Resolution per eye
Density per eye ⓘ ⓘ Pixel density relativized to 6 inches for better comparison
Single Fast-Switch LCD
Standalone & PC
Qualcomm ® Snapdragon XR2 Platform, 6GB RAM
Oculus Quest Platform
Autonomous and possibility of connection to PC. Higher resolution (higher than Valve Index), better display, lighter, faster: the Oculus Quest 2 brings some improvements over its predecessor. Only good things can be said about Oculus Quest 2 at its price.
The Oculus Quest 2 comes with rewarding upgrades compared to the predecessor Model therefore.
- Best processor
- Higher resolution (LCD instead of OLED, no” grid ” visible)
- Less blur with fast movements
- It’s even cheaper than the first Oculus Quest
- 90 Hz (supplied with an upgrade)
The Oculus Quest 2-Source: Amazonas *
The display has a sharper display (1832 × 1920 px per eye instead of 1600×1440 px, which is even more than the Valve Index). What also stands out: Oculus Quest 2 uses an LCD screen instead of an OLED screen. With this LCD, the effect of luminous persistence (blur of the image when moving quickly) is reduced to be more fluid than with OLED. It only accepts the deep black values of an OLED display, but provides a smoother experience, which is very positive overall. This is also confirmed by John Carmack (former director of ID-Software, now working at Oculus):
The refresh rate is 90Hz, which is quite smooth. You can also switch to 120 Hz in experimental settings. However, it should be noted that it is a beta configuration, not compatible with all software and battery consumption increases.
Oculus Quest 2
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There are 2 variants, one with 64 GB and another with 265 GB of memory, the difference is around 100 €. In our opinion, upgrading to the 265GB version is worth the money. A battery charge lasts about 2 to 3 hours, virtual reality glasses are 100% recharged in about 2 to 3 hours.
With the “Guardian system” or a security system so that you do not find anywhere in the apartment, it works very easily. Draw a marker on the ground in the virtual reality app and thus know how far you can go (accidents have occurred in the past and have occurred frequently: crashing into the table, etc.). This system helps to better protect you and your home 🙂
In the package you can expect:
- Oculus Quest 2
- Glasses separators
- USB-C charging cable (you get it here * )
- Controller with straps
Which is a bit confusing and annoying: you need a Facebook account and you need to connect it to the Oculus app through a smartphone. The reasons for this are that better “data security”is guaranteed. That sounds very strange. In addition, all game purchases are linked to the Facebook account. Facebook could have solved it better.
No tracking stations needed
Unlike other VR glasses, for which base stations or tracking stations must be installed in the room, Oculus Quest 2 does everything with internally integrated cameras.
No PC needed
The Oculus Quest 2 has a Qualcomm ® Snapdragon XR2 and 6GB of RAM, which was specially designed for virtual reality and augmented reality. Of course, games are not graphically extremely grandiloquent when operated without a PC, but for a standalone device this is fine, which can be displayed for both eyes at a relatively high resolution (1832 × 1920px per eye). In addition, many developers have updated their games graphically for Oculus Quest 2 so that, of course, you can enjoy better graphics than in Oculus Quest 1.
But what’s great is that you can take the Oculus Quest 2 with you wherever you go. It does not depend on your PC and your location, you can also switch to another room or even take the VR glasses to your friends.
But it can be connected to PC (Oculus Link and Oculus Air Link)
Oculus Quest 2 can be connected to the PC via “Oculus Link”, so games with higher performance requirements can be played through a USB cable (of course, depending on the performance of the PC, it is better to have a powerful gaming PC here you can call). What else you need: a fairly long USB-C cable (you can find it here: Oculus Quest USB Cable * )
Conclusion of Oculus Quest 2
It’s actually extremely impressive what you get with Oculus Quest 2. You can use it independently without a PC, but you can also connect it to a PC and play graphically crafted featured titles. Tracking works great without base stations. It has a 90 Hz display, high resolution and a platform (Oculus) that is very compatible. The only drawback is the connection to Facebook. If you can handle that, the Oculus Quest 2 is a miraculous virtual reality headset.
Oculus Quest 2 Accessories
USB-C Cable for Oculus Quest 2: This 6 meter long cable worked very well for us: Oculus Quest 2 USB Cable
Carrying case / bag: We can recommend this bag here. It is extremely compact and protects the Oculus Quest 2 very well: Oculus Quest 2 Bag
More about Oculus Quest 2
Install APK files in Oculus Quest 2
Sometimes you need to have to manually install APK files on your Oculus Quest 2. Here you get the information how it works: Install APK files in Oculus Quest 2
Performance issues with Steam VR and Oculus Link
It can happen that the connection between Steam VR and Oculus Link does not work properly and everything goes out. You can find some possible solutions here: Steam VR and Oculus Link performance issues