Best VR for Cell Phones – Buying Guide


VR for Cell Phones

Smartphones are probably the most affordable VR option on the market right now. You can download VR apps to your phone, then slide the phone into a smartphone-compatible wearable VR device. These products are called VR or virtual reality goggles, glasses, headsets or viewers. These devices transform your phone become into a portal to the virtual world. VR headsets are perfect for 360-degree gaming. VR on cell phones is not limited to gaming. It has other applications in education (virtual classroom) or real estate 360 degrees property tours.

How to Choose a VR Headset

When choosing a VR Headset you should consider the different features and options available. Here are some of the features of current VR devices for cell phones, to consider.


VR devices can be adjust to fit the user’s face. Since VR is dependent upon seeing the virtual world through two lenses, the experience may differ based on the size and shape of your face. To compensate for this, many devices let you make adjustments to two important specifications:

Focus – Many VR devices have a focus dial that ever-so-slightly moves the screen toward or away from your eyes, to keep the images in sharp focus and reduce blurriness.

Pupillary distance (PD) – The distance between pupils will vary from person to person, which could have an impact on image alignment and picture quality. With adjustable PD, you can calibrate the screens to line up with your eyes for an all-around better VR experience.


VR Headset Faceplate cushion

If you plan on using your VR device for long periods, you may want to consider a device with built-in faceplate cushions for added comfort.

VR Headset Vents

Some VR headsets have vents along the edges to help your face and the device stay cool.

VR Headphone jack openings

If you want to use headphones with your VR device, the device will need to have an opening to accommodate the headphone jack on your phone, or you might want to connect to wireless headphones via Bluetooth.

VR Headset Compatibility

Since VR devices for cell phones use your smartphone to function, you will need to make sure the VR device is compatible with your phone. Some devices will only work with iPhones, while others are designed to work with specific Android models.

Some VR headsets work with a wide range of phone sizes and types.

Shop Popular Virtual Reality VR Headsets

Bestseller No. 1
Samsung Gear VR w/Controller - Latest Edition - US Version with Warranty
  • Be transported to amazing new worlds, in games, video and images
  • Use the intuitive controller that comes in the box to drop, point, select and drag with a wave of your wrist
  • Hundreds of games and experiences from Oculus
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Samsung Gear VR Controller
  • Motion controller for more realistic interaction
  • Ability to recognize hand motion, evolving interactions and gameplay in VR
  • An ergonomic design with a trigger for natural, intuitive control
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Samsung Gear VR W/ Controller (US Version with Warranty)
  • Go anywhere, do anything, be anyone with virtual reality
  • Complete 360 immersion with a wide 101o field of view
  • New social features to interact with friends in VR -watch a movie/TV together, play a game or just chat in a virtual world
SaleBestseller No. 4
Vr Headset with Remote Controller BlitzWolf Goggles 3d Glasses Virtual Reality Headset for iphone 6 7 Plus Samsung Android Games Movies Compatible with 3.5-6.3 inch Screens
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VR Headset, Canbor VR Goggles Virtual Reality Headset VR Glasses for 3D Video Movies Games for Apple iPhone, Samsung Sony HTC More Smartphones
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SaleBestseller No. 6
Google Daydream View - VR Headset (Slate)
  • Don't just see the world, experience it. With daydream view, you can teleport from virtually anywhere to Pretty much everywhere.
  • Browse from an ever-growing Collection of apps and games in the daydream app - a home for all of your virtual reality experiences.
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SaleBestseller No. 7
DESTEK V4 VR Headset, 103° FOV, Eye Protected HD Virtual Reality Headset w/ Touch Button/Trigger for iPhone X 8 7 6/6s plus, Samsung s6 s7 s8/Plus/Edge Note 8, Smartphones w/ 4.5 - 6.0in Screen
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SaleBestseller No. 8
ETVR 3D VR Glasses Virtual Reality Headset for 3D Movies & VR Games with Stereo Adjustable Headphone Compatible with All iPhone/Android Smartphones within 4.7-6.0 Inches
  • 【High-Definition Individually Adjustment Lenses】 Built-in Japan Optical Grade PMMA Ergonomic Aspheric Lenses. Pupil Distance(PD) and Focal Distance(FD) can be adjusted to get the best immersive...
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SaleBestseller No. 9
Samsung Gear VR - Virtual Reality Headset - 2016 Edition (US Version with Warranty) - Discontinued by Manufacturer
  • Turn your compatible Samsung Galaxy smartphone into a completely portable and wireless virtual reality machine.
  • Easy to use touch pad with dedicated Back and Home buttons
  • Wide field of view, precise head-tracking and low latency brings reality to the virtual, Be transported to amazing new worlds, in games, video and images, Thousands of 360 degree panoramic photos
SaleBestseller No. 10
VR Headset,TEKPLUS Virtual Reality Headset 3D VR Goggles Glasses,Compatible with 4.0 inch - 6.0 inch IOS Android Smartphones for 3D Movies Video and Games
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