Smart to usher in new frontier of mobile entertainment with Samsung Gear VR

Touted as the best portable VR device in the market today, the Gear VR will soon be available to Smart Postpaid subscribers on select Samsung Plans through convenient payment options.

“We are excited to bring the Gear VR soon in the Philippines as a welcome addition to our suite of meaningful and innovative products that enable subscribers to unlock the full power of their devices.

The virtual reality platform is the future of mobile entertainment, and through the Gear VR our beloved subscribers will be able to peek into that future and boost their mobile entertainment experience anytime and anywhere they want,”

said Ariel P. Fermin, Executive Vice President and Consumer Business Head at PLDT and Smart.





The Gear VR is seamlessly compatible with the latest Samsung Galaxy phones – namely the S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+ and Note 5. The device uses the handset as its processor, and displays content through a Super AMOLED screen.






By simply slipping in any compatible Samsung smartphone in front of the Gear VR lens, users can instantly transport themselves in 3D and CG animated worlds, as well as 180 or 360-degree live action scenes. The portable device features

  • a touchpad,
  • back key,
  • volume key
  • focus adjustment wheel
  • gyro
  • accelerometer
  • proximity sensors for a complete out-of-this-world experience.

Why Get One?


The Gear VR comes with pre-loaded trailers and videos, with more exciting apps and content available at the Oculus Store. Users can have loads of fun solving third-person adventure games such as Herobound: Spirit Champion and Adventure Time, or unlocking mysteries and exploring pathways with Land’s End. Shooter game fans will also have a blast with Viral, Smash Hit and Eve: Gunjack, which take users at center of the action with stunning graphics.

Users can also enjoy apps like Oculus Video and Netflix, which allow them to enjoy a virtual private theater set-up while watching their favorite films and series. With the Oculus Social app, Gear VR users from all over the world can hang out in a virtual movie theater while watching videos on Vimeo and Twitch.

Amor’s Score


Why not 9 or 10 Amor? I’m not being an expert here  but if there was no Google cardboard, I would have given this a 9 and also this is for Samsung users only. 9 because there’s nothing perfect in this world. Haha! But for gamers, I think they should really get this compared to cardboard because of the controls.

But aside from that, I’m really excited to experience watching adventure movies with a vr to finally fulfill that virtual reality feeling the 90s kid in me yearns!



Amor Urate

Amor Urate

Born and grew up in Imus, Cavite, Philippines. Third of four siblings. One of the boys but loves girly stuff as well.Freelance Web Content Analyst & Transcriber since late 2012 and now a freelance writer and founder of! Loves exploring tech stuff with the goal that one day, will be one of the people that will use technology for medicine and environmental causes.
Amor Urate