When it comes to getting The Best Mobile Phone for VR it becomes quite a daunting task, particularly if you don’t know which phones are VR compatible. With the latest handsets beginning to offer better VR technology for smartphones, it begins to beg the question what phones are the best for virtual reality in 2017?
We have narrowed down the field by picking out only the very best VR phones and compiling them in to a list of the Top 8 Mobile Phones for VR in 2017. The choices will be determined by a range of different factors, having a VR ready phone is great but equally could be useless if it only has 1GB RAM. After hours of research looking over the phones specifications, testing them on various VR headsets, comparing prices and looking at the software available. We have come to the decision…..
Apple are a little behind with the VR movement, seems they are waiting until the technology is improved. Though if you own an iPhone 7 or 7 + it doesn’t mean that you can’t get in on some virtual reality action. With some of the best VR headsets been specifically designed for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, we think the iPhone 7 is still one of the best mobile phones for virtual reality.
The S6 is a fantastic product. The camera and HD screen are amazing, and it delivers exceptionally accurate photos. The battery is its biggest downfall, draining exceptionally quickly. We also experienced ‘screen door effect’ which can be distracting. If you’re confused by this, stare directly in to your phone and you will see pixels with black borders.
6Alcatel Idol 4s
The battery life has been excellent (We tested this phone playing VR games for hours) the phone did get a little hot but the battery life is great. Comes with a cheap VR headset very similar to the Samsung Gear VR, so you can get started straight out the box. Alcatel’s system is based on Google’s Cardboard so loads of virtual reality apps and games to choose from. This phone cannot be sniffed at considering the spec and overall quality.
5Galaxy Note 5
A little outdated but in our eyes it’s still a top player. Samsung teamed up with Oculus, the team who created the Oculus Rift, to create a never before seen immersive virtual reality experience. Note 5 has a bigger screen compared to The Samsung S6, and this gives you a bigger FOV (Field of View). This is an important factor for virtual reality experience.
The build quality is beyond anything I have seen before, super slim, super light and a pleasure to hold.The camera is very responsive, even in low light. A great handset if your looking to get started with VR on the cheap. Lenovo is pushing the latest version of Android which includes VR integration of Google’s new Daydream platform.
Excellent phone that’s let down by an average battery life. The Google Pixel features a full glass and metal body – along with a 5-inch full HD display, Snapdragon 821 processor, 4GB of RAM, 12MP rear camera, fingerprint scanner and 8MP front snapper.
2Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
Snap your S7 smartphone into Samsung’s very own portable and wireless Gear VR headset and dive into a world of 360° experiences. Look around and be amazed… In some apps you’ll notice the curved edge display on the S7 causes some light irregularities on the top and bottom of the images you’re viewing.
Samsung has yet again delivered a scintillating phone, fast charging, with a gorgeous Quad HD display with a resolution of 2560×1440, which makes for sharp, pixel-dense, beautiful display.. You utterly cannot go wrong using it for entertainment purposes and fits perfectely with the The Samsung Gear VR headset. If you are looking to buy a new VR smartphone, Samsung has been running promotions for a free Gear VR when you purchase a Galaxy S7 or S7 edge … see the best deals on Samsung S7
We expect to see some fantastic phones to be released throughout 2017. Manufacturers are trying to iron out the final VR hold backs, and the inclusion of a 4K display may be the key to helping developers create realistic VR experiences straight from your mobile smartphone. If you want to keep up with all the VR News – Follow Us