As Android phones obtain even more effective, we’re able to play even more graphically extensive video games. I locate on-screen touch controls function terrific, yet I quickly obtain tired because of the awful comfort designs. One remedy is to make use of a third-party device like the GameSir X3 Type-C controller.

the Gamesir X3 Type-C for Android Phone (110-179mm). Picture: GameSir.
the Gamesir X3 Type-C for Android Phone (110-179mm). Photo: GameSir.

The GameSir X3 is perfectly made with convenience and also customisability in mind. It includes a big RGB follower on the back to draw any kind of warm from your phone while playing video games.

It includes a hardshell safety instance with adequate storage space for the X3 and also the added control sticks, rubber control stick caps and also a USB-C wire that feature the controller.

The added control sticks are somewhat much longer which I like as it offers a bit extra great control. The thumbstick caps boost the area and also can be found in both concave and also convex forms.

Gamers can swap the layout between the standard Xbox ABXY layout and Switch ABXY layout. Picture: GameSir.
Players can switch the design in between the typical Xbox ABXY design and also Switch over ABXY design. Photo: GameSir.

The X, Y, B and also A switches can be altered around depending upon which pattern you’re utilized to. They appear and also out conveniently and also remain in area with the aid of magnets. There’s likewise an added D-pad switch that has a various shape/style to pick from.

The controller increases to fit most phones yet I discovered a couple of exemptions consisting of the uncommonly thick Doogee S98. The biggest phone I checked was the enormous Huawei Companion 20 X 5G with its 7.2-inch screen and also it fitted simply great.

The Gamesir X3 with clicky shoulder triggers. Picture: GameSir.
The Gamesir X3 with clicky shoulder causes. Photo: GameSir.

Every one of the switches consisting of the shoulder triggers have a wonderful, clicky feeling to them.

There’s no integrated battery so the controller utilizes your phone’s battery. There are 2 USB-C ports — one that powers the follower and also the various other is a passthrough to bill your phone. It would certainly have been better if there was just one USB-C port that might power the follower and also bill your phone with a software application or equipment change to switch on and also off the follower.

GameSir Application

The Gamesir Application works as a collection for your video games and also permits you to customize the feature of the switches. Below you can tailor-make video games that don’t natively sustain the controller by mapping the on-screen touch controls. This does take a little experimentation once you’ve obtained it the means you like it, you can conserve the setup straight to the X3.

Vibrant follower

The X3 has a dynamic RGB backlight. Picture: GameSir.
The X3 has a vibrant RGB backlight. Photo: GameSir.

The follower includes some mass and also weight to the X3, yet it does an outstanding task of maintaining your phone incredibly cool. With a mix of 4000 mm² cooling down location, 128 warm transfer columns and also a 7500RPM 7-blade follower for boosted air flow, it can successfully cool off a phone by as much as a 12°C decrease in the CPU temperature level and also 24°C decrease in surface area temperature level.

I checked a number of phones and also one, specifically, might not finish the 3DMark Wild Life Extreme Cardiovascular Test since it would certainly get too hot and also collapse the application. When I place it in the X3 and also activated the follower, it maintain it cool down sufficient to finish the examination with a strong 90.7% security. That’s an amazing distinction.

If you intend to play a video game with the follower on and also you require to likewise bill your phone you’ll require 2 source of power. This is much from excellent yet I utilized a big power financial institution that had a number of USB outcomes. Nevertheless, despite having the follower off, the thermal pad on the controller does assist to dissipate warm and also not all video games require the added cooling down the follower offers.

Pc Gaming with the X3

Gamesir X3 Type-C controller. Picture: Noel Campion.
Gamesir X3 Type-C controller. Photo: Noel Campion.

I checked a great deal of Android video games and also among my favourites was Phone call of Obligation Mobile. I needed to make use of the GameSir application to set up the controls once I had actually that called in, I had the ability to play the video game for a lot longer than I normally might with simply touch controls. I locate that sitting tight in this manner triggers my hands to constrain rapidly. Making use of the controller suggested I had the ability to bet longer without the discomfort. The general comfort designs of utilizing the X3 controller are extra comfy than utilizing a Nintendo Switch over.

The Gamesir X3 will work with massive phones like the 7.2-inch Huawei Mate 20 X 5G. Picture: Noel Campion.
The Gamesir X3 will certainly deal with enormous phones like the 7.2-inch Huawei Companion 20 X 5G. Photo: Noel Campion.

Naturally, you can likewise make use of video game streaming solutions such as Xbox Video Game Pass, Luna, Stadia, NVIDIA GeForce Currently, Vapor Web Link and also Sony PlayStation Currently. GameSir is likewise launching a brand-new X2 Pro Xbox certified mobile pc gaming controller, made for Xbox cloud pc gaming on Android smart devices.

If you’re into playing replicated video games on your phone after that the X3 is excellent. I played video games like Cog and also Clank and also the X3 functioned perfectly considering that PS2 video games are made to be utilized with a controller.


The GameSir X3 is a superior controller that’s very configurable and also can transform your Android phone right into a mobile pc gaming console. The integrated follower is unbelievably reliable although a little loud yet this is a non-issue when you’re pc gaming with the quantity showed up or if you’re using earphones.

If you’re seeking a controller that’s even more comfy than the typical touch controls and also locate your phone begins to delay and also miss structures after betting a couple of mins, the GameSir X3 is an optimal remedy to maintaining your video game executing at its ideal.

GameSir X3 Type-C mobile controller £99 (€125)

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