Microsoft has fully embraced the multi-tiered model it started with the Xbox One X. You now have a choice between the Xbox Series X and slimmer Series S, which have replaced Xbox One X and Xbox One S respectively. In this article, we will be discussing the comparison of design, graphics, CPU, memory, storage, controller, games and accessories, and price for both Xbox Series S and Xbox One S.
The Xbox Series S has a very similar design to the Xbox One S, but it comes with a black grille for ventilation which is visible. While the One S is hardly massive itself in either version, the Series S is in fact the smallest Xbox ever. However, the black circle on the newer model might be a concern for some users.
The Xbox Series S supports 4K output using upscaling, while the Xbox One S can only output in 1080p other than on menus. The Series S targets 120fps performance at 1440p, which is a big step up from the One S.
CPU and Memory
The Xbox Series S and X both have the same CPU which is an eight-core chip that runs at 3.6GHz while the Xbox One S has a custom eight-core processor running at 1.75GHz. The Series S has 10GB of GDDR6 memory running at 224GB/s while the One S and All-Digital Edition each have 8GB of DDR3 RAM and 32MB of ESRAM.
The Xbox Series S comes with a solid-state drive which is way faster for loading speeds and transfers, but it has a storage capacity of only 512GB while the Xbox One S in both versions came with either a 500GB or 1TB hard drive.
The Xbox Series S comes with Microsoft’s newest controller with some subtle improvements such as better grip, tweaked analog sticks, and a new finish for the buttons. However, all controllers from the Xbox One era and onward are compatible with all Xbox consoles going forward.
Games and Accessories
All of Microsoft’s new games will work across the range of recent Xbox consoles, so people shouldn’t feel they have to upgrade to a new console to play the latest games, at least for a few years. The crown jewel of this system is Game Pass which will ensure that you have a big library of games that will work on whatever hardware you have access to including through streaming.
Xbox One S can be found for around £250 or $250, while the Xbox Series S is available for £250 or $299, making it a much better purchase in terms of features and price.
If you’re looking to buy a new Xbox console, then we recommend you go for Xbox Series S which comes packed with better features and a lower price tag.