I know about that but seriously, $55 USD?!
You can get a high quality Logitech PC gamepad for
half thata quarter of that.
The tegra part isn't true however, as you can use chainfire 3d and pretty much get tegra games on any good phone.
If you love emulation though and revisiting mobile classics without wanting to bring your DS/etc everywhere (or wanting to play N64), then Android is excellent for that.
I'd recommend the iPhone (as an iPod Touch user) because there is a huge variety of games available and definitely many gems in the mix. Can't comment on Android because I've never used an Android phone before.
Of course you did say it was over expensive (indeed it is), but you may be able to get one relatively cheaply with a plan with some providers.
Instead, why don't you just buy a PS Vita for gaming, and a cheap phone to accompany it if you do need a phone for the actual phone functionalities? Sure, it's two devices to carry around but the gaming would be better, and you'd have a phone that wouldn't have its battery die on you in a few hours.
I have an Xperia Play and I find it pretty decent, emulating old games work fine but with the touchpads as the joysticks, it'll be a bitch though. It's like playing a game with 2 laptop touchpads.
It's been made
It's called the iControl pad
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My upgrade is due in April. I'm looking for the best Android At&t has to offer in the US. Any Ideas? Leaning toward GS II/GS II Skyrocket, or the Galaxy Nexus.
I think you should wait for a a couple of month and get the GS3
I plug in a xbox360 controller to my android tablet and play N64 games from it
The new HTC has a 1,5 ghz quadcore processor, might wanna take a look at it
You can have all the power you want, but that doesn't make it better for games
you need a phone that has a large variety of them.
My vote would be an iPhone.
I'm sorry guys, I too have an Android and I tend to dislike Apple, but the iPhone wins for gaming hands down.
It's just the number of games and the quality of them. There are lots of games that come as iOS exclusives, while there are maybe 1 or 2 Android only games.
Plus, certain games that are on both platforms, for example Fruit Ninja, Where's my Water, Angry Birds, GTAIII, and lots of other games are better, more updated, and just feel better because of the zero-lag touchscreen of the iPhone.
I have a Galaxy SII, and playing fruit ninja on it is quite good. You would tell the same until you play it on iOS. You cant compare it to the iPhone version. The touch on the iPhone has less response time, and the graphics are more fluid, even if android phones have more hardware power.
Developers tend to develop a game for iOS, and then port it to Android, just like console to pc porting.
The port always results in less quality.
Get a strong phone and you can run emulators. My Droid X2 can run all emulators up to the PS1. Then you have all of the gaming you need. I play Super Smash Brothers for the N64 on my phone all the time.
Edited: The idea of a phone for gaming made me laugh. It's a fucking phone. Not a gameboy.
Though with Bluetooth there's also a few phones it's tricky with, but that's because of the kernel some manufacturers loves to use.