Which VR headset delivers a better experience with Galaxy S8?
Samsung’s Galaxy S8 is the first phone capable of accessing content on either Gear VR or Google Daydream, which means it’s the first headset that offers users a choice. So which headset is going to deliver the better experience? We’ve done the research for you to ensure that you can spend less time investigating, and more time exploring the new worlds delivered by VR.
Hardware and portability
One of the great things about both Gear VR and Daydream is how portable these headsets are. Unlike beefier VR systems, all you need is the headset yourself and your S8, and you’re ready to dive into which ever VR experience catches your fancy. If portability is your overall goal, it’s definitely true that the Daydream headset is much more compact, making it easier to toss into a carry-on bag or purse when you are traveling.
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Gear VR is the larger of the two headsets, but it’s also a bit easier to keep clean with its hard plastic exterior. This makes it easier to wipe down when sharing your headset with friends, and it. means that a minor spill will stay just that, minor. The Gear VR Controller doesn’t tuck away quite as nicely as Daydream, but you can still keep it with your headset even when traveling. Gear VR also has the ability to adjust the focal point of the lenses inside the headset, making it the better choice for those who wear glasses since you can adjust things so that your glasses aren’t entirely necessary while in VR.
Bottom line? If you plan on toting your VR headset along with you then Daydream’s smaller form is going to be the better choice. That’s because it