5points
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Google Cardboard

84points
75points

HTC Vive

84points
74points

Oculus Rift

20points
25points

Samsung Gear VR

72points
83points

Sony PlayStation VR

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Cost-effectiveness winner
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21 facts in comparison

Google Cardboardvs HTC Vivevs Oculus Riftvs Samsung Gear VRvs Sony PlayStation VR

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Why is Google Cardboard better than the others?

Why is HTC Vive better than the others?

  • Field of view
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    110°vs80,110,96,100°

Why is Oculus Rift better than the others?

Why is Samsung Gear VR better than the others?

Why is Sony PlayStation VR better than the others?

Price comparison

Google Cardboard

ProductStorePrice
Google Cardboard AmazonGoogle Cardboard,VR Headsets 3D Box Virt...Google Cardboard,VR Headsets 3D Box Virtual Reality Glasses with Big Clear 3D Optical Lens and Comfortable Head Strap for All 3-6 Inch Smartphones (Yellow, 1 Pack)
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$9.99
Google Cardboard AmazonGoogle Cardboard,VR Headsets 3D Box Virt...Google Cardboard,VR Headsets 3D Box Virtual Reality Glasses with Big Clear 3D Optical Lens and Comfortable Head Strap for All 3-6 Inch Smartphones
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$9.99

Oculus Rift

ProductStorePrice
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$1,539.88

Samsung Gear VR

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Samsung Gear VR backmarketVR Headset Samsung Gear VR SM-R320 - Gre...VR Headset Samsung Gear VR SM-R320 - Grey/Blue
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$39.99

Sony PlayStation VR

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$169.94

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Design

1.Can be used wirelessly
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Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.adjustable IPD
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Interpupillary distance (IPD) is the distance between the center of your eyes. Without adjustable IPD, the lenses of a VR headset may not line up with your pupils, which can result in eye strain and nausea.

Display & Lenses

1.field of view

80°

110°

110°

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A wider field of view assures an immersive and realistic experience.
2.Has adjustable lenses
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With adjustable lenses, the device can assure a sharp and clear image for a wide range of users, including users who usually wear glasses.
3.Has a display
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The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
4.Has an OLED or AMOLED display
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OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) displays are formed of organic materials that emit light. They have higher contrast ratios and wider viewing angles compared to LCDs. AMOLED and POLED are types of OLED displays.

Tracking

1.Tracks head movement
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As your head moves, the images move in real-time, assuring a realistic experience.
2.has a gyroscope
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A gyroscope is a sensor that tracks the orientation of a device, more specifically by measuring the angular rotational velocity. Initially, they were built using a spinning rotor to detect changes in orientation, like twisting or rotation.
3.Can track 360° head movement
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The headset has multiple sensors and cameras that assure low latency tracking for 360° movements.
4.Has position tracking
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The device can track your position in space and warn you if you are about to hit something.
5.has an accelerometer
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An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.
6.Has gesture control
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The gesture control function allows you to manipulate virtual objects.
7.Has an infrared sensor
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With an infrared sensor the device can detect motion by measuring the infrared (IR) light radiating from objects in its field of view.
8.Has a laser tracking system
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The device uses laser emitters that fill the space with non-visible light, accurately calculating the distance between objects based on the time it takes for the light to reach the photosensors on the head-mounted headset.

Connectivity

1.Is compatible with Android
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It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.
2.Is compatible with iOS
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It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.

Features

1.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
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With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
2.Game controller included
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The device comes with a game controller.
3.Has integrated audio
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Devices with integrated audio are more convenient to use, as you don't have worry about connecting headphones or microphones.
4.has stereo speakers
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Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
5.Has touch controllers
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The device comes with handheld wireless controllers that are used for gesture control and/or movement tracking.

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