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Samsung Gear 360

alaTest has collected and analyzed 69 reviews of Samsung Gear 360. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the design and price are on the whole positive. The durability and size also get good feedback, whereas the reliability and memory get critical comments.

usability, size, durability, price, design

portability, memory, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Samsung Gear 360 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Matt Swider (

Samsung Gear 360


This capable little camera plays nicely with the Gear VR

Easy to capture 360 photos and video ; Big on-camera controls ; Perfect for Gear VR

Not as pocketable as LG's camera ; Not waterproof ; Requires newer Samsung phone

May, 2016

Expert review by: Rik Henderson (

Samsung Gear 360 camera preview: Gear VR-friendly virtual reality video recorder


Samsung has a device that is capable of playing VR and 360-degree videos, and a headset capable of personalising the experience. All it needed was a camera to shoot the immersive clips and the entire ecosystem would be complete.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: (

Hands on Samsung Gear 360 review: easy-to-use VR camera is expensive but tempting


Shoot your own VR videos with this dual camera eyeball on a stick

Footage looks really good ; VR filming made easy ; Resembles eyeball

400 bucks feels pricey ; Inevitable mild distortion ; No Galaxy phone? Be off then

Expert review by: (

Samsung Gear 360 review


Huge potential, but tech troubles means it's a few degrees short of the full circle

Tough build, but still looks slick ; Decent battery life ; Easy pairing and reconnection

Fussy compatibility ; A bit too large for a pocket ; Desktop software is Windows only

Too many problems to recommend it to everyone, but there’s a capable 360° camera in here somewhere

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Max Parker (

Samsung Gear 360


Alongside the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, Samsung unleashed a rather surprising new product at MWC in Barcelona – the Gear 360.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Mark Peters (

Samsung Gear 360 virtual reality camera


Samsung Gear 360 virtual reality video camera : Samsung Electronics announced the Gear 360, a 360-degree VR camera that lets consumers easily create, view and share their favorite experiences through video and still image content. Gear 360 is designed...

The Samsung Gear 360 VR camera will be available starting Q2 2016 in select countries. The Samsung Gear 360 features a user-friendly tripod and is also compatible with a wider selection of accessories and mounts currently available on the market....

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Alan Martin (

Samsung Gear 360 review: A great 360-degree camera, but it only plays nicely with Galaxy phones


The Samsung Gear 360 is a super bit of kit, but small niggles irk considering the price

Let’s get one thing clear before I sum up: the Samsung Gear 360 isn’t aimed at people like me. It’s aimed at go-getters, adventure seekers, and other exciting types who actually do things worth documenting. Nonetheless, it’s hard not to be pretty...

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Raymond Wong (

Samsung's Gear 360 is the VR video camera for the masses


But only if you own a Samsung phone.

Compact design ; Super easy to use ; Multiple 360 modes ; Good video quality (at highest setting) ; Tripod socket on bottom ; Swappable storage

Only works with select Samsung Galaxy phones ; Slipper three-legged tripod pack-in ; Battery life is not great

Samsung's Gear 360 gets all the basics right for a first-gen 360 camera.

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: Jonathan Bray (

Samsung Gear 360: Samsung squares the virtual reality circle


Samsung's new Gear 360 camera lets users create virtual reality photos and stills to play back on their VR headsets

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: (

Samsung Gear 360 Camera Review


360 Degree View. Virtual Reality and 360 degree photography are the hype and Samsung is delivering what the customer wants with a new camera. In this review, we will check to see whether the camera is worth the investment.

relatively high resolution, good workmanship, ActionDirector included, good cameras, MicroSD slot

but limited internal memory, limited video run times, forced shutdown when too hot, scratch-resistant glass, only compatible with Samsung products

The Samsung Gear 360 is definitely one of the best 360 degree cameras available for a reasonable price. However, we have to admit that the technology is not refined yet. The transition between the two camera lenses is too rough and the lighting...

Product Specifications


Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes


Battery Capacity:1.35 / 1350
Battery life (max):1350 / 2.6


Built-in Display:Y / Yes
Display diagonal:1.27


Audio recording formats:AAC
Bluetooth version:4.1
Colour of product:Silver
International Protection (IP) code:IP53
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite):N / No / Yes

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):15
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:15 / 25.9

Lens System

Field of view (FOV) angle:360
Fixed aperture:2
Lens Type:Ultra wide-angle


Frequency band:2.4/5
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Protection features:Dust resistant, Splash proof

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Mobile operating systems supported:Android
Windows operating systems supported:Y / Yes

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG
Photo mode:Y / Yes


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Internal Memory:1000
Maximum memory card size:200 / 256
Storage Media:Internal memory / Memory Card

Technical Details

Audio recording formats:AAC
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1
Colour of product:Silver / White
International Protection (IP) code:IP53
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes


Full HD: Yes
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD
Maximum frame rate:30
Maximum Video Resolution:3840 x 1920
Supported video modes:1440p
Video formats supported:H.265, MP4 / H.265,MP4
Video Resolutions:2560 x 1440

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:5.63 / 56.3 / 6.67 / 60.1
Height :5.63 / 56.3 / 6.01 / 60.1
Weight (including battery):152
Width:6.01 / 6.67 / 66.7