Oculus Quest Review In 2020

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5/10 Maybe

The Main Point

Our real answer about whether you should still consider getting an original Quest in 2020 is maybe. Not many people would make a 2020 Oculus Quest Review, but we did. With all of the new features you can get with a Quest 2, and the lower price tag of $299.99, it’s going to be pretty hard to make getting an original Quest make sense. But, if you can get a good deal on one, it’s still a great VR headset, just not the best anymore.

Purchase the Oculus Quest 2 from Amazon here

Purchase the Oculus Quest from Ebay here

The Good

  • Possibly a bit cheaper, if you can find a good deal
  • Still a good VR headset

The Bad

  • Prices still aren’t the best
  • Missing a ton of features that the Quest 2 has

Is the Oculus Quest still worth it in 2020? It is a question that anyone with a limited budget looking to get into VR should think about. But, what is the answer. Well, it’s kind of complicated. The Oculus Quest is still a great VR headset, and the price is lower than ever. But, the Quest 2 has so many new features that it is hard to justify getting an original Quest. If you can find a good price, though, then it can still be a great deal.

Oculus Quest vs Oculus Quest 2 image credit: Forbes

Image Credit: Forbes

Reasons you should buy a Quest

There are many reasons for still purchasing an original Quest. First of all, it’s still a great VR headset. Just because it’s not the best standalone VR headset anymore, doesn’t mean it’s bad. You can still play all of the games that you can play on the Quest 2 on the original Quest. Also, it can have quite low prices. There are new or slightly used Quests going for under $200 on Ebay. If you can find one for this price or lower, then it is still a great deal. My Quest still works great, and I’ve had it for over a year. It has also been heavily used, and still works like new. The Quest may be a bit heavier, but it does have a better stock head strap. Also, if you need an exact IPD slider, then you should get the Quest, because the Quest 2 only has 3 options. Overall, if you are on a really low budget for starting VR and can’t scrape together $299.99 for a Quest 2, or any of these other things apply to you, you should consider an original Quest.

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Reasons you shouldn't buy a Quest

Even though there were quite a few reasons that you should purchase an original Quest, there are just as many reasons why you shouldn’t. One of the biggest reasons to not buy an original Quest is the Quest 2. To name just a few improvements on the Quest 2, it has higher resolution, 90hz rather than 72hz and a much better processor. The largest improvement here in my opinion is 90hz. 90hz is much better for VR than 72hz because there will be much less screen tearing, and it will reduce motion sickness. These aren’t the only improvements to the Quest 2 either, as there are many other new features. The Quest 2 also starts at only $299.99. This makes it an amazing deal, and is one of the largest reasons not to get a Quest. One last thing is that the original Quest is no longer produced, so you have to buy it from a reseller (off of a site like Ebay), and some people aren’t okay with doing this.

Oculus Quest 2 with box

Should you get a Quest 2

So, you’ve decided you don’t want an original Quest, but you still want to make your way into VR. Well, if you aren’t already considering the Quest 2, you should. At only $299.99 for a 64gb version and $399.99 for a 256gb version. With the new display that has better resolution and a higher refresh rate, it just becomes an even better deal. The Quest 2 is also lighter than the original Quest, making it more comfortable. And it even has a Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2, which is a new processor meant specifically for VR. This is paired with 6gb of ram, which is also more than the original Quest. With all things considered, the Quest 2 seems like a great deal. You might want to consider investing an extra $50, though, because almost every review of the Quest 2 recommends getting the pro head strap, as it is very comfortable and the normal head strap isn’t very comfortable either.

5/10 Maybe

The Main Point

Our real answer about whether you should still consider getting an original Quest in 2020 is maybe. Not many people would make a 2020 Oculus Quest Review, but we did. With all of the new features you can get with a Quest 2, and the lower price tag of $299.99, it’s going to be pretty hard to make getting an original Quest make sense. But, if you can get a good deal on one, it’s still a great VR headset, just not the best anymore.

Purchase the Oculus Quest 2 from Amazon here

Purchase the Oculus Quest from Ebay here

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