A cursory search through Amazon for smartphone gimbals will bring up over a hundred options. Among all those choices, Chinese company Zhiyun has carved out a niche for itself as the budget brand-of-choice. Unsurprisingly, its latest release — the Zhiyun Smooth XS — is priced to move.
However, as with most things in life, you tend to get what you pay for with smartphone gimbals. In our Zhiyun Smooth XS review, we’re going to tell you what features you’ll be missing out on — and what hoops you’ll need to jump through — if you decide to buy the Smooth XS.
About this review: Zhiyun provided Android Authority with a retail version of the Zhiyun Smooth XS for this review. We used the device with the official ZY Cami app for Android, v1.0.23 (71) on the OnePlus 7 Pro.