Is mobile virtual reality the same as virtual reality?

Mobile virtual reality (VR) and virtual reality are two different terms, however, they are often used interchangeably. Mobile virtual reality is a type of virtual reality experience that is enabled by a mobile device such as a smartphone, tablet, or standalone headset. In contrast, virtual reality is an immersive experience that is enabled by specialized hardware, such as a head-mounted display and controllers. While both virtual reality experiences are immersive, mobile virtual reality is more limited because of the hardware and software capabilities of a mobile device. As a result, the graphics and sound may not be as sharp and the experience may not be as rich as a full virtual reality experience.

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Caleb Kline, Mar, 28 2023