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PS4 Slim vs PS4 Pro

The choice between a PS4 Slim or a PS4 Pro isn't easy for everyone, but when you compare the two to each other, you can choose the best console for you. I compare the most important aspects of console gaming and explain the differences.

PS4 Pro

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  • HDR Ready, so more nice graphics.
  • 4K resolution support, which is 4x sharper than Full HD.
  • Maximum refresh rate of frames is 60 fps with the Pro, which is 30 more than the Slim version.
  • The Pro uses more power.

PS4 Slim

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  • The PS4 Slim is more efficient than the Pro.
  • Thanks to the compact size of the Slim, you can easily place it next to your TV or monitor on your desk.
  • Supports HDR after a firmware update.
  • The PS4 Slim doesn't support 4K resolution, so you can game in Full HD resolution.

Comparison PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro

PS4 Pro PS4 Slim
Size Large size Smaller size
Maximum image quality 4K + HDR 1080p + HDR
Performance mode Graphics/performance No
Power consumption and temperature Max ~155W - 42C (4K) Max ~80W (1080p)


PS4 Slim size

Smart: the compact

The Slim is smaller than the Pro. The size of the Slim allows you to place it next to your TV or monitor on your desk. The Slim also fits more easily in a compartment of a TV unit. Very useful if you have a little less space or want to get rid of the console.

PS4 Pro size

Pro: the fat one

The Pro is bigger than the Slim. The Pro takes up more space in height, length, and width. This is mainly due to the hardware in the console. Make sure to check if you have the space to get rid of the Pro.

Image quality

FIFA 2020 on the PS4 Slim

Smart: Full HD

With a PS4 Slim, you have the power of a classic PS4 in a smaller jacket at your disposal. The graphics are virtually the same, except for the new HDR support. You do need a suitable display to use this feature. The maximum image resolution of the Slim is 1080p, which matches most standard TVs and monitors perfectly. Most games can be played at 30 frames per second (fps). That's nice enough to play FIFA, but with faster games, you really want to play at a higher fps. In addition, the Slim doesn't have the performance mode, which the Pro does.

Red Dead Redemption 2 on the PS4 Pro

Pro: 4K

The PS4 Pro really shines when it comes to image quality. With 2 times as much computing power than a Slim, the Pro supports new and older games in 4K quality. In combination with an HDR compatible display, this provides lifelike images. Older games have been optimized for the Pro, which means you get to see more details and/or more fps. This ensures the game looks better and the images are much smoother, which is handy for fast, competitive games. The Pro also has the performance mode, so the full computing power of the machine is used for the best graphic performance.


The Pro is large, can make noise for cooling the graphics card, and uses more energy. In addition, the PS4 Slim fits perfectly on a desk next to the monitor. Why do we choose the Pro? It's nicer. We're excited about 4K resolution at 60 frames per second. With a higher frame rate, you'll get an advantage in games such as Call of Duty. You'll have less gameplay lag or blurs in-game and aim assist works better. More kills for you.

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