Looking for list phones that support Virtual Reality Gear?

Well, this post has the complete list of VR compatible Smartphones available in India.

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Virtual Reality is the next big thing. From space labs using the technology to maneuver and control planetary rovers and satellites to the doctors using it in primary stage diagnosis, the scope and scale of VR devices are increasing by the days. Virtual Reality promises a lot of disruption in long practiced traditional techniques in gaming, education, health, and tourism industry.

What is VR Gear?

VR compatibility on smartphones is made possible through VR Gear. All major smartphone manufacturing companies are now developing their own VR headsets. A VR Headset uses a gyroscope and a host of motion sensors to track body, head and hand positions. In addition, they also carry a stereoscopic HD screen coupled to a small yet fast processor.

Here is a list of the premium smartphones with Gear VR Compatibility.

Best Phone For VR

OnePlus 6

The ads say “Never Settle” and the tagline reads “The Speed You Need”. OnePlus 6 is a great performer and promises a lot of great things that you can play with. Virtual Reality is new and exciting. And the power and speed of OnePlus 6 promise a very impactful virtual gaming as well as learning experience. Multitasking was never so easy.

oneplus 6

The immersive display with Bullets Wireless earphones can leave surprisingly blurry lines between the real and the virtual. The Snapdragon™ 845 Qualcomm processor coupled with 6GB RAM(expandable up to 8 GB) can run all of the heavy VR apps without any glitch or overheating issues.

The 3300 mAH battery is fast chargeable that makes for only short breaks from the dreamy yet so real VR world. With inbuilt sensors like Gyroscope, Proximity, Electronic Compass and Accelerometer among others, the One Plus 6 must support or be compatible with most modern day VR headsets.

Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+

The S8/S8+ promises to break all boundaries with its Gear VR compatibility. It can take you on limitless adventures while you lay back on your beanbag. The Gear VR thanks to its ergonomic design coupled with the controller provides a hassle-free VR experience matched by no other. The headset is lightweight as well as foam cushioned ensuring easy wear.

The highlight is the 101° lens that ensures a wider field of view and gyro sensors with an accelerometer for precise tracking of the head movement. Virtual Room could be the next cool hang outstations.

Samsung Galaxy Mobiles

Under the hood, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 plus add new feathers to your VR experience. Samsung S8/S8+ promises a pleasant VR experience free of any undesired overheating hiccups. It also supports Google Daydream which further increases the bucket list of VR apps at your disposal. The Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ with its powerful performance and battery efficiency is the ideal smartphone for pro and amateur VR enthusiasts alike.

Vivo V9

Vivo V9 powered by Android 8.1 with its Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 octa-core processor Under the hood counts for a power-packed performance. And so is true for its VR experience. The VR apps can fully optimize the infinity display with 90% screen to body ratio and 1.75 mm narrow bezels.

Vivo V9 Mobile

Updated Game Mode further enhances VR gaming experience. With VIVO 9, The VIVO 9 with its prowess promises full utilization of the standard VR headsets. However, the battery back up could be let down though.

Google Pixel 2 XL

The Flagship offering from the Internet Giants Factory promises an unmatched VR experience. Unlike most Android phones, the Pixel 2 XL is compatible with Google’s very own VR headset known as the Daydream VR platform. Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 64-bit Octa Core Processor the Pixel 2 XL ensures seamless compatibility with VR apps.

Google Pixel 2 XL

The 6-inch QHD+ Display fits in perfectly on the Daydream VR headset to deliver a crisp but costly VR experience. The headset comes with an easy-to-use controller that enables interaction with the virtual world in the same way as we do in real world.

Some Cool things you can do with the Pixel 2 XL

  • Sharing VR Content on ChromeCast TV
  • Virtual Hangout Sessions with Friends
  • Virtual Tours of Cities and Places.
  • Virtual Classrooms

Other than the Pixel 2 XL, the list of Daydream enabled phones to include: Google’s Pixel 2 and Pixel, Upcoming Google Pixel 3, Samsung Galaxy S9 & S9+, Galaxy S8 & S8+, Galaxy Note 8; Moto Z & Z2, LG V30, ASUS ZenFone AR; Huawei Mate 9 Pro, Axon 7.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

From the standpoint to exhibit epochal pictures and network in an exactly fresh way, hold the Galaxy Note 8 to get the essence of volumetric things to draw. The infinity display with a 16.05cm screen, S pen, low light captivating pictures, multitasking gadget, 10nm mobile processor, 6GB RAM, and adaptability of wireless charging and exceptional way out to look into the way, power in your hand. Other catalog features Optical zoom, Dual Pixel Sensor, Bright lens and Dual camera with dual OIS.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

This phone also operates on Daydream and Gear VR. The larger and brighter screen gives much more to celebrate your eye upon while watching in VR. With Galaxy Note 8, it is a world not restraining boundaries to feel the quantum in a way lot more reality in a phase including a Dual camera with dual OIS, Gear 360, Gear VR with a controller, DeX Station and some Bixby features.

Read Also: List of HTC Mobile Phones in India 2018

Google Pixel 2

Google Pixel 2 was introduced in November 2017. The smartphone comes with alluring specifications including a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution and a 5.00-inch touchscreen display. Google Pixel 2 is available in the country with a price tag of Rs. 47,391. The tech gadget is powered by a 1.9GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor.

It packs 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, not expandable. Coming to the camera specifications, the Google Pixel 2 equips an 8-megapixel front camera and a 12.2-megapixel primary camera on the back side. It runs on Android 8.0 and takes power from a 2700 mAh non-removable battery. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, 3G and 4G, USB OTG, NFC, Bluetooth, and GPS.

Google Pixel 2Google Pixel 2 is the next big thing to happen in virtual reality. It comes equipped with daydream which is Google’s next step to virtual reality. Daydream is a considerable alternative to the Samsung’s Gear VR. Daydream is easy to setup, experience in neat colors, and light to wear. Daydream view comes with the controller to make every moment enjoyable.

LG V30

The LG V30 is for Vloggers. It promises never before seen features and functionalities. The phone is lightweight and 7.3 mm thick. The infinity display is qhd+ and HRD 10 compatible. Underneath, it is powered by the Snapdragon 1.9 GHz x 4 Octa-Core.

A non-removable 3,300 mAh battery drives the lightweight LG V30. The smartphone scores high in terms of durability. Heat Pipes keep overheating under check. These are good features for a great and seamless VR experience.

LG V30+

The VR Industry is still in its infancy with huge scalability potential. The VR apps will increase by the day with more and more VR headsets like HTC Vive Focus, Oculus Go etc entering the rapidly changing market space. While there may be more handsets that support VR headsets, we included those smartphones which showed longer battery life and efficient overheating solutions.

Best Budget Phone For VR

Here is the list of the best budget phone for VR available in the market:

LG G4

LG G4 smartphone was introduced in India in April 2015. The phone features a 5.50-inch touchscreen screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels and powered by a 1.8GHz hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor. Storage equipment takes 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage which is expandable to 2000GB via a microSD card. Furthermore, it takes a 16-megapixel rear and an 8-megapixel front camera.

LG G4 mobile

This is a budget mobile which suits to operate with VR. The LG is equipped with IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen.

Moto Z

The moto Z claims to be the future of smartphones. Packed with the Hasselblad feature, the ultra-thin moto z is powered by ultra-powerful Qualcomm®Snapdragon™ 820 processor. It is compatible with Google Dream View Headset. The 2600 mAh battery promises a pleasant daylong VR experience with turbo power charging.

Motorola Moto Z

Xiaomi Redmi 5A

Xiaomi Redmi 5A obtains IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 720 x 1280 pixels resolution, Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipset, Android 7.1.2 (Nougat), 3 GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 256GB via a microSD card. It takes a 13-megapixel rear, a 5-megapixel front camera, and a 3000mAh non-removable battery.

New Xiaomi Redmi 5AThe dimension measures 140.40 x 70.10 x 8.40 in height x width x thickness. Connectivity options include USB OTG, FM, Bluetooth, Infrared, Wi-Fi, GPS, 3G and 4G. Sensor setup takes Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, and Proximity sensor. This smartphone also works with VR features.

Panasonic Eluga I3

Panasonic Eluga I3 comes equipped with IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 720 x 1280 pixels, 5.5 inches screen, Android 5.1 (Lollipop), Quad-core 1.3 GHz, 2 GB RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. The phone is quite adaptable to operate with VR.

Panasonic Eluga I3

Coming to the connectivity options, it includes Bluetooth, FM, Wi-Fi, GPS, 3G, and 4G. Furthermore, it packs a 5-megapixel at upfront for selfie lovers and a 13-megapixel primary camera on the back side. Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, and Gyroscope also take part in phone’s equipment configuration.

VIVO V5

The smartphone is launched in November 2016 and adequate to work with VR. coming to the feature list, it has IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 720 x 1280 pixels resolution, 5.5 inches screen, Android 6.0 (Marshmallow), 4 GB RAM and 32 GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 128GB via a microSD card.

Vivo V5The device is powered by an Octa-core processor in relation to 4 GB of RAM. It packs a 13 MP camera on the back and a 20-megapixel camera at the upfront. Talking about the sensor setup, it takes Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, and Compass Magnetometer.

VR Gear Compatible Phones List

If the aforementioned category is not relevant to you in deciding the best VR enabled phone, you can check the phone based on VR compatible phones list.  Here is the list of VR compatible phones to make you check your type of phone. If you do not find your phone on the list, you can go by above-mentioned methods:

Apple iPhone 6 Plus Huawei Honor 8 Meitu M6 SoftBank Sharp AQUOS PHONE Xx3 mini
Apple iPhone 6s Huawei Mate 8 Meizu m1 note Sony Xperia M5
Apple iPhone 6s Plus Huawei Mate 9 Meizu m3 note Sony Xperia Z2
Apple iPhone 7 / Plus Huawei Mate S Meizu m3s / m3x Sony Xperia Z2a
Asus Padfone Infinity Huawei Nexus 6P Meizu MX5 M575 Sony Xperia Z3
Asus Padfone X Huawei Nova Meizu MX5e Sony Xperia Z3+
Asus ZenFone 2 Huawei P8 Meizu Pro 5 M576 Sony Xperia Z4
Asus Zenfone 2 Laser ZE550KL Vivo V1 Max Vivo Y67 VIVO V5
Asus ZenFone AR Hyundai Aero Plus Micromax E484 Canvas 6 Pro Sony Xperia Z5
Asus ZenFone Selfie iNew V3 Micromax Yu Yureka S TD-LTE Dual SIM Vertu Aster Chevron LTE
Asus ZenFone Zoom Infinix X552 ZERO 3 Mogu M5 Vertu Signature Touch for Bentley
Blu Life Pure XL InFocus Bingo 10 Motorola DROID Maxx Xiaomi Redmi 1s
Blu Pure XL InFocus Bingo 20 LTE Motorola DROID MAXX 2 Xiaomi Redmi 3
Blu Vivo 4.8 HD InFocus Bingo 21 LTE Motorola DROID Turbo XLTE Xiaomi Redmi 3s
Blue Life One X2 InFocus IN610 Motorola DROID ULTRA MAXX Xiaomi Note 4
BQ Aquaris E5s iOcean X8 Motorola Moto X XT1060 Xiaomi Note 1
BQ Aquaris M5 Jiayu G4 Flagship Motorola New Moto G Xiaomi Note 1s
Coolpad MAX Jiayu G6 32GB NTT DoCoMo Fujitsu Arrows Xiaomi Note 2
Elephone P9000 Jiayu S3 OnePlus 2 Global Xiaomi Note 3
Elephone R9 Jiayu S3+ OnePlus One A0001 Xiaomi Mi 4c
Elephone Vowney Karbonn Quattro L52 VR OnePlus X, OnePlus 5, OnePlus 3T Xiaomi Mi 4s
GiONEE Elife S6s Karbonn Titanium S19 Oppo A30 / OnePlus X E1000 Xiaomi Mi Note Pro
GiONEE M6 Kogan Agora 4G Oppo Find 7 X9077 TD-LTE Xiaomi Mi3
GiONEE M6 Plus Kogan Agora 6 Plus Oppo R9 Xiaomi Mi4 4G
Google Nexus 6 Lava Xolo Black Oppo R9 Plus Xiaomi Mi5
Google Pixel Phone LeEco X502 Panasonic Eluga I3 ZTE Axon A1
Google Pixel XL Phone Lenovo IdeaPhone K910 Panasonic Toughpad FZ-N1 ZTE Blade S6
Hewlett-Packard Slate 6 Lenovo K4 Note Polytron P520 Prime 7s ZTE Blade S7
HTC 10 Evo Lenovo K920 Vibe Z2 Pro QiKU Phone 360 F4 ZTE Blade V Plus
HTC Bolt Lenovo Lemon X3 Lite RIM BlackBerry DTEK60 ZTE Mono MO-01J
HTC Butterfly S Lenovo Vibe K4 RIM BlackBerry Priv ZTE Nubia Prague S
HTC Desire Eye LG G4 Samsung Galaxy Alpha ZTE Nubia Z11 Mini
HTC One 801e LG G5 Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 ZTE Nubia Z7 Mini
HTC One 802w LG K Series Escape 3 Samsung Galaxy Note 3 ZTE Nubia Z9
HTC One A9 LG K Series Phoenix 2 GoPhone Samsung Galaxy Note 4 ZTE Small Fresh 4
HTC One E8 LG K10 Samsung Galaxy Note 5 ZTE Zmax pro
HTC One E9 LG K8 Samsung Galaxy Note Edge ZUK Z2151 Edge
HTC One E9 Plus LG K8V Samsung Galaxy S4 Gionee S9
HTC One E9s LG L5000 Samsung Galaxy S5 Redmi Note 3
HTC One M8 LG Q Series Q10 Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Redmi Note 4
HTC One M9 LG Stylus 2 Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport OnePlus 5
HTC One M9+ / One M9 Plus LG Stylus 3 Samsung Galaxy S6 Active One Plus 3T
HTC One Max 803s LG V10 Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Huawei Ascend Mate7
HTC One ME LG V20 Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ Huawei Honor 3X G750
HTC One X9 LG X Series X Cam Samsung Galaxy S7 .Huawei Ascend P6 S
Huawei Ascend Mate 2 Linshof i8 Samsung Galaxy S7 Active Huawei Mate 9 Pro
Huawei G7 Plus LYF Earth 2 Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge LG G3 Dual-LTE
Huawei GX8 LTE LYF Water 10 Sharp Aquos L Huawei P9

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