With so many Virtual Reality headsets out on the market, you might be confused about which one to buy, in which case this list of the 6 best VR headsets to buy for Samsung S5 and S6 is the one for you.
Virtual reality – a simulated environment that lets you achieve practically everything from scaling Mount Everest to diving into the depths of the Mariana Trench – is no more a futuristic concept: it can be experienced by the average consumer for fewer than a hundred dollars via a headset that makes use of a high-resolution smartphone. Of course the adventure that that affords is incomparable to the brilliance of PC-oriented Virtual Reality headsets, but nonetheless, it points to an incredible degree of progress that technology has made.
There is intense competition among the various models of Virtual Reality headsets that have been released by multiple companies, and they all boast their own merits which can be quite perplexing for a rookie. Certain headsets are only compatible with smartphones that possess screens of a definite size, or have specific features in sync with the headset. To save all you Samsung Galaxy S5 and S6 users from doing the gargantuan task of combing through the Internet to find the best fit for you, we have taken suggestions from specialized websites such as Heavy, Wareable, Hypergrid Business, Science Focus and a few more, factoring in the comfort, the affordability, and of course, the features of popular headsets, and have thus created a compilation that will hopefully assist you in making a decision. As for ranking of the headsets we selected, we considered the price and the field of view – however in the case of a tie we gave precedence to the price. We consulted BestBuy for the prices of the headsets, but acknowledge that there is a huge variance in prices from different retailers. As for the Apple users out there reading this, maybe the 5 Best VR Headsets to buy for iPhone in 2016 will prove to be of some assistance to you.
Most of the VR headsets on our list are compatible with Samsung Galaxy S5, S5 mini, S6, S6 Edge and S6 Edge+ except for the occasional exception. But since we also kept S5 under consideration, we had to weed out the most exceptional VR headset out there, Samsung Gear VR, that is compatible with S6 and other more recent models. If you are an S6 user and are looking for the best possible Virtual Reality experience on your smartphone, then Samsung Gear VR is definitely our recommendation.
Now that the nitty-gritty has been covered, let’s peruse the best VR headsets to buy for Samsung S5 and S6: