Samsung and Google are at it again. The two giant tech companies set to outdo each other once more with their latest entries: the Samsung Gear VR and the Google Daydream.
Just how much do they outdo each other in terms of specs, prices and features? Which one reigns supreme?
SAMSUNG GEAR VR VS DAYDREAM: BATTLE OF THE COMPATIBILITY AND CONTROL
Both the Gear VR and the Daydream only connect to the latest smartphone models of their respective companies. Gear VR can only connect to Note 5 and S6 and up, while the Daydream at the moment can connect to the Pixel and Pixel XL.
Neuro Gadget reports Daydream is easier to pair with the phone because udders can close the lid when it’s finally attached to the phone. The Samsung Gear VR requires users to use USB connectors.
When it comes to control, the two vary greatly. Daydream has a remote control with a track pad that users can use to perform control motions, which allows it to sync with computers. Gear VR on the other hand has no remote control. It only has a track pad directly attached to the VR. It’s on the user’s temple area, which it gives it a more futuristic vibe.
BATTLE OF THE APPS, FEEL AND PRICE
Samsung Gear VR is bigger than the Daydream, which is why it’s going to fit easier to any user’s head size. Daydream appears softer but its strap will not hold well to any face type.
According to CNET, the Daydream allows its udders to connect 50 or so apps. These include Google Play, YouTube, Google Photos and StreetView. Gear VR on the other hand is designed to allow users to connect with over 400 or so apps. That’s relatively more than the Daydream and the number are growing.
With the use of Gear VR, users can explore apps that include Minecraft and Netflix. However, it costs more than Daydream with $100 vs. Daydream’s $80.