Aesthetically, the Xbox One and Xbox One S controllers look more or less identical and you can be hard pressed to tell them. But one of the main differences between both controls is how the Xbox One S version comes with Bluetooth, which means you do not have to handle adapters / dongles.
It also meant that the theory could connect to Bluetooth devices, such as Android phones and tablets, but unfortunately it did not work like buttons were assigned incorrectly. The good news is that according to the people at XDA, after about two years, Google finally resolved the issue in the Android 9.0 Pie update.
This was discovered in a problem trail that was launched two years ago, where a Google engineer had finally labeled it as "fixed". This means that if you have an Android Pie handset or tablet and an Xbox One S controller, try taking it to get a spin to see if it works properly. Having said that, Android Pie has not yet been released for many Android phones.
To date, Pixel phones have received the update with Essential Phone, but other manufacturers have not yet deleted it, so it may take a while before you can use your Xbox One S controller with your phone.
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