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 Phone is VR compatible or not using YouTube.

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 at 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 gyroscope sensor.

Method 2: Check VR Compatible or not using Apps.

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 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: Check VR compatible phones 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 above method to check or confirm.

IS My Phone Virtual Reality Compatible?

VR compatible Phone List.

Asus Padfone Infinity Huawei Nexus 6P Meizu MX5 M575 Sony Xperia Z3
Apple iPhone 6 Plus Huawei Honor 8 Meitu M6 SoftBank Sharp AQUOS PHONE Xx3 mini
Huawei GX8 LTE LYF Water 10 Sharp Aquos L Huawei P9
Apple iPhone 6s Plus Huawei Mate 9 Meizu m3 note Sony Xperia Z2
Apple iPhone 7 / Plus Huawei Mate S Meizu m3s / m3x Sony Xperia Z2a
Apple iPhone 6s Huawei Mate 8 Meizu m1 note Sony Xperia M5
Asus Padfone X Huawei Nova Meizu MX5e Sony Xperia Z3+
Asus ZenFone 2 Huawei P8 Meizu Pro 5 M576 Sony Xperia Z4
Asus ZenFone AR Hyundai Aero Plus Micromax E484 Canvas 6 Pro Sony Xperia Z5
Asus ZenFone Selfie iNew V3 Micromax Yu Yureka S TD-LTE Dual SIM Vertu Aster Chevron LTE
Asus ZenFone Zoom Infinix X552 ZERO 3 Mogu M5 Vertu Signature Touch for Bentley
Blu Life Pure XL InFocus Bingo 10 Motorola DROID Maxx Xiaomi Redmi 1s
Blu Pure XL InFocus Bingo 20 LTE Motorola DROID MAXX 2 Xiaomi Redmi 3
Blu Vivo 4.8 HD InFocus Bingo 21 LTE Motorola DROID Turbo XLTE Xiaomi Redmi 3s
Blue Life One X2 InFocus IN610 Motorola DROID ULTRA MAXX Xiaomi Note 4
BQ Aquaris E5s iOcean X8 Motorola Moto X XT1060 Xiaomi Note 1
BQ Aquaris M5 Jiayu G4 Flagship Motorola New Moto G Xiaomi Note 1s
Coolpad MAX Jiayu G6 32GB NTT DoCoMo Fujitsu Arrows Xiaomi Note 2
Elephone P9000 Jiayu S3 OnePlus 2 Global Xiaomi Note 3
Elephone R9 Jiayu S3+ OnePlus One A0001 Xiaomi Mi 4c
Elephone Vowney Karbonn Quattro L52 VR OnePlus X, OnePlus 5, OnePlus 3T Xiaomi Mi 4s
GiONEE Elife S6s Karbonn Titanium S19 Oppo A30 / OnePlus X E1000 Xiaomi Mi Note Pro
GiONEE M6 Kogan Agora 4G Oppo Find 7 X9077 TD-LTE Xiaomi Mi3
GiONEE M6 Plus Kogan Agora 6 Plus Oppo R9 Xiaomi Mi4 4G
Google Nexus 6 Lava Xolo Black Oppo R9 Plus Xiaomi Mi5
Google Pixel Phone LeEco X502 Panasonic Eluga I3 ZTE Axon A1
Google Pixel XL Phone Lenovo IdeaPhone K910 Panasonic Toughpad FZ-N1 ZTE Blade S6
Hewlett-Packard Slate 6 Lenovo K4 Note Polytron P520 Prime 7s ZTE Blade S7
HTC 10 Evo Lenovo K920 Vibe Z2 Pro QiKU Phone 360 F4 ZTE Blade V Plus
HTC Bolt Lenovo Lemon X3 Lite RIM BlackBerry DTEK60 ZTE Mono MO-01J
HTC Butterfly S Lenovo Vibe K4 RIM BlackBerry Priv ZTE Nubia Prague S
HTC Desire Eye LG G4 Samsung Galaxy Alpha ZTE Nubia Z11 Mini
HTC One 801e LG G5 Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 ZTE Nubia Z7 Mini
HTC One 802w LG K Series Escape 3 Samsung Galaxy Note 3 ZTE Nubia Z9
HTC One A9 LG K Series Phoenix 2 GoPhone Samsung Galaxy Note 4 ZTE Small Fresh 4
HTC One E8 LG K10 Samsung Galaxy Note 5 ZTE Zmax pro
HTC One E9 LG K8 Samsung Galaxy Note Edge ZUK Z2151 Edge
HTC One E9 Plus LG K8V Samsung Galaxy S4 Gionee S9
HTC One E9s LG L5000 Samsung Galaxy S5 Redmi Note 3
HTC One M8 LG Q Series Q10 Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Redmi Note 4
HTC One M9 LG Stylus 2 Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport OnePlus 5
HTC One M9+ / One M9 Plus LG Stylus 3
Samsung Galaxy S6 Active
One Plus 3T
HTC One Max 803s LG V10 Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Huawei Ascend Mate7
HTC One ME LG V20 Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ Huawei Honor 3X G750
HTC One X9 LG X Series X Cam Samsung Galaxy S7 .Huawei Ascend P6 S
Huawei Ascend Mate 2 Linshof i8 Samsung Galaxy S7 Active Huawei Mate 9 Pro
Huawei G7 Plus LYF Earth 2 Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge LG G3 Dual-LTE
Asus Zenfone 2 Laser ZE550KL Vivo V1 Max Vivo Y67 VIVO V5