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The Best Controller For Xbox Cloud Gamers – Android & iOS

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If there’s one thing that has been made clear in 2021 it’s that cloud gaming and the mobile landscape have changed forever. With Xbox Game Pass offering more and more games with touch screen controls and offering Xbox Series X hardware for all its cloud services, it’s clear that console-quality gaming is now more achievable than ever.

But touch screen controls have always felt like more of a hassle to me than they should. Having elements of the screen obscured by these important functions always felt like more of a hassle than it was worth and I jumped at the chance to start using a mobile gaming controller for all my mobile gaming needs.

Since then, I’ve even gone as far as using my very own Xbox One controller on my android device and it’s opened the doors to an incredible mobile gaming experience. As much as I enjoyed it though, it wasn’t long before I needed a dedicated controller that could take care of all my gaming needs on mobile and other platforms as well if possible.





GameSir G4 Pro 2


Product: G4 Pro 2

Brand: GameSir

Price: $49.99

Operating System: Android & iOS

Best Place To Buy: Amazon


One of the newest controllers to hit the market, the GameSir G4 Pro delivers one of the most enhanced experiences when it comes to mobile gaming with a controller. Not only does it look incredibly stylistic, but it also comes with functionality that can only be topped by its premium console cousins.

It features A-symmetric analog sticks, bumpers, and triggers that are almost identical to what you’d find on a standard Xbox controller in terms of look and feel. It has a built-in phone clip too that discreetly folds away whenever the controller is not in use or paired with something larger like a PC or even a Nintendo Switch.

It has minimal RGB lighting with simple indicators meant to only display which type of device you’re connected to and how full the battery is. Plus, the ABXY action buttons are magnetic and can be swapped around depending on your needs and the game you’re playing. Handy if you use your smartphone to play retro emulators as well.


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8BitDo Sn30 Pro


Product: Sn30 Pro

Brand: 8BitDo

Price: $44.99

Operating System: Android

Best Place To Buy: Amazon


I’ve been very familiar with the original Sn30 Pro for quite some time but it failed to grab my attention as much as this version that’s specifically designed for the Xbox cloud gaming and the Xbox eco-system. Especially since it’s been upgraded to feature fully articulating analog triggers and a completely remappable button layout.

I think what does let this controller down a little bit is the fact that it is strictly for Android only which is why it comes with its own mobile phone clip to keep your smartphone firmly attached and in range whenever you’re playing. And, with a lightweight design, it shouldn’t increase the weight too much when you have your smartphone locked in.

This one is definitely made for those dedicated to only laying on mobile since you’ll be able to get the most use out of it, and being made to take advantage of all that Xbox cloud gaming has to offer will ensure that you’re using it for many gaming sessions to come.

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GameSir X2 Bluetooth


Product: X2 Bluetooth

Brand: GameSir

Price: $59.99

Operating System: Android & iOS

Best Place To Buy: Amazon


Much like the Razer Kishi, the GameSir X2 was also introduced to us as a controller with a direct connection but it was strictly an Android device needing a USB Type-C connection without any option for a lightning port making it impossible for iPhone and iOS users to enjoy.

Now, iPhone and iOS users can get the most out of the GameSir X2 because the brand new version comes complete with a Bluetooth connection instead of a direct one, opening up availability to a much wider range of smartphones and tablet devices with this wireless connection.

You can see that they’re more focused on Xbox Cloud Gaming this time around since the Action Buttons have been rearranged so that the ABXY falls more in line with Xbox conventions. I’d only really fault the fact that the triggers are a lot smaller than other controllers and only digital but it’s a small blemish on an otherwise great controller.


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Razer Kishi


Product: Kishi

Brand: Razer

Price: $62.99

Operating System: Android & iOS

Best Place To Buy: Amazon


Now for a controller that has long been considered one of the best mobile gaming accesories you can get today. I would’ve put it higher on this list but I first wanted to touch on a few controllers that are lesser known but still very useful by comparison. Still, there’s no denying how cool and how functional the Razer Kishi really is.

It is one of the most portable controllers out there with the ability to fold up and compress to a smaller and more accesible size whenever you’re taking it out with you on-the-go. When you need it, this controller opens up to fit around your phone and plugs directly into the USB Type-C or Lightning port connection, drawing power directly from your phone and never needing to charged.

Plus, the ergonomics are almost identical to the standrad Xbox controller with premium A-symmetric analog sticks and effeciently tactile Action Buttons that function just like the standard controller. Razer did a fantastic job setting the bar for what the mobile gaming experience could truly be.


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Which Controller To Choose?

At the end of the day, it all comes down to personal preference. Telescopic controllers, like the Razer Kishi and GameSir X2, are the way to go if you know portability is going to be an issue and you know you plan to do a lot of your gaming on a smartphone instead of a tablet.

I personally gravitate more towards the standard controller design of the GameSir G4 Pro 2 since it’s the most simliar to the controllers that i use on a daily basis whether I’m playing Xbox at home or Cloud Gaming on the go. Plus, with all the extra features and the ability to connect to multiple platforms, it suits me perfectly.

What do you think of the  Xbox Cloud Gaming controllers that we have today? Which controller would you pick for Xbox Cloud Gaming? Let me know in the comments section below.


-Stevius Maximus

4 thoughts on “The Best Controller For Xbox Cloud Gamers – Android & iOS”

  1. Michael says:

    I enjoy that there are posts such as this that provide user experience information for potential buyers.  I am not a gamer myself, haven’t been since the 90’s when things were so different and simple using Nintendo and sega genesis lol.   I find controllers complex given the game’s enhanced capabilities.   I appreciate coming across your post and thank you for the background on these products.   You’ve layed it out well for potential customers to buy.

    1. StevieMAX says:

      Thanks, Michael. Even though you’re not a big gamer I’m glad you found this article useful.

  2. Cogito says:

    Hi StevieMax. Thank you for very interesting article. I recently invested in xbox game pass and now Im looking best option to play games in cloud. Its not easy to choose with so many options on market, but looking on your review razer Kishi may be what I am looking for. It has great design, support IOS and price is quite reasonable for quality product. Looking forward to test it in practice.

    1. StevieMAX says:

      Thanks, Cogito. It’s no secret the Razer Kishi is a good controller. Hope you enjoy the one you pick.

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