MOGA XP7-X Plus Bluetooth Controller
With textured grips and a premium joystick and face buttons, this controller bears a striking resemblance to an official Xbox product. However, the trigger buttons don't match the same level of quality and feel rather cheap, which could raise concerns about its durability. Nevertheless, the controller performs as expected. It is reasonably priced when compared to other similar products.
- EASE OF USE
Take control of your gaming experience with the MOGA XP7-X Plus Bluetooth Controller.
Cloud gaming to me represents a golden age of gaming. The idea of having the ability to play your favorite console games on the go is something I’ve always wished was a possibility. With advances in technology like cloud gaming on Xbox Game Pass we are getting closer to a full-fledged console-like experience on the go. PowerA is one such 3rd party company looking to get in on the mobile gaming craze releasing controllers for mobile devices.
About the MOGA XP7-X Plus Bluetooth Controller
The MOGA XP7-X Plus Bluetooth Controller is a gaming controller designed for mobile devices and PC gaming. It offers a traditional console-style layout, with dual analog sticks, triggers, and buttons that provide precision control for gamers. The controller is compatible with Android phones, tablets, and PCs running Windows 10.
The MOGA XP7-X Plus Bluetooth Controller comes equipped with an adjustable phone holder that accommodates devices up to 79mm wide. It also features a built-in rechargeable battery that provides up to 18 hours of gameplay on a single charge. With its ergonomic design and customizable button mapping feature, the MOGA XP7-X Plus Bluetooth Controller is ideal for gamers who want an immersive experience while playing games on their mobile devices or PC.
Included in packaging
- Instruction Manual
- Micro USB charging cable
- Moga XP7-X+ Bluetooth Controller
- Bluetooth + Wired Connectivity
- Textured Grips
- Mappable Buttons: Quickly program two Advanced Gaming Buttons on the fly, mid-game. No app is needed.
- Boost Mode: An integrated 2000mAh power bank lets you wirelessly charge your compatible device while you play
- 2 Ways to Play: Play in immersive handheld mode or use the genius device stand for tabletop gaming in seconds
- Mobile and Cloud: Game with an edge on top controller-enabled Android titles and GamePass Ultimate
- Officially licensed by Xbox: The MOGA XP7-X Plus is licensed by Xbox for quality, reliability, and performance
- Not compatible with Xbox consoles. The games shown require an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership, sold separately. Wired mode is not officially supported or validated by Xbox.
Setup via Bluetooth was painless and paired quickly to your mobile device. Charging is done via a micro USB cable provided in the packaging. The controller expands to hold your phone and mimics a Nintendo Switch or you can use the removable phone stand built into the center of the controller. If your device supports wireless charging this can be activated by flipping a switch on the top left of the controller.
It won’t charge your device but will definitely help with battery drain during gaming. You can also plug into your PC with the micro USB cable included for a more traditional console-like experience. Feedback was instantaneous during wired gameplay with no noticeable input delay. The face buttons and left and right bumpers were clicky and felt like an official Xbox controller. There are two programmable pro-style buttons on the rear of the controller.
The only knock I have against the controller is the left and right trigger buttons. I found it odd that with everything else feeling so premium that PowerA went so cheap on the triggers. Gaming on your mobile device though will ultimately depend on the speed of your internet connection. Input lag while not the controller’s fault is quite obvious when gaming in the cloud.
Certain games fared better than others but any games that require precision will likely leave you frustrated. To that point, I wouldn’t recommend playing competitive games in the cloud. Mobile games that are installed on your device play much better. Not all games support controller use so it’s best to do some research before purchasing the game you are looking at when support was there though performance was solid.
Verdict/ Price and availability 7/10
With textured grips and a premium joystick and face buttons, this controller bears a striking resemblance to an official Xbox product. However, the trigger buttons don’t match the same level of quality and feel rather cheap, which could raise concerns about its durability. Nevertheless, the controller performs as expected. It is reasonably priced when compared to other similar products.
While cloud gaming still has things like input lag to figure out it’s not that far off from a console-like experience. In the meantime, mobile games are available to fill that gap for now. As of the writing of this review, the Moga XP7-X+ is available on Amazon.com for $71.20 and at Bestbuy.com for $75.99.