Product Comparison: Samsung Gear VR (2015) vs Samsung Gear Gen 2

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General Specifications
Gear VR (2015)
Gear Gen 2
About the Product
Buy and watch hundreds of Hollywood movies & TV shows in Oculus Cinema. In Oculus Video, watch 2D videos including trailers, clips, and your own movie files in a completely new way. You can choose from multiple VR theater environments including a home theater, a huge screen theater, and even the surface of the moon!
Become the hero of your own adventure with the all-new Gear VR. Immerse yourself in an all-encompassing sensory experience, controlled from the palm of your hand. Discover the beginning of the universe, kayak down a river or climb the Alps. The world is at your fingertips.
Key Specs
Movement Tracking
Control Type
Controller keys and touchpad
Accelerometer, Gyrometer, Proximity (Mount/Unmount Detection)
Gyroscope, accelerometer, proximity sensor
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Samsung Gear VR (2015)
  • Using Oculus cinema, you can choose theater themes AND in the VOID mode, you can adjust the size of the screen and make the screen follow your movements (to stay centered) even if you are reclining back in your easy chair!
  • Adjustments for focus can be made with the focus wheel.
  • You can play back 3D SBS videos by creating a folder called 3D inside of the movies folder and placing the 3D videos in that folder.
  • The combination of the goggle sensors and the phone sensors are really amazingly good at tracking your head movements.
  • Without a remote, your hand/arm will tire quickly of moving around in-game.
  • No IPD adjustments to allow you to adjust eye spacing. This feature would surely improve the viewing experience and reduce eye strain.
Samsung Gear Gen 2 Virtual Reality (UK Version)
  • Having only tried Google Cardboard the Gear VR was a huge step up, the extra sensors mean the device is extremely responsive.
  • Really glad I purchased this and it's given me a bigger taste for VR!
  • The Samsung VR headset is a nice piece of kit. Crisp picture and a comfortable fit.
  • Great bit of fun and this one came with the USB type C connector. Working on my s8 like a charm.
  • Superb product! Been using it for an year now, and it's a lovely experience to use it each time! A great introduction to the world of VR!
Size & Weight
Frost White
Orchid Gray
3.65 in.
3.88 in.
7.95 in.
8.18 in.
4.58 in.
4.82 in.
17 oz.
12.1 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Samsung Gear VR (2015)
  • The straps are easily adjusted when switching users.
  • It's pretty comfortable to wear.
  • It's not heavy though I could see that after an hour and a half you may want to take a break
  • For people with smaller faces, the weight of the device starts to hurt/pinch a bit after 15 min or so.
  • The headset itself is lightweight but after a while you start to notice the weight of it a little more.
Samsung Gear Gen 2 Virtual Reality (UK Version)
  • Having never tried VR previously I was presently surprised. The headset itself is very light weight and comfortable.
  • Its lightweight. I have tried other VR headsets for much more money which have been heavier and more uncomfortable.
  • It is comfortable to wear and easy to adjust the straps to fit each size head in our home.
  • Great built quality, comfortable to wear, easy to use, light weight. Most important is how good the VR content looks with this headset.
  • This product - great value for money, comfortable and lightweight.
Field Of View
96 °
101 °
Focus Adjustment Wheel
Interpupillary Distance Adjustment
Display Type
Touch panel, Back button, Volume buttons
Trigger, Back button, Volume buttons, Home button
Adjustable Headband
Integrated Speaker(s)
Integrated Microphone
Power Source
Need no power supply
Built-in rechargeable battery
360° viewing, Compatible with samsung galaxy devices, Virtual Reality Anywhere
Stay in motion, 360 degree content, Natural and comfortable fit
What customers say about "Features"
Samsung Gear VR (2015)
  • Oculus makes it very easy to maneuver the home menu and I had no problems downloading a few free games right out of the package
  • Software integration is fairly well implemented.
  • Partnership with Oculus adds high end features and apps such as Netflix VR and other Oculus / GearVR exclusives.
  • Integration with the Samsung phone is fantastic. Built-in controller pad, home/back button, volume controllers. Control Panel within the VR software environment as well.
  • External controls! You can select applications, change the volume, re-orient the screen, go back to previous menus, play games, and more without ever taking the headset off. This is a BIG DEAL!
  • Only supports a few specific models
  • Lacking content on the app store, in particular, it would be nice to have a few demos!
  • Tends to overheat after 45mins-1hour+ of use especially if any other application or download is running on phone.
Samsung Gear Gen 2 Virtual Reality (UK Version)
  • Takes about 10 minutes to download the apps and pop the straps on. Comes with some free sample videos in the software.
  • There are controls on the body to control volume etc so this has come as a great surprise. Good piece of kit.
  • Great, came with adapter for USB and USB type C, so if I upgrade phone will still be compatible.
  • Makes the phone overheat within a few minutes. By the time you've got everything setup and started it's switched off. Not worth the bother.
  • My phone tends to overheat very quickly while using it so don't get long before it doesn't work. My phone is a Samsung Galaxy S7.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
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