Samsung is all geared up for another Galaxy series launch and by the time you read the post, the Galaxy S8 would have been launched. The Galaxy S8 brings in a lot of hope for the Gear VR, does it?
The previous disastrous launch of the Samsung Note 7 which caused the phones to literally explode made me rethink if the Samsung Gear VR would really stay on the top in the VR market for long. I was wrong because the quality of VR experiences offered by this headset has made it conquer and stay at the top position for mobile VR headsets which is really difficult to beat.
Another VR rival that the Samsung Gear VR saw the previous year was the Google Daydream VR which was accompanied alongside the release of Pixel phones. Now, the Daydream VR headset had a pretty successful launch and we did have lots of hope since it was umm… GOOGLE. Google Cardboard was the first VR venture of Google in Virtual Reality and since it was a major hit among the masses, everyone did expect the Daydream VR to be good enough
Google Cardboard was the first VR venture of Google in Virtual Reality and since it was a major hit among the masses, everyone did expect the Daydream VR to be good enough. Google Daydream VR headset had nothing out of the world but it did include a controller which made interacting within the games much easier. It was a great add-on to the VR headset and I might be inclined towards the Daydream because of the controller(not anymore after the Gear VR got its own controller)and the amazing phone camera and resolution on the Pixel Phones.
Samsung Galaxy S8 and Google Pixel
When the Google Pixel was out, it was one of the phones that had the best specs and an amazing camera along with the best of everything that we have seen in the mobile niche. However, with the Samsung Galaxy S8 release things might take a turn since S8 has most of its features either as good as the Pixel or even better.
Hopefully, Samsung S8 would be compensating for the disastrous release of the Note 7 and I think since the Galaxy releases were not as bad, we should not be completely against the new release because of the failure of its sibling Note 7. Moreover, hoping that the company might be more careful this time if you still have a tad bit of doubt then wait for a while and see how the phone works among its consumers.
Comparing the various differences you can see on the two phones Samsung S8 seems like a way better option than the Pixel phone and even though the Pixel is not a bad choice but you are getting better features on the Samsung phone. Samsung S8 is definitely more durable than the Pixel phone since it is dust and water resistant giving it a much wider range of applications.
The new Galaxy S8 and Virtual Reality
With the new release, the Samsung S8 has a pretty good display screen and a processing unit. It is indeed slightly better than the Pixel Phone but if you closely analyze both of them, I guess they would have their own advantages and disadvantages.
According to me, the Samsung S8 would be a better phone to experience Virtual Reality. Coming to the overheating issue, I really do not think they are completely eliminated but it must have been reduced compared to the previous models. I just hope that this time things do not go literally exploding everywhere, once we are assured about that, the S8 would be a perfect buy.
The VR quality on the Samsung S8 is going to be way better than the previous Samsung models that we have seen and the experience is going to be exceptional. I think this is the best phone so far for VR and even the difference chart between the two phones would help you conclude that the Samsung S8 is definitely a better phone.
Daydream VR and Samsung Gear VR
There have been a lot of things to compare between the two VR headsets and since I have a detailed post on the obvious differences called Daydream VR vs Gear VR, let’s now look at the recent changes made among these two VR headsets.
The Daydream VR came with the controller included, so all the games are interactive with the controller and that is all whereas, in the case of Gear VR, you have the option of interacting with the game with the help of the touchpad, gaze, the new Gear VR controller and the usual Bluetooth gaming controllers.
There is a wide range of options in the case of Gear VR which makes the VR headset slightly better. Now moving on to the games, there are a few amazing Games on the Daydream VR which are just way beyond imagination since they are of the top quality VR level. I have been in love with the different games in the Daydream VR and for some reason, I really find the Games on Daydream VR headset different in comparison to those on the Gear VR.
The fact that Gear VR and the Oculus Rift have the same parent company makes a few games repetitive and yes, since the Gear VR is here since 2014, the games would obviously feel a little less exciting. There is new content coming up every day on both the platforms and now with the release of a controller for Gear VR, it has more new content which is worth checking out.
Samsung Galaxy S8 and Gear VR
If everything goes right(by that I mean no explosions) then the Samsung S8 is going to be one of the best releases for Virtual Relay this year. The Samsung S8 is affordable compared to its Apple and Pixel counterparts making it one fo the best smartphone choice of the year.
It will be able to give you more realistic VR experience and if you are an enthusiast who wants to get a phone that would work really great with the Gear VR, then the Samsung Galaxy S8 will form a kickass pair with the Gear VR.
The Gear VR with the new remote does open up a lot of possibilities fro VR games and soon there would be titles that would be releasing on the Oculus platform for the Gear VR. The new Gear VR is definitely a must buy for all of you who have not yet gotten into the VR realm. Another important pointer before buying – the new Gear VR 2017 version works with the Galaxy S8 and the previous Gear VR compatible phones whereas the 2016 Gear VR version won’t work with the S8 because of the difference in the required USB ports.
If you still have any questions about compatibility feel free to ask them in the comments section below.
Check out the new Gear VR with remote on Amazon and if interested you could even have a look at the new Samsung Galaxy S8.
What do you think? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below and I would be happy to help!