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Microsoft Xbox One S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3097 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 portability and design. The size and usability also get good opinions, whereas there are some less positive views 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 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Microsoft Xbox One S


alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Microsoft Xbox One S from The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft Xbox One Console with Assassin's Creed Unity & Black FlagMicrosoft Xbox One Console with Assassin's Creed Unity & Black Flag

Mar, 2019

Expert review by (

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

DT Recommended Product

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Microsoft Xbox One S review


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 : Will Greenwald (

SkinIt Xbox One S Skin Bundle


SkinIt's Xbox One S skins give your game system and controllers a whole new look, but they can be a bit tricky to apply perfectly.

Good looking. Adheres to flat surfaces with little to no bubbling. Easy to adjust when applying.

Skins don't cover system sides completely. Bubbling and creasing can occur with curved surfaces like controller grips.

Conclusions SkinIt's console skins are well-made, sturdy vinyl sheets that let you give your system and controller an inexpensive visual overhaul. They look good for the price, even if they don't come close to the results you'd get from a custom color...

Aug, 2016

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (

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 : Dieter Bohn (

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 (

Xbox One S review: The Xbox One moves into the 4K generation


Microsoft's Xbox One S sports a new paint job and a smaller size than its predecessor, but its real standout feature is the ability to play streamed or recorded 4K content.

Massive 2 TB Launch Edition should store most of your games ; Its 4K, HDR capabilities are perfect for the 4K generation ; Space savings with no apparent cooling issues

Without a 4K TV, One S advantages go away ; Attaching the stand feels permanent, even if it isn't ; Next-gen Project Scorpio is little more than a year away

Aug, 2016

Expert review by : Mark Hachman (

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 : Chris Burns (

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...

Reasonably sized - far smaller than Xbox One ; Controller further perfected over Xbox One ; Plays all Xbox One games ; 4K video output ; Ultra HD gaming upscaling

True 4K gaming isn't quite here yet ; Kinect needs adapter to connect ; Not a replacement for Xbox One (that'll come next year)

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

Expert review by : Jon L. Jacobi (

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

Expert review by : Stephen (

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


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


Built-in display: No


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


Bluetooth:N / No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: 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 / IEEE 802.11ac

Other Features

Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC, HDMI / AC,HDMI / HDMI
Game controllers included:Gamepad
Games included:Anthem: Legion of Dawn Edition / Assassin's Creed Origins / Assassin's Creed Origins, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege / Assassin's Creed Unity, Assassin's Creed BlackFlag, Call of Duty Advanced Warfare / Assassin's Creed: Origins / Assassins’ Creed Unity (Token), Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (Token), Rayman Legends (Token) / 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 / Battlefield 5, Hellblade / Battlefield V / FIFA 17 / FIFA 19 / Fortnite / Forza Horizon 3 / Forza Horizon 3 + Hot Wheels / Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels expansion / Forza Horizon 3, GTA V / Forza Horizon 3, Hot Wheels Expansion / Forza Horizon 4 / 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 / PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS / PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGOUNDS / Rocket League / Sea of Thieves / Shadow of the Tomb Raider / Tom Clancy’s The Division
Headset included: Yes
Kinect sensor included: Yes
Manual:Y / Yes
Number of gamepads included:1 / 2
User guide:Y / Yes
Video game included:N / No / Y / Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:16.9
Package height:4.45
Package weight:9.81
Package width:11.5


Built-in processor:AMD Jaguar
Color of product:Black / Grey / Multicolor / White
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 / Xbox One / Xbox One S
Processor:AMD Jaguar
Processor model:AMD Jaguar
Product color:Black / Black, White / White

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in:Y / Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Digital audio optical out:1
HDMI ports quantity:2
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3


Built-in optical drive:Y
Card reader integrated:N / No
Compatible memory cards:Not supported
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Internal storage capacity:1000 / 1024 / 2000 / 500
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray / Blu-Ray/DVD
Storage media:HDD

Technical Details

HDMI out:1
Number of HDMI outputs:1

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.9 / 9.06
Height:2.48 / 2.52