Probably the last time you came across a projector was at school, college or university. It was clunky and either sat on the teacher’s desk or was hanging from a substantial bracket on the classroom ceiling.
Well, things have changed somewhat and now you have mini projectors that can fit in the palm of your hand but are versatile, functional and offer many great features. They are perfect for home cinema, on the go business presentations or for the teacher moving classrooms.
In this review, we will be looking at the best 10 mini projectors on the market for 2018. So be prepared to be amazed and end up adding it to your tech list, projectors just got funky!
Mini ProjectorsCompare Mini Projectors Technical Specification
EUG Mini Pocket DLP 3D HD Bluetooth Projector.
The EUG Mini Pocket Projector gives you powerful connectivity with 2.4G/5G wifi capability. Using Bluetooth4.0 technology the unit comes complete with, USB, HDMI, Audio, VGA/AV, TF Card Slot to easily connect to iPhone, Android phone, Tablet, DVD/Blueray player, PS3/PS4, Xbox, Wii U, PC/ Laptop, Firestick, Roku, Camera, Soundbar etc.
The EUG Mini Projector has a built-in dual 2W stereo speakers, support 3.5mm audio out. Plug and play media files via USB input, support USB stick and HDD.
The EUG is ultra-portable and has dimensions o 17.5 x 14.5 x 3cm, weighing only 600g. This makes it easy to carry around.
It comes with a built-in Android system with pre-loaded apps like YouTube, Office apps or Google Store with the possibility to add more!
Dual 2.4G/5G wifi capability enables Fast and Seamless Wireless Connection with smartphones, laptops, computers, tablets. Explore the endless possibilities!
Using DLP technology the lamp boasts up to 2000 Lumens of brightness. With native resolution it supports 1080p, 720p, 480p.
Having a high contrast capability 12000:1 it has great ability to display finer image detail.
The projection size is 20-300 inches with a throw distance of 7.2ft-38ft with 16:9 widescreen display. It can also offer immersive 3D experience, you will need extra 3D active shutter glasses.
No matter how you set the projector, the images are automatically made square, 25% Digital Zoom Out – reduce image size from a fixed area.
This is a well-built unit incorporating the latest mini projector technology, built to high specification it is one you must consider.
The SOVH mini projector adopts the high-definition H3S DLP ray machine with high contrast ratio to provide a brighter and more vivid display. The video projection is to a distance of 3-10 feet, it offers a large viewable screen size of 34”-120”.
This one single device can suit all different needs: from small business to home entertainment and education and training applications also.
The SOVH unit supports 1080P streaming so this HD projector brings an extraordinary HD big screen experience for great movie night fun.
The SOVH mini projector weighs only 0.58 lbs., it is the same size as an iPhone X, and could be conveniently put into a jacket pocket or wallet. The portable mini projector has a built-in rechargeable 4,200 mAh battery which allows a 2-hour non-stop broadcasting on a single charge.
The company has recently added a power bank (5v, 2A) charging and flash drive reading functions to provide greater flexibility for work and entertainment. You can enjoy the big screen experience anytime and anywhere with this hassle-free mini projector.
This mini projector can use iPhone/iPad’s Airplay feature via HappyCast to wirelessly mirror the screen of any device or if you can use the Apple charging cable to mirror the screen (new feature). Android users may use WifiDisplay to mirror the screen.
Furthermore, the SOVH portable mini projector can be connected to any device with HDMI outputs (laptop, PS4, Xbox etc.). That means you can easily share any experience or any memorable moment of your life with your family and friends at any time!
You can download any app you may want such as Youtube/Hulu or Netflix and it supports Bluetooth 4 for external speaker connection.
The LED lamp in the SOVH is an Osram 30,000 hrs, so no changing the lamp for 8 years!!
Finally, the unit comes with a 12-month manufacturers warranty with the free exchange or return facility.
The Philips PPX4835 Mini Projector
The Philips PPX4835 is a powerful 350-lumen pocket projector with a 1280 x 720p HD resolution for crystal-clear pictures and high contrast. The HDMI/MHL interface enables you to connect to your choice of notebooks, tablets, smartphones, or other mobile devices.
The PPX4835 features an HDMI/MHL interface for support of mobile devices like notebooks, tablets, and smartphones. It also doubles as a power bank, meaning you can charge your mobile devices while on the go too.
Thanks to its Smart Engine and DLP technology, the Philips PPX4835 can project crystal-clear images and video up to 150 inches, making it easier than ever to give engaging presentations. No matter where you are, the internal battery and the keystone correction will give you the flexibility you deserve and the quality you expect from Philips.
To finish it off the unit has built in 3-watt speaker for clear, bright sound. Internal battery lasts 3 hours on full charge.
The Nebula Capsule is a smart cinema solution that you can enjoy anytime, anywhere. Using Android 7.1 it plays content from your favorite video streaming app or mirrors your phone’s screen to create a remarkably detailed picture up to 100 inches in size.
Stunning image quality is complemented by a class-leading 360° speaker to deliver heart-pounding sound, wherever you sit. Enjoy stunning picture and sound, wherever you want.
The Nebula uses advanced DLP technology that utilizes IntelliBright algorithms to provide a radiant 100 ANSI lm picture up to 100 inches in size on your screen.
The Nebula Capsule delivers up to 4 hours of continuous video on a single charge.
Quick Charge technology enables Capsule to recharge faster and also charge while in use.
You can operate the Capsule directly from your phone with the ‘Capsule Control’ app available on Google Play and the App Store.
One of the things it does well is easily mirror Word, Excel, PPT, and similar documents from your smart devices to be projected on any surface.
EUG Mini Pico Miracast Android Mini Projector
The EUG Android Mini Projector weighs only 0.83lb and can fit in your hand and pocket or bag. It easy to carry for small presentations, outdoor movies, games and while on the go traveling.
This android5.1and iPhone compatible mini projector comes with a concise user interface that allows users to set up wifi, Bluetooth, and enjoy pre-loaded apps, remove/add apps online or via USB in a user-friendly way. Powerful Processing Capability with MSTAR638 Quad-core 1.5GHz CPU, 1GB RAM/8GB ROM memory.
The unit comes with dual 802.11ac 2.4G/5G WiFi, allowing an improved speed of data transmission and the capability of signal coverage is greatly improved. The unit enables fast and stable wireless connection to your smartphone, laptop, pc, and tablet, with no intermittent loss of WiFi signal, no freezing picture suffered from single 2.4G WiFi. Using bluetooth4.0 technology, you can pair with Bluetooth speakers, mouse, gamepad or keyboard.
You can directly play media files via USB2.0, Micro SD slot which expands up to max 32GB. There is support for any device with an HDMI out. There is a built-in speaker with support for 3.5mm audio out for adding wired speakers. The EUG has a built-in 8400mAh rechargeable battery for up to 2 hours long playing time, giving you plenty of time to watch almost any movies while traveling.
Projection size is 20 to150 inch with a throw ratio of 1.4:1. It supports ±40° auto keystone correction, manual focus and image flip.
This handy little unit can connect to a camera, USB flash drive, external hard drive, blu ray/dvd player, PS3/PS4, Xbox one/ xbox 360, wii u, roku, firestick, smartphones, tablets, laptop, computer and more! It has a long-lasting lamp life with up to 50,000 Hours led lamp.
It comes complete with 12-month warranty.
PTV P8I Display 1080 Mini Projector
P8I Mini DLP Projector is Specially Designed for Business Education & Entertainment Use.
It Offers a Projection Display Size of up to 120 Inches and Brings you High Definition Photos and Videos.
Using the Android 7.1 Operation System and strong Wi-Fi design supports watching a mass of online videos & games.
Mini and ergonomic design support you to carry it everywhere you want. It gives you an entire home entertainment system in your pocket.
It has built-in multiple interface devices, smart devices can be interconnected with the mainstream.
The built-in 5000mAh large capacity battery gives a running time for up to more than 2 hours with a single full charge when the external power is not available.
The PTV P8I is a cute, compact and portable unit: It has a very light and compact portable design with the DLP Projector sitting in the palm of your hand (size 14.7 * 8.0 * 1.8cm) bare weight only 248g with 120 inches display, this mini projector offers a very portable unit with great functionality.
The ASUS S1 200 is a palm-sized projector weighing only 0.75lbs at a height of 1.18-inches.
The ASUS S1 LED projector features a built-in rechargeable battery that provides up to 3 hours of projection time that can also be used to charge mobile devices over USB.
The S1 has a 1.1:1 short-throw lens that projects a 41-inches diagonal image at a distance of one meter.
The unit works from advanced DLP Technology with the lamp having a 30,000-hour LED lifespan, 200 lumens brightness. The S1 200 has a 854×480 native resolution and big screen size up to 100 inches (in low-light conditions.
Housed in an aluminum chassis with a sleek concentric-circle finish, and features an HDMI/MHL port, a USB port (for charging) and complete with a ASUS Sonic Master-enhanced speaker, this makes the S1 the perfect sidekick for both professional and personal projection.
The Cocar C800S mini projector is made by the most cutting-edge of modern projector technology.
This DLP projector technology works with the Android Operation System, has Keystone Correction and Bluetooth 4.0 connection. The unit incorporates Quad-Core CPU, HDMI/TF/USB Socket for external media playing.
Using DLP technology provides you with the clearest pictures. The projector provides up to 100 ANSI Lumens and can project up to 150 inches max project size.
The Mini Picois as small as an iPhone 7 at 158*80*18mm and weighs only 285g. The unique aluminum alloy shell and off-axis optical design let it project complete images without the use of a tripod. The projector comes with auto or manual keystone correction.
The unit has built-in 2.4G/5.8G dual Wifi providing fast and smooth mirroring of your smartphone to the projector via iOS Airplay/Miracast/DLNA.
Even if under a no-wifi environment, the mirroring function will still work. You can turn on your phone sharing hotspot first, then connect the projector wifi to the phone hotspot. Playing it like a smartphone, such as downloading apps from the market, running presentation files: powerpoint/excel/word for business or school, or watching movies online.
The battery inside has a large capacity 4200mAh and is rechargeable which allows it to work continuously for upto 2.5 hours. By taking advantages of the DLP projector technology, the life of the led bulb extends to 30000 hours.
The operating system of the projector brings us a most stable running, quick response.In comes with built-in Freeclick and Google play App Store, which allows you to download and install APPs, such as Kodi,Youtube, Hulu, Netflix, BBC, WWE, Sky TV, Foxnow etc.
The unit comes with a 12 months manufacturers warranty and support.
Vivitek Qumi Q5 500
The Qumi Q5, is the next generation of Vivitek’s series of HD LED pocket projectors which has a brightness level up to 500 lumens and weighs only 1.1 pounds.
The Qumi Q5 features a DLP Pico chipset and BrilliantColor technologies from Texas Instruments and has wireless capability.
The Qumi’s sleek design and connectivity options allows it to be used with a variety of other portable devices, including, but not limited to smartphones, laptops, netbooks and tablets, digital and video cameras.
Versatile and portable, the Vivitek Qumi Q5 is perfect for sharing digital content at work and play. It comes complete with standard accessories such as Power Adapter, Universal I/O to VGA Cable, HDMI Cable, 3.5mm AV-in Cable, Carrying Pouch, Remote Control, User Manual (CD) Quick Start Guide, Warranty Card.
As an object this projector is really beautiful and seems well made. It’s heavy and solid and intelligently designed.
The only issue could be with the physical layout and this would be the relationship between the focus wheel on the side and the touch-sensitive buttons on the top surface.
The focus wheel is a little stiff, but if you accidentally touch the top of the unit while adjusting the focus you wind up hitting the menu buttons on top.
Overall though this is a quality mini projector and has the technology to make it stand out against other mini projectors of similar specifications.
You can bring your favorite movies, presentations, video games, and pictures to the big screen thanks to the world’s smallest DLP Mini Projector by Magnasonic.
This high-performance pocket projector allows you to connect your laptop, smartphone, tablet, and more.
Use your HDMI connection to enjoy a home theater experience anywhere due to the long-lasting 2-hour rechargeable battery and built-in speaker.
You can enjoy surprisingly large crystal clear picture up to 60” in size thanks to the 25 lumens LED light engine powered by Texas Instruments.
Digital Light Processing technology allows you to experience sharp and life-like images with the same DLP technology that Hollywood uses in film production.
Comparable to projectors much larger in size, this mini projector features 640 x 360 pixel resolution, 1100:1 high contrast ratio, and will accept input up to 1080p.
The Magasonic is compatible with Micro HDMI and HDMI input right out of the box! However, if you are using Apple, MHL, and SlimPort-enabled devices they will require adapters.
Share & project video from your smartphone, tablet, laptop, media player or gaming console.
The built-in rechargeable battery (2100 mAh), is a perfect travel companion. You can even use while charging the battery at the same time.
If you want a bigger sound than the integrated stereo speaker use the headphone jack to connect external speakers, which is great when entertaining larger audiences.
As an entry level mini projector, the Magasonic offers a considerable amount of functionality at a price that is attractive.