The Logitech F310 is a wired gamepad controller designed for use with PC gaming. It’s a popular option among gamers due to its build quality, comfortable Xbox base design and good value for the price.
The F310 features a standard gamepad Xbox controller layout with dual analog sticks, a D-pad and a variety of buttons and if you’re playing it on pc, there’s an Xbox game bar shortcut button in the center. The buttons are your usual run of the mill responsive button, a good tactile feel, making it easy to navigate in-game menus and perform actions. The analog sticks are also precise enough and provide good control in games that require fine movement. The D-pad is also responsive and works well in games that require quick, precise movement.
The left and right stick is made out of plastic mold with some sort of rubber on top of it. The rubber itself feels good to touch, it doesn’t let you slip. But rubber pad like this tends to erodes over the time, so it’ll feels comfortable to touch at first, especially right out of the box, but over the year it’ll erodes itself until it’s completely gone. Especially if you’re playing lots of games on daily basis.
The Left Top and Right Top (RT & LT) button also using a real trigger button that has a travel distance on it. So, it’s really useful for a racing title like Forza or NFS series because the button will give input according to what is pressed by the finger, not just a 0 and 1 input like the D-pad button.
One of the key features of the F310 is its compatibility with a wide range of different games and platforms. It is compatible with lots of popular titles on Steam as well as other popular gaming platforms such as Xbox and PlayStation without needing any additional software installed. This makes it a versatile option for gamers who play a variety of different games especially to those who wants to play right away without any hassle of installing any software requirement.
The controller's design is also comfortable enough to hold and use for extended periods of time. The buttons and sticks are placed in a way that feels natural and easy to access. The buttons are also large enough to make it easy to press them without accidentally hitting other buttons. The controller is a bit bulky and heavy, but this makes it feel solid and durable.
The F310 is a wired controller that connects to a computer via USB. This may be a drawback for some gamers who prefer wireless controllers, but it has the advantage of eliminating any lag or latency in the connection between the controller and the computer. Additionally, the controller also has a switch in the back which allows you to change the input mode from Xinput that is used by most games to DirectInput that is used by some older games this could be an advantage for someone who’s playing an older title game.
You can say the price of the F310 is fairly competitive for its class. Its strong point is the top build quality which also mean it’s bulky and a little bit heavier, 1.8m cable, dual input with 3 years warranty. But if you don’t know this gamepad doesn’t have vibration motor, that’s right, unlike his brother F710, you don’t get a vibration in this gamepad. But what surprised me is there’s a slot, two in fact for the vibrations rumble motor to install, but after the test with a few rumbles motor that I have it somehow didn’t work at all. With that in mind, there’s always a competitor like Rexus, Fantech for a budget price point that offering not only a dual motor vibration, but also has a wireless connection at the same price point. That huge gap came because GX 100 is a 2020-ish product while F310 gamepad is an older model which was released back in 2011.
But if you’re someone’s with enough money in their pocket, option is always available to you to buy some high-end controller like Sony DualSense, Gulikit King Kong Pro 2 or an Xbox one controller. But of course, using others platform controller usually means you’ll need to install some sort of software combability for it to work normally.
So overall, the Logitech F310 is a solid choice for gamers who’s either is on budget and doesn’t have a controller or looking for a plug and play experience with wired controller that is compatible with a wide range of different games and platforms. It's comfortable to use and has responsive buttons and sticks. The wired connection eliminates any lag, and the price point makes it a budget friendly option for those who want a solid controller without breaking the bank. The left and right stick also giving a nice comfortable grip, not just a plastic mold. By far it's not a perfect controller, but for the price and the build quality it offers, it's definitely worth considering.