The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Portable vs TV Mode Comparison, Runs Smoother In Handheld Mode

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is set to be among the best looking games on Nintendo Switch — but how is it working on both TV and portable modes? According to a new video from YouTube channel GameXplain, surprisingly the portable mode is having a smoother frame rate in comparison with the docked version, and of course, there’s a technical explanation for it.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

The basic and quick explanation here is that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has fewer dips in frame rate in portable mode because that specific mode runs at a lower resolution of 720p, while the docked mode has the game running on your television at 900p. That, of course, makes the game a little sharper on TV but comes at the cost of few dips in the fps counter.

Good news is The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild looks sweet in both the modes and you can watch a direct comparison between the two versions of the game in the video below. As you can see, the TV mode also has a more defined look when it comes to the details of the grass and textures, but that’s likely to be linked to the resolution more than a specific hardware feature.