock with a wired LAN port for TV mode (LAN cable sold separately), 64GB of internal storage, and enhanced audio in Handheld and Tabletop modes using the system’s speakers.

9.7Expert Score
Nintendo Switch – OLED Model w/ White Joy-Con: Expert Review
Play at home on the TV or on-the-go with a vibrant 7-inch OLED screen with the Nintendo Switch™ system (OLED model).
Performance
9.8
Storage Capacity
9.6
Controller
9.7
General Appreciation
9.8
PROS
  • Bigger 7-inch OLED display
  • Improved adjustable kickstand
  • Storage doubles to 64GB
  • Dock adds an Ethernet port
CONS
  • More expensive
  • Same Joy-Cons as before (but that's also good)
  • TV and handheld resolution still underwhelm

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Additional information

Specification: Nintendo Switch – OLED Model w/ White Joy-Con

Brand

Nintendo

Color

White

Model number

HEGSKAAAA

Product Dimensions

2.9 x 6.5 x 7.9 inches

Weight

3 pounds

Number of USB Ports

3

Storage Type

Flash

Batteries

3 Lithium Ion batteries required. (included)

Games Included

No

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3 reviews for Nintendo Switch – OLED Model w/ White Joy-Con

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  1. Dusty Dino

    As a kid I owned a Nintendo, an original Gameboy, and a Super Nintendo. I’ve been aware of the Nintendo consoles since then, but haven’t put any time or money into the platform since my Super Nintendo days. Instead Sony has been getting my time and money. Using the PS5 as my benchmark, initially I was very disappointed in the Switch. However, after purchasing the top Nintendo exclusive games and putting considerable time into it, I’ve come around and I’m definitely happy I purchased the Switch OLED. What I failed to understand when I purchased the Switch is that Nintendo is not competing directly against Sony and Microsoft. Nintendo has essentially become the “Disney” of gaming. In that I mean that Nintendo has their characters and storylines that we’ve all grown up with. Now we want our kids to share in that experience, which doesn’t really require an 8k capable GPU. Instead, being a clever company, Nintendo has targeted kids with a comparatively less expensive console, sporting handheld capability, tons of swag, and easy to configure parental controls. For adults that want to play after the kids have gone to sleep, the platform supports some more mature titles, and a regular controller experience.I really like the classic games like Zelda, Mario, & Metroid. The gameplay is improved and the stories are familiar. Nintendo’s Pro Controller is fantastic (it’s also a must for adults). I like being able to take the console on trips, and dock it at my TV at home. I also really appreciate the use of micro SD storage. Downloaded games seem to average around 5.5 GB in size, so adding a 256 GB micro SD to your built in 64 GB of storage should allow plenty of space for most people. I like the game sales in the eShop, as that’s the time to buy. And while I don’t recommend it, the ability to purchase cartridges is a bit nostalgic for me.I really dislike the terrible, dated hardware choices that Nintendo made. The OLED screen may be an improvement over the original Switch, but it’s still not great at only 720p resolution. The wired network adapter in the dock is slightly faster than the wireless adapter in the console, but both are terribly slow and it takes a long time to download games. The Nintendo network speeds are also laughably slow, and I wonder if they are trying to preserve the nostalgia of the load screen. Keep in mind that unless you want to get up to change your game, or potentially have your kid lose a game, you’ll want to download your games from the eShop. So you’re really forced to deal with the slow network experience everytime you want something new. It’s still worth the suffering up front for the long-term convenience of having it downloaded. Another confusing hardware choice is the Joy-Con controller. These things are overpriced trash. I can see where Nintendo was going, but they have some major shortcomings. To charge the Joy-Con’s they need to be connected to the console, or you have to purchase the charging grip (~$35). Nintendo included a grip, but not one with charging capabilities, which means you’ll have to switch to handheld mode to keep playing, or stop playing while they charge. Instead of buying a charging grip, I recommend the Pro Controller, which has a USB-C port on the front for charging while playing. It’s better than the Joy-Con in every way, and cheaper. Which brings me to my biggest complaint, the price. Just like Disney, Nintendo is fully aware of the grip they have on your kids, and thus they charge accordingly. There is no part of this console that makes it worth the price. You either want to play (or your kids to play) Zelda, Mario, Metroid, etc. or you don’t. If you do, then you will pay. Need an extra power adapter so you don’t have to disconnect it from the dock everytime…overpriced. Need replacement Joy-Con’s because the included ones started to drift…overpriced. Any game at regular price…overpriced. Why would I pay Nintendo more for a game that’s going to look and play better on my PS5 for less money?I think you get my point. The Switch is not for everyone. If you have kids, or you love the Nintendo original titles, there’s likely a Switch in your future. If you’re buying it for you (an adult), get the Pro Controller and don’t look back. If you have another “serious” console, don’t buy any non-exclusive titles for the Switch. They’re usually cheaper and better on literally any other console.

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  2. Wyrd2010

    I have never owned a Nintendo Switch before, but have played games on and off for some years on PC, Xbox, Apple TV 4K, and on mobile phones. The Switch OLED intrigued me and my brief impressions, after buying one and toying with it a bit, are the following:On the plus side: the screen is bright with deep and impressive colors; the screen size is ample – much larger than that of an average 6.1″ phone; the charging adapter is sturdy looking; the joy-con controls and the Nintendo OS are both intuitive and easy to use; the OS appears to be reasonably glitch-free – updates are very quick and setting up two separate user accounts and linking them to two separate Nintendo accounts was very easy. Installing a micro SD card was also very easy and the console automatically updated to enable SD card storage. It will download content by deafult to the larger storage drive, in this case – to the micro SD.On the minus side: the bright screen quickly drains the battery; auto-brightness makes certain games look dim; charging is rather slow; purchasing games from the e-shop is a bit cumbersome; Nintendo will send you TONS of emails for everything that you buy/change, etc.If this is your first time (like it was for me) using a Nintendo Switch console, the most important thing to know, I think, is that you will need to create a user account on the console for each person who uses the console. Those user accounts ARE NOT the same as Nintendo accounts. You will need to make Nintendo accounts separately, preferably BEFORE you turn on the console for the initial setup. You won’t be able to buy an individual or a family subscription for Nintendo Online until you start the console, set it up, link the user account you created on it initially to your (already created) Nintendo account, and then purchase said subscription through the console and not through another device.Other than that, the Switch OLED works well and has deep, vibrant colors. Time will tell how long the battery and everything else will last. The build quality is certainly good.

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  3. Sizzlingtree

    This was a Christmas 2022 gift for my husband who had been debating about adding yet another screen (apart from his phone and tablet) to his daily routine. However, what with COVID-19 and the general s&*#s(8w life has been, I figured why not. He was clearly delighted by the gift and has been playing on the Switch for about an hour a day.The screen is a tad bit bigger than the regular Switch (that my daughter has) and both he and my daughter regularly play their Pokémon games together, challenging each other while sitting next to each other on the sofa and laughing. We have also hooked up the Switch to the TV and it plays beautifully on the big screen as well. If you have a gamer in your life, this dedicated set-up will be a hit.

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