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Samsung Gear VR (2017)

Samsung Gear VR (2017)
alaScore 96

9 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews of Samsung Gear VR (2017). The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, 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: 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 VR newcomers, the new Gear VR with controller is one of the best options on the market and one of the most affordable, at that. If you own the latest Samsung phone, or one released two years ago, this headset/controller combo is the best option...

Dec, 2017

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: Scott Stein (cnet.com)

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: 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

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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

Consumer review by: URmyPeasantSlaves (cnet.com)

The S8 line is not reccommended to use with Gear VR

 

I can't believe that Samsung has fumbled a Galaxy flagship launch yet again. A launch failure twice in a row? Here we are yet again, this time with the Red Screen of Aggravation. The screen of my new S8+ is tinted RED and no amount of adjusting the...

A good library

Everything looks like it's washed in red

Apr, 2017