Check out how the Razer Kishi gamepad works. Does it really make up for what it offers? What does it have that the competition does not have?
A major obstacle that made the task of finding a reliable gamepad to use with the smartphone more difficult was around the time that Android 10 and iOS 13 added native support for the DualSchok 4 and Xbox One controls. Still, Razer decided to try to offer a more comfortable way to play games on your phone. Then the controller called Kishi was launched, an $ 80 accessory made by Razer in partnership with Gamevice.
The Razer Kishi is a compact controller that is divided into two parts, something similar to what we have on the Nintendo Switch Joy-con. The connection to the device is made via the USB-C connector, which is connected to the other side using a cable.
The Razer gamepad has support for Razer smartphones, the Google Pixel 2 and the new, the Galaxy S8 and the latest (apart from the S20 Ultra), and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and the latest. Other cell phones are supported, but it will be necessary to have Android 8 or higher, a USB-C port located in the center and dimensions that do not exceed 78.1mm x 163.7mm x 8.8 mm.
The strength of the Razer Kishi is the fact that the USB-C charges the device’s battery while playing, not needing to charge the gamepad separately. In addition, there is less latency due to the type of connection compared to Bluetooth used by other controls. Depending on the game, Kishi may have faster gameplay compared to the Xbox One controller.
However, there are negative points in Kishi, such as the lack of input for wired headsets and the transmission of audio via Bluetooth being delayed due to high latency. In addition, we cannot ignore the fact that the Razer device quickly sucks the smartphone battery when playing a game.
Regarding the positioning of the Kishi controls, it is clear that there is not as good a positioning as in the DualShock 4 or the Xbox One controller.
Razer plans to launch Kishi for iPhones soon.
👇 More in NUpgrade
- Android 11: first beta launches with news in notifications, media controls and more
- Xiaomi Bluetooth Headset Pro: new TWS headset with support for Google Assistant and Siri
- MIUI 11 with Android 10 arrives on Redmi Note 7 Pro
- iOS 14 can bring call recording support
- Huawei P40 Pro has resistance put to the test in the durability test