Gamesir G7 vs Gamesir G7 SE: Controller Comparison

If you’re searching for a gaming controller, let’s compare the Gamesir G7 and Gamesir G7 SE. They have some similarities but also a few key differences that might influence your decision.

GameSir G7 SE Wired Controller for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One & Windows 10/11, Plug and Play Gaming Gamepad with Hall Effect Joysticks/Hall Trigger, 3.5mm Audio Jack
GameSir G7 Wired Xbox One Controller for Xbox Seris X/S, 3.5mm Audio Port with Swappable Faceplate, Remappable Button, Low Latency Work for Xbox One & Windows 10/11
GameSir G7 SE Wired Controller for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One & Windows 10/11, Plug and Play Gaming Gamepad with Hall Effect Joysticks/Hall Trigger, 3.5mm Audio Jack
GameSir G7 Wired Xbox One Controller for Xbox Seris X/S, 3.5mm Audio Port with Swappable Faceplate, Remappable Button, Low Latency Work for Xbox One & Windows 10/11
$44.99
$49.99
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GameSir G7 SE Wired Controller for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One & Windows 10/11, Plug and Play Gaming Gamepad with Hall Effect Joysticks/Hall Trigger, 3.5mm Audio Jack
GameSir G7 SE Wired Controller for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One & Windows 10/11, Plug and Play Gaming Gamepad with Hall Effect Joysticks/Hall Trigger, 3.5mm Audio Jack
$44.99
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GameSir G7 Wired Xbox One Controller for Xbox Seris X/S, 3.5mm Audio Port with Swappable Faceplate, Remappable Button, Low Latency Work for Xbox One & Windows 10/11
GameSir G7 Wired Xbox One Controller for Xbox Seris X/S, 3.5mm Audio Port with Swappable Faceplate, Remappable Button, Low Latency Work for Xbox One & Windows 10/11
$49.99
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G7SE vs G7 Table

Wired Gamesir G7 SE vs Xbox One controller

I returned my G7, so for now I only have Gamesir G7 SE and Xbox One controller to show side by side in photos. If you compare the Gamesir to a Xbox One gamepad then the main difference is that is feels a little bit more bulky (better for bigger hands) and the thumbsticks are much smoother in use, but also have a slightly worse grip in the middle.

But now let’s get into comparing G7 vs G7 SE

Design and Buttons

  • Both controllers have a similar design and layout, with comfortable grips and ergonomic button placement.
  • The GameSir G7 features clicky mechanical buttons (xyba) and a clicky d-pad, making it ideal for games that require quick and precise inputs, like fighting games.
  • The GameSir G7 SE, on the other hand, has standard membrane buttons (xyba) and a membrane d-pad, which offer a softer and quieter button press. This makes it suitable for a wide range of games, including FPS titles.
  • Both controllers come with interchangeable faceplates, allowing users to customize the look of their controller.
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GameSir G7 SE Wired Controller for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One & Windows 10/11, Plug and Play Gaming Gamepad with Hall Effect Joysticks/Hall Trigger, 3.5mm Audio Jack
  • Versatile Compatibility: Supports Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One X/S consoles, and PC Win10 and above (including the Steam game platform).
  • Precise Control: Features Hall Joysticks and Hall trigger for comfortable feel, long life, and enhanced gaming accuracy.
  • Plug-and-Play Convenience: USB wired connection (detachable) for easy setup and instant gaming without the need for additional drivers.
  • Customizable Experience: Includes 2 custom back keys, allowing users to eliminate false triggers and enhance their gaming experience.
  • Immersive Gameplay: Offers pulse type vibration trigger motor and asymmetric vibration grip motor for immersive tactile feedback.

Joysticks and Sensors

  • The GameSir G7 uses regular joysticks with a standard potentiometer sensor, similar to most Xbox controllers. While these joysticks offer smooth movements, there is a possibility of stick drift over time.
  • In contrast, the GameSir G7 SE features hall effect sensors in its joysticks. These sensors use magnets to detect movement, eliminating the chance of stick drift. The joysticks also come with anti-friction rings for a smoother gaming experience.
GameSir G7 Wired Xbox One Controller for Xbox Seris X/S, 3.5mm Audio Port with Swappable Faceplate, Remappable Button, Low Latency Work for Xbox One & Windows 10/11
  • 【OFFICIALLY LICENSED WIRED CONTROLLER BY XBOX】 GameSir G7 Xbox controller work for Xbox One, Xbox Seris X, Xbox Seris S, compatible with Windows 10/11 PC. The detachable 10ft(3m) USB-C cable gives you the freedom to play from your desired spot in the room.
  • 【TWO CUSTOMISABLE AND SWAPPABLE FACEPLATE】The wired game controller equipment swappable paint-friendly black and white faceplate, you can design your controller to match unique style, Personalize a unique Xbox controller and instantly stand out. Also it’s a good choice as a gift on Christmas Day, Valentine’s Day to express your love to your lover, friends.
  • 【VIBRATION FEDBACK & 3.5MM AUDIO PORT】Wired Xbox one controller Built-in FOUR rumble motors, an 3.5mm earphone port, quickly control volume on the fly without software, be it master or voice chat volume, bring a more realistic game experience.
  • 【ULTRA LOW INPUT LATENCY】GameSir G7 Wired Xbox controller comes with a superior polling rate at 265Hz, industry-leading low input latency below <0.00377s. Destroy the input latency and Dominate the battlefield by making your every move ever more seamless.
  • 【TWO MAPPABLE BUTTON】GameSir G7 Game controller comes with 2 additional back buttons so you can map your in-game valuable actions on the fly, even in the middle of the game. Program and use instantly, no need for software.

Performance and Latency

  • Both controllers offer a 250 Hz polling rate, which means they have a fast response time and low input lag, offering a better gaming experience.
  • The GameSir G7 SE and normal G7 can both be overclocked to 1000 Hz with a December 2023 firmware update. This will further reduce latency and make the controller even more responsive. Just download the update from Gamesir app to your controller, install it and it will work on PC and on Xbox consoles.
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Customization and Profiles

  • Both controllers can be customized using the GameSir app, which allows users to adjust settings like stick dead zones, trigger sensitivity, and vibration intensity.
  • The GameSir G7 SE has the advantage of having dedicated profile buttons on the controller itself, while the GameSir G7 requires accessing the app to switch between profiles.

Compatibility and Ease of Use

  • Both controllers are compatible with Xbox consoles and can also be used on PC and Android devices.
  • Setting up the controllers is straightforward, with plug-and-play functionality. However, to access advanced customization features, users will need to download and use the GameSir app.

In conclusion, the GameSir G7 and GameSir G7 SE are excellent controllers that offer great comfort and value for money. The GameSir G7 is ideal for gamers who prioritize tactile and mechanical buttons, making it suitable for fighting games, while the GameSir G7 SE is a versatile option with hall effect sensors that are perfect for FPS games and also performs well in other genres. Both controllers offer customization options and low latency for an enhanced gaming experience.

Marcus Richardson
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