I cant really advise on which one to get (sorry) however I will say one thing... and to me this seems mind numbingly obvious however after reading one user who has written his rather scathing thoughts on where VR is at today and the future of VR, basically telling folk its too early, dont bother buying yet........ and it turns out he has not even tried a rift CV1 or a vive Soi will say this.
DO NOT judge VR as a whole based on your experiences in google cardboard or even gear VR.
I aint saying dont give them a go, i am certain there will be interesting experiences on them... but they are not the full fat VR experience.
IMO VR needs some key ingredients, and imo the only devices currently to offer them all are both the rift and the vive.
a decent quality high resolution screen (vive/rift is not perfect but its a decent minimal level right now)
6 DOF tracking (only the rift and vive offer this AFAIK)
as little screen door effect as possible. (& is why the rift DK2 falls a little short with CV1 the leader)
a decent level of compute behind it.
a good field of view (something the rift *just* manages and the vive a little better still)
manage expectations accordingly.... the vive and the rift are the best complete packages and even then each are a little lacking in different areas... but both are better than any other solution currently out there.
Sorry guys completely forgot about this thread.
To answer the man question I've got a samsung s8 which should be perfect for vr
Not looking to spend the earth in fact cheaper as poss but I know this will not be the best vr experience.
Just don't have the time or money to spend on a proper vr kit not to mention the pc or lappy either
Going to give it a couple weeks and see what come up for sale