Final Thoughts First
Overal Winner 5k+! While I myself prefer the 8k’s superior less SDE, the 5k+ is overal better more usage vs the 8k.
The 5k+ uses a traditional grid pattern. The pixel blocks stack vertically & horizontaly. Fonts will render better due to sub pixel rendering. This makes letters crisp & sharp.
The native Resolution also maintains sharpness & is better for graphic design & editing.
However with the 5k+ you are More apt to notice the SDE as the pixels visibly appear as approx up to 2x the size of the 8k.
Larger White Fonts show pixel patterns on both headsets. The 5k+ letters look like horizontal lines stacked forming letters.
- FEATURES: 7.5 (Due to software features not complete & lack of pass through camera)
- Comfort: 8 (The cloth headstrap is a step above older cloth mount in comfort; but it’s still not as nice as newer head mount systems)
- Display: 8
- Lenses: 8
- FoV: 8.5 (Based on reports on Xtal & StarVR One. Pimax has nice FoV & options but due to lenses with Distortion on Large mode. & in theory if StarVR One FoV true it would be 10 based on reviews)
- Clarity: 9
- SDE: 8 (Vive Pro 7, 8k 9, 4k 10)
- Content: 8.5
- Value: 8.5
Final Score: 8.2/10