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8Bitdo SN30 Pro+ Wireless Bluetooth Gamepad - £35.68 - Sold by Amazon @ Amazon
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8Bitdo SN30 Pro+ Wireless Bluetooth Gamepad - £35.68 - Sold by Amazon @ Amazon

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Posted 5th Dec 2019

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Wired Controller for Nintendo Switch & Windows, macOS, Android & Raspberry Pi

It boasts a full button set with clickable joysticks, rumble vibration, motion control, home and screen shot buttons. Not to mention a proper d-pad.

Special Features
Vibration
Motion control
Customized Turbo function (Windows only), USB-C

Compatibility

Windows, Steam (Windows), Raspberry Pi, Switch, macOS and Android

Controller Mode

X-input, Switch mode
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23 Comments
Why was my previous title edited to read " 8Bitdo SN30 Pro+ Wireless Bluetooth Gamepad - £35.68 - Sold by CazorNation / FBA @ Amazon"? It's £35.68 directly from Amazon.co.uk - look on the right-hand side of the page.
Been this price for a while but until this it was only the black version (which I prefer but like this also)
How does this compare to a PS4 controller in terms of build quality? I'm looking for something to connect to Android (Samsung Galaxy S10) to play COD mobile. I believe the PS4 and Xbox controllers will work and they're a similar price to this.

So which do I choose?
neon8505/12/2019 22:07

How does this compare to a PS4 controller in terms of build quality? I'm …How does this compare to a PS4 controller in terms of build quality? I'm looking for something to connect to Android (Samsung Galaxy S10) to play COD mobile. I believe the PS4 and Xbox controllers will work and they're a similar price to this. So which do I choose?


The build quality is very good - probably better than the Dual Shock 4 given it has some well-documented quality issues and DS4's horrible battery life.

That said, if I was going to buy one controller for playing modern 3D games then I'd get an Xbox One controller - good build quality, good design, good battery life (even though it uses AAs rather than a rechargable battery), plus Xbox controllers are pretty much a standard on PC so it's likely to stay relevant and supported for a long while.

This is probably the best choice if you want a multi-purpose 2D-oriented controller, though.
Edited by: "Halo" 5th Dec 2019
Halo05/12/2019 22:14

The build quality is very good - probably better than the Dual Shock 4 …The build quality is very good - probably better than the Dual Shock 4 given it has some well-documented quality issues and DS4's horrible battery life.That said, if I was going to buy one controller for playing modern 3D games then I'd get an Xbox One controller - good build quality, good design, good battery life (even though it uses AAs rather than a rechargable battery), plus Xbox controllers are pretty much a standard on PC so it's likely to stay relevant and supported for a long while.This is probably the best choice if you want a multi-purpose 2D-oriented controller, though.


The DS4 doesn't have 'horrible battery life'. At least, not the V2 model.

No complaints here.
Didn't get on with this product.
I bought two of these controllers a few weeks ago.

Sadly I’m not that impressed anymore, they’re suffering from serious input lag when paired up with multiple other Bluetooth controllers, 4 joycons in my case.

Noticeable when playing Rocket league. Has anyone else witnessed this?

I think I’m going to return them and get the official pro controller.
Best controller available for the switch
Halo05/12/2019 22:14

The build quality is very good - probably better than the Dual Shock 4 …The build quality is very good - probably better than the Dual Shock 4 given it has some well-documented quality issues and DS4's horrible battery life.That said, if I was going to buy one controller for playing modern 3D games then I'd get an Xbox One controller - good build quality, good design, good battery life (even though it uses AAs rather than a rechargable battery), plus Xbox controllers are pretty much a standard on PC so it's likely to stay relevant and supported for a long while.This is probably the best choice if you want a multi-purpose 2D-oriented controller, though.


Thanks for the info.
tumbleweed3405/12/2019 22:45

The DS4 doesn't have 'horrible battery life'. At least, not the V2 model. …The DS4 doesn't have 'horrible battery life'. At least, not the V2 model. No complaints here.


My launch PS4 controller could only do about 6 hours. The newer ones can supposedly do about 10. The Xbox One controller and this (and the Dual Shock 3) can do nearer to 20. It’s a pretty big difference, not just nit-picking.
Edited by: "Halo" 6th Dec 2019
Halo06/12/2019 00:07

My launch PS4 controller could only do about 6 hours. The newer ones can …My launch PS4 controller could only do about 6 hours. The newer ones can supposedly do about 10. The Xbox One controller and this (and the Dual Shock 3) can do nearer to 20. It’s a pretty big difference, not just nit-picking.


I don't know where you're getting your info from.
My DS4 controllers are far superior for battery life than any DS3 I've owned. More reliable too!
tumbleweed3406/12/2019 00:47

I don't know where you're getting your info from. My DS4 controllers are …I don't know where you're getting your info from. My DS4 controllers are far superior for battery life than any DS3 I've owned. More reliable too!



V1 DS4 controllers had very short battery (especially compared to DS3) but found V2 DS4 to be much better. Still not a patch on the DS3’s though. Mine are about 10 years old and still last for absolutely ages!
OutSpoken05/12/2019 22:56

I bought two of these controllers a few weeks ago. Sadly I’m not that i …I bought two of these controllers a few weeks ago. Sadly I’m not that impressed anymore, they’re suffering from serious input lag when paired up with multiple other Bluetooth controllers, 4 joycons in my case. Noticeable when playing Rocket league. Has anyone else witnessed this?I think I’m going to return them and get the official pro controller.


It's a rather common issue with 8BitDo controllers. I believe updating the controllers firmware helps to alleviate the problem though.
tumbleweed3406/12/2019 00:47

I don't know where you're getting your info from. My DS4 controllers are …I don't know where you're getting your info from. My DS4 controllers are far superior for battery life than any DS3 I've owned. More reliable too!


Maybe you've never had a REAL ps3 controller? Lots of very convincing fakes out there but they have rubbish batteries compared to the official ones
I don't have this particular controller, but I've been using an 8bit do controller on my Mega SG and it's very high quality.
wish they had one with super famicom colors
OutSpoken05/12/2019 22:56

I bought two of these controllers a few weeks ago. Sadly I’m not that i …I bought two of these controllers a few weeks ago. Sadly I’m not that impressed anymore, they’re suffering from serious input lag when paired up with multiple other Bluetooth controllers, 4 joycons in my case. Noticeable when playing Rocket league. Has anyone else witnessed this?I think I’m going to return them and get the official pro controller.


They recommend updating the firmware as soon as you get them to fix the old input lag issue
OutSpoken05/12/2019 22:56

I bought two of these controllers a few weeks ago. Sadly I’m not that i …I bought two of these controllers a few weeks ago. Sadly I’m not that impressed anymore, they’re suffering from serious input lag when paired up with multiple other Bluetooth controllers, 4 joycons in my case. Noticeable when playing Rocket league. Has anyone else witnessed this?I think I’m going to return them and get the official pro controller.


it's unplayable out of the box when paired with joycons (seriously bad input lag) but the firmware out-of-the-box (at least for the controller i received) is slightly dated. on their website they offer an updated firmware claiming to address the issue. i've updated my controller but haven't since tested whether it's fixed the problem.

one thing to note to those considering one for a switch - it can't wake the switch from standby mode so you'll either need to hit the button on the switch or use another controller. apart from that single niggle i'm very impressed with the controller. well worth saving money over the official controller, imo.
zabra06/12/2019 10:24

it's unplayable out of the box when paired with joycons (seriously bad …it's unplayable out of the box when paired with joycons (seriously bad input lag) but the firmware out-of-the-box (at least for the controller i received) is slightly dated. on their website they offer an updated firmware claiming to address the issue. i've updated my controller but haven't since tested whether it's fixed the problem.one thing to note to those considering one for a switch - it can't wake the switch from standby mode so you'll either need to hit the button on the switch or use another controller. apart from that single niggle i'm very impressed with the controller. well worth saving money over the official controller, imo.


Ok, I’ll look at updating the controllers. Strange though as it seems this problem was around when the pro plus launched earlier this year, so i would’ve thought more recent batches would be running the latest firmware. Another thing that concerns me is reading people bricking their controllers by simply updating the firmware with 8bitdos software uploader!?!?
tumbleweed3405/12/2019 22:45

The DS4 doesn't have 'horrible battery life'. At least, not the V2 model. …The DS4 doesn't have 'horrible battery life'. At least, not the V2 model. No complaints here.



my v2 ps4 controller although better than the launch one has far worse battery life than any other controller I own, It's not too bad as I can just connect a cable and continue playing
tumbleweed3405/12/2019 22:45

The DS4 doesn't have 'horrible battery life'. At least, not the V2 model. …The DS4 doesn't have 'horrible battery life'. At least, not the V2 model. No complaints here.


DS3 battery lasted over twice as long and the rubber peels of the sticks regardless of whether it's v1 or v2.

I have the Sf30 Pro, it's as good as any first party pad I've used.

I'd advise anyone with a Switch to sell your joy-con for £40 to CEX and buy this pad instead. Official pro pad suffers drift just like the joy-con.
So can confirm the latest firmware update fixed the lag! Although i could only get it to update on my mac via 8bitdo auto uploader, not the manual way. Thanks guys(y) now, if only they could make it wake the switch, it’d be perfect.
Edited by: "OutSpoken" 8th Dec 2019
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