Product Comparison: Oculus Go vs Oculus Rift

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General Specifications
About the Product
Easily enter virtual reality with no PC or wires attached.1 Oculus Go is a standalone VR headset made to fit you. Designed with breathable fabrics, adjustable straps and our best lenses yet.
Step into Rift. Whether you're stepping into your favorite game, watching an immersive VR movie, jumping to a destination on the other side of the world, or just spending time with friends in VR, you'll feel like you're really there.
Key Specs
Movement Tracking
Control Type
Remote controller
Remote controller
Accelerometer Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Proximity Sensor
Proximity Sensor
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Oculus Go Standalone Virtual Reality Headset
  • There is no positional motion detection but the tilting and turning is more than enough to make most games and experiences very fun and engrossing.
  • No motion sickness because you can't move in it like a Vive. Great for watching movies, 360 videos, simple gaming, and social media.
  • I was not disappointed! I first tried some high-motion videos, like a roller coaster and aerial skiing, both of which gave me some motion sickness.
  • Many of the games are more like cartoons (animated). But motion sickness is definitely an issue with this headset. I never experienced that with the Rift or Sony!
  • The head motion tracking is stunning. The video resolution and interactions with the browsing app are less than I desire.
Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset
  • Best Buy and Microsoft Retail offer demos of the Rift and Vive, respectively. The Vive's 360 degree movement is awesome. If you have the space and budget...and don't mind the additional setup...this may be for you. If you're wanting something a bit more accessible, the Rift will check the box.
  • Its a great product , fairly easy to set up , I have 3 sensors and it is incredibly acurate how it tracks hand movement with the touch controllers , I use a usb-c hub without issues , and getting games for it is very easy in steam or its own store.
  • Warning to anyone afraid of heights! It seems real! Also have to avoid the games with fast movement because I get motion sick, but I L O V E most of the games!
  • The games like Rec Room are probably better when you have 360 sensors, but I've not bought the 3rd sensor for 360 gameplay.
  • The sensor worked well. I wish there was a way to set my screen in any orientation I wanted. IE calibrate the screen for sideways viewing especially for beds since my room was a BED-room.
  • I also think that you need to add more movement to the VR to get a better sense of immersion, similar to the HTC Vive with room detection.
Size & Weight
8.4 in.
15.4 in.
8.3 in.
6.5 in.
4.8 in.
12.1 in.
12.5 oz.
183.2 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Oculus Go Standalone Virtual Reality Headset
  • It is friction-less VR at its best. I didn't need a laptop or have to insert a phone to get started. Oculus Go is also very comfortable to wear.
  • It was much more comfortable than Google Cardboard and so much cheaper than devices that require high-end phones.
  • The headset is comfortable right out of the box, but it does require some occasional re-positioning the longer you wear it. It fits well, and is easily adjustable.
  • It's comfortable to wear sitting up. Lying down on your back is a little more difficult.
  • The device is not too heavy, and with the included straps it fit comfortably and securely on my face.
Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset
  • Now ive read alot about glasses problems. I wear glasses and i can say that I have no issue with using the oculus. I have a smaller head and wear kid size glasses though.
  • Sound is actually quite good for it's size, so no need to use a headphones and that simplifies usage a lot.
  • I had read about many folks having problems with light coming in through the "nose gap", but I have not noticed this at all. I'd say I have a normal size face and nose; so if you're super skinny and and have a tiny nose you may experience this more than others.
  • VERY well built for such a delicate device. Some people complain about the gap around the nose piece, but if you take the time to really fit the thing to your head it's barely noticeable, and helps to provide a little bit of ventilation.
  • The nose gap was a poor design choice! The size of your nose will determine how much of the outside world you will CONSTANTLY see.
  • Can only take an hour or so, after head and eyes starts to hurt
Display Type
Field Of View
90 °
110 °
Focus Adjustment Wheel
Interpupillary Distance Adjustment
Touch Surface, Back button, Home button
D-Pad, L/R Sticks, YXBA buttons, L/R Triggers, L/R Bumpers, Connect button, Start button, Back button, X-Box guide button, Select button, Touch Surface, Home button
Wide Quad, Fast-Switch LCD, Next-generation Oculus Lenses, Integrated Spatial Audio
Intuitive Exploring with Oculus Remote, Integrated VR Audio, A Sensor Designed for VR, Great Games Deserve a Great Controller, Featured VR Games
Adjustable Headband
Integrated Speaker(s)
Integrated Microphone
Power Source
Built-in rechargeable battery
Built-in rechargeable battery
What customers say about "Features"
Oculus Go Standalone Virtual Reality Headset
  • This headset is rocking a LCD display and not a OLED which means is is not as reactive as other OLED headsets like the regular rift and vive and might have slight motion blur.
  • The speakers: Sound much better than expected. It's clear, has enough bass in it considering their size. It sounds better than expected. I don't even need to use earbuds (unlike Lenovo's)
  • The battery life is subpar, but I overcame this by velcrowing a 5200mAh powerbank to the rear head strap.
  • It is fun to use. I am glad its mobile. I wish the battery lasted another hour. You get 2 hours of use for 3 hours of charging. So, choose your use wisely.
  • The only negative is the battery drains fast. Get get about 2 hours of continual use before you have to recharge.
Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset
  • Sound quality is very good, lenses seem to have glare when you look at white font on the .... well cant say screen, but white fonts glare.
  • It fits almost perfectly, you can customize it so well. It doesn't make you sweat (but the games might) and sound system is surprisingly good. I really enjoyed this, especially with Oculus Touch controllers. Really good fun.
  • Limited VR software availability, and what there is, well much of the software is only of passing interest.
  • Other than that, I think VR is fun, the Oculus Touch controllers are worth purchasing because the Xbox One controller that comes with this is only good for certain games. This is the Xbox 360 and Xbox One Kinect experience I wanted for years.
  • Setup was easy, using the Oculus store is intuitive and the free apps can fill your first day experimenting. Setting up 3rd party apps like Steam are more difficult than they should be.
  • The image was blurry and poorly resolved in just about all the positions I tried wearing it. Ghosting was pretty noticeable. Glare was also an issue.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
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