87points

Oculus Quest 2

78points

Valve Index

Comparison winner
Oculus Quest 2
Valve Index
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64 facts in comparison

Oculus Quest 2 vs Valve Index

Oculus Quest 2
Valve Index

Why is Oculus Quest 2 better than Valve Index?

  • 1.53x higher resolution
    ?

    3664 x 1920pxvs2880 x 1600px
  • Can be used wirelessly
    ?
  • 307g lighter
    ?

    503gvs810g
  • 0.2 newer USB version
    ?

    3.2vs3
  • Supports Wi-Fi
    ?
  • 2 more cameras
    ?

    4vs2
  • Has a compass
    ?
  • Has USB Type-C
    ?

Why is Valve Index better than Oculus Quest 2?

  • 30° wider field of view
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    130°vs100°
  • 20% higher refresh rate
    ?

    144Hzvs120Hz
  • Has a laser tracking system
    ?
  • 1 more microphone(s)
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    2vs1
  • Has an IPS screen
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Price comparison

Oculus Quest 2

Buy used:

$233

ProductStorePrice
Oculus Quest 2 amazonMeta Quest 2 — Advanced All-In-One Virtu...Meta Quest 2 — Advanced All-In-One Virtual Reality Headset — 256 GB
amazon logo
$399
Oculus Quest 2 amazonOCULUS HOLLYWOOD 256 GB USB 2.0 Black US...OCULUS HOLLYWOOD 256 GB USB 2.0 Black USB Flash Drive
amazon logo
$654
Oculus Quest 2 walmartHTC VIVE Pro 2 Headset
walmart logo
$799
Oculus Quest 2 walmartOculus Rift S PC-Powered VR Gaming Heads...Oculus Rift S PC-Powered VR Gaming Headset
walmart logo
$567

Valve Index

ProductStorePrice
Valve Index amazonValve Index VR Full Kit
amazon logo
$1,200
Valve Index amazonValve Index Full VR Kit (2020 Model) (In...Valve Index Full VR Kit (2020 Model) (Includes Headset, Base Stations, & Controllers)
amazon logo
$1,189
Valve Index amazonValve Index VR HMD
amazon logo
$700
Valve Index amazonValve Index Faceplate Dual Fan Frunk Plu...Valve Index Faceplate Dual Fan Frunk Plug and Play USB Aluminum Radiator Accessories Cooling Heat for VR Headset Preventing Fogging with Big Airflow Quiet Fans Extends VR Life by X-super Home
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$40

User reviews

Overall Rating

Oculus Quest 2
8.8
12 User reviews
Oculus Quest 2
8.8/10
12 User reviews
Valve Index
9.0
2 User reviews
Valve Index
9.0/10
2 User reviews

Features

Comfort

8.5/10
12 votes
10.0/10
2 votes

Display quality

8.6/10
12 votes
10.0/10
2 votes

Responsiveness

8.4/10
12 votes
9.5/10
2 votes

Low eye strain

8.2/10
9 votes
9.0/10
2 votes

App ecosystem

8.0/10
10 votes
9.0/10
2 votes

Comments

James C

James C

5 months ago

9 / 10

OCULUS SuPPORT is inefficient

James C

James C

5 months ago

9 / 10

The product itself is GREAT however the Oculus Support at META is the worst I've ever seen in my entire life. My unit has a defect and there's rampant porch piracy. They fail at ensuring guaranteed delivery and refuse options to furnish replacements where the unit was bought if they do a recall even if you've purchased a store warranty! I've been trying to replace my defective Quest 2 for 3 months and have yet to have this issue resolved!

Pros

  • Great vr experience

Cons

  • Awful unprofessional and unreliable customer support at Oculus Support.
3 users found this helpful
Doggo

Doggo

5 months ago

7 / 10

good for begineers

Doggo

Doggo

5 months ago

7 / 10

doesnt have the best graphics everything looks like caca inside of games that were ported from pcvr

Pros

  • tracking is ok
  • support is good

Cons

  • tracking problems when lights turned off
  • not as powerfull as a pc so not giving as good as experience
1 users found this helpful
Joshua

Joshua

4 months ago

8 / 10

Oculus the underpowered headset

Joshua

Joshua

4 months ago

8 / 10

Don't get me wrong, I've had mine for nearly 2 years and the only thing i have issues with is stick drift. Controller life span (continuous use) is 1.5 years. after the V37 update that "Fixes the drifting issues" you can still feel the controller being sluggish after that.

Pros

  • Great DPI
  • Decent microphone

Cons

  • Controller Drift
  • Have to use Facebook just to use the quest 2
  • Doesnt allow you to use headphones with mics built in
1 users found this helpful

Design

1.weight

503g

810g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
2.Can be used wirelessly
Oculus Quest 2
Valve Index
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
3.adjustable IPD
Oculus Quest 2
Valve Index
Interpupillary distance (IPD) is the distance between the center of your eyes. Without adjustable IPD, the lenses of a VR headset may not line up with your pupils, which can result in eye strain and nausea.
4.battery power

10000mAh

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Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
5.has a battery level indicator
Oculus Quest 2
Valve Index
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
6.thickness

142.5mm

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We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
7.height

102mm

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The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
8.volume

2783.45cm³

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Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.
9.maximum operating temperature

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The maximum temperature at which the device can perform to the optimal level.

Display & Lenses

1.screen size

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7"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
2.resolution

3664 x 1920px

2880 x 1600px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
3.field of view

100°

130°

A wider field of view assures an immersive and realistic experience.
4.refresh rate

120Hz

144Hz

The frequency at which the screen is refreshed. Higher frequency results in less flickering (less noise) and more natural movement representation in action-intense scenes.
5.Has adjustable lenses
Oculus Quest 2
Valve Index
With adjustable lenses, the device can assure a sharp and clear image for a wide range of users, including users who usually wear glasses.
6.Has a display
Oculus Quest 2
Valve Index
The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
7.Has an OLED or AMOLED display
Oculus Quest 2
Valve Index
OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) displays are formed of organic materials that emit light. They have higher contrast ratios and wider viewing angles compared to LCDs. AMOLED and POLED are types of OLED displays.
8.lens diameter

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Lenses with a bigger diameter offer better image quality.
9.pixel density

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Pixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.

Performance

1.CPU speed

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The CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.
2.RAM

6GB

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Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of volatile memory used to store working data and machine code currently in use. It is a quick-access, temporary virtual storage that can be read and changed in any order, thus enabling fast data processing.
3.internal storage

256GB

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The internal storage refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.
4.has an external memory slot
Oculus Quest 2
Valve Index
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.

Tracking

1.Tracks head movement
Oculus Quest 2
Valve Index
As your head moves, the images move in real-time, assuring a realistic experience.
2.has a gyroscope
Oculus Quest 2
Valve Index
A gyroscope is a sensor that tracks the orientation of a device, more specifically by measuring the angular rotational velocity. Initially, they were built using a spinning rotor to detect changes in orientation, like twisting or rotation.
3.Has position tracking
Oculus Quest 2
Valve Index
The device can track your position in space and warn you if you are about to hit something.
4.Can track 360° head movement
Oculus Quest 2
Valve Index
The headset has multiple sensors and cameras that assure low latency tracking for 360° movements.
5.has an accelerometer
Oculus Quest 2
Valve Index
An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.
6.Has gesture control
Oculus Quest 2
Valve Index
The gesture control function allows you to manipulate virtual objects.
7.tracking area

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Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Valve Index)

The area of the surface that can be used for VR or AR simulations. A larger tracking area allows you more freedom of movement.
8.Has an infrared sensor
Oculus Quest 2
Valve Index
With an infrared sensor the device can detect motion by measuring the infrared (IR) light radiating from objects in its field of view.
9.Has gaze and eye tracking capabilities
Oculus Quest 2
Valve Index
The device can track the movement of your eyes and your gaze, making it easy to interact with the content.

Connectivity

1.Has USB Type-C
Oculus Quest 2
Valve Index
The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
2.Bluetooth version

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Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Valve Index)

Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
3.Is compatible with Android
Oculus Quest 2
Valve Index
It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.
4.Is compatible with iOS
Oculus Quest 2
Valve Index
It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.
Allows you to connect to a display using DisplayPort.
6.mini DisplayPort outputs

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Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Valve Index)

Allows you to connect to a display using mini-DisplayPort.
7.HDMI ports

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Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Valve Index)

More HDMI ports mean that you can simultaneously connect numerous devices, such as video game consoles and set-top boxes.
Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.
9.supports Wi-Fi
Oculus Quest 2
Valve Index
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

Features

1.Game controller included
Oculus Quest 2
Valve Index
The device comes with a game controller.
2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Oculus Quest 2
Valve Index
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
3.Has integrated audio
Oculus Quest 2
Valve Index
Devices with integrated audio are more convenient to use, as you don't have worry about connecting headphones or microphones.
4.has stereo speakers
Oculus Quest 2
Valve Index
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
5.Has touch controllers
Oculus Quest 2
Valve Index
The device comes with handheld wireless controllers that are used for gesture control and/or movement tracking.
6.supports a remote smartphone
Oculus Quest 2
Valve Index
This technology allows the users to use their smartphone as a remote control for the device.
7.Has a remote control
Oculus Quest 2
Valve Index
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
8.controller weight

126g

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A lighter controller puts less strain on the hands while playing.
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Miscellaneous

1.Supports 3D audio
Oculus Quest 2
Valve Index
3D audio provides a more immersive soundscape than traditional surround sound technologies, allowing you to pinpoint the exact direction that sounds are coming from.
2.Price (global median value)

484.85 €

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Updated on Sun Apr 17 2022
The global median price is determined by calculating the median value of all the prices available for a product, taking into account all markets.

Price comparison

Oculus Quest 2

Buy used:

$233

ProductStorePrice
Oculus Quest 2 amazonMeta Quest 2 — Advanced All-In-One Virtu...Meta Quest 2 — Advanced All-In-One Virtual Reality Headset — 256 GB
amazon logo
$399
Oculus Quest 2 amazonOCULUS HOLLYWOOD 256 GB USB 2.0 Black US...OCULUS HOLLYWOOD 256 GB USB 2.0 Black USB Flash Drive
amazon logo
$654
Oculus Quest 2 walmartHTC VIVE Pro 2 Headset
walmart logo
$799
Oculus Quest 2 walmartOculus Rift S PC-Powered VR Gaming Heads...Oculus Rift S PC-Powered VR Gaming Headset
walmart logo
$567

Valve Index

ProductStorePrice
Valve Index amazonValve Index VR Full Kit
amazon logo
$1,200
Valve Index amazonValve Index Full VR Kit (2020 Model) (In...Valve Index Full VR Kit (2020 Model) (Includes Headset, Base Stations, & Controllers)
amazon logo
$1,189
Valve Index amazonValve Index VR HMD
amazon logo
$700
Valve Index amazonValve Index Faceplate Dual Fan Frunk Plu...Valve Index Faceplate Dual Fan Frunk Plug and Play USB Aluminum Radiator Accessories Cooling Heat for VR Headset Preventing Fogging with Big Airflow Quiet Fans Extends VR Life by X-super Home
amazon logo
$40

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