The best smartphone gimbals for iPhones and Android phones in 2024

Smiling woman filming herself using a smartphone held by one of the best smartphone gimbals, the Zhiyun Smooth Q4
(Image credit: ZHIYUN)

The best smartphone gimbals far surpass the image stabilization features of your camera alone. While the former can help mitigate the worst of your shaky movements, a gimbal takes control of the phone's movement itself, enabling smooth panning, sweeping motions, and even the ability to track moving subjects within the frame. In other words, with a smartphone mounted on a gimbal, you can capture professional-looking footage without complex, heavy equipment.

Below you'll find our selection of the best smartphone gimbals available today. They're mechanical stabilizers that utilize at least two, and typically three, axes of rotation to keep the camera steady. They employ motors that work independently or in combination to achieve a wide range of movements. For instance, the Pan Follow mode will maintain a level camera as it moves, while Follow modes allow for smooth vertical tilting, and POV modes enable horizontal tilting for more dynamic angles, all while maintaining perfect stabilization.

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Gareth Bevan
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Gareth is a photographer based in London, working as a freelance photographer and videographer for the past several years, having the privilege to shoot for some household names. With work focusing on fashion, portrait and lifestyle content creation, he has developed a range of skills covering everything from editorial shoots to social media videos. Outside of work, he has a personal passion for travel and nature photography, with a devotion to sustainability and environmental causes.