The best XBOX ONE Controllers

The owners of an XBOX ONE have a gamepad that differentiates them from the competition, for example the left joystick here is located where the crosshead would be, it has no touchpad (nor do they need it) and the operation is by factory batteries.

The Microsoft game console is the most powerful of the generation, so compatible devices have to pass certain quality controls to get the official license and even more to enter this list of the best XBOX ONE controllers.

The XBOX SERIES X and S controllers are also compatible with XBOX ONE.

XBOX ONE Controllers Comparison

Controller
Xbox Mando - QAT-00002, Carbon Black, Negro
Connection
Wireless
Type
Standard
Price
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Controller
Pdp Gaming - Mando con Cable Licenciado...
Connection
Cable
Type
Standard
Price
Controller
Microsoft - Mando Xbox One Elite Wireless...
Connection
Wireless
Type
Competitive
Price
Controller
Razer Wolverine Ultimate - Mando de juegos...
Connection
Cable
Type
Competitive
Price
Controller
Razer Wolverine Tournament Edition - Mando de...
Connection
Cable
Type
Competitive
Price
Controller
PowerA - Mando con cable Fusion Pro
Connection
Cable
Type
Competitive
Price

What is the Best XBOX ONE Controller?

Before we start, you should know that in this game console there are two leagues of gamepads: the standard and the competitive controllers, which offer more utilities for the most demanding or professional players.

Microsoft XBOX Controller

Xbox Mando - QAT-00002, Carbon Black, Negro
Connection: Wireless
Battery: 2 AA batteries
Colors: Black, Blue and White

The official Microsoft controller has been renewed with the latest generation, with the advantage that it is equally compatible with XBOX ONE, with an almost unbeatable quality and with a design and ergonomics of the best in the gamepad world.

The first thing that jumps out is the polished design of this controller, with asynchronous joysticks and buttons of premium quality, plus the triggers have been improved over the previous version and the crosshead that now comes with the controller is similar to the Elite controller.

It is a Bluetooth wireless controller, with 3.5mm jack input, two joysticks and the buttons corresponding to the current controller standard.

For power it has a 2 AA battery compartment or you can also get the official (or unofficial) Xbox ONE battery kit.

One thing to note for fans of racing games is that the triggers have their own vibration motor to increase the feeling of immersion with the accelerator and brake.

It also has a low power consumption mode in which if you are watching a movie on the game console, it puts the controller on standby to increase battery life

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Advantages

  • High quality finish
  • One of the most comfortable ergonomics
  • Improved triggers and crosshead

Disadvantages

  • Battery operated

Conclusion

Rating:

10/10

In short this is one of the best controllers, endorsed by Microsoft itself and that stays with the best of the controller of the previous generation and adds a few very interesting features, but above all the final finish is exquisite.


PDP Licensed Controller

Pdp - Mando Licenciado Nueva, Color Negro...
Connection: Cable
Colors: Black, Camouflage, Blue Camouflage, Kingdom Hearts,…

The PDP is a Controller manufactured by a third party company outside of Microsoft, but officially licensed to be able to connect the controller to any version of the Xbox One and Windows.

It is a wired controller, which despite the fact that it can be disconnected, it is necessary to be able to use it. The fact that it is wired allows us to take advantage of the low input lag of this type of connection.

This controller has all the features of the original gamepad: the same buttons, joysticks, crosshairs, the same shape and the 3.5mm jack input and an additional shortcut button.

What differentiates the PDP from Microsoft’s is the material of the outer casing, sticks and grip area, which is not necessarily worse, although the PDP does not have a non-slip surface.

The controller is available in several colors: Camouflage Blue, Camouflage Black, Transparent, White, Blue, Black and Green.

The response of the buttons, joysticks and triggers is very good so we don’t have to worry about the quality of the components if we are thinking about buying this controller.

The controller has shorcuts, for example if you press the extra button next to the right joystick and combine it with an arrow on the crosshead you can increase the volume of the game or chat voices in one touch.

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Advantages

  • Price
  • Design very similar to the original
  • Quality of materials

Disadvantages

  • Wired controller
  • Quality a step below Microsoft’s controller

Conclusion

Grade:

8/10

This controller is one of the best reviews and it is no coincidence, as it offers all the quality, ergonomics and design of the original controller at a lower price, in my opinion a fully recommended purchase.


Competitive XBOX ONE controllers

There are several extras that can have one of these custom or competitive controllers with respect to the basic ones: rear levers, grip, joystick extenders or a custom design of the outer casing.

Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller Series 2

Microsoft - Mando Xbox One Elite Wireless...
Connection: Wireless
Battery: 2 AA batteries
Colors: Black and White

We are facing the second version of a controller designed by Microsoft itself focused on players and high-level players or aspiring to be, we are talking about the Microsoft Elite Wireless Controller Series 2.

Normally competitive controllers are made by companies outside the console manufacturer, but in this case not, which ensures a very good quality of its components.

The set of the device includes the controller, a carrying case, the 4 detachable levers of the rear grip area, 2 different types of crossheads and a pack of 6 analog sticks of different heights.

The triggers have a locking system so that in multiplayer shooter games the controller can detect a few thousandths of a second before the trigger press and improve our shooting speed.

The rear sticks offer us the possibility of pressing the X,Y,A,B buttons or any of the upper buttons without having to release our thumbs from the sticks which gives us an advantage in many types of maneuvers, such as jumping and aiming at the same time.

We have two types of crosshead to play, one that is the typical cross-shaped, and another in the form of inverted semi-sphere with a very nice futuristic look.

Another very important aspect to take into account is the pack of sticks, of all heights and concave or convex, my advice is to try them all until you find yours, in my case I prefer the convex (the one that is inward) for the movement stick and the concave for the aiming joystick.

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Advantages

  • Many button customization options
  • Ergonomic and comfortable design
  • Feels like a robust device
  • This new version comes with a rechargeable battery instead of batteries

Disadvantages

  • Price

Conclusion

Note:

9.5/10

In conclusion, this controller is an amazing device, and although for its price it could come with a battery, it will not let you down if you want to get to the next level in your favorite games or if you are a geek collector (totally respectable and admirable on my part)


Razer Wolverine Ultimate

Razer Wolverine Ultimate - Mando de juegos...
Connection: Cable
Colors: Black

The Wolverine Ultimate is Razer’s competitive controller that comes with the exceptional quality to which the brand has accustomed us in the world of gaming.

This controller compatible with Xbox One or PC (Windows 10), has a permanent cable connection, with the advantage of a low input lag and the disadvantage of not being able to detach from the more than 3 meters of cable (more than enough, by the way).

The appearance of the gamepad is very attractive, with ergonomics very studied by the brand, a quality of first class materials and is accompanied by a band of Chroma lighting.

The Wolverine Ultimate comes with an interchangeable crosshead system, with a choice of single or tilt design. The sticks are also interchangeable for various models of different heights and curvatures.

As usual in custom controllers, these bring with them in the rear area additional buttons that allow us to map the other buttons to avoid having to lift the thumbsticks thumbs.

The gamepad has a control panel with buttons that control with a single click the sound system of the game, the voice chat over headphones and change the profile of the programming of the rear sticks and also comes with a carrying case.

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Advantages

  • Rubber joystick sleeves
  • Easy to remap buttons
  • Carrying case

Disadvantages

  • Wired controller
  • Price
  • The shape of the controller’s USB port is not compatible with many standard cables

Conclusion

Grade:

9.5/10

In deifinitiva is a top-notch competitive controller, with an impeccable finish and a response to the pressing of the buttons, sticks and triggers very good, so if you’re thinking of moving up a level this could be your controller.


Razer Wolverine Tournament Edition

Razer Wolverine Tournament Edition - Mando de...
Connection: Cable
Colors: Black

This is the Wolverine model is similar to the Ultimate in almost everything, but it has some differences that will make you opt for one or the other.

On the one hand, this controller also has rear levers, but instead of having a rectangular shape, here they have a button shape and are coupled between the grip horn and the rear area, with a pressing that requires less pressure, which is already to taste.

On the other hand, the triggers and crosshead of this controller are not interchangeable, as in the Ultimate, and it does not come with a carrying case.

This controller works via a 3-meter USB cable, so the input lag is low, ideal for competition.

The triggers still have a locking function that reduces the trigger presses so you can fire faster, which has a small advantage in multiplayer shooters.

In addition to these features, this controller also incorporates 4 remappable buttons, the 2 rear and two others next to the joysticks, 3.5m mini jack audio input for headphones with microphone and the Chroma lights so characteristic of the Razer.

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Advantages

  • Low input lag due to the cable
  • Non-slip grip
  • Locking triggers

Disadvantages

  • Does not have the lower control bar of the Ultimate version
  • Does not come with carrying case

Conclusion

Rating:
9/10 The Raze Wolverine Tournament Edition has somewhat different features than the Ultimate, but it’s still one of the best competitive controllers on XBOX One.

Fusion Pro by PowerA

PowerA - Mando con cable Fusion Pro
Connection: Cable
Colors: White, Black

PowerA brings us this competitive controller not only in performance, but also in price, with features similar to the XBOX Elite.

The main feature that makes this controller competitive are the 4 rear levers, which we can map to the button you want.

It also has a trigger lock in 3 positions (high, medium and low).

Another typical feature of premium controllers is that it gives us the possibility to remove the magnetic front casing to exchange the joysticks or anti-friction rings.

We have 2 extra interchangeable joysticks, among the 4 there are concave, convex, high and low varieties. Also 2 extra anti-friction rings. The anti-friction rings are designed for a smoother movement of the joysticks.

The controller is cable operated and comes with a nice hard carrying case.

But of course, all these features at such a competitive price have to have a reason, and that is that the quality is a step below its competitors.

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Advantages

  • Price
  • 4 mappable joysticks
  • Interchangeable joysticks
  • Trigger lock

Disadvantages

  • Not wireless

Conclusion

Rating:
8/10 If you are looking for a cheap competitive controller, the Fusion Pro from PowerA is definitely the gamepad for you.

What is input lag?
Input lag is the demon the input latency, or put more simply, the time it takes for a signal to arrive. There’s a lot of talk about input lag these days, and for competitive online gaming it can be important if your goal is to become a professional gamer.

It’s important because a millisecond can make the difference in who gets a headshot if two players are targeting each other at the same time in Fortnite, for example.

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