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Microsoft Xbox One S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1712 reviews of Microsoft Xbox One S. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Game Consoles for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and design. The size and usability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the connectivity.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Game Consoles the Microsoft Xbox One S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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Techradar Recommended 2017

Expert review by: Nick Pino (techradar.com)

Xbox One S review

 

Xbox One S sets a new high point in console development

Vastly reduced physical footprint ; 4K & HDR streaming ; HDR gaming ; Xbox platform is steadily improving

Needs adapter for Kinect ; 4K gaming limited to upscaling

Xbox One S is the pinnacle of what Microsoft set out to create with the original Xbox One. As the new de facto Xbox, the One S is everything a game console should be: sleek, powerful and well-stocked. It's not quite at Xbox One X's level in terms of...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Rik Henderson (pocket-lint.com)

Xbox One S review: Great console and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player, what else?

 

It's somewhat strange that, in just three years, what were described as the "next generation" are now considered standard and commonplace, while a new generation of games consoles is already starting to emerge. There's no doubt in our minds that the...

A slimmer, smarter version of the Xbox One, capable of playing 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays with HDR, has 4K Netflix support, HDR gaming, upscales all output to 2160p, great new wireless controller, no power brick

Gaming is not improved by much so few reasons to upgrade bar 4K video, needs extra 4K app support from the likes of Amazon, no native Kinect port

There's no doubt in our minds that the Xbox One S is a much more capable machine than its predecessor. It is physically more attractive, comes jam packed with new features and offers a smoother, more responsive experience. However, whether that will...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: (t3.com)

Xbox One S review: smaller, better, whiter

 

The same slick gaming platform you're used to, however now with upgraded 4K Ultra HD hotness

4K Ultra HD playback ; Slicker and slimmer console

Only 1.6TB of 2TB HDD usable

Expert review by: Dominic Preston (techadvisor.co.uk)

Xbox One S vs Xbox One X comparison review

 

The Xbox One S is a great value games console, but with the more powerful One X now available, are you better off with the high-end console? Find out in our comparison.

For most people the Xbox One S will prove a better purchase than the One X. It's cheaper, it runs the same games, and you can grab one right now without waiting weeks for delivery.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Xbox One S review

 

Frustrating ‘4K console' promises much on paper, but doesn't quite deliver...

Price ; Controller works well ; Rich colours ; Decent detail with 4K content

4K HDR images lack subtlety ; Lean sound ; Can’t pass-through 4K video, incompatible with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X ; Unintuitive menus

As tempting as the price may be, this ‘4K console' just doesn’t deliver

Sep, 2016

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: Ced Yuen (trustedreviews.com)

Xbox One S

 

Microsoft has made a new Xbox, only it's not entirely new. The Xbox One S is a 0.5 upgrade to the existing Xbox One, rather than its successor. But don't be fooled into thinking it's the same console, because this one has a few new tricks up its sleeves.

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Microsoft Xbox One S review

 

The 4K console war has begun. Now bring on the PlayStation 4 Neo

You favourite games in pin-sharp detail ; The cheapest 4K Blu-ray player you can buy ; Sleek new design, sans power brick

PS4 still has the better exclusives ; Controller not rechargeable as standard

The best console you can buy, but for how long?

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: (which.co.uk)

Microsoft Xbox One S review

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The Microsoft Xbox One S is the first home video game console to contain a 4K Blu-ray drive. It may be a little unconventional but, with so many extra features, could the Xbox One S be the best value 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player on the market?

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: (avforums.com)

Microsoft Xbox One S UHD Blu-ray Player Review

 

Microsoft caused a bit of a sensation when they added an Ultra HD Blu-ray drive to their Xbox One S and instantly created the cheapest 4K disc spinner....

Superb 4K playback ; Decent build quality ; It's also a games console ; Great price

Noisy and slow in playback ; Game controller not ideal remote ; Only one HDMI output ; No Dolby Vision support ; No analogue audio ; No display

If you're in the market for a games console but also want Ultra HD Blu-ray playback, it's a bit of a no-brainer, in fact the Xbox One S is currently your only option. However even if you're not interested in the gaming aspect, it's still worth...

Expert review by: Jon L. Jacobi (techhive.com)

Xbox One S review: A great Ultra HD Blu-ray player for gamers

 

If you're a gamer as well as a home theater enthusiasts, Microsoft's game console is also an exceptionally good Ultra HD Blu-ray player.

Nearly flawless as an Ultra HD Blu-ray player (in terms of video quality, that is) ; Can stream 4K video from the internet ; HDMI input for connecting and controlling a set-top box

Conventional media remote control costs extra ; Loads discs slower than dedicated UHD Blu-ray players

You’ll find a host of apps and services at the Xbox store, including ones for all the big video-streaming players such as Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and YouTube. Games? Come on, this is an Xbox. The Samsung and Panasonic have a couple of titles at most,...

Jul, 2017

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Type:AA
Number of Batteries Supported:2

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, White / Grey / Red / White

Input Device

Analog thumbsticks:Y
Buttons quantity:11
Device Type:Gamepad
Gaming control function keys:D-pad, Home, Select, Start / D-pad, Menu / D-pad, Menu, Select, Start
Gaming control technology:Analogue / Analogue / Digital
Gaming platforms supported:PC, Tablet PC, Xbox One, Xbox One S / Xbox One S
Reflex vibration:Y
Shoulder buttons:Y

Multimedia

Supported video modes:1080p / 1080p,2160p

Networking

Bluetooth:N / Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC, HDMI / HDMI
Game controllers included:Gamepad
Games included:Battlefield 1 / Battlefield 1 Standard Edition / Battlefield 1: Early Enlister Deluxe Edition / FIFA 17 / Forza Horizon 3 / Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels expansion / Forza Horizon 3, GTA V / Forza Horizon 3, Hot Wheels Expansion / Gears of War 4 / Halo Wars 2: Ultimate / Middle-Earth: Shadow of War / Minecraft / Minecraft: Xbox One Edition Favorites Pack / Minecraft: Xbox One Edition Favorites Pack, Builder’s Pack, Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta / Rocket League
Headset included:Y / Yes
Manual:Y
Number of gamepads included:1
User guide:Y
Video game included:N / No / Y / Yes

Performance

Graphics processor:AMD Radeon
Internal Memory:8000 / 8192
Internal memory type:DDR3
Motion sensor:Y
Number of controllers supported (max):4
Parental control:Y / Yes
Platform:Xbox One / Xbox One S
Processor Model:AMD Jaguar

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in:Y / Yes
Connectivity Technology:Wireless
DC-in jack: Yes
Device interface:Bluetooth / RF
Digital Audio Optical Out:1
HDMI ports quantity:2
Headphone Out:Y
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3
Wireless Range:5.4

Storage

Built-In Optical Drive:Y / Yes
Card reader integrated:N / No
Internal storage capacity:1000 / 2000 / 500
Optical Drive Type:Blu-ray
Storage Media:HDD

Technical Details

Colour of product:Black, Red / Green / Green, Grey
Packaging content:- Xbox One S 500GB console\n- Xbox wireless controller\n- Forza Horizon 3 game download\n- Hot Wheels expansion download\n- HDMI cable (4K capable)\n- 14-days Xbox Live Gold Trial\n-\n-\n-