Review: Experiencing The Google Daydream View

Google Daydream




Ease of use





  • Comes with a remote control
  • Fabric design


  • Light bleeding is a problem

How is it experiencing the Google Daydream View? Find out..

JustInReviews brings to you the Google Daydream View experience for you, in the form of this review. First we will check out as to what it is basically…

  • What is it?

Google’s new Daydream View VR headset got a flicker and-you’ll-miss-it being unvieled at the Pixel 2 event in October.

This isn’t a lot of an astonishment, as mobile VR hasn’t had a big year. Samsung kind of refreshed its Gear VR and a couple of mobile-free headsets are turning out before the finish of the year, yet it appears like the air pocket may have just blasted.

According to those who have utilized this gadget for a few days, it’s not hard to perceive any reason why. This is said to be a not too bad headset for a couple of disposable VR encounters, however the higher beginning cost and little upgrades makes it a long way from critical.


Daydream View


  • Design and build:

The slouchy, jogging-base material that enveloped the first headset has been supplanted by a harder, harsher material. It’s presumably a decent move, considering how effectively the original doused up sweat amid long stretches of playing.

Another inclusion is an additional strap that goes over the highest point of your head. This helps spread out the heaviness of the headset, yet one doesn’t actually find it to be heavy in any case. Having the additional option there is pleasant, however.

A major design shift from the initial models is in the visor. This used to have a little divot inside to latch on to the remote – a useful touch – yet that has been discarded here. Rather, the visor now has a few vents to scatter the heat.

The negligible utilization of plastic and accentuation on fabrics turns this into a comfortable headset to wear, however you should fiddle around with the straps unless you need it to feel outrageously tight.

There exists a little responsive touchpad at the top, volume buttons on the side, and a ‘select’ button and ‘menu’ works on the face. A USB-C port at the base is utilized for charging, and you can utilize the same cable that accompanies your USB-C phone.

  • Setting it up:

The headset gets connected through NFC, and it demonstrated a smooth procedure that worked reliably. You’ll have to ensure you have the Daydream app, and have all the essential updates introduced.

Setting up for the Google Daydream is incredibly straightforward, with no fiddly fittings to connect, or slots into which you have to exactly put your phone. Just unclip the front part of the headset and drop in a supported phone.

  • Compatibility:

With a number of phones compatible with the headset. You have the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8 alongside flagships from ZTE, Asus, Motorola etc.

As expected, there’s still no compatibility for the iOS gadgets.

The must required spec, however, is an OLED display, which implies any phone having a IPS LCD panel – G6, LG, HTC U11 – is off this rundown.

  • Apps and Gaming:

Video applications such as Netflix and YouTube are there, in addition to Hulu and a heap of American sports services.

The gaming choice hasn’t expanded over the previous year. However, regardless, it has some not too bad encounters. Need for Speed: No Limits VR is said to be somewhat terrible, however fun, and GunJack 2 is quick paced. You presumably won’t play these for a considerable length of time, however do you with any VR content?

  • Performance:

In case you’re approaching to the Google Daydream expecting a VR encounter similar to the level of HTC Vive, Oculus Rift or even PSVR, at that point you’re probably going to be disappointed.

According to the users- utilizing the Samsung Galaxy S8, Pixel 2 XL and Moto Z2 Force, all having quad-HD displays – has been extremely positive. In any case, it keeps on suffering from indistinguishable issues from other mobile headsets.

While we’ve generally expected our phone displays to be fresh and sans pixel, this isn’t the situation with VR. Pixels are anything but difficult to spot and details can be rough, which prompts content sporting an extremely cartoony look trying to battle such issues. You’ll see this considerably more in case you’re utilizing it with a 1080p screen.

This is particularly recognizable in video content – it’s jolting viewing a YouTube video – and the issue is just alleviated when the content is good.

It’s less discernible in applications. That was summarizing the performance.

  • Pricing:

The Google Daydream View is available in India at a price of Rs 6, 499.

  • Pros:

– Compatible with more phones

– Compact and comfort offering

  • Cons:

– Costlier than before

– Picture appears a bit fuzzy

With this, we are done with the review of Google’s Daydream. For smartphone reviews and more, keep visiting JustInReviews.

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