As smartphones become ever more powerful they have become serious gaming machines in their own right. But there is one thing that holds them back when compared to devices - the controls.

Sometimes touch screens are fine but more often they don't offer a satisfying experience for gaming. You find yourself yearning for something a little more tactile.

To address this, GameSir has launched the G8 Galileo. It's a lovely bit of kit that transforms how you use your phone by seamlessly adding console-sized sticks and buttons to many Android and the latest iPhone devices.

The design means it's comfort during extended gameplay, akin to holding a console controller in your palm. Whether navigating treacherous terrain or taking precise shots, the G8 Galileo gives you expert precision and maximum comfort.

All you have to do is throw in your phone via the movable Type-C and hey presto! You're away. Importantly, the Galileo can use pass-through charging so users can ensure gameplay remains uninterrupted by charging the device while using the controller.

The Galileo's sensing sticks offer 360° seamless pinpoint control to provide precision and durability, while anti-friction glide rings reduce stick grinding and extends usage time. For FPS and action gamers, a quick switch to Hair Trigger Mode is available by holding the M+LT/RT buttons.

For pro-level mobile gaming, the Galileo comes with two additional back buttons for On-the-Fly Mapping, allowing gamers to map in-game actions instantly. You can also use the GameSir app for even more customisation

And for personalised style and individuality, gamers can match their unique style with interchangeable magnetic detachable faceplates and customize the stick caps to keep the gaming setup fresh and exhilarating.

Laser-Engraved Texture Grips ensure a secure and comfortable hold, while the High-Saturation Fluorescent Ink Buttons add a vibrant, eye-catching touch to the gaming experience.

The GameSir G8 Galileo Mobile Controller is now available for purchase for £79.99 from Amazon UK and GameSir official website.