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Basic specs Price: $ 130111 €99 £14,692 ¥
Metascore
Manufacturer Samsung
Category Smartphone VR
Requirement Android
Resolution
Field of view (FOV) 101°
Release date 2017
Country South Korea
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Samsung Gear VR review

The Samsung Gear VR is a smartphone VR headset manufactured by Samsung and powered by Oculus. Samsung, the manufacturer, is a multinational tech company based in South Korea.

Samsung Gear VR compatibility

This VR headset works with users’ Samsung Galaxy smartphones, from the Galaxy S6 and above. Therefore, resolution and display type both depend on the type of smartphone.

Also, Samsung Galaxy smartphones require Android Lollipop 5.0 or later to work with the Gear VR headset.

This VR headset’s design is often updated (almost yearly since 2014) in order to keep up with Samsung’s latest smartphone models and sizes.

Gear VR main features

  • Oculus App compatibility: users may browse and use hundreds of apps present on the Oculus App.
  • Gear VR Controller: provides users with more intuitive control over apps and games.
  • Adjustable head strap: for more comfort.

Samsung Gear VR price

This Samsung Gear smartphone VR headset is available at the manufacturer price of $130 (see on Amazon) and includes a Gear VR Controller. The controller is also available separately at the price of $40.

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General

Model Gear VR
Manufacturer Samsung
Metascore
Price $ 130111 €99 £14,692 ¥
Release date 2017
Country South Korea
Status Available
Category Smartphone VR
Requirement Android
Content platform Oculus

Display

Display type
Resolution
Refresh rate
Field of view (FOV) 101°
Field of view (vertical)

VR/AR Experience

Room scale No
360° tracking Yes
Positional tracking No
Built-in front camera No
Eye tracking No
Hand tracking No
Proximity sensor Yes
3D scanning No

Features

Usable with glasses No
Cooling system No
Built-in headphones No
Built-in microphone No

Controllers

Optional controller Samsung Gear VR Controller
Compatible with third-party controllers Yes

Compatibility

Min CPU (Processor)
Min GPU (Graphic Processor)
Min RAM (Memory)
OS
Screen size (mobile)
OS (mobile) Android

Hardware

Weight 345 g12.17 oz
Dimensions 207 × 121 × 99 mm8.15 × 4.76 × 3.9 in
Battery life
Fit Adjustable strap
Build materials
IPD adjustment No
Lens-to-eye adjustment No

Connectivity

USB Yes
Micro USB Yes
DisplayPort No
mini DisplayPort No
HDMI No
Micro SD Card No
Bluetooth Yes
Wifi No

Samsung Gear VR tests and ratings

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Metascore
4 / 5