In-Depth Comparison - PS4 vs PS4 Slim vs PS4 Pro
1. HDR and 4K
The main benefit of the Pro model is its 4K compatibility. Note that you will only be able to enjoy this feature if your TV or monitor is 4K-compatible as well. But rest assured, the Pro makes superb use of HDR (High Dynamic Range) technology thanks to its HDMI 2.0 port. So even in Full-HD, the games will be more detailed and beautiful. Also, the colour rendering and contrast are quite simply, better on the Pro. If graphics are a priority for you, the PS4 Pro is the best model to choose. The Pro also allows you to capture and stream 1080p video at 60 fps (shout out to gamers on YouTube and Twitch!).
If the main deciding factor for you is the sheer power of your machine, then don't even hesitate - the PS4 Pro is for you. With faster refresh rates, it runs games more smoothly and with less loading time. And best of all, with better image quality. This means improved shadow handling, super-detailed textures, and improved antialiasing. Display distance is also better, which can come in handy for competitive FPSs.
If you're looking for the most powerful high-tech console on the market, this is it. Without taking into account the next-gen, naturally. The computing power is twice that of the Slim.
The PS4 Pro has 1TB (1000GB) of storage, the PS4 Slim is available with 1TB or 500GB and the standard version only has 500GB. If you buy a lot of dematerialised games, you can never have too much space, so opt for 1TB. If you're used to deleting your games once they're finished, a 500 GB is more than enough.
The Pro version of the PlayStation 4 is equipped with three USB ports, one more than the other two models. This makes it extra convenient to connect a virtual reality headset and get the most out of virtual reality games on your VR PlayStation. Both the PS4 Pro and the Slim version also feature an optical audio output, if you want to connect your Sony console to an older home theatre.
5. Size and Weight
This is where you see the biggest difference when you put all 3 gaming consoles side by side. The PS4 Pro is larger and heavier (295x55x327 mm, 3.3 kg), though that's to be expected as it has more under the hood. If portability is important for you, choose a PS4 Slim (265x39x288 mm, 2.1 kg).
6. Energy Consumption
If you're careful about your electricity consumption, whether for environmental or budgetary reasons, the PS4 Slim consumes about half as much power as the Pro. The former is, therefore, less likely to heat up while gaming. When plugged into a 4K display, the energy usage of the PlayStation 4 can increase further.
7. The Price
You may have already guessed it, but the Pro is obviously more expensive than the Slim or standard version. £90 more to be exact, when purchased new. But you'll find a refurbished PS4 Pro cheaper than new standard versions through Back Market. And if it's a Slim or standard version you're looking for, you'll save up to £63 when you buy refurbished.
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