81points
69points

HTC Vive

67points
62points

Lenovo Explorer

70points
80points

Sony PlayStation VR

Comparison winner
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Cost-effectiveness winner
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24 facts in comparison

HTC Vivevs Lenovo Explorervs Sony PlayStation VR

HTC Vive
Lenovo Explorer
Sony PlayStation VR

Why is HTC Vive better than the others?

  • Field of view
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    110°vs110,100°
  • Adjustable IPD
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  • Tracking area
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    4.6 x 4.6mvs3.5 x 3.5,2.4 x 1.9m
  • Has touch controllers
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Why is Lenovo Explorer better than the others?

  • Resolution
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    2880 x 1440pxvs2160 x 1200,1920 x 1080px
  • USB version
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    3vs2,2

Why is Sony PlayStation VR better than the others?

  • Refresh rate
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    120Hzvs90,90Hz

Price comparison

Lenovo Explorer

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$399.95

Sony PlayStation VR

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$199.89

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Design

1.Can be used wirelessly
HTC Vive
Lenovo Explorer
Sony PlayStation VR
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.adjustable IPD
HTC Vive
Lenovo Explorer
Sony PlayStation VR
Interpupillary distance (IPD) is the distance between the center of your eyes. Without adjustable IPD, the lenses of a VR headset may not line up with your pupils, which can result in eye strain and nausea.

Display & Lenses

1.resolution

2160 x 1200px

2880 x 1440px

1920 x 1080px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
2.field of view

110°

110°

100°

A wider field of view assures an immersive and realistic experience.
3.refresh rate

90Hz

90Hz

120Hz

The frequency at which the screen is refreshed. Higher frequency results in less flickering (less noise) and more natural movement representation in action-intense scenes.
4.Has adjustable lenses
HTC Vive
Lenovo Explorer
Sony PlayStation VR
With adjustable lenses, the device can assure a sharp and clear image for a wide range of users, including users who usually wear glasses.
5.Has a display
HTC Vive
Lenovo Explorer
Sony PlayStation VR
The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
6.Has an OLED or AMOLED display
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Lenovo Explorer
Sony PlayStation VR
OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) displays are formed of organic materials that emit light. They have higher contrast ratios and wider viewing angles compared to LCDs. AMOLED and POLED are types of OLED displays.

Tracking

1.Tracks head movement
HTC Vive
Lenovo Explorer
Sony PlayStation VR
As your head moves, the images move in real-time, assuring a realistic experience.
2.has a gyroscope
HTC Vive
Lenovo Explorer
Sony PlayStation VR
A gyroscope is a sensor that tracks the orientation of a device, more specifically by measuring the angular rotational velocity. Initially, they were built using a spinning rotor to detect changes in orientation, like twisting or rotation.
3.Can track 360° head movement
HTC Vive
Lenovo Explorer
Sony PlayStation VR
The headset has multiple sensors and cameras that assure low latency tracking for 360° movements.
4.Has position tracking
HTC Vive
Lenovo Explorer
Sony PlayStation VR
The device can track your position in space and warn you if you are about to hit something.
5.has an accelerometer
HTC Vive
Lenovo Explorer
Sony PlayStation VR
An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.
6.Has gesture control
HTC Vive
Lenovo Explorer
Sony PlayStation VR
The gesture control function allows you to manipulate virtual objects.
7.tracking area

4.6 x 4.6m

3.5 x 3.5m

2.4 x 1.9m

The area of the surface that can be used for VR or AR simulations. A larger tracking area allows you more freedom of movement.
8.Has an infrared sensor
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Lenovo Explorer
Sony PlayStation VR
With an infrared sensor the device can detect motion by measuring the infrared (IR) light radiating from objects in its field of view.
9.Has a laser tracking system
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Lenovo Explorer
Sony PlayStation VR
The device uses laser emitters that fill the space with non-visible light, accurately calculating the distance between objects based on the time it takes for the light to reach the photosensors on the head-mounted headset.

Connectivity

Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.
More HDMI ports mean that you can simultaneously connect numerous devices, such as video game consoles and set-top boxes.

Features

1.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
HTC Vive
Lenovo Explorer
Sony PlayStation VR
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
2.Game controller included
HTC Vive
Lenovo Explorer
Sony PlayStation VR
The device comes with a game controller.
3.Has integrated audio
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Lenovo Explorer
Sony PlayStation VR
Devices with integrated audio are more convenient to use, as you don't have worry about connecting headphones or microphones.
4.has stereo speakers
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Sony PlayStation VR
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
5.Has touch controllers
HTC Vive
Lenovo Explorer
Sony PlayStation VR
The device comes with handheld wireless controllers that are used for gesture control and/or movement tracking.

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