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

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Samsung SM-R323NBKAXAR Gear Virtual Reality 2016 for Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy Note5, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+ (International Version, No Warranty) - Black
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  • Turn your compatible Samsung Galaxy smartphone into a completely portable and wireless virtual reality machine, with Accelerometer, Gyrometer, Proximity (Mount/Unmount Detection).
  • Easy to use touch pad with dedicated Back and Home Buttons.
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Samsung Gear VR - Virtual Reality Headset (US Version with Warranty)
  • Light weight so you can play and watch more comfortably
  • Easy to use touch pad
  • 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
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Samsung Gear VR - Virtual Reality Headset - 2016 Edition (US Version with Warranty)
  • 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. 4
Sytros VR Headset with Magnetic Button Trigger for Smartphones
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VR Remote Controller Gamepad Bluetooth Control VR Video, Film, Game, Selfie, Flip E-book/PPT/Nook page, Mouse, in Virtual Reality Headset 3D Glasses PC Tablet laptop Samsung Gear VR iPhone Smart Phone
  • 1. This portable wireless controller, used for virtual reality headset 3d glasses mobile phone, MID, TV box, smart TV, PC EASY Samsung gear VR, Tablet, laptop. It can be used as gamepad, VR remote,...
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SaleBestseller No. 6
SNEBA 3d VR Glasses- Premium Virtual Reality Headset, Volume & Control Dial, Adjustable Lenses & Strap For iPhone7, Samsung, Smartphone 4.5”-5.7"- VR Googles For Movies & Games
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Cyber Cart Virtual Reality Headsets, 3D VR Glasses for Games & Movies 3.5"-6" Ios Android Phones
  • EASY & COMFORTABLE TO USE: Download an app and install your smartphone in the vr headset iphone equipment, then you are ready to enjoy 3D movies and games. Furthermore, the three-strap design helps...
  • PROFESSIONAL GLASS TAKING CARE OF YOUR EYES: The vr headset helmet adopts professional glass which not only provides fabulous 3D movie experience, but also protects your eyes well.
  • ADJUSTABLE PUPIL DISTANCE & SIGHT DISTANCE: The user-friendly design make pupil distance and object distance adjustable, which make the 3d glasses suitble for almost everyone.
Bestseller No. 8
Google Daydream View - VR Headset (Slate)
  • A Daydream-ready phone, such as Pixel
  • Unlock the world of virtual reality with an immersive VR headset.
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