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Best Portable Gaming Experience for Android
on May 1, 2015
-Good Layout for Control Input
-Useful Grip for Phone
-Long Battery Life
-No noticeable lag
-Slightly complicated to setup
-Device is a bit too large
-Uses AAA instead of Rechargeable
-Grip cannot support large phones.
Should You Buy: YES
Actual Value: $35
Android has a lot of games and emulators that don’t necessarily work with the touchscreen found on most devices today. For most people who want to game on the go, you have 3 options. Either you can hack the software and connect a controller, buy a Sony Xperia Play, or buy this controller. If you play casual games like Candy Crush or Angry Birds, this won’t work too well for you. But if you are serious about gaming, this controller is the best choice for you.
The Moga Controller feels like they got a regular size control and miniaturize it as much as possible. The controller is shaped to feel like a small controller, with small grips on each side and the L and R triggers in a natural comfortable position. There are buttons on the front similar to the XBOX 360 button layout. Both control sticks feel like the ones you usually find on the Nintendo 3DS and a power switch on the side of the controller. The batteries are placed where the handles are located, which is a good design choice. It also has a grip built into the controller. While it can hold small phones such as the Moto G (shown here), larger phones might not work with the grip. The controller will work with almost any Bluetooth enabled phone or tablet. It also isn’t that small, but not that large either. It’s roughly the same size as a small phone. Overall, the design is great and it feels like it will take some abuse and come out fine.
This controller works all of the time that I have used it. Using the MOGA app from the App Store, the control setup is easy to install and the app will work with games that support it. Dead Trigger, Asphalt 8, and Modern Combat 4 all work without a problem. All the buttons feel natural and games are responsive. However, if you want to use it for an emulator or with a game that only supports external input, then its a bit more complicated. You would have to use the MOGA Universal App that is made by an independent developer and the connection process is a bit more tedious. But once you got it working, it will work. Playing on the MOGA feels like an old school classic gaming console with modern touches. (Note: I do not promote nor condone the use of emulators. Use them at your own risk and know the legal limitations before downloading and installing any software.)
This is probably one of the best controllers to come to Android (as well as iOS). Sure, the setup isn’t the easiest of things, but once it works and you experience it, you will never be able to go back to touchscreen again. Easily recommended for gamers everywhere.