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The Best Mobile Controllers for Gaming on the Go

There are several other mobile controllers we tested that narrowly missed a spot at the top or failed to make the grade, and a few that we plan to test soon.

Turtle Beach Atom Controller for $80: With a clever two-piece design, this controller folds neatly, but feels unsteady without a back. The clamps on both sides are awkward, especially on phones with large camera modules. I had problems with the connection and I don’t like that the right side has to be turned on separately (press the B and Menu buttons). The right side connects wirelessly (2.4GHz), but the controller connects to your phone via Bluetooth. Most of the time it worked well for me, but when I played Jydge, The movement was reversed on the left stick. The battery life is around 20 hours. Charging takes about two hours. If portability is important to you, this is it May be worth a look.

GameSir T4 Cyclone for $40: Relatively affordable, with a grippy surface and hall effect joysticks, this is a solid controller. There are a few programmable buttons on the back, rumble motors in the handles, and a handy multi-function button. It also supports Bluetooth, 2.4GHz with an optional dongle and USB-C connections. But the battery is only 860mAh, the GameSir app is flaky and the LED is annoyingly bright.

GuliKit KingKong 2 Pro for $70: This controller has been replaced by GuliKit’s new model, is slightly cheaper and is still a good choice for people who don’t care about backpaddles. It has reverb effect sticks, a programmable button, and most of the other features that the KK Max 3 listed above offers.

Nacon MG-X Pro for $88: It feels like Nacon cutting an Xbox controller in half to fit an extendable phone holder, but if you want that style of controller, we recommend the GameSir G8 listed above. The MG-X Pro is slightly roomier, but the G8 is superior in every other way.

PowerA Moga XP Ultra for $107: I love the idea of ​​combining tons of options into one controller, and PowerA’s crazy Moga XP Ultra is definitely versatile. It works wirelessly with your Xbox, Windows PC, or Android phone and offers solid battery life (up to 40 hours via Bluetooth or 60 hours for Xbox). But the fiddly mini controller, which slides out Transformer-style for gaming on the go, is too small and difficult to grip. The buttons, triggers and sticks are all fine and the clip works well for holding your phone, but the D-pad is stiff. All in all, it’s an expensive mix.

Razer Kishi V2 for $90: The Razer Kishi V2 is fine, but it’s slower, larger, and less sophisticated than the Backbone One. It is an expandable mobile controller available in Android and iPhone versions. Both can stream PlayStation or Xbox games and also work with Windows. But ultimately, the Backbone’s superior software and headphone jack make it the better choice. —Louryn Strampe

Riot PWR iOS Xbox Edition Cloud Gaming Controller for $25: An MFi-certified controller for iPhone or iPad gaming (older devices with a Lightning port) that features pass-through charging, direct Lightning cable connection, and a 3.5mm audio jack. It feels like an Xbox controller, supports Xbox Cloud Gaming or Remote Play, and comes with a free month of Game Pass Ultimate. The downside is that the cable is a bit messy. The Riot PWR MFi Controller for ($68) is almost identical, but without the bright green design and colored Xbox buttons. There is also a USB-C option.

Turtle Beach Recon Cloud for $59: Here is another Xbox branded controller that supports Xbox Cloud Gaming and Remote Play and comes with a free month of Game Pass Ultimate. It feels good in the hand, has a solid phone clip, and works with Android, Xbox, and Windows. It also features some audio enhancements (when connected), programmable buttons, and a handy Pro Aim feature that reduces the sensitivity of the right stick for aiming in FPS games. It’s a good upgrade choice over the PowerA controller listed above, but only if you want the additional features.

GameSir X3 for $100: On paper, this is an upgrade over the X2, with refined buttons, more options for the joysticks and a fan on the back. However, I recommend the cheaper X2 Pro listed above instead, as the fan is bulkier, heavier and requires power via a dedicated USB-C port. (It has a separate USB-C port for pass-through charging of your phone.)

PowerA Moga XP7-X Plus for $85: This controller has everything the XP-5 does. It’s sturdy, offers lots of buttons (only one screenshot button is missing), and can charge your phone wirelessly. But it’s expensive, has a micro-USB port although I prefer USB-C, and only has a 2,000mAh battery, so stick with the XP-5

8BitDo SN30 Pro for $45: This controller brings back memories of the SNES and works with Android, Windows, MacOS and Switch. It has built-in rumble, a solid D-pad, good battery life, and a USB-C port.

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