Buyers Guide - Smartphone Gimbal

GET SMART: Choosing a Smartphone Gimbal

Smartphones put incredibly powerful video cameras right in your back pocket. But their small size makes it impossible to get a smooth shot by hand. WIth a smartphone gimbal you can get Hollywood-style shots anywhere and then share them directly with your millions of adoring fans. Or at least your mom.

Which smartphone gimbal is right for you?

EVO makes two smartphone gimbals, depending on the level you like to shoot:

  • Our entry-level gimbal is the EVO Shift, it's the perfect accessory to keep in your backpack for shooting smooth shots whenever the mood strikes you.
  • Want to make your YouTube followers go wild? Then you need the EVO SP-Pro. With its aircraft-grade aluminum body construction and advanced features, the durable EVO SP-Pro is made for the daily shooter or someone who plans on shooting a lot of outdoor footage.





Shooting style Weekend shooting Instagram star
Price $149 $249
Construction Nylon reinforced plastic CNC aircraft-grade aluminum
Colors Black, Gunmetal and Rose Gold Black
Battery life Up to 12 hours Up to 14 hours
Refresh rate 4Khz 4Khz
Payload 75g-220g 75g-260g
Gimbal weight (without phone) 450g 440g
Pan axis range -360° to + 360° -360° to + 360°
Tilt axis range -135° to +185° -135° to +185°
Roll axis range -30° to +30° -30° to +30°
Built-in smartphone charging port
2-way bi-directional mounting frame
Unlimited 360º panning
Tripod/extension pole compatible
Protective case included
Advanced dual charging
Built-in scroll wheel for
advanced camera settings
Removable batteries
Advanced cable management
Advanced shooting features accessible
through the EVO mobile app
Battery Li-Ion 18650 Li-Ion 26650
Warranty 1 Year US Warranty 1 Year US Warranty

EVO SHIFT & EVO SP-PRO Gen2: Compatible devices

Before you buy a smartphone gimbal make sure it’s compatible with your phone. Be careful if you use a bulky case like an Otterbox; not all gimbals can accommodate all cases. Check the measurements and the weight of your phone with the case on to make sure you’ll be good to go.

iPhone- Requires iOS 9.0 or later

  • iPhone SE
  • All iPhone 6, 7 and 8 Models
  • All iPhone 6+, 7+ and 8+ Models
  • All iPhone X Models


Action Cameras

  • GoPro Hero4 Silver, GoPro Hero4 Black
  • Yi Action Cam, Yi 4K Action Cam, SJ4000-SJ6000
  • GoPro Hero5 Black
  • Garmin Virb Ultra 30


Android- Requires Android 5.0 or higher

  • Samsung Galaxy S8
  • Samsung NOTE7
  • Samsung Galaxy S5, S6 and S7
  • HUAWEI Mate S, 8 and 9
  • HUAWEI P9, P10 and P10 Plus
  • OPPO R9 Plus
  • Vivo X7
  • OnePlus 3T
  • Mi 4, 5 and 5s
  • LG G5
  • Google Pixel
  • Smartisan U2 Pro