dsi build quality?

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Jul 14, 2009

dsi build quality? by wolffangalchemist at 4:47 AM (1,251 Views / 0 Likes) 14 replies

  1. wolffangalchemist
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    so I've had 3 different ds lites that all broke at the hinges and am really sick of it so i'm going to go hunting for a ds phat tomorrow.
    though i'm thinking of getting a dsi sooner or later simply because of dsiware ans such(twiizers possible hack).
    i just wanted to ask those who already own a dsi how is the build quality compared to the ds lite?
    if it's gonna break in a similar fashion how the ds lite i probably won't even bother.
     
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    Well, I dunno about durability, since I've never actually broken any of my DS's before, but the DSi certainly feels quite a bit nicer in your hands. It's probably to do with the way that it's a bit longer and thinner. The buttons are nice too, but it's sometimes hard to press the d-pad diagonally.

    I noticed, though, that it's somewhat easy to scratch it...but they don't really show up too bad on my blue one, but I heard that it's a bit worse on the black ones.

    Oh, and another random thing, there's a sort of metal spring inside the slot-1 that kind of pushes the card into the connectors a bit better...so that's kind of nice. (It's also there to cover the slot when nothing's there.)
     
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    Not to disappoint you but I have some issues with hinges on DSi.. It seems a little bit loose but doesn't affect anything.. so far.. and it can be fixed through protectors such as crystal protectors.. It is anti-fingerprint too.. but with good protectors (screens, etc.) + utmost care.. it is far from breaking [​IMG]
     
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    The DSi is pretty sturdy, no fingerprints or anything major.
    The only problem I had with it is that the stylus becomes pretty loose in the slot after taking it out and putting it back a couple hundred times.
     
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    Yeah, same problem I had with my DS Lite because the "nipple" on the stylus slowly wears off [​IMG]
     
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    From what some of my family members tell me, the DSi is pretty sturdy, it doesn't feel prone to destruction, and it was a pretty sturdy build. Of course, there is the touch screen, you just have to take care of it, and not be too reckless about it.
     
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    I think I remember reading something on GBAtemp about the screens being slightly misaligned, although that problem might have been fixed by now.
     
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    It's fine for me too. Love the D-pad.

    However like some others, my hinge is a little loose.
    It doesn't affect the gameplay at all unless your tilting it in all ways as you play.

    Anyone one has a little loose hinges?
     
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    the dsi feels much better in hands than a ds lite or phat but i "think" its more sensitive or fragile
     
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    i also have that loose thing

    but you won't notice it of you play normal
     
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    My DSi feels solid. I don't have the problems that a few others have (loose hinge, not matching color screens, misaligned screens.)
    I actually don't like the new button feel. The only DS I've had was the DS lite, and while its hard to do diagonals on the DS lites sometimes, I think its even harder for me to hit diagonals. I tried replaying Contra 4 the other day and it was hard. Maybe I just need to use it more and get used to it though. The games I'm playing currently is mostly stylus control (ie: finished up True Swing Golf & 3d Picross).
     
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    ...oh yeah, and I find that the touch screen's a little nicer too. There's less resistance to the touch.
     
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    My DS phat got 2 broken hinges.
     
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    opposite my old ds phat lasted a lot longer than my ds lite(s) did in fact it's still around i sold it to a friend when the ds lite came out and i got one of course i regret that now.
    i tried to get him to sell it back since he has a ds lite himself now but he wont so i got to hunt one down.
    maybe the ds lite is just to small for me i got big hands, that and i am a bit rough with my electronics so i need something really extra sturdy.
    it's why i use backups on my wii and psx cuz I've literally destroyed some of my old originals my original ff7 disc's no longer work.
    also why i finally decided to get a ds flash cart, that and there is no need to carry 12 or more original ds games around.
     
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    Its very sturdy its been dropped a few times and still works perfect much sturdier than DSL
     

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