Oculus Quest 2 Review, Is it Worth it?

The Oculus Quest 2 is a great VR headset due to its sleek design, hardware, software, and price point. The hardware features are helpful for the comfortability of the user- with two controllers that come with each device for your hands- which adds to the immersive feeling of games. The software is also easy to use and intuitive allowing you to create your own experiences without having to download anything on your computer.

The only downside with Oculus Quest 2 is that it’s not as powerful as other higher-end headsets like HTC Vive or Oculus Rift S+. So if you’re looking for something that provides high-end graphics then this might not be an option for you.

Oculus Quest 2 Review

 

Why I Prefer Oculus Quest 2?

Oculus Quest 2 is the latest release from the Oculus team and it’s a great product. The headset is comfortable, sleek, and has handy software. It has a price that falls between $399 and $499. It also offers an immersive experience compared to its competitors for a fraction of the price.

I was impressed by how Oculus Quest 2 handles all of my favorite VR experiences: Bethesda’s Fallout 4 VR and Doom VFR, as well as other games like Beat Saber and Arizona Sunshine. It also had some great features such as the audio system which made everything sound so crisp and clear, or tracking performance which was on point even when I jumped around quickly.

Oculus Quest is a standalone VR headset that you can take anywhere. It has 6DOF tracking, meaning it can track your movements in three dimensions. The Quest 2 is the newest addition to Oculus’ lineup of VR headsets. Is the Quest 2 worth the buy? I’ll try to answer that question for you in this review!

Ostensibly, if you’re reading this article then you are interested in the Oculus Quest 2- that’s why I’ll tell you about my first impressions of it, what I think about it so far, and what others are saying about its software and hardware.

Oculus Quest 2 Features

The software on Oculus Quest 2 is impressive! You already know how to use it because there are no external sensors or controllers needed- all you need is room-scale setup and your hands

Girl Wearing Oculus 2

The Quest 2 is a new and improved version of the Quest that had some problems with its software and hardware. It also fixes some of the issues people had with the tracking system. The Oculus Quest 2’s hand controller is an improved version of its predecessor and it features better balance, comfort, and ease of use. Its sleek design makes it easy to carry around or pack in your bag for travel; you won’t have to worry about charging it often because of its battery life, and it comes with more internal storage than its predecessor.

My First Impressions

Right out of the box, I found that this headset was very comfortable to wear. It was sleek and lightweight– just what I need for long gaming sessions. The hardware was also pretty impressive- with handy side controllers that allowed me to have access to all my favorite games without having to take off my headset.

Oculus Quest 2 Handson

I’ve been using the Quest 2 for the past 8 months or so and the experience has been awesome! You can read reviews or watch videos, but you can truly appreciate the immersion of VR only when you experience it yourself.

The Quest 2 is a standalone VR headset – no wires holding you back. You need a Facebook account to register, use the device and access the app store. A good WiFi connection is needed to download apps (and play online). A sufficiently large play area (6ft × 6ft) is also required for a majority of the games. The head strap and lenses are all adjustable – make sure you spend time ensuring that it’s comfortable for you and that the display looks sharp and clear.

Pros

  • Display sharpness and refresh rate (90Hz)
  • Controller tracking is excellent
  • Incredible VR games (start with Beat Saber and In Death: Unchained)
  • Sufficient storage space for your apps (mine is 256GB, but 64GB is plenty IMO)
  • You can improve your fitness while having fun
  • You can connect to your PC and play PCVR games (wired, or wireless using a 5G WiFi connection)

Cons

  • You have to pay for apps in USD and they are much more expensive than their Steam VR counterparts
  • Limited battery life (~2 hours per charge) – can also be a pro, since it places a limit on your playtime
  • I had a black screen problem after a recent update and had to factory reset. This happened only once though

Overall, I’m satisfied with the Quest 2 and would recommend it to everyone (even non-gamers). You can save some money and go for the 64GB variant, as it’s probably sufficient for most users.
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Home Screen of oculus Quest 2

Product Details

Batteries ‏ : ‎ 2 AAA batteries required. (included)
Product Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 41.66 x 19.56 x 12.95 cm; 830.07 Grams
ASIN ‏ : ‎ B08F7PTF54
Item model number ‏ : ‎ 301-00351-01
Manufacturer ‏ : ‎ Oculus, Oculus, 1601 Willow Road Menlo Park, CA 94025 USA
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 830 g
Item Dimensions LxWxH ‏ : ‎ 41.7 x 19.6 x 13 Centimeters
Net Quantity ‏ : ‎ 1 count
Included Components ‏ : ‎ Vr Headset, 2 Controller, Charger.

The headset is sleek and the price of $399 is reasonable for what it offers. The hands-free controllers are handy and can be used easily without restrictions. The software on the device has been improved as well, with more games being compatible with it at launch.

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