It will be a tough decision to make if you are contemplating getting a PS4 console. You would want to know the major differences between the three consoles before making a purchasing one. Don’t fret! We are here to help you get informed about these consoles.
PS4 was introduced on 15th November 2013, by Sony. Afterward, there came PS 4 Slim which came into force 15th September 2016, to replace PS4. PS 4 Pro is the latest in the market of the PS 4 consoles. PS4 Pro was launched on 10th November 2016.
PS4 Vs PS4 Slim – what is the difference?
Now, let’s get down to business. The PS4 Slim console’s replacement of PS4 Original wasn’t a fundamental upgrade judging from the specs. The specs for the two are still very much the same. In detail, it means when it comes to graphics performance, the two are just the same. But, there is a lot of difference in other areas such as the design, Wi-Fi support, and ports.
In the area of design, the PS4 Slim is slimmer; its chassis is smaller too when compared to PS4. Slim is also lighter weighing just 4.6 pounds while PS4 weighs 6.2 pounds. PS4 came in a half-gloss finish while PS4 Slim looks adorable in matte-black. Slim comes with a USB 3.1 support which is nothing to compare with PS4’s USB 3.0 support. Slim has been upgraded to support 5 GHz Wi-Fi which PS4 does not support since it comes with a 2.4GHz wireless band which can only be connected through a router.
When it comes to power consumption, Slim beats PS4 hands down because PS4 Slim consumes less power. It consumes about 165 watts while PS4 gulps nearly 250 watts. That is some remarkable power efficiency from PS4 Slim. Because PS4 Slim is power-efficient is not enough ground to upgrade from PS4 to PS4 Slim. It will amount to a waste of money and an effort in futility. We always advise that you get game console skins and controller skin to protect your gaming machine. For PS4, you can get a nice and durable PS4 decal; for PS4 Slim, you can get a PS4 Slim skin
PS4 Slim Vs PS4 Pro – what is the difference?
PS4 Slim is no match for PS4 Pro in terms of resolution. While PS4 Slim supports 1080p, PS4 Pro is 4K; which means PS4 Pro is 4X the resolution of PS4 Slim. That’s a huge one. When it comes to memory there is no difference because they both use 8GB RAM of GDDR5. There is a slight difference in storage hard disk. PS4 Slim runs on SATA-II, while PS4 Pro runs smoothly on SATA-III; which means PS4 Pro is faster in terms of performance. PS4 Pro supports 4K TV very perfectly and PS4 Slim doesn’t. When it comes to USB ports, PS4 Pro has got three USB 3.1 ports but PS4 Slim has just two.
PS4 Pro has high efficient hardware that helps to run games smoothly without any hitches. PS4 Slim weighs 6.2 pounds while PS4 Pro weighs 7.2 pounds. Get console skins like PS4 Pro skin.
What do the three consoles have in common?
The three consoles have a lot in common. Apart from the fact that they all run on the same operating system (OS) and User Interface (UI), they all support HDMI. In other to play online games, you would need PS Plus for any of the consoles. They have support for HDR – High Dynamic Range. They all use Bluetooth. PS4 supports Bluetooth 2.1 while PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro come with Bluetooth 4.0. For the optical drive, they all support Blu-ray/DVD.
Which PS4 console should one buy?
If you have disposable income, of course, PS4 Pro is the best. You will really enjoy gaming and entertainment to the fullest. But, if you are not financially buoyant and you are in need of an affordable PS4 console, just go for PS4 Slim. PS4 is a no-go area. Don’t waste money buying it. It is not worth it at all. As a matter of fact, Sony has seized producing PS4.