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Gsmarena showcased a video showing Nokia 8 slated to launch later this year. A sneaky video showcasing Part of Snapdragons display hub, restricting any photography. Human nature and curiosity got the best of that rule.Phonelane is excited, elated to know more phones to be released from HMD house of Nokia Phones. Its definitely a hidden gem that was missed by many at CES 2017. Lets sweeten this news shall we, with video to follow thanks to GSMArena and Tool Tech for this. Here are rumored or confirmed specifications of Nokia 8.


Nokia 8 (rumored name) will have a Snapdragon 835 (oh yes), along with 6 GB RAM, 24 megapixel OIS + EIS rear facing camera. A possible 12 MP front camera, front facing speakers. Storage will be either 64 or 128 GB with expandable memory slot (wohhhhaaa). A second version of Nokia 8 will run on Snapdragon 821 along with 4 GB RAM. The video does show both the phones side by side. Also interesting to notice is HRM written on the side of the camera, which can be a Heart Rate Monitor. Coupled with voice assistant that was recently registered VIVI, it would have active monitoring enabled of some sort.

Nokia plans were clear from start, not just phones, but a whole ecosystem of customer centric devices.Will be interesting to know how much battery Nokia 8 will be packed in. Nokia recently revealed their first mobile phone Nokia 6 after their hiatus from mobile ecosystem. To people all over world it was a major elation but disappointment soon followed as it will be China only release. Packed with some good old Nokia features including Aluminum body and amazing 16 Mp camera, it also has Dolby Atmos enabled speakers. Nokia 6 will be available on interest for pre-order are high according to recent reports.

We do expect Nokia to start shipping to other parts of the world. There have been invites placed out to various websites for MWC 2017 by Nokia. MWC which starts off on 26th February is a hot bed for announcement for new mobile phones. All major mobile phone brands are expected to be present in MWC 2017. We new invites been send out and dates already fixed. We are excited to know what Nokia is going to Unravel during those announcements.We are certainly looking forward to it. Keep Looking for this space for more rum ours and leaks for Nokia’s new Flagship phone. We shall keep updating as we get more news about it.

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Taking a glimpse back into history, Asus introduced its worlds first Smartphone boasting 4GB RAM at CES 2015 which we all know as ZenFone 2. Now Asus has wants a bigger chunk of Android Game , Asus  unveiled two new Smartphones with “first time in the world” features once again Zenfone Ar and Zenfone Zoom 3. Best feature Asus ZenFone AR is housing 8GB RAM and the first Smartphone in the world to be certified with Googles VR, Google Tango as well as Daydream VR. Whereas ZenFone 3 Zoom is a one step forward towards revolution in photography.

Asus zenfone AR

Zenfone AR houses 8 GB RAM

Asus ZenFone AR houses a 5.7-inch quad-HD Super AMOLED display which is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. It operates on a Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 SoC chipset supported by 8GB RAM and is all set to introduce the amazing world of virtual reality into your life. This Smartphones is also available in its 6GB RAM variant and the storage options include 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB. As far as the operating system of Asus ZenFone AR is concerned, it is factory installed with Android Nougat and personalized by Zen UI 3.0. That is not everything ZenFone AR has to offer it’s 23MP Sony IMX318 camera with a dual-tone LED flash is enough to fulfill ones photography needs In order to make it a satisfactory Smartphone for selfie experts, 23MP Sony IMX318 camera with a dual-tone LED flash has been implanted. It could also prove to be a breath of fresh air for music lovers because of its ASUS Sonic Master-powered speakers and DTS Headphone: X with virtual 7.1 surround sound. The basic network and connectivity features include dual-SIM slots, 4G, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, a USB Type-C port along with a fingerprint sensor for secure access to your Smartphone. In order to keep such a hefty sophistication running for fair amount of time each day, a 3,300mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging technology has been implanted.

Asus Also revealed Another Smartphone Named Asus Zenfone Zoom 3



asus zenfone zoom

Zoom 3 will it upset iPhone 7 plus

Zoom 3 is an improvement of previous iteration of Zoom phone series Launched by Asus. Here are the technical specifications of Asus Zenfone Zoom 3

Dimensions : 154.3 x 77 x 8 mm (6.07 x 3.03 x 0.31 in)

Weight: 170 g (6.00 oz),Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Display: 5.5 inches AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 1920 pixels (~401 ppi pixel density), Corning

Gorilla Glass 5, ~70.2% screen-to-body ratio

Operating System out of the box : Android Marshmallow 6.0

CPU and GPU :Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625, Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 , GPU : Adreno 506

Memory slot: microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot, Space Options: 32/64/128 GB with 4 GB RAM

Zenfone Zoom 3 main focus is on dual Cameras, Things do get really interesting here –

Camera: Primary Dual 12 MP (f/1.7,OIS (4-axis)& 59mm,f/2.8) laser/phase detection autofocus, 2.3x optical zoom, dual-LED (dual tone) flash

Features :1/2.55″ sensor size @ 25mm, 1.4 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama, Video options: Shoot in 2160p@24fps or shoot in 1080p@30fps, Secondary Camera:13 MP, f/2.0, 1/3″ sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size, shoots at 1080p

Zoom 3 users have some decent battery to go along with the Camera setup, its a logical choice having a smaller battery would have killed user experience Asus promises to users

Zoom 3 Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 5000 mAh battery . Colors Available:Navy Black, Glacier Silver, Rose Gold

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New year marks the beginning of loads of improvement and innovation spreading across the world. CES 2017 is an ideal way to showcase products. In many ways it’s a benchmark and its ideally placed just after new years to look forward to innovative products in more than 100+ categories. We at PhoneLane are always excited about Consumer Technology Association or CES as it fondly called. Here are some of the categories that peak our interest and we look forward to your comments about it.

CES 2017: Here is what we Expect

SmartPhones at CES 2017:
CES is not really known for smartphones release that hasn’t stopped from Mobile Companies to release some of their known brands. Come CES 2017 we are expecting few launches

  • LG announced its line up of K-smartphone Series which consist of K10, K8, K4, K3 and Stylus 3. Android Nougat will show up in some of the phones.We are yet not clear on which phones will support them.
  • Sony is expected to announce a 4k versions of their Xperia phone series with more than 3 GB of Ram, it will exciting to see if they have made any changes to Xperia design language which Sony usually refrains from.
  • Big news is Samsung will unveil some Foldable screen phones, rumour mills have been picking on this for quite some time. Samsung hasnt revealed anything as yet on official channels. It’s the next big thing in smartphone world as frankly we feel the current display technologies are run their course of time and fail to excite us anymore. Samsung revealed trailers showcasing a line up of Galaxy A3 (2017), Galaxy A5 (2017) and Galaxy A7 (2017) with water-resistant to add extra bit of variation to the successful line of phones.
  • CEO John Legere of T-mobile has already put up an ad, to engage people in asking WHATS NEXT?. Hopefully we do get some really good plans as part of the announcement.
  • Asus Zenfone VR is expected to show up at CES 2017. It support Google Project Tango augmented Reality Platform.It will be interesting to see evolution of Zenfone as brand which caters to almost all smartphone categories now. augmented reality will add another feature to Zenfone series making it comparable to Samsung Galaxy Series. It something that Samsung has done very effectively adding variants to its existing smartphone series.
  • TCL is bring Blackberry smartphones back. TCL will design, manufacture and provide customer support to these new range of phone. We are not sure if customer support will be provided to buyer of Indonesia, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Users looking forward from this regions are advised to read up to ensure they have proper support function before purchasing
  • Nokia freshly been rid of the contractually obligation from Microsoft is ready to make a foray back into smartphone business with already many popular sites quoting about the various models to be shown during ces 2017. Nokia also promises some Virtual reality device to be shown. We are excited about Nokia’s return cause frankly no one builds better quality phones like Nokia ( remember 3310 :P).
  • Huaweii last year released Mate 8 which met some relative success in smartphone market. We expect another iteration of Mate series to be launched.
  • Xiaomi the wonder kid of mobile world has stated it too will make an appearance. No product details have been specified.We expect a some path breaking innovation from their end to be showcased.
  •  ZTE is expected to Launch smartphones, one that we are keen to know is Hawkeye which is kickstarter funded, cost as low as 199$
  • As predicted we have seen launch of Smartphones from Asus smartphone ZenFone AR Tango is launched with some amazing specifications. We have complete breakdown of Specification of Zenfone AR as well Zenfone Zoom 3. Click here
  • ZTe launched two smartphones. Blade V8 pro which houses dual 13-megapixel cameras first for ZTE phones. Second one is a Kickstarter crowdfunded smartphone with eye tracking technology named HawkEye, this phone surely gonna have our attention during the coming weeks. For Complete specification of Blade V8 pro and Hawkeye  Click Here


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It’s amazing that, only a few months prior, we were uncertain how profound the HTC Vive’s amusement library would be at dispatch. While its dispatch diversion accumulation isn’t really more profound than the Oculus Rift’s, it’s apparently better – taking off to higher statures with the Vive’s room-scale enchantment. Subsequent to playing the damnation out of the Vive since a week ago, we have 5 picks for the best Vive recreations to download on Day One.

1. Vanishing Realms:

If you have a Vive, we suggest putting Vanishing Realms at the highest point of your purchase list. Envision The Legend of Zelda, just as opposed to controlling Link as a character on a screen, you assume his part inside a completely acknowledged 3D world, utilizing your own particular body to walk, get questions and duel with sword-employing skeletons. Being a room-scale amusement, you stroll around your physical space, but at the same time there’s more extensive world-scale development by means of transporting. Hold down a catch, point your controller and zap! – You’re there.

The fights in Vanishing Realms are a standout amongst the most invigorating encounters in VR today, as you physically swing the controller (sword) to repel assaults and counter with your own all around set hits. En route you’ll additionally open a bow and bolt, shield and a rebel enchantment wand that will make them channel your inward Gandalf. Vanishing Realms is in Early Access on Steam, so it’s a fragmented diversion. The part that is accessible now, however, gave us very nearly two hours of gameplay. We anticipate seeing this turn into a full-length epic, however what’s done now is definitely justified even despite the US$20 cost of confirmation.

2. Work Simulator:

One of the three recreations packaged with the Vive at dispatch, Alchemy Labs’ Job Simulator is an amusing re-enactment/sandbox diversion that is an incredible prologue to movement controller-based VR. Set later on, when people are minimal more than interests to our robot overlords, you gone through the robots’ built reenactments of what today’s human employments resembled. Just the robots don’t exactly get it, so you have things like duplicating machines that clone physical questions and microwaves that can turn a bit of bread with a tomato and triangle of cheddar on top into a flawless cut of pizza. It’s all extremely joking, with the mocking, dull comic drama serving as the ideal setting for the activity of the diversion. Like Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto arrangement, Job Simulator joins set errands with open-finished sandbox flexibility. The gameplay may sound ordinary, yet there’s something hugely fulfilling about getting an espresso mug and hurling it into the desk area by you. The amusement is both a showcase piece for followed controllers and a play area for your internal id.

These initial two amusements demonstrate the scope of encounters you can have with the Vive’s room-scale. Vanishing Realms gives you colossal universes to investigate through transporting, while Job Simulator makes hanging out in a settled room about as fun as could be allowed.

3. Float Junkers:

We’ve as of now run point by point pre-dispatch impressions of Hover Junkers, so we’ll welcome you to hit that up for additional on one of the best Vive amusements at dispatch. StressLevelZero’s multiplayer shooter utilizes a moving stage procedure to give you more extensive world-level headway, notwithstanding room-scale development – which, for this situation, implies strolling around the deck of your temporary, post-prophetically catastrophic air cushion vehicle.

4. The Gallery Episode 1: Call of the Starseed:

The Gallery takes the exemplary experience amusement class, and conveys it to room-scale VR. Along comparative lines as Vanishing Realms, you stroll around your physical space, as well as move around the bigger world by transporting.
The ubiquity of enterprise diversions failed out in the most recent decade or two, as capacities to focus abbreviated and the Internet made illuminating their riddles only a couple clicks away. In any case, the class could discover a resurgence in VR, as slower-paced, environmental and story-driven titles can hold advanced personalities’ advantage preferable here over they would on 2D screens.

5. The lab:

Valve’s exclusive independent amusement at the Vive’s dispatch, The Lab is a free arrangement of VR smaller than usual recreations for the Vive. This is one of the best applications to utilize while showcasing the Vive for loved ones, as it presents the fundamental ideas of room-scale VR, Chaperone limits, followed controllers and transporting. The lab game is free of cost.

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Hover camera drone is definitely the need of an hour because everyday we see around us people doing a lot of crazy stuff just to take a one good photograph and some are even getting killed for it which is totally not cool. The people for whom a perfect photograph makes their day, Zero Zero robotics hover camera also known as Passport has come to their rescue. Let us give you the five reasons that wont make you buy it but will make you crave for it.

Hover Camera is Unique

1. Zero Zero Robotics Hover drone camera is hardly as big as an average hardcover book when it is folded thus making it very convenient for travel purposes. It’s an easily portable device which you can even forget that you are having it in your backpack. This saves your space as well as does not make you look like some tech freak.

2.  Hover camera flies with the help of four propellers and motors which can be seen encased within carbon fiber casing making this drone light and durable. It has been designed in such a manner that it self cools its essential components. All you need to do is unfold its wings, turn it on and watch it hover over you.

3. The secret behind its precisely designed detectors is its possession of sonar as well as optical sensors. It works on Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor which is the reason behind its artificial intelligence allowing it to detect and track bodies and faces combined with advanced proprietary computer vision.

4. Zero Zero robotics hover drone camera comprises of a 13MP camera attached to a tiny gimbal, which accounts for stabilization and the power to tilt up and down. It also features electronic stabilization which lets you take videos of up to 4k resolution.

5. You can control its flight, movement with the help of its iOS or Android app which also gibes you the control to shoot panorama videos along with 90 and 60 degree orbits too. You can immediately transfer the media from your drone into your Smartphone for sharing and stuff. One more thing you need to know is that this drone is capable of flying as high as 164 feet or 50 meters at its best.

Zero Zero robotics is all set to sell this drone camera this holiday season at the price of somewhat around $600 (approximately AU$775 or £415). If you are excited to try it now, you can go to the website of this Beijing based start up company and sign up to be a beta tester.

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Recently, HTC has officially released HTC Desire Pro 10 and Desire 10 Lifestyle. With past HTC attachments and romance with leaks and rumors, here’s a glimpse of rumors back! Both the Smartphone comes with pack of specifications and features, while the variants comes in different colors Polar White, Royal Blue, Stone Black and Valentine Lux.


HTC Desire 10 Pro vs Desire 10 Lifestyle

HTC Desire Pro 10 comes with 5.5-inch of Full HD IPS display screen with 1080 pixel resolution, protected with Gorilla Glass protection. It is powered with MediaTek Helio P10 processor. Turning toward the memory section, it offers 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal memory which can be expanded to 2TB. While the second variant differs with memory section, it comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of secondary memory. While the camera specification is no less, it is packed with 20MP of rear camera and 13MP of front camera with 150-degree panorama mode for group selfie. It is also designed with a fingerprint sensor which control flawless locking and unlocking system. The Desire 10 Pro is powered with 3,000mAh battery power.

HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle

The Desire 10 Lifestyle sports 5.5-inch of HD Super LCD display protected with Gorilla Glass and 1280 X 720 pixel resolution. It is powered by Snapdragon 400 processor and 305 Adreno GPU. There are two variants with memory aspects; one with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of external storage while the second one with 2GB RAM and 16GB of external memory. The HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle runs on Android Marshmallows 6.0 with HTC Sense UI. Speaking about camera specifications, it is powered with 13MP of rear camera and 5MP of front camera.

HTC will be making the availability globally, but yet the releasing date is yet to be finalized!

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Your last years beloved Nexus 5X could have been your best buddy so far but now it’s the pixel era and if you are from this world, you must-have come to know that Nexus series is complete now and Google has this late this year released the Pixel Smartphones which are better than the others in one or other way since they were released after every big release of this year was completed by the giants.

pixel-vs-nexusGoogle Pixel vs Google Nexus 5x

Now you are either stuck with Nexus 5X or if you are planning to move on to Google Pixel, let us tell you Nexus 5X in not even close when it comes to the build quality and class. The Aluminum Unibody build with Gorilla Glass 4 clearly dominates over the plastic made Nexus 5X.
The Pixel Smartphone runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 and is coupled with 4GB RAM to ensure smooth operations. You will also enjoy much crispier display quality on Pixel because of its compact AMOLED display of 5.0 inch unlike Nexus 5X housing 5.2inch LCD display.

It is not only the blazing hardware that makes Pixel a beast but instead when you take a look at its software you will come to feel a great difference. There you will be getting Google Assistant app which is exclusively present in Google baby boy Pixel Smartphone. There are a lot of features that Google has kept secretly and bow revealing them in their own made pixel Smartphone’s.

Smartphone Pixel                                                                   Nexus 5x
Operating System Android 7.1 with                                   Google UI Android 7.0 Nougat
Display 5-inch 1920×1080 AMOLED                                 5.2-inch 1920×1080 LCD
Gorilla Glass 4                                                                    Gorilla Glass 3
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821                                 Qualcomm Snapdragon 808
Storage 32/128GB                                                               16/32GB
RAM 4GB                                                                                2GB
Rear Camera 12MP f/2.01.55-micron pixels                           2.3MP f/2.0 1.55-micron pixels LDAF
Front Camera 8MP f/2.4                                                            5MP f/2.2
Charging USB Type-C Rapid                                                       Charging USB Type-C Rapid Charging
Battery 2770 mAh Non-removable                                           2700 mAh Non-removable
Fingerprint sensor Yes                                                                Yes
Dimensions 143.8 x 69.5 x 8.6 mm                                           147.0 x 72.6 x 7.9 mm
Weight 143 g                                                                                               136 g

The only thing where Nexus fan base could be seen cutting into half is the pricing of Pixel Smartphone. Pixel Smartphone starts at $649 for the 32GB storage version and $849 if you upgrade to the 128GB of storage and get Google’s device protection as well, the Pixel line up is much more costly than Nexus 5X abs some of us might call it am overpriced deal.

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One of the top Chinese drone manufacturer DJI has unveiled ‘Mavic Pro’ drone which is a company’s first foldable drone. Isn’t it an amazing idea! The foldable drone can be folded down to the size of a water bottle, giving it compact body built. The new drone comes in smallest DJI’s line-up drone, with a new feature of DJI Goggles which can capture a bird’s eye view of flight. The DJI Mavic Pro is ready to enter the market and give a tough fight to GoPro Karma. The GoPro Karma is smallest drone so far with auto tracking features and tracking device on the object.


The DJI has been already reputed with advance flight options, sporting few advance updated Flight Autonomous system. It calls the system as a complex network with simplified navigation process. The drone has 5-built-in navigation camera, multiple sensor, untrasonic range finder, 24 computing cores and many more. It is capable of attending speed up to 40 mph in sport mode. It is also equipped with advanced features like crash avoidance, auto follow with different flight modes, with 4K capability of three-axis gimbals.

The DJI Mavic Pro comes with a price tag of $999, which is bit expensive than GoPro Karma with much sophisticated features. On top of that DJI have introduced $99 DJI Care option whih covers accidental damage for a single year. The shipping of the product is expected to start by October 15th.

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Do you really regret the time you installed iOS 10.1? If yes, then you are at the right place at the right time, we are selling free the method by which you can downgrade iOS 10.1 back to iOS 9. It is not too much complicated to go back to the former version of iOS unless you do it within few days of release. When Apple releases a new version of iOS, there a brief time gap during which Apple authorizes previous versions.

downgrade-ios10.1Downgrade Apple iOS 10.1 using a computer

You can easily downgrade to iOS now within few days by following our procedure pointed out below.

Hurry and backup all your data present in the Smartphone because reverting back will wipe all the data from your Apple device. You should be knowing that this backup wont be compatible with iOS 9 because it is from the new world so for that purpose we’ll have to use the previous archived backup of iOS. Its advised to backup iOS 9 to iCloud in order to avoid overwriting.

Now to install iOS 9, you need to get iOS 9 IPSW file (or any other variant of iOS 9).If you are lucky enough and iOS 9 is still stored in your hard drive, then simply follow the given path and hunt it there. youruserfolder/Library/iTunes/. There you will find it in an iPad software updates folder.

Don’t worry if your Mac has already cleaned that up, you can still get this file from any of the websites as there are lot of websites on the web carrying this file.
Once you got the file, open this .ipsw file. (Here we are considering ourselves lucky enough the Apple is still signing iOS 9 files which is a limited time process).
Lets follow these little steps to get your Apple device suited up with iOS 9.
1. Plug your iPhone or iPad into your Mac / PC.
2. Launch iTunes.
3. Click on your device in the iTunes interface and select Summary.
4. Now hold down the Alt/Option (or Shift on a PC) key, and click the Restore button.
5. You’ll need to disable the Find My feature on the Apple device if you’ve enabled it.


Now simply navigate to the already downloaded .ipsw file and click on open. It will install iOS 9 on your Apple device.
In case your iTunes says that you are already running the latest version of iOS, you will need to put your Apple device into recovery mode. For that, turn off your iPhone / iPad, connect the cable with the Mac / PC and press the home button on your iPhone for a while you are connecting the cable on the other end to your device.

When your iPhone / iPad will connect to the iTunes and you will be notified that your device is in the recovery mode, release the home button. Tap on the options / Alt button and click restore. Now Simply navigate to the. Ipsw file and tap the install button on-screen.

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Google gave us a good deal of glimpse into virtual world by Google cardboard but it was Samsung and Oculus which came out with a fully fledged Virtual reality sets for Smartphone use. Now Google has placed its handful of aces on deck and released two new Smartphones namely Pixel and Pixel XL, both ready for

google-daydream-viewGoogle DayDream vs Samsung Gear Vr

Daydream view
The credibility of an ideal Smartphone based VR system depends upon how comfortable the VR set is. Samsung released three generations of VR sets with each one refining the ease of use and now Google by introducing a bit more technology in the framework has made it even better. Daydream View uses wireless

  • NFC connection to start Daydream Home which makes its initial configuration less hectic unlike Gear VR and makes it support a huge range of premium Smartphones.
  • Gear VR now has a dedicated space for the people with glass while as Daydream View has also introduced this modification besides making the VR smaller and lighter. However Gear VR completely seals off your face when you wear it but Google has managed to make a wider padding on its sides and fits your face without sealing off.
  • The one big turnoff that Daydream View possesses is that the light sources present on the rear sides of the VR are not sealed which makes VR experience less immersive unlike Samsung Gear VR in which Samsung has burned their midnight oils to introduce matte plastics making experience very immersive without any visibility of a light vr
  • Another thing to be taken into consideration is that Daydream View makes use of single elasticated strap to fit your head while as Gear VR houses hardened plastics as well as a strap, thus being said that Daydream View is much more comfortable to use as compared to Gear VR.
  • Gear VR being assigned with different plastic mechanisms is heavier than Daydream view. Thus the main fact is that both the VR sets have a single weakness at a stake that being uncomfortable nature of Gear VR and light leakage problem of Daydream view. Thus its up to you to choose between the ease of use and immersive nature of performance.
  • You should also know that Daydream view saves your $20 which makes it $99 vs $79 battle. But the need of game-pad for Gear VR to run many apps and games in Oculus Home makes it around $150 for Gear VR unlike Daydream View which is ready to complete with Gear VR having a universal type compatibility and not only for their own devices. This gives Daydream View another advantage over a bit isolated type Gear VR.