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

Samsung Gear VR SM-R320 (2014, 1st Innovator Edition)
alaScore 95

188 reviews

2018-09

alaTest has collected and analyzed 188 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 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Gear VR SM-R320 (2014, 1st Innovator Edition)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Samsung Gear VR SM-R320 (2014, 1st Innovator Edition) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, 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.

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2018-09

Expert review by : Sam Kieldsen (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

Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition review

2015-03

Expert review by : Eric Limer , Gawker Media (gizmodo.in)

Samsung Gear VR Review: Hell Yes I Will Strap This Phone to My Face

 

The Oculus Rift is an awesome virtual reality headset. Google Cardboard is an awesome one too. But what if you could have the best of both? Simple and high-tech

Probably not. Unless you are a developer, this isn't even really meant for you. Yes Gear VR is super cool, and super promising for the future of virtual reality, but there's not enough to do quite yet to justify getting one. That is, unless you are a...

2014-12

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

Samsung Gear VR virtual reality headset

 

An immersive 360-degree viewing experience that's heavy on the nose

Great for wow-ing your friends and colleagues ; 360-degree videos and photos feel immersive ; Easy operation

Heavy to wear ; Limited to about 10min of use before becoming uncomfortable ; Can drain the smartphone's battery quickly

2015-02

Expert review by : Sam Loveridge (trustedreviews.com)

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.

2017-03

Expert review by : Ben Gilbert (engadget.com)

Looking into the future: Samsung Gear VR review

 

You can finally buy a virtual reality headset and use it in your home. Right now -- today -- that is possible. It doesn't cost $10,000 and it doesn't com

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

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

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 usable virtual reality headset we've ever...

2014-12

Expert review by : Nate Ralph (cnet.com)

Samsung Gear VR review: Virtual reality for the masses has arrived

 

Affordable virtual reality is here, but you need a Samsung phone to hop aboard.

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.

2015-11

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.

2015-11

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Samsung Gear VR (Samsung Galaxy S6) review

 

There aren't many pieces of technology that literally make people's jaw drop. That make friends say, "let me see that again." That make kids feel like they're in Disneyland. That make moms and dads and grandparents go, "wow, I can't believe this."

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.

2015-07

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition

 

Samsung's Oculus-powered Gear VR Innovator Edition is a well-designed, functional headset, but it requires a very specific Samsung smartphone to work.

Functional, elegant design. Physically comfortable to wear. Excellent picture, thanks to the Galaxy Note 4's display. Runs untethered.

Requires a Samsung Galaxy Note 4. No way to charge the phone while it's in the headset.

For developers and enthusiasts (especially enthusiasts who already own a Galaxy Note 4), the Gear VR is a high-quality headset for trying out virtual reality. For consumers (especially consumers who don't already own a Galaxy Note 4), it's an expensive...

2015-03

Expert review by : Adi Robertson (theverge.com)

Samsung's Gear VR makes virtual reality easy, but I still feel dumb using it

 

Virtual reality is a difficult thing to review. It's hard not to be impressed when you look into a screen and see a world, magnified to surround you and responding to the motion of your head. It's...

Simple to use ; Built-in trackpad is a great idea ; Surprisingly comfortable

Necessarily bulky ; Minuscule, demo-heavy library ; Expensive

2014-12

Product Specifications

Features

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

Depth:10.8
Height :8.29
Weight:420.4
Width:19.6