Looking to purchase a Gear VR? Check that your Samsung phone is compatible with Samsung Gear VR first!

*Updated for Samsung Galaxy S9 compatibility

The Samsung Gear VR is a great Virtual Reality headset to own, it’s cheap and fun to use. Not all Samsung phones are compatible with the Gear VR though.

The Samsung phones compatible with the Gear VR 1 Samsung Gear VR

  • Galaxy Note 4
  • Galaxy Note 5
  • Galaxy S6
  • Galaxy S6 Edge
  • Galaxy S6 Edge+
  • Galaxy S7
  • Galaxy S7 Edge

The Gear VR 2/Note edition is compatible with:Samsung Gear VR 2

  • Galaxy Note 5
  • Galaxy S6
  • Galaxy S6 Edge
  • Galaxy S6 Edge+
  • Galaxy S7
  • Galaxy S7 Edge
  • Galaxy S8
  • Galaxy S8+
  • Note 8
  • Galaxy S9
  • Galaxy S9+

The Gear VR 2 has a USB-C connector instead of USB Micro-B so with devices older than the Galaxy S8 you will need an adapter in order to connect your phone to the Virtual Reality headset but it is normally included and we provide one anyway.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will only work with the new Gear VR 3 (or Galaxy Note8 edition) but the devices above will also work in the new Gear VR 3 but devices older than the S8 will need the adapter (which we include).

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