GameSir G4s Gaming controller from GameSir is the latest addition to my gadgets list. The device works with android devices, windows PC, and PS3. GameSir is one of the brands of game controllers based out of China and they are selling their product worldwide and having around 2 millions of customers around the world. If you are a looking for a gaming controller, do check out the below review.
I have been using the GameSir G4s for more than 50 days and here is my detailed review about the same. You can also check out the picture round of the device here.
Design, Package, Hardware:
GameSir G4s comes in a well protected, compact gift box. The Gamepad stands out with its LED buttons, rubber grips and the mixture of color combination design. It comes with a mixture of silver, black and grey color combinations. There are 17 buttons and 2 analog sticks present in the device. The 17 button includes Power, Directional pad, select, start, turbo, clear, L1, L2, R1, R2, A, B, X, Y. In which the power and A, B, X, Y buttons was with LED, each button glows in a different color and it is present on the right side along with Start button and an analog stick.
Another analog stick, directional pad[D-pad], and select button are available on the left side. There are 4 blue LED indicator lights present on the left side, which indicates the battery level of the device and it is available near the select button. The Home/Power button is available in the center with GameSir logo. The turbo and clear buttons are available inside the built-in bracket. The charging port and L1, L2, R1, R2 buttons are present at the front side of the device. The Wireless receiver is loaded inside the device, you can take and use it when required. It would be required if you want to use the device with TV or PC.
The rubber grip present on the two sides gives you a non-slippery, comfortable feel while you hold. Overall the design quality is much appreciated.
GameSir G4s was built with 32-bit MCU chip with computation capability up to 48 million times per second, along with Realtek Bluetooth 4.0 technology and 2.4GHz Wireless connection. The built-in bracket in the device can hold from 3.5-inch to 6-inch smartphones perfectly. The adjustable angles are up to 110 degrees and 150 degrees.
The GameSir G4s box contains the GameSir G4s Gamepad with wireless receiver, USB cable which can be used for charging as well as wired connection, support bracket, User Guide and Warranty.
Technical Specifications of GameSir G4s:
Working Platforms: Android/Windows PC/PS3
Working Mode: Android Standard/GCM/X-input/D input
Connection Types: Bluetooth/Wired
Charging Time: 2-3 hours
Working Distance: Approx. 8 meters
Bluetooth Version: Bluetooth 4.0
Battery Life: 18 hours
Battery Capacity: 800 mAh polymer lithium battery
Charging Voltage: 3.7V~5.2V
Charging Current: 1A~2A
Working Current: Approx. 66 mAh
Working Temperature: —20? ~ 65?
Working Humidity: 20%~80%
Dimension of Gift Box Size (in mm): 178 x 128 x 89
Dimension of Product Size (in mm): 155 x 102 x 65.5
Net Weight: 248 grams
Gross Weight: 526 grams
Box Contents: Gamepad G4s, USB Cable, User Guide
My Opinion, Usage and Performance Results:
First of all, I loved the design of the device. The silver, black and grey color combination, along with the buttons positions and LED lights gives a perfect design to the Gamepad. The rubberised finish on the holding area gives a comfort feel while you play and it is not slippery. All the 17 buttons and the dual analog stick was perfectly placed in the correct positions. None of the buttons and controls were inaccessible or wrongly placed. The buttons are designed according to the radius of the thumb. The gamepad is also weightless and easy to carry.
This device is capable of three connectivity mediums whereas you can connect the device with Bluetooth, wifi receiver and also using a wired connection. You can use Bluetooth as well as wired connection in android smartphones which supports OTG. You can use WiFi receiver to use the gamepad in PC and Televisions. The device works with the wireless connection up to 9 to 10 meters without any obstacles. With GameSir you can play on your PC/TV from your bed and sofa with its extended wireless range.
The built-in holder support from 3.5 to 6-inch smartphones so you don’t have to worry to place your smartphone. The adjustable angles are up to 110 degrees and 150 degrees and the bracket have rubber finish on both ends to hold the mobile tightly. You can play while on the go.
All the keys are accurate and work well. The gamepad works well with almost all the games. The Turbo button makes special actions. You can select your desired button with Turbo key to take any action, especially in shooting games. You can also Press Clear + Up/Down button of the D-pad to choose the higher/lower vibration frequency. You can also Press Clear+L3 to exchange the position of left joystick and D-pad.
The device comes with the 800 mAh polymer lithium battery and the charging time is approximately 2 to 2.5 hours. The battery stands fro a long time and I played continuously for 3 hours and I notified 1/4 of the battery is used, which means you will get nearly 10 to 12 hours of battery on a single charge. The 4 LED blue indicator is useful to check the battery status of the device. Also, thanks to the auto sleep mode, which saves more battery. If no connection is made for 1 minute after power on, or no operation within 5 minutes, GameSir G4s will enter sleep mode automatically. Turn on or off A/B/X/Y LEDs by pressing R1+ L1 buttons simultaneously for 5 seconds to save power.
I don’t face any issues with the device till now. The only disadvantage is it doesn’t work with iPhone. But if you are a iOS user then check out GameSir M2 for iOS.
- Build Quality and Controls
- LED buttons and indicator for battery
- Android/Windows PC/PS3 Support
- Battery Life
- Built-in bracket to hold the smartphones
- Wired and Wireless Connection Support
- L1,L2,R1,R2 and A,B,X,Y buttons are little noisy
- No iOS Support
GameSir G4s is one of the best Gaming controllers for Android and Windows devices. If you are a gamer I would recommend this to you, which comes at a budget price. It stands out well with the design, battery, connectivity, built-in smartphone holder, etc., If you are interested in buying the same, the GameSir G4s is available now for $49.99, check out on Amazon, Amazon India.