Oculus Rift vs. Samsung Gear VR (2015)

Product Summary

Oculus Rift

Release date: Mar, 2016.

One of the most popular VR headsets, the Oculus rift grew popularity quickly thanks to many youtube stars. With highly defined optics and refresh rates, virtual reality has never felt so real. Oculus have introduced unique hand-tracking controllers to revitalize your experience as well IR LEDs to place in the room s...Read more >

Samsung Gear VR (2015)

Release date: Nov, 2015.

Redefine your phone’s hidden power and immerse yourself in beautiful virtual worlds with the Samsung Gear VR. This mobile headset transforms Samsung's latest Galaxy smartphones into the ultimate virtual reality experience and transports you into games so that you become part of the action. Built by Samsung...Read more >

Compare Oculus Rift & Samsung Gear VR (2015) Specs

General Specifications

Oculus

Oculus Rift

Samsung

Samsung Gear VR (2015)

Display Virtual Reality Specification Display
3.5in, OLED
Smartphone Display
Resolution Virtual Reality Specification Resolution
2160x1200
Smartphone Resolution
Refresh Rate Virtual Reality Specification Refresh Rate
90hz
Smartphone Refresh Rate
Platform Virtual Reality Specification Platform
Oculus Home, Windows
Oculus Home, Android
Field of View Virtual Reality Specification Field of View
100°
96°
Lens Type Virtual Reality Specification Lens Type
Hybrid Fresnel
Aspherical
Focal Length Virtual Reality Specification Focal Length
58-72mm
54-70mm
Lens Diameter Virtual Reality Specification Lens Diameter
~50mm
31.5mm
Controller Virtual Reality Specification Controller
Oculus Touch, Xbox One Controller
Touchpad
Sensors Virtual Reality Specification Sensors
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Geomagnetic, Proximity
Tracking Area Virtual Reality Specification Tracking Area
5x11ft
None
Connections Virtual Reality Specification Connections
HDMI, USB 2.0, USB 3.0
MicroUSB
Built In Mic Virtual Reality Specification Built In Mic
Yes
None
Built In Audio Virtual Reality Specification Built In Audio
Yes (Removable)
None
Glasses Compatible Virtual Reality Specification Glasses Compatible
Weight Virtual Reality Specification Weight
380-470g
310g
Material Virtual Reality Specification Material
Plastic, Foam
Plastic, Foam
Colour Virtual Reality Specification Colour
Black
Frosty White

Minimum Requirements

 

 

Graphics Card Virtual Reality Specification Graphics Card
NVIDIA GTX 960/AMD Radeon R9 290 or greater
Not Applicable
CPU Virtual Reality Specification CPU
Intel i3-6100/AMD FX4350 or greater
Not Applicable
Memory Virtual Reality Specification Memory
8GB+ RAM
Not Applicable
Video Output Virtual Reality Specification Video Output
HDMI 1.3
Not Applicable
Connections Virtual Reality Specification Connections
x1 USB 3.0, x2 USB 2.0
Not Applicable
OS Virtual Reality Specification OS
Windows 8.1 or newer
Android
Phone Compatibility Virtual Reality Specification Phone Compatibility
None
Galaxy S7, S7 edge, Note5, 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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Oculus Rift
Samsung Gear VR (2015)
Buy the Oculus Rift on Amazon
$399.00
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$27.00
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Buy the Oculus Rift on Best Buy
$499.00
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Buy the Oculus Rift on Newegg
$593.99
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$104.99
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Buy the Oculus Rift on Walmart
$593.99
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$44.99
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