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Samsung Gear VR SM-R321 (Early 2015, 2nd Innovator Edition)

Samsung Gear VR SM-R321 (Early 2015, 2nd Innovator Edition)
alaScore 89

154 reviews

Aug, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 154 reviews of Samsung Gear VR SM-R321 (Early 2015, 2nd Innovator Edition). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, 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-R321 (Early 2015, 2nd Innovator Edition) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Gear VR SM-R321 (Early 2015, 2nd Innovator Edition)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Samsung Gear VR SM-R321 (Early 2015, 2nd Innovator Edition) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, 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.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition for Samsung Galaxy S6 / Galaxy S6 Edge (Frost White)Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition for Samsung Galaxy S6 / Galaxy S6 Edge (Frost White)

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition for Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

 

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: Salehuddin Bin Husin (hardwarezone.com)

Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6 and S6 Edge review: VR for the masses

 

Samsung's Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6 and S6 Edge might not be the first VR headset, but it's one of the first VR headsets released locally! We give it a spin and tell you what we think of it.

A good VR showcase ; Great media player ; Comfortable to wear ; Looks good

Only compatible with Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge ; Overheating issues ; Not enough interesting VR apps ; Needs an optional controller to play most games ; Hard to keep lenses clean

The Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6 and S6 Edge might not offer the VR experiences we were hoping for, but it succeeds in another unexpected way; as a media player. With a pair of decent headphones, the Oculus Cinema app can make viewing videos in its...

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: By Hayden Dingman (greenbot.com)

Samsung GearVR (Note 4 edition) review: Virtual reality gets a great demo kit

 

Should you buy a GearVR? Probably not. Should you try a GearVR? Absolutely. As soon as you possibly can.

Makes an excellent (portable!) demo kit for virtual reality ; No wires

No guarantee Samsung will support old editions in the future ; Store not very extensive compared to the desktop VR community

Should you buy a GearVR? Eh. Should you try a GearVR? Absolutely. As soon as you can.

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: Elyse Betters (pocket-lint.com)

Samsung made a new Gear VR to work with its Galaxy S6 and S6 edge (hands-on) - Pocket-lint

 

Samsung turned heads today when it unveiled two new flagships and a mobile payments platform, but it also announced something else: a new version of its

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Michael Sawh (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung Gear VR for Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

 

I pretty much expected, like the rest of the world, that Samsung would eventually launch another Gear VR headset. But I was still surprised to see it unveiled alongside the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge at MWC, just hours after the HTC Vive...

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Alan Martin (pcauthority.com.au)

Review: Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6

 

Currently the best taste of VR – if you own a Galaxy S6 phone, why not give in to temptation?

While there aren’t any truly phenomenal gaming experiences available yet, the Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6 is a great taste of things to come...

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: Alan Martin (alphr.com)

Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6 review: The future is here

 

The Gear VR is the best taste of VR available right now, but it's likely to be quickly superseded

But I’m nitpicking here and this is, to an extent, just the growing pains of a completely new technology. While there aren’t any truly phenomenal gaming experiences available here yet, the Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6 is a great taste of things to...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Salehuddin Bin Husin (hardwarezone.com.sg)

Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6 and S6 Edge review: VR for the masses

 

Samsung's Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6 and S6 Edge might not be the first VR headset, but it's one of the first VR headsets released locally! We give it a spin and tell you what we think of it.

A good VR showcase; Great media player; Comfortable to wear; Looks good

Only compatible with Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge; Overheating issues; Not enough interesting VR apps; Needs an optional controller to play most games; Hard to keep lenses clean

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: (stuff.tv_in)

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

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: GreginGalveston (bestbuy.com)

Great product

 

I've enjoyed this for a few months now. The Netflix app is amazing. Feel and looks like you Haver a 7 foot tv

Nov, 2015