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Google Daydream

Google Daydream
alaScore 99

40 reviews

Jul, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 reviews of Google Daydream. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 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 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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(Based on 40 reviews)

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Google Pros and cons: Our quick verdict on Google's Daydream View


The Daydream View is a solid first attempt at a mobile VR headset. It's comfortable and VR experiences look great. The only problem is there aren't many apps available for it yet.

Inexpensive ; Comfortable ; Motion controller makes VR immersive ; High-quality VR experiences

Not many apps yet ; More Daydream phones are coming, but aren’t here yet

Nov, 2016

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by: Julian Chokkattu (

Google Daydream View review


The Daydream View is the most comfortable choice for jumping into high-quality virtual reality content.

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Sean Hollister (

Google Daydream View review


Cardboard is cheap. Gear VR only works with Samsung phones. The pricy Oculus Rift ( $599.99 at ) and HTC Vive ( $799.00 at ) require an expensive gaming PC and loads of setup, and the PlayStation VR ( $399.99 at Dell Home ) needs...

Affordable, portable and easy to set up. The bundled motion controller is convenient and easy to use. Exclusive YouTube, Google Street View and Google Photos feel like potential killer apps.

It only works with Google Pixel and Moto Z for now (more on the way). The headset is front-heavy and frequently needs adjusting. There's limited app selection at launch and you can't walk around or grab things in VR.

The Daydream View is the simplest, most affordable way to turn a phone into an immersive VR headset.

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Sascha Segan (

Google Daydream View


Google's Daydream View VR headset is a comfortable gateway to virtual worlds—there just aren't many to visit yet.

More comfortable than other mobile VR headsets. Included remote control is easy to use. Affordable.

Very little hardware and software support so far.

Daydream is the best mobile-phone VR platform so far. But so far, it's a nearly empty platform. It's hard to enjoy a party when nobody else is dancing. And no mobile VR platform holds a candle to PC-based systems like the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive, or...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Burns (

Google Daydream View Review


Our Google Daydream View VR headset Review opens the door to a new era in Google's mobile VR game, starting with Pixel. The first phones that work with Daydream are the Google Pixel and the Google Pixel XL, both of which are available at the same...

The Google Daydream View headset and controller are two parts of a future I’m glad to be a part of. With it, I’m able to see new environments and play games that defy traditional notions of what computers are able to be for their users. I’m also able...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Stephen S. (

Google Daydream View VR headset Review


Ever since humanity first developed the moving picture, we've been trying to create more and more immersive experiences. Sound and color sure helped a lot, but for all the advancements that have come since, we've been stuck in this rut where it still...

Smooth, detailed 3D environments look great ; Wireless controller adds enormously to the immersive VR experience ; Auto-screen-centering makes setup easy ; Comfortable to wear (and easy to clean) ; Early app selection is promising

Controller drift is a real problem ; Limited phone compatibility at the moment ; Headset design almost feels too simple ; Difficult to use with big glasses

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Signe Brewster (

The Best VR Headset for Your Phone So Far


After years of researching and testing Mobile VR headsets, we think the Google Daydream View offers the best virtual reality experience for most people.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Eric M. Zeman (

Review: Google Daydream View


Google's newest virtual reality headset, the Daydream View, is a big step up from its older Cardboard viewers. Along with the new Daydream VR platform, the View is a compelling accessory for the Pixel and other top Android handsets. Here is...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Jamison Cush (brighthand)

Google Daydream View Review: Ruined by the Light


Google Daydream is the latest platform looking to bring VR to the masses. The Google Daydream View is its first headset to pair with with it. With an innovative remote, it has potential. But it also has serious problems that nearly ruin the experience.

Daydream View remote is excellent ; Simple, easy to use ; Daydream View remote is excellent ; Simple, easy to use

Light leak a MAJOR problem ; Limited field of view ; Headset slips too easily when worn ; Light leak a MAJOR problem ; Limited field of view ; Headset slips too easily when worn

First, the good: the Google Daydream View remote is great and adds so much to the VR experience. The Daydream apps show potential, and Daydream’s open nature portends great things in the future..

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Sherri L. Smith (

Google Daydream View Review


Google is on the cusp of VR greatness with the Daydream View. Made from comfortable, breathable athleisure, the VR headset is more stylish than any head-mounted display has a right to be. The included controller is intuitive and offers agile, rather...

Comfortable, stylish design ; Extremely affordable ; Controller accurate and intuitive

Not as visually sharp as competition ; Lacks integrated audio

The Google Daydream offers style, comfort and a promising catalog of VR content at an aggressive price.

Nov, 2016