At E3 this year, Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One S. The new Xbox One S brought improvements like big storage capacity and 40% smaller design. The Xbox One S features revamped controllers that have Bluetooth support, longer range and textured grips. The controllers are also customizable with Xbox Design Lab for $79.99. The Xbox One S also has 4K movie support, HDR (High Dynamic Range) and a Blu-Ray drive. But still, is the Xbox One S worth it over the Xbox One? Here are reasons why you should upgrade to the Xbox One S.

Reasons Why You Should Upgrade to the Xbox One S

The Design:

Why You Should Upgrade to the Xbox One S

Xbox One S is 40% smaller than the original Xbox One.
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The design is better than before. It looks more elegant and sharp, rather than big and bulky. The robot white color is also very eye pleasing to see. The Xbox One S is also sleeker than the old Xbox One. The design of the Xbox One S is perfect for the living room. The Xbox One S is even smaller than the Sony PlayStation 4. And one of the good things is that the Xbox One S features a built-in power supply unit. This makes cable management a whole lot easier. The Xbox One S also has great buttons with a good tactile feel.

Revamped Controller:

With Xbox Design Lab, you can get a custom-made Xbox One S controller for $79.99

With Xbox Design Lab, you can get a custom-made Xbox One S controller for $79.99

The controller has also seen improvements. It has a textured grip on the back. The controllers are also customizable. You can order a new controller for the Xbox One S in the colors you want and it can even have your own name on it using Xbox Design Lab. The controller also has improved range which is definitely a nice thing to have.

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Slightly Improved Gaming Performance:

Why You Should Upgrade to the Xbox One S

The Xbox One S is pretty similar to the original Xbox One in gaming. But yeah, in some games, the Xbox One S has improved frame rates. The Xbox One S also has an unlocked 4K framebuffer, which means it can run some games at 4K resolution (read more here). The Xbox One S also supports HDR which means it has great color production and if you pair it with a 4K HDR TV, it is going to give an amazing experience.

More Storage Options and Excellent Value:

Why You Should Upgrade to the Xbox One S

The Xbox One S comes with many storage options. The original Xbox One comes with 1TB maximum storage. While that is big enough for many users, some want even bigger storage. But the Xbox One S comes with 2TB storage capacity, which is huge. It also comes in 500GB and 1TB versions which will launch on 23 August 2016.

The Xbox One S comes at a great price too. The Xbox One currently costs $249 and the 500GB Xbox One S will cost $299. For extra $50, you can grab the Xbox One S. So if you’re looking for an Xbox One, we suggest shelling extra $50 and get the Xbox One S. The 1TB Xbox One S costs $349 and the 2TB Xbox One S costs $399. The price is great considering the functions and performance of the console.

Is the Xbox One S Worth it?

Why You Should Upgrade to the Xbox One S

Well, the Xbox One S is indeed a great console at a great price. You should definitely get it, but only if you’re looking for an Xbox One. If you already have the Xbox One without a 4K TV, we suggest you to not get the Xbox One S, only because it is not worth it. Do note that if you want the full performance of the Xbox One, you need a 4K TV too. So if you have a 4K TV, you should definitely get the Xbox One S. It is worth the money over the Xbox One, but in some cases.

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