Do you know what are the top 10 budget VR headsets? Do you find yourself in confusion when selecting a VR headset?
Well, we have an appropriate list that will answer your questions of getting a good budget VR headset. We have a list that will tell you the top 10 budget VR headsets but also, the list will not compromise VR experience at the expense of money.
The price for VR head mounted display starts from initial $20 up to $5000. But, should you know the needs that may suffice your VR experience; you can save a lot of money. Here is our list of ranked top 10 budgets VR headsets that you can buy in 2017.
VR Head mounted displays have variable price, which is mainly due to user-application. If you look forward to play AAA video games in VR experience, than it is impossible to find a VR under $100.
But, if you want VR experience toned down to mobile headsets to play games, browse phone, or watch movies on your iOS or android, then under $100 there is a lot of room. Our list is based on the end-user application of VR experience while keeping the budget a primary focus of the list.
10 Best Budget VR Headsets for 2017
- PlayStation VR (PSVR)
- LG 360 VR
- Samsung Gear
- Joso Z4
- iDudu VR
- Pasonomi 3D VR
- JHM 3D VR II
10. PlayStation VR (PSVR)
PSVR head mounted display (HMD) is for the people who want to enjoy the console or multi platform video games. It is not a VR HMD for mobile applications. The headset is the best value in its lineup, giving you perfect quality but at the expense of money. Since, the headset is designed for AAA video games that alone cost $60, the PSVR costs around $399. Due to high price point we place it on number 10 in our Top 10 Budget VR headsets.
Still, if you want to have a AAA video game experience in VR, PSVR is the only budget option you can get. Other hardware includes Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, designed for PC only. HTC Vive and Oculus Rift will surely deliver the quality of PSVR but it will go above your budget, crossing $500.
PSVR released October 13, 2016, headset dimensions include Approx. 187×185×277 mm (width × height × length). It weighs approximately 610 grams excluding the cable. The panel resolution is 1920×RGB×1080 with 120Hz, 90Hz refresh rate. The screen is 5.7 inches with approximately 100 degrees field of view.
09. LG 360 VR
Next in our top 10 budget VR headsets list includes a mobile headset with 3D games support. This VR is suited best for mobile devices only. It is a good VR experience but at the expense of budget as it will cost you $110. Also, a drawback of this VR is that it can only be used with LG G5 by the dedicated application only. Due to restricted usage to one device, we place LG 360 at number 09 in our Top 10 Budget VR headsets list.
Spec wise, LG 360 VR has 80° Horizontal field of view with 6-axis Gyro & Accelerometer Proximity Sensor. It weighs 116.233 grams with a display screen of 1.88″ IPS LCD x 2 EA, 920 x 720 per Eye.
08. Samsung gear VR
The Samsung Gear VR costs you $100 and it is strictly for mobile headset VR experience only. The Head mounted display is limited to certain Samsung devices, which are Galaxy S7, S7 edge, Note5, S6 edge+, S6 and S6 edge. You will not be able to use Samsung Gear VR on other devices than the listed ones. Due to high price point and limitation to certain Samsung devices, we place it on number 08 in our Top 10 Budget VR headsets list.
Spec wise it contains 101 degree field of view with Gyrometer, Accelerator and Proximity sensors. Dimension wise, it is 207.8 x 122.5 x 98.6 mm and weighs 345 grams or 312 grams without front cover.
(now on sale for $14.98)
Bolkin 3D VR is also another addition to mobile VR headset experience. However, Bolkin 3D VR is best suited for watching movies with VR. It is not for gaming purpose on iOS, android and PC phones series. Also, it costs $60 on amazon and it is great price if you look forward to buy a VR HMD exclusively for movies only. Currently, Bolkin 3D VR is on sale at amazon.com for $14.98, which makes it a pretty sweet deal. Number 07 place is won by Bolkin in our Top 10 Budget VR headsets list.
Spec wise, Bolkin 3D VR can handle recommended phones with 4.7-6.0 inches of screen sizes only. The screen glass is made of anti blue light tempered glass. The maximum length and width must be 154mm*82mm.
LUPHIE 3D VR headset is priced at $50 at amazon.com and it comes next to Bolkin 3D VR budget wise. LUPHIE 3D VR is compatible for 4.7-6.2 inches of phone screens. The VR headset is compatible with iOS, Android and Windows smartphones. LUPHIE stands at number 06 in our Top 10 Budget VR headsets list.
Spec wise, it comes with HIFI headphones with high-fidelity sound quality making it a sound proof experience with 360 surround sound. It has adjustable focus and pupil distance. It has HD 8 layer nano coating optical resin lenses.
05. Joso Z4
Joso Z4 is a value product with budget VR experience and quality, both in a single purchase. It costs $45.50 at amazon.com and may go for sale some time soon. It has an additional feature of one key answering of phone calls and volume control key.
Spec wise, it comes with 120 degree field of view with 35mm focus, showing real view. It has 3D sound effect with built-in stretchable high-fidelity earphones. Flexible wear and light weight with T-shaped straps over head. It sports high-definition optical resin lenses with 42mm diameter. It has adjustable pupil distance and focal distance.
04. iDudu VR
Our number 04 product in top 10 budget VR headsets is iDudu VR, which costs simple $40. The VR hardware is strictly for mobile headsets only. It comes with stretchable exterior headphones making a good audio surround sound experience.
Spec wise, it comes with 42mm oversized lens with pupil and focal distance adjustments at a range of 58mm-68mm. It has comfortable and flexible head mounted wear, with three adjustable straps with a nose bridge in front for extra comfortable feeling.
Homido VR is priced at $119 but it is a best buy that is currently at sale for just $33.50 at amazon.com for a limited time. It comes with a package of quality VR experience within budget price. It will suffice your VR experience needs without shelling out extra money. It is again exclusively designed for mobile headsets only.
Recommended specs are 4-6 inches of phone screen. Capable of 360-degree video playing and gaming feature. It has 100-degree field of view with custom designed VR lenses.
02 Pasonomi 3D VR
Pasonomi 3D VR costs $30 at amazon.com and it offers good experience of VR for iOS and Android system software. It is a great VR headset keeping in consideration the budget and quality parameters.
Spec wise, it comes with wide compatibility and supports phones with screen size varying from 4.0 to 6.0 inches of smartphones. It has pupil distance and focal distance adjustments at a range of 55mm – 75mm. It has 263 grams of weight but the comfortable sponge area for face makes it comfortable for longer hours. It reduces 30% pressure to the eyes. It has more than 300+ dedicated apps across iOS and Android.
01. JHM 3D VR II
It is the value budget, quality proof and easy to carry VR hardware. It does not require any need of software. It offers good VR support for movies and mobile video games. This headset is limited for mobile headset devices only. It costs $14 at amazon.com. Another great feature about this budget VR product is that it supports screen size starting from 3.5 inches to 6 inches of a smartphone.
It is easy to carry, easy to use, with great 3D picture quality with adjustable pupil and focal distance adjustments. It weighs 454.5 grams with 7.9 x 5.7 x 4.9 inches as product dimensions.