So, you want to experience virtual reality, but don’t want to fork out for the Oculus Rift or the PlayStation VR?
Well luckily, you don’t have to…
You could just convert your smartphone into a virtual reality headset!
By doing this, not only will you save yourself some cash, you’ll also get the chance to discover 360-degree videos, become a part of your favorite games and jump right on the VR bandwagon!
Here are three top smartphones that can be turned into a virtual reality headset:
#1: Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+
Described as “futuristic” by its creators, the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ boasts an edge-to-edge screen that blends smoothly with the aluminum body of the phone. With virtually no bezel, this phone has the most immersive screen of all the Galaxy smartphones of that size, to date.
But enough about the stunning specs – let’s look at what happens when you connect it to Samsung’s very own Gear VR.
Both the S8 and the S8+ fit snugly into the device, and the sturdy straps ensure a secure fit, giving you peace of mind and reassurance that your phone will be safe whilst you roam around in the virtual world.
Exclusive movies and games have been created to keep you and the kids entertained, so whether you are looking for a personal cinema experience like no other, or want to lose yourself in the virtual world – the Gear VR has got you covered.
#2: Google Pixel XL
The release of Google’s new phone, the Pixel caught the attention of both Android and Apple users – as the company made it quite clear that they wanted to convert iPhone users, tempting them with the cable that seamlessly transfers content between the rival phones within minutes.
Daydream view, Google’s VR device not only looks the part, it’s a pretty impressive piece of equipment. It comes with a remote with built-in smart sensors for smooth tracking and movement. Google aims to provide users with the ability to navigate the virtual world with as much ease as they do in the real world.
#3: iPhone 7
Last, but not least, is Apple’s very own iPhone 7.
There have been numerous rumors circulating the web recently, predicting the imminent release of Apple’s take on VR. However, if you can’t wait to delve into the depths of the virtual world from your iPhone, there are some options for you.
There are several VR-enabled apps in the App store. Once you have downloaded an app and inserted your iPhone into a VR headset that accommodates the iPhone, you’ll be able to experience virtual reality, as the app utilizes sensors that have already been built into the iPhone.
It may not be as responsive as the other devices mentioned, however, this is definitely an option if you would like an inexpensive taste of the virtual world.
As rumor has it, it’s possible that Apple is working on their very own VR and AR devices as you read this – but we’ll just have to wait and see what the future brings!