2018's Best Photo Projector Buyer’s Guide (2018 Update)

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If you think that choosing the best photo projector is easy you are very wrong. Many manufacturers constantly compete for your wallet and release dozens of models every month. If you do not want to waste your whole day on picking the best photo projector, simply use our top list!

The list of the top photo projector presented on this page is based on real reviews from the users. Moreover, we thoroughly compared photo projector with each other to pick models with the best price/quality ratio. Rest assured that every photo projector presented in the list is worth its price!

Top 10 Photo Projector of 2018

Rating Image Name and Features Details
4.8
Mobile Projector 1. Mobile Projector
Powered by a power bank, this mini compact projector is able to be powered by a power bank, which makes it great for travel, camping, hiking where you can not take a tv.
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4.5
Mtfy Projector 2. Mtfy Projector (Most Unique Design)
Amazing visual experience, — 15 (vertical) manual keystone correction adjust the vertical image distortion to a perfect squared rectangle when projector is tilted, user friendly design for perfect projection.
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4.3
Vankyo Leisure 3 Led Mini Portable Projector 3. Vankyo Leisure 3 Led Mini Portable Projector
Vankyo leisure 3 projectors is fit for playing videos, tv series, photos sharing, football matches etc.
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4.0
2017 Projector 4. 2017 Projector (Best for the Price)
42.3% brighter than ordinary led projector with the same lumens at this price.
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4.0
Projector 5. Projector
Ohderii portable projector can display music, pictures, videos from multiple devices.
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3.8
Upgraded Mlison Projector 6. Upgraded Mlison Projector
Advanced cooling & reduced fan noise system — our home projector is equipped with innovative cooling system and multi-mute processing technology, without affecting the cooling the fan noise of this projector is lowed, which will not be a disturber when you are enjoying your films or games.
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3.5
Gp100plus Projector 7. Gp100plus Projector
9 wide screen cinema ratio.
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3.5
Beamerking Projector 8. Beamerking Projector
Amazing watching experience, enjoy smooth, crisp action without the blur, even in the fastest scenes.
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3.5
Epson Home Cinema 5040ub 3lcd Home Theater Projector 9. Epson Home Cinema 5040ub 3lcd Home Theater Projector (Best to Use Right Away)
Advanced, 3-chip, 3lcd design 3lcd technology ensures no color wheel, no white segment and no rainbow effect.
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3.3
Gp100 Video Projector 10. Gp100 Video Projector
Amazing visual enjoyment, — image size 35~180″ with 3.9~12.8 ft projection distance, best projection distance is 72~120″ with 8.2-11.8 ft long.
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№ 1. Mobile Projector, Artlii Portable Mini Smartphone Iphone Pocket Projector for Video Home Cinema
 

Style
4/5
 

Size
5/5
 

Performance
5/5
 

Value
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.8
ARTlii BeamerYG-310 W 5 x 3.4 x 1.9 inches 1.19 pounds
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Born for home entertainment, this led mini projector is very fit for home entertainment. It is able to display pictures, movies, tv shows, videos, games on a large screen (1.5 m) and just needs 3.8m throw distance. Mini, compact & lightweight, the weight of the artlii mini led projector is only 0.28kg, very light. It’s size is 12.5×8.6×4.7 cm, very small. So it is suitable to be put in your pocket, backpack, travel bag and carry to anywhere you want to go. Powered by a power bank, this mini compact projector is able to be powered by a power bank, which makes it great for travel, camping, hiking where you can not take a tv. Various compatible devices, this artlii small smartphone projector is with some versatile inferfaces, such as usb, hdmi, av, sd. So it can be connected to your iphone, android smartphones, chromecast, tablet, ipad, laptop, macbook, blu-ray player, dvd, fire tv stick, roku stick, tv box, netflix.

Free 3-year warranty; 100% full refund, free 3-year warranty will be available after you choose this artlii mini projector. Moreover.100% full refund will be back if you are not satisfied. Choose this mini smartphone projector to enjoy.

 

 
PROS
Free 3-year warranty
Powered by a power bank
Various compatible devices
CONS
I could not find a single drawback.
 

What warranty should a photo projector have?

We highly recommend you to buy photo projectorfrom brands that offer prolonged warranty. If something goes wrong and your photo projector breaks down, you will be able to repair it without spending a single penny. Most companies offer a two-year warranty for their products.

 

 
№ 2. Mtfy Projector -mini Portable Video Projector-1800 Lumens LED Home Theater Projector-support Hd 1080p Hdmi Usb Vga Av for Pc Laptop Dvd Tv Video Photo Game Movie
 

Style
4/5
 

Size
4/5
 

Performance
5/5
 

Value
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.5
MTFY GP-80 5.8 x 9 x 3.1 inches 8.85 pounds
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Advanced performace projector, – this 1800 lumens video projector is 40% brighter than basic led projector; the color is lightful and clear, ideal for any indoor and outdoor entertainment like movies, tv shows at dark circumstance, a super cost-effective portable home theater projector. Native physical resolution, – mtfy projecotr has 800 x 480 pixels, bright: 1800 lumens, projection size: 28~180 inches, throw distance: 3.93 ~ 18 ft, aspect ratio: 4: 3/16: 9, image: lcd, lamp: led, lamp life: 20000 hour, contrast ratio: 2200: 1, resolution: support 1080p, fan noise: only 30 db, osd menu: 23 country language, bulit-in speakers, dobly audio not support.

Multi compatible device, – this portable movie projector is perfect for connecting to any hdmi-enabled devices such as pcs, laptops, camera, blu-ray dvd player, usb drive, games etc(music, pictures, video, txt format); ideal for home entertainment with brighter color and large screen, give your family or friends a surprise at party; note a card reader needed to make sd card compatiable. Amazing visual experience, – 15 (vertical) manual keystone correction adjust the vertical image distortion to a perfect squared rectangle when projector is tilted, user friendly design for perfect projection; enjoy 28-180″ big screen with this portable projector, (under 120 inch will have clearer and high quality picture)making you get best visual enjoyment.

 

 
PROS
Multi compatible device
Advanced performace projector
Amazing visual experience
Native physical resolution
CONS
Requires delicate care.
 

Do good photo projectorrequire a lifetime warranty?

The recommended warranty period depends on how often you use your photo projector, how expensive is it, what company made it, and many other factors. Manufacturers sell their most expensive products with a lifetime warranty, while the least expensive photo projectormight be not guaranteed at all. We think that the best warranty period for a good photo projector is five years.

 

 
№ 3. Vankyo Leisure 3 Led Mini Portable Projector with Carrying Bag, 1800 Lumens Video Projector with 170 Display and 1080p Support, Compatible with Fire Tv Stick, Hdmi, Vga and Usb with Free Hdmi Cable
 

Style
2/5
 

Size
5/5
 

Performance
5/5
 

Value
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.3
vankyo Leisure 3 7.9 x 5.9 x 3.1 inches 3.55 pounds
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Fan noise suppression system: vankyo projectors are equipped with an innovative cooling system with heat dispersion, as well as a noise suppression technology which cuts fan sound in half. Multimedia portable projector: vankyo leisure 3 projectors is fit for playing videos, tv series, photos sharing, football matches etc. It can be easily connected with your smartphone, ps3, ps4, x-box one or wii to enjoy big games. A customized bag is designed for you to carry and store it easily. Superior watching experience: leisure 3 projector is powered by mstar advanced color engine. Upgraded led lighting provide 1800 luminous efficiency. Supporting 1920×1080 resolution.2000: 1 contrast ration which is ideal for home entertainment. Not recommend for ppt or office presentation.

Big screen size experience: it provides a watching size from 32 to 176 with the projection distance between 4.9ft to 16.4ft. A projection distance of about 6.5 ft is the recommended viewing distance.

 

 
PROS
Fan noise suppression system
Multimedia portable projector
Superior watching experience
3-year warranty
Big screen size experience
CONS
There are many better options on the market.
 

 

 
№ 4. 2017 Projector S(warranty Included), Xinda Huge Screen Video Projectors 1080p Home Cinema Theater Support Smartphones Blu-ray Dvd Player, Laptops and Tablets, 1736b
 

Style
4/5
 

Size
2/5
 

Performance
5/5
 

Value
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.0
XINDA PJ-XD1736B 7.5 x 2.7 x 5.2 inches 2.55 pounds
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Multi-function input: hdmi/usb/av/sd/vga cord. Connect your pc, laptop, dvd player, usb disk to enjoy videos or movies. The usb port is only for u-disk/hard disk device connecting. Notice: it will be better that you can have a break after 3 to 4 hours using to avoid overheating. Xinda brand warranty service: 3 years warranty service. Professional customer service & technical support. Mini design: easy to take and travel. High brightness: 42.3% brighter than ordinary led projector with the same lumens at this price. The color is clear when you wath tv or play games. Xinda mini projector is ideal for home cinema in dark. No recommend for ppt, word, excel or business presentation.

 

 
PROS
Multi-function input
Mini design
High brightness
CONS
Not suitable for short people due to the enormous size.
 

 

 
№ 5. Projector, Ohderii 2018 Newest Upgraded LED Video +30% Lumens for 180 Home Theater Support Hd 1080p Hdmi Vga Av Usb for Laptop Iphone Ipad Sma for Watching 2018 Fifa World Cup (black)
 

Style
2/5
 

Size
4/5
 

Performance
5/5
 

Value
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.0
ohderii Ohd-GP80P 7.7 x 6.1 x 2.7 inches 3.25 pounds
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Native physical resolution: 800 x 480.1800 ansi lms, projection size: 28~180 inches, throw distance: 3.93 ~ 18 ft, throw ratio: 1.38: 1, aspect ratio: 4: 3/16: 9, display technology: led; contrast ratio: 2200: 1; resolution: support 1080p; fan noise: only 30 db(as quiet as a laptop). Ohderii projector.30% brighter than basic led projector, ideal for indoor or outdoor entertainment such as watching movies and football games with super rich colors and clear images in dark night, in courtyard at dark circumstance ( not recommend for data presentations, like pdf, excel, text files). Compared with other projector, ohderii video projector has a 4.9 feets cable ac power adapter for the extra safe concerns. Also, a foldable holder in the bottom of the projector, efficient for the machine cooling and your special needs. Built-in stereo speakers-4 .5w with srs sound, makes the voice more powerful and fidelity.

Ohderii home theater projector, only 3.9 inches thickness, and half the size of a a4 paper. Perfect for connecting to any hdmi-enabled devices such as pcs, laptops, tablets, blu-ray dvd player, media players (music, pictures, video, txt). Ohderii portable projector can display music, pictures, videos from multiple devices. Supports video games in hd by the projector, such as ps enjoying games on 28~180 inches big screen (please notice that under 120 inches presentation will put out high quality images).

 

 
PROS
Ohderii portable projector can display music
Ohderii projector.30% brighter than basic led projector
Ohderii home theater projector
Native physical resolution
CONS
It is made from cheap and flimsy materials.
Cannot be used as a universal product.
 

 

 
№ 6. Upgraded Mlison Projector Video Home Tv Theater 1080p Laptop +30% Lumens LED Mini Portable Multimedia Game Projector for Pc Iphone Smartphone Ps4 Ps3 Amazon Fire Tv Stick, Hdmi, Vga, Usb, Av, Tf
 

Style
5/5
 

Size
2/5
 

Performance
3/5
 

Value
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.8
Mlison 6 x 2.7 x 7.8 inches 2.71 pounds
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Build-in dual stereo surround speakers — with the built-in dual stereo speakers, which will restore every detail sound to let you enjoy the pleasure sounds in different scenes. You will soon be immersed in the ocean of sound, enjoying your private custom concert. Strong compatibility & portable — with the dimension of 7.79.6.02.2.69 inches, this multimedia projector is portable, you can take it anywhere as you want. What s more, it is compatible with many devices with its various sockets, such as pcs, laptops, games consoles, tf cards, usb drives, amazon fire stick, tv box, smart phones & tablets, etc.

 

 
PROS
+30% lumens high brightness –in order
Strong compatibility & portable –
50000 hours extended life lamp –
Advanced cooling & reduced fan noise system –
Build-in dual stereo surround speakers –
CONS
Can only be used by one person at a time.
 

 

 
№ 7. Gp100plus Projector, Fixeover New Upgraded +20% Brightness LED Light Output Video Projector, Full Hd Ready for Home Entertainment, Black
 

Style
5/5
 

Size
3/5
 

Performance
4/5
 

Value
2/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.5
FIXEOVER 9.1 x 11.3 x 4.5 inches 7.54 pounds
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Multimedia input: hd port/usb/vga can easily fulfill your daily needs. Variety connectivity with tv box, amazon fire tv stick, pc, laptop, tablet, speaker, chromecast, blue-ray, dvd player, usb flash drive, etc. By ceiling or on the desk projection.15 keystone correction: adjust manual keystone correction and image focus button together, easily correct the trapezoidal distortion at any angle and get a super clear effect. (extra choice get ceiling mount). Hifi level stereo speaker: built-in stereo speakers with srs sound make the voice more powerful and fidelity. True color image: native resolution: 1280x800p up to 1920x1080p via hd port; 3000: 1/static.10.000: 1/dynamic contrast ratio; which can delivers a clear, colourful, vivid picture and give you a cinematic viewing experience. Please note it’s not suggested for school or education.

Amazing screen size range 40~180inches with different projection distances. (the best viewing distance 1.8~3m get 60~100inches image).

 

 
PROS
By ceiling or on
Multimedia input
Hifi level stereo speaker
True color image
CONS
It is more expensive than the most of similar product on the market.
 

 

 
№ 8. Beamerking Projector Video Movie Home Theater 3500 Lumens 1280×800 Native Resolution Support 1080p LED Projector for Iphone Laptop Andriod Smartphone Ps4 Xbox Tv Box Fire Tv Ws610 By
 

Style
5/5
 

Size
2/5
 

Performance
5/5
 

Value
2/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.5
BeamerKing 12 x 9.4 x 4.7 inches 7.2 pounds
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Updated cooling system, low fan noise, this video projector is equipped with an innovative cooling system with heat dispersion, as well as the fan sound cut in half with noise suppression, lower than other normal led projector, which is more suitable for watching movies or playing games. Hifi level stereo speaker, with amplifier chip and advanced sound technology, the built-in hifi level stereo audio provides larger voice and better movie game experiences. 3w.2, two speaker are available all the time. Wide high pitch, accurate median, powerful low pitch. Amazing watching experience, enjoy smooth, crisp action without the blur, even in the fastest scenes. Perfect for family entertainment time, watching fifa world cup, nba, nfl sports events, tv series and video games. (not support not support netlix).

High resolution & high brightness, this full hd projector with 5.8 lcd screen is ideal for home entertainment. 3500 lumens led brightness.1280×800 pixels physical resolution, support 1080p. Much brighter than ordinary led projectors. It provides you with a superior home cinema experience that you won t get with comparable projectors.

 

 
PROS
Longest lasting led light source
Hifi level stereo speaker
High resolution & high brightness
Amazing watching experience
Updated cooling system
CONS
Quickly becomes wet due to cheap materials.
 

 

 
№ 9. Epson Home Cinema 5040ub 3lcd Home Theater Projector with 4k Enhancement, Hdr10, 100% Balanced Color and White Brightness, Ultra Wide Dci-p3 Color Gamut and Ultrablack Contrast
 

Style
4/5
 

Size
4/5
 

Performance
2/5
 

Value
4/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.5
Epson Home Cinema 5040UB 20.5 x 17.7 x 7.6 inches 31.9 pounds
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Advanced.3-chip.3lcd design 3lcd technology ensures no color wheel, no white segment and no rainbow effect. Computer compatibility: pc, mac. L, a, b, ultra wide color gamut delivers 100% of the 3 dimensional dci-p3 color gamut, the digital cinema standard, with 50% wider color gamut than rec. Excluding feet: 20.5 x 17.7 x 6.7 inches (w x d x h). Hdr10 high dynamic range and ultrablack contrast full 10-bit color output and a contrast ratio up to 1.000.000: 1 deliver an extraordinary range of color and detail in both bright and dark scenes. Epson pro-uhd with 4k enhancement technology accepts 4k uhd content and upscales non-4k content to deliver amazing lifelike images with resolution that exceeds full hd.

100% balanced color brightness 2.500 lumens of equal color and white brightness for vibrant, rich color, even in rooms with ambient light.

 

 
PROS
100% balanced color brightness 2.500 lumens
Hdr10 high dynamic range
Epson pro-uhd
CONS
It quickly becomes rusty.
You will not be able to take it on a plane.
 

 

 
№ 10. Gp100 Video Projector, 3500 Lumens LCD 1080p Full-hd LED Portable Multimedia Home Theater Projectors for Movie, Tvs, Laptops, Games, Dvd, Pc, Laptop Support Hdmi, Usb, Vga, Av
 

Style
4/5
 

Size
2/5
 

Performance
2/5
 

Value
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.3
MTFY 9.8 x 4.7 x 11.4 inches 7.21 pounds
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Hi-fi level stereo speaker, – built-in amplifier and stereo speakers(4 .5w) with srs sound(the best sound technology now) giving you a hi-fi level sound performance, ultra quieter than other projector on market bringing you the best sound enjoyment; external speakers or sound bar can be plugged for a better sound experience. Multi inputs for various fun, – support dual hdmi/vga/av/dual usb/sd for greater convenience. Multimedia support photo, music, movie, e-book. Connect your computer/laptop/camera /tripod/speaker/blu-ray dvd player to enjoy vibrant video or image; connect playstation ps3 ps4 or x-box x-360 x-one via hdmi port to enjoy games on big screen. Please note you need a wireless hdmi dongle(not included) to connect projector with smartphone and tablet. Amazing visual enjoyment, – image size 35~180″ with 3.9~12.8 ft projection distance, best projection distance is 72~120″ with 8.2-11.8 ft long. It fits your family to feel the big screen, making you enjoy the best visual experience; single lcd panel with ultra high power led light source projection optical system for better projection effect; 30.000 hours equivalent to 20 years (4 hours a day) lame life give you a long-time fun. Higher brightness projector, – with hd 1280 x 800 native resolution.3500 luminous efficiency.3000: 1 static contrast ratio, dynamic up to 10.000: 1, this gp-100 projector is 60% much brighter than ordinary led projectors, bringing higher performance of color and brightness, light up your home entertainment.

Leading warranty &package, – 1-year warranty service and professional customer service & technical support.

 

 
PROS
Higher brightness projector
Multi inputs
Leading warranty &package
Hi-fi level stereo speaker
CONS
Housing material smells disgusting.
It quickly becomes rusty.
 

Do I need to worry when buying a photo projector online?

Nowadays, online shopping is completely safe. In fact, it might even be safer than regular shopping, since you do not have to leave your home to buy products you need. There is nothing dangerous in buying photo projector. After all, you can always get a refund if you will not like the model you bought or you received it in a malfunctioning condition.

What is the average cost for a good photo projector?

Price is a very important factor of any photo projector. Usually, the higher it costs the better its quality. However, we recommend you to consider all characteristics of a photo projector. There are many models with an average price tag that can compete with the most expensive options.

What exactly did you take into consideration while making the list of the best photo projector?

We considered so many factors that it is nearly impossible to tell you about all of them. Believe us, we did not forget about anything. Price, material, user score, and other characteristics of photo projectorwere used to create this TOP list. We tried our best to help you choose the best photo projector!

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