Mobile and Desktop Trading
Kraken's mobile app boasts a high rating on both Google Play (4.2-star from 21,800 ratings) and the App Store (4.7-star from 3.500 ratings), offering a user-friendly experience. The platform also has a robust desktop interface, suitable for both novice and professional traders. Gate.io's mobile app has a 4.4-star rating on Android and a 4.0 rating on iOS. However, the desktop trading platform offers comprehensive features comparable to Kraken, although user reviews suggest it might not be as beginner-friendly.
Kraken's app is well-designed and offers tools for both beginners as well as advanced tools for more experienced traders.
Kraken has an “Instant Buy” option, where users can purchase crypto in seconds with their card or from funds in their fiat wallet. Instant Buy, while convenient, incurs high fees. There is a standard purchase fee plus an additional fee depending on the method of payment. Still, the Instant Buy option is suitable for beginners and is easy to navigate.
Kraken Pro has more reasonable fees based on the maker/taker method. However, the interface could be confusing for beginners. It shows advanced charting and offers more trading tools and order types.
Kraken’s mobile app has a 4.5-star rating from 3000+ reviews on the Apple App Store and a 2.2-star rating from over 13,000 reviews on Google Play. A lot of users say the app has trouble loading, certain funding or purchase options are unavailable and it is generally not user-friendly.
Kraken desktop interface
Kraken Pro Trading view
Kraken app interface
Kraken app interface while trading
Gate.io’s iOS app has a 2.5-star rating from 700 reviews and a 2.5-star rating from 10,000 reviews on Google Play. It is quite low, we would recommend using a desktop app. Many reviewers have said that they cannot log in, that the 2FA does not work, you are often sent to blank pages and overall a bad user interface. We never had such issues though.
Gate.io desktop app interface
Gate.io data screen
Gate.io mobile app screenshot (main page)
Gate.io mobile interface