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Microsoft Xbox One S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 171 reviews of Microsoft Xbox One S. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles for all reviews. Comments about the game selection and portability are overall positive. The size and price are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the reliability, while there are some mixed reviews about the usability.

design, price, size, portability, game selection

reliability

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.

Review analysis

(Based on 171 reviews)

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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.

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

After a limited run, Lazarus is making virtual return as part of the V&A Museum's Performance Festival.

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

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.

Aug, 2016

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

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 ; Could fragment Xbox One audience ; 4K gaming limited to upscaling.

Xbox One S is the pinnacle of what Microsoft set out to create three years ago. But being sleeker, cheaper and more powerful than its predecessor, the One S could also rub early adopters (who shelled out for Kinect) the wrong way.

Mar, 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.

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

Product Specifications

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3

Storage

Built-In Optical Drive: Yes