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Features and Reviews Editor. @vics_viper. Sony has announced plans to release a slimmer, lighter PlayStation Vita model in the UK, with the. READ: PS Vita Slim UK release date confirmed, 7 February for £ That has breathed everywhere? READ: Sony PlayStation Vita review. Read our review of the original PS Vita. The Vita Slim will be available in the UK on February 7, and we'd bet our bottom dollar that it will be.
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The dedicated handheld market is one that's vanishing, yet Sony is willing to bet its latest portable on it. But if you're out for a solid handheld and have the cash to splash, the good news is that you'll be getting a superb handheld console.
Thinner, lighter, but just as powerful as its forebear - the Slim does a lot right. Sony has made some subtle changes, both internally and externally, but they're mostly welcome improvements. The design tweaks make for a more portable, comfortable system, although it does come at the expense of the OLED screen which has now been replaced with an LCD.
PS Vita Slim vs PS Vita: What's the difference?
But while the Slim arrived in Japan with an array of vibrant colour options, Brits will only be getting their hands on the black, Wi-Fi-only model for the time being. Put it next to the Vita original however, and you'll begin to appreciate the changes that Sony has made.
It's also 42g lighter, which is the most immediately noticeable thing when you pick the Vita Slim up. Those might not sound like dramatic changes but they'll be pleasing for hands familiar with the original model, which was a tad on the bulky side. One of the most significant changes with the Slim is the screen.
While Sony is keeping the display at 5 inches with the same x resolution, it's switching the OLED panel for an LCD - a sacrifice it had to make for that slimmer body.
That sounds like bad news but with the pixel density sticking at ppi, the difference isn't as drastic as you might expect. The picture is still sharp and it's certainly not something that will bother anyone picking this up as their first Vita handheld.
However, for those of you with the current Vita, the colours on the Slim's display are noticeably less vibrant, while viewing angles are reduced as a result of the step-down.
Put the two side by side and I did notice that the colours looked a little more washed out on the Slim compared to the highly-vivid tones on the Vita original. The screen also now has a seam around it, which breaks the consistency of the original's design.
PlayStation 4 owners who want the complete next-gen experience. Design The PS Vita was never the most pocketable handheld out there, with its exposed screen and sticky-outy analogue stick pairing, but the Vita Slim does make good on its promise of putting the original handheld on a diet.
PS Vita Slim vs PS Vita: What's the difference? - Pocket-lint
The rear touchpad is slightly reduced in size too, with recessed areas either side to place your fingers. It's much easier on the wrists for extended gaming sessions. Despite the downgrade, the screen is still very pleasant to view, which says more about the high quality of the original Vita display than it does any apparent lack of quality in this new LCD revision.
Apps, such as Facebook and Skype, can be downloaded from the PS Store, and are represented by circular orbs alongside games on a series of vertically-swiping homescreens. All can be navigated either through touch, or through the sticks or D-Pad.
PS Vita Slim UK price, release date and more - CNET
Horizontal swipes or directional pushes, after a press of the PS button, access apps left open whilst multi-tasking. While the breadth of smartphone gaming content is wider, and the Nintendo 3DS game library is a little more consistent in its quality, the Vita has its hits too. Tragic Flaw Far more than the screen, that 1GB of storage space is terribly disappointing. Comparably-sized microSD cards are less than half those prices.
With Sony looking to push its digital download titles, more substantial storage space or a move to microSD would have been really appreciated.