With early access to the 2DS we put it through its paces against the 3DS and 3DS XL. We looked at the changed design, lack of hinge and Wifi button, whether not having 3D was an issue.
We tested the Battery Life, Screen Brightness and Mono Sound Quality. We also gave a hands-on impression on weight and comfort of the device.
Battery test results (full brightness, Wifi on, 3D off, Mario Kart 7, power saving off):
– 3DS: 3 hours 56 minutes
– 2DS: 4 hours 25 minutes
– 3DS XL: 4hours 58 minutes