Best Gimbal for Iphone X/XS Reviews (Top 5 Picks)

Model

Battery

Weight

Price

DJI Osmo Mobile 3

4 Hrs

1.4 Kg

Hohem iSteady Mobile Plus
4 Hrs

1.4Kg

Zhiyun Smooth 4

4 Hrs

1.4Kg

Steadicam Volt Electronic Handheld Gimbal

4 Hrs

1.4Kg

EVO Shift 3

4 Hrs

1.4Kg

iPhone X/XS comes with a high-quality camera—The problem starts when you try to capture with hand movements and shakes, right?

You need the best gimbal for iPhone X/XS—For stabilizing your phone during movements and capture the smooth shots in any condition.

We tried 13 different gimbals from multiple companies—Here are the top 4 picks for you…

1. DJI Osmo Mobile 3

DJI Osmo Mobile 3

DJI Osmo Mobile 3 is the best gimbal for iPhone X/XS because of its features. When it comes to stability, its brushless motors with 3-axis stabilization give you the smoother footage and the quality is matchless—its real-time response and focus help you capture the most suitable shots. 

Its foldable body with glossy texture gives you a smoother feel. Along with the elegant design, it possesses the lightest weight, around 405g—You can take it with you where your passion leads you. 

DJI gimbal can fit easily in small spaces—You will not feel pain in your arms while holding it for long hours—Allows you to create content with ease. 

This gimbal comes with various shooting features to make your footage more professional and captivating—With Dolly Zoom, you can give your shots a cinematic and professional look. It allows you the facility of customized speed—You can efficiently recreate the Hitchcock Effect. 

DJI OSMO gimbal also comes with the shooting features like Panorama, time-lapse, and Slow Motion videos—All these features can be used while shooting videos. Its ergonomic design gives you a strong grip for shooting videos with ease.

The gimbal allows you to add effects, music, and do professional editing via Story Mode—After editing, you can immediately share your videos or pictures on social media and other social media platforms. 

It comes with electronic image stabilization (EIS) and ActiveTrack to make the footage more professional and upgrade the quality. You can take pictures and selfies with its gesture control feature—without touching the screen.

You can control all the features of this gimbal via joystick. It helps you capture every moment with sharp details by its Sports Mode. 

This gimbal possesses all the features, necessary for shooting high-quality videos and pictures. 

After a lot of testing, We are considering DJI OSMO Mobile 3 the best gimbal for iPhone X/XS.

Specifications 

  • 3-axis stabilization
  • Real-time response and focus 
  • Foldable body and glossy texture 
  • Weight is 405g
  • Extremely portable 
  • Dolly Zoom 
  • Story Mode 
  • Advanced shooting features 
  • EIS and ActiveTrack
  • Gesture control
  • Sports Mode

2. Hohem iSteady Mobile Plus

Hohem iSteady Mobile Plus

Hohem iStdeay comes with a perfect stabilization and made it #2 on our list of Best gimbals for iPhone X/XS.

It can support mobiles up to 280 grams of weight. Hohem Gimbal App makes the shooting easier and better than before. 

The gimbal weighs only 1.32 pounds—Portable and easy to carry around. 

Hohem iSteady comes with the different shooting features for the professional shooting—Inception mode helps you in capturing the images/videos by 360 degrees in a single frame. Yes, it’s possible to make 3D HD videos with this gimbal, like professional photographers.

The sports mode help in capturing the stable shots while you are running, rushing somewhere, or can’t control the quick hand movements.

Gimbal can work up to 12 hours in a single charge as it comes with a very efficient battery.

You can hold it’s ARC shaped grip easily—It has 3 multi-mount ¼” thread to add accessories required for shooting; LED, monitor, microphone, etc. 

Specifications 

  • Lightweight (1.79 pounds)
  • Supports mobile up to 280g
  • Sports Mode 
  • 360 degrees rotation 
  • 3D HD videos making 
  • Works up to 12 hours 
  • Ergonomic design 
  • 3 multi-mount ¼” thread

3. Zhiyun Smooth 4

Zhiyun Smooth 4

Zhiyun Smooth 4 gimbal comes with an elegant design and good features—You can use its slider and trigger button for controlling overall functionalities.

You don’t need to touch its screen while shooting—Hot-keys are there for controlling the stabilizer and mobile—It also has the “Vertigo Shot” “POV Orbital Shot” “Roll-angle Time Lapse” buttons for control.

It features the FN button that you can use for focus pulling and ultra-focus shots.

With a PhoneGo mode, you can acquire the high precision shots to capture every movement—You can also get a scene transition feature without post-processing.

It comes with an object and face tracking feature for catching all the details of the shot. The gimbal also has the time-lapse, Hyperlapse, and motion lapse features. 

The gimbal weighs 2.19 pounds and you can easily carry it around. Also, the battery time is 12 hours on a single charge and it’s very good.

Specifications

  • Preferable for both android and iPhone
  • Modes switching
  • Hot-keys
  • FN button for focus
  • PhoneGo mode
  • Timelapse features
  • Work up to 12 hours
  • Weight is 2.19 pounds 

4. Steadicam Volt Electronic Handheld Gimbal

Steadicam Volt Electronic Handheld Gimbal 

Steadicam Volt gimbal has a decent design—It can hold mobile phone weighs 100g to 250g.

It’s easy to adjust and this gimbal is lightweight that you can carry around without a problem.

Simulated inertia dual operating modes are good for both beginners and experienced videographers—It’s shooting features make it easy to use for everyone.

It provides good stabilization but I faced issues with horizontal balance. It may tilt by a few angles for you as well.

The battery timing is not very good.

Specifications

  • Supports mobile from 100g to 250g
  • Foldable design
  • Light in weight (1 pound)
  • Haptic Control utilizes Simulated Inertia Dual

5. EVO Shift 3

EVO Shift 3

EVO Shift 3 gimbal comes with a decent design and catchy colors—It can turn your iPhone X/XS intro professional shooting camera with its advanced features.

You can control your gimbal and mobile phone with certain keys and joystick—It comes with a handle for controlling almost everything.

The gimbal comes with a built-in App that you can use for controlling all the features similar to high-end cameras—Allows you to adjust ISO, shutter speed, EB, Exposure, and focus.

It allows you to capture 180° & 330° panoramas, and high-resolution 3×3 photospheres for taking the shoot to the next level.

The gimbal has an object and face tracking for covering all the objects and shooting professional videos.

It has a built-in Smartphone charging feature and can work for long hours. However, I found it somewhat bulky. It has 2 pounds of weight. The gimbal performs good but controlling it becomes hard after some hands-on time.

The gimbal comes with bi-directional mounting and allows you to shoot videos and capture images with different shooting modes—3 easy stabilization modes are pan follow, lock mode and Full follow mode.

Specifications

  • Sophisticated and decent design
  • Joystick for controlling
  • High end shooting features
  • Object and face tracking
  • Panorama shooting features
  • Weight is 2 pounds
  • Bidirectional mounting
  • 3 easy stabilization modes 
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Things to consider before purchasing a gimbal

If you are Vlogger, YouTuber, or love to make videos or take professional pictures—gimbal is a necessary device. There are many gimbals available in the market but choosing the best gimbal for iPhone X/XS is tricky. For your ease, we came up with this buying guide. You can consider the following factors before purchasing a gimbal.

Lightweight

Gimbal should be lightweight if you have to shoot for long hours and lightweight gimbals are easy to carry around.

Portability

You need to consider this factor as well. Your gimbal should be lightweight, easily adjustable, and manageable.

Stabilization

Stabilization is your foremost requirement when you are looking for a gimbal. You need perfect stabilization and make sure it offers easy mounting as well.

Compatibility

This is another factor you should pay heed to. Gimbals must be compatible with your mobile phone and their apps sometimes make you annoyed. So, always look for compatibility

Battery life

It’s the most important factor—At least for me. Because when you are working on important shots you don’t like the low-battery notifications, right?

So, I would suggest you invest a bit extra for the better battery life of your gimbal.

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