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Differences Between the VR Headsets

Are you fed up trying to find out the main different between the VR headsets? We have put together a very a simple guide which shows you the most important features for each VR headset.

Currently there are many different types of VR headsets on the market for PC’s, games consoles and mobile phones. There are also standalone VR headsets which do not require a device to be linked with it. We hope the guide below will show you which device is more suitable for you, or the person you are buying for. Please note that this guide only considers the very best VR devices on the market.

NEWEST VR HEADSETS

Oculus
(Meta) Quest 2
Oculus
(Meta) Quest 1
Oculus Rift SHTC VIVE PRO 2
Release Date2020201920192021
Display Resolution1832 x 3800
1832 x 1920 per eye
1440 x 1660 (2 lots)1280 x 1440 per eye

88 Field of View
4896 x 2448 (5K)

2448 x 2448 per eye

120 Field of View
Display TypeLCDOLEDLCDAMOLED
Refresh Rate72 – 90Hz and 120Hz72Hz80 Hz90Hz (Wireless)
or
120Hz (Wired)
ProcessorSnapdragon 865 XR2 Kryo 585
8 Core
8 Threads
2.5Ghz Max
This chip is made specifically for VR
and therefore designed to handle VR features.
Snapdragon 835 Kryo 280
8 Core
8 Threads
2.45Ghz Max
This chip is commonly seen on mobile phones.
Uses PC processor
Core i5 4590/AMD
Min required
Uses PC processor
Core i5 4590/AMD
Min required
GPUAdreno 650
Clock 587 Mhz
1267 GFLOPS
Adreno 450 Uses PC GPU
Nvidia GTX 970
Min required
Uses PC GPU
GeForce RTX 20
is ideal
RAM 6GB 4GB Uses PC RAM
8GM RAM
Min required
Uses PC RAM
8GM RAM
Min required
Storage 128GB / 256GB 64GB / 128GB
Weight 503g (1.1Lbs) 570g (1.3Lbs)500g
(1.1Lbs)
Controllers Oculus touch controllers
x 2 (V3)
Requires 2 AA battery’s

Face buttons
Joystick
Touch pad
Index Trigger
Middle finger Trigger
Oculus touch controllers
x 2 (V2)
Requires 2 AA battery’s

Joystick
Touch pad
Index Trigger
Middle finger Trigger
Oculus touch controllers
x 2 (V2)
Requires 2 AA battery’s

Face buttons
Joystick
Touch pad
Index Trigger
Middle finger Trigger
The VIVE Pro 2 headset is usually sold separately from the controllers and base stations.
CamerasInternal cameras for tracking

Outward facing monochrome camera to detect your chosen room boundary
Internal cameras for tracking Internal cameras for tracking

Outward facing monochrome camera to detect your chosen room boundary
Battery Life2 – 3 Hours2 – 5 Hours2.5 Hours
Connections USB-C
3.5mm Headphone jack
USB 3
Bluetooth
USB 3
Display Port 1.2
USB 3
USB-C
Bluetooth
Tracking Type 6DOF
(6 Point Tracking)
Via 4 Cameras
6DOF
(6 Point Tracking)
Via 4 Cameras
6DOF
(6 Point Tracking)
Via 5 Cameras
6DOF
(6 Point Tracking)
SensorsSteam VR Tracking

G-Sensor

Gyroscope

Proximity

Eye Comfort Setting (IPD)
PC/Console Required?NONOYES
PC
Display Port 1.2
Connection
YES
PC
Display Port 1.4min
Connection
Wireless?YESYESNOYES
Connect via Facebook?YESNO
Safety FeaturesYou can set your gaming boundary You can set your gaming boundary
Age Recommendation
Popular GamesBeat Saber
Superhot VR
REASONS
TO BUY
Very Good VR graphics

No cables

Sharp display

Powerful processor

Accurate motion tracking

Comfortable weight

No PC or console required
Using PC based Oculus Games Store, which is an impressive games library Excellent VR graphics

No cables

Incredibly Sharp display

Very Powerful processor

Accurate motion tracking

Comfortable weight

Exceptional comfort
REASONS
NOT TO BUY
Short battery life
Can cause motion sickness
Some ads
Clunky design
Wired to PC
WHERE TO BUYBUY OCULUS QUEST 2
FROM AMAZON STORE
BUY OCULUS QUEST 1
FROM AMAZON STORE
BUY OCULUS RIFT S
FROM AMAZON STORE
BUY HTC VIVE PRO 2
FROM AMAZON STORE

OLDER VR HEADSETS

HTC VIVE PROPlayStation VR
Release Date2016
Display Resolution
2880 x 1600
1400 x 1600 per eye

615 PPI
110 View of View
1920 x 1080
960 x 1080 per eye
Display TypeAMOLEDOLED
Refresh Rate90 Hz120 Hz
ProcessorUses PC processor
Core i5 4590/AMD
Min required
Uses the PlayStation 4 or 5
GPUUses PC GPU
GeForce 1060
Min required
Uses the PlayStation 4 or 5
RAM Uses PC RAM
8GM RAM
Min required
Uses the PlayStation 4 or 5
Storage Uses the PlayStation 4 or 5
Weight 555g
(1.2Lbs)
600g
(1.3Lbs)
ControllersPlayStation move controllers
DualShock 4
Cameras
Battery Life2.5 Hours
ConnectionsUSB
USB-C
Display Port
HDMI
Bluetooth
USB
HDMI
Tracking Type6DOF
(6 Point Tracking)
6DOF
(6 Point Tracking)
SensorsSteam VR Tracking

G-Sensor

Gyroscope

Proximity

Eye Comfort Setting (IPD)
Uses PlayStation
Move
Camera
PC/Console Required? YES
PC
Display Port
Connection
YES

PlayStation 4/5 Required
Connect via Facebook?
Safety Features
Age Recommendation
Popular GamesOnly PS4 games supported
REASONS
TO BUY
Excellent VR graphics

No cables

Very Sharp display

Very Powerful processor

Accurate motion tracking

Comfortable weight

Very comfortable
Immersive VR experience

Motion control support
REASONS
NOT TO BUY
Slightly grainy picture

Motion tracking issues depending
on lighting conditions, as the headset
uses light to track, rather than infrared like newer headsets.
WHERE TO BUY BUY OCULUS HTC VIVE PRO 1
FROM AMAZON STORE
BUY PLAYSTATION VR
FROM AMAZON STORE

Q. WHAT IS 6DOF?

6DOF is the type of motion tracking system your headset uses. The 6 represents the number of different things that can be tracked which is usually:

Pitch (Orientation)

Yaw (Orientation)

Roll (Orientation)

Up/Down (Position)

Left/Right (Position)

Forwards/Backwards (Position)

3DOF headsets only track orientation. In general, the higher the DOF number, the better your headset will be. This is because it will help you feel more submerged in the VR experience.

Q. WHAT IS CHAPERONE?

Chaperone is a feature that is becoming more common on newer VR headsets. It enables the user to set a physical boundary within the room they will be using the headset. If they step outside of this boundary when using the device, the front facing cameras will then turn on so they can see the real world again. It is basically a safety feature. If you do not have this feature, then you will need to take the headset off to see what is going on outside of the headset.

ABOUT OCULAS VR HEADSETS

Did you know that Oculus is a division of Meta Platforms, which was previously known as Facebook Inc. Oculus is based in California, United States. They have produces a variety of VR headsets such as the Oculus Rift and Quest lines.

Differences between the VR Headsets

ABOUT HTC VIVE VR HEADSETS

HTC is an international cooperation which manufacture telecommunications devices such as mobile phone. However, they have also become a well known player in the VR world. HTC specialise in high end VR headsets known as HTC Vive.

HTC Vive VR headset

ABOUT PLAYSTATION VR HEADSETS

PlayStation is one of the worlds leading games console manufacturers. And were the first to release a VR Headset for their games console.

Playstation VR Headset

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