Moga PRO Power Review8
Expanding more on its battery, we wouldn’t necessarily go as far to say that we can rely on the Moga Pro Power to completely charge our devices. It’s not meant to act as a dedicated charger, but rather, it’s merely something that can maintain the battery level of our device as we’re playing a game. Just think about it for a moment, mainly because today’s gaming titles are more processor intensive than ever before – causing dramatic battery drain in the process. So rather than having that low battery indicator pop up after playing a game, the Moga Pro Power maintains the battery life throughout that time.
An uncompromised experience that eliminates the cluttered view of on-screen controls.
If you want a home console gamepad experience, the Moga Pro Power Controller delivers just that for the mobile experience. Just like its predecessor, the Moga Pro Power is exactly the kind of gamepad that adheres to the needs of serious gamers. Not only is it armed with the same button configuration we see with home console controllers, but the overall feel is also identical.
First person shooters really benefit from the Moga Pro Power Controller the most, due to the fact that we’re no longer fighting with on-screen controls. As a result, we have more visibility to see the action unfolding – instead of constantly moving our view with the on-screen controls. Best of all, there’s a healthy selection of games in the Google Play Store that support the controller. And the list of games continue to grow!
Are you not into today’s modern games? Well, you’re in luck because the Moga Pro Power Controller works well with a variety of emulators too. Whether it’s an old school Super Nintendo or Sega Master System one, most of them allow us to map buttons to the controller. Bearing that in mind, it just goes to show the added level of functionality that’s attached to it.
Knowing that it relies on a Bluetooth connection, lag is always a concern to any hardcore gamer. Fortunately, the lag on this one is non-existent. However, it manifests more when we connect our smartphone/tablet to a high-definition television. On one hand, we can use the controller independently to give it a dedicated home console feel, but on the other, the result with this setup is the noticeable delay with the response of the controller. It’s not terrible per se, but enough to stand out for us to take notice.
And finally, the other new feature here with the controller is the multiplayer support using the same smartphone/tablet. Although we’re unable to test it out, it basically allows up to four Moga Power series controllers to connect to a single device for multiplayer play. In fact, there are 4 LED lights near the four action buttons that corresponds to each players’ number.
To quickly recap, the Moga Pro Power maintains its predecessor’s functionality and most of its design characteristics, but the only major change we see here is the new feature of being to charge our device on the go. Alas, the pricing with this controller has increased to $80, which is an increase of $30 from last year’s Moga Pro Controller.
It’s without question more expensive to own, but it’s hard to deny the fact that it’s a serious gamepad that doesn’t make any compromises with the gaming experience. If you’re looking to save some money, Moga’s other Power series controller, the Hero Power, is an option to think about. However, if money isn’t a concern, or if you really yearn for a home console-like gamepad, the Pro Power is a mesmerizing mobile gaming accessory that’ll give you the edge.
- Same home consoled grade design
- Sturdy build quality
- Analog sticks are more pronounced
- New features: charging & multiplayer support
- It’s pretty expensive at $80
- No more rubberized grips
1. anirudhshirsat97 (Posts: 408; Member since: 24 May 2011)
Its great but expensive. Wonder how this will fare against the Samsung controller.
2. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1886; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
I have the Mega Pro (no Power), and I do enjoy my mobile gaming much better with it. I mainly use it for FPS game and it makes the game easier to control. I don't have to bother by my fighter on the screen anymore while I play
3. geodude074 (Posts: 99; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)
I have the Moga Pro Power. It may be pricey at $80, but it's still cheaper than the $100 Moga Ace for iOS and all the other $100 iOS controllers that aren't even Bluetooth.
You aren't just paying for a controller - you're also paying for Moga's ever growing library of Moga optimized games.
And since Nvidia just released their TegraZone app to be compatible with all devices, you have even more controller optimized games for Android.
Moga Pivot + TegraZone = Huge library of controller optimized games for Android. Tons of fun, and well worth the $80!
5. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4774; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
You JUST SOLD ME!!!
+1 to you. :-)
6. peteJ (Posts: 4; Member since: 13 Aug 2014)
This controller sucks. It is not the same as previous models internaly as the compatability is not the same and some games that worked with the previous model no longer work and people do not seem to update their apps to work with it. Sure it works for the small list of titles in the moga aproved library but trying to make it work in hid mode is near impossible with most games. It is not compatible with "The universal moga driver" app which helps people use their moga to play any game. It does not work woth netflix, it does not work with reicast it will not let you navagate your phone while your phone is plughed into a tv it only works in game on that list of games. Your better off with a ps3 controller.