The Elephas WiFi Mini Projector is a budget level projector for less than £100. However, if you are looking for something cheap and cheerful then this model seems to hit the spot without suffering too much from compromises. A few years ago you would have to spend a small fortune to get something capable of producing images this side but now it’s possible to get a big screen up in your garden for less that the price of a TV.
Whilst it is called a “mini” projector it is not in the same league as other portable or pico projectors available out there. It doesn’t fit in your pocket! It’s fairly utilitarian in design, no more than a black box.
Setting up screen mirroring from your phone is easy to do and takes only a few taps. Once enabled, the display of your phone will show on the big screen. Unfortunately copyright restrictions built into phones will prevent certain paid services from display which is frustrating (I don’t see that blocking this is really going to make a difference). It’s not a problem though, just plug in your Chromecast or Firestick instead.
The projector comes with a built in speaker that is perfectly fine for providing sound in a casual setup. Obviously it won’t be giving you a movie experience but it does the job. You might want to consider an external speaker solution if you plan to use it outside or are in a noisy environment.
The image quality is decent for the price. Remember this is no premium product and reviewers point out the image doesn’t necessarily appear 1080. These entry level projectors are typically able to handle HD images but often project at a lower resolution. I was unable to find an official spec sheet to confirm the image resolution. It works well in the dark but images are not so visible in lighter conditions, so bear that in mind if planning to use outside in the summer – it doesn’t get dark until late!
There is some fan noise, this is expected from entry level projectors and even many of the premium models suffer from this level of noise. The built in speaker is just about loud enough to cover it, but you may want external speakers to really drown it out!
Should I buy the ELEPHAS 2020 WiFi Mini Projector?The ELEPHAS 2020 WiFi Mini Projector is, like many other budget projectors, good enough to get started. If you don't want to spend money and like the idea of having a big screen in the garden (when it gets dark) then this will do the job. You'll need to up your budget by a few 100 if you want something high quality but isn't that always the way! Out of the budget projectors on the market, this is worth a look. If you are having some doubts about this purchase then why not read some real owner reviews and see what other buyers think.
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ELEPHAS 2020 WiFi Mini Projector Specs
|Image Size||up to 200"|
|Interfaces||HDMI · USB · VGA|
|Buy Now: £76.49|
Model number: W13
Price Updated: 01 Aug 2021 20:38