Comparison: Meta Quest 3 vs. Quest 2

With the Quest 3 headset, Meta is bringing high quality Mixed Reality to the mass market at a fraction of the cost compared to the current alternatives.

On top of improvements like higher resolution, more processing power, and better controllers, Quest 3 boasts a Mixed Reality experience that you up until now only could get through more expensive headsets such as Varjo XR-3 and Microsoft HoloLens. 

Meta Quest 3

Meta Quest 2

Comparison

The Battle of the VR and MR Headsets

We explore the technical differences between the cutting-edge Quest 3 and the Quest 2. But first, what value does the Meta Quest 3 bring for your business?

  • Enhance online work meetings: Meta’s strategic partnership with Microsoft Mesh and Teams, enables you to enter virtual worlds from both Meta Quest 3 and Teams on your computer. 
  • Elevate brand experiences: Combine virtual brand stories and 3D products with real life stores or consumer homes.  
  • Make skills training even more engaging: Apply soft and hard skills training in any type of VR or MR environment.   
  • Meta Quest for Business: A subscription service that offers special enterprise-level features and customer support. For example, the service enables centralized management of VR headsets at the user, application, and device levels. 

The technical part:

 

Meta Quest 3 

Meta Quest 2 

Starting price 

$499 

$299 

Chipset 

Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 Gen 2 

Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 

Lenses 

Pancake lens  

Single LCD 

Mixed reality 

Yes 

No 

Performance:

The Quest 3 takes a giant leap in performance. The faster processor and improved graphics offer 30% more pixels than the Quest 2, leading to stunning visuals. Featuring dual 2064 x 2208 pixel displays, it outshines the Quest 2’s 1832 x 1920 pixels per eye. Powered by a second-generation Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 chipset, the Quest 3 delivers graphics performance twice as fast as the Quest 2’s first-gen XR2, ensuring a smoother and more immersive experience. 

Design:

Both headsets have a sleek all-white look, but the Quest 3 is 40% less bulky compared to the Quest 2, making it more comfortable to wear. 

Experience:

While the Quest 2 is limited to VR, the Quest 3 introduces mixed-reality AR/VR, seamlessly blending virtual and real environments. This means apps and games can integrate with your surroundings. For example, games can overlay on reality, creating virtual gaming experiences. The Quest 3’s front sensors enable full-color passthrough mode, a big contrast to the Quest 2’s fuzzy grayscale view. Additionally, the Quest 3 have 40% louder sound with clearer tones, more clarity and richer bass, enhancing your audio experience.

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Controllers and Haptics:

Inspired by Quest Pro, the Quest 3’s controllers feature improved haptics and a redesigned layout, enhancing the immersive feel of interactions and gameplay. The loop that was on top of the Quest 2 controller is also gone. 

Accessibility:

Compared to the Quest 2, setting up the Quest 3 is effortless. Its automatic room setup feature scans and identifies free areas for gameplay, making it hassle-free for users.  
Hand-tracking latency has been significantly reduced, making interactions feel natural and ensure seamless and responsive engagement with the virtual world. 

Enterprise features:

Meta has also introduced a new service for business customers: Meta Quest for Business.  
A subscription service that offers special enterprise-level features and customer support. For example, the service enables the management of VR headsets at the user, application, and device levels. 

In summary:

The Quest 3 isn’t just an upgrade from Quest 2. It’s a new type of device as it’s it is now a mixed reality headset offering enhanced visuals, improved sound, and more intuitive controls.

“Quest 3’s combination of virtual and mixed reality at a very accessible price point makes it the most relevant immersive computing device for business use ever launched. Combined with the ease of use and ability to collaborate with your colleagues and external partners in immersive meeting spaces will enable this technology to deliver value in your day-to-day worklife”. – Jens Lauritsen, Chief Product Officer at Virsabi

At Virsabi, we use our expertise to create immersive tailored experiences that engage your audience and drive business value.

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