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In late July 2018, tech giant Google announced a new and interesting version of its popular Chrome web browser. Google Chrome VR has been developed specifically for the Daydream mobile launcher and platform, which means that it supports an enhanced experience to enjoy virtual reality content. Even though the standard Chrome mobile app can be used on smartphones inserted into a Daydream or cardboard viewer, the new browser offers advanced features such as VR cinema mode and gesture support.

Some mobile devices are better than others when it comes to delivering the Chrome VR browsing experience. Here are five smartphones you may want to choose for VR enjoyment:

Moto Z2 Force

Moto Z2 Force

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There was a time when Motorola was synonymous with mobile phone technology; after all, this American company is credited with introducing the first commercial cell phones in the 1980s. These days, Motorola keeps a lower profile, but it still releases products such as the Moto Z2 Force, a truly smart phone that is modular and boasts a hardware configuration powerful enough to support VR apps.

Google Pixel XL

Google Pixel XL

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Since Google is a leader in VR development, it stands to reason that its smartphones can handle platforms such as Cardboard and Daydream. The key feature of the Pixel XL is its ultra-high resolution and advanced processor.

Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung Galaxy S8

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The processing power of the Galaxy S8 makes it the most advanced Android handset in the market. Since VR digital content requires considerable computing resources for a smooth experience, the Galaxy S8 is certainly up to the task; plus, it supports Samsung’s proprietary Gear VR platform.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Samsung Galaxy Note 8/9

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This smartphone is essentially the same as the Galaxy S8, albeit larger, blockier and heavier. The Note 8 fits better in the Gear VR viewer than in Google’s Daydream or Cardboard, but the experience is just as good as the S8. The Note 8 is expensive, but it is a favorite smartphone among tech-savvy users who can transform it into a full desktop PC that can even run Linux.

LG V30

LG V30

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This is an affordable handset that can easily handle Google Chrome VR, Cardboard, and Daydream. The LG V3 Plus is a larger and nicer version.

In the end, if you do not want to miss out on the exciting developments of the VR world but are not ready for a bulky headset, you will want to choose a smartphone that can handle this emerging platform.

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