GBA SP AGS-101 vs Nintendo DS Lite

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When playing GBA titles, which handheld do you prefer in terms of screen quality?

  1. GBA SP AGS-101

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  2. Nintendo DS Lite

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  1. Chuckz
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    Which do you prefer when playing Gameboy Advanced Titles?
     
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    What, no GB Micro option? :P
    I don't own an AGS-101 but between original GBA, regular SP and DS Lite I would pick DS Lite anytime, it's just such a sexy console and the fact that it runs both GBA and NDS games perfectly and at native res is great. Though it is lacking the link cable port so if you play multiplayer games or use the GBA->GC linking then DS Lite is not an option.
     
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    DS Lite is more crisp but it's boardered. I'd pick the SP irregardless though as I think the DS Lite's D-Pad is absolute trash.
     
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    At your current screen. And in heaven
    I tried once a GBA SP and didn't like it. I own a DS Lite and in a near future, a GBA
     
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    I read a lot of speculation that the GBA SP AGS-101 has more color and a better screen than the DS Lite, but I wouldn't know personally.
    I'm currently playing for the first time some of the GBA Pokemon games on the DS Lite. (You are right) I wish it wasn't bordered the way it is.

    I was just curious if I am currently having the best experience at the moment.
     
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    My choice is the DS Lite ONLY because the SP is tiny as fuck and my hands feel uncomfortable after playing a bit.
     
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    If you're feeling comfortable playing as is then stick to the Lite. If you find a good opportunity for an AGS-101 and plan on playing more GBA in the future, get it.
     
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    DS Lite because its cheaper and has a wider design like the normal GBA. I like it because I dont have tiny baby hands.
     
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    AGS-101 definitely has a better screen. On top of that the buttons use micro switches so they're nice and clicky just like on ds phat, while the ds lite does not use micro switches so they're mushy.

    It's hard to tell on camera, but I can definitely see the difference in person.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Also the image is a bit smaller on ds lite.
     
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    Backlit GBA (not SP) is the only real way to play for me.
     
  11. Chuckz
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    These guys are basically where it's at when it comes to GBA games. None of the other models that are GBA consoles compare to these two. Maybe if I used one physically I could notice the difference better. I feel like the AGS101 has more of a 3D effect than the Lite and possibly more color.