Sony released PS4 Slim & PS4 Pro one after another. PS4 Pro was launched around one month later than PS4 Slim, just to tackle the growing 4k TV market. Sony has a history of launching slim version of it’s compact play station’s which do not differ much in functionality but in physical appearance. There is not much difference between PS4 Slim & the PS4 Pro unless you have a 4K television as Play Station Pro provides you higher resolution, prettier visual effects & frame rates. If you have a 4K Television & if you want to have a better gaming experience then, PS4 Pro is for you.
PS4 Slim VS PS4 Pro Specs
|PlayStation 4 Slim||PlayStation 4 Pro|
|CPU||1.6GHz 8-core AMD custom “Jaguar” CPU||2.1GHz 8-core AMD custom “Jaguar” CPU|
|RAM||8GB GDDR5||8GB GDDR5 + 1GB DDR3|
|GPU||Integrated AMD graphics clocked at 800MHz with 1.84 teraflops of performance||Integrated AMD Polaris graphics with 4.2 teraflops of performance|
|Dimensions||11 x 10 x 1.5 inches||12.8 x 11.6 x 2.1 inches|
|Storage||500GB (5,400rpm) replacable hard drive.||1TB replacable hard drive.|
|Weight||4.6 pounds||7.2 pounds|
|Color||Black||Black or white|
|Networking||Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11 B/G/N/AC, 2.4GHz, 5GHz, Bluetooth 4.0||Gigabit Ethernet
802.11A/B/G/N/AC, 2.4GHz, 5GHz, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
|Internet Subscription||PS Plus required to play online||PS Plus required to play online|
|Ports||HDMI, analog-AV out, 2xUSB 3.1, AUX||HDMI, 3x USB 3.1, 1x Gigabit Ethernet, 1x PS Camera, S/PDIF, AUX|
|4K Support||Yes (video only)||Yes|
|Release Date||September 15, 2016||November 10, 2016|
|Release Price||$299.99, €349.99/£299.99||$399.99, €399 / £349|
|Current Price||$299.99, €349.99/£299.99||$399.99, €399 / £349|
PS4 Slim VS PS4 Pro Features & Design
The major difference between PS4 Slim & PS4 Pro is that PS4 Slim is well, slimmer. Its 11x10x1.5-inch & is smaller in every dimension as compared to the Pro’s 12.8×11.6×2.1 inch case. The slim gets rid of the half-gloss finish & comes with a complete matte black look with round corners. In terms of design PS4 Pro is significantly bigger & heavier. It comes with a 4.2 teraflop GPU clocked at 911MHz based on AMD Polaris Graphics which is 2.2x times more than the Slim model.
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PS4 Slim is much lighter than the PS4 Pro, Slim weighs 2.1 Kilograms whereas Pro weighs 2.1 Kilograms.
PS4 Slim VS PS4 Pro Performance & Price
The Play Station 4 Pro doesn’t comes with a native 4K resolution, it runs games near 4k resolution which doesn’t looks nice as native 4k but it’s ok. PS4 Pro is also more expensive then PS4 Slim.
If you have a 4k Television then I would recommend you to go with PS4 Pro else you can purchase a slimmer & lighter, PS4 Slim console. In terms of visual effects & screen resolution, PS4 Pro is the winner but in terms of price, PS4 Slim is cheap.