★★★★ 1033 real customer reviews average rating: 4 stars
5 Stars By kmec on 2016-11-10
Great for the money
So far I'm pretty impressed. The controller comes with a charging cable, a double ended micro USB cable to plug into a phone, and a Bluetooth receiver. The cables have a decent length too. I haven't needed to use the receiver so I cant speak to how well that works. The controller can be used wirelessly or wired. I do like the feel of the controller. I was afraid it would feel cheap like a wired remote I bought a few years ago but it doesn't. It's got some weight to it without being excessive. The buttons have a nice smooth action without being too soft. You can turn the lights off. My only gripes so far are that I wish the select and start buttons were switched with the turbo and clear buttons but that has more to do with what I'm used to than ease of use. My other gripe is that it might be a tad too easy to activate the buttons on the analog joysticks. Only important if you have something critical mapped to those buttons. The screw holes are in a good spot and don't dig into your fingers. The smartphone mount works well, better than expected really. Can't speak to battery life yet I just got this but I'll update my review if my experience or opinion changes with more use. For the money I'm very pleased.
5 Stars By NuffS3d on 2016-09-26
Superior upgrade to an Xbox 360 controller.
I love this controller. I'm using it for PC gaming. I used a Xbox 360 controller previously, but I started playing Mortal Kombat recently and discovered how awful the Xbox 360 controller's directional pad was. After a bit of research I settled on trying this one. The price was right and I have to say it's a superior upgrade in every aspect. Controller has a great feel to it, buttons all work flawlessly and the wireless connection has not caused me any noticeable issues of disconnecting or any input lag. Even my 360 controller would occasionally lose connectivity via wireless. I love that it's rechargeable and that I can also use it on a PS3 or for my phone. The included phone holder works well and was large enough to accommodate my LG G4. Great product! Planning on buying more once I sell my 360 controller's on eBay. Oh yeah and the directional pad actually works properly, no more missing my combos or effing up fatalities! Cheers!
5 Stars By William B. on 2016-09-23
Best Bluetooth controllers I've bought!
Great controller! Has all the buttons you need or want, all respond well. Joysticks read movement great! Has a good battery in it, I only have to charge about once a week and generally use for 1-2 hours per day. Pairing is very easy, and works across all my android tablets, my android phone, and while using a micro USB cable, works great on my PC. Just bought a second one for my fiancé, she loves using mine on her tablet! Feels very well made yet lightweight. Sturdy build, has withstood multiple drops without a single problem. Really gives you an edge on android games. Not all games will support controllers, but many of them do. If you're looking for some to test it, I recommend checking out Shadowgun Dead Zone, or Dead Trigger 2, both FPS games on android. Overall great responsive controller, easy to set up and use, and feels great in the hands! I've owned quite a few Bluetooth controllers, several of them by Moga, and this one takes the cake! Recommended buy!
4 Stars By Kindle Customer on 2016-06-20
Have only used with my phone at the moment
I bought this to pair with my S7 edge and like so many other reviewers noted, pairing this to my phone was a pain. Here's a little hint: B + Home button, turn Bluetooth on on phone, connect to G3s.
First things first, this controller works like a charm! It's comfortable to hold and use. Although I have only used this controller with my phone, all the accessories that came with the controller ensures that even if you cannot get a Bluetooth connection, you could still have a hardwired one. Now, as great as this controller is, it does have its faults. First issue, the connection drops during continual use (again, phone only use). It's a pain because you have to turn EVERYTHING off, the controller and Bluetooth on the phone and reconnect once more. Second issue, the lights on the buttons are super bright. In a well lit environment, there is no issue, but if you like to play your games in the dark and especially if you have the phone mounted on the amazing bracket mount that goes around the controller, the glare from the phone and controller start to compete with themselves to see who can get brighter. As far as I can tell, there is no way to dim the button lights on the controller. Last issue, no battery indicator.
4 Stars By The Goodest on 2017-03-13
Pretty good controller. A little difficult to set up.
I bought this to use with an older PS3. It took a little effort to set up; I never had to read a manual to get a game controller to work. After it was running though, it's a fine controller. Good weight and comfortable. The buttons could stick out just a teensy bit more, but it doesn't cause a problem. My biggest gripe is that it will not turn on the PS3 by holding the middle button like a Sony controller. Also I can not get the controller to sync without using the included dongle and it desynced my stock controllers so I had to reacquaint them with the system. Not a deal breaker, just a little annoying.
I also tried the controller with my Android phone (LG G3) to play a couple games. It found the bluetooth connection flawlessly and worked without a hitch. The gamepad comes with a phone mount that attaches to the controller which works pretty well, but if you have a very large device there's a tendency for it to not fit well and/or fall out.
Over all though, I'm very satisfied with the purchase. Good controller, especially for the price :)
5 Stars By bossmank on 2017-01-18
My first Android Controller
This controller is awesome. If I am not mistaken, you must have at least android 5 and higher for your phone to recognize it properly for Bluetooth. OTG works well on my android 4.4 but, not the Bluetooth. My android 6.0 device is able to recognize it properly. You know it's fully compatible if you are able to navigate your icons with the left joystick, and choose it with the action buttons on the right side of the controller e.g. a or b or x or y.
It feels good in the hand. Not too big. If your phone is heavy, it will be extremely off balance, causing your hands to get tired while playing.
The phone holder/ clip is great too. I have a Blu Neo XL 6.0" phone, and it is able to fit it with extra extension.
5 Stars By UnlikelyPotato on 2017-02-03
The build quality is very good. Only issue is the triggers have different resistance
For $29 you get a controller, cell phone holder, usb charging cable, USB OTG cable, and a 2.4Ghz dongle. The controller works with android, PC, and a few other things I can't test it with. The build quality is very good. Only issue is the triggers have different resistance, mildly OCD triggering but for the price it's not an issue. Android pairing isn't a problem, nor is using the 2.4Ghz dongle on a PC. On XInput mode or whatever it is, the computer sees it as an Xbox controller which is fine with me. Any game that supports an XBox controller should have no issue. As an added benefit rumble actually works and has a nice amount of kick (in Grid 2 at least). I've ran into issues with PS3/PC controllers only having rumble for PS3.
While there might be controllers that are slightly higher quality, this one is wireless, has extra goodies and will work on pretty much anything.
4 Stars By Baltazar Valdez on 2016-06-14
Unlucky. Great controller other than that deadzone.
It works really well. Very smooth buttons, non stiff joysticks, and for me it paired easily to my phone and also used it on the PC. The only thing I didn't like was that there was a large deadzone on my left joystick and it really kept me from enjoying any game that used it (uhh.. like most?!)
Other than that it was a beautiful controller that was easy to use and had amazing feeling buttons and joystick. Thank you.
4 Stars By Aryn Long on 2016-10-29
Great Customer Service, Good Product
I was a bit confused when I opened the box. The controller had a scratch on it when I opened it. I don't understand how that could have happened... After using the controller for several hours, my hands naturally buffed it out.
I got it working after a bit of confusion. The manual helped. It was under everything, so I didn't see it right away...
The LEDs are too bright, so I have to hold the controller under something so it doesn't hurt my eyes. ...I figured out a couple hours later, after reading the manual over and over, that you can turn the lights off by holding in L1 and R1 for 5 seconds.
I thought I was taken advantage of by paying $10 more than the G3f, but this controller is better. Customer service helped me to realize this in a very nice manner. Their customer service is really nice.
5 Stars By Honest Reviewer on 2016-08-09
Total Bang for your Buck
I have tried out many Bluetooth controllers like the Nyko or the 8bitdo but this one in my opinion is the best. It has a very comfortable feel, setting up is was no challenge and it can hold with no problem my Galaxy Note 4. I have different types of emulators running on my phone and it works perfectly with all of them. I haven't use this controller for games within the google play store because certain types of games I prefer to play them on a console, like first person shooters. The nice touch about this also is the flexibility to play wired or to connect to a PC which is a definite plus. The new version is already out and is highly recommended for those who don't have issues with paying a almost the price of a normal console controller. The only drawback is the control does not vibrate. All in all I recommend this control.
5 Stars By AlumiGogo Customer on 2016-07-12
Best Mobile Controller I've Ever Used/Held! Impressive!
The controller is very comfortable to hold, even after hours of playing. I really like the look as well, and personally love the lighting on the buttons, but am also glad you can turn them off when you want to. The triggers and buttons all have a nice action to them, and the analogue sticks too. The clip that holds your phone is very sturdy and holds my galaxy s5 and my friends s7 edge really well. It would also hold larger phones than that. I love that the clip is removable to that it doesn't affect the controller at all when I don't want/need to use it. Came with an OTG cable, USB cable, and a super small USB dongle for using it as a PC controller. The D-Pad is also very nice, but I wish it had the same kind of D-Pad as a PS2,PS3, or PS4 controller. XBOX and everyone else seems to not really understand that the sony D-Pad design is just the best, most comfortable design for a D-Pad. However this controller's D-Pad is still very nice, and MUCH MUCH better than the "Directional Disk/Puck" that they use on XBOX controllers.
5 Stars By respibob on 2016-07-05
Great controller for PC or android device
I love this controller. First things first, this controller will need the dongle to work with your PC but pairs Bluetooth with your android device. The nice thing on the computer is it requires no drivers, just plug in the dongle and away you go. I purchased it for use with my Kangaroo Mini PC but it works just as well with my Galaxy Note 5 and with the included phone holder it is wonderful. It was a little finicky to hook up with the phone but if you just wait for the second Gamesir to pop up in your Bluetooth settings and choose that it worked great. The first one rejects the pairing for some reason. The phone holder is sturdy and holds my Note 5 (a big phone) well and without issue. There is little to no lag on the phone or the PC and it has worked with every game I have tried it on. I am a casual gamer and this fits my needs wonderfully. It lights up but there is no customization with regards to the lights (this is fine with me but some people like to do that). I would definitely recommend to anyone looking a controller for any type of gaming!
5 Stars By Nathan on 2016-12-03
Great little controller I use for my Android phone
Great little controller I use for my Android phone. It says it has the capability to work with PC and Apple (doesn't specify whether that's Mac or iOS) but I have tried to use it with my iPhone and my iPhone tried to use it as a keyboard and not for games. I have not tried it for PC either but it came with a USB dongle and I have to say I'm disappointed in the design because it is easy to lose that dongle as there should have been a place to store it on the controller but there is not.
It works great for Android. I used it to play VR games and then used it for Gameboy games through an emulator. Feels a lot like a PS4 controller and works well.
5 Stars By Matthew g. on 2017-01-06
This controller is awesome the Happy Chick app was worth the purchase itself.
Controller works for every game on my galaxy s7 edge 2016 and gear vr 2016 and in dongle pc and the Happy Chick app is super Awesome has vr games all free also used this app to play the vr games in gear vr mode works awesome i left instructions under ratings Matthew Ex go to google play store search for play cardboard apps on gear vr im not advertising i just wanted to let everyone know how Awesome this item works for samsung galaxy s7 edge and gear vr i liked it so much i got all my gear vr friends this controller.Thank you GameSir:)
5 Stars By J. P. Adams on 2016-09-18
Fantastic wireless controller.
I bought this to be mainly used on my android phone for various emulators. It works perfectly in that regard. The controller's pairs well and is very responsive. It has worked automatically with every emulator I have tried. The controller itself feels well made and on pair with a dual shock 4 in build quality. It also came with a clip to hold your phone. I have to pop my phone case to make it fit, but that's about as negative as I can get. I haven't used the ps3 or used the included toggle with my pc yet, but if I have any issues when I do, I will update this review. I don't think you can find a controller as valued pack as this at the moment. It works on pc, android, and ps3 as well. The vibration works well and the illuminated buttons are also a nice inclusion.
5 Stars By Jacob Sam on 2016-07-26
Flawless and excellent for the price
After seriously considering much more expensive wireless controllers, I was sold by the solid recommendations of other amazon purchases. I have been using this exclusively to pair with my Galaxy s7 Edge, and it works flawlessly. I purchase this to work with the Samsung Gear VR. It really makes a difference even on games that allow the use of the device touch pad. I purchased End Space and with the game pad, it's amazing to play. I also purchased Dreadhalls, but based on the reviews of that game, I'm a little scared to play it.
Remember when you want to use this with an android device, you need to hold the "A" button AS you press the center power button, on the front you will see the android LED light up. Be patient and refresh your bluetooth devices till you see a gamepad or a keyboard icon. This is the one you want to pair with.
5 Stars By Charvelfan on 2016-06-28
Amazing and affordable
Works great with my Android devices. I didn't even have to configure it with Minecraft. I did discover that the AlumiGogo version of Minecraft pocket doesn't support this gamepad yet. The Google play version works great with it.
5 Stars By Kim S. on 2016-07-27
I absolutely love this controller
I finally found a controller that works with my phone, tablet and PC. I absolutely love this controller. It took me awhile to figure out how to set it up. I found the directions a bit confusing. I finally went on AlumiGogo to the user reviews and was able to get it done! The GameSir people have been very helpful and supportive. I would buy another product from GameSir without reservation! I can finally enjoy playing games the way they are supposed to be played!
4 Stars By Jacob Schubert on 2017-06-13
Solid Controller With Great Versatility
Overall a really solid product. The controller has great buttons for the most part with only minor complaints about the d-pad being a bit mushy and the bumpers (R1/L1) being a bit loose. Other than that it works great.
However, the included USB wireless adapter is awful. It frequently cuts out despite me being ~2ft away from my computer and has caused some frustrations. Over regular bluetooth on Android it worked fine, though, and wired works amazingly. Once I get a regular bluetooth adapter for my PC, I'm hoping I'll be able to play wirelessly that way as my PC doesn't have built-in bluetooth, but do stay away from the USB adapter to save yourself some pain.
For the price it is a rock solid controller and works well with every game I've tested (aside from wireless adapter related issues) and I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a solid all-around controller for PC, Android, iOS, or anything else that is bluetooth or USB capable.
5 Stars By Jay Bockstoce on 2016-05-03
Works well on Android
Pretty cool so far. Works well, well built and I like how the phone dock works. My Note 3 fits in the dock even with my case on it. I also like the fact that it can be used as a mouse on Android devices. I would HIGHLY recommend you let it charge for at least an hour before connecting it to any device. If you have any trouble connecting this controller to your Android phone do the following:
* Restart phone
* Make sure Bluetooth is enabled on your phone
* Put phone into discovery mode
* Make the phone scan for devices
* Turn on the controller by hitting the 'A' button and then the 'On' button and hold for 1-2 seconds until the Android light is lit on the controller
* Click the device name on your phones Bluetooth list
It didn't connect for me the first time so I gave it more charge, then I had no problems.