When Google revealed its Daydream View in October, it was announced alongside the Google Pixel and Pixel XL. These two "phones by Google" and headset were a match made in VR heaven in some ways, but that also meant you could only experience Daydream by using a Pixel.
If you're in the market for a Daydream phone, you have a few options to choose from. The six compatible phones bring different things to the table. For example, the Pixel phones will automatically get the latest Android updates as they're made available, while the Moto Z has the option to attach Moto Mod accessories. The three new phones offer their own unique features, like the dual cameras in the Mate 9 Pro, the dual SIM in the Axon 7 or Tango AR compatibility in the ZenFone AR. So which phone you pick depends on the features you want -- and the price, of course.
Luckily CNET's got your back and came up with the following chart for easy side-by-side comparison.
Which Daydream phone is right for you?
|Google Pixel||Google Pixel XL||Motorola Moto Z||Huawei Mate 9 Pro||Asus ZenFone AR||ZTE Axon 7|
|Display size, resolution||5-inch; 1,920x1,080 pixels||5.5-inch; 2,560x1,440 pixels||5.5-inch; 2,560x1,440 pixels||5.5-inch; 2,560x1,440 pixels||5.7-inch; 2,560x1,440 pixels||5.5-inch; 2,560x1,440 pixels|
|Pixel density||441 ppi||534 ppi||535 ppi||534 ppi||515 ppi||538ppi|
|Dimensions (inches)||5.7x2.74x0.34 (at its thickest)||6.1x2.98x0.34 (at its thickest)||6.11x2.96x0.2||5.98x2.95x0.3||6.25x3.06x0.35 (at its thickest)||5.97x2.9x0.31|
|Dimensions (millimeters)||143.8x69.54x8.58 (at its thickest)||154.7x75.74x8.58 (at its thickest)||155.3 x 75.3 x 5.19||152x75x7.5||158.6x77.7x8.95 (at its thickest)||151.8x75x8.7|
|Weight (ounces, grams)||5.04 oz; 143 g||5.92 oz; 168g||4.79 oz; 136 g||5.96 oz; 169g||6 oz; 170g||6.17 oz; 175 g|
|Mobile software||Android 7.1 Nougat||Android 7.1 Nougat||Android 6.0 Marshmallow||Android 7.0 Nougat||Android 7.0 Nougat||Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow|
|Camera||12.3-megapixel||12.3-megapixel||13-megapixel||20-megapixel monochrome + 12-megapixel dual cameras||23-megapixel||20-megapixel|
|Optical Image Stablization||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Video capture||4K||4K||4K (30 fps)||4K||4K||4K|
|Processor||2.15GHz + 1.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821||2.15GHz + 1.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821||Up to 2.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820||2.4GHz + 1.8GHz octo-core Huawei Kirin 960||2.35Ghz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821||2.15GHz quad-core Snapdragon 820|
|Storage||32GB, 128GB||32GB, 128GB||32/64 GB||128GB||32GB, 64GB, 128GB, 256GB||64GB, 128GB (varies by region)|
|RAM||4GB||4GB||4GB||6GB||6GB / 8GB||4GB, 6GB|
|Expandable storage||None||None||up to 2TB||None||Up to 2TB||Up to 128GB|
|Battery||2,770mAh||3,450mAh||2,600 mAh (nonremovable)||4,000mAh||3,300mAh||3,140mAh|
|Fingerprint sensor||Back cover||Back cover||Below screen||Home button||Home button||Back cover|
|Special features||Google Assistant built-in; unlimited cloud storage; Daydream VR-ready||Google Assistant built-in; unlimited cloud storage; Daydream VR-ready||Magnetic Moto Mod snap-on accessories and dedicated accessory port on back; Daydream VR-ready||Dual camera; dual-SIM; curved display; Daydream VR-ready||Tango AR depth camera; Daydream VR-ready||Dual-SIM option; Daydream VR-ready|
|Price off-contract (USD)||$649 (32GB); $749 (128GB)||$769 (32GB); $869 (128GB)||$624||$680 (converted from Chinese price)||TBD||$400|
|Price (GBP)||£599 (32GB); £699 (128GB)||£719 (32GB); £819 (128GB)||NA||£553 (converted from Chinese price)||TBD||£275|
|Price (AUD)||AU$1,079 (32GB); AU$1,229 (128GB)||AU$1,269 (32GB); AU$1,419 (128GB)||NA||AU$930 (converted from Chinese price)||TBD||AU$699|
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