1. DavidinCT's Avatar
    Hey all,

    Anyone know this ? If you pick up a Xbox one S and Xbox one controllers then put them side by side. How can you tell the difference between them ?

    I picked up a GameStop white controller a while ago, the connector on the headset looks exactly like my Xbox One S controller but, does it have blu-tooth ?

    Just don't want to grab a old style controller when buying another one by mistake. From what I have seen, nothing shows a difference that I can find.
    12-15-2016 06:52 PM
  2. jeffchapik's Avatar
    I'm not aware of any difference in the controllers, just the console.
    12-15-2016 08:23 PM
  3. buzzard75's Avatar
    Has pictures of the controllers and discusses the difference with the plastic around the Xbox button. I believe the latest iteration of the controller (the one that comes with the Xbox One S anyway) has a textured back.

    https://support.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-...ues-windows-10
    12-16-2016 11:48 AM
  4. DavidinCT's Avatar
    Has pictures of the controllers and discusses the difference with the plastic around the Xbox button. I believe the latest iteration of the controller (the one that comes with the Xbox One S anyway) has a textured back.

    https://support.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-...ues-windows-10
    Thanks, LOL that is the ONLY way to tell the difference ? Would of loved for Microsoft to put a blu-tooth logo or something on the back cover or even under the battery cover.

    My Gamestop white controller has a textured back, just like the Xbox one S but, on the Gamestop one, it's like a hard rubber and it's actually better to hold than the S controller.

    Buying a spare controller that I you wanted to take advanage of the longer range might be hit or miss, it could be gamble.

    I really wish Microsoft made it BLACK AND WHITE to tell the difference....
    12-16-2016 12:20 PM
  5. darius_robin's Avatar
    They say it has a textured rear grip.
    12-19-2016 03:06 AM
  6. DavidinCT's Avatar
    They say it has a textured rear grip.
    Yea, they say that but, My Gamestop White controller that is NOT an S controller has a textured back/grip. In fact looking over both side by side, besides the color differences, no real way to tell the difference.

    Kind of a joke that there is not a CLEAR way to tell the difference between the 2....even a simple blue-tooth logo on the back or something....

    Tested controllers over the weekend whole on Xbox live.... On my "S" a normal Xbox one Controller has about 1/2 the range as the new S controller... About freaking time...(360 controllers were STILL better)
    12-19-2016 01:08 PM
  7. Matt Brown's Avatar
    Yeah, simply the biggest indicator is the plastic along the top. If it's a continuous, smooth plastic rather than a black bar, it's a new controller.
    12-27-2016 04:04 AM

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