Gamepads review: 7 models for PC

Considerable differences between gamepads

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Logitech F310

The first controller in this test is also the cheapest, with an average price of 29 euros. The Logitech F310 is based on the Playstation layout and features all basic functions, with the exception of the vibration function. The left thumbstick and the D-pad can assume each other's function and you can switch the controller's output between Xinput and DirectInput. With the latter function, you are able to use the bundled software to configure the buttons exactly as you want.

Logitech F310 Gamepad

The triggers are a bit shorter than those of the other controllers in this test. They also offer a high amount of resistance, which may result in finger cramps when holding down these buttons for a longer period of time. Because of the modest dimensions of this gamepad, you can only hold it in a single way. The buttons and the D-pad react properly. The thumbsticks, however, clearly have a deadzone of 2.4mm and an acceleration as soon as the F310 detects movement. As a result, characters or vehicles in a game can not be controlled as precisely.

Logitech F310 Gamepad

The grooves under the handles are nice and deep, but the short length of the handles and the smooth surface do force you to hold the controller in a firm grasp. If you're used to vibration in your gamepad, the lack thereof on this controller will be a clear loss. You'd be better off purchasing the Thrustmaster GPX for the same amount of money.


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