1. Kylian Sunn's Avatar
    Are there any phones below 300$ that could give a reasonable VR experience? And what specs are important when considering a phone for VR, like, there are plenty of talk whether IPS or AMOLED display is better for phones with various resolutions.
    Thank you for your advices in advance!
    10-24-2016 07:11 AM
  2. pkcable's Avatar
    Well at the 300 dollar price point you are going to be talking Google Cardboard. Models to consider Nexus 5X, OnePlus Two (or One), Asus Zenfone 2, OR a used older flagship from Samsung, HTC, Moto, or LG. The first 3 I mentioned you SHOULD be able to find new under 300. IF you happen to score the right Samsung then you can try the GearVR, but I'm not sure you can and meet your 300 dollar price point.
    10-24-2016 08:45 AM
  3. martiaan's Avatar
    Are there any phones below 300$ that could give a reasonable VR experience? And what specs are important when considering a phone for VR, like, there are plenty of talk whether IPS or AMOLED display is better for phones with various resolutions.
    Thank you for your advices in advance!
    try Lenovo K5/ K4 Note. but if you want to get better experience, i'll google pixel, samsung s7 & one plus 3. but its out of budget.
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    10-24-2016 08:54 AM
  4. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    I'm searching something like that too, I don't really want to spend more and then next year feeling like I have the cheapest model on the market, I know the device will work for a few years more but what I always feel is we used a few fraction of the total potential of the device but in matter of months another device is twice of powerful for half of the price.
    10-25-2016 01:06 AM
  5. VR16's Avatar
    the one plus 3 is a good phone but it cost $399
    10-25-2016 01:53 AM
  6. pkcable's Avatar
    the one plus 3 is a good phone but it cost $399
    You can get the still good OnePlus 2 for 299!
    10-25-2016 03:50 PM
  7. Kylian Sunn's Avatar
    Thanks for the replies, I was thinking about an LG G3, it has a pretty decent quadHD resolution, but has IPS screen, and I have seen on other forums how IPS can look pixelated in VR.. any thoughts on that?
    10-26-2016 06:59 PM
  8. krisguy's Avatar
    Well at the 300 dollar price point you are going to be talking Google Cardboard. Models to consider Nexus 5X, OnePlus Two (or One), Asus Zenfone 2, OR a used older flagship from Samsung, HTC, Moto, or LG. The first 3 I mentioned you SHOULD be able to find new under 300. IF you happen to score the right Samsung then you can try the GearVR, but I'm not sure you can and meet your 300 dollar price point.
    Rich, you are right on the price points. I have actually recommended someone getting a Samsung Galaxy Express Prime ($129.99 retail) or a LG K10 ($150 retail) and a ViewMaster for someone who just wanted to see 360 photos on FB.
    10-26-2016 11:59 PM
  9. krisguy's Avatar
    I would recommend a device with AMOLED, but any Android device at 4.5" or higher will do the basics. Since Sammy uses AMOLED for Gear VR and Daydream's specs require AMOLED, that would be a good starting point.
    10-27-2016 12:00 AM
  10. VR16's Avatar
    oh yeah
    10-27-2016 02:52 AM
  11. pkcable's Avatar
    Rich, you are right on the price points. I have actually recommended someone getting a Samsung Galaxy Express Prime ($129.99 retail) or a LG K10 ($150 retail) and a ViewMaster for someone who just wanted to see 360 photos on FB.
    Yes, Samsung, LG Moto and HTC all make less expensive models that could suit your needs. Keep in mind though that IF you get the cheaper Samsungs they will NOT be GearVR compatible, and you will have to get Google Cardboard or Cardboard compatible VR headsets. Which is fine.
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    10-27-2016 09:43 AM
  12. Kylian Sunn's Avatar
    Thank you, I am thinking about google daydream actually, but I guess I will wait till actual daydream ready phones come out, or the specs become a bit more clear. The reason I wont go for GearVR is that it cannot be tethered to a PC, and I expect some great future applications coming up with the ability to utilize the much faster usb type c standard, making pc-cardboard connection a more feasible reality.. But then I might be completely wrong on that... anyway, GearVR's inability to be tethered is just doesn't seem a very future proof idea
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    10-27-2016 02:22 PM
  13. dpham00's Avatar
    I picked up a used lg g4 for$150... If you are willing to buy used. Be careful of the bootlooped problem though. I have Verizon extended warranty so I am covered if it goes while active on my line
    pkcable likes this.
    10-27-2016 02:50 PM

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