May 6, 2017 29 min to read
Best Mini Portable Projectors (May. 2017) Buyer’s Guide and Reviews
Category : Gadgets, Home Entertainment, Office Essentials
Mini Portable Projectors Buyer’s guide
Few years ago, Multimedia Projectors were bulky, heavy and expensive. With advancement in technology and introduction of LED Projectors, companies started producing Compact Projectors. Not only weight and size of Projectors started reducing but its features like Brightness, Picture Quality, Contrast Ratio and Resolution also improved. Today, a normal 1080p Projector weighs much less than Projectors of earlier days.
Since the Projectors size became more compact, there was a need for Portable Projectors that can be handled easily and can be shifted from one place to another without need of expert setup. This leads to the Idea of Mini Projectors, Pocket Projectors or Pico Projectors and Portable Projectors. Today there are many mini projectors available in Market that produces even 1080p HD result and are very small in size.
Earlier we have written Home Theater Projector’s buyer’s Guide. Today we are presenting Mini Projectors buyer’s guide. We reviewed so many different projectors and selected some of the most sold Mini Projectors that are currently best in the Market.
List of Best Mini Portable Projectors 2017
Here is the list of Top 10 Best Mini Portable Projectors 2017. This list is compiled by our experts with complete honesty and without any direct or indirect incentive from any manufacturer. We aim to provide you with a review or best projectors available in Market. Check these projectors and write in comments which one you liked most and why.
|Product Image||Name||Lumens (Brightness)||Max.|
|LG PF1500 Full HD Portable Smart TV Home Theater Projector|
|Optoma ML750 WXGA Portable LED Projector|
|Epson VS240 SVGA Projector||3000||600p||10,000 hours|
|BenQ DLP Video Projector (MX525A)||3300||1024 x 768||10,000 hours|
|iRulu BL20 Video Projector||2600||480p but Supports upto 1080p||20,000 hours|
|RIF6 Cube Mobile Projector|
|Full 50 Lumens||480p Native||20,000 hours|
|TRONFY TP60 multimedia projector||1000||480p but Supports upto 1080p||30,000 hours|
|Crenova XPE460 LED Projector||1200||480p but Supports upto 1080p||Upto 30,000 hours|
(as some user indicated)
|Crenova XPE600 BL20 Projector|
|2600||480p but Supports upto 1080p||20,000 hours|
|ERISAN Mini LED projector||800||480p but Supports upto 1080p||20,000 hours|
Best Mini Portable Projector Reviews 2017
Here we are reviewing each Portable Projector in the list of Best Mini Portable Projectors 2017. These reviews are written carefully by our experts. All Projectors were judged on any factors including Projector weight, brightness in Lumens, Lamp Life, Contrast Ratio, Extended apps, portability, users feedback about projectors, rating on Amazon and Price. We hope you will like it and make a good decision while purchasing a Mini Projector for yourself.
1. LG PF1500 Full HD Portable LED Home Theater Projector Review – Best Portable Projector so far
Here we are reviewing our first choice in the list of best portable Projectors 2017. LG has combined a lot of features in PF1500 Portable Projector to make this projector unique and second to none. It is a premium portable Projector that comes at reasonable price and offers great value. It is an LED Projector that comes with Smart TV app, Internet connectivity and great picture quality. It can be best used as a Home theater Projector, for outdoor use i.e. watching movies on camping and for delivering presentations.
Features of LGPF1500 Full HD Portable Projector
LG PF1500 Portable Projector has many features that a Projector user will dream of. It is a lightweight and compact Projector that weighs only around 3.3 pounds. The body is made up of fine Plastic. The design of Projector gives a space for a fan inside that will be used to keep the internal parts cool. It is easy to setup and you won’t feel any difficulty to setup it on first run
The Picture Quality of this Projector is amazing. It is powered by a 1400 Lumens LED Display that look better in dark room. If you are using in day make sure to put curtains on windows to make the room a little darker for good viewing experience. LG PF1500 Portable Projector has a native resolution of 1920 x 1080 which is the best in market so far.The Projector produces a sharp and bright image. It has a contrast ratio of whopping 150,000:1 that provides vivid bright and dark colors. The LG Minibeam TV Pro PF1500 Projector is powered by LED lights that provides 114% more chromatic colors than traditional Lamp Projector. Since it is LED Projector, it has a lamp life of 30,000 hours which is more than enough.
To make adjustments to the image size, there is a vertical Keystone Correction option that will allow you to adjust your picture size. It can project a picture upto 120 inches. That will make you feel like in a real home cinema.
LG PF1500 HD Portable Projector have a smart TV app. It can be connected to internet to play videos from Netflix Hulu, and Vudu. You can connect it with PC. You can do web browsing and watch online video steaming. LGPF1500 HD Projector allows you to play multimedia files direct from your USB. In LED Projectors, rainbow effect is common. However LG PF1500 has advanced technology and separate Green, Red and Blue LEDs that will never show rainbow effect in the projecting video. It can be connected wirelessly to the external sound system so you don’t need to pun-in a bunch of extra wires.
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Pros and Cons of LGPF1500 Full HD Portable Projector
2. Optoma ML750 WXGA Portable DLP Projector Review – Best Portable Projector with reasonable Price
OPtoma ML750 Portable DLP Projector is the mini projector or Pico Projector from Optoma. It is really small, lightweight and packed with smart features. Optoma M750 Portable Projector is a short throw projector that means even in a small room you can use it. It is small Palm sized Projector that measures just 4.2 x 4.1 x 1.5 inch. But unlike other smaller projector , it is really a beast packed with amazing features
Features of Optoma ML750 Portable DLP Projector
The first and foremost amazing feature is the small size of Optoma ML750 projector. It can easily be put into a small bag. The small size makes its handling and function easy. It weighs only 0.4 kg
Inside the projector, it is packed with powerful hardware. It has a brightness of 700 Lumens which is very good for the Pico projectors. It is enough to present a bright picture in the dark room. Moreover it has a contrast ratio of 10,000:1. That means brightness to darkness ratio is very good and you won’t see light on the darkest part of picture. It has a resolution of 1280 x 800. This is more than 720p HD Projectors. Although it doesn’t have a native resolution of 1080p, still 1280 x 800 is a good treat for movie lovers.
Optoma ML750 HD Portable can produce a picture of upto 100 inches. Other advantages of this projectors are very convenient . It allows you to play your presentation files without the need to attach a computer/laptop. The projector has built in Office viewer and built-in Speakers. The Projector has built in memory, a SD card slot and one USB port to connect your USB devices. Moreover with MHL connectivity option you can connect your Supported mobile devices to play games, project screen and to watch movies. To connect mobile devices wirelessly, you need to purchase an additional $29 wireless adapter fro ML750 Projector. This will allow you to do wireless streaming from mobile Devices
Unlike most of the mini projectors or pico projectors, Optoma ML750 Portable projector can be used both of office use and as a home entertainment projector. The LEDs provide bright image and has a lifespan of about 20,000 hours which is more than enough for a normal Projector.
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Pros and Cons of Optoma ML750 Portable DLP Projector
3. Epson VS240 SVGA 3LCD Projector Review – Best Portable Projector Under $300
Home theater projector is a device which let you enjoy your favorite programs on a big screen, at your own home. Epson Company offers a range of high quality devices, home theater projectors are on the top of the list. Epson VS240 SVGA 3LCD Projector has paved its way through the road of technology and proved itself as one of the best home theater projectors. This projector has been designed specifically for home use but people can also use it for educational purposes. Basically this projector has been manufactured by Epson Company to fulfill the needs of their customers. People are now able to enjoy a cinematic experience at their homes.
Features of Epson VS240 SVGA 3LCD Projector
Outstanding features of Epson VS240 make it trustable and prove its quality among other home projectors. It is available in two colors, white and black. Round corners of this projector make it attractive and unique among other projectors. Hg quality color technology, 3LCD, 3 chip technology, 3x higher color brightness and 3x wider color are the basic features of this Epson VS240 SVGA 3LCD projector. Best quality for a good projector is its screen resolution, so this Epson VS240 SVGA projector has a screen resolution of 800×600 and color brightness of 3000 lumens. It has vivid color 3000 lumens white brightness for well-lit rooms. It is a user-friendly device with easy-to-use panel. There is a focus wheel, and just behind the focus wheel, there is a slider for horizontal keystone correction. It helps square off the image while screen is tilted. This projector is easy to set and takes no time to adjust the image. Epson VS240 SVGA 3LCd also supports HDMI and observes standard connectivity, for digital video and audio. Connectivity for video and audio can be adjusted with one cable.
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Pros and Cons of Epson VS240 SVGA 3LCD Projector
4. BenQ MX525A DLP Video Projector Review – Very Decent Projector from BenQ
Here is the review of BenQMX525A DLP Video Projector. This is the brightest Video Projector in our list of Best mini projectors 2017. BenQ has so far produced many Projectors and it is one of the most sophisticated compact projectors. It is a low priced and very useful Projector which can be used as a home entertainment projector and for office use. It provides bright, sharp High Quality Video.
Features of BenQ MX525A DLP Video Projector
BenQ MX525A DLP Video Projector is basically a budget Projector that comes with modest and decent features. But it is leading all other competitors as far as brightness of the projector (Lumens) is concerned. It have 3300 Lumens Lamp that produces a picture bright enough to view in normal room light. So it can be used for office meetings, classroom presentations and for watching movies at home.
BenQ MX525A DLP Video Projector have a native resolution of 1,024 x 768 which is basically an XGA resolution that we find in computer and Laptop Screens. You won’t be able to get a result as similar as 1080p Projectors but still you can watch HD movies on it. It has a contrast ratio of 13,000:1 and aspect ratio of 4:3. BenQ has focused more on the projector output while designing this projector, hence you will see a crystal clear, sharp bright image with all color details. With all these amazing features, it has an extended lamp life upto 10,000 hours that is uncommon in DLP Projectors.
You won’t find any special features as we seen in LGPF1500 HD Portable Projector and Optoma ML750 Portable Projector. But It is a budget projector that gives you modest and necessary features. It is a high performance Projecto that comes with Several different Operating modes including SmartEco Mode(Power consumption is reduced and image dark areas color details are enhanced) Lamp Save Mode (Reduces brightness to increase lamp life upto 50%) Eco Blank Mode (70% Power Saving) and No Source detected mode (Use only 30% Power when no Video source is attached). BenQ MX525A Video Projector is Full Blu-Ray 3D Supported.
Pros and Cons of BenQ MX525A DLP Video Projector
5. iRulu BL20 Video Projector Review – Best Projector Under $150
Looking for an inexpensive Home Theater System? You can now enjoy a cinematic environment at your own home with your family. No doubt that, projectors to be used at home are expensive but they can give you a cinematic experience and then you don’t have to spend money on cinema tickets. This iRulu BL20 Video Projector is here to give you a new experience of joy and entertainment. This is a new addition in the family of high quality projectors, which has paved its way by introducing exciting features.
Features of iRulu BL20 Video Projector
iRulu BL20 projector provides best movie experience at home, in a very reasonable price. iRulu understands the needs of customers therefore it introduces video, home theater projectors with exciting features and low cost. This amazing projector has 5 inches LCD and TFT LCD panel. You can control its functions by its remote control. If we talk about inputs, iRulu’s projector has 2X USB, 2X HDMI, TV or DTV, AV, YPBPR inputs; it also has VGA and audio inputs.
iRulu BL20 projector has a projection distance of about 1.2 to 6 meters allows watching your favorite program from a reasonable distance. Sometimes, customers may find it problematic to use home theater projectors due to heavy power use, but this iRulu BL20 projector consumes about 110W of power. Built in speakers help to improve sound quality thus you can experience high quality audio without any problem. iRulu BL20 projector supports 1080P and has resolution of 800×480. 32-200 inches projection screen size helps to watch entertainment programs clearly. It is good news for customers that this projector comes with one year warranty. You can attach it with ceiling, rear or front.
iRulu BL20 projector provides full range connectivity options. You have 2 HDMI Ports, 2 USB Ports, One slot for Projecting TV Screen, and one VGA Slot. For different games consoles etc, you have options for Audio and Video Input. With these connectivity options you can use it with a whole range of digital devices including Computers, Laptops, different game consoles, cameras, DVD Blu-Ray and more..
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Pros and Cons of iRulu BL20 projector
6. RIF6 Cube Mobile Projector Review – Super Small Projector with Great Features
Have you ever seen a small projector which your can put on your hand palm? Here you are, RIF6 is a new mobile projector which you can carry in your pocket. It is a small projector but you can enjoy big screens with this projector. No other projector can compete with its size and qualities.
Features of RIF6 Cube Mobile Projector
It a small cube shaped projector measuring 2x2x1.9 inches which can change your living style. It has best features and due to those features, RIF6 finds no other competitor in the market. Now, technology is on your finger tips and you can enjoy your favorite programs on large screens without creating any mess. It can work easily with mobile phones, laptops, tablets and gaming consoles. You can now play games with your gaming consoles and enjoy this game on large screen.
RIF6 Cube Mobile Projector is a Pico Projector that comes with a rechargeable battery. It has a 90-minute battery life and can also be charged with mobile adapters. LED light bulb of projectors is the most important feature to be considered, and this cube shaped RIF6 small projector has 20,000 hours time for LED light bulb projection. Display of this projector can be stretched to 120 inches. When you buy this amazing projector, you can get, HDMI and MHL connector cables as well as USB charger plus remote control. This mini projector comes with a mini tripod stand and one year free warranty. The resolution of this mini projector is 854×480 (WVGA) and has a throw ratio of 1.99:1 dist/width. You can enjoy HD video input of upto 1080p with cube dimensions of 2x2x1.9. Brightness of screens is almost 50 Lumens.
It is LED Projector that has lamp life of around 20,000 hours. It has some unique advantages. It is chargeable and can be handled easily. You can watch favorite movie at Picnic night. It has native resolutions 480p that won’t give you HD picture quality even if you have HD Print movies in your USB. The battery lasts for 90 minutes. You will need to plug-in charger if you watching a longer movie.
It is cheaper than its nearest competitor Celluon PicoPro: Ultra-portable Laser HD Projector. This Price reduction comes at the cost of compromising some features. For example, the later have double bettery life than RIF6 Cube Projector.
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7. TRONFY TP60 130-inch LCD LED Multimedia Portable Pico Projector Review – Best Projector Under $100
There have been a lot of discussions about projectors because people are now taking interest in this technology. Home theater projectors are a new source of creating a bond between family members and friends. TRONFY electronics, (which is one of the top companies popular for manufacturing high quality electronic products) has introduced a series of excellent quality home theater projectors for its valuable customers. TRONFY TP60 multimedia projector is now available in the market. It is designed for those who are interested to spend a quality time at home with their family members. It allows watching your favorite programs on a big screen.
Features of TRONFY TP60 130-inch LCD LED Multimedia Portable Pico Projector
TRONFY has designed this projector for home use therefore, it has best features as home theater projector. A good projector should be of suitable size, so TP60 has image size of about 49-130 inch (min-max). Tronfy TP60 projector has a native resolution of about 800×480 but it supports 1080p, 720p, 1080i HD resolutions. If we talk about contrast ratio and brightness, this projector has contrast ratio, 1000:1 and brightness, 1200 Lumens. This is not much but in a darker room it is enough for watching a movie of your choice. You can compare this excellent projector with other home theater projectors. It has a user friendly interface as well HDMI ports.
TRONFY TP60 Myltimedia Projector has multi-function interfaces USB/AV/SD/HDMI, and low power cost, i.e. 50W only. Another best feature is that it has MHL input to connect iPhone/iPad and Android smart phones. You jut have to order the MHL cable LOCALLY. The USB input is not for charging phones, it is just for power supply. The lamp life of this projector is 30,000 hours which is an amazing thing. When you order to buy this projector, you can get; 1 projector, 1 AV-in cable 1 remote control and 1 power Adapter.
TRONFY TP60 Myltimedia Projector has built-in speakers but speakers quality is not best. At times you will feel them bit noisy. Its better to connect external speakers of your choice.
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Pros and Cons of TRONFY TP60 Multimedia Projector
8. Crenova XPE460 LED Upgraded Projector Review – No. 1 Best Selling Projector on Amazon (in Best Overhead Projectors)
Crenova XPE460 LED Projector is No. 1 Best selling Projector on Amazon in the category of Office Overhead Supplies. Here we will review this projector that is it really worth to buy or should be avoided?
Crenova XPE460 Video Projector is one of the best selling projectors especially home theater projectors. Now it is available in its upgraded form with more exciting features. This LED projector is enough for a home entertainment cinema, and let you enjoy the best moments at home.
Features of Crenova XPE460 LED Upgraded Projector
When it is about quality, price is not the issue. Two products are equal when they have differences in prices but high similarity between quality and features. A cheap projector wtih high quality features is best as compared to the projector with high price but normal features. This Crenova XPE460 LED projector, as by name, is a best quality home theater projector. It supports connection with desktop personal computers, laptop, USB, TV box, iPAD and Smartphone thus helping the users to connect easily. When it is about brightness, ths projector has 1200 lumens and 800*480 resolutions. Keeping in mind features of other top selling Projectors, these features are mediocre. It gives 20% more brightness as compared to ordinary LED, because it has latest LED technology. HDMI port, adapter and connector is important and it should be included in the projector package.
You can easily connect your iPAD or other smartphone etc with projector via wireless connection, and enjoy the best features in a cinema like home. For this purpose, (of connecting a Smartphone etc) ,this projector also supports MHL function. You can enjoy a bigger screen of about 37″-130″ at your home with a projection distance of about 1,2m-3.8m. It comes with keystone correction f about 12 degree. The exciting features of this Crenova XPE460 projector enable you to enjoy your favorite programs on large screens. The package includes free HDMI cable and other necessary things.
As the native resolution and brightness of this Projector is low, you would need to watch movies on this projector in a completely dark room. This is a inexpensive and budget Projector and won’t give you Picture Quality same as of a $1000 or $5000 Projector. However what it provides under $100 Price tag, is enough value for the money
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9. Crenova XPE600 BL20 2600 Lumens Video Projector Review – Best Portable Projector Under $200
Here is another good Projector and its from Crenova. Crenova has launched a new series of high quality projectors with built-in advanced technology. Crenova XPE600 BL20 2600 Lumens Projector is an advanced quality video projector which can be used as home theater projector to turn your TV lounge into a Cinema room. Now you can enjoy the great cinematic experience with 2600 Lumens video projector by Crenova.
Features of Crenova XPE600 BL20 2600 Lumens Video Projector
Crenova XPE600 BL20 2600 Lumens Projector has a lot of best features which should be mentioned here. This high quality projector comes with glass lenses and 6 layers coating which makes it secure and protected. Use of glass in this projector increases its transparency and clarity thus enabling the high quality view. You can experience a transparent view with this projector. LED light source of 2600 lumens turn on the great cinematic view. LED bulb has life span of up to 20,000 hrs that is more than enough for the price paid. This projector is best for dark environments. Mostly, multimedia projectors have clearer view when we use them in dark environments. So this projector is best for home entertainment. Eben if there is some light in the room, it have enough brightness of 2600 Lumens that will still present a good video. You can also connect your smartphone, iPad or iPhone through HDMI (wireless) adapter. Crenova XPE600 then enables the connectivity of these devices and you can view your photos and videos on big screen.
Crenova XPE600 BL20 2600 Lumens Video Projector is also good for business presentations even by connecting your macbook with this projector. For macbook connection, you will need an extra HDMI adapter. Crenova XPE600 also supports all multimedia functions like with the help of 2 HDMI, 2 USB, VGA, TV/DTV, YPBPR input etc. It can also be connected with TV, TV box, Laptop, USB drive, iPAD and smartphone. You can hang this projector with ceiling, it will work best there. It has built-in Smart eco Lamp care technology which is the reason of storing and saving energy. LED bulb of Crenova xPE600 saves energy up to 70%. The company offers an extra LED bulb replacement free of cost.
This Projector can produce a picture as large as 200 inches. However you may not see the HD Quality video in it. The native resolution of this Projector is 480p but it can support 720, 768 and 1080p resolutions as advertised by the manufacturer. Use it for movies, fun and entertainment but it is not for formal use i.e educational or business presentations. The Projector has enough brightness and hence can be used for watching favorite videos, programs and movies outdoor. This Home theater projector by Crenova comes with one year free warranty. You can easily contact customer care for further support if needed
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Pros and Cons of Crenova XPE600 BL20 2600 Lumens Video Projector
10. ERISAN Updated Full Color Pro Mini LCD LED Portable Projector Review – An Inexpensive yet useful Projector
Projectors are now replacing casual and traditional television, but it does not mean that they are replacing your home TV lounge. Multimedia projectors are making their place in Lounges to gather family members for their favorite programs. ERISAN LED projector is one of the best projectors available in the market of home theater portable projectors.. Its amazing features differentiate it from other multimedia home theater projectors. For the convenience of customers, a Home theater projector review about ERISAN projector is available here.
Features of ERISAN LED Projector
ERISAN’s LED portable projector has ability to produce high quality images with a screen size extendable to 130″. It is a mini projector therefore you can also take it wherever you want. It supports Games, HD 1080P, Video/800 Lumens. ERISAN has built this projector in such a way that it consumes very less energy thus increasing the life span of projector. The LED bulb of ERISAN’s LED projector has life of about 20,000 hours and native resolution of about 800*480. You can get image size from 36 inches to 130 inches on big screen. The best image size can be obtained from a distance of 6 to 12 feet. You can also connect your PC, Laptop, DVD player, iPAD, iPhone and Smartphone to enjoy your favorite multimedia files on big screen. It also has ports to connect Play station 3, 4 and X-box. Other features include the contrast ratio of 800:1, Aspect ratio 4:3/16:9, and 800 Lumen. There is an extra MHL port for iPAD iPhone and android connectivity. You can avail multiple interfaces in this projector, like HDMI, USB, and SD card et. This ERISAN projector comes with one year free warranty which enables you to change the projector anytime, in case of any technical issue. Technical and customer support is available and you can contact any time.
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