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Samsung Gear VR Review

Samsung-Gear-VR-Review Samsung, in my opinion is one of the most innovative product manufacturer’s around. And once again they didn’t disappoint with their most recent launch… The Samsung Gear VR.

Samsung has now made it possible to unleash endless possibilities with your Galaxy Smartphone. Simply put, it’s virtual reality… anytime, anywhere. Just download revolutionary games or movies, and enter virtuality on your smartphone to immerse yourself with the most captivating 3D experience.

The Samsung Gear VR Review

Product: Samsung Gear VR

Price: $99.99 Retail

Cheapest Place To Buy: Amazon / Best Buy

My Rating: 4 Out 5 Stars


Watching a movie in a VR theater is the next best thing to owning your very own personal multiplex. This is about as good as it gets playing the part of Michael Jackson in the Captain EO Movie at Disneyland. The Gear VR drops you right into the action. See here for yourself…

Samsung Gear VR Features

  • Compatible with select Samsung phones: Including Galaxy Note5, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy Note5 require a software update from your carrier.
  • Purchase and watch hundreds of movies and TV shows from Oculus Video: Plus, stream over 1 million short films and videos from Vimeo.
  • Watch Netflix in a whole new way: The Netflix app on Gear VR offers a living room experience, so it feels like you’re on your couch watching TV shows, movies and more, wherever you are.
  • Purchase and play premium games: Plus, keep up with the best gamers in Twitch.
  • Enjoy extra comfort and durability: Light, ergonomic design features a wide facial interface, flexible padding and an easy-to-use touchpad. Plus, it fits over most eyeglasses.

Does The Samsung Gear VR Deliver?

Samsung Galaxy VR


  • 3D viewing glasses
  • Portable gaming system
  • Use your head movement to explore, aim, and interact
  • Accessories sold separately to elevate your game
  • Compatible with Samsung Galaxy Smartphones
  • Trackpad and button on the headset for control
  • Affordable


  • Only compatible with Galaxy Smartphones (no iPhones)
  • Subpar resolution
  • Potentially fatiguing on the eyes
  • Battery life is surprisingly low


Virtual Reality is rapidly becoming hottest gaming concepts on the market. Google put people in a frenzy when they introduced their version of virtual reality made of cardboard.

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Kids are now able to immerse themselves in virtual reality with the likes of the ViewMaster. Nevertheless, the Samsung Gear VR is pound for pound the best virtual reality experience found in today’s marketplace.

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  1. My mind was blown when only recently discovering, VR is here already.

    No I haven’t been under a rock, but I really haven’t been playing close attention to recent technology releases lately.

    Until I saw a showing on Sony’s version of the VR…can’t remember the name of it.

    Anyways I thought I would get with the times and browse some VR headsets for myself. These are a nice looking pair, thanks for your review!

    1. Hey Jason-

      I haven’t had a chance to review any VR’s by Sony… perhaps I’ll take look in the upcoming weeks and maybe write a review.


  2. Wow this is really interesting. It looks great. Thanks for the updates. Because I am not a tech guy at all. I really need to catch up. So much cool stuff out there that make our lives better or cooler. Great conversation pieces and fun.

    I am one of the few people who just got into the Samsung Galaxy vs Iphone fight. I never had either. I just got a Samsung Galaxy 4 on Saturday. So this is very interesting to me. And yes I like it. So I bet the 5 and 6 models are really really nice. Innovation is so cool. I might get this for my son.

    1. Glad to see you finally got on board with a smartphone… personally, I would have gone with the iPhone but the Galaxy is pretty awesome too!


  3. I enjoy keeping up with new technologies and have been waiting for VR to be in the mainstream. I particularly enjoy watching movies so I’m really interested in using the Samsung Gear VR with movies.
    Are there any particular movie formats I should be looking for in order to get a great VR movie experience on with my phone?

    1. Hey Soccer Dad

      Watching 3D movies with the Gear VR will take Your smartphone to a whole new level. It makes the experience much more immersive. Hope that helps!!


  4. Mark,

    My friend just bought a VR for his SamSung and I was pretty intrigued by this new technology.

    I use an iPhone though and wonder if there are any VR compatible with the iPhone 6? Also like the 3D glasses it’s such a pain when you are already wearing glasses on top of another. 😛

    Thanks for sharing!


    1. Anh- In a pinch the iPhone 6 does work with the VR… however it is not fully compatible. There are some apps that are comparable for the iPhone in the event you’re not ready to switch over to SamSung.


  5. Technology is evolving so quickly with all of these minds out here. I know that before we know it we will have true virtual realities! I just hope its not harmful to us 🙂 But with all advancement we learn for areas of improvement. I can’t wait to grab a pair of these and try em out!

    1. Hi Kala

      Technology have indeed come a long way… and as long as we are able to adapt to change I personally don’t see any harm.


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