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Samsung Gear VR SM-R320 (2014, 1st Innovator Edition)

Samsung Gear VR SM-R320 (2014, 1st Innovator Edition)
alaScore 94

114 reviews

Oct, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 114 reviews of Samsung Gear VR SM-R320 (2014, 1st Innovator Edition). The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, 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 SM-R320 (2014, 1st Innovator Edition) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Gear VR SM-R320 (2014, 1st Innovator Edition)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Samsung Gear VR SM-R320 (2014, 1st Innovator Edition) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

Samsung Gear VR virtual reality headset

 

An immersive 360-degree viewing experience that's heavy on the nose

Great for wow-ing your friends and colleagues ; 360-degree videos and photos feel immersive ; Easy operation

Heavy to wear ; Limited to about 10min of use before becoming uncomfortable ; Can drain the smartphone's battery quickly

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Samsung Gear VR virtual reality headset

 

An immersive 360-degree viewing experience that's heavy on the nose

Great for wow-ing your friends and colleagues ; 360-degree videos and photos feel immersive ; Easy operation

Heavy to wear ; Limited to about 10min of use before becoming uncomfortable ; Can drain the smartphone's battery quickly

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.com.au)

The best virtual reality on a phone: Gear VR revisited

 

Virtual reality, in its current form, does that. Every time I've showed the Samsung Gear VR to someone over the last six months, it's never failed to impress. In that sense, the device -- a collaboration between Oculus and Samsung -- is a huge success.

Amazingly immersive virtual-reality effects, despite running off a phone; lots of free content; well-designed headset; works with Android Bluetooth game controllers

Some panoramic videos still look pixelated compared to what you'd experience on a high-end phone or tablet; only works with particular Samsung phones; won't work with Google Cardboard apps

While it might soon be eclipsed by more robust competitors, the Samsung Gear VR still amazes as the most impressive virtual reality you can buy right now.

Jul, 2015

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.com.au)

Gear VR: A ticket to virtual reality with a smartphone

 

I'm watching a movie trailer for "Interstellar." Large cornfields, distant mountains from far-off worlds. But I'm in a movie theater, watching these vistas. All around me are empty seats. The projector, far behind me, flickers. I reach for my armrest....

It's a relatively affordable VR accessory; it creates a better-than-expected sense of immersion using a Note 4 as its screen and engine; apps, while limited, are all free. And it's actually available to purchase now

It only works with the Samsung Galaxy Note 4; the app assortment consists mainly of demos and quick minigames; its video resolution in VR still grainy, compared with TVs and tablets. It doesn't work with full-fledged PC-based Oculus software

The Gear VR Innovator Edition is a cool -- and very promising -- entry ticket for early adopters looking for an affordable taste of virtual reality.

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : Peter Zaluzny (choice.com.au)

Samsung Gear VR review

 

We try on the Samsung Gear VR headset – an affordable virtual reality device that pairs with your Samsung smartphone. Thinking of upgrading your phone? See which brands and models we recommend in our latest smartphone reviews .

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : Trevor Long (eftm.com.au)

Samsung Gear VR review – Virtual Reality you have to try

 

When Samsung announced the Gear VR headset I didn't pay a whole lot of attention. I didn't see it as mainstream, and frankly have had some pretty poor experiences with what some companies in the past have called Virtual Reality. This week I put the...

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (arnnet.com.au)

Samsung Gear VR virtual reality headset

 

Expectations around our Sydney office weren't very high when we took possession of Samsung's Gear VR headset. Even though we had a keen interest to see what Samsung's teaming with Oculus has come up with for this consumer offering of virtual reality,...

Feb, 2015

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

What's the hype....Virtual Reality (VR) really?

 

Nearing the end of my contract with Optus late last year, I upgraded from a Note 2 to a Note 4; and evidently became rather aware of this VR device. After watching many Youtube videos as well as research from various sources, it was something that I...

Feb, 2015

Product Specifications

Features

Accelerometer: Yes
Adjustable interpupillary distance: Yes
Colour of product:Black, White
Control type:Buttons, Touch
Gyroscope: Yes
Interpupillary distance (max):7
Interpupillary distance (min):5
Proximity sensor: Yes
Viewing angle:96
Volume Control:Digital

Ports & interfaces

USB connector type:MICRO-USB

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.8
Height :8.29
Weight:420.4
Width:19.6