The MOGA XP5-i Plus is the best gaming controller for an iPhone
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The MOGA XP5-i Plus is the best gaming controller for an iPhone

If you’re into gaming on your iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV set-top box, you really need a gamepad. It’s easy to connect and use game controllers such as the PlayStation DUALSHOCK 4 or Xbox Wireless Controller with such devices, but an plane largest choice, expressly for iPhone gamers, is PowerA’s MOGA XP5-i Plus, which is designed specifically with Apple devices in mind.

The mobile controller, which hands connects via Bluetooth, features mappable gaming buttons, a shower uplift (more on this in a moment), and more. It’s moreover very well-appointed to hold and use thanks to its rubber-injected grips.

The MOGA XP5-i Plus boasts a shower uplift feature.

Speaking of the shower uplift feature, thanks to a integrated 3000mAh power bank, you can tuition your iPhone or iPad while gaming with the MOGA XP5-i Plus. This is, as weightier as I can tell, a unique full-length for mobile game controllers. 

The MOGA XP5- I Plus allows you to capture game screens.

Another nifty full-length of the MOGA XP5-i Plus, which is MFI-certified for Apple products, allows you to quickly share screen grabs or video to show your outstanding triumphs (or, increasingly likely in my case, outstanding failures) while gaming. Just hold the “…” sawed-off to record video or tap it twice to instantly take a screenshot.

Two mappable Advanced Gaming Buttons are located on the when of the controller and can be programmed on-the-fly in seconds.

As mentioned, the PowerA whatsit works with the iPad and Apple TV set-top box, but it’s obviously designed with the iPhone in mind. You nail it with an included clip, which is willowy and uniform with all current models of the smartphone.

The removable clutch that grips the controller on one side and your iPhone on the other. A pair of plastic lugs off two-point wile welding so users can retread both the main prune arm and the phone mount to their personal preferences.

The MOGA XP5-i Plus has a removable clutch for attaching to an iPhone.

Overall, the diamond of the MOGA XP5-i is good, though it does have a bit of a “plastic-y” feel. Also, I wish that it could moreover be used with a Mac, so it would work with all my Apple devices. Still, if you’re into iPhone gaming, this is the game pad for you.

It’s misogynist at and for IS$79.99. All PowerA products, including the MOGA XP5-i Plus, are backed by a two-year limited warranty. 

Review overview


The Pros

  • Custom made for the iPhone
  • battery uplift full-length is unique
  • allows easy screen captures

The Cons

  • Feels a little “plastic-y”
  • not Mac compatible


9.1The MOGA XP5-i is a fine game controller for use with iPads, Apple TV set-top boxes, and, especially, iPhones.

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