Xiaomi Wanbo X1 review: cheap but effective projector

In this review we will take a close look at a Xiaomi projector, the Wanbo X1. It is an economic product which, however, defends itself very well

In recent years we must admit that the advent of projectors from medium / low range they made the market soar. In fact, many people have become convinced (with good reason) that a projector of this range can still make a difference. You definitely can’t expect a cinema professional, but often to enjoy a game or a good movie they can be the perfect companions. In this review, on this same wave line, we take a closer look at it Xiaomi Wanbo X1, projector LED certainly cheap but that can amply say its for one use consumer e recreational.

Packaging and unboxing | Xiaomi Wanbo X1 review

The packaging of the projector is really well done, very neat white cardboard with some product information on board. In support we find the Cork which protects the lens, a remote control IR it cable from Power supply with Italian socket and, supplied, a HDMI cable. The whole is obviously well protected by protections in polystyrene-like material that keep everything well immobilized inside the box.

Technical features

Let’s start by saying that this projector can be sold in two versions: one with operating system Android integrated and another without operating system. The test model is one of those without an operating system (better this way, there are certainly no problems deriving from interruptions in Android support).

Having no operating system you need to connect to a source:

  • Through Wi-Fi then using the projector as a hotspot
  • By cable (on board are present OF, HDMI e USB)
  • Via Wi-Fi using the application that synchronize the contents of the smartphone with the projector

Xiaomi Wanbo X1 review: cheap but effective projector


  • Xiaomi Wanbo X1 review: cheap but effective projector


  • Now let’s talk a little about technical specifications. 300 ANSI Lumen, for a 720p native resolution. However compatible with the resolution Full HD (1920 × 1080). On board, above the lens, there are the two wheels that allow you to manage manually the mass On fire and the trapezoidal adjustment. The distance optimal from the wall is from 1.2 to 3 meters, for a projection from 40 to 120 inches. On board also a very good one speaker which reproduces the audio quite accurately.

    User experience and considerations | Xiaomi Wanbo X1 review

    Let’s start with the design and first touch impressions. I must say that the projector looks very good, theaesthetics And cleanse, the design very Elegant e minimal. Truly suitable for any place, even elegant. The materials are mostly plastic, but nevertheless of good bill. The projector, as mentioned, has no integrated operating system. Consequently, once switched on, theinput from which to play images and videos. I have mostly used the projector for watching football matches and movies. I tried various distances from the wall, but I think the ideal is to place it at about one meter and eighty for viewing on a screen of about 80/90 inches.

    The vision is certainly good, there is almost no focusing problem. One thing I particularly liked about this projector, while not being high-end, was the coverage from focus across the screen. In fact, with other projectors it happens that the central point is in focus while the peripheral areas they are not. Too bad for theabsence of lateral projection which would have allowed a more comfortable session. In spite of everything it is possible to use the projector too overturned or in mode rear projection.

    Brightness and speaker

    I have seen in some websites that the ANSI Lumens declared were 500. In all honesty, I found this figure to be strongly distorted. 500 ANSI Lumens indicates clear and near-flawless vision in good lighting conditions. So in reality it is not; looking better for him ANSI Lumens are 300 and watching movies or other content is optimal exclusively in dark or not very bright environments.

    Xiaomi Wanbo X1 review: cheap but effective projector


  • Xiaomi Wanbo X1 review: cheap but effective projector


  • On board, as mentioned in the technical characteristics, a speaker that covers the noise from the fans. It is certainly not a powerful speaker, but I must say that the reproduction of all frequencies it’s enough good. Ideal perhaps for a closed and not overly spacious environment; becomes a little undersized if placed outdoors.

    Noise and settings

    The noise of the two fans in conditions of summer heat (living in Sicily you can imagine the heat) is enough high. However, when you use the speaker at high volumes you can overwhelm and not cause too much discomfort. The settings accessible from the remote control or from the physical buttons located above the Xiaomi Wanbo X1 they are quite complete. I haven’t tried too much to fiddle with the color settings as they leave some time they find in relation to the material used to project.

    Conclusions and price

    I found it Xiaomi Wanbo X1 a pretty product mature e handsome. the flaws there are, but I think it is an excellent product to enter the world of projectors to evaluate if it really can be one solution for each of us. There image quality it’s a lot good, the colors are bright especially in dimly lit environments and from distances of no more than 2 meters. A product that surely within € 100 is worth every penny spent and that can surely make even the most skeptical of the big screen fall in love with it.

    What do you think of the Xiaomi Wanbo X1? Let us know with a comment below and keep reading allotek to stay updated on the latest news and more.

    Points in favor

    • Image quality
    • Built-in speaker of good quality
    • Multiple connection possibilities
    • Value for money

    Points against

    • No lateral projection shift
    • Fan noise
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