The best Mobile Controllers (Android + iPhone)

The arrival of Fortnite and PUBG to mobile for free is a clear sign that the smartphones we carry in our pockets are machines capable of moving games with a graphic power that really hard to believe.

If you want to squeeze the most out of video games you will need a good gamepads, and so you know where to choose I have created this guide with the best Controllers for Android and iPhone.

Comparison mobile controllers

Controller
GameSir T1s Wireless Cloud Gaming Controller,...
OUR FAVOURITE
GameSir G4 Mando Inalámbrico para Juegos...
Razer Junglecat Controlador de Juego de Doble...
SteelSeries Nimbus+, Controlador de Juegos...
Razer Kishi para iPhone - Controlador de...
RotorRiot - Controlador Remoto, Joystick para...
Operating System
Android, Windows
Android, Windows
Android
iOs, macOs
iOS
iOS
Compatible Screens
From 3,5" to 6,5"
From 3,5" to 6,5"
RZPH 2, P30 Pro, S10+ , Note 9, GS10+
Any iPhone
Any iPhone
Any iPhone
Controller
GameSir T1s Wireless Cloud Gaming Controller,...
Operating System
Android, Windows
Compatible Screens
From 3,5" to 6,5"
Price
OUR FAVOURITE
Controller
GameSir G4 Mando Inalámbrico para Juegos...
Operating System
Android, Windows
Compatible Screens
From 3,5" to 6,5"
Price
Controller
Razer Junglecat Controlador de Juego de Doble...
Operating System
Android
Compatible Screens
RZPH 2, P30 Pro, S10+ , Note 9, GS10+
Price
Controller
SteelSeries Nimbus+, Controlador de Juegos...
Operating System
iOs, macOs
Compatible Screens
Any iPhone
Price
Controller
Razer Kishi para iPhone - Controlador de...
Operating System
iOS
Compatible Screens
Any iPhone
Price
Controller
RotorRiot - Controlador Remoto, Joystick para...
Operating System
iOS
Compatible Screens
Any iPhone
Price

The best Android controller

The best controllers for mobile if you want to play away from home, are those that bring a support to hold the mobile between the two parts of the controller, if not in the middle then at the top.

Another thing to mention is that all the controllers I’m going to list below are compatible with Android, so if you were planning to play with an iPhone you can move on to the next section.

GameSir T1s

best Android controller
Operating System: Android, Windows, PS3
Display: 3.5 to 6 inches

The GameSir T1S is a controller with a sober design, inspired by Sony’s Dualshock for the layout of buttons and joystick and Microsoft’s Wireless Controller for the name and colors.

The controller has 3 ways of communication with the receiving device: Bluetooth for cell phones, Wi-Fi 2.4 GhZ and USB for the computer and PS3.

This controller comes with a holder to place the cell phone on the top area of the controller, a vibration motor in each grip area and each button has a built-in LED light.

Italso incorporates an extra function called turbo with which you can leave in automatic shooting function in multiplayer shooter games. This function can be mapped to another button excluding the joystick, joystick, select and start.

This gamepad has a very successful ergonomics and has a high quality materials so it feels like a good controller with which most customers are more than satisfied by the opinions they have left.

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Advantages

  • Excellent battery life
  • Solid display adapter
  • Ergonomics similar to game console controllers

Disadvantages

  • Vibration could be used more effectively

Conclusion

Note:

9/10

All in all the GameSir T1S is one of the best Android controllers from my point of view for the price/quality ratio.


GameSir G4

The best controller for Android
Operating System: Android, Windows
Display: 3.5 to 6.5 inches

Again, from the hand of GameSir, we have this S4 version, which communicates with the mobile via Bluetooth, although it can also do so via USB

The aesthetics of this controller is somewhat more inspired by the XBOX gamepad for its ergonomics and the position of the joysticks and also has the support for the cell phone integrated into the gamepad itself.

In this controller they do specify the battery capacity, which is 800 mAh and also has an LED indicator of the remaining power left to continue playing.

The grip area is covered with non-slip rubber so that in those games that make you sweat you can give the best of yourself, for example in the final pvp of a Fortnite game.

The controller in addition to vibration, also brings the turbo function, which automates the button press you specify.

The design of the triggers, buttons and in general the material of the gamepad is quite nice, especially the triggers have somewhat larger proportions than in other controllers, which gives it a very attractive touch.

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Advantages

  • High quality controller
  • Battery life
  • Very comfortable to use

Disadvantages

  • This version is not compatible with PS3 (The G4s is)

Conclusion

Note:

9/10

This version takes the GameSir family a step further, especially for its design, materials used and built-in support, in my opinion one of the best controllers for Android.


Razer Junglecat

Razer Junglecat for Android
Operating System: Android, Windows
Display: Razer Phone 2, Huawei P30 Pro, Samsung Galaxy S10+ , Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Samsung Galaxy GS10+

From the hand of Razer comes the Junglecat, a gamepad for Android with an exquisite quality that makes it the best mobile controller.

This controller could be said to be inspired by the design of the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con, as it allows us to play both with the gamepad adapted to the mobile screen and in traditional mode, i.e. as a device independent of the screen, all this via Bluetooth connection.

It also allows you to play with a single side of the controller, just as you can do with the Nintendo gamepad, but on Android.

The only problem with playing with the controller adapted to the mobile is that it is only compatible with the following Android devices: Razer Phone 2, Huawei P30 Pro, Samsung Galaxy S10+ , Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Samsung Galaxy GS10+

The truth is that it is a must-have controller if you are one of those who like to play with the mobile, because you will not find (at least to date) a mobile gamepad that surpasses it in quality, performance and reliability.

The Razer Junglecat has 2 joysticks, as well as the industry standard buttons: crosshead, action buttons, menu buttons and triggers.

Imagine playing a Fortnite (or a PUBG, or a COD, which are also good people) with this controller and competing against people who have to use the integrated on-screen controls, the advantage is clear.

The gamepad has an app that allows you to configure the sensitivity of the joystick and the mapping of each button, a very interesting option to be able to play as more how you feel, plus you can create several profiles.

According to the technical specifications, it has a battery that supports more than 100 hours of gameplay before charging, which is through a USB-C device.

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Advantages

  • High-quality, console-like controller
  • The Razer Brand offers support for this product, which is a great asset
  • Ability to configure joystick sensitivity and map buttons

Disadvantages

  • Only available for Android
  • You can only adapt it to the screen of certain devices

Conclusion

Rating:

9/10

We’re talking about probably the highest quality mobile controller on the market, so if the cons haven’t been a deterrent for you, I encourage you to get a Junglecat because you’re really going to enjoy it.


iPEGA PG-9025

Compact controller for Android
Operating System: Android
Display: 5″ max

The iPEGA PG-9025 is a compact controller with joysticks, triggers, standard buttons and quick access buttons for audio functions.

The gamepad communicates with the mobile via Bluetooth 3.0 and has a 380mAh battery, giving it a battery life of 20 hours according to the manufacturer.

It also has a support to place the cell phone on top of the controller, turning our smartphone into a portable console.

Maybe one of its points against is the size that is somewhat small, so if you spend a big hands you should go for a gamepad of a somewhat larger size.

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Advantages

  • Price
  • The size encourages you to take it anywhere
  • Battery life of up to 20 hours

Disadvantages

  • Small size
  • No vibration

Conclusion

Rating:

7/10

It is a good gamepad, in fact it is the best selling mobile controller for its price.


IPega PG-9023

Controller for Android and iPhone
Operating System: Android, iOs and Windows
Display: 5″ to 10″

This controller has a different design from the rest, it could be defined as futuristic, somewhat daring but very nice. The controls are on the sides and the screen in the central area.

In this case the gamepad itself is extensible, being able to adjust the distance between the two parts of the controller to find the right position for your device.

The controller has 2 joysticks, crosshead, 4 interaction buttons, 4 buttons on the top area (including triggers) and 8 shortcut buttons to go to home, select, start and playback control for video or music.

The controller is available in black color, combined with the red interior of the joysticks and interaction buttons, which makes it a very eye-catching and attractive controller.

The battery is 380 mAh, and the manufacturer indicates that it has up to 20 hours of battery life, a standby autonomy of 100 hours and to charge it would be 2 hours of standby. The connection with the cell phone is via Bluetooth.

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Advantages

  • The extendable adapter works very well
  • Buttons respond well when pressed
  • Well-designed ergonomics, comfortable feel
  • Battery

Disadvantages

  • Secondary buttons are underutilized
  • Can be uncomfortable for a tablet

Conclusion

Grade:

8/10

The IPega PG-9023 is a controller for Android with a bold and different design. The perfect complement to have a different mobile set-up.


The best iPhone / iPad controller

The Apple ecosystem has some advantages such as the good compenetration that has its Hardware and Software components, being the same company that develops them, but on the other hand has the disadvantage that it is a very closed environment to third party hardware.

But well, to facilitate the task I bring you this selection with the best controllers for iPhone and iPad.

SteelSeries Nimbus+

The best controllers for iOS
Operating System: iOS, MacOS
Display: Any iPhone

The SteelSeries Nimbus a quality iPhone controller. This new + version comes with mobile screen adapter, which was the only accessory missing from the previous version.

The controller comes with its crosshead, 2 joysticks, 4 interaction buttons, 4 top buttons including triggers, a shortcut button to the menu and 4 LEDS indicating the number of player you are in the game.

The rechargeable battery has more than 30 hours of autonomy, which is a real blast.

The controller is reminiscent of the Pro version of the Switch controller, a rather sober look in black that gives it an elegant finish. Also the top buttons and triggers are somewhat larger than usual, a very appetizing design in my opinion.

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Advantages

  • High quality controller
  • Gamepad exclusive to Apple, focusing on its compatibility
  • Great battery life

Disadvantages

  • The application that incorporates does not contribute much

Conclusion

Note:

9/10

No doubt this controller is a safe bet if you have an iPhone or iPad, with great quality and native to the Apple ecosystem.


Razer Kishi

The best iPhone controller
Operating System: iOS
Display: Any iPhone

Introducing probably the best iPhone controller on this list, the Razer Kishi.

The first thing we can say about the controller is that it adapts to any iPhone and is connected via a lightning connection, which is native to Apple, which means that we have the lowest possible input lag and shows that this controller is designed solely and exclusively for the brand.

As for the buttons we have the joysticks, triggers, crosshead, action and menu buttons. In addition joysticks can be pressed to make the movement that would be L3 and R3. The design of these buttons is somewhat reminiscent of the official Microsoft controller, which is a great success, both for the asymmetrical joysticks and for the quality of the buttons.

The controller is made with premium materials and feels premium in the hands, it is also extensible and fits the mobile with non-slip rubber on the inner edges that fits all iPhone models.

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Advantages

  • Lightning connection
  • Quality of buttons and joysticks
  • Foldable controller

Disadvantages

  • Price

Conclusion

Rating:

10/10

The Razer Kishi is undoubtedly the best controller for iPhone that you can buy today, both for its components, its design and especially because it is natively developed for Apple devices.


RotorRiot

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Operating System: iOs
Display: Any iPhone

The RotorRiot is an interesting controller in that it is compatible with any iPhone, but also with some drones.

Curiosities aside, this controller features a lightning cable connection to our iPhone and also has an extendable screen holder that adapts to any phone model.

In addition to native compatibility, it comes with an app called dudu mapp, available on the App Store where it lists all the games and applications where the controller has already been tested.

The most important games such as Fortnite, COD, F1, Asphalt, NBA 2K, Rayman or GTA work correctly with this gamepad.

As for the gamepad design, we found asynchronous and clickable joysticks (L3 and R3), action and menu buttons, triggers and a premium crosshead, similar to the one on the XBOX Controller Elite.

The controller feels comfortable with a fairly common design and ergonomics, so you should have no problem getting used to using it.

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Advantages

  • Lightning connection
  • Console design
  • Price/performance ratio

Disadvantages

  • Not wireless

Conclusion

Rating:

8/10

The RotorRiot is a good controller designed natively for the Apple company, with the features of any console controller


Dualshock 4

Dualshock 4
Operating System: iOS, PS4 and PC
Display: Any iPhone or iPad

The Dualshock 4 will probably ring a bell as one of the best PS4 controllers, well you’ll be happy to know that Apple has integrated its operation within the iOS ecosystem. To connect it, all you need to do is put the Dualshock in pairing mode by pressing the Share and PS buttons and connect it via Bluetooth.

As for the quality of the controller, you already know that it is one of the best (if not the best) controller of its generation of consoles, featuring 2 joysticks, 4 triggers, crosshead, action and menu buttons.

And although the controller does not need too much presentation, we can also say that the ergonomics is one of the favorites of the console world and the battery can last about 8 hours if you’re giving a lot of cane.

And without a doubt, it is also one of the best controllers for iOS

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Advantages

  • High quality controller
  • Accuracy of the buttons and joysticks

Disadvantages

  • No integrated support for the screen

Conclusion

Rating:

8.5/10

The Dualshock 4 does not need too much introduction, it is a sure bet, so if you are thinking of getting the most out of your iPhone games do not think twice.

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