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

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

186 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 186 reviews of Samsung Gear VR SM-R320 (2014, 1st Innovator Edition). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, 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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Expert review by : Sam Loveridge (

Samsung Gear VR


Samsung has made a habit of giving its Gear VR headset minor updates with every flagship phone launch. And it's done the same for the new Galaxy S8 and S8+ – although not a whole lot has changed.

For 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.

Mar, 2017

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Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition review


Oculus Rift + Galaxy Note 4 = portable VR perfection? Not quite yet [UPDATED 11/02/15 with more app info]

Delivers a strong VR experience ; Comfortable to wear ; Free apps and videos

Very limited supply of content right now ; Expensive when you factor in a Note 4 and gamepad

It’ll wow VR newbies, but the lack of content and the overall price make the Gear VR a niche product

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (

Samsung Gear VR review: Days of Future Past


VR, or virtual reality, has a long and winding history. From the distant dream of Sega's VR, unveiled back in 1993, to the modern day it's-almost-here reality of Oculus Rift, it's Korean giant Samsung that's now here to, well, try and sell some more...

Wire-free VR experience unlike its rivals, optical adjustment, easy to setup and use, some fun experiences on offer

Limited software, Note 4 compatible only, image edge blur, limited equivalent resolution, joypad not included, may cause nausea

The first time we slipped the Gear VR on and literally looked around a whole virtual galaxy, head turning to take in what was to the side and behind, a part of us was impressed with the sheer spectacle. It's quite amazing.

Jan, 2015

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Samsung Gear VR hands-on review


Here's what our eyeballs made of Samsung's Note 4-powered virtual reality headset

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (

Hands-on: Samsung Gear VR review: Immersive headset requires a Galaxy Note 4 to function - Pocket-lint


The Samsung Gear VR is not like other virtual reality headsets. Unlike Oculus Rift or Sony Morpheus, the Gear VR doesn't come with any display built-in

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Gareth Beavis (

Samsung Gear VR (S6) review


Smaller, lighter... but exactly the same

Smaller design ; VR is just awesome

Still bulky ; Expensive

VR still has a long way to go, and not a lot of people will buy this... but if you buy an S6 you definitely should think about it.

Sep, 2015

Expert review by : Scott Stein (

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 : Nate Ralph (

Samsung Gear VR (2015) review


It's just after 6 p.m. on a Monday night, and I'm lost. And soaked. The Nemesis, one of my favorite ships in the game Eve Online but just a sneaky, cloaking foe in Eve Gunjack, has flattened my latest high score attempt. The glass that held my...

The Gear VR's relatively low price belies a compelling VR experience, and the games are quickly catching up to the hype. The headset is fairly light, and offers a completely cordless experience.

It only works with some recent Samsung phones. The mobile VR experience still pales in comparison to more robust upcoming PC- and console-based options.

The Gear VR is the best virtual-reality gadget you can buy right now, and a great way to jump into the world of VR gaming and entertainment -- just make sure you own a compatible Samsung phone first.

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : Ashleigh Allsopp (

Samsung Gear VR hands-on review


Samsung has teamed up with Facebook-owned virtual reality experts Oculus to create its own version of the Oculus Rift, the Samsung Gear VR, which brings virtual reality to consumers by using the new Galaxy Note 4. We spent some time with it during IFA...

Samsung's definitely proving to be an innovator with its announcements at IFA 2014, with the Gear VR and the new Galaxy Note Edge smartphone. We think the Gear VR has the potential to be a big hit in the education and gaming markets, and the low price...

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : Thomas McMullan (

Samsung Gear VR: Everything you need to know and our review


Added Chromecast support means others can see what's going on in your headset

And that, in essence, is the Samsung Gear VR’s biggest problem. It’s the software. Although the list of titles is steadily burgeoning, there’s still nothing here that makes me stop and gape. Nothing that’s so compelling I absolutely must have it.

Jun, 2017

Product Specifications


Accelerometer: Yes
Adjustable interpupillary distance: Yes
Colour of product:Black, White / 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

Height :8.29