With the fast-growing technological advancements present in today’s generation, Virtual Reality or VR is a must for anyone who wants to have a surreal and enjoyable experience – may it be in a form of a game or any activities – without actually doing any actions in real-life. Wear a VR headset and you are set to discover possibilities and innovative ways through an almost parallel universe.

Thriving with Samsung and Google as its pioneers – mobile VR is making its way evident in the market. Using the newest generation of smartphones, you can now easily have your VR experience at the comfort of your home, on your way to your work, anytime anywhere.

To get started, you’ll need two things: a VR headset and a compatible smartphone. Now how would you know if your phone is VR-ready? You can easily check via the VR checker app on Google Play Store. Here, it will tell you if your device is VR compatible together with other information like device name, screen resolution, screen size, etc.

Using Google Daydream View – a soft, lightweight fabric headset that’s easy-to-wear which comes with an expressive controller – you can now fully enjoy the whole VR experience. You can now dream with your eyes open and explore the world of virtual reality wherever you are.

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On the other hand, Samsung Gear VR is a groundbreaking VR technology that combines a lightweight, wireless headset and any compatible Samsung Galaxy phones to experience an awesome mobile immersion to the next level. Hand-in-hand with the Oculus app, you can hang out with your friends, discover great content, and see what is happening around you.

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Google Pixel XL and Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are the top picks for best mobile VR experiences merely because of their powerful processors, good screen display, high-definition resolution, long battery life, RAM, and enough memory to contain the files and metadata.

Google Pixel XL is the latest of Google’s flagships, one of the few phones on the market which is compatible to company’s Daydream VR platform. The Pixel XL’s Snapdragon 821 processor and 2560×1440 display serve up a crisp but equally smooth VR experience.

Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ on the other hand has an impressive “infinity” display and a Snapdragon 835 processor which is the most capable you can buy in an Android phone – works perfectly with the Gear VR.

It’s an exciting new era for Virtual Reality on smartphones. Consider these items for you to experience an awesome VR escapade!