The Samsung Galaxy S 4's game pad accessory can now be preordered for $113

The Samsung Galaxy S 4's game pad accessory can now be preordered for $113
Gamers who were eying the official game pad by Samsung, announced at the Galaxy S 4 unveiling, can now rejoice because the lovely accessory has been put up for preorder at MobileFun. The bad news is that it has a price tag of $113, which is much more than what some alternative offerings are available for.

Still, it's an official accessory that will be compatible with Android devices of various sizes. According to the description, it should be compatible with handsets that have screen sizes ranging from 4" to 6.3". The upper limit actually became the reason for some recent speculation that the Galaxy Note III will be equipped with a super-big 6.3" display.

Anyways, what do you guys think? Is it worth it to pay $113 for this official game pad, or you'd prefer a cheaper alternative?

source: MobileFun via AndroidAuthority



36. Raheemtruegamer

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 24, 2013

There are so many Cellular Gaming Controllers out there now at far lower prices. Examples are Gametel, Ipega, and the Moga. I DO NOT recommend the Moga for the HARDCORE gamer for the sole reason that it does not work with Emulators. It forces you to purchase only MOGA compatible games. Pointless to those of you like me who have Playstation One and earlier systems emulators on your phone. This price is not worth it at ALL....and will definitely not risk the money only to find out its not emulator compatible Like i did with the moga.

30. theindianguy

Posts: 90; Member since: Sep 30, 2011

I'd rather get the Microsoft xbox controller instead and be able to game on both, my PC and my Phone.

27. Fuego84

Posts: 357; Member since: May 13, 2012

All these comments should be sent to Samsung so they can see what we think and they can know why it bombed lol.

26. Fuego84

Posts: 357; Member since: May 13, 2012

Too expensive! Does it provide more battery?

25. ultimatebatman

Posts: 52; Member since: Dec 04, 2012

lol 1/2 the price of a PSVita and just as large. PLEASE people, if you want to play games on the go, do yourselves a favor and buy a Vita. This is ridiculous.

21. Zero0

Posts: 592; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

That's obscene. Even first party console controllers were $50-60 when they first came out. This is basically that plus a phone clip. I'll hold out for the PhoneJoy Play.

19. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

are u serious sammy? Psp vita cost only $200 and thats a full game system.....

18. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

$113? For a controller? Really Samsung, really?

17. smallworld

Posts: 537; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

They're screwing us.

13. Stayfly2407

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 15, 2011

Im getting it for sure, why get a $600 phone then use a $10 controller from some knockoff site. Get your cake up people, or stick with prepaid phones.

16. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

What's having your cake up have to do with getting a $113 controller for a phone??

20. Stayfly2407

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 15, 2011

Because if money wasnt a issue with people, they would get it reguardless of the price. But for most people because it is, they buy a $600 phone then get a cheap controller

22. Zero0

Posts: 592; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Okay then. Logic: If I can get a $350,000 house, I should also get a $70,000 car. Because monies. Buying a $600 phone does not mean that one has another $100 to spend on piece of plastic with some buttons. I could get a PS3 controller for $50 and use the other $50 for something nice.

23. Stayfly2407

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 15, 2011

No, you could get a cheaper car. Just know that it wont perform the same. A PS3 controller will work yea but it wont do everything this controller does. For one, its preloaded with 8 games, and you can use it when you mirror your phone with a HDTV, you can STILL use the controller while letting the phone charge. Try that with a PS3 controller.

28. Zero0

Posts: 592; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Use Bluetooth and MHL and it should all work. Alternatively, for $100 you can get an Ouya AND a controller. Android games on the TV. We're almost approaching the pricing territory of actual handheld gaming systems. Ones with screens, maybe even 3D, and exclusive titles.

33. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

Stayfly2407, I am not responsible if you drank the Samsung kool-aid. I am really sorry you believed Samsung's marketing and hype that their phone is worth $600. If you buy a $600,000 house because the seller tells you it's worth $600,000, then you got suckered when the house is really only worth $200,000. You overpaid and got ripped off. The fact you got suckered at $600, doesn't mean the rest of us are standing in line to drink the same kool-aid.

35. Stayfly2407

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 15, 2011

We talking about accessories and you're talking about drinking kool-aid, I'm not suckered into anything. Everyone knows the top smart phones retail at least $600, so what's in the kool-aid you drinking.

12. taikucing unregistered

$113? It can buy not only the controller, but also the whole android console (OUYA)

11. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Suddenly, $50 for the MOGA controller becomes cheap.

10. thachlel

Posts: 75; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

I'd save that money for a real console game!

9. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

less than a hundred dollars more and you can already get a vita. that's too expensive.

8. superguy

Posts: 496; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

And what really good content out there would merit such a purchase?

7. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

Tooooo expensive!!! I guess the price will get reduced soon anyway..

6. KParks23

Posts: 752; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

Hahaha what a joke u can just pair ur ps3 controller and play Any rom... Only uneducated people would buy this and I think it only works with games u buy from Samsung I could be wrong tho but either way it's a huge waste!

5. ddxmms

Posts: 170; Member since: Feb 09, 2012

i can only afford one of theme !

4. 0bsessions

Posts: 7; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

Yeah, no thanks. I would've been willing to look past how much of an eyesore it is for the sake of a more comfortable controller, but that's a ridiculous price. I'll opt for the Moga instead.

3. eliasafram7

Posts: 83; Member since: Mar 18, 2013

i will stay with my ps3 controller

2. g2a5b0e unregistered

113 dollars?!?! For a controller?! Y'all cray.

32. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

This Samsung. They want idiots to overpaid for their products since Samsung spent hundreds of millions of dollars in adverising trying to convince consumers that their overpriced products are worth overpaying.

34. g2a5b0e unregistered

Whoa! I didn't go that far. I think Apple is far more guilty of those claims.

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