Overall a great console with just a few hiccups
I purchased the Xbox One S after my original Xbox One began lagging and could not keep up with the graphics required by some of the newer games released. The design of the S is extremely appealing, being much more streamline (i.e. slimmer, without rounded edges). The accompanying controller has a textured underside for grip, and is much more ergonomic during long hours of use than others. The connectivity has no problems from much further distances to the console. The reactivity is great and highly responsive, and the HDR capabilities means th...at games and viewing are MUCH more visually impressive. The lag times are noticeably fewer on the One S, and it has the capacity for 4K and in the times of insolation where the cinemas are closed, movie watching is about as magnificent as it can get (unless watched on the One X). One downside is that the original One S console does not have much memory, meaning that storage for more than a few data-hungry games will incur a higher cost with the 1 or 2 TB bundles. Another is that being an Xbox, it requires a lot of updates, and the time taken to download (depending on internet speed), can extend to overnight. Overall this console can do all that you require it to do, but the constant downloads become annoying over time.
Best value for a 4K Blue-Ray player
The Xbox One S is one of the best consoles Xbox has made, since it’s about 100% better than the original Xbox One! It’s more powerful, and it’s about $100 less than a 4K Blue-Ray player, not forgetting that this IS an Xbox, and you get the excellent quality of the software and games Xbox has to offer. Even though Xbox series X is coming out soon, I still think that this is a great buy, as prices are dropping. I highly recommend this console.
I have had the xbox one s for a couple of years now, and it just amazes me how many times it is either broken, not downloading or responding. Games very rarely actually save, you have the storage capacity to only download about 4 games (when first purchased), meaning that you will have to buy another 1 TB storage for about $80. As a result, the console is often very laggy when moving through the menus. Also, there are constant system update failures or hard disk corruption's, which restricted you from even opening the console. I have had this h...appen to me twice meaning that i have too delete all my progress from my xbox one s. Combine this with a controller that never works results in a terrible gaming experience. I have purchased 3 controllers for the xbox one, and not a single one has worked more than 3 months. Its just outrageous for a top quality console .It gets to the point where I don't even bother playing games anymore. It is just sooooo frustrating. If your planning on buying a console don't bother with this embarrassing piece of tech.
It's Terrible & Horrible takes forever to install & starts eating up all the space in the console.
The only reason there is only 1 star, that's because the graphics is great, otherwise it would be no star option. Playing the game with the disk, first you have to install the game. I've never seen an installation take 10 hours of installing 1 game to be able to play with it with the disk, also somehow it was also downloading updates... 2nd game took 3 hours of installing then stopped halfway saying that the disk is damaged... If you keep going at this rate of installing games you run out of space, then what?... buy another hd?... xbox origin...al was better for gaming. You put the disk in and your away. This is terrible in terms of just trying to play a game..... I would suggest not getting this xbox one s. When you run out of space, they make you want to buy more, installation takes forever even with the disk - rather it's install game first before playing even with the disk so waiting time is 10 times longer, not forgetting you need unlimited internet access as some data required to download is over 60gigs for certain games. Products that they want you to sign up too or other purchases via the console, it's not for the purpose of entertainment or playing games but to make you spend more after purchasing this console.....
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Very good, glad I got this item.
This is a fantastical gaming machine, After around 7 months of owning a Xbox one S it is still very usable. The console does not have one scratch and is very strong and durable and is small enough to fit in places like draws. The controller is very responsive but after a while of use it gets a bit less responsive and you have to press a button a couple of times for it to pick up on it. The screen quality is very good and the game options you have are wide, especially with Xbox Gamepass. One of the problems I encountered with the games is the limited space. Other then that this is a great console I highly recommend to anybody interested in gaming.
Great gaming console with wide range of features to use
Have owned since Xmas and am really enjoying it, picture quality on games is great, loading times and game installs are quick, hard drive size is adequate for my needs, only gripe I have is constant issues with headset connectivity to the controller, seems to be very temperamental at times
Save your Money...
This has some ok benefits for TV viewing, but as a gaming console it is rubbish.
The games are ordinary with too much focus on paid subscriptions and add ons.
In game purchasing also means if your children are playing, you can expect at least one unwanted purchase.
There are some security settings, but it isn't simple and at the end of the day if you walk away and leave it open. Too Bad...you just paid for something you didnt want. And dont expect a refund, which took 2 hours to negotiate just to apply for one.
There is little to know support when it has issues, and I have had plenty.
I guess everyone in the gaming world already knows this is a crap machine, but hopefully I can save a few souls.
Bought for son as present and he is loving it completely,One mistake I made was only buying with 500 gig storage you need at least the one terabite,Am now looking to add external storage if any one can help with this we would greatly appreciate it.I Know I cam't spell terabite,Cheer's Krusty.
Like the versatility - console + media box
Nice console which is now going quite cheap. As expected, you got to have paid subscription and got to download all the games.
Now what I really like is that this XBox can also be a nice media player - Netflix, Stan, YouTube, Blu-Ray etc, all in 4K with 7.1 sound. It can also turn on/off TV and sound systems when turned on/off itself.
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Great console, Bonus 4K player
Great addition to the family living room, not only for little kids but the bigger ones aswell.
Gaming console, Bluray/4K player Bonus, web Browser, apps and online gaming all in one.
Wireless controllers which you can also buy the charge pack (i think it really should be included)
Play games great, bluray/4K is very clear depends on tv you have.
The support is excellent
To get into some special online gaming you have to have Xbox Live
Games have to be loaded onto xbox even if you have disc, get a decent memory size, but you can buy external harddrive to expand which is good.
also if your internet is slow updates take 1-2 days to install. ...
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