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Microsoft Xbox One S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1454 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 are impressed by the reliability and design. The size and price also get good feedback, whereas 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 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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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

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by: Matt 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...

Jul, 2017

Expert review by: Chris Burns (slashgear.com)

Xbox One S Review

 

I've been using the Xbox One S for a while now, and it's become clear that Microsoft has a winner on its hands. Not just because the device is better than its predecessor - and less expensive. The Xbox One S is better than the Xbox One, the PS4, and...

Several versions of the Xbox One S are available, including the Xbox One S with 500GB internal storage starting at $299 USD. Occasionally stores will be offering up special package deals with games for $249.99. One example that’s popped up already is...

Dec, 2016

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...

Aug, 2016

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...

Aug, 2016

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

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Mark Hachman (pcworld.com)

Microsoft confirms a slimmer Xbox One S for August at $299

 

The Xbox One S will boast more storage, support for 4K video, and even more internal storage. AMD will also continue supplying the chip, the company confirmed.

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Suzanne Humphries (toptenreviews.com)

Microsoft Xbox One S Review

 

Microsoft's latest video game console, the Xbox One S, improves greatly upon its previous iterations. Barely half the size of the standard Xbox One, this console has 4K capabilities, an internal power supply and a beautiful minimalistic design. Despite...

The Xbox One S is a great console for multimedia, and it’s a much-needed step up in processing power and video playback quality if you’re stuck with an older-generation console. However, if you already have a regular Xbox One and aren’t too hung up on...

May, 2017

Expert review by: S21 (s21.com)

Microsoft Xbox One S review

 

The Microsoft Xbox One S is a very welcome upgrade to Microsoft's game console and all-round entertainment system. 40% smaller, and with an internal power supply, it's a much nicer-looking box. It's also a low-cost way to embrace UHD Blu-ray, and...

Is it worth upgrading from an Xbox One to the One S? It might be if you have a high-end HDR TV and want to get the best graphics possible. The One S also gives you a low-cost route into UHD Blu-Ray, as well as 4K streaming. But if you don't have one of...

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Stephen (4k.com)

Review of the Microsoft Xbox One S Console with 4K Game Upscaling and HDR UHD Video Playback

 

After a fairly long wait, the Microsoft Xbox One S has finally arrived on sale and while this new revamp of the classic Xbox One is definitely not an entirely new gaming console –for that we'll have to wait for the Xbox Scorpio in 2017—it's definitely...

Excellent design ; New controller is more user friendly ; 4K video playback ; Streaming from Netflix, Amazon ; HDR gaming and video support ; 4K upscaling of 1080p games

Not a real 4K gaming console at all ; No Kinect port built-in ; Only comes with one controller ; Overshadowed by Microsoft Scorpio

The bottom line for the Microsoft One S is that if you’re looking for a great game console and 4K Blu-ray/streaming media player combo, then this device is a great choice at a decent price. It offers plenty of value per dollar spent. If however you...

Aug, 2016

Product Specifications

Design

Color of product:Black / Grey / Red / White

Multimedia

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

Networking

Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: 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 bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
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
Headset included: Yes
Manual:Y / Yes
Number of gamepads included:1
Video game included:N / No / Y / Yes

Performance

Graphics controller:AMD Radeon
Graphics processor:AMD Radeon
Internal memory:8000 / 8192
Internal memory type:DDR3
Motion sensor:Y / Yes
Parental Control:Y / Yes
Platform:Xbox One S
Processor:AMD Jaguar
Processor model:AMD Jaguar

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in:Y / Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Digital audio optical out:1
HDMI ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3

Storage

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