Xbox One S vs Xbox One X: Which One is the Best Xbox Gaming Station?

Xbox One S vs Xbox One X cover image

Everyone is excited about Black Friday 2019 deals and so do I. I made a list of items to buy on Black Friday 2018 though, I was able to get home half of the list. Now I am going to turn my unturned stones with this Black Friday 2019 deals. And I am more excited about the Xbox gaming station.

Here is a detailed comparison of Xbox One S vs Xbox One X for those who are buying it for the first time. In this honest review and comparison, you would be able to prioritize the product as per your experience and would be able to take a wise decision with the difference between Xbox One X and S. keeping in mind that this Black Friday 2019 deals can save $100 on Xbox One S, and $150 on Xbox One X. This is the best time when you can pick up a bundle of joy or a holiday gift for yourself or your loved ones.

 

Xbox One S vs Xbox One X

 

Xbox One X vs Xbox One S
Features Xbox One X Xbox One S
Design The Xbox One X has got the stunning Black looks that make you crazy with its design. Both the Xbox consoles are almost of the same dimensions. I personally prefer white looks of Xbox console with its grid for Airflow shift. You may place it on top or bottom of other devices, it won’t heat up.
Xbox One X – 300x240x60 mm, (11.8×9.4×2.3 inches), 3.8 Kg (8.4 lbs) Xbox One S – 295x230x64 mm, (11.6×9.0x2.5 inches), 2.9 kg (6.4 lbs)
Microsoft also claims that Xbox One X is the smallest Xbox ever.
Connectivity Both the devices Xbox One X and Xbox One S share similar connectivity ports.
3x USB 3.0, 1x HDMI 2.0, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, Ethernet, Bluetooth 4.0, Built-in IR blaster
Both of them are equipped with Kinect.
3x USB 3.0, 1x HDMI 2.0, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, Ethernet, Bluetooth 4.0, Built-in IR blaster
Performance This is the area where Xbox One X beats Xbox One S with its powerful hardware. Xbox One X is capable of delivering 4K gaming experience with enhanced hardware configuration. Xbox One S fits best for beginners and won’t disappoint you at its initial stage until you turn a Pro Gamer.
Custom CPU @ 2.3GHz – 8 cores Custom CPU @ 1.75GHz, 8 cores
Custom GPU @ 1.172GHz, 40 CUs, Polaris features Custom GPU @ 914MHz, 12 Cus
6.0 TFLOPS, 12GB GDDR5 RAM @ 326 GB/s 1.4 TFLOPS, 8GB DDR3 RAM @ 68 GB/s
Xbox One X is the first one to deliver true 4K gaming experience. The Xbox One S can upscale 1080p games to play 4K but that isn’t the real 4K experience.
The cherry on the cake is its IR blaster that allows you to program your Xbox controllers to sync with your home cinema equipment. Both the devices support Ultra HD (4K) Blu-ray player, support for HDR content and Dolby Atmos.
Storage 1TB HDD 500GB, 1TB HDD
Graphics 4K UHD Graphics 1080P – Full HD Graphics
Games Both the Xbox One X and Xbox One S offer the same games. Both the Xbox One X and Xbox One S offer the same games.
Controllers Both the Xbox One X and Xbox One S controllers have the same functionality. The only difference is of true Bluetooth connectivity that makes it different from the original Xbox. Just the color and slight difference in weight won’t make much noticeable difference.
Regular Price 1TB version cost around $499.00 1TB version cost around $250.00

Xbox One X Console

Xbox One S 500GB Console – Starter Bundle – $222.00

Microsoft Xbox One S 1Tb Console – $214.97

Microsoft Xbox One X 1Tb Console With Wireless Controller – $332.99

Xbox One S Two Controller Bundle (1TB) – $263.98

“Please Note: The above price may vary depending on the availability till stock lasts.”

 

Xbox One X Console pack

Figure Out What You Need

While shopping for the Xbox gaming station, there are few questions that you should ask yourself.

  • Is this for a Kid, a Teen or an Adult?
  • How often will you use this Xbox gaming station?
  • Do you prefer digital downloads or physical game discs?
  • What do you care about the most, the price, the features or the latest?
  • Are you shopping Xbox One wireless controller yourself, or it’s a gift?
  • Is this your first Xbox One wireless controller or you want to upgrade the existing one?
  • What type of games will you play on this Xbox One wireless controller?
  • Will you watch Blu-ray or DVD movies on your Xbox gaming station?
  • How many games will you play a year?

These questions will narrow down your search and will help you to come to a conclusion as in Xbox One S vs Xbox One X, which suits you better.

Should You Upgrade?

Based on the above questions and the difference between Xbox One X and S, you would be able to figure out if you should go for Xbox One X or Xbox One S on this Black Friday 2019. There are few other factors to determine as to which Xbox One wireless controller will work best for you.

Xbox One S controller

TV Unit – If you have a 4K UHD TV with HDR capabilities at home, Xbox One X would be compatible with that otherwise Xbox One S shall work best for you. Even if you don’t own a 4K TV, you can use both of them as they will give you enhanced experience on 1080P TV as well.

First Xbox One Wireless Controller – If this is going to be your first-ever Xbox One wireless controller, it is recommended to go for Xbox One S. It’s not a wise decision to spend double the cost for a device that you don’t even know if you are going to touch it after a few months.

Happiness is What Matters – If you will be happy with the Xbox One X, you will be happy with the Xbox One S as well. It is the most affordable option that can save you money for more game options.

Heavy Discounts – If you are able to get the most out of Black Friday 2019 deals, and if it fits in your budget, you may opt to go for the high-end Xbox One X.

Power Passion & Pricing – You need to figure out of you prefer power and passion over price or you are concerned more about your budget. You can’t get all at once. Xbox One X is a powerful device that can fuel in a lot of passion for extreme sport. On the other hand, Xbox One S is affordable and a fresher may experience the same adventure of Xbox One X.

Xbox One S Console

Wrapping Up

We hope the above difference between Xbox One X and S will help you decide which Xbox One wireless controller is best for you. Xbox One S vs Xbox One X can be described in one line: Xbox One X will give you powerful performance and Xbox One S will be an affordable and the best option for a beginner. Make the most out of this Black Friday 2019 and grab the best Black Friday Xbox One S deals.

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Raj Soni

Raj is a creative technical content blogger. He is an experienced analyst coming from Information Technology world proficient in analyzing information and defining a flawless resolution. His technical knowledge and expertise to research, blended with an intimate passion to write made him love his profession to the core. New rides, extreme sports and relishing cooking is his passion. He also dreams of writing a book truly dedicated to an Indian mother.

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