Some people are lucky enough to get the Nintendo Switch earlier than most people. And as the lucky few, they try to untangle the new console and check out its capabilities.
Nintendo Switch Battery Life
Some members of the press have started to discover the Switch one by one. And the first thing they tried to find out is the console's battery life.
Nintendo previously said that the Switch has a battery life of 2 ½ hours to 6 hours during the portable mode. Of course, this totally depends on what kind of game you'll be playing. And for most people who will be getting the console on Match 3rd, they will definitely be playing a harddrive and battery consuming Legend of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild. One of the platform's flagship titles.
Siliconera tries their hand on the Switch and played Legend Of Zelda: Breath of The Wild to find out. Charging up the platform in 100% before booting it up. After endlessly exploring Hyrule, the Switch finally puts up a message of "low battery" after 2 hours and 39 minutes. After that, the system would go to sleep mode.
Before entering it though they still got to play a total of 9 minutes before it completely went to sleep mode. Meaning that on portable handheld mode, playing Breath Of The Wild, they were able to have a total amount of playtime of 2 hours and 48 minutes.
The report also added when they tried to play it on the lowest brightness level, they were able to get 3 hours 5 minutes of total playtime. Take note that all of these tests were done in Airplane mode, that disables the wifi.
Other Nintendo Switch Battery Tests and Notes
In terms of charging the console, the system will take 4 minutes of charging time before you can turn it on. An hour of charging will give you 45% power. Overall it took 3 hours and 4 minutes before the battery was 100%.
For players who will be getting it in the launch, there will also be an update for the system on the launch date. It will add features like image sharing, online play, and the Nintendo e-shop.
GameXplain tried their hand using the same test and they got a total 2 hours and 28 minutes before it went to sleep. The test was done in full brightness mode and disabled wifi.
Nintendo Switch comes out worldwide on March 3, 2017.