VR compatible – Virtual Reality is the use of computer technology to create a simulated environment. So user or a person can immerse and interact with 3D (three – dimensional) worlds. Although this concept is not new and it was first introduced by Google as Google Cardboard. Later many smartphone companies started manufacturing VR headset at the cheap price. 

We can experience Virtual Reality (3D world) in our smartphone all we need is VR headset and VR compatible phone. You can buy or get VR headset from Amazon or from any local market under $10. But if you’re smartphone is not VR compatible then you can’t able to watch or experience 3D. 

Now you must be thinking and many smartphones users ask “Is my phone VR compatible?” So in this article am going to tell you some easiest way to check if your phone supports VR or Not.

If you’re planning to Buy a Smartphone then you need to check these things before buy.

Requirements For Virtual Reality.
  • Gyroscope
  • Magnetic Field Sensor
  • NFC (optional)
  • Internal Compass (recommended)

These are basically sensor’s of smartphones and many smartphones don’t come with these. So if you want to experience virtual reality then don’t forget to check this sensor’s on Phone Box. Or if you’re buying Best Budget Smartphone online then check specification on GSMArena Site.

But if you already have an Android smartphone then, here are three methods to check Phone VR compatible or Not. But if you don’t have enough time to do that you can check VR compatible phones List.

Method 1: Check VR compatibility using the YouTube App.

Nowadays every smartphone comes with YouTube application if your’s not then download via Google Play. Only a few people know that we can experience 3D on YouTube Videos. And this is the first and easiest way to check If your smartphone VR Compatible.

Open YouTube Application, and use the search option and search for “360 Videos”. Now play any 360 YouTube Video and you’ll get cardboard Icon tap on it.

VR Compatible - youtube 360
VR Compatible - youtube 360 degree

Done, you have successfully enabled Google Cardboard mod. Now all you need to do is just move your smartphone around 360 degrees. If video also moves in 360 degrees then you’re good to go. And if the video doesn’t move and stay in the same direction then you’re smartphone lack of sensors.

And unfortunately, still, there is no external device available to get unavailable sensors. So you need to buy the latest smartphone with a gyroscope sensor.

Method 2: Use Sensor Box App to Check VR Support.

If you’re unable to understand how to check VR Compatible or not using YouTube App. Or I can assume that you don’t have fast internet to play and check the video. Then here is the simplest way to check, all you need a sensor Box Application.

Get Sensor Box Application.

So basically sensor box application is used to check available sensors of your smartphone. And as I mentioned the main sensor required to check is Gyroscope sensor, you can check availability using the app.

Open the app and check 6th no’s the sensor, If there is a red sign on that then Phone is not VR Compatible. And if there is no sign then you can tap and check for more confirmation.

VR Compatible - sensor box

Method 3: VR compatible Phone List.

If you’re unable to check using any of the above methods then the best option to check is VR compatible Phone List. Here is the complete list that allows you to check is your smartphone is VR compatible or not. If your smartphone is not in this list then please try the above method to check or confirm. Or, you can comment.

IS My Phone Virtual Reality Compatible?

List of the Phone that does support VR. / Gear VR or Google cardboard compatible phones.

Note: These Smartphones and iPhone come with the required sensor. But, It could possible that some VR doesn’t work properly because of smartphone bezels.

Xiaomi: VR Supported Mobile List.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro Xiaomi Mi CC9 Xiaomi Mi 9T
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro Xiaomi Redmi K20 Xiaomi Mi CC9e Xiaomi Mi 9
Xiaomi Pocophone F1 Xiaomi Mi 9 SE Xiaomi Mi A2 (Mi 6X) Xiaomi Black Shark 2
Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite (Redmi 6 Pro) Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite Xiaomi Redmi Note 7S Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro
Xiaomi Mi8 Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Xiaomi Redmi Y3
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Xiaomi Mi Pay Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus (Redmi Note 5)
Xiaomi Mi A1 (Mi 5X) Xiaomi Mi Max 3 Xiaomi Redmi 2 Xiaomi Redmi 3S
Xiaomi Redmi 4 (4X) Xiaomi Mi 5 Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro
Xiaomi Redmi S2 (Redmi Y2) Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer Xiaomi Redmi 3 Xiaomi Redmi 5
Xiaomi Redmi 3 Pro Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
Xiaomi Mi Max Xiaomi Mi Note 3 Xiaomi Redmi 4A Xiaomi Mi 4i
Xiaomi Black Shark Xiaomi Mi  3 Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S Xiaomi Mi 4C
Xiaomi Mi 8 SE Xiaomi Mi 4  Xiaomi Mi 6 Xiaomi Mi Max 2
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 Xiaomi Redmi 1S Xiaomi Mi Mix Xiaomi Redmi Y1 (Note 5A)
Xiaomi Mi Note 2 Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime Xiaomi Black Shark Helo Xiaomi Redmi Note
Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime Xiaomi Redmi pro 2 Xiaomi Mi 5s Xiomi Mi Norte
Xiaomi Redmi 3s Prime Xiaomi Redmi Pro Xiaomi Mi 9X Xiaomi  Redmi Note 4 (Mediatek)
Xiaomi Redmi 3X Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer
Samsung: VR Compatible Smartphone List
Samsung A50 Samsung A70 Samsung A20 Samsung A80
Samsung Galaxy S10+ Samsung Galaxy M40 Samsung Galaxy S10 Samsung Galaxy S8
Samsung Galaxy M20 Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Samsung Galaxy S10e Samsung Galaxy M30
Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ Samsung Galaxy A40 Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) Samsung Galaxy S7 Samsung Galaxy S10 5G Samsung Galaxy S9
Samsung Galaxy A60 Samsung Galaxy S9+ Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Samsung Galaxy S6
Samsung Galaxy S8+ Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Samsung Galaxy S5 Samsung Galaxy Note 4
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) Samsung Galaxy J6+ Samsung Galaxy J7 pro
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Samsung Galaxy J4+ Samsung Galaxy Fold Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) Samsung Galaxy A6+ (2018) Samsung Galaxy A6 Samsung I9500 Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy A8s Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy A8 star (A9 Star) Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) Samsung Galaxy Note 7
Samsung Galaxy Note II N7100 Samsung Galaxy Note Edge Samsung Galaxy J3(2018) Samsung Galaxy J7 (2018)
Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 Samsung Galaxy Note FE Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy A6s Samsung Galaxy Grand I9082 Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Samsung Galaxy J7 Max
Samsung Galaxy Alpha Samsung I9505 Galaxy S4 Samsung I9190 Galaxy S4 Mini Samsung I8190 Galaxy S III mini
Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro Samsung Galaxy S Light Luxury Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo
Realme: VR Supported Phone List.
Realme X Realme 3 Pro Realme 2 Pro Realme 1
Nokia: VR Compatible Smartphone List.
Nokia 9 PureView Nokia X71 Nokia 6.1 Plus (Nokia X6) Nokia 8.1 (Nokia X7)
Nokia 7.1 Nokia 7 Plus Nokia 6.1 Nokia 5.1 Plus (Nokia X5)
Nokia  6 Nokia 3.1 C Nokia 3.1 Plus Nokia 8
Nokia 5.1 Nokia 3.1 Nokia 3.1 A Nokia 5
Nokia 8.1 Plus Nokia 3 Nokia 8 Sirocco Nokia 7
OnePlus: VR Compatible Phone List.
OnePlus X OnePlus One OnePlus 2 OnePlus 3
OnePlus 3T OnePlus 5 OnePlus 5T OnePlus 6
OnePlus 6T OnePlus 6T McLaren OnePlus 7 OnePlus 7 Pro /7 Pro 5G
Apple: VR Compatible iPhone List.
Apple iPhone 7 Apple iPhone 7 Plus Apple iPhone 6s Apple iPhone XS Max
Apple iPhone X Apple iPhone 6 Apple iPhone XR Apple iPhone 8 Plus
Apple iPhone 6s Plus Apple iPhone XS Apple iPhone 5s Apple iPhone SE
Apple iPhone 8 Apple iPhone 6 Plus Apple iPhone 5 Apple iPhone 4s
Apple iPhone 5c Apple iPhone 4
Google: VR Compatible Smartphones. 
Google Pixel 3a Google Pixel 3 Google Pixel 3a Xl Google Pixel
Google Pixel 3 XL Google Pixel XL Google Pixel 2 XL Google Pixel 2
LG: Virtual Reality Compatible Smartphone List.
LG W30 LG G6 LG V50 ThinQ 5G LG G8 ThinQ
LG G8s ThinQ LG W10 LG G7 ThinQ LG V30
LG V20 LG G5 LG V40 ThinQ LG G4
LG G3 LG V10 LG Q6 LG V35 ThinQ
LG Nexus 5X LG Q7 LG Q Stylo 4 LG Nexus 5
LG G7 One LG G2 LG V30S ThinQ LG G7 Fit
LG Q9 LG Q Stylus LG Q 8 LG Stylus 3
LG G5 SE LG Nexus 4 E960 LG Stylo 3 Plus LG G Flex 2
LG G Pro 2 LG G Flex LG X power 2 LG Q8 (2017)
LG G3 (CDMA) LG G3 Screen LG G3 A LG X Mach
Lenovo: VR Supported Devices. 
Lenovo Z6 Pro Lenovo Z6 Pro 5G Lenovo Vibe K4 Note Lenovo P2
Lenovo Z5s Lenovo K6 Note Lenovo K8 Note Lenovo K5 note
Lenovo Z5 Pro Lenovo ZUK Z2 Lenovo Z5 Pro GT Lenovo K6 Power
Lenovo A7000 Plus Lenovo S5 Pro GT Lenovo K8 Plus Lenovo Vibe P1 Turbo
Lenovo Zuk Z1 Lenovo Phab 2 Lenovo Phab 2 Plus Lenovo Phab 2 Pro
Lenovo Vibe X S960 Lenovo Vibe X3 Lenovo K8 Lenovo Vobe Z2 / ZUK Edge
Oppo: VR Compatible Phones.
Oppo Reno 10x Zoom Oppo K3 Oppo A3s Oppo Reno Z
Oppo Reno Oppo F9 (F9 Pro) Oppo F7 Oppo Find X
Oppo Reno 5G Oppo A9 Oppo A9x Oppo K1
Oppo R9s Oppo F3 Plus Oppo R15 Pro Oppo A3
Oppo A7x Oppo Find 7 / 7a Oppo R15x Oppo Find X Lamborghini
Oppo R9 Plus Oppo R15 Oppo R11 Oppo R9s Plus
Oppo Find 7a Oppo R11s Oppo Find 5 Oppo N1
Oppo R11/R11s Plus Oppo N3 Oppo R3
Vivo: VR Supported Smartphones
Vivo Z1 pro Vivo iQOO Neo Vivo V15 Pro Vivo V15
Vivo S1 Pro Vivo Z5x Vivo Y95 Vivo iQOO
Vivo V9 Vivo X27 Pro Vivo Y71 Vivo Nex Dual Display
Vivo X27 Vivo V7+ Vivo Nex S Vivo V3
Vivo V9 Vivo V5 plus Vivo V3 Max Vivo V9 Youth
Vivo Nex A Vivo Z1  Lite Vivo X6 Vivo X7
Vivo X3S Vivo Z3i Vivo X7 Plus Vivo X20
Vivo X5 Max Vivo X20 Plus Vivo X play 6 Vivo X5
Vivo XShot Vivo Y27 Vivo X play 5 Vivo X Play 3S
Vivo X Play 5 Elite Vivo X6S Vivo X6S Plus Vivo X6 Plus
Micromax Infinity N12 Micromax Infinity N11
Motorola VR Headset Compatible Smartphones.
Motorola One Vision Motorola Moto Z4 Motorola Moto G7 Power Motorola Moto G7 Plus
Motorola Moto G7 Motorola Moto G6 Motorola One (P30 Play) Motorola One Power (P30 Note)
Motorola Moto G7 Play Motorola Moto G4 Plus Motorola Moto X4 Motorola Moto G4
Motorola Nexus 6 Motorola Moto G5/ G5s Plus Motorola Moto Z3 Motorola Moto Z3 Play
Motorola Moto Z Play Motorola Moto Z2 Play Motorola Moto M Motorola Droid Turbo 2
Motorola Z2 Force Motorola DROID Turbo Motorola X Style Motorola Moto Z Force
Motorola One Action Motorola Moto X Motorola P30 Motorola P40
Honor: VR Compatible Smartphone List.
Honor 8X Honor 20 Pro Honor View 20 Honor 20
Honor Play Honor 10 Honor 8 Honor 8X Max
Honor 7/7A Honor Note 10 Honor 9 Honor  View 10
Honor Magic 2 Honor Magic 2 3D Honor 6 Honor 8 Pro
Honor  Note 8 Honor 6 Plus Honor 7i Honor V8 & Magic
Huawei: Virtual Reality Headset Supported Smartphone
Huawei P30 Pro Huawei P30 Lite Huawei nova 5i Pro Huawei Y9 Prime (2019)
Huawei P30 Huawei Y9 (2019) Huawei nova 5 Pro Huawei Mate 20 Pro
Huawei Nova 3i Huawei Nova 5 Huawei P20 lite (2019) Huawei P20 Pro
Huawei Mate 20 X (5G) Huawei P20 Lite Huawei Mate 20 / 20 Lite Huawei Mate X / 20 X
Huawei P20 Huawei nova 3 /4 / 4e Huawei P Smart Z Huawei P8/ P9 / P9 Plus
Huawei Mate 10 Pro Huawei Nexus 6 P Huawei P10 / P10 Lite / P10 Plus Huawei Y Max
Huawei Mate 9 Huawei Mate 8 Huawei Y9 Huawei Enjoy 9s

 

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