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Google Daydream

Google Daydream
alaScore 100

38 reviews

Jun, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 reviews of Google Daydream. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Google Daydream is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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(Based on 38 reviews)

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Expert review by: Matt Swider (

Google Daydream View review


Android VR becomes a reality, and it's super cheap

Very inexpensive VR headset ; Comes with a remote control ; Fabric design and flashy colors

Content is just getting started ; Light bleeding is a problem ; Phone runs hot, slows down

It's easy to get sucked into virtual reality with Google Daydream View. It's poised to work with more Android phones than any other VR platform, and it's very inexpensive. Of course, it needs more engaging content before it's worth purchasing.

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Elyse Betters Mike Lowe (

Google Daydream View review: A Pixel-perfect VR experience?


Google has a mobile virtual reality platform, Daydream, which now has a headset to go with it. It's called Daydream View.

Affordable and easy-to-use access point into VR (if you have the right phone), comfortable fit beyond any competitor, decent array of day one titles (again, affordable if not free)

Only Google Pixel phones compatible for time being, can slip down due to lack of overhead strap, needs more titles to truly thrive

One point to make is that Daydream View isn't going to be the only Daydream-compatible headset. Other manufacturers may release their own versions based on Google's reference design in the coming months. They'll be similar to Daydream View in that...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: (

Google Daydream View review


A sexier, streamlined alternative to Cardboard with plenty of potential

Clever controller opens up more VR possibilities ; Should eventually support loads of phones ; The price is right

Limited app and phone support at launch ; Headset lets in quite a bit of light

Even with limited app and phone support at launch, Google’s second stab at VR has serious potential

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Max Parker (

Google Daydream View


Google Daydream View – and the Daydream platform it's built upon – is the natural successor to Google Cardboard.

A comfortable, easy-to-use headset – it's the next step in mobile VR.

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (

Google Daydream View review: Google’s Pixel-perfect Gear VR rival?


Top marks for looks, but a lack of apps means the Daydream View is all style and no substance

Soft, comfy design

Not particularly secure on your face ; Right now there's a severe lack of 'must-have' apps

In its defence, though, the Daydream VR platform is in its infancy right now, and in a couple of months its app support will be vastly superior to what's on offer right now, so watch this space: in 2017, Daydream VR could well become the mobile headset...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Alex Todd (

Google Daydream View Review: In Depth


Google Daydream View Review: A significant improvement on Google cardboard, does the Daydream View have the potential to change the face of mobile VR?

Attractive design ; Affordable ; Comfortable ; Motion controls on mobile ; Low power consumption ; Easy setup

Prone to gapping and light leak ; Requires frequent recalibration/orientation ; Only works with Pixel and Pixel XL at launch ; FOV could be wider

Google’s Daydream View is an imperfect, but excellent second-generation mobile VR offering. The company has been able to leverage a sizeable pre-existing body of content as well as attract a vibrant and fast-growing developer community who are proving...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Thomas McMullan (

Daydream View review: Google’s VR headset is a Pixel away from perfection


Google's Daydream View isn't just a Pixel phone accessory — it has the potential to redefine how we think about VR

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Luke Johnson (

Google Daydream View review: Is this VR headset the answer to accessible virtual reality?


The Samsung Gear VR has been the driving force for portable, accessible VR in recent years. Not anymore. The Google Daydream View has it beat on all fronts, apart from the one that really matters: content. Having ditched the plastic for softer, more...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla (

Review: Google Daydream View VR headset


2016 is truly the year that Virtual Reality (VR) breaks into mainstream consumer consciousness with products like the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR being made available with game support in many markets.

Daydream VR is one of the easiest and most affordable tools to get into VR today provided you have a smartphone that can support it. While it may not offer the detail and graphics horsepower of more expensive VR platforms, it does a lot to democratize...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Raymond Wong (

Google's first shot at a real VR headset is a normcore miss


The headset needs more convincing VR content.

Washable face pad ; Storage slot for controller within headset ; YouTube VR curates 360 videos into one place

Smaller field of view than Gear VR ; Not much to experience in Daydream (yet) ; Pixel XL sticks out of the headset ; Controller constantly needs recalibrating

Daydream View feels like what it is: a version 1.0 product.

Nov, 2016