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

Samsung Gear VR SM-R320 (2014, 1st Innovator Edition)
alaScore 93

107 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 107 reviews of Samsung Gear VR SM-R320 (2014, 1st Innovator Edition). The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, 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 93/100 = 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.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Gear VR Virtual Reality Consumer Edition - WhiteSamsung Gear VR Virtual Reality Consumer Edition - White

Dec, 2018

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.

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Samsung Gear VR review: Days of Future Past

 

VR, or virtual reality, has a long and winding history. From the distant dream of Sega's VR, unveiled back in 1993, to the modern day it's-almost-here reality of Oculus Rift, it's Korean giant Samsung that's now here to, well, try and sell some more...

Wire-free VR experience unlike its rivals, optical adjustment, easy to setup and use, some fun experiences on offer

Limited software, Note 4 compatible only, image edge blur, limited equivalent resolution, joypad not included, may cause nausea

The first time we slipped the Gear VR on and literally looked around a whole virtual galaxy, head turning to take in what was to the side and behind, a part of us was impressed with the sheer spectacle. It's quite amazing.

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Hands-on: Samsung Gear VR review: Immersive headset requires a Galaxy Note 4 to function - Pocket-lint

 

The Samsung Gear VR is not like other virtual reality headsets. Unlike Oculus Rift or Sony Morpheus, the Gear VR doesn't come with any display built-in

Sep, 2014

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Samsung Gear VR hands-on review

 

Here's what our eyeballs made of Samsung's Note 4-powered virtual reality headset

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Gareth Beavis (techradar.com)

Samsung Gear VR (S6) review

 

Smaller, lighter... but exactly the same

Smaller design ; VR is just awesome

Still bulky ; Expensive

VR still has a long way to go, and not a lot of people will buy this... but if you buy an S6 you definitely should think about it.

Sep, 2015

Expert review by : Ashleigh Allsopp (techadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung Gear VR hands-on review

 

Samsung has teamed up with Facebook-owned virtual reality experts Oculus to create its own version of the Oculus Rift, the Samsung Gear VR, which brings virtual reality to consumers by using the new Galaxy Note 4. We spent some time with it during IFA...

Samsung's definitely proving to be an innovator with its announcements at IFA 2014, with the Gear VR and the new Galaxy Note Edge smartphone. We think the Gear VR has the potential to be a big hit in the education and gaming markets, and the low price...

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : Thomas McMullan (alphr.com)

Samsung Gear VR: Everything you need to know and our review

 

Added Chromecast support means others can see what's going on in your headset

And that, in essence, is the Samsung Gear VR’s biggest problem. It’s the software. Although the list of titles is steadily burgeoning, there’s still nothing here that makes me stop and gape. Nothing that’s so compelling I absolutely must have it.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Jonathan Bray (alphr.com)

Samsung Gear VR review

 

Samsung's VR headset is a real eye-opener, but it's still early days for consumer-grade virtual reality

In light of the limitations outlined above, it’s understandable that Samsung has tagged the epithet "Innovator's Edition" onto the end of the Gear VR's name. This is obviously an early adopter device, and isn't ready yet for mass-market consumption....

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : Zach Marzouk , IT Pro (itpro.co.uk)

Samsung Gear VR review

 

The new Gear VR headset 'will support old Samsung phones'

Cheap for a VR headset; Works with all Galaxy S6 and S7 phones

Noticeable ghosting; Occasional stutters in frame rate; A lack of truly compelling content; Only works with Galaxy S6 and S7 phones

Samsung's virtual reality headset is a fun entry point for VR novices, but its technological flaws and lack of compelling content limit its long-term appeal

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Majid Saleem (coolsmartphone.com)

Samsung Gear VR Review

 

If you've got a Galaxy handset, give it a spin.

Mar, 2016

Product Specifications

Features

Accelerometer: Yes
Adjustable interpupillary distance: Yes
Colour of product:Black, 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