Samsung Gear VR (2016) vs. Oculus Rift

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 >

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 >

Compare Samsung Gear VR (2016) & Oculus Rift Specs

General Specifications

Samsung

Samsung Gear VR (2016)

Oculus

Oculus Rift

Display Virtual Reality Specification Display
Smartphone Display
3.5in, OLED
Resolution Virtual Reality Specification Resolution
Smartphone Resolution
2160x1200
Refresh Rate Virtual Reality Specification Refresh Rate
Smartphone Refresh Rate
90hz
Platform Virtual Reality Specification Platform
Oculus Home, Android
Oculus Home, Windows
Field of View Virtual Reality Specification Field of View
101°
100°
Lens Type Virtual Reality Specification Lens Type
Aspherical
Hybrid Fresnel
Focal Length Virtual Reality Specification Focal Length
54-70mm
58-72mm
Lens Diameter Virtual Reality Specification Lens Diameter
31.5mm
~50mm
Controller Virtual Reality Specification Controller
Motion Controller, Touchpad, Back key, Home key, Volume key
Oculus Touch, Xbox One Controller
Sensors Virtual Reality Specification Sensors
Gyrometer, Accelerometer, Proximity
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer
Tracking Area Virtual Reality Specification Tracking Area
None
5x11ft
Connections Virtual Reality Specification Connections
USB Type-C, mUSB and external USB OTG
HDMI, USB 2.0, USB 3.0
Built In Mic Virtual Reality Specification Built In Mic
None
Yes
Built In Audio Virtual Reality Specification Built In Audio
None
Yes (Removable)
Glasses Compatible Virtual Reality Specification Glasses Compatible
Weight Virtual Reality Specification Weight
345g
380-470g
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 GTX 960/AMD Radeon R9 290 or greater
CPU Virtual Reality Specification CPU
Not Applicable
Intel i3-6100/AMD FX4350 or greater
Memory Virtual Reality Specification Memory
Not Applicable
8GB+ RAM
Video Output Virtual Reality Specification Video Output
Not Applicable
HDMI 1.3
Connections Virtual Reality Specification Connections
USB Type-C or mUSB
x1 USB 3.0, x2 USB 2.0
OS Virtual Reality Specification OS
Android
Windows 8.1 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

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Samsung Gear VR (2016)
Oculus Rift
Buy the Samsung Gear VR (2016) on Amazon
$33.00
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$474.99
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Buy the Samsung Gear VR (2016) on Best Buy
$99.99
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$499.00
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Buy the Samsung Gear VR (2016) on Newegg
$99.99
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$593.99
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Buy the Samsung Gear VR (2016) on Walmart
$49.99
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$593.99
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