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Microsoft Xbox One S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2091 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. People really like the reliability and design. The size and usability also get good feedback. Many are critical 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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Expert review by : Sameer Mitha (digit.in)

Microsoft Xbox One S 500GB Console White Review

 

Microsoft's Xbox One S has made its way to Indian shores. The console boasts of an interesting feature set, some exciting exclusives and an attractive form factor. Is it too late to the party?

Gorgeous design and form factor ; Integrated power brick ; Can be propped up vertically with a stand ; Game Pass and backwards compatibility are good services ; Dolby Atmos, HDR and 4K Blu-ray playback support ; Good library of exclusives

Controller still uses 2 AA batteries ; Third party games run better on the PS4 ; Launched a year after its official global launch ; Xbox One X is around the corner ; White gets dirty easily

One can’t ignore the fact that the console is a year late to launch in India, which means that if you wanted an Xbox One S, then you probably already got it through other sources. If you are looking to buy one, you can get it cheaper in the grey market...

2017-10

Expert review by (stuff.tv_in)

Microsoft Xbox One S review

 

A worthy 4K rival to Sony's PlayStation 4 Pro

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 console the Xbox One should have been at launch. Still, this One S mighty fine in its own right.

2017-09

Expert review by (stuff.tv_in)

Microsoft Xbox One S preview

 

UPDATED: Microsoft reveals the release date for its slimmed-down, 4K-friendly console

2016-06

Expert review by (gadgets.ndtv.com)

Xbox One S Review: Worth the Upgrade?

 

Gorgeous industrial design Sweet form factor No power brick! Whisper quiet

Not available officially yet Robot white is easy to smudge OS concerns still persist

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.

2016-09

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Xbox One S review: a worthy successor -- to the Xbox 360

 

Thanks to new software, more compact hardware and an excellent pack-in controller, the Xbox One S feels like a worthy successor to the older Xbox 360. If you already have an Xbox One, however, there's little reason to upgrade unless you're also...

The only game console with a UHD Blu-ray drive for 4K movie playback ; Refined design ; Very quiet and very small ; Excellent pack-in gamepad

4K streaming apps and 4K Blu-ray playback don't work out of the box ; HDR video for gaming won't be available until this fall ; No reason to buy unless you own a 4K TV

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...

2016-08

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by : Matthew S. Smith (digitaltrends.com)

Microsoft Xbox One S review

 

The Xbox One S is more than a console – it's a great Ultra HD Blu-Ray player.

Slick new look ; Strong input/output selection ; Ultra HD Blu-ray support ; Enhanced compatibility with Windows 10 ; Attractive pricing

Not as small as expected ; Hardware still slower than PlayStation 4 ; Cortana is disappointing

Most gamers are unlikely to find the Xbox One S more appealing that it was before. It remains less powerful than its rival at Sony. Aside from its smaller footprint – which, as mentioned, is less impressive than hinted during its reveal – there’s...

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

2016-09

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Microsoft Xbox One S

 

The new, streamlined Microsoft Xbox One S is smaller than the original Xbox One console, comes with a redesigned controller, and can play Ultra HD Blu-ray discs.

Ultra HD Blu-ray playback. Smaller footprint. Increased storage options. Redesigned gamepad features a headset jack.

4K video streaming not yet available. Games aren't upconverted to 4K. No Kinect.

The Xbox One S earns our Editors' Choice for its features and design, but as always, you should consider the available games before committing to a system. Exclusives can help define a console, and that often boils down to a matter of taste. Purely...

2016-08

Expert review by : Dieter Bohn (theverge.com)

Xbox One S review: Great console, bad timing

 

There's no way to talk about the Xbox One S without talking about the console it's replacing, the Xbox One. So I will just start by saying the really obvious thing: the Xbox One S is what the...

Looks great ; Smaller ; 4K and HDR support

No SSD option ; Might be better to wait for Project Scorpio

2016-08

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Type:AA
Number of Batteries Supported:2

Design

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

Display

Built-in Display: No

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 / Xbox One S / Xbox One,Xbox One S
Reflex vibration:Y
Shoulder buttons:Y

Multimedia

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

Networking

Bluetooth:N / No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 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

Other features

Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC, HDMI / HDMI
Game controllers included:Gamepad
Games included:Assassin's Creed Origins / Assassin's Creed Origins, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege / Assassin’s Creed / Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag / 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 / Tom Clancy’s The Division
Headset included:Y / Yes
Kinect sensor included: Yes
Manual:Y
Number of gamepads included:1
Number of products included:1
Receiver included:Y
User guide:Y / Yes
Video game included:N / No / Y / Yes

Packaging Data

Package Type:Box

Performance

Built-in processor:AMD Jaguar
Graphics processor:AMD Radeon
Internal Memory:8000 / 8192
Internal memory type:DDR3
Motion sensor:Y / Yes
Number of controllers supported (max):4
Parental control:Y / Yes
Platform:Xbox / 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
Frequency range:2.4
HDMI ports quantity:2
Headphone Out:Y
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3
Wireless Range:5.4 / 9

Receiver

Receiver Type:Nano
Wireless receiver interface:USB

Storage

Built-In Hard Drive: Yes
Built-In Optical Drive:Y / Yes
Card reader integrated:N / No
Compatible memory cards:Not supported
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Internal storage capacity:1000 / 2000 / 500
Optical Drive Type:Blu-ray
Storage Media:HDD

Technical Details

Colour of product:Black / Black, Red / Camouflage / Green / Green, Grey / Multicolour / Turquoise / White
LED indicators:Y
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-

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:155 / 230
Height :64
Weight:2.9
Width:108 / 295