PS4 vs. PS4 Slim vs. PS4 Pro. Which One is Better to Buy?
Confused? Looking for a best New Year gift? Which one is better to invest money? The original PlayStation 4 or the PlayStation 4 slim or the PlayStation 4 pro? Do they have similar specifications? Do i get similar experience from these? Basically, what is the difference between them due to which one is better from another one. Here in this article you will get answer of all your questions.
Let’s talk about their difference in both physical appearance and performance
The PlayStation 4 was released in 2013 with a price tag of $229. It has physical dimensions of 10.83in x 12.01in x 2.08 inches. It has powerful CPU as AMD Jaguar 8-core (x86-64) and GPU as AMD Radeon (1.84 TFLOP). Here it provides two options in storage as 500 GB or 1 TB. It does not provide the 4K streaming as compare to PlayStation 4 Pro but it supports PSVR support. Here it features optical output and USB 3.0 (x2). It has AV/HDMI 1.4 and it takes power consumption of maximum 250 w.
The PlayStation 4 Slim was released last year 2016 with a price tag of $299. It has a physical dimension of 10.43in × 11.34in × 1.54in. As this is a slim variant of PlayStation 4, the size of it’s in length, breath and height is little bit smaller in order to make it slimmer in size. The PlayStation 4 slim offers very similar CPU and GPU specifications, the CPU as AMD Jaguar 8-core (x86-64) and GPU as AMD Radeon (1.84 TFLOP). In storage in also provides options in 500 GB or 1 TB.
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The 4K streaming is still unavailable as compared to PlayStation 4 Pro. Same as original PlayStation 4 it does not supports optical output but has PSVR support and USB 3.0 (x2). It has HDMI 1.4 AV out. Here the basic difference made also in power consumption to maximum 165w as compared to original PlayStation 4.
The PlayStation 4 Pro was launched with a price tag of $399. It is a little bit larger in size comparing to other two variants. It has dimensions of 11.61in × 12.87in × 2.17in. Sony in its PlayStation 4 pro featured more well performance by featuring powerful CPU as AMD Jaguar 8-core (x86-64) and GPU as AMD Radeon (4.2 TFLOP).
As it is pro version, Sony has also updated its AV out as HDMI 2.0. The PlayStation 4 pro is only available in single 1 TB storage option. This variant takes more power consumption as maximum to 310 w. Sony has provided the 4K streaming in this version and they have also updated the PSVR support as well.
The USB output has been also enhanced in PlayStation 4 pro as USB 3.0 (x3). Here we can say Sony made a lot of changes and improvements in its PlayStation 4 pro variant as compared to other two variants. That’s why they named it a pro version.
Which one is a better option to buy?
Above, we have briefly described about the difference between Sony PlayStation’s three variants namely, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 slim and PlayStation 4 Pro. PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 slim has very similar specifications but the slim version is as usual slimmer in these the variants and its power consumption is low. So if you wanna PlayStation with great performance they we suggest you the PlayStation 4 pro. The Sony has made a lot of improvements in PlayStation 4 pro as compared to the other two variants.