Looking forward to buying a console in 2018? and if it’s a 4K console you are looking forward to buying then you maybe search for Xbox One X vs PS4 Pro. With the release of the Xbox One X which is the Microsoft’s most powerful gaming console yet, the company has risen the bar on the console performance to a whole new level. But it is not the only console which is going to sit on the throne, there is still a stiff competition from Sony’s PlayStation 4 Pro. Both of the gaming consoles are one of a kind and are more focused on 4K gaming and 4K streaming.
Despite being same in many aspects, the Xbox One X and the PS4 Pro have plenty of differences all around. The Xbox One X is considerably the more powerful console technically, it is way too expensive than the PlayStation 4 Pro, but Sony has a lot of tricks up its sleeves, it has one heck of a backlog of exclusives which are around the corner, Microsoft are trying and are slowly coming back into the race. The good thing about the PS4 Pro is that it has a VR headset available, the Xbox One X does not have a VR headset and still, we are unaware if they are planning of making one or not. We are about to put both of the consoles through a tough test to determine which is the champion and which one should you get.
Now, let’s talk about the spec sheet, for a console that has a lot of raw power, the Xbox One X is very sleek and compact in design, at 11.8 x 9.3 x 2.3 inches. It weighs around 8.4 pounds which is heavy for a console, however, Microsoft claims that it is the slimmest and the smallest Xbox One ever. Let’s do a comparison, the Xbox One S is 11.6 x 9.1 x 2.5 inches, so it is smaller is different dimensions. The all-new Xbox One X comes in a matte black color, a completely new color which is opposite of its predecessor Xbox One S which was totally white. The design is almost the same of the Xbox One S which means that it is not that dull looking or has an ugly approach towards the look.
The PlayStation 4 Pro as compared to the One X is very large, at 15.6 x 11.6 x 2.6 inches, although it is large from the One X but it is lighter, at almost 7 pounds. It is made with a stack of three pieces of black plastic, it almost looks like a PS4 with another half of it on top. The design approach of Sony was very modern and appealing to look but on the downside.
Winner: Xbox One X, although the design of it has not been renewed and it is heavy but there is no argument with squeezing a lot of power into a small compact design.
The Xbox One X, as well as the Xbox One S, have a lot of ports in common, and like the One S, the Xbox One X continues this tradition. Besides its power port, it offers three USB 3.0 one on the front, two on the back, HDMI-in and out ports, IR out, S/PDIF and an Ethernet port. The Xbox One S did not have any direct input for Kinect and it required an adaptor to connect it, in the One X, it is built right inside.
The PS4 Pro has a couple of USB 3.0 ports on the front and another on the back. The back of the support is likewise where you’ll discover the HDMI-out port, optical out port, Ethernet jack, auxiliary port and power port.
Winner: Xbox One X, the One X’s HDMI-out and the HDMI-in ports let a user use it pass the cable signals through the Xbox which means that you can also watch our TV on your gaming console.
PERFORMANCE AND GRAPHICS
The Xbox One X is amazingly impressive on paper. It has an all-new custom eight-core CPU clocked at 2.3 GHz and an amazing new custom GPU clocked at 1.17 GHz. This GPU incorporates features from AMD’s Polaris architecture and presents 6 teraflops of processing power. That easily destroys the Xbox One S, which has 1.4 teraflops.
The Xbox One X additionally has 12GB of GDDR5 RAM. Microsoft says this is sufficient for shake strong 4K (3840 x 2160) gameplay at 60 frames per second. The Xbox One X additionally supports High Dynamic Range (HDR), and also AMD’s FreeSync to avert screen tearing.
The PS4 Pro has a ditto AMD processor from the first PS4, yet it has been overclocked to 2.1 GHz. (The PS4 Slim is timed at 1.6 GHz.) The eight-core GPU additionally incorporates features from AMD’s Polaris architecture and offers an imposing 4.2 teraflops of processing power. It has less RAM (8GB) than the Xbox One X. Its Boost Mode has prompted expanded edge rates in some PS4 amusements, however, client and press reports have expressed that edge rates aren’t generally reliable. Some of this changeability relies upon the game. For instance, PS4 exclusive Horizon Zero Dawn ran topped at 30 fps, while outputting at 4K on the PS4 Pro.
Winner: Xbox One X, its CPU and its GPU are far more powerful than the PS4 Pro’ and also Microsoft stated 4K gaming at 60 FPS.
Xbox One X may be a powerful console but it still needs to improve and delivery on its exclusives. Both consoles are backed by the third party developer titles like Ubisoft or EA. Sony’s PlayStation has a lot of remarkable titles like The Last of Us, Remastered, Horizon Zero Dawn, and Uncharted 4. Many of the older games which did not support 4K like, Infamous Second Son, were patched later on in order to avail 4K gaming.
Xbox itself has a few first party exclusives, like Halo 5, Gears of War 4, Quantum Break, but the lineup of these games are not well satisfying as compared to Sony’s, plus there are not much of the exclusives which are coming out for the next couple of months. Microsoft claims that all of the previous games will look and feel more realistic on the new One X
Winner: PS4 Pro, although Xbox has an advantage of the compatibility and share play with a PC, the PS4 Pro still has a lot of exclusives with amazing storylines which is not found on the Xbox.
INTERFACE AND SPECIAL FEATURES
Both the Xbox One X as well as the PlayStation 4 Pro have an amazing elegant modern interface and the menu bar, which makes it easy for the user to navigate across the system. Many of us are the huge fans of the PlayStation layout and design but we also understand why people go after the Xbox’s wide, Windows 8/10 design.
The Xbox One’s multitask functionality lets you work around on two different programs as once, which is a very helpful gesture to help a user. The PlayStation 4 makes it easy for a user to share his gameplay or screenshots with his friends across different social networks, as well as the PlayStation 4 Pro has Share Play, which lets you give access of your games to others, regardless of the other person or your friend owns the game.
Both the consoles, the Xbox One X as well as the Sony’s PlayStation 4 Pro have Remote Play, which means that it can let someone play their games on different devices or platforms. The Xbox One lets you stream with ease on Windows 10 PC’s as well as some tablets, while on the other hand Sony’s PlayStation 4 lets you stream games on different PC’s, Mac, PS Vita as well as some certain models of Xperia.
PlayStation’s DualShock 4 controller has a specific button of Share, which lets you capture a screenshot or record a clip and you can easily share it on Facebook or Twitter or you can even start a live stream on Twitch or YouTube. Xbox players always need to tap the home button and then press Y for taking a screenshot or press X for recording the screen, but the down side is, the recording is not that long, a specific time is designated for the recording. This process could be a lot easier if Microsoft would have the same approach as of Sony.
Winner: PlayStation 4, this is a no-brainer, the PlayStation 4 Pro lets you share your screenshots or your game footage with ease, as well as it is more compatible with a lot of different platforms as compared to Xbox One X.
So the question is, how much more are you willing to pay for the sheer raw power of the Xbox One X? The total difference is of $100. Are you sure you want to spend some extra cash just to get better frame rates at 4K? The Xbox One X starts at a staggering $499 which comes with a standard 1TB HDD. The PlayStation 4 Pro starts up at $399 and it also has a 1TB HDD, a good thing is that both of the consoles support external storage, which means you can upgrade the storage capacity as per you requirement.
The main concept is that you are going to pay for that extra power. The Xbox One X is compact in size but it packs a lot of power, plays 4K Blu-Ray discs, and strives to deliver true 4K gaming experience at 60 frames per second. The PlayStation 4 Pro does also delivery gaming experience at 4K but different games experience different frame rates but the plus point of the PS4 Pro is that it also has a designated VR headset which is available at the stores.
For the exclusives, and if you want to go for them, the PlayStation 4 definitely has a better game library as compared to the Xbox.
Winner: PlayStation 4 Pro, the PS4 Pro is cheaper and has more exclusives than the Xbox.
In many rounds, the Xbox One X takes the lead from the PlayStation 4 Pro. A good feature is that you will get to go back in time and will be able to experience games from your Xbox 360 as well as from the original Xbox, many of the games which were released before the One X will get an updated patch which will make those games be playable at 4K, which means better graphics and better performance. The Xbox One X supports 4K streaming, 4K Blu-ray discs as well as it is one of the most secure and reliable online gaming portals there is.