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Samsung Gear VR SM-R322 (Late 2015, Consumer Edition)

Samsung Gear VR SM-R322 (Late 2015, Consumer Edition)
alaScore 93

1316 reviews

May, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1316 reviews of Samsung Gear VR SM-R322 (Late 2015, Consumer Edition). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 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-R322 (Late 2015, Consumer Edition) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Jimmy Thang (maximumpc.com)

Samsung Gear VR Review

 

Competent virtual reality on the go

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Samsung Gear VR (2016) review

 

I remember putting the Samsung Gear VR on my face and being blown away by the experiences it created. It was my first take-home doorway into virtual reality. That was December, 2014 .

Affordable. Easy to attach. Great audio-visual quality for a phone-based VR accessory. A growing library of apps and games. This model is more comfortable than earlier versions, and you can charge the phone while using it.

Only works with a specific collection of Samsung phones. Oculus PC game and app library isn't cross-compatible with Android or Google Cardboard VR ecosystems. Lacks the positional awareness of PC-based VR rigs. Limited inputs mean it's less immersive...

The latest Gear VR adds compatibility with Samsung's latest phones and cements its position as the best mobile VR product right now.

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Samsung Gear VR

 

The latest Samsung Gear VR headset lets you experience virtual reality on the Galaxy Note 7, along with most other recent Galaxy smartphones.

Easy setup. Comfortable. Relatively inexpensive.

Not as visually impressive or technically powerful as PC-based headsets. No charging cable included.

Conclusions The new Samsung Gear VR is a functional, accessible, and affordable way to play with VR if you have a compatible Galaxy phone, and anyone with even a passing interest in VR should seriously consider giving it a shot. Outside of the USB-C...

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

Samsung Gear VR review (2015): A no-brainer if you own a Samsung phone

 

Samsung's Gear VR is the company's first virtual reality headset designed for everyday consumers. For just $99 and a compatible Samsung phone, you can dive into an incredible experience that'll have you watching 360-degree movies and playing super...

Affordable ; Comfortable to wear ; Easy setup ; Wide variety of content

Only compatible with a handful of Samsung phones ; Drains your phone battery ; Not as robust as upcoming PC and console-based VR headsets

If Google Cardboard gives a taste of virtual reality, Samsung's Gear VR offers up a whole feast. With just the addition of a smartphone, you can get a truly immersive VR headset that lets you travel distant lands, watch movies and shoot up spaceships...

Nov, 2015

DT Editors' Choice

Expert review by: Jeffrey Van Camp (digitaltrends.com)

Samsung Gear VR review

 

Affordable yet astounding, Samsung's new Gear VR opens immersive virtual-reality worlds.

If you own a Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge Plus, or Note 5, we highly recommend the Gear VR at its new $100 price. Thanks to a fantastic collaboration between Samsung and Oculus, the Gear VR is the best mobile VR experience on planet Earth.

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Peter Rubin (wired.com)

Review: Samsung Gear VR

 

In the space of three and a half years, virtual reality has matured from a long-dead relic of '90s futurism to a platform that's received billions of dollars of funding and attracted the best and brightest minds in the tech world. Three and a half...

An honest-to-goodness VR headset for $100. Works with current-generation Samsung Galaxy phones: Galaxy Note 5, S6 Edge+, S6, and S6 Edge. Tons of content; finding something cool to watch, play, or do isn't a problem. Onboard sensors track movement and...

Battery drain and overheating are still problems. While an improvement over developer versions, could still use some work. Requires a Samsung phone, so iOS and Windows users are out of luck. Don't have a Galaxy phone? Add a few hundred dollars to the...

So yes. Good VR is here. After three and a half years, I can’t believe I’m finally saying it, but it is. It’s in Best Buy, it’s on Amazon, it’s in T-Mobile and AT&T stores, it’s just fucking here. If you have a Samung phone already, spending $99 on it...

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Samsung Gear VR ( 2015)

 

Such are the hazards of reviewing the Gear VR, the accessory built by Samsung with help from VR pioneer Oculus , which costs $99 in the US and £80 in the UK. In Australia you can pick up the Gear VR for AU$159.

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: Nate Ralph (cnet.com)

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: (engadget.com)

Looking into the future: Samsung Gear VR review

 

Oculus VR and Samsung's Gear VR virtual reality headset is an enticing first taste of the potential future of a new medium. It's light, comfortable and -- most importantly -- accessible. Gear VR is the most usablevirtual reality headset we've ever...

Incredibly accessible ; Light, comfortable, attractive ; Extremely impressive visuals

Limited functionality ; Extremely limited software library ; Requires a Note 4, making it very expensive

Gear VR is a device full of potential. It works! The screen resolution is almost good enough that you don't constantly think about the headset you're wearing! It's light and easy to keep on for long periods! It's not $10,000! The battery life is pretty...

Dec, 2014

Expert review by: Ted Kritsonis (mobilesyrup.com)

Samsung Gear VR Hands-on: A minor facelift

 

In a move that surprised absolutely no one, Samsung has given its Gear VR virtual reality headset a slight facelift, both to accommodate the new Galaxy Note 7 and improve the overall VR and 360-degree video viewing experience.

Aug, 2016

Product Specifications

Features

Adjustable interpupillary distance: Yes
Coloration:Monotone
Interpupillary distance (max):2.76 / 2.8
Interpupillary distance (min):1.97 / 2.13 / 2.17
Magnetic sensor: Yes
Motion to photon latency:20