Xiaomi Mi VR Play Headset is the Chinese tech giant’s effort at bringing low-cost VR experience in smartphones. It comes for a price of about 1200 Nepali Rupees and does have better functionality than other existing cardboard-based VR Headsets.
We decided to try this VR set and have a hands-on experience. What’s our verdict? Read on to find out!
What’s in the box?
- Mi VR Play Headset
- Three-way strap
- User Manual (in Chinese)
Mi VR Play can only hold phones that are 4.7 to 5.7 inches. It is compatible with Android handsets running version 4.4 or higher.
The main advantage of having a VR is that you can easily scroll through 360 videos by turning your head around. But this is only possible in phones that have a gyroscope sensor. If not, you will lose that panoramic view. However, you can still watch other VR videos and movies.
Lightweight Lycra: It is a mix of nylon and spandex and does not break easily like other plastic VR headsets.
Open-back design: It lets you adjust your phone quickly and even allows your phone to cool down if it gets heated up during use.
Anti-skid strips: It does not let your phone slip from its position. Also, it does not press the home button, power, or volume keys.
Textured metal button: This button allows you to control what’s on your screen. It also lets you play/pause the videos and games easily, without having to take the phone out.
Two-way zip design: It secures the phone in place, so it doesn’t fall off. You can easily move around without having to worry about breaking your phone. Even using headphones and earphones is easier if you insert it through the zip.
The casing overall feels quite premium for this pricepoint. It is made of spandex and nylon mix and weighs only 208 grams. This is pretty light considering how large and heavy other plastic VR sets can get.
There’s also a textured metal button on the top, and its placement is quite comfortable. This set comes with adjustable straps, which can take quite some time to adjust for your face. Personally, I struggled a lot in determining the right size for my head.
The quality of both the casing, as well as the straps, is quite good, although it can experience some wear and tear over time.
Most VR sets have a 100 field of view, but Mi VR Play is limited to just 75. The lens is also impressive. They are an anti-reflective optical-grade aspheric lens.
Are they comfortable to use?
As the headset is quite light, it is very comfortable, even for prolonged use. The inside of this headset is very spacious. For people who wear glasses, they might not even need to remove their glasses. But for other people, the spacious room may feel just a little bit annoying.
Obviously, Mi VR Play Headset is not comparable to other high-end Vr sets. But for a cardboard-based VR, it does its job quite well. It is aimed at making people develop an interest in mobile VR, and for this price point, it does just that.
Check out the video below to watch the review of Mi VR Play Headset!
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