Recently, GameSir sent me their T4 Pro to review, which is a multi-platform Bluetooth gamepad which is support across almost all platforms.
GameSir T4 Pro Wireless Bluetooth Controller for Nintendo Switch, Switch Pro Controller with LED Backlight, Turbo Gamepad Joystick with Dual Motor, Programmable Game Controller for iPhone/Android/PC
- Switch Controller：GameSir T4 pro controller built-in 6-axis gyro, which can also more sensitively and let the player’s movements and reflect it more accurately in the game. Support Switch games include Zelda, Splatoon 2, Arms, warface, Apple Arcade And MFi Games.
- Wireless Gamepad: compatible with Android 8.0 or later, iOS 13 or later, Windows 7 or later, Mac OS, Android TV box. Connections: via 3 main connections of Bluetooth, 2,4 GHz receiver/wired. Note: Not have 2.4Ghz dongle, works for Switch or Switch Lite only by Bluetooth.
- Turbo & Double Vibration Function: built in dual motors enhance gameplay with vibration feedback, android controller provide the most appropriate vibration strength for game feedback. Press Turbo+D-pad’s up&down to adjust the intensity of 5 levels motor vibration.
- Programmable Buttons Controller: GameSir T4 pro Mobile Controller create your own personal configuration and conquer other players. GameSir T4 pro still supports users to customize the four buttons on their backs with simple settings.
- Colorful Led Backlight: T4 pro switch pro controller has colorful LED backlight. Stunning colorful LED backlight on ABXY buttons and right joystick glows even in the dark, Which bring outstanding gaming experience feeling for you.
Via Bluetooth, you can connect to Android, iOS, Switch It also works with the PC/Xbox, PS4 via a 2.4G Receiver or you can use it in the wired mode with the USB-Type C cable.
For phone gamers, there is a handy phone mount which attached to the controller
The gamepad has a 6-axis gyroscope built-in to control games on the Nintendo Switch like Mario Kart and Zelda Breath of the Wild
It then also features programmable buttons and a turbo mode for quick attacks/quick button presses
In general, you just need to pair this with your chosen device, but you will need to select the pairing mode for the specific device. So for PC and Android via the USB receiver, you would use X and Home. For a phone and Bluetooth, it is A and Home. Then Y and Home for the Nintendo Switch.
Some of the buttons can also be customised depending on the platform and game.
For example, you can set a turbo function which automatically quick presses a button for fast attacks. This is done by holding the button you want to assign then pressing the turbo button.
For the PC you have the option of using any of the three connectivity options of T4 Pro the USB cable, the 2.4 GHz wireless with the receiver dongle, or Bluetooth 4.0.
There is no Bluetooth dongle, but there is a 2.4Ghz dongle. Most devices connect via Bluetooth.
I only have the Nintendo Switch Lite, so the experience was not ideal here. However, it works well enough. With the Switch, you can use any of the programable buttons, but you do get to make the most of the 6-axis gyroscope.
Android is a little tricky, though this is not the fault of the controller. I mainly play COD on my phone, and at the moment, the controller does not support it. This seems to be an issue with the game itself.
In other games, such as PUBG, it works perfectly.
PC & Console
This works like most controllers for both the PC or Console.
It is a decent controller, but I generally prefer the Xbox controller on the PC, or the official PS4 controller for my console. However, the official controllers are over £45, so I wouldn’t expect the same quality, and this makes for a perfect secondary controller.
Price and Alternative Options
Priced at just £35.99 or as low as £23.48 if you import it from AliExpress there are few options that can compete. Many competing brands are compatible with either Android or Switch, not both.
Maegoo Controller for Android/PC/PS3/TV is well-reviewed at £26.99
PowerA MOGA XP5-A Plus Mobile Game Controller for Android, PC with Bluetooth/USB for £69.99, at that price, I would probably pass, but it is well-reviewed.
EasySMX Wireless Controller for Switch / Xbox 360/ Xbox One/ Mac (no iOS support) for £21.99 – it doesn’t state Android support, but the lack of a phone mount would make it awkward anyway.
The GameSir T4 Pro is another great device from the brand. It’s cross-device compatibility and low price point make it stand out from the crowd. In particular, its ability to work as a controller for Android gaming is what makes it appealing for me. I’d prefer to use official controllers elsewhere, but with this, I have an Android controller then can also use it as a secondary controller for my console.