HTC Vive vs. Samsung Gear VR (2016)

Product Summary

HTC Vive

Release date: Apr, 2016.

Delve into the world of virtual reality through Steam Vr’s HTC Vive: one of the main competitors to the Oculus Rift. It is equipped with graphics and refresh rates the same as its rival but offers an exclusive way to play. Specialising in immersing yourself in the 3D space around you, the HTC Vive allows you t...Read more >

Samsung Gear VR (2016)

Release date: Aug, 2016.

The Samsung Gear VR with Motion Controller has been the first mobile viewer to take simplified VR to the mainstream. Alowing users of all generations that own a Samsung device (Galaxy s6 and beyond) the praise for such a headset has been widely spread. The Gear VR familily originaly started back in 2015 where p...Read more >

Compare HTC Vive & Samsung Gear VR (2016) Specs

General Specifications

HTC

HTC Vive

Samsung

Samsung Gear VR (2016)

Display Virtual Reality Specification Display
OLED
Smartphone Display
Resolution Virtual Reality Specification Resolution
3.6in, OLED
Smartphone Resolution
Refresh Rate Virtual Reality Specification Refresh Rate
90hz
Smartphone Refresh Rate
Platform Virtual Reality Specification Platform
SteamVR
Oculus Home, Android
Field of View Virtual Reality Specification Field of View
110°
101°
Lens Type Virtual Reality Specification Lens Type
Fresnel
Aspherical
Focal Length Virtual Reality Specification Focal Length
60.8-74.6mm
54-70mm
Lens Diameter Virtual Reality Specification Lens Diameter
Not Applicable
31.5mm
Controller Virtual Reality Specification Controller
HTC Vive Controllers
Motion Controller, Touchpad, Back key, Home key, Volume key
Sensors Virtual Reality Specification Sensors
Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Gyrometer, Accelerometer, Proximity
Tracking Area Virtual Reality Specification Tracking Area
15x15ft
None
Connections Virtual Reality Specification Connections
HDMI, USB 2.0
USB Type-C, mUSB and external USB OTG
Built In Mic Virtual Reality Specification Built In Mic
Yes
None
Built In Audio Virtual Reality Specification Built In Audio
Yes
None
Glasses Compatible Virtual Reality Specification Glasses Compatible
Weight Virtual Reality Specification Weight
555g
345g
Material Virtual Reality Specification Material
Plastic, Foam
Plastic, Foam
Colour Virtual Reality Specification Colour
Black
Black

Minimum Requirements

 

 

Graphics Card Virtual Reality Specification Graphics Card
NVIDIA GeForce™ GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon™ RX 480, equivalent or better.
Not Applicable
CPU Virtual Reality Specification CPU
INTEL® I5-4590 / AMD FX 8350
Not Applicable
Memory Virtual Reality Specification Memory
4GB+ RAM
Not Applicable
Video Output Virtual Reality Specification Video Output
HDMI 1.4 OR DISPLAY PORT 1.2
Not Applicable
Connections Virtual Reality Specification Connections
x1 USB 2.0 or newer
USB Type-C or mUSB
OS Virtual Reality Specification OS
Windows 7 SP1 Or Newer
Android
Phone Compatibility Virtual Reality Specification Phone Compatibility
None
Galaxy Note7, S7 Edge, Note5, S6 edge+, S7, S6, S6 Edge
Min. Screen Size Virtual Reality Specification Min. Screen Size
Not Applicable
5.1”
Max. Screen Size Virtual Reality Specification Max. Screen Size
Not Applicable
5.7”

Where To Buy

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HTC Vive
Samsung Gear VR (2016)
Buy the HTC Vive on Amazon
$599.00
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$49.98
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Buy the HTC Vive on Best Buy
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$99.99
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Buy the HTC Vive on Newegg
$799.00
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$99.99
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Buy the HTC Vive on Walmart
$807.49
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$49.99
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