Since Android has so many fantastic games and modern smartphones are computational behemoths, you’ll never be at a loss for things to play. You can play both new and vintage games with emulators like AetherSX2 and games from the Play Store. However, your phone might not always be the most comfortable to play games on due to clumsy touch controls. The Asus Kunai 3 Gamepad is one of the controllers that you can get for phones to make things a little bit simpler.

Although the Asus Kunai 3 Gamepad has been available for a while, it was just recently released in white to go along with the Asus ROG Phone 6 Pro. If you own a ROG phone, you may purchase a shell for it that will allow you to insert your phone between the controller’s two sides, something like to a Nintendo Switch. If you don’t, the controller still functions through Bluetooth and may be used independently of the phone. Despite hearing from several that it functions with PCs, I was unable to make it work.

In conclusion, the Asus Kunai 3 Gamepad performs admirably when paired with an Asus ROG Phone. It works best when the controller can be used wired by attaching it to the phone’s shell. Even though the Kunai 3 is quite nice, there are alternative controllers you may purchase that might be superior if you have a different phone. It just isn’t the same to use it wirelessly, and you’ll also need to lean your phone against something.

Asus Kunai 3 Gamepad: Specifications

Specification Asus Kunai 3 Gamepad
Dimensions & Weight
  • 154.8 x 110.3 x 66.8 mm
  • 198.8g
  • Two analog thumbsticks with clickable buttons (L3/R3)
  • One mechanical D-pad
  • ABXY face buttons
  • Two triggers (L2/R2)
  • Two bumpers (L1/R1)
  • M1 and M2 macro keys
  • Menu and Options buttons (labeled Start and Select in some games)
  • USB-C plug for Asus phone connections
  • USB-C  in mobility mode
  • Over Bluetooth v4.2 with most Android phones (six hours battery)
  • USB-C connection with Asus ROG phones