Samsung Gear VR (2016) vs. HTC Vive

Product Summary

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 >

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 >

Compare Samsung Gear VR (2016) & HTC Vive Specs

General Specifications

Samsung

Samsung Gear VR (2016)

HTC

HTC Vive

Display Virtual Reality Specification Display
Smartphone Display
OLED
Resolution Virtual Reality Specification Resolution
Smartphone Resolution
3.6in, OLED
Refresh Rate Virtual Reality Specification Refresh Rate
Smartphone Refresh Rate
90hz
Platform Virtual Reality Specification Platform
Oculus Home, Android
SteamVR
Field of View Virtual Reality Specification Field of View
101°
110°
Lens Type Virtual Reality Specification Lens Type
Aspherical
Fresnel
Focal Length Virtual Reality Specification Focal Length
54-70mm
60.8-74.6mm
Lens Diameter Virtual Reality Specification Lens Diameter
31.5mm
Not Applicable
Controller Virtual Reality Specification Controller
Motion Controller, Touchpad, Back key, Home key, Volume key
HTC Vive Controllers
Sensors Virtual Reality Specification Sensors
Gyrometer, Accelerometer, Proximity
Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Tracking Area Virtual Reality Specification Tracking Area
None
15x15ft
Connections Virtual Reality Specification Connections
USB Type-C, mUSB and external USB OTG
HDMI, USB 2.0
Built In Mic Virtual Reality Specification Built In Mic
None
Yes
Built In Audio Virtual Reality Specification Built In Audio
None
Yes
Glasses Compatible Virtual Reality Specification Glasses Compatible
Weight Virtual Reality Specification Weight
345g
555g
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
Not Applicable
NVIDIA GeForce™ GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon™ RX 480, equivalent or better.
CPU Virtual Reality Specification CPU
Not Applicable
INTEL® I5-4590 / AMD FX 8350
Memory Virtual Reality Specification Memory
Not Applicable
4GB+ RAM
Video Output Virtual Reality Specification Video Output
Not Applicable
HDMI 1.4 OR DISPLAY PORT 1.2
Connections Virtual Reality Specification Connections
USB Type-C or mUSB
x1 USB 2.0 or newer
OS Virtual Reality Specification OS
Android
Windows 7 SP1 Or Newer
Phone Compatibility Virtual Reality Specification Phone Compatibility
Galaxy Note7, S7 Edge, Note5, S6 edge+, S7, S6, S6 Edge
None
Min. Screen Size Virtual Reality Specification Min. Screen Size
5.1”
Not Applicable
Max. Screen Size Virtual Reality Specification Max. Screen Size
5.7”
Not Applicable

Where To Buy

Retailer
Samsung Gear VR (2016)
HTC Vive
Buy the Samsung Gear VR (2016) on Amazon
$32.48
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Buy the Samsung Gear VR (2016) on Best Buy
$99.99
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Buy the Samsung Gear VR (2016) on Newegg
$99.99
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$799.00
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Buy the Samsung Gear VR (2016) on Walmart
$49.99
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$807.49
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