OCULUS QUEST 2: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE PURCHASE.


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OCULUS QUEST 2: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE PURCHASE.

The oculus quest 2 just like its predecessor is regarded as a hybrid VR headset. The quest 2 is completely stand-alone and you do not need a PC to use it. It also possesses full inside-out tracking capabilities and all you need is Facebook account, Wi-Fi connection and a mobile phone to get it working. All the games and apps can be downloaded to and played directly from the headset itself. If you have powerful gaming PC, you can also connect your quest 2 to the PC and play games via the headset.

Also, in the box, you get everything you need to dive straight into virtual reality. These includes – The oculus quest 2 headset, newly designed oculus touch controllers, a lens spacer (especially for those using glasses), a short one meter USB C charging cable and a power adaptor. The headset comes in two models – The 64GB model which is about $299 and the 256GB USD model which is $399 USD. Other than the storage capacity, there is no difference between the two headsets in terms of specs.

The performance

The quest 2 is a significant upgrade from the original quest performance. The quest 2 is built with the latest and greatest XR2 chipset from QUALCOMM. The chipset is twice as powerful as the original quest. This new chipset is specifically designed for VR and AR devices. It also has an additional 2GB of memory over the original quest, making a total of 6GB. Games are quicker to load, games are faster and the experience feels smoother.

Battery life

In terms of battery life, the quest 2 lasts 2 to 3 hours’ worth of gaming before needing to be recharged. You are sure to enjoy quality gaming within this period of time.

Resolution 

The new display is very is very nice and has a similar view as the original quest. The new display reduces the screen door effect and the images look vivid and sharp. After using the quest 2 for a period of time, you would find it very difficult to use the original quest.

The lens

The lenses in the quest 2 are the same with the lenses used in the original quest and interestingly the headset does future IPD adjustment. The headset also has settings where you can move the lenses manually to 3 different IPD slots. Setting one is at 58mm, setting two is at 63mm and setting three is 68mm.


Oculus Quest specs: 

  • Display panel: OLED
  • Display resolution: 1440 x 1600 per eye (Oculus Rift had 1080×1200 per eye)
  • 72Hz refresh rate
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor
  • 4GB RAM
  • Lithium-ion battery with 2-3 hours playtime, depending on what you are playing
  • 6 degrees of freedom head and hand tracking
  • Two touch controllers
  • Weight: 571g (Rift is 470g)