Samsung Gear VR (2016)
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Samsung's latest Gear VR is a joy to wear, and it's even more immersive than before. It's an easy buy if you own a Samsung phone, but be aware that Google's Daydream VR platform is on the horizon.
It's still the best affordable option for virtual reality.
Devindra HardawarAugust 16, 2016
- Comfortable and easy to wear
- Larger field of view than before
- Large library of VR content
- Only works with recent Samsung phones
- Could quickly be overshadowed by Android Daydream headsets
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Samsung Gear VR (2016)
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- 81AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE10 ReviewsTom's Guide90Samsung Gear VR (2016) ReviewThe updated Samsung Gear VR delivers a more immersive experience with even more high-quality games and apps, all in a sleeker, more comfortable headset.CNET80Samsung Gear VR (2016) review: Samsung Gear VR isThe latest Gear VR adds compatibility with Samsung's latest phones and cements its position as the best mobile VR product right now.Popular Science80HERE'S WHAT WE THINK ABOUT THE SAMSUNG GEAR VR 201The only Samsung buyers that should feel compelled to opt for the new Gear VR are first time Gear VR buyers or new Note 7 buyers. ... Though if a better field of view and darker paint job is worth it to you, $99 is a drop in the bucket compared to most virtual reality price tags.PC Mag80Samsung Gear VRThe latest Samsung Gear VR headset lets you experience virtual reality on the Galaxy Note 7, along with most other recent Galaxy smartphones.NotebookReview70Samsung Gear VR (2016) ReviewA great buy for those looking to get into the VR without the pricey investments needed for higher tech alternatives like the HTC Vive. ... However, to those that already own the old version of the Gear VR. There’s not enough here to warrant an upgrade.Mashable90Samsung's new Gear VR is still the best mobile VRThere's no better mobile VR experience than Samsung's new Gear VR.Wareable80Samsung Gear VR (2016) reviewThis is still a neat, fun, at times mind-blowing Samsung Galaxy accessory with genuinely welcome design and tech tweaks plus a much larger and higher quality library of apps, games and videos than when we first reviewed it.phoneArena80Samsung Gear VR 2016 ReviewFor now Samsung's got just about the best smartphone VR add-on you can get, and while Google may change the whole landscape in the near future, right now Gear's the VR solution to beat.Android Central90Samsung Gear VR 2016 review: a master class in refThese changes take an already great VR experience and make it the most comfortable mobile VR experience by far. This new Gear VR is the golden standard by which everything else will be judged.TrustedReviews70Samsung Gear VR reviewFor anyone interested in purchasing a VR headset and who's already a Samsung flagship owner, the Gear VR is a no-brainer. It's easy to use and the content selection keeps growing. There's plenty of appeal here.