What are the differences between Meta Quest 3 And Apple Vision Pro. Both headsets have recently arrived on the market (although the second only on the US market), but all technology enthusiasts are already asking themselves this simple but fundamental question.
Comparing them is almost obvious: both allow you to act in a context of mixed and augmented reality, were created by leading companies (Meta and Apple) and promise to offer a completely new user experience. Here’s what they are most important differences. For Meta, this is not the first device of this type: the 3 is only the third Meta Quest: they are already on the market the 2 and the Pro. For Apple, however, Vision Pro represents a novelty in its offer.
Meta Quest 3 vs Apple Vision Pro: the price
When comparing Meta Quest 3 and Apple Vision Pro it is impossible not to start from the comparison on price. Especially that of the product made by Apple is causing a lot of discussion, since it is considered very high indeed. But let’s go in order. There are currently two versions of Quest 3 available on the Meta website: one for 549.99 eurosequipped with 128 GB of memory, and one from 699.99 euros, with 512 GB of storage space. In itself, this price is not exactly cheap, however it seems almost low when compared with what you currently have to pay in the USA for the Apple Vision Pro: 3,499 dollars in the 256 GB version, over 3,000 euros.
Meta Quest 3 vs Apple Vision Pro: the design
Both viewers have the appearance of a device that resembles a Ski mask, but this should not be misleading, because behind this similarity there are great differences. Quest 3, for example, uses a single display that you navigate using a controller; while Apple Vision Pro uses a dual display and the movement of the eyes to move within it.
This difference is very important, since to allow users to move around the display with just the movement of their eyes, Apple had to implement new and very sophisticated technology, which contributed to the price increase. Furthermore, the battery is stored in two different places: on Meta Quest it is found inside the devicewhile on Vision Pro this is externalwhich undoubtedly makes it more uncomfortable.
Meta Quest 3 vs Apple Vision Pro: hardware and software
Chapter hardware: Apple Vision Pro has two 1.41″ micro-OLED 4K displays that offer excellent brightness and pixel density per square inch (4,000). Quest 3, on the other hand, offers a single 4128×2208 pixel LCD screen. processors inserted into the Apple headset are the M2 and the R1, essential for managing the numerous cameras, microphones and all other sensors. The ram is from 12 GB on Quest 3 (with Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 Gen 2) and from 16 GB on Vision Pro.
Finally, regarding the software, Vision Pro is exploitable VisionOsa dedicated system, while Quest 3 uses Androidallows you to enter the metaverse and to play numerous video games that can be managed with the external controller (which can also be purchased separately for Vision Pro.