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Meta Quest 3 Vs Apple Vision Pro – The Real Differences

Meta Quest 3 or Apple Vision Pro, that's the real question. Here's the full breakdown of these two mixed-reality headsets.

With the recent release of Apple Vision Pro, many users believe it to be the king of mixed reality and spatial computing. However, Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Meta, begs to differ as he posted it on his Instagram account. He said, “I think Meta Quest 3 is a better product, period“. But isn’t that an obvious thing for the CEO of Meta to say? While it’s true that the Meta Quest 3 is an indirect competitor to Apple Vision Pro, their pricing has a huge difference.

But aside from that, both the headsets have their pros and cons. Choosing one of them can discard the option of another headset for you but it all depends on your usage. So, here’s a complete breakdown of Apple’s Vision Pro and Meta’s Quest 3 to find out all the real differences between them.

Apple Vision Pro vs Meta Quest 3

Let’s start by comparing the specs of both the headsets:

Specifications Meta Quest 3 Apple Vision Pro
Resolution (per eye) 2,064 x 2,208 pixels 23MP (approx. 4k resolution)
Display Type Dual LCD, Pancake lenses Micro-OLED
Storage 128GB / 512GB 1TB / 2TB / 4TB
Connectivity Wi-Fi 6E with Bluetooth 5.2 Wi‑Fi 6 with Bluetooth 5.3
Battery Life 2 hours 2 hours (Can be used when charging)
Tracking Technology Dual-tracking system LEDs and infrared cameras
Audio Improved near-field speakers Spatial Audio with audio ray tracing
Weight 515g 600–650 g
Refresh rate 120Hz Upto 100 Hz
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 Gen 2 Apple M2 + Apple R1
RAM 8GB 16 GB unified memory

Now, let’s compare both the headsets with our narrowed points:

Better Design and Display

Compared to Apple’s Vision Pro, the Quest 3 feels more durable and less fragile. While the former has a sleeker look, the latter isn’t prone to wobbles or sliding. This makes it less chance of any additional head motions during sudden movements or especially gaming.

Speaking of the better display, Vision Pro wins the round with its micro-OLED displays. With a resolution of 23 MP per eye, it boasts approximately 4k resolution. However, Meta Quest 3 has a faster display at 120 HZ.

Treat for Cinema Enthusiasts

For the users looking for a theatrical experience, we think Vision Pro might be your pick. While Quest 3 offers spatial display, it doesn’t offer as exceptional experience as the $ 3,500 Apple device. This might be due to a deadly combo of the dual-driver audio pods (spatial audio) and the Micro OLEDs. Vision Pro’s audiovisual quality feels much more premium and superior.

Meta Quest 3 vs Apple Vision Pro
Image Source – Apple on YouTube.


If you are looking to play games and fitness experiences, Quest 3 is a clear winner here. Although Vision Pro boasts a library of Apple Games, not all of these titles utilize their full potential. Sadly, not every game uses spatial audio-visual and hand-tracking features. The Vision Pro supports up to 100 Hz display that might have some issues running a few games.

But that said, the Snapdragon X2 Gen 2 offers a more effective gaming performance overall. While gaming on both headsets, there were no instances of high latency or crashes. But as many users faced minor lags while gaming with the Vision Pro, we can’t say the same about the $3500 device.


Meta Quest 3 vs Apple Vision Pro
Image Source – Meta Quest on YouTube.

However, the overall comparison can be a bit complicated between these two headsets. That’s because Quest 3 and Vision, both, are pioneering the next generation of virtual and mixed reality. But as for choosing between one of them, we leave the rest of the decision to you.

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