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Will Cardboard work with my phone?

Cardboard works with most modern Android phones. Phones need to be running Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) or above. Ideally they should support NFC too. Here is a list of the phones we've tested that are compatible with Cardboard.

Fully compatible

◦ Google Nexus 4 and 5

◦ Motorola Moto X*

◦ Samsung Galaxy S4 and S5

◦ Samsung Galaxy Nexus

 

 Partially compatible

                 Magnetic input not working

                  ▪ HTC One

                  ▪ Motorola Moto G

                 Magnetic input not working & headtracking/rendering issues

                  ▪ Samsung Galaxy S3

23 Comments

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    Matthew John Zeigler

    Which "HTC One" ?  Since there are several, which versions are having issues?

    Have you tested the HTC M8?

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    Macy

    Hey Matthew- It's the  HTC ONE M7 version that works with the VR kit. If you have any other questions, please reach out to our support desk at thenest@dodocase.com.

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    William Cohen

    It will not work with the Galaxy S4 because the phone will not fit in the case.

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    William Cohen

    I apologize - it does work.

    I thought the phone went inside the case, but I was a stupid moron.

    It works fine

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    Peter

    I was able to make the magnetic input work with an HTC One M7 by taping the magnet to the upper left corner of the NFC tag.  Be careful to protect the phone from scratches. ( I leave it in a thin case which also keeps it from slipping out the side.)  The magnet holds the washer to the front of the viewer where it can be reached with the left index finger.  Slide it down to click.  I may make an oval guide like the one on the side, but it's not really needed.

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    Peter

    HTC One M7 washer/magnet location.

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    Shaun McCloud

    Does anyone know if the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will fit in the case?

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    Lo Yuka

    note 2 and 3 are too big to fit in cardboard.

    everything bigger than 5.5 inches are too big. Moreover their side button are in contact with cardboard and activate the click everytime.

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    Luke and Emma dating

    Does the nexus 6 work? I know it won't fit but there are bigger versions

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    Herry Akbar

    What my about my phone? Xiaomi redmi note. Does it work? If no, what should i do? Please....

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    Isaac Savill

    Does the Samsung s4 mini work with it. It runs on version 4.4.2 and supports NFC. Thanks.

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    Garrison Dyer

    I have a Samsung Galaxy Nexus i515, and I cannot use the "Coardboard Demos" app that lets you use Google Earth (etc…) when you open the Coardboard app. To be clear, I have installed the Cardboard app, but when I try to click on the "Cardboard Demos", I get an error message saying

    "Cardboard demo file missing

    Please uninstall the cardboard app, ensure there are at least 200 MB free in the SD card and reinstall it from the Play Store."

    There is no SD card for Samsung Galaxy Nexus phones. I've ensured there's enough free storage space, I've uninstalled and reinstalled, I've done a factory reset on the phone…. all to no avail.

    Can someone please clarify what's going on? It says up above that my phone model is fully compatible. I'd really love to use this in my middle school science classroom for my students to use.

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    Srikanth Bharadwaj

    Hi I have a HTC desire 820 phone and this phone doesn't have a built-in NFC. I downloaded the Cardboard app but it doesn't seem to work. The menu list does not scroll through when i move phone putting into the Cardboard VR kit. What is the issue? Does the phone need to have NFC to support this app ?

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    Hayden Walker

    Will my LG G3 Beat work with the cardboard?

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    Hayden Walker

    Will my LG G3 Beat work with the cardboard?

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    Yusuf IBO

    does the Zenfon 4 work for it? Thanks

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    Johnny Savage Undead

    I have a blu G phone and Google play says itit won't work for my device can some one help?

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    Aston Culf

    Moto G 2013 not the best Head Tracking-wise, does anyone know if the HTC One X works?

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    Dimitar Minchev

    Will it work with Lenovo A2010-a because the YouTube 360° only works when touching with the finger.

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    Tommy Golding

    Does it work with an Apple device? Because the Google Cardboard app is on the Apple App Store

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    jeff landry

    my alcatel one touch isn't combatable with google cardboard is their something I can do to make it ?

     

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    Steve Weber

    Will VR work with the HTC One X? Above it says that it has  Magnetic input not working on the HTC One.  How about the HTC One X?

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    Chris S

    will Google Cardboard work with my Motorola phone??? ... it's a Droid Turbo 2 ...

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