Anyone using an iPhone with a VR headset?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MartinAppleGuy, Jul 31, 2016.

  1. MartinAppleGuy macrumors 68020

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    looking to get into VR with an iPhone 5, what's the 4 inch screen of the iPhone 5 like when it comes to VR, anyone tried it?
     
  2. d4rkc4sm macrumors 6502

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    i tried on the iphone 6 and it was mediocre. the screen is not high enough resolution. the sony xperia x5 or galaxy s7 premium with their 1440p and UHD displays are better for vr.

    apple says vr is a priority but they talk BS
     
  3. MartinAppleGuy thread starter macrumors 68020

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    It's is at least usable for general YouTube viewing or would the 5 be too small? Looking to only get the cardboard at 5.99
     
  4. d4rkc4sm macrumors 6502

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    i suppose you can dip your toes in vr so for the price of google cardboard it's worth it
     
  5. bhayes444 macrumors 6502a

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    On my 6s it is usable with cardboard, but looks pretty bad. As d4rkc4sm said, it is not high enough resolution to look impressive.
     
  6. Bbqthis macrumors 6502a

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    Even with 1440p, it looks bad. I saw no significant difference in quality using an S7 vs 6S Plus for VR.
     
  7. Tom G. macrumors 68000

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    Alexrat1996 - Never is a very long time. Don't count Apple out on anything.
     
  8. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    If you type @ before his user name it will tag him.
     
  9. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    Maybe in 2017 when Apple is rumored to launch an iPhone an OLED screen and *possibly* a resolution that could support VR.
     
  10. DevNull0 macrumors 65816

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    The s7 with 1440p does look pretty bad, but it's noticeably a lot better than the 1080p 6s+.

    I'm looking forward to trying with the s8 in the spring with 4k.
     
  11. jamesrick80 macrumors 68020

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    If Apple actually was interested in VR, they would sell a bunch of headsets. No reason for them holding off on it. AR may be cool to look at, but VR is where the true fun begins.
     

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