Nintendo Switch Lite

One downside of the Nintendo Switch being such a high-powered video game system is its limited battery life when playing in portable mode. If you want to get the most out of it, the best option is to turn off the wireless and rumble options, and lower the volume and brightness – especially if you are playing a more intensive game. If you do this, you can expect anywhere between 2.5 - 6.5 hours.

The Switch Lite can last slightly longer, which is definitely good to hear, as this is a dedicated handheld system you'll most likely want to take with you wherever you go. Depending on the game you're playing and whether you have certain functions on the system turned on or off, the Switch Lite will give you approximately 3 - 7 hours of playtime. That's an extra 30 minutes minimum/maximum compared to the original system.

You can find out more about the differences between the original system and Switch Lite in our handy comparison guide.

Is 3 - 7 hours of battery life enough to sustain your own play sessions? Will you be picking up this new model when it arrives in stores this September? Share your thoughts below.