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Comparison of the Oculus Quest and the Oculus Go

After the Oculus Go, the new Oculus VR headset came onto the market, the Oculus Quest. Both headsets are wireless and can be used separately from other hardware. What are the differences between the Quest and the Go? You can read more about it in this comparison.

Oculus Quest

1600x1440 resolution per eye | OLED screen | Suitable for people with glasses
519,-
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  • The Quest doesn't need a PC to function, so you can use the Quest anywhere.
  • With 4 cameras at the front, the Quest creates SDOF for realistic in-game movements.
  • The controllers translate hand movements to the virtual world very precisely.
  • The refresh rate of 72Hz is lower than that of other VR headsets.

Oculus Go

2560x1440 Fast switch LCD | No PC or mobile phone required | Including touch controller (1x)
219,-
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  • The Go doesn't need a PC to function, so you can go anywhere with the Go.
  • With a resolution of 2560 x 1440 and a pixel density of 538 PPI, the virtual environment and apps come clearly into focus.
  • Thanks to the attachment, the Go is also suitable for people who wear glasses.
  • The lenses of the Oculus Go can't be adjusted, so you have to find the right viewing angle while adjusting the headbands.

The comparison

Oculus Quest Oculus Go
Display 2880x1600 pixels 2560x1440 pixels
Refresh rate 72Hz 60Hz
Internal memory 64 or 128GB 32 or 64GB
Audio Integrated Integrated
Weight 470 grams 468 grams
Number of controllers 2 1

The display

Display Oculus Quest

Quest: 2 OLED displays

The Oculus Quest has 2 OLED displays that provide a total resolution of 2880 x 1600 pixels together. This gives the Quest the highest pixel density of all Oculus headsets. In terms of refresh rate, the Quest reaches 72Hz. That is considerably less than the original Oculus Rift, for example, but you do get a larger field of view in return.

Oculus Go display

Go: single LCD display

Like the Oculus Rift and Rift S, the Oculus Go has a single LCD display. The total resolution is 2560 x 1440 pixels, which is a bit lower than that of the Quest. The refresh rate of the display is also 60Hz compared to the 72Hz of the Quest. The Go is a bit less powerful than the Quest in this area. That is why the Go is also a bit more affordable.

Internal memory

Play Quest games

Quest: 64 or 128GB storage

The Quest has been released in two versions, one with 64GB storage and one with 128GB storage. In this respect, the Quest and Go are very similar in that they both have internal memory to store your games. Another similarity of the headsets is the integrated audio. The audio is integrated in both the Quest and the Go, so you don't need extra headphones.

Controller use VR

Go: 32GB or 64GB storage

The Go is available in the 32GB and the 64GB version. The internal storage is needed to store your media and games. After all, the Go doesn't need external hardware for optimal use. Because the sound and your games both come from the Go itself, you can use the headset wherever you want.

Controllers and weight

Virtual reality controller

Quest: a controller in each hand

Most Oculus headsets have 2 controllers to control your games. In that respect, the Quest is no exception. This also has to do with the six degrees of freedom support, which registers every movement you make with your arms, among other things. The Go doesn't have that, so you only need one controller. In terms of weight, the Go and the Quest are equally heavy, both about 470 grams.

Control online games

Go: one controller

You only need 1 controller to use the Go. Unlike the Quest, the Go doesn't have six degrees of freedom support. This means that the single controller is the only thing you need to use the device, besides the Go. This also makes it easier to take the Go with you, because a single controller can easily fit in a bag.

Conclusion

The Oculus Quest and the Oculus Go are similar in many ways. They're both wireless, have integrated audio, and weigh about the same. The difference between the 2 is in the storage capacity, the number of controllers you need, and the displays. The Quest wins over the Go in terms of image quality, but the Go is also intended as a starter model. All in all, both headsets are suitable for an on the go VR experience.



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