Xbox One S vs. Xbox One X

Xbox One X vs Xbox One S ATB

The Xbox One X is the most powerful and most expensive gaming console released by Microsoft. With its high price tag comes high resolution, ultra-HD, high dynamic range graphics, and performance enhancements for no-lag gameplay. (Shop Xbox One on Amazon)
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While the Xbox One S does support 4K upscaling to play 4K Netflix and Blu-ray discs, it doesn’t support native 4K gaming like the Xbox One X. In the simplest of terms, the Xbox One X is the “true 4K” version of the Xbox One S. If you have a 4K HDR UHD TV, and an extra few hundred bucks, the Xbox One X is 100% worth the upgrade.

In terms of size, while the Xbox One X is the smallest game console Microsoft has ever released, it is only marginally smaller than the Xbox One S (we’re talking 0.2″ smaller).

Xbox One X
Introductory Price: $399.99

  • Size: 11.8 x 9.4 x 2.3 in
  • Weight: 8.4lbs
  • Released: Nov. 2017
  • Native 4K Gaming: YES
  • Netflix 4K: YES
  • Memory: 12 GB GDDR5 (9 GB available to games)
  • CPU: 2.3 GHz AMD 8-core APU (2 quad-core Evolved Jaguar modules)

Xbox One S
Introductory Price: $299.99
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  • Size: 11.6 x 9.0 x 2.5 in
  • Weight: 6.4lbs
  • Released: 2016
  • Native 4K Gaming: NO
  • Netflix 4K: YES (upscaling, not native)
  • Memory: 8 GB DDR3 (5 GB available to games), 32 MB ESRAM
  • CPU: 1.75 GHz AMD 8-core APU (2 quad-core Jaguar modules)

The connectivity ports on the Xbox One X and Xbox One S are identical; both consoles offer the following:

  • 3x USB 3.0
  • 1x HDMI 2.0
  • 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Built-in IR blaster


When the Xbox One X was released, Microsoft published the graphic below to compare the two consoles.

Remember, in order to benefit from the graphics of the Xbox One X, you have to use high-quality HDMI 2.0 HDCP cables, plugged into a 4K HDR UHD television/display. Check out the video below to see a side-by-side comparison of Forza Horizons gameplay on Xbox One S vs. Xbox One X:

Now with the all new Xbox One S Disk-less Edition, there’s even more to compare. Check out the comparison table below to see all three console’s features stacked side-by-side.
New Xbox Diskless Comparison


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