the Lenovo Mirage Solo offers a premium experience and is more future-proof

Highs

  • Integrated display and computer
  • Complete freedom of motion 6DoF
  • Game console like experience

Lows

  • Less apps than Oculus Go
  • LCD Display, instead of OLED
  • A bit bulky for transport

Rating and Price

  • Rating: 8/10

Introduced at CES 2018, the Lenovo Mirage Solo is one of the first fully-integrated VR headsets to hit the market, and indeed the most powerful in the mainstream market ($400 and below). The promise of such a VR headset is to offer a console-like experience without all the disturbances and friction associated with using your smartphone as a VR platform. Does the Mirage Solo deliver on this promise? Let’s take a deep look.

Specification highlights

The Lenovo Mirage Solo is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 system-on-chip which can access 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. It is the same chip powering the Galaxy S8 handset. Our unit had 47GB available to the user, after the pre-loaded games and apps were installed.

Lenovo has included a microSD slot which is accessible on the side of the headset. With it, you can easily extend the storage by another 256GB advertised (it might be able to accept 400GB microSD cards as well), and even transfer files, possibly from Lenovo’s Mirage VR Camera.

The headset has dimensions of ~10.5 x 8 x 7 inches and weighs ~1.42 Lbs, which is a bit heavier than HTC Vive.

  • 5.5″ LCD display diagonal (2560×1440, 75Hz, 70% RGB colors)
  • 110 Degrees field of view (FOV)
  • 4GB RAM
  • WiFi AC/N + MIMO and Bluetooth 5.0 + BLE
Overall product rating: 8/10

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