Pico 4 vs Quest 2: Weight, Accuracy, Value, and More . Specifications

Today the Pico 4 was officially announced with some impressive specs and features. Here’s how it compares to Meta Quest 2 – on paper at least:

Quest 2 pico 4
Release October 2020 October 2022
mask weight 470 g 295 grams
View for each eye LCD 1832 x 1920 2160 x 2160 LCD
Max refresh rate 120 Hz 90Hz
Lens type Fresnel Pie
lens separation 3 stages (58mm/63mm/68mm) 62mm-72mm granule
chip Snapdragon XR2 Snapdragon XR2
RAM 6 GB 8 GB
pass through Low-resolution grayscale HD color
Shipping 15 watts 20 watts
price and storage 449 euros (128 GB)
549 euros (256 GB)
429 euros (128 GB)
499 euros (256 GB)

Of course, on paper spec sheets they don’t tell the whole story – We have pico 4 Practical impressions here We will post a full review upon shipment.

Weight and form factor

Pico 4 is the first stand-alone headphone with pancake lens to be released outside of China. Pancake lenses support smaller panels with a shorter lens gap, thus a thinner, lighter design.

But this isn’t the only way Biko has reduced the weight of her eyebrows. Like its predecessor, the Pico 4 battery is located on the back of the strap. The Quest 2 battery is in the brow, which increases the feeling of heaviness up front.

While Meta Quest 2 with Fresnel lenses and battery up front weighs 470g without straps, and the Pico 4 without straps is about 40% lighter at 295g. We’re including the weight of the masks instead of full headphones because that’s what you’ll actually feel on your face.

Precision and field of view

Quest 2 uses one file 3664×1920 LCD. Single panel headphones can’t make use of all the pixels because there is an unused gap between the lenses. And since the Quest 2 has a lens separation adjustment, the Meta had to leave more space unused. This means that the actual resolution presented to each eye is significantly lower than 1832×1920.

The Pico 4 uses two LCD panels, one for each lens, with a resolution of 2160x 2160 each.

Pico says that Pico 4’s field of view is 105° diagonal. Meta doesn’t provide an official field-of-view figure – and different companies tend to measure differently anyway – so we’ll give you a comparison of the real field-of-view in our review.

IPD Adjustment

Everyone has a slightly different distance between their eyes – the interpupillary distance (IPD). If the headset lenses are not closely aligned with your eyes, the image may be blurry and can cause eyestrain.

Quest 2 offers only three preset lens spacers: 58mm, 63mm and 68mm. You can move the lens between these three positions manually with your hand.

Pico 4 lenses are progressive and motorized, supporting interpupillary distances (IPD) from 62 to 72 mm. You set your IPD in the interface within VR, and the lenses move to match.

pass through

Quest 2 uses its own angle tracking cameras to cross, and it is fed into the reconstruction algorithm. Transit mode was originally only intended for a room setting – these cameras have low angle resolution and do not produce color.

Guardian cross eye

The Pico 4 has a dedicated 5K RGB camera in the middle for color pass-through. In practice, we’ve noticed that there is still distortion to nearby objects, and it doesn’t look anywhere near as clear as in real life. But it’s still a marked improvement over the Quest 2’s grainy black and white.

Chip and RAM

Pico 4 and Quest 2 operate the same way Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 processor as standalone headphones currently. The XR2 is a variant of the Snapdragon 865 smartphone chip that first shipped in early 2020.

This Quest 2 pairs it with 6GB of RAM while the Pico 4 pairs it with 8GB.

control

The Pico 4 and Quest 2 both use the four angled fisheye cameras to track infrared (IR) LEDs under plastic geometry on their controllers.

But while the Quest 2 consoles include these infrared LEDs In a loop in front of your hand, the Pico 4 controllers place them in an arc above your hands. Beko points out that this means your hands can get close to each other without hitting the consoles together, to do actions like aiming a gun or pouring water into a glass.

Pico also says that the new consoles have a “Large HyperSense Engine” for more realistic haptic feedback. We will test this in our review.

Price and availability

The price of the base model of the Pico 4 with 128 GB storage is 429 euros, and the model with 256 GB storage is 499 euros. They ship to Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Beko says it plans to launch in Singapore and Malaysia later this year.

The base model of the Quest 2 with 128 GB of storage is priced at 449 euros, and the model with 256 GB of storage is priced at 549 euros. Ships to Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, UK and US.

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