In my research for best and popular gamepads for mobile phones, I have narrowed down to these following three(3):
First of all, when I was doing my research on mobile phone gamepads, I wanted to make sure they were compatible with both Android phones and iPhones. I’m probably sure many of you are already aware the existence of such devices but for those who aren’t, well… now you know!
The next thing was just to see which has better specs and features. Since I didn’t have any of these in hand to review so I’m just gonna list them down here for all to see and YOU decide which one you prefer.
RAZER KISHI V2
Razer Kishi V2 (RKV2) has taken the original’s design and pushed it up to a completely new level. With the new extendable bridge, it holds your phone more firmly in its grip and combined with the already familiar button layout and sturdy design, this will be something you would wanna get your hands on.
"It’s definitely not a flimsy device and you can be sure to lose track of time when you’re playing your favorite mobile games with it"
With the RKV2, you get a more firm and stable support for your phone as compared to the previous version. Because of this, it’s much easier to insert and remove your phone especially when you have the urge for some mobile gaming action. It’s definitely not a flimsy device and you can be sure to lose track of time when you’re playing your favorite mobile games with it.
- USB Type-C / Lightning
- Microswitch buttons
- Analog triggers
- Programmable macros
- Universal fit with extended bridge
- Play full PC and console games directly on your phone
- Ultra-low latency gameplay and passthrough charging
- Comfortable grip
- Powered by Razer Nexus App
WHERE TO BUY?
Turn your mobile phone into a handheld gaming console beast by using the Backbone One mobile game controller. It also supports Apple Arcade, Google Strada, Nvidia GeForce Now and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.
Backbone One features low latency connection, responsive analog triggers, passthrough charging and 3.5mm audio jack. With its dual clickable sticks and tactile buttons, be sure to experience the ultimate mobile gaming experience. Play any game or service that supports controllers, including Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, or even stream directly from your Xbox, PlayStation and PC.
"No charging, no waiting for updates, no tedious setup. Uncover a new world of premium gaming in seconds"
The good thing about using this gamepad controller is that you can fit with your iPhone case cover. This means you don’t need to remove the mobile case while playing games on it. Furthermore, the gamepad won’t affect your mobile screen protector when trying to put it on.
No charging, no waiting for updates, no tedious setup. Uncover a new world of premium gaming in seconds.
- Collapsible and compact design
- Low-latency connection
- Play any games that supports controllers
- Capture game clips and screenshots
- 3.5mm headphone jack
- Pass-through charging
WHERE TO BUY?
If you’re looking for a customizable controller with built-in cooling fan, then you might wanna check out GameSir X3 (Type-C) Look for GameSir X2 for if you’re looking for the Lightning (iOS) version. Most mobile phone gamers will face the usual overheating problem during long gameplay sessions and this will affect the performance and battery life.
Due to the multi-part system with cold copper plate and Peltier cooling module, it can reduce the temperature up to an impressive 24 degrees Celsius in just a few minutes. This is also made possible by the heatsink and seven-blade fan that helps keep your smartphone cool at all times.
"To give it a gamer’s look, the fans are lit by RGBs and the position of the fan can also be adjusted to suit your smartphone"
To give it a gamer’s look, the fans are lit by RGBs and the position of the fan can also be adjusted to suit your smartphone. GameSir X3 isn’t just a cooler, it’s also a pretty capable mobile controller. Because it’s connecting directly with your Type-C port, there is ZERO lag and can easily play with all controller-ready games available on Android and even cloud streaming apps like Nvidia and Xbox.
- Controller & Cooler
- Up to 24°Cdrop on the surface temperature
- Zero input delay
- Play all controller-supported games
- Unlimited customization
- One click to capture
- Cloud gaming compatible
- Dynamic RGB backlight
WHERE TO BUY?
You should be able to find GameSir X3 online at Shopee and Lazada. The prices there are ranging from RM252 – RM420.
So what do you think? I know there are a few others other there but these are the three(3) which I have shortlisted. Overall, I think all three gamepads are good in its own respective price range.
The best priced gamepad and overall features goes to GameSir X3 but end of the day, choice is yours to make. Do leave a comment if you’re using any of the above and what’s your feedback.