Why Galaxy Note 8 Is Best Phone for VR Yet

If you want your phone to power a VR headset, the Note 8 is sounding like a great a choice. The $930 handset isn't just compatible with Samsung's Gear VR, but also with Google's Daydream platform.

A Samsung spokesperson confirmed to 9to5 Google that the new flagship would work with Daydream out of the box. That's a lot faster than the Galaxy S8 and S8+, which each took a few months before they were compatible.

This makes the Note 8 an immediate consideration for anyone who wants to use both the Gear VR and Google Daydream headsets for a variety of games and other content.

It should be noted, however, that the Note 8 is too large to fit in the existing Gear VR, so you'll have to buy a new version launching alongside the phone. It should have no issues fitting in the Daydream View headset, though.

The Note 8 is joining a limited club of phones that support Daydream, including the S8 and S8+, Moto Z, Asus ZenFone AR and Google Pixel and Pixel XL. If Google releases a new Pixel in the coming months, that list should grow even larger.

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  • Rob1C
    The orientation of the Samsung Note 8 (and even the LG V30) Cameras in Landscape Mode is incorrect for 3D/AR/VR and use with Goggles, if you want to have depth perception.

    Notice how the Meizu Note 6 and the iPhone 8 have their Sensors oriented correctly for depth perception in Landscape Mode.
  • msiebielec
    No 4K screen no sale.