Last Updated on September 18, 2021 by AmazeMeGadgets
Oculus Quest 2: An All-in-One VR Experience
It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or a seasoned VR veteran; the Oculus Quest 2 is just for you. It is one of the best overall VR systems available in the market to find a way out of your rigorous life. As an upgrade to the original Quest and at a lesser price, the new Oculus Quest 2 can be considered the best untethered standalone VR Headset in the market. Quest 2 is a faster, cheaper, smaller, and lighter device than its predecessor.
Furthermore, the Quest 2 comes with a higher performance module and an upgrade to its display resolution. This standalone VR device brings you easy access to a world where Virtual Reality versus Augmented Reality takes a seat. It allows you to become a part of the gaming world without additional wires, expenses, or added stress of a PC-based setup.
There are also a few drawbacks to the device, and it is not perfect. However, it’s as close to perfect as a VR experience could offer.
Product Weight: 503g
Storage: 64GB, 128GB or 256GB
Display Panel: Fast-switch LCD
Display Resolution: 1832×1920 per eye
Refresh Rate: 90Hz
SoC: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ XR2
Audio: 3.5mm Headphone Jack
Charge Time: 2.5 hours (USB-C)
IPD: Adjustable IPD with three settings for 58, 63, and 68mm
Price and Availability
The Oculus Quest 2 is available right now. It can be ordered at ₹39,248 in India for the 128GB variant and ₹49,990 for the 256GB unit.
Getting the Quest 2 Elite Strap and the Oculus Link cable can complete your real VR experience by giving you a more immersive experience. The latter helps you connect the headset to a Windows PC and enjoy unlimited desktop-powered VR gaming.
Oculus Quest 2 VR Headset: Detailed Specifications
The Oculus Quest 2 offers portability with its smaller and slicker design. It is predictably 10% lighter than its predecessor weighing just over 500gms. A smooth plastic chassis and a plastic foamed eye mask with a contrasting black easy on the eye. A simple strap and four camera sensors on the sides give the device an aesthetic look. A power button on the right side, a volume rocker on the suitable underside, and a USB-C port and Audio Jack on the left leave nothing to question.
The two touch controllers are on par with the headset itself. Provided with a finger trigger, a thumb trigger, a menu button, X and Y buttons, and a thumbstick, they provide intuitive control. The new design makes the controllers feel firmer and thicker in the hands. It might feel odd at first because of the thumbstick placement, but you’ll feel comfortable with time as you keep using it.
The Oculus Quest 2 comes with an out-of-the-box Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 compared to the original Quest’s Snapdragon 835. The new processor gives the device a much-needed boost in terms of performance over its predecessor. With the new Oculus Quest 2, you can expect 2-3 hours of battery life as standalone VR technology does not offer a long running time. However, you can fix that with the Quest 2 Elite Strap with Battery and Carrying Case.
The headset has a single LCD panel, split to display an 1820 × 1920 pixel resolution per eye, offering a sharper result than the original Quest. A refresh rate of 90Hz gives it a notably smoother and stutter-free experience during virtual reality gaming.
Setup and Performance
Like its predecessor, the Oculus Quest 2 does not require you to set up any external devices or sensors. It’s an all-in-one Virtual Reality system on the go. All you have to do is charge it up, and it’s just a matter of 5-10 minutes after that. The only catch here is that you will have to create a Facebook account to set things up.
After activating your account via the Oculus Mobile app using any Android or IOS device, it will show you a few safety clips, a short intro video introducing you to the control options, and you’re good to go. The Oculus’s Guardian system allows you to sketch a safe play space so that you can play without worrying about crashing into walls or furniture.
You can tinker with your virtual experience with ‘Oculus Home’- where you can customize how you access games, video content, and more on the device. The Quest 2 doesn’t pretend to be 4K but delivers a stutter-free experience without showing any signs of a slowdown. All thanks to its powerful Snapdragon XR2 processor and standalone technology, as it serves more than expectations.
The Quest 2 also offers a full six-degrees-of-freedom (6DoF) experience giving an immersive experience. Just not being a solitary affair, Oculus, with their Quest 2, has taken the virtual reality technology to another level.
Software, Apps, and Games
You can play more than 200 Oculus Quest 1 and 2 native titles on Quest 2 alone. It has access to some of the best high-end virtual reality games that are available so far. Games ranging from Wraith: The Oblivion- Afterlife, Vader Immortal, The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners to Beat Saber, Fallout 4 VR, and Half-Life: Alyx; there are numerous options to enjoy the world of VR.
While you find yourself engaged in games like Beat Saber and Superhot VR, Quest 2 offers an all-in-one video streaming option as well. Here, you can access Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, or go educational with apps like National Geographic, Discovery, and more.
Tapping into tethered virtual reality experiences powered by a PC becomes so much easier with the Quest 2. All you have to do is plug in a high-speed USB-C cable to your headset, set up the PC-based Oculus launcher, and you are all ready. It increases user’s accessibility to the world of desktop-powered games. In addition to this, the Oculus Link cable allows you to perform all this with the convenience at hand. Although you can get a cheaper USB-C cable, the Oculus Link offers quality well suited for the device.
The Oculus Quest 2’s built-in positional audio could be seen in the older versions as well – but it is enough to blow the user’s mind every time. The device’s built-in speakers do complete justice to the visuals you see through the headset. To top it up, the Quest 2 has a 3.5mm jack for connecting any headphones. With a dependable built-in microphone, the Quest 2 is a complete package if it comes to the audio experience.
|Sleek, comfortable design||Controllers not rechargeable|
|Attractive game titles||Expensive external accessories|
|Intuitive controls||A mandatory Facebook account|
|Well priced||Can cause motion sickness|
|Strong-built in audio|
Oculus Quest 2: FAQs
Is it a better option to upgrade to the Quest 2 if you have the Quest 1?
Yes, absolutely. With relatively more extensive storage at the same price, a better screen, and a faster refresh rate- Quest 2 gives you all that you wished to have in the Quest 1.
Is setting up the headset difficult?
All you need to do is follow the instructions after activating your Oculus account via a mobile app. It will hardly take 5-10 minutes to complete the setup.
Do I need to buy any external accessories to set the device up?
No. It simply needs to be charged up with a USB-C cable that comes in the box. The controllers and the headset itself can perform everything else.
Can you connect the Oculus Quest 2 to a PC?
You will need an Oculus Link Cable to perform this action. It’s a USB 3.0 cable allowing you to connect your headset with a desktop and play PC-powered VR games through the headset.
Does the Quest 2 come with an Oculus Link Cable?
No, it doesn’t. You will have to buy it separately. Although, we suggest you go for cheaper alternatives, as the Oculus Link is on the expensive side.
Is it comfortable to wear for a longer time?
Yes, you can wear the headset for a long time without worrying about discomfort. Its light-weighted design does not make it feel heavy on your head.
Does it cause motion sickness?
It depends on the person’s usage. While some users have complained about the same, it can hardly be seen from most others. You can rely on the safety guidelines given with the device to feel safe while you use it.
Is Oculus Quest 2 harmful to the eyes?
Over usage of anything can be harmful, and so is this. Moderate accessibility of the headset might not give you any problems in the eye. However, you will have to be careful with the usage time.
Can I connect a headphone with the headset?
You can use any 3.5mm headphones with the device.
Does the battery last for a day?
Being a wireless standalone VR headset, it gives around 3-4 hours of non-stop immersive Virtual Reality experience. It offers excellent battery life for a wireless headset.
Sleek, powerful, and joyously simple- the Oculus Quest 2 is the best VR headset that Oculus has created so far. A standalone headset with features like that of the Quest 2 has never been on the market.
Unless you are looking for a high-range VR headset, this is all you need right now. With the convenience of 360-degree video content and apps covering all genres, the Quest 2 is already a winner. A device both for beginners and veterans- the Oculus Quest 2 will not disappoint you for sure.