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How to check if your phone supports Virtual Reality headset

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Few days back, we wrote about article about best low-cost virtual reality headsets in India. All those VR headsets use smartphone as a display device. But, it is worth to note that you cannot use all the devices in that VR display. Your smartphone must support the Virtual Reality thing in order to use as a display in those VR headsets.

If you are planning to buy a virtual reality headset that users smartphone as display, it is worth to check if your phone supports Virtual Reality headset. In this post, we are adding few ways to check if your phone supports Virtual Reality headset.

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Also see: 5 Best Virtual Reality Headset Under Rs. 3000 in India

Requirements

Before you check the support for your phone, you should know the basic requirements in a phone to support virtual reality headset. Phone should have Gyroscope sensor for any VR apps to work in it. Other important things are Magnetic Field Sensor and Internal Compass.

How to check if your phone supports Virtual Reality headset

These are few ways to check if your phone supports virtual reality.

1. Freefly VR

Freefly VR is a website which has compiled the list of smartphones which are compatible to VR headsets. You can check this website to see if your smartphone is listed there. In case, your smartphone is not listed, you can still have a chance. So, try the next way.

Freefly VR

2. Google Cardboard or other apps to check

Open Play Store and search for ‘Cardboard’ app by Google. This app comes with demo of virtual reality. If your phone is compatible this app, your phone will support virtual reality headset. To be more sure, you can also test with other third-party apps like SensorBox and VR Checker.

With these two methods, you can easily check if your phone supports Virtual reality headsets. Another good way to check is the ability to play 360 degree videos. If your phone supports 360 degree videos on YouTube and Facebook, your phone will also support virtual reality headsets.

If you have any confusion, you can ask me in comments.


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Deepika Singh
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Deepika Singh is a tech enthusiast. She likes to play mobile games and capture beautiful moments from her mobile phone. She writes about mobile app and when not working, you will find her watching movies or sleeping.

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