Xbox One S ( 2TB ) | Review
Microsoft’s new console the Xbox One S comes in a 40 percent thinner white body compared to its predecessor. With 4K video and HDR support, the Xbox One S is fully under the lens.
After starting to sell the Xbox One in 2013, Microsoft announced their new console Xbox One S after three years of time. The console introduced at the E3 Fair, which took place in June, was sold worldwide shortly after it was introduced. The console, which is 40 percent smaller than the previous model, has a portable design, but it does manage to attract attention with its powerful features. Let’s talk briefly about the design of the console before its specifications.
With a choice of a black body on the Xbox One, Microsoft has chosen the white color on its new console. The console, which comes face to face with a white-colored and grille-designed body, has the most beautiful design up to now. With its fine workmanship, the console, which receives a complete note from us in terms of design, is bouncing with minimal design. The Xbox One S leaves the previous model due to less space. On the front and back of the console are a total of three USB 3.0 ports. In addition to the USB on the front, there is a control key and a new infrared emitter on the front, with two HDMI, IR, optical and Ethernet ports on the back.
With Xbox One S, Microsoft demonstrates how to design a console
With IR support, the Xbox One S also lets you control devices such as televisions and satellite receivers with the console. In the meantime, let me tell you; The Xbox One S does not have a dedicated Kinect port. However, Microsoft has a new controller. The same color control as the console that comes with Bluetooth support now offers a wireless coverage of 5.5 meters.
Fortunately, the new controller is not only compatible with Xbox One approved headphones, as it was previously with the controller, but it also works with any other headphone with 3.5mm cable. In other words, you no longer necessarily need to purchase the Xbox One Stereo headphone adapter to use the headset you want. One of the notable features of the Xbox One S is its built-in power supply. The console does not require a cumbersome adapter because it houses a built-in power supply. The Xbox One S can be used vertically as well as the Xbox One. Although the 2-TB model sent to us by Microsoft stands out from the box content, it is necessary to buy an extra stand for vertical use in 500-GB and 1-TB models.
As we mentioned at the beginning of the article, the Xbox One reveals its 4K and HDR support. The Xbox One S draws attention with its 4K video support, although it does not run 4K games. Compatible with 4K compatible TVs, the console can play 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray without problems. The console also allows you to watch 4K video over Netflix.
At the moment, the high prices of 4K Blu-ray players sold on the market make it attractive to buy the Xbox One S. Although console games can not run at 4K resolution, they can be upgraded to 4K ( via upscaling ). However, let’s just say that the 4K upgrade does not offer a true 4K gaming experience. But another difference that distinguishes Xbox One S from Xbox One is HDR.
HDR improves the general quality of the colors if you have a HDR TV
HDR helps with real black and dark colors. It is worth noting that HDR, currently supporting a limited number of games such as Gears of War 4 and Forza Horizon 3, is often only on the latest 4K televisions. The console, which supports HDMI 2.0 connection, can display 4K resolution at 60 Hz. As with the Xbox One, 8-core AMD Jaguar processor has a clock speed of 1.75 GHz and the 12 core graphics unit have a clock speeds of 853 MHz to 914 MHz. Another difference that makes the Xbox One S stand out from the Xbox One is the power of the process. The Xbox One S has a processing power of 1.4 teraflops, while the Xbox One has a processing power of 1.31 teraflops.
Along with the summer update that was released at the beginning of August, the Xbox One S also began offering Cortana support. Now available in the US and UK, it is possible to control the Xbox One with voice commands. With the help of Kinect, which makes it possible to active the Cortana by “Hey Cortana” command, it allows you to create parties and see what your friends are playing by with your voice. Xbox and Windows stores combine with this update. However, the number of Windows apps on the Xbox is not very much, at least, so far. We hope that this number will increase in the coming months.
Anyway, there is also a feature called Xbox Play Anywhere which comes with new updates. With this this feature, it is possible to have some games on the PC without paying an additional fee on Xbox. In the latest update, it features back-channel music playback and recording of 60 FPS game videos. OneGuide feature lets you watch TV channels on your Xbox One when the HDMI cable from any satellite receiver connected to the console.
In the end, the Xbox One S comes with features that will appeal to especially the latest 4K TV owners. If you are planning to live a real 4K game experience, we recommend waiting for Project Scorpio to be available for sale next year.