Google Daydream View vs Samsung Gear VR : the weigh-in

Google is thinking bigger with mobile VR, but is Samsung’s solution better?

Google’s Cardboard platform remains the cheapest and easiest way to get a taste of mobile virtual reality, but if you want phone-based VR that’s actually good, you get Samsung’s Gear VR. Simple.

Well, it was simple. But now Google wants to kick Samsung off its perch and take over the high end of mobile VR with the launch of its Daydream platform.

Powered by Android Nougat, Daydream brings VR to even more people by making it available on loads more phones (once they’ve got Nougat) and providing apps through Google Play.

Now that we’ve tried the Google Pixel-powered Daydream View headset, here’s how it shapes up against the Samsung Gear VR.

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