The new Daydream VR is going to release in another 5 days and within such a short time, the most common question that arises is if you really need to upgrade your Daydream VR (provided you own the 2016 version). Now comparing the two VR headset, it is pretty obvious that the new Daydream VR is much better than the previous year version but is it worth the upgrade?
New features on the Daydream View 2017
1. Phone Compatibility
One of the major upgrades on the Daydream VR has to be the list of compatible phones. Google has now around 13 Android phones that are compatible with the Daydream VR 2 and it is indeed a pretty good list in just a year. Google claims that they didn’t expect to grow so fast and at this rate, Daydream VR might beat the Gear VR on being the best smartphone VR headset.
The list of compatible phones is Pixel, Pixel 2, Galaxy S8 & S8+, Galaxy Note8, LG V30, Moto Z &Z2, ZenFone AR, Mate 9 Pro and Axon 7, Porsche Design Mate 9, Moto Z Force. This way you can have a premium VR experience with the Daydream VR if you own any of these phones or you can even upgrade to these phones in future if you plan on having a good VR headset.
2. Overheating issues
Out of all the problems that were reported in the Google Daydream VR 2016 version, the overheating issue was one of the major ones and that is going to be taken care of in the new version of the Daydream VR. There is a heatsink which would avoid the heating up of your phone within 5 minutes and you would be able to enjoy longer periods of gameplay.
Dealing with this issue would really mean a much better VR headset since even Gear VR has the overheating problem and if the Daydream VR would be able to successfully solve this problem then definitely you can stay in the VR world for a longer period of time and maybe even enjoy your adult content without any interruptions.
3. Feild of View
The Field of View of the new Daydream VR headset is around 10 degrees more which might feel something that the Gear VR has already accomplished but when you compare the new Daydream VR headset to the older version then there definitely would be a visible difference.
The experience in the new Daydream VR is going to be much better and immersive. The Feild of View is a major factor when it comes to deciding how immersive an experience is and in this case, it is definitely doing better than the previous version of the VR headset.
There were a few problems regarding the comfort with the previous Daydream VR headset and this one here is all in to solve that problem. The new Daydream VR 2 is designed in such a way that it is comfortable for most of the users and hopefully it would even solve the problem of light leakage.
The new version has been tested different people and hence are going to be more comfortable to wear. The headset also comes with a three-way strap so that there is an equal distribution of the weight on the face and you do not feel tired after just wearing it for a couple of minutes.
Is the Upgrade necessary?
Well, if you are someone who wants a more immersive experience with better quality lens and a field of view that makes your VR gaming more interactive and realistic then you might want to consider getting an upgrade on the Daydream View.
Features like the heatsink is definitely going to allow you enjoy more of gaming and adult content since that was the only restriction when it came to long periods of gaming. The previous Daydream View got heated in just 20 minutes making it difficult to use for longer periods of time. The increased phone compatibility will also help to have wider phone options to use the headset with.
You can even wait it out a bit, till the headset comes out and see how well the company has done with the newly added features and then make the decision. If you have anything to add then leave your thoughts in the comment section below.
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