The first and foremost feature that many critics and enthusiasts bring up when talking about the Oculus Quest 2 is the superior quality that it offers. Featuring high-quality display resolution and graphics performance, it features 50% more pixels than its predecessor, the Oculus Quest, and has a total resolution of approximately 4K. This means that compared to many previous models, the Quest 2 can process and handle games that require higher technical specs. Read on to find out more about Oculus Quest 2’s display resolution.
RGB Stripe Display
The Oculus Quest 2 has a resolution of 1832 x 1900 in each eye and displays its graphics through RBG Stripe Display which refers to the vertical arrangement of sub-pixels to make up single pixels. When they are laid out side-by-side, they are able to form a more compact configuration giving the appearance of a sharper, cleaner display.
In contrast, the original Oculus Quest has a lower resolution of 1440 x 1600 per side. In addition, it features the PenTile OLED display, where sub-pixels form pixels that are configured in a diamond shape, thereby creating natural gaps when they are arranged together.
The Oculus Quest 2 has a higher display resolution and tighter pixel arrangements, making the graphics quality intrinsically better and appear sharper. When the spaces in between the pixels are smaller and less visible to the naked eye, this creates the appearance of a clearer and crisper display and we interpret this as higher resolution.
The OLED display screen, which was featured in the original Oculus, is renowned for its exceptional ability to display deep colors vibrantly, including displaying blacks perfectly. In addition, it has a significantly low latency response, making it a premium and outstanding choice for many VR displays. However, the Oculus Quest 2 features a fast-switching LCD display instead, which incorporates a new and improved technology specifically customized for VR headsets.
While it cannot feature the full extent of the colors and hues due to the pixels being illuminated by a separate backlight, the LCD panel supports a denser pixel display. As a result, it allows for a very quick response time while reducing glare and allowing better angles to elevate the VR experience.
Higher Refresh Rates
Having a higher refresh rate ensures movement fluidity and smoother action. Case in point: the Oculus Quest 2 can support up to 90 Hz refresh rate, while the original Oculus Quest can only support up to a refresh rate of 72HZ. Many studies have shown that lower frame rates below 90Hz are likely to cause nausea, disorientation, and motion sickness, which isn't a good combination when moving around a physical space. Therefore, many developers, including Oculus, have increased their refresh rate to a target of 90 Hz.
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