Xbox One Model Guide

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The Xbox One was originally released in 2013. However, Microsoft expanded the Xbox One lineup by releasing the Xbox One S and Xbox One X in 2016 and 2017 respectively. If you are in the market for an Xbox One and can’t figure out which model to get, this Xbox One model guide is for you!

In this guide, we will compare all the different Xbox One models and help you make an informed decision by highlighting the differences. So let’s see what each Xbox One model brings to the table.

Xbox One Model Guide: The Different Xbox One Models

  1. The Original Xbox One With and Without Kinect

The Original Xbox One With and Without Kinect

Product Dimensions

14.5 x 12.7 x 7.5 inches; 7.94 Pounds

Item Weight

7.92 pounds

Date First Available

November 1, 2014

Microsoft started shipping out the original Xbox One in 2013. It was released as a direct competitor to PS4. The original console came with square corners and straight sides and featured a round Xbox logo on the top. 

Priced at $499, the Original Xbox One came with a 500GB hard drive. It came with HD Blu-ray support and offered a video resolution of 1080p. 

This Xbox version came in two options:

  • Xbox One without Kinect: Model 1540
  • Xbox One with Kinect: Model 1520 

The Kinect version made integrating with home TV systems very easy, allowing users to control their TV services and play certain games. Both versions were released in 2013. However, Microsoft decided to discontinue the Kinect integration in the later models.

  1. The Xbox One S

Xbox One S 500GB Console (Renewed)

Product Dimensions

12 x 10 x 6 inches; 8.82 Pounds

Item Weight

8.82 pounds

Date First Available

February 20, 2017

Released in 2016, the Xbox One S (model 1681) came with various upgrades to the Original Xbox One. For starters, it was 40% smaller than the launch model. What’s more, it was 7% faster than the original Xbox One. The controller, too, was improved notably by the integration of Bluetooth connection. 

Priced at $299, the Xbox One S was released in white color, as compared to the original’s black. And since Microsoft discontinued Kinect in Xbox’s later models, this one did not come with Kinect either. 

With an Xbox One S, you could play 4K UHD Blu-ray. It was even capable of upscaling a few games to 4K UHD, provided that you had a 4K display device. However, this model did not offer the original 4K experience. 

Xbox One S All-Digital Edition

As you can tell from its name, the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition stored and played all the games digitally. It was a digital variant of the Xbox One S that did not come with a disc drive. Instead, users could download any game to the external storage device or the internal hard drive and play digitally. 

Released in 2019, it was a great alternative to the disc drive consoles for people who didn’t like to buy physical copies of their favorite games. The All-Digital Edition of the Xbox One S wasn’t available with less than 1TB of memory. All the other hardware parts were identical to Xbox One S. 

This variant of the Xbox One S came with three free games installed, including Minecraft, Sea of Thieves, and Forza Horizon 3. 

  1. Xbox One X

Microsoft Xbox One X 1TB Console with Wireless Controller: Enhanced, HDR, Native 4K, Ultra HD (2017 Model) (Renewed)

Product Dimensions

18.5 x 12.13 x 5 inches; 10.36 Pounds

Item Weight

10.34 pounds

Date First Available

August 14, 2019

Released in 2017, the Xbox One X (model 1787), was the most advanced model in the Xbox One series. This powerful console offered 4K gaming as it supported actual 4K UHD, offering the best visual experience. Users could even stream Netflix or enjoy Blu-ray in 4K.

Many games on Xbox One X had better results as some of them could even reach 120 FPS. What’s more, this extremely fast console came with a processing speed of 1,172 MHz and 1TB storage. Even so, it came in an incredibly small size.

The Xbox One X was priced at $499. With this console, you could even play high-fidelity VR games. It was available in two models:

  • CUH-71xx: Increased temperature, 1TB storage, and quieter fans.
  • CUH-72xx: Increase temperature, improved power connector, and quieter fans. 

How Do I Find My Xbox One Model Number?

There are two ways you can find your Xbox One model number:

  1. On a sticker at the bottom of your Xbox One console.
  2. In your Xbox One Settings. Go to Profile & System > Settings > System > Console Info. 

Original Xbox One vs. Xbox One S vs. Xbox One X: Which Is the Best?

If you are looking for the best Xbox One model and are confused between all the different variants, this guide can help you make an informed decision. The Xbox One X is by far the most superior and powerful addition to the Xbox One lineup. It’s the fastest and most reliable model that offers 4K gaming. So if there are no budget constraints, we would recommend getting the Xbox One X.

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