Why would you need a game controller for your Samsung Galaxy phone? Samsung hasn’t explicitly jumped into the world of gaming-specific smartphones, but since you’re provided with some of the best specs to go along with amazing displays, the latest Samsung smartphones make for a perfect gaming experience. With the best mobile game controllers for Samsung Galaxy phones, you’ll be on your way to better gaming.
To make the most out of playing games on your phone, whether they’re streamed through Cloud technology or downloaded natively, you’ll need a great game controller to pair with it. We’ve gathered the best of the best that are compatible with Samsung phones in the list below.
The best mobile game controllers for any Samsung Galaxy phone
Razer Kishi Mobile Game Controller
Versatility at its finest
Razer’s Kishi controller is quite impressive. It not only fits just about every smartphone, but the USB-C port ensures low-latency gaming. When not in use, the two sides slide together, making for easy portability or storage.
GameSir X2 Type-C
There are actually two versions of the GameSir X2, as the company has recently released an updated controller with a more traditional D-Pad. The X2 can make any Galaxy phone feel like it’s a Nintendo Switch, while being compatible with just about any phone you can think of, including the Galaxy Z Fold 2.
SteelSeries Stratus Duo – Wireless Gaming Controller
Not just for Android
The Stratus Duo is the latest great Android gaming controller from SteelSeries. Once again, the company has designed a comfortable controller — this time with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and a Wi-Fi dongle — that allows you to just as easily connect it to a PC to play your favorite Steam games.
Razer Raiju Mobile
Traditional, but custom
When you consider everything that the Razer Raiju Mobile brings to the table — Bluetooth and wired connections, four multifunction buttons that can be remapped, a hair-trigger mode for both left and right triggers, and a phone mount with a 60-degree tilt for comfortable viewing angles — the only thing that might give you pause is the price.
Xbox Elite Controller Series 2
For the elite
This one may be a bit overkill, but if you’re a serious mobile gamer, you want a seriously elite controller. The Xbox Elite Controller (Series 2) offers up to 40 hours of battery life, and you can customize just about every aspect of the controller, including the thumbsticks, d-pad, and more.
8Bitdo SN30 Pro+
This is a great controller if you love the design of the SNES controller, but also want compatibility with more modern games. This is one of the more impressive designs for a Bluetooth controller we’ve seen, and 8Bitdo is known for making quality products.
Xbox Core Controller
Microsoft’s best controller
The Xbox Core Controller is the perfect companion for comfortable mobile gaming, provided that you have the Bluetooth version and a stand or controller clip. This iconic controller is available in a wide range of colors and styles, and is a great option that you may already own if you regularly game on Xbox.
HyperX ChargePlay Clutch
Built-in wireless charging
At first glance, the HyperX ChargePlay Clutch may look like nothing more than a grip for your phone, but there’s so much more once you turn it around. The Clutch offers built-in wireless charging thanks to the detachable 3,000mAh battery pack. You won’t have to worry about compatibility, as the HyperX made the clutch adjustable for an array of phone sizes.
The best from Sony
Sony’s all-new DualSense controller is almost as good as it gets, especially when paired with the PS5 or your Samsung Galaxy smartphone. This controller feels like a combination of Sony’s old DualShock 4 and Microsoft’s Xbox Core Controller, providing some fantastic ergonomics. Being comfortable is key if you plan on playing games for hours and hours on your smartphone.