Springier L1 and L2 buttons and much more rugged thumb controllers. Long battery life. Classic streamlined design that makes controller easy to hold. Matte finish atop buttons improves secure contact.
Batteries may fail early. Internal components tend to loosen, rattle and fail after a few months of use. Minor latency issues during fast-paced games.
Easy to set up and map control configurations. Fits comfortably in the hand. Fast action, with easy to locate buttons. PC compatibility is a big bonus.
Side buttons feel too loose for some, and d-pad feels too stiff. Larger hands can cramp after lengthy sessions. Control pad’s size takes getting used to.
Highly responsive buttons, and stick is weighted just right. Cable storage compartment is handy. Control stick’s square gate movement shines, with accurate input and broken-in feel.
Softer plastic buttons are hard for some to get used to, and feel cumbersome. Control mapping issues occur with some games. No headset jack built in.
Comfortable, with plenty of room for hands to rest on control pad while playing. Easy-open case makes swapping parts a breeze.
Buttons may lose their bounce after significant use. Lid can be squeaky and even loosen up after a while. Too small for larger players.
Control wheel has a very realistic feel. Very good force feedback. No problem syncing with PS4. Additional PC compatibility is a plus.
Pedals are a weak spot, poorly built and not as responsive. Painfully short USB connector cord and power cable. D-pad quality is subpar.
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