Samsung has officially unveiled the Galaxy Note 8 and that means there are at least a couple of people who are wondering what the switch to this new phone means for your existing experience. If you have a Galaxy S7, is this the big upgrade you were hoping for? Our friends at Android Central are looking into all the reasons to consider upgrading from a smartphone perspective, but if you’re into the Gear VR or Daydream experience your current phone is capable of, there are a few things you need to know about this new note. .

This processor though

Galaxy Note 8 will save you from any problems related to phone overheating in virtual reality. In addition to a larger body that dissipates heat, the phone features an impressive new Snapdragon 835 processor with Samsung’s equally impressive cooling system. This cooling system delivered some impressive results with the Galaxy S8 released earlier this year, and this more powerful processor will ensure longer battery life and your phone is nowhere near as warm as other Gear VR devices from the past.

Bottom line? If you’re seeing an overheating warning with this phone in Gear VR, it’s probably because you’re playing near a volcano. Do not play in virtual reality near the volcano, it is not safe.

Bigger displays aren’t always better

If you need a huge display with your phone, the 6.3-inch Super AMOLED display on the Galaxy Note 8 will give you a lot of options, but things are a little different in VR. Size isn’t as important as density when connected to Gear VR or Daydream View, and in that regard, the Galaxy Note 8 is actually the worst of Samsung’s latest phones to date.

This massive display has the same 2960×1440 resolution as the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, which are both physically smaller. This means the display on the Galaxy Note 8 has fewer pixels per inch, which means the screen door effect will be somewhat more pronounced on this phone than others Samsung has released this year.

Is this a huge deal breaker? Not for most people, but it’s important information to have a choice when choosing a phone if you care about VR.