PS4 Pro or Xbox One: What Console HDR to Play

Mac or PC? Apple or Samsung? Another of the classic “wars” between brands and products more relevant to the level of you philias and phobias usually found in desktop consoles. For Christmas a complicated decision will be choosing the trendiest model choose. Or Xbox One S or PS4 Pro.

The two most current versions of the latest generation of consoles from Sony and Microsoft are back to face three years after the onset of the current cycle. Engadget we have discussed at in a new One-to-one on what offers each one of them, what makes them different and similar at the same time, as well as the advantages and disadvantages, the pros and cons of choosing a PS4 Pro or a Xbox One S Christmas.

Consoles no longer want to that you renew them every 5 years

Already warned us that leading companies the renew Desktop console each over 5 years was over. Cycles and generations will not change much but that you will find on the road renovations us sound of other consumer electronics products and will make more difficult the decision of purchasing a model when touching renewal.

First problem: the brands want you to renew your console every 2-3 years and the new Xbox One S and PS4 Pro are a perfect example

We have found the first example of this idea around the desktop console shift this year. Have come to the market new Xbox One S and PS4 Pro, two models that have the same base models that debuted the current generation, but to which we have included improvements in the design and technical features.

Design change: two very different choices

Already do the companies of smartphones, the design is the main element that tends to attract a consumer towards a new purchase a model which, internally, is not so different.

Here we found two opposing ideas: the exquisite and very striking renovation of the Xbox One S, and the maintenance of the base on the PS4 Pro.

Inside there is no great novelty, but go with the aesthetic change, which already sells the Xbox One S alone can

We can say that the Microsoft model was precisely that more aesthetic renewal (and functional needed). With this Xbox One S have been able to finally get a tremendously attractive, very compact model, consistent with its position in the living room of home or care spaces, but above all, with the Elimination of the annoying power supply.


Xbox One S

Xbox One

Price 299 euros (2 TB model) From 299 euros (initially it cost 499 euros)
Dimensions 40% smaller (295 x 230 x 63 mm) 333 x 274 x 79 mm
Weight 2.9 kg 3.2 kg
Video output resolution 720 p, 1080 p, 4K (HDR) 720 p, 1080 p
CPU CPU octo – core (not specified) 1.75 GHz, AMD Jaguar APU octo – core 28 nm
GPU Unspecified AMD Radeon GCN, 853 MHz, 1.23 TFLOPS
RAM Unspecified 8 GB DDR3
Internall storage 500 GB / 1 TB / 2 TB 500 GB / 1 TB
Optical drive 4K Blu-ray, DVD Blu-ray, DVD
Vigi Dual band, 802.11 a/b/g/n Dual band, 802.11 a/b/g/n
Ethernet connectivity Gigabit Ethernet Gigabit Ethernet
Ports HDMI 2.0a, S/PDIF, USB 3.0, infrared port HDMI 1.4, S/PDIF, USB 3.0, Kinect port, 3 x USB 3.0
Power supply Internal External
Remote control of video games Wireless, redesigned and with Bluetooth support Control Xbox Wireless One

The opposite case is given with the PS4 Pro. Here did not have the problem of power supply, so Sony has been very conservative in design and the differences are minimal. It is even larger, but at least it has solved a small design bug for some with the distribution of buttons on its front.

The mess of 4K for video and games: the big difference

In part the PS4 Pro becomes largest has to do with that inside is where the greatest revolution level specifications. It is the console of the generation that first committed to the 4 K game, although with many nuances by now.

The 4K comes to new consoles, but in a very different way: Xbox One S with a Blu-Ray Reader 4K and the PS4 Pro aspiring to “run” 4K Games now

On the other hand, the Xbox One S focuses on completing his role as entertainment center with the inclusion of the 4K playback thanks to a new Blu-Ray 4K reader. Here Sony did not want to pull physical format to deliver 4K video, but that it allows us if we opt for solutions or sources that are already 4 K and streaming, as in the case of Netflix. Summing up as: both offer 4K playback but only the Xbox One S from physical format.

The second pillar of the visual experience with the new consoles is the HDR mode. Here there is a stalemate in the sense that both offer both for video playback and for the game.

In the game 4K is the question

Aside from the 4K video mode, we pass the game pure and simple. And here, as well as the HDR, which include both consoles, we must talk about what allows and which not, play in 4K.

If your idea is to play in 4K, despite its limitations, your choice should now be the PS4 Pro

In theory, both consoles are capable of offering us a playing experience at 4K, but approach it from very distant points. The Xbox One is making actually rescale any game that you launch it to 4 K If our TV supports this mode, via compatible HDMI output. Without more technical requirements.

Sony is facing the challenge of the game 4K first debunking what makes the Xbox One S, and affirming that the real game 4K of this generation comes with her due to the brutal increase your graphics power with the new interior of the PS4 Pro, which makes its re-escalado in many cases like having a native 4K, something that can not say Microsoft for its Xbox One S.

Here it should be noted that with the approach of Sony is necessary the participation of developers to create games that make that jump from gross horsepower at graphic level that puts the Sony PS4 Pro in your hands. And to speak 4K real game for this generation of consoles.

We have tested the two consoles and we have no doubt of what is currently offered by a 4K more real gaming experience: the PS4 Pro. With games to come and we have been tested already, is the winner in this section. Microsoft will have to wait for Scorpio Project by the end of 2017.

Then, do I buy one? Which one?

The big question around whether Xbox One S or PS4 Pro is actually more than the side of which platform is your favorite catalog or exclusive, as well as by the previous generation you have.

In Engadget seems to us that, having to jump right now to one of the two without preference by catalogue, the PS4 Pro looks like a step forward at the level of future. Coldly.

When choosing whether or not to buy the PS4 Pro or the Xbox One S, do not forget that you have a 4 K and HDR TV to take advantage of the new console

The passage of an Xbox One a model S no longer so see so clear unless eyeball-to-eyeball in our discretion the aesthetic and functional aspect. The Xbox One S there is a wonder. Or in the case that you bet the physical format 4 K video and are going to make an investment. It makes more sense a Xbox One S even if you don’t go to play than buying a player separately. And you get the extra of the HDR, something which is not possible with previous generation.

However, the classical PS4 may it take advantage of the HDR with firmware update. However, as a player, buy a PS4 Pro seems also a purchasing decision more reasonable if you want 4 K for video and game even though you already have the previous generation. Titles that are coming for the PS4 Pro that will be more used to a level of graphics that you can not see the Xbox One s.

And now comes your turn, with what would you choose you?

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