HTC Vive vs Microsoft HoloLens

Full Comparison

Display

HTC ViveHTC ViveMicrosoft HoloLensMicrosoft HoloLens
Display source
Built in
Built in
Reality type
Virtual Reality
Augmented Reality
Field of view
110 °
120 °
Refresh rate
90 Hz
60 Hz

Features

HTC ViveHTC ViveMicrosoft HoloLensMicrosoft HoloLens
Glasses compatible
yesYes
yesYes
Position tracking
yesYes
yesYes
Front-Facing Camera
yesYes
yesYes
Headphone connection
External headphones required
Built-in headphones

Dimensions

HTC ViveHTC ViveMicrosoft HoloLensMicrosoft HoloLens
Weight
1.22 lb
1.30 lb
Body material
Foam, Plastic
Plastic

Connectivity

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Controller Compatibility
Steam VR Controller
Proprietary Controller
Type of USB connector
USB (Type A)
Micro-USB

Requirements

HTC ViveHTC ViveMicrosoft HoloLensMicrosoft HoloLens
Recommended RAM memory
8 GB
2 GB

Often compared to Vive

Often compared to HoloLens