Logitech F310 Gamepad Review

Updated on July 21, 2019
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A Controller for Computer Games

I bought a Logitech F310 controller to use while playing computer games. I have owned a controller for over five years. I have many thoughts about this controller, and I am going to share these thoughts in this review.

Logitech F310 Gamepad Information

This is a wired USB controller, and the controller uses the standard USB plug a lot of devices use.

The Logitech F310 has the same inputs you find on recent Xbox and PlayStation controllers. The controller can work as a replacement for any of these controllers.

The controller also can support XInput and DirectInput settings. All modern games will support XInput, but a few older games might only work with DirectInput. So having both settings is great.

The controller also has a button to switch between using the directional pad and the joystick as the main input method. This works great for some games that don’t support both input methods.

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Why Did I Buy a Logitech F310 Controller?

I wanted this controller to use to play computer games. I bought this controller soon after I bought my first custom desktop computer. I had started to buy games on Steam, and I was buying games that work best with controllers.

How Did I Use a Logitech F310 Gamepad?

Steam is where I buy most of my digital computer games. I bought this controller for the first Steam games I purchased. Before I built my first custom desktop, I mostly played games on an Xbox 360.

Most of the first games I bought on Steam were ports of Xbox 360 games.

Over the years, I continued to buy and collect free games. I play some computer games with a mouse and keyboard, but I tend to favor games that work best with a controller. It is my favorite input method.

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What I Liked About the Logitech F310 Controller

The controller worked for almost every game I wanted to use it. I am also using Ubuntu instead of Windows, so there might be a few odd issues because of that. But for the most part, this controller works great in Windows 10 and Ubuntu.

The controller feels nice to use as well. It does not feel cheap compared to other console controllers. The button layout is extremely familiar, and it works great.

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The One Thing I Don’t Like About the Logitech F310

There is only one complaint I have. Wires get in the way. I tend to get annoyed at this.

There is a more expensive wireless Logitech controller. The F710 Wireless Gamepad. I tried that controller as well. It solved the cord issue, but that controller has its issues.

Controller Comparisons

Compared to the Xbox 360 Controller

I never liked the original Xbox 360 controller much. The directional pad was annoying to use. But the Xbox 360 was the last video game system I owned, and I enjoyed playing it a lot. I would not use this controller over the Logitech F310

Compared to the Xbox One Controller

The Xbox One controller was a huge improvement over the Xbox 360 controller. I bought this controller even though I don’t own an Xbox One. Why? I loved how the controller felt.

Input wise this controller is pretty much the same thing as the Logitech F310. Your preferences will decide what controller you like better. I like the symmetry the Logitech F310 has better.

I don’t like how the main joystick is above the secondary joystick on the Xbox One controller as much.

The nice bonus about this controller is that the original non-Bluetooth controller had a wireless dongle you could purchase. This turned the controller into a wireless controller. I bought this dongle, and I used it often when using Windows 10.

This wireless device does not work on Ubuntu, however, due to proprietary Microsoft code. I ended up giving the controller and the wireless device to a family member.

Compared to the PlayStation 4 Dualshock Controller

I borrowed a PlayStation 4 controller from my friend. I liked how the controller felt a lot. This controller has about the same button layout as the Logitech F310.

But of course, the buttons are different. There is also the touchpad thingy in the center of the controller.

While I liked this controller, I ended up giving it back to my friend. I liked the Logitech F310 slightly more than this controller.

Compared to the Steam Controller

I borrowed a Steam Controller from my friend, (same friendly actually) and I hated it. I did not like how any of the buttons felt. The controller felt strange to hold and use. I promptly gave it back to my friend, and I said no thanks.

I know some people love these controllers, but I like a more traditional controller like the Logitech F310.

Compared to the Logitech F710 Wireless Gamepad

These controllers are the same thing. Except the F710 is wireless and uses batteries.

Overall Thoughts About the Logitech F310

This controller has a huge part in getting me to accept computer games and to buy more of them. This controller was cheap, and my first few Steam games played just like how I remembered them.

Overall I love this controller, and I have nothing bad to say about it.

Do I Recommend This Controller?

I do recommend this controller if you currently do not have any controllers to use. However, if you already own a PlayStation or Xbox controller, those are both valid options.

I personally at one point had all three input methods as I like testing out controllers. Remember one of the fun things about computers is the fact that you can use any input method you want.

Learn More About the Logitech F310 Gamepad

Here is an Amazon link to see the price of the controller and to learn more about it. Logitech F310 Gamepad.

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