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Oculus Rift S vs HTC Vive Pro

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August 9, 2019

HTC Vive Pro vs Oculus Rift S: Side-by-Side Comparison

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  • Significantly less expensive than HTC Vive Pro. Best price after discounts is currently $399.00 (view deals) compared to $823.50 for HTC Vive Pro (view deals).
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Oculus Rift S vs. HTC Vive Pro: Side-by-Side Comparison
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Oculus Rift S
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HTC Vive Pro
Winner
4.3
Overall Score
Overall Score
3.1
Overall Score
4.6 stars – View deals >
Pricing
-2.5 stars – View deals >
3.0 stars – 1 review
Connection Type
3.0 stars – 1 review
3.0 stars – 1 review
Display Quality
3.0 stars – 1 review
Oculus Rift S
$549.20 $399.00
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HTC Vive Pro
$1246.70 $823.50
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Oculus Rift S vs. HTC Vive Pro: Comparison Details

Best Connection Type – Tie
3.0 stars

Based on ratings published by trusted online review sites as well as information from Oculus Rift S's website, Oculus Rift S performs average to better than average in terms of connection type compared to other virtual reality brands.

Based on a review posted on engadget.com, Oculus Rift S was rated as fairly average for connection type relative to competing virtual reality brands. Check out the entire review here. Specifically, this reviewer pointed out the following:

The Rift S also requires far fewer cables than before: You just need to plug it into a DisplayPort connection on your video card and a USB 3.0 port. Before, you needed an HDMI port, a USB 3.0 port and a USB port for each sensor.

Based on a review posted on pocket-lint.com, Oculus Rift S was rated as fairly average for connection type relative to competing virtual reality brands. Check out the entire review here. Here's a brief quote from this review:

The battery falls short of larger phones at a 2,915mAh capacity, though it still offers all-day battery life with conservative use in our tests. Snapping 100 great photos in two hours seriously tanked our unit's battery.

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Last reviewed August 3, 2019. Read all 2 headset type reviews.

3.0 stars

Based on ratings published by trusted online review sites as well as information from HTC Vive Pro's website, HTC Vive Pro performs average to better than average in terms of connection type compared to other virtual reality brands.

Based on a review posted on tomsguide.com, HTC Vive Pro was rated as fairly average for connection type relative to competing virtual reality brands. Check out the entire review here. From this review:

Setting up the Vive Pro is still as labor intensive as the original Vive is, but HTC is has eliminated a few of the hassles. The HTC Link, the small box that connects the headset to your PC has undergone some major streamlining. The box got rid of the USB 3.0, HDMI and power ports required to plug in the Vive in favor of a single proprietary port. However, the part of the box that connects to the PC has ports for a USB 3.0, mini DisplayPort, HDMI and power.

Based on a review posted on whatvr.co, HTC Vive Pro was rated as fairly average for connection type relative to competing virtual reality brands. Check out the entire review here. Here's a brief quote from this review:

Requires a wired connection via HDMI and USB 3.0. However, a wireless adapter is available.

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Last reviewed August 9, 2019. Read all 2 headset type reviews.

Oculus Rift S
$549.20 $399.00
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HTC Vive Pro
$1246.70 $823.50
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Best Display Quality – Tie
3.0 stars

Based on ratings published by trusted online review sites as well as information from Oculus Rift S's website, Oculus Rift S performs average to better than average in terms of display quality compared to other virtual reality brands.

Based on a review posted on theverge.com, Oculus Rift S was rated as fairly average for display quality relative to competing virtual reality brands. Check out the entire review here. From this review:

The Rift S has a slightly higher-resolution screen than the original Rift, at 1280 x 1440 pixels per eye instead of 1200 x 1080. But that’s still not as high as the Oculus Quest, and the screen refresh rate has actually been downgraded. Refresh rates help determine image quality and comfort in VR — if they get too low, they can increase motion sickness. Most VR headsets, including the old Rift, have aimed at a minimum of 90Hz. The Rift S only refreshes at a rate of 80Hz.

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Last reviewed August 3, 2019. Read all 2 video quality reviews.

3.0 stars

Based on ratings published by trusted online review sites as well as information from HTC Vive Pro's website, HTC Vive Pro performs average to better than average in terms of display quality compared to other virtual reality brands.

Based on a review posted on engadget.com, HTC Vive Pro was rated as fairly average for display quality relative to competing virtual reality brands. Check out the entire review here. Here's a brief quote from this review:

The Vive Pro's OLED displays run at 1,440 by 1,600 pixels per eye -- that's a 78 percent higher resolution the original Vive. It keeps the same 110-degree field of view, though. That's standard for high-end VR headsets like the Oculus Rift and Samsung HMD Odyssey, but it would have been nice to see HTC push things forward a bit.

Based on a review posted on techradar.com, HTC Vive Pro was rated as fairly average for display quality relative to competing virtual reality brands. Check out the entire review here. Specifically, this reviewer pointed out the following:

While HTC and other VR evangelists will likely focus their attention on the Pro’s uptick in visual fidelity – a native resolution of 2880 x 1600 (615 dpi) versus 2160 x 1200 on the original Vive – the Vive Pro has a number of design changes that are just as valuable as the Dual AMOLED displa

Based on a review posted on tomsguide.com, HTC Vive Pro was rated as fairly average for display quality relative to competing virtual reality brands. Check out the entire review here. Specifically, this reviewer pointed out the following:

The Vive Pro doesn't just have a new look, it has improved specs starting with the screen. The headset has a pair of 3.5-inch AMOLED screens with 1440 x 1600 per eye or 2880 x 1600 combined. The original Vive and Oculus Rift's OLED displays have a resolution of 2160 x 1200 or 1080 x 1200 per eye. That's a 78 percent resolution increase, which definitely makes a difference. Although the resolution is considerably higher, the refresh rate and the field of view remain the same at 90 Hertz and 110 degrees respectively.

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Last reviewed August 9, 2019. Read all 2 video quality reviews.

Oculus Rift S
$549.20 $399.00
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HTC Vive Pro
$1246.70 $823.50
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