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Samsung Gear VR SM-R323 (2016)

Samsung Gear VR SM-R323 (2016)
alaScore 92

13 reviews

May, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews of Samsung Gear VR SM-R323 (2016). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, 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-R323 (2016) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Samsung Gear VR (2016)

 

VR has since become a commodity everywhere: in high-end PC-connected systems like Oculus Rift and Vive , in cheap disposable phone accessories like Google Cardboard . There will be game console-ready stuff in PSVR, soon, too. But in the meantime, the...

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: Stephen S. (phonearena.com)

Samsung Gear VR 2016 Review

 

Smartphone users are all too used to balancing questions of cost and functionality: do you get the $250 budget phone that's fine for basic web and social apps, or splurge on the $750 flagship with the next-gen processor ready to tear right through the...

Far superior experience to Google Cardboard ; Generally comfortable to wear (some nose-cushion issues notwithstanding) ; Focus adjustment supports users in need of corrective lenses ; Accessible, well done UI

Limited selection of apps (and pricy ones at that) ; Picture has a tendency to fog up ; Cushioning should be more adjustable ; Stuttering, jerky performance detracts form VR effect

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: (androidcentral.com)

Samsung Gear VR 2016 review: a master class in refinement

 

A refresh to the MicroUSB-only Gear VR was a requirement in order to successfully launch a USB Type-C Galaxy Note 7, but Samsung took this opportunity to refine much more than just the power port.

Samsung could have easily released the exact same Gear VR we already had with a USB-C port and Note 7 users would have been just as happy. The change had to happen, Samsung needed to support USB Type-C, and having a phone as amazing as the Note 7...

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Samsung Gear VR (2016) hands-on review

 

A fresh new look, wider view and USB-C means the Gear VR still rules the roost for mobile VR

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Scott Stein (cnet.com.au)

Samsung's new Gear VR is still the best virtual reality for your phone

 

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: Jonathan Bray (alphr.com)

Samsung Gear VR review (consumer edition, 2016): The VR headset that Samsung is giving away with S7 pre-orders

 

Samsung's VR tech is now hugely tempting, but the content still isn't compelling enough

Mar, 2016