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Sony PlayStation 4 Slim

alaTest has collected and analyzed 119 reviews of Sony PlayStation 4 Slim. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and game selection. The usability and portability are also appreciated, whereas many are less positive about the reliability.

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reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Game Consoles the Sony PlayStation 4 Slim is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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(Based on 119 reviews)

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Expert review by: Gerald Lynch (techradar.com)

Sony PS4 (Slim) review

 

PlayStation 4 sheds some weight – and some notes off its price tag

Great games ; Good value ; Improved power efficiency ; PS Plus still a great deal ; DualShock 4 better than ever

Optical audio removed ; No 4K Blu-ray player

An excellent console with a great catalogue of AAA games, the slimmer, smaller PS4 is better in almost every way compared to the original, barring one notable exception.

Apr, 2017

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

PS4 Slim review: The slim-fit 'Station

 

When Sony unveiled two new versions of the PS4 during its special PlayStation Meeting in New York it rather glossed over the new, slimmer version of the console, dubbed the PS4 Slim. The company understandably put greater focus on the higher-specified...

Smaller device than original PS4 that's easy to hide out of the way, new DualShock 4 controller with USB communication, easier to swap out hard drive than before, capable of HDR gaming

Not the prettiest machine on the market, no optical digital audio output, a mere 500GB HDD, no 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player, Pro's added power makes it the more obvious choice

There's little doubt that when viewed on its own terms, with little comparison to rivals or the former model, the PS4 Slim is an excellent games console. It might not be as pretty as its older brother, but it is as capable. And considering the PS4...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: (t3.com)

PS4 Slim review: it’s the same gaming platform you're used to, and that’s no bad thing

 

Quieter, cooler and thinner, the new PlayStation 4 plays it safe with surprisingly satisfying results

Great gaming platform ; Good value for money ; Controller could be best ever

Optical audio port removed ; Still not sure on aesthetics

Expert review by: Vaughn Highfield (alphr.com)

PS4 Slim review: Compact, beautiful and exactly what you’d expect

 

Everything and nothing has changed in this welcome redesign of Sony's brilliant PS4

Aside from those issues, however, the PS4 Slim is everything you’d expect it to be. It would have been nice to see Sony adopt Microsoft’s stance and add some new features, but in truth, it really didn’t need to.

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

PlayStation 4 Slim review: Wait for the PS4 Pro if you can

 

In a vacuum, the PlayStation 4 Slim is a great console. It's smaller, quieter and much more portable than the original PS4. But unless you need a new console right now and are on a strict budget, there's no reason to buy it when the higher-powered PS4...

More compact than before ; Quieter performance ; Even more portable than before ; No more distracting LED strip

Lacks the UHD Blu-ray drive of the similarly priced Xbox One S ; Pack-in DualShock 4 controller still has abysmal battery life ; Only available with a 500GB disk

Over the past nine years, Timothy’s covered everything from drag shows to heavy metal, and he even debunked a local ghost story before joining Engadget in 2013. He’s an A/V enthusiast who adores physical media, much to the chagrin of his available...

Sep, 2016

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Expert review by: Mike Epstein (digitaltrends.com)

Sony PlayStation 4 Slim review

 

Now slimmer than ever, the refreshed PlayStation 4 fortifies Sony's iconic gaming platform.

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Aloysius Low (cnet.com.au)

See how much slimmer and lighter Sony's new PlayStation 4 is than the original (hands-on)

 

Sony is slimming down the PlayStation 4, following the company's usual modus operandi of releasing an updated and redesigned version of a console part-way through its lifecycle.

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: Eddykj (johnlewis.com)

Great present!

 

Son really enjoyed playing this.Prefers the graphics and ease of controls to other games consoles.

Jan, 2017

Consumer review by: Birchy58 (johnlewis.com)

PS4

 

Excellent item & super fast delivery. Arrived un damaged and wrapped securely in John Lewis packaging.

Jan, 2017

Consumer review by: Sal1777 (johnlewis.com)

Great price

 

Great item for a great price Extra years warranty as well

Jan, 2017

Product Specifications

Design

Colour of product:Black

Networking

Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR / 4.1 LE
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:AC / AC, HDMI, Micro-USB
Games included:Mafia III
Headset included: Yes
Manual:Y / Yes
Number of gamepads included:1
User guide:Y
Video game included:No / Y

Performance

Graphics processor:AMD Radeon
Internal Memory:8192 / 8196
Internal memory type:GDDR5
Platform:Playstation 4
Processor Model:AMD Jaguar

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in:Y
DC-in jack: Yes
Digital Audio Optical Out:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2

Power

AC input voltage:220

Storage

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:288 / 305
Height :39 / 53
Weight:2.1 / 2.8
Width:265 / 275