As you might notice, there are three PS4 on the market, which might confused the first-time buyers. Therefore, we would like to clarify difference between these models and offer you advice of which model suits you best.

What are the differences between PS4 and PS4 Slim?

  1. Graphic Fidelity: PS4 Slim, though released later than PS4, is mostly based on PS4 model in terms of its specification. So basically, there is no huge difference regarding graphics performance.
  2. Size & Weight: the most notable difference is that PS4 Slim is, of course, thinner. Also, it is 1.6 pounds lighter than PS4.
  3. Wireless Communication: PS4 Slim is compatible with 5GHz Wifi connection while PS4 has 2.4GHz wireless band. Beside this, the Slim supports Bluetooth 4.0, which allows user to have better audio experience.

What are the differences between PS4/PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro?

4K TV Trend: In order to be compatible with 4K TV, PS4 Pro runs faster and graphically perform better since it is equipped with high-end AMD’s GPU and CPU. It can also improve frame rate and achieve high graphics fidelity by removing lousy jaggy edges in some games.

Here is the differences between PS4 and PS4 Pro showed in the Spider Man game.

the comparison of chromatic aberration

the comparison of environment mapping

the comparison when the screen is zoomed in

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PS4 Specifications

PlayStation 4 PlayStation 4 Slim PlayStation 4 Pro
CPU 1.6GHz 8-core AMD 1.6GHz 8-core AMD 2.1GHz 8-core AMD
GPU Integrated AMD graphics clocked at 800MHz with 1.84 TF Integrated AMD graphics clocked at 800MHz with 1.84 TF Integrated AMD Polaris graphics with 4.2 TF
RAM 8GB GDDR5 8GB GDDR5 8GB GDDR5 + 1GB DDR3
Storage 500GB 500GB 1TB
Dimensions 12. x 10.8x 2 inches 11 x 10 x 1.5 inches 12.8 x 11.6 x 2.1 inches
Weight 6.2 lbs 4.6 lbs 7.2 lbs
Networking 802.11 B/G/N, 2.4GHz, Bluetooth 2.1 802.11 B/G/N/AC, 2.4GHz, 5GHz, Bluetooth 4.0 802.11A/B/G/N/AC, 2.4GHz, 5GHz, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0