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    Top 7 Best Controls for Android and iOS Phones of 2017

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    An Android phone or tablet controller is essential for enjoying gameplay-focused games that require something touchscreens can't provide feedback. With that in mind, we've put together a renewed list of the best bluetooth gamepads you'll find to buy in 2017.

    This is the 2017 version of our top best controllers to buy, so we're only going to cover the new models. If you want something at a lower price. Also check out our previous list.



    All controls in the list work perfectly WITHOUT ROOT. Controls also work on iOS without jailbreaking.

    Read also:

    • Best games with controller support
    • Application shows the main games that accept controls
    • BEST CONTROLS FOR IPHONE

    7 – MOCUTE – 050

    We started our list of the best controllers for Android phones with a small controller, ideal for carrying in your pocket. O SHOCK It's compact, but it's a control that surprises with a complete set of buttons and clip to hold the smartphone.

    There are two analog sticks, one digital, six front buttons and 4 L and R style buttons. There are also L3 and R3 style buttons that are activated by pressing the analog sticks down. The default setting you would expect from a good controller. This setting is what we will see in all the controls in this list.

    Features:

    • Connections: Bluetooth 3.0
    • Compatibility: Android and Windows
    • Battery: 400 mAh

    The Mocute costs around R$50 reais.

    Link to Buy


    6 – IPEGA PG – 9055


    The PG-9055 is a “transformer” control from the renowned company iPEGA. Known for its low price and high compatibility, iPEGA's controls are excellent for both rooted and non-rooted phone users.

    We nicknamed the control the “transformer” because it can fit perfectly on any phone or tablet, no matter the size. O iPEGA PG-9055 works on cell phones with screens from 3 to 6 inches, on tablets with screens from 7 to 8 inches. All this regardless of the position, as the fit is perfect whether the device is standing (portrait) or lying down (landscape).

    Ideal for the player to enter “Gamer Mode”, the PG-9055 still has two adjustments to extend the size of the controller base. Something important for players who have big hands.

    Features:

    • Connections: Bluetooth 3.0
    • Compatibility: Android and Windows (Bluetooth adapter not included)
    • Battery: 300 mAh

    The iPEGA 9055 costs around R$70 reais.

    Link to Buy

    5 – iPEGA 9067

    For fans of something more classic, the iPEGA 9067 it is an evolution of controls that we have already reviewed here on the site. With a design reminiscent of the Xbox 360 video game joystick, the iPEGA 9067 presents a solution for those looking for a classic feel. In addition to being heavily inspired by such a "MOGA".

    Ergonomics is the highlight of this control, ideal for long hours of gaming, whether on a cell phone or tablet, as the control comes with the clip to hold the smartphone up to 6 inches.


    Features:

    • Connections: Bluetooth 3.0
    • Compatibility: Android and Windows
    • Battery: 300 mAh

    Its affordable price is another highlight. It costs only R$ 52 reais.


    Link to Buy

    4 – iPEGA PG – 9062S

    The same idea of ​​the iPega 9067 can be applied to the 9062S. A gamepad with a video game control feel. But in the case of the 9062S, you'll get the feeling of having an Xbox One controller in your hands. Construction, design, all very similar, but with the difference of being made to meet our standards for mobile games.

    We could have mentioned other models with touch function, but what brought the iPEGA PG – 9062S for our top best controls was its clip to hold the cell phone. The device fits perfectly, as there are two rubbers that hold even the smoothest smartphone.

    Features:

    • Connections: Bluetooth 3.0
    • Compatibility: Android and Windows
    • Battery: 380 mAh

    Its affordable price is another highlight. It costs only R$ 80 reais.

    Link to Buy

    3 – NES30 and SNES30 (Control with Nintendo 8bits and Super Nintendo design)

    Coming in at the third position, we have a tie between two controllers that are pure nostalgia. O NES30 e SNES30 are gamepads inspired by the controls of the Nintendo 8Bits (NES) e Super Nintendo (SNES)respectively.


    Both are very compact, but have sturdy buttons and a good grip. The highlight is the NES controller (NES30) that fits in any pocket. However, the cell phone clip is sold separately.

    Features:

    • Connections: Bluetooth 3.0
    • Compatibility: Android, iOS and Windows
    • Battery: 480 mAh

    The only weak point of these controls is the high price. So don't be scared by the price of R$110 for the SNES30 and R$135 for the NES30 Pro.


    Link to buy NES30 controller

    Link to buy the SNES30 controller

    Link to buy the snap-on clip

    2 – GameSir T1s

    GameSir is a manufacturer known for its sleek design and slightly higher priced controls. But the GameSir T1s can be found to buy at an even cheap price.

    Like all GameSir controllers, the T1s allows two types of connections: Bluetooth or via Wireless 2.4 GHZ. Another advantage of GameSir's controls is the reduced response time (zero delay), thanks to the 32Bit MCU Chip.

    Features:

    • Connections: Bluetooth 4.0 and Wireless 2.4 GHZ (adapter included)
    • Compatibility: Android, Windows and Playstation 3
    • Battery: 600 mAh

    The GameSir T1s controller can be found for purchase in the range of R$104 reais.

    Link to Buy

    1 – The Epic GameSir G4s

    It's hard not to choose GameSir's controls as the best, taking the first and second positions of our top. Despite the above-average price of the other controllers, the GameSir wins for the low delay and compatibility with Wireless 2.4 GHZ. This eliminates that little delay that some bluetooth controllers tend to have.

    O GameSir G4s it is the most beautiful, with the best grip and best construction controller for smartphones that you will find in 2017. The manufacturer has not spared in creating a controller with premium quality and with good connections (Bluetooth, Wireless and even USB).

    GameSir even offers a application which shows the games compatible with your controllers.

    Features:

    • Connections: Bluetooth 4.0 and Wireless 2.4 GHZ (adapter included)
    • Compatibility: Android, Windows and Playstation 3
    • Battery: 800 mAh

    GameSir G4s can be found with prices ranging from R$120 to R$130.

    Link to Buy

    [originally published September 12, 2017]

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