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GameSir T4 Cyclone Pro Review – Premium Features at a (More) Affordable Price
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GameSir T4 Cyclone Pro Review – Premium Features at a (More) Affordable Price

by Aiman MaulanaNovember 27, 2023
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Unboxing the GameSir T4 Cyclone Pro

GameSir T4 Cyclone Pro Review

GameSir T4 Cyclone Pro Review – Box

Starting off the GameSir T4 Cyclone Pro review with the unboxing, it appears that the packaging is different from the ones before as it went from black and red to mostly white. I actually like this more as it looks more classy and elegant as opposed to being a bit more generic previously. Inside the box, we found the following items:

GameSir T4 Cyclone Pro Review

GameSir T4 Cyclone Pro Review – Box content

  • GameSir T4 Cyclone Pro gamepad
  • USB dongle
  • USB Type-C cable
  • User manual
  • Warranty card


Working Platform: PC, Android, iOS, and Nintendo Switch
Connection: 2,4GHz Wireless, Bluetooth 5.0 and USB-C
Six Axis Gyroscope: Yes for Nintendo Switch
Vibration: Yes, for Nintendo Switch and PC
Battery Capacity: 860mAh
Charging Method: USB Type-C, 5V
Dimensions: 155.9 x 103.1 x 63 mm, 390g

The Good

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GameSir T4 Cyclone Pro Review – Front view

There are a number of good reasons to consider getting the GameSir T4 Cyclone Pro. For starters, it’s a very comfortable controller for most hand sizes. Not only does it follow an Xbox-style layout, the design itself is very similar to the Xbox Series X controller, just slightly wider but not as tall. Not only is there enough real estate to comfortably hold on, the grip itself is textured to make it easier to hold. I’ve had my 6-year old nephew hold it is and he didn’t any trouble with using it so unless your hands are extremely small, this should work perfectly fine.

One thing I really like about this gamepad is the buttons. It uses micro switches with a very short 0.6mm actuation point with a 60g actuation force along with a clicky sound, giving a similar feel to the likes of the Razer Raiju series. This is actually a viable choice for tournament use, assuming you’re using the dongle instead of Bluetooth for better latency, as you get to save precious milliseconds to ensure your inputs are being actuated as quickly as possible. In comparison, PlayStation’s buttons actuate much deeper by about threefold. Furthermore, you get two extra programmable back buttons in the rear for added functionalities.

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GameSir T4 Cyclone Pro Review – Hall Effect Triggers

Arguably the biggest feature of the GameSir T4 Cyclone Pro is the new Hall Effect analog sticks and analog triggers. It’s important as most analog sticks nowadays suffer from drifting issues, eventually if not immediately. With a contactless sensing technology instead of the traditional one, it’s far more stable and it’s expected to be this way for the long run. For the latter, is more for accuracy to give you better control in games, especially racing games where it would be used for braking and accelerating. With a 0.1mm accuracy, every small bit you press down will have a small effect, thus giving you more control.

The GameSir T4 Cyclone Pro also has three connectivity options; Bluetooth, 2.4GHz Wireless (USB dongle), and USB-C wired. This gives you quite a bit of versatility in using it as you don’t have to be stuck to a single platform. In fact, it works perfectly fine on Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch, and Windows PC. The beauty of this is that you can easily plug in the USB dongle and it works immediately with no issues whatsoever. Just keep in mind that for mobile platforms, it depends on whether the game has gamepad support and you can make use of the GameSir app to customize it.

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GameSir T4 Cyclone Pro Review – Extra programmable button and textured grip

Lastly, the battery life for the GameSir T4 Cyclone Pro managed to get good figures across all compatible platforms. To get an easier look of how the battery life is like for each platform, which I’ve used for at least five full charges, you can check it out below:

  • Android = 18 hours
  • Nintendo Switch = 16 hours
  • Windows PC = 21 hours
  • Average = 18 hours

If you want a simpler, smaller, and more affordable gamepad, check out our GameSir T4 Mini review by clicking right here.

The Bad

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GameSir T4 Cyclone Pro Review

Of course, the GameSir T4 Cyclone Pro has its fair share of drawbacks as well. For starters, while the gamepad itself is fully customizable, this is limited to the mobile app itself. If you’re hoping for a desktop app when you’re using it on PC, you’re out of luck. I believe this has been the case for a while so I hope to see a desktop app pop up sooner rather than later for better usability.

Next up, while it does have vibration, its rather underwhelming. It’s like a very light vibration and the trigger vibration itself is only limited to Bluetooth XInput mode. To be fair, it doesn’t really add much to your gameplay, unlike the haptics on the DualSense so I wouldn’t call this a dealbreaker. The same thing can be said with the motion controls, where it does work similarly to the old SIXAXIS controller but realistically, most people wouldn’t bother using it. It’s more of a gimmick than anything else, but if you fancy it, at least it’s there.

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GameSir T4 Cyclone Pro Review – Rear

Lastly, while I did praise the Hall Effect triggers, there is one pain point and that is the lack of a trigger lock. In many 3rd party controllers, there exists a trigger lock which allows it to only be partially pressed down. This is ideal for games that require a simple press down rather than delicately pressing with varying levels of pressure as it would significantly reduce the amount of time needed for the action. For the casual gamer, this wouldn’t be a problem but if you have a specific gaming niche, do make sure you’re aware of your needs in a controller.

GameSir T4 Cyclone Pro Verdict

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GameSir T4 Cyclone Pro Review

The GameSir T4 Cyclone Pro has everything you need and more in a wireless gamepad, and it manages to pack in so many features while keeping prices relatively affordable at RM215 / $44.99. Within their controller lineup, this is GameSir’s magnum opus, and I wouldn’t look elsewhere within their lineup unless your budget is much lower or you want something smaller for better portability.

At the end of our GameSir T4 Cyclone Pro review, I award this wireless gamepad with our coveted Gold Pokdeward.


Big thanks to GameSir for sending us this gamepad for the purposes of this review.

About The Author
Aiman Maulana
Jack of all trades, master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one. YouTuber, video editor, tech head, and a wizard of gaming. What's up? :)