Turn your smartphone into a portable console with these 6 mobile controls that we recommend
The rise of gaming in the cloud, the increasing quality of mobile video games and the possibility of installing emulators on smartphones are compelling reasons that have led to more and more gamers looking for it Buttons that they are created and thought to play in it mobile phone, mobile phone. I was one of them and after my adventure in search of the best controller I bring you some today recommendations Also take advantage of exclusive Amazon Prime Day sales for Prime subscribers (remember you have a 30-day free trial).
Thanks to these drivers I turned my Xiaomi Redmi 8 Pro into one portable console with all kinds of interactive entertainment, Diablo Immortal and other top mobile video games, and xCloud (thanks to Xbox Game Pass). Throwing myself on the couch to play classic video games or titles like Forza Horizon 5 is something I really appreciate and I didn’t have to rush out and buy a Steam deck because there are other options.
In this article we recommend a few mobile control that may come in handy if you want to do something similar to what I did. Also, at the time of publication of the article, some of these controllers are on sale thanks to some summer sales that we see in different stores.
Razer Kishi V1
I’ll start with my personal recommendation: the Razer Kishi V1. A controller with good buttons, with good construction, easy to fold and very convenient to use. The negative part, yes, is that you have to be very clear that your phone conforms to the required measures recommended by Razer, otherwise you won’t be able to use it. Choose well the version you buy because the controller uses the USB port to work so it has its Android version and its iOS version. The reaction to the press is immediate.
- Razer Kishi V1 for Android at Amazon.
- Razer Kishi V1 Android in PcComponents.
- Razer Kishi V1 iPhone at Amazon.
- Razer Kishi V1 iPhone at PcComponentes.
Razer Kishi V2
You’re probably wondering why I prefer the Kishi V1 to the V2… The answer is simple: while the controller is better and gives older smartphones more freedom, the current price difference doesn’t offset the improvements in my opinion. It’s true that the keys feel more premium and that this new model solves some of the buts of the V1, but in this case the money makes a big difference, although I’ll leave it to your discretion. The companions of 3DJuegos PC reviewed it in case you want to know more.
- Razer Kishi V2 for Android at Amazon.
- Razer Kishi V2 iPhone at Amazon.
Another interesting proposal that directly competes with what Razer offers. A control that adapts to most phones (although it also has limitations and pays attention to those of you who have highly protruding cameras) and that is even more reminiscent of Nintendo Switch. It comes with two different types of grips for the sticks and has no lag in response. Of course, construction and durability leave a lot to be desired.
- GAMESIR X2 Android on Amazon.
- GAMESIR X2 iPhone on Amazon.
If you want a Bluetooth controller that you can use on Android, iOS, and PC, the Mocute-060 is an interesting option. The positive part is that it’s a very versatile controller, but this kind of connectivity opens the door for input lag to occur. Again, the main downside is that the build isn’t the best and the keys feel a bit cheap. With a good discount, things can get interesting.
- MOCUTE-060 on Amazon.
At the design level, the NACON MG-X is one of the controllers I like the most and its construction is good too. The buttons are nice and adapt well to the phone as long as it doesn’t exceed 6.7 inches. The negative part is that the design limits the compatible smartphones, which I don’t quite understand considering that the connectivity is Bluetooth. In principle yes, it is only compatible with Android.
- NACON MG-X on Amazon.
- NACON MG-X in PC components.
Yes, I’m sure you’re thinking that the controller couldn’t be uglier and I 100% agree, but don’t let its design fool you. The Shaks S5b is a versatile controller (mobile and PC) with Bluetooth and wired connectivity, vibration, good grips and a good button mapping application. The worst thing is that the ABXY buttons didn’t really convince me when I got a chance to try them, but the triggers and crosshead are surprising. Yes, it’s awful, but it’s an order to consider.
- Shakes S5b at Amazon.
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- Xataka Android
- Engadget Mobile
- Xataka Smart Home
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