Nintendo Switch battery life isn’t the dealbreaker some make it out to be Nintendo Switch battery life isn’t the dealbreaker some make it out to be
With a 4310 mAh internal battery, the Nintendo Switch boasts battery life of up to five hours, around three hours on graphical intensive games... Nintendo Switch battery life isn’t the dealbreaker some make it out to be

With a 4310 mAh internal battery, the Nintendo Switch boasts battery life of up to five hours, around three hours on graphical intensive games like Breath of the Wild.

This is contentious for a lot of people, but is no more or less than what the 3DS or an iPad playing a power-hungry game can muster.

I found the battery life reasonable for what the Switch is: a gaming console I can play on the go.

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And to be quite honest, I won’t be playing the system for great lengths of time away from reliable power sources; all you need is a C-USB cord and a USB port, really.

Most airlines feature a USB port to power your devices, and the Switch handily boasts a Flight Mode meaning you won’t even need to stop playing during takeoff and landing.

Extending the Switch’s battery life away from power sources works similarly as with other electronic devices. Reducing the brightness and turning on Flight Mode so to stop network features all help to squeeze as much playtime out of the system as possible.

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Jayden Williams

Jayden wishes Pokémon were real. He often sits back dreaming of having his own Charizard while drinking whiskey: always on the rocks. Strongly opposed to hype trains, he will gladly jump aboard if it’s related to Nintendo or Mass Effect. But he won’t pre-order. Yuck.

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