PS4 Slim Review: Should You Buy PS4 Slim in 2021


In this particular article we are going to review world’s best video game console PS4 (Slim).

Many years have passed since the launch of PS4, in these years we have seen the PS4 changing, seeing it upgraded. Not only its feature but also its name changed.

After the launch of PS4, 2 versions of it were released which were called PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro.

If you are a gamer and Thinking of buying PS4 Slim, then you are landed in the right place,

because Gamingview focuses on every little thing of the product, which makes the product better.

 

PS4 Slim Review


Introduction of PS4 Slim

PS4 (PlayStation 4) is a video game console created by Sony. This is a box, in which you can install the games and enjoy the games with the help of a Controller.

If I said, that PS4 is the world’s best gaming console, it will not be wrong.

Right?

Because PS4 is the best selling video game console and retained the top position in the video game industry.

PS4 Slim Design

The PS4 Slim was released just a few years after the release of PS4 Fat (or PS4 Original).

Now whenever a new version of a product is released, it is obviously expected that it will be better than the old version.

Right?

PS4 Slim, as the name itself suggests, is slimmer than its older version PS4 Fat. If you compare PS4 Slim to PS4 Fat design then PS4 Slim design is better.

The size of the PS4 Slim has been reduced by about 30% from the older version, which reduces its weight to just 3.5 kg.

PS4 Slim (PlayStation 4 Slim) full detailed review
PS4 Slim (PlayStation 4 Slim) full detailed review

Performance

The PS4 Slim is a great performing machine that has made gaming lovers its addict. PS4 Slim gives you great performance with 1080p resolution capability.

Along with being slim, it also takes care of the electricity bills of your home.

Confusing? Let me clear…

Sony claims that it consumes up to 28% less electricity, which means it will have a direct impact on your electricity bill.

Sounds good?

Sony claimed that the PS4 Slim is a great performing machine, Which also proves right here, because the fan noise of this machine are much lower.

Now even if your father are sleeping near you, you can still enjoy playing the game.

Sony PS4 Slim 500GB vs 1TB

Sony released 2 variants of PS4 Slim which were divided according to the storage, with one variant having 500GB of storage and the other variant having storage of 1TB.

Are you confused between PS4 Slim 500GB and PS4 Slim 1TB variants?

Don’t worry, Let me explain…

According to ign.com if you take the variant of PS4 Slim 500GB, then you will get only 407GB.

And if we talk about 1TB variants, we will get only 907GB.

Let me explain this with an example.

When you buy a mobile, there are preinstalled system apps in it, out of which you can remove some apps while some apps cannot be removed.

Because

Some apps are responsible for running your phone correctly, and Due to which we are not able to get as much storage of the phone as it is said,

This is the reason why it has preinstalled software to run PS4 Slim properly, due to which we get storage 407GB of PlayStation 4 Slim 500GB variants and 907GB of storage of PlayStation 4 Slim 1TB verient.

However, let me tell you one thing, In the PS4 Slim 500GB, you can install a separate hard disk, and you can increase its size.

If you have budget then you can buy PS4 Slim 1TB variant or you can upgrade it’s storage later by buying PS4 Slim 500GB variant.

PS4 Slim (PlayStation 4 Slim) full detailed review
PS4 Slim (PlayStation 4 Slim)

PS4 Slim Price in India

Ever since Sony released PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro, their prices have seen a lot of difference since then.

PS4 Slim was released at par with the older version of PS4, the price of PS4 Pro was kept slightly expensive.

Where you could buy a PS4 Slim 500GB variant for Rs 28,990, you had to pay Rs 32,990 to buy a 1TB variant.

After which Sony increased the prices of all its consoles, due to which both variants of PS4 Slim also became expensive.

You can see the prices of best selling PS4 consoles by clicking on the button below.

PS4 Slim Specifications

Network802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, Gigabit Ethernet
ControllerDualShock 4 (redesign)
PlayStation VR compatibleYes (Sold separately)
Connection TypeHDMI output, LAN, USB 3.1
Video OutputHDMI
Storage TypeHDD
Storage Capacity500 GB/1 TB
Video MemoryGDDR5 SDRAM
Media TypeBlu-ray
Instant Content SupportedFacebook, Twitch, Twitter, Your Video
HD StreamingYes
Parental Control CapabilityYes
FeaturesInternet Browser, voice control
Supported Video FormatsAVCHD, AVI, H.264, M2TS, MKV,
MPEG-2, MPEG-4, MTS, PS, TS
Supported Audio FormatsAAC, MP3
Processor TypeJaguar
Number of Cores8-core
TechnologyGDDR5 SDRAM
Power SourceIntegrated power supply
Power Consumption Operational165 Watt
Dimensions10 inches x 11 inches x 1.5 inches
Weight2.1 KG
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Pros

  • Great games
  • Good value
  • Whisper quiet
  • Inexpensive
  • Fits just about anywhere
  • Improved power efficiency
  • DualShock 4 better than ever

Cons

  • No optical audio
  • No 4K support

PlayStation 4 Slim Bundle

Whenever you buy PS4 Slim console, you get many options with it,

Just like if you want to buy only console then you can buy only console, similarly if you want to buy games along with PS4 Slim,

then you also get games with console easily, which are called PS4 Slim bundle.

Below you will find a list of PS4 Slim bundle, in which you will get many options.

You can buy any PS4 Slim bundle by clicking on the link.
Now you must be thinking that we can buy games separately also.

Yes…

You can buy, but when you buy PS4 Slim console bundle, with this you will get 3 months subscription of PlayStation Plus absolutely free.

So, it is a profitable deal for you.

Let’s have a look on some of these amazing PS4 Slim bundles.

Sony PS4 Slim Spiderman Bundle

Sony PS4 Slim Spiderman Bundle
Sony PS4 Slim Spiderman Bundle

With this PS4 Slim bundle you will get 3 games Spider-Man, GTaSport, Ratchet & Clank and 3 month subscription of PlayStation plus.

PS4 Slim Fortnite Bundle

PS4 Slim Fortnite Bundle
PS4 Slim Fortnite Bundle

With this PS4 Slim bundle you will get 4 games Grand theft Auto V, Days Gone, God of War & Fortnite, Also 3 month free subscription of PlayStation plus.

PlayStation 4 Uncharted Bundle

PlayStation 4 Uncharted Bundle
PlayStation 4 Uncharted Bundle

With this PS4 Slim bundle you will get 3 games God of War, Uncharted 4 & Horizon Zero Dawn, Also 3 month free subscription of PlayStation plus.

Sony PS4 Slim Horizon Zero Dawn Bundle

Sony PS4 Slim Horizon Zero Dawn Bundle
Sony PS4 Slim Horizon Zero Dawn Bundle

With this PS4 Slim 500GB bundle you will get 3 games Gran Turismo – Sport, Uncharted 4 & Horizon Zero Dawn, Also 3 month free subscription of PlayStation plus.

PS4 Slim 500GB Bundle

PS4 Slim 500GB Bundle
PS4 Slim 500GB Bundle

With this PS4 Slim bundle you will get 3 games Horizon Zero Dawn, Ratchet and Clank and Driveclub, Also 3 month free subscription of PlayStation plus.

PlayStation 4 Slim Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: Do we need any internet connection at first during setup?

A. During initial setup you do not need any internet connection. But, without internet connection you cannot play a full series of games.

Full games will be downloaded through internet connection only.

Q: How much internet for update?

A. The latest PS4 System Software Update requires 455 MB.

Q: Is free PlayStation Subscription available with ps4 slim?

A. If you buy ps4 slim bundle, you are also given 3 months free subscription of PlayStation Plus in addition to 3 free games.

Well this does not always happen, so whenever you buy, look and buy.

Q: Which frame rate does it have ?

A. 30 fps

Q: Which firmware does it have ?

A. An update to the system software for PlayStation 4 systems was released on 09/12/2020. You can use this to update your system software to version 8.03.

Always update your PS4 system to the latest version of the system software.

Q: Is it PS4 Slim support dolby atmos audio of bluray disc?

A. Yes

Q: Pubg support ?

A. Yes, You can play PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS on PS4 Slim.

Q: Can i stream gta 5 online on youtube by ps4?

A. No, you can’t stream GTA 5 online on YouTube with PS4 Slim.

Q: How many USB ports does it have?

A. In PS4 1 TB there are 2 USB port(USB 3.1 Gen1)

Q: Is there any download option?

A. Yes, You can download the online games from PSN store.

Q: Can i play all game?

A. Yes, You can play all PS4 compatible games

Q: Can we connect with any television?

A. Any TV with HDMI support. PS4 works with HDMI connection. HDR is added advantage for excellent picture quality

Q: Do we need internet to install game through CD?

A. Yes, you can install and play PS4 games if you are not connected to the internet.

Q: Is it a good idea to buy a ps4 slim in 2021?

A. PS4 Slim still a best PlayStation console, so you can go

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