If you are a VR lover, you cannot afford to miss this blogpost because here we are going to talk about the three indispensable features that you need to check before you spend money buying your smartphone.

DISCLAIMER: Here, we are not going to use any scientific jargon to brag our knowledge on science and technology. Let’s stick to the language that even a school going VR enthusiast can understand too.


Smartphones normally have an Accelerometer and Gyro sensor within its hardware. These two combine to provide the info on the orientation of your phone. Accelerometer detects the linear movement and Gyro detects and  tracks the rotation and twist of your phone.

Wonder why do you need this in VR?

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Watching the 360° shots and videos you see the 360° view due to gyro sensor only. If your mobile comes without it, nothing can fill in its shoes (not even any application). Better be careful when you buy your smartphone.

If any smartphone has no Gyro sensor, you can simply watch any (non-VR and non- 360°) image or video (like 2D and 3D movies) on your phone with your headset on, though it does give you a cinema – like experience.


Most of the smartphones come equipped with Magnetometer or compass in itself. It provides the mobile phones the orientation in relation to the Earth’s magnetic field, meaning it helps the phone to read where the North lies and maps become legible to your mobile phone. Thus, your phone always knows which way is North so it can auto rotate your digital maps depending on your physical orientation.

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In your VR headset, this enables user interface. As most of the VR headsets are inspired by Google Cardboard which uses magnetic trigger to interact with VR replacing the mouse pointer there.

If in any case your mobile phone is without this feature, you still watch VR and 360-degree images and videos but all that content that demands your participation for instance games will remain out of bounds for you.

Well, you can fix this problem. Get a BLUETOOTH REMOTE CONTROL.
Connect it to your smartphone via Bluetooth and enjoy the fun of immersion to the fullest.

You can easily buy the remote from Auravr website or Amazon.

Screen Size

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The ideal screen size for a perfect VR experience is 5.5″. Make sure your smartphone’s screen size is anything between 5″-5.5″.

GetVR  suggests you to check the mobile phone’s specifications at gsmarena.com.  Get the right specifications in your smartphone and enjoy the magic of immersion.



Image Credits: Google Images

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