The MG-X Pro smartphone gamepad by Nacon offers comfort but lacks advanced features
Nacon, a French company that started as a game publisher and has now expanded into peripheral making, has been making gamepads for consoles for a while. In fact, it was one of the companies that Sony chose to make its wired ‘pro” PS4 controllers before Sony announced its own ‘pro’ controller for the PS5. Now, Nacon has introduced two mobile controllers, including the MG-X Pro, an iPhone-compatible model that lands in the middle of smartphone gamepad pricing.
The MG-X Pro is designed to be comfortable, with more substantial grips that are closer to typical console gamepads. This is the most comfortable smartphone gamepad available, with a similar spacing between the d-pad and analog controls and full-sized trigger buttons at the back, making it far more comfortable during long gaming sessions. The buttons are responsive but a little too squishy, and the d-pad feels a little loose. However, there is no latency difference between wireless and wired smartphone controller options when playing through several Apple Arcade titles, Into The Breach, and some Overwatch 2 streamed on PS Remote Play.