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Samsung Gear VR headsets transform virtual worlds into reality. The handheld VR controller seamlessly responds to your body’s natural movements, from turning and grabbing to pointing and lifting. No matter which Gear VR with controller you have, it will deliver the best performance when paired with a compatible Galaxy phone.

Note: Due to size, the S10 5G and Galaxy Fold do not support the Gear VR.

Differences between the two types of Gear VR with controller

There are actually two different Gear VR headsets: the one that was released with the S8 (SM-R324) and the one released with the Note8 (SM-R325). Both headsets give you an amazing VR experience, but they do have some differences.

SM-R325 (Note8 Edition)

  • This Gear VR Headset is compatible with the Note8 and earlier phones back to the Galaxy S6.

  • The volume adjustment rocker has been removed from SM-R325. You can still easily adjust the volume with the controller or from the phone.

  • The locking mechanism on the Note8 Edition (SM-R325) has been upgraded to allow for easier installation and removal of your Galaxy phone from the headset.

SM-R324 (S8 Edition)

  • The Gear VR with controller (SM-R324) is compatible back to Galaxy S6, but is not compatible with Note8.

  • SM-R324 has a volume adjustment rocker located on the side of the headset.

Use Gear VR with controller with Galaxy Note9 or S10

To use the current version of the Gear VR (SM-R325NZVAXAR) with your Galaxy Note9 or S10, you will need a special adapter for your specific phone model. This is to help accommodate the large size of these phones.

If you are a Galaxy Note9 or S10 owner and don't have an adapter, please call 1-800-SAMSUNG. You may be able to receive one free of charge.

Gear VR adapter

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