Different Types of Game Controllers for Android

It is kind of important for gamers to own the best game controllers for their Android devices. There are many types of games which can be played better with a controller.

With the incensement of cloud-based game streaming services such as Xbox Game Pass, Google’s Stadia, it is even more important to find the best Android game controllers to take advantage of these services.

An Android gamepad allows you not only to transfer input to the device but also to make a comfortable grip of the device while playing games.

There are 3 types of game controllers that are suitable for an Android device.

Wireless Controller

A wireless controller uses Bluetooth connection to transmit data to an Android device.


  • It works with all soft buttons.
  • It works with cloud-based streaming game services.


  • It is hard or easy to setup depends on a controller’s brand.
  • There are battery involved so you need to charge once in a while.

PowerA Moga XP5-X

You can use it to play controller enabled games on both Android and PC. This controller is compatible with Xbox games from the cloud on mobile. Extend your gaming sessions at home or on the go with a built in Power Bank, detachable gaming clip, and the flexibility to play wired or wireless.

Grip Controller

A grip controller uses touch-based physics to transmit user’s control to an Android device. It simulates a finger’s touch on virtual keyboard.


  • There is no need for software setup. Just need to plug the grip in then play.
  • Users don’t need to worry about battery and charging.


  • It doesn’t work with streaming game.
  • It can’t reach certain buttons on a virtual keyboard.

popman’s gamepad

This controller offers 6-finger operations which allows you to play games with 6 fingers aim, shoot, move left and right at the same time. The back has a cooling fan so you don’t have to worry about heating while playing game. It also has a built-in 4000 mAh capacity battery which can charge the phone.

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