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Razer Kishi V2 Review - "A great upgrade to an already outstanding controller"

Razer's Kishi controller was a huge success in mobile gaming back in 2020. The company is back with the Razer Kishi V2, a new version of the original ..

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Razer's Kishi controller was a huge success in mobile gaming back in 2020. The company is back with the Razer Kishi V2, a new version of the original that will improve upon the original in every way. It's hard to believe that the Kishi V1 was so beloved, but they have achieved it.

Although the name might suggest a slight update, the Razer Kishi V2 was completely redesigned. The original flexible bridge has been replaced by a sliding, telescopic bridge. It's a welcome addition. The V1's collapsible bridge was great for portability but it never felt completely stable. My Razer Kishi V2 feels more secure and I don't worry about my phone falling apart as I play.

The adjustments are more than just fitting a new bridge. The Razer Kishi V2 has a completely new shape and feel. The controller's back has a texture that makes it easy to hold even for extended gaming sessions. I enjoyed playing Diablo Immortal for many hours, without any problems.





With the addition of microswitch and a D-pad, the buttons received an upgrade. They have a pleasant tactile feeling when pressed. This makes them extremely responsive, and is perfect for games such as Rocket League sideswipe. This change is especially beneficial to the d-pad. Although the V1's dpad was usable, it felt too soft and mushy much like the Xbox 360 controller. They were a pain to use, so I avoided them. The Razer Kishi V2's D-pad was a joy to use.

Also, the analogue sticks were replaced with a version that is more similar to what the Nintendo Switch has. If you are familiar with this setup, you will feel right at home here. You can also use the analog triggers if you like racing games. It is easy to reach all the buttons and they are well placed. Razer has added two additional buttons to the trigger so that you don't have to take your right thumb off the analogue stick. This adds some flexibility to the Kishi V2.

You'll need the Razer Nexus app to map these buttons. Once you have the app downloaded, adjust the settings. The app doesn't stop there. You can also choose from your own games list and launch the app with a click on the Kishi V2. The Nexus app offers a variety of games from various genres and is intended to be a point for discovery. You can stream to YouTube and Facebook with the Nexus app.





The Razer Kishi V2 is similar to its predecessor. It doesn't have its own power. You simply connect your Android device (an iOS version will be available later in the year) to its USB-C connector and you can game away. If your power goes down, the Kishi V2 has a USB-C port that allows passthrough charging. This means you don't need to stop gaming. This is much better than using Bluetooth and almost eliminates latency. This not only makes gaming more fun, but it is also essential if you want to play online competitively.

Razer Kishi V2 controller is an excellent choice. The Razer Kishi V2 is extremely comfortable to use, even for long periods of time. It also responds well to your touch. The V1 controller is still an excellent controller, but this one feels more premium. The Razer Nexus app is also a great step toward discovering controller-compatible games that will only improve over time. The Razer Kishi V2 makes a great companion for gaming on your mobile phone, thanks to its compatibility with Nvidia GeForce Now and Xbox Game Pass.

Razer Kishi V2 Review - "A great upgrade to an already outstanding controller"

Razer Kishi V2 is almost an upgrade to its predecessor. Although it lacks the same portability, the Razer Kishi V2 is almost a complete upgrade to the V1 in every way, including better face buttons, stability, and comfort.