If you are serious about android gaming you should be interested in an android game controller, as you already know that gaming with touchscreen is not good enough for perfect aiming. Also, it is much enjoyable to play with a controller as you have more room to play with and your fingers will not cover the screen.
So to make your gaming experience more comfortable and smooth, here is the list of 8 best Android game Controllers you can buy in 2020. The list comprises controllers with different price point and for different game genres.
8 Best Android Game Controllers of 2020
1. Razer Kishi
The first controller on our list is Razer Kishi as it is one of the best you can get if you have a phone with USB-C charging port. The controller sticks on both side of your phone and makes it feel like a Nintendo Switch. Their button placement is also good enough for natural grip and long gaming sessions.
Razer Kishi is also the recommended controller for NVIDIA GeForce NOW streaming service. The only thing I would love to see here is a 3.5 mm headphone jack, as gaming audio via Bluetooth is not reliable enough. The good thing is it can charge from your phone, so there is no need to charge it separately.
Price: $79.99 (Amazon)
2. Razer Raiju Mobile
Next on our list is another Razer controller, Raiju Mobile. It comes with a lot of perks, like dual Bluetooth and wired connections, four buttons which are remappable, a hair-trigger mode for both left and right triggers, and 60-degree phone mount.
The battery in it can power it for 20 hours at once and you will get a braided USB-A to USB-C cable on the box. But do keep in mind that the phone grip might press the volume or power button of some phones. So do check if your phone is compatible or not before purchasing.
Price: $149.99 (Amazon)
3. SteelSeries Stratus Duo
If you want a game controller which can connect to both your android smartphone and your windows PC, SteelSeries Stratus Duo is a great option. It connects with Bluetooth, but the lag is not noticeable at all and it comes with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and a Wi-Fi dongle. With the dongle, you will be able to connect it with your PC.
Although it does not come with a phone holder, you can buy that separately if you need. The overall button placement is great and the controller is comfortable to hold for longer gaming sessions.
Price: $50.55 (Amazon)
4. 8Bitdo SN30 Pro+
If retro gaming is your style, 8Bitdo SN30 Pro+ is a great Android Game controller which can pair with not only with android, but with windows, macOS, Raspberry Pi, and even the Nintendo Switch. It comes with button mapping for system-changing accuracy and modifiable vibration and adjustable Hair-trigger buttons plus 6 axis motion sensor.
The controller is powered by a rechargeable 480mAh battery and you will get a USB cable out of the box. For some reason, they recommend using only that power cable for charging the SN30 Pro+.
Price: $49.99 (Amazon)
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5. Xbox Elite Controller Series 2
If android gaming is a serious business for you, Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 should be the choice. It has all the perks a smartphone gamer needs like from the D-Pad to the trigger shapes on the back, everything is customizable and it comes with USB-C port.
With a full charge, it can run up to 40 hours at a time and Microsoft also includes a carrying case and charging dock. Remember talking about customization? You can even create custom profiles for different games on it.
Price: $179.99 (Microsoft)
6. GameSir F2 Grip
If you are buying a gaming controller for the first time and you are a casual gamer, GameSir F2 Grip is a good option to choose. It does not connect with your phone with Bluetooth or USB-C but it has buttons which directly contacts your phone’s touchscreen. So it does not have any lags whatsoever.
The grip can also be used as a kickstand for watching media or gaming and the overall design make it comfortable for holding it. As it does not need Bluetooth or other connectivity options, it also does not need charging.
Price: $12.99 (Amazon)
7. Google Stadia Controller
Talking about android controllers, we cannot miss Google Stadia Controller. This is the only way to play Stadia on your Chromecast, but with recent updates, it is a good controller too. You will be able to play not only from your phone but also TV, laptop or desktop.
The simple design and good button placement make it easier to hold it for a longer time and as a Google product, it comes with Google Assistant integration. You will also be able to upload your best clips to YouTube with the assistant. The only downside is Google Stadia is not available in most of the countries.
Price: $69 (Google)
8. Delam Controller
Finally we have Delam Controller, which is one of the cheapest and wired gaming controller you can buy now. It comes with a fan so if your phone gets hot while playing graphic-intensive games, it will keep it cool. To control your movement it has 4-finger ergo grip with trigger buttons.
Another good thing about this controller is it has a built-in 4000mAh power bank so you can also charge your phone while gaming. As you can rotate and reposition those trigger buttons, it is virtually compatible with every Android smartphone on the market.
Price: $16.99 (Amazon)
So, these are all the best android game controller you can buy now. Do keep in mind there are certain things you should care about before getting a controller, like your needs, budget and compatibility. If you are just a casual gamer, Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 will be overkill, on the flip side if you are serious about it, Delam Controller or GameSir F2 Grip will not be enough for you.