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Samsung Gear VR (2017)

Samsung Gear VR (2017)
alaScore 96

139 reviews

Oct, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 139 reviews of Samsung Gear VR (2017). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung Gear VR (2017) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Samsung Gear VR, reviewed: still the best VR for a phone

 

It may be the Galaxy S8's best accessory, but its best features work with older phones.

Affordable. A large app library. New remote is comfortable and easy to use. Samsung's new Gear VR updates work with older phones and Gear VR headsets, too. New software runs cooler on Samsung phones.

Locked into Oculus' mobile Gear VR software library. Requires a Samsung phone. Lacks any ability to track movement in a room, like higher-end VR headsets can do.

The revamped Gear VR feels similar to Google's Daydream View VR headset, but its impressive library and software design still make it great for entry-level VR viewing on the go.

Apr, 2017

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Samsung Gear VR (2017)

 

Samsung's Gear VR headset becomes much more usable with a handheld controller, but finding good virtual reality content is frustrating.

Includes comfortable, easy-to-use controller. Compatible with Galaxy S6, S7, S8, and Note 5. Inexpensive for VR.

Some older software isn't compatible. Non-game content is stale. Few apps officially support controller.

We gave last year's iteration of the Gear VR a higher rating, but that was based partially on the promise of new content. This is the third generation of Gear VR, and the platform feels stalled. Samsung and Facebook need better, more reliable apps to...

Apr, 2017

Expert review by : Cameron Faulkner (techradar.com)

Samsung Gear VR review

 

The best VR headset for Samsung users

Lighter and more comfortable ; Supports two year’s worth of Samsung phones ; Controller is well made

Larger and more expensive than the Google Daydream View ; Controller batteries not rechargeable

For virtual reality newcomers, the new Gear VR with controller is one of the best options on the market as well as one of the most affordable. If you own the latest Samsung phone, or one released two years ago, this headset and controller combo is the...

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.co.uk)

Samsung Gear VR (2017) review

 

VR is a hassle. It's pricey and difficult to set up. At this point, you may be better off trying than buying. Samsung has walked a pretty smart path with the Gear VR. It recently released a new third-generation version of its phone-powered headset, and...

Affordable. A large app library. New remote is comfortable and easy to use. Samsung's new Gear VR updates work with older phones and Gear VR headsets, too. New software runs cooler on Samsung phones.

Locked into Oculus' mobile Gear VR software library. Requires a Samsung phone. Lacks any ability to track movement in a room, like higher-end VR headsets can do.

The revamped Gear VR feels similar to Google's Daydream View VR headset, but its impressive library and software design still make it great for entry-level VR viewing on the go.

Apr, 2017

Expert review by : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Samsung Gear VR 2017 Edition

 

Gear VR 2017 added to Samsung's Virtual Reality ecosystem : In the beginning of March 2017 Samsung Electronics Mobile Division introduced the 2017 Edition of its Gear VR headset, which will enter the market late April 2017. The Gear VR 2017 Edition...

The Gear VR 2017 ergonomic design makes for a secure and highly wearable fit while its expansive field of view (101 FOV) helps to minimize users’ motion sickness so they can enjoy immersive visuals for longer periods of time. Owners of the Samsung Gear...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Samsung Gear VR (2017) review

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Samsung isn't a company to rest on its VR laurels, releasing a new version to market for 2017, the Samsung Gear VR (SM-R325). This latest model improves on its predecessors by adding a wireless controller into the mix, but with a significant price tag,...

Nov, 2017

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Expert review by : Sherri L. Smith (tomsguide.com)

Samsung Gear VR Review (2017): A New Way to Play

 

It's going to be hard to dethrone Samsung from the mobile VR throne. With every iteration of the Gear VR, the company does something to enhance the experience in meaningful ways. The addition of the controller adds a tactile experience to certain games...

Comfortable design ; Accurate, responsive controller ; Innovative voice command ; Clean, easy-to-use interface

A bit pricy ; Lacks place to store the controller

The Samsung Gear VR offers an easy to-use controller, voice commands and an updated interface for a more immersive virtual reality experience.

Apr, 2017

Expert review by : Jan Kluczniok (netzwelt.de)

Ein weiterer Schritt nach vorn

 

Samsung entwickelt die Gear VR 2017 konsequent weiter. Der Controller ist eine sinnvolle Ergänzung für das VR-Headset. Wünschenswert wäre es daher, dass Samsung sein VR-System auch für Geräte anderer Hersteller öffnen würde. Der Preis erscheint jedoch...

Controller verstärkt Immersion; große Auswahl an Inhalten

pixelige Auflösung; nur mit wenigen Samsung-Smartphones kompatibel

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Juan Garzon (cnet.es)

Samsung Gear VR [análisis]: El control da más magia a las mejores gafas de VR móviles

 

Las nuevas Samsung Gear VR son el acompañante perfecto del Samsung Galaxy S8 y S8 Plus para resultar en las mejores gafas de realidad virtual móviles del mercado que ahora incluyen un control para hacer todo más inmersivo.

Las ; son unas gafas de realidad virtual totalmente inalámbricas y relativamente económicas. Además, tiene una buena librería de apps y experiencias; funciona hasta con celulares Samsung viejos y es relativamente fácil de usar.

Sólo funciona con algunos celulares Samsung, estás atado a la tienda móvil de Oculus y el movimiento físico de tu cuerpo no se transmite en el mundo virtual.

Las nuevas gafas de realidad Virtual Samsung Gear VR ofrecen la mejor experiencia de realidad virtual móvil, inclusive superior a las Google Daydream View.

May, 2017

Expert review by : Benjamin Heinfling (chip.de)

Test: Samsung Gear VR (VR-Videobrille)

 

Fazit: Die Samsung Gear VR ist eine sehr gute VR-Brille, die im Test schärfer wirkt als die Oculus Rift und komfortabler zu tragen ist. Samsungs Bedienkonzept ist smart, der hohe Anschaffungspreis von Brille und notwendigem Note 4 schreckt allerdings...

Jan, 2015