Xiaomi Mi Laser Projector: Review

Original Xiaomi Mi Ultra Short throw 5000 ANSI Lumens Laser Projector

 

A few years ago, Smart TVs were taking the market, but they have some disadvantages such as difficulty to move in small low-ceiling rooms due to their big screen. Nowadays, projectors are your best choice; they are lightweight, you can place them anywhere and they offer you the same or even better quality than a Smart TV.

In this opportunity, Xiaomi introduces its new device: Xiaomi Mi Ultra Short throw 5000 ANSI Lumens Laser Projector. This projector is going to change your spare time for better; with is high brightness, high contrast ratio, supported HD resolution, and more, you won’t regret buying it.

 

Product specifications

  • Native Resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • Support resolution: 4K
  • Brightness: 5000 Lumens
  • Native contrast: 3000:1
  • Projection Distance: 0.3-3m
  • Image Size: 12 – 150 inch
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0
  • Picture Formats: JPG, JPEG, BMP, GIF, PNG, TIF
  • Video Formats: VP6, VP8, MVC, VC1, DivX3 / 4 / 5 / 6, Xvid HD, FLV, AVS, HD, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.265, RM, RMVB
  • Audio Formats: MPEG1 / 2, MP3, AC-3, Ture HD, AAC, HE-AAC, WMA, DTS
  • Built-in Speaker: Yes
  • 3D: Yes
  • Product weight: 7.0000 kg
  • Product size (L x W x H): 41.00 x 29.10 x 8.80 cm / 16.14 x 11.46 x 3.46 inches

 

Design

The first time you see this projector, you don’t think it is a projector. Its design can be described as gorgeous. It looks minimalist and modern that it will mix perfectly with the environment you place it. Besides, in 2017 Xiaomi Mi Laser Projector was selected for the Good Design Award, so you not only have a top-notch projector at home, you have a piece of art.

Let’s describe a little how it looks. This projector comes in white and its shape is like a rectangular, on the front, is located its built-in speaker, in the back, you will find three HDMI ports, a UBS 3.0 port, an audio output jack, an AV jack, a LAN port and other useful outputs. On the sides, there are more USB ports and manual focus as well.

The dimensions of this projector are 41.00 x 29.10 x 8.80 cm and it weighs 7.0000 kg, you may think this quite big, however, with its ultra-short throw lens you can place it 30 cm away from the wall and you will have almost like a theater size display. So won’t have to concern about size and space, it is perfect for your home and office.

 

Display

The Xiaomi Mi is focused on excellent technology for the customer. That is why they decided to replace LED with Advanced Laser Phosphor Display, high definition, huge screen size and 3D projection.

Advanced Laser Phosphor Display

From now on ALPD. When you read this acronym the only thing you should have in mind is “superior technology”. Compared to LED technology, which is also good, ALPD offers more advantages: improved luminance; in this particular device 5000 Lumens this is more than two times brighter than LED, it is as durable as LED; we are talking about up to 60000 hours of lifespan, this technology consumes less energy and of course offers a better image quality than LED or traditional laser.

Brightness

Xiaomi Mi Laser Projector offers 5000 Lumens of source brightness and if you search on the internet, average projector brightness is around 2500 Lumens. Considering this detail, it is a fact that you will be able to project in all the environments you can imagine: dark rooms, lit rooms or during the daytime.

Contrast Ratio

There is usually an ignored yet determinant detail when buying a projector, it is the contrast ratio. This projector has 3000:1 of native contrast ratio. This means images will look even sharper than those projected with devices featuring 2000:1 or 1000:1 of contrast ratio. This feature combined with high brightness give as a result such detailed images that you will see even the smallest things projected.

Xiaomi Mi Laser Projector is the best projector in the market as far as its durability and its display quality is concerned.

Resolution

The native resolution of Xiaomi Mi Laser Projector is 1920 x 1080, so you can enjoy movies, series, and video games in high definition. As explained before, this projector provides a TV-experience with size image up to 150 inches and even at this size the images will remain sharp; and remember you can place it very close to the wall, if the room is small for example, and you can still set it up for a TV-experience. This projector also supports 3D.

Other features

Speakers

Regarding sound experience, the Xiaomi Mi Laser Projector has built-in high-fidelity speakers, this way the video experience will be the best in terms of sound too. This feature won’t be overshadowed by the noise its heat dissipation system could make, it could be a little bit noisy what it startup but then the noise almost disappears.

Heat dissipation system

About the heat dissipation system, after running this projector for almost an hour the temperature reaches up to 30°C at the hottest point of the projector, which is great compared to other devices.

Unboxing the Xiaomi Mi Laser Projector

After buying this projector you will find the usual inside the box:

  • Xiaomi Mi Laser Projector,
  • Remote Control (Two AAA batteries, not included)
  • Chinese User Manual
  • Power Cable

Xiaomi Mi Laser Projector is the best projector in the market as far as its durability and its display quality is concerned. Its remote control design is pretty unique too.

Price

The Xiaomi Mi Laser Projector is available on GearBest for U S $ 1959.00. Maybe it will seem expensive, but if you look for other projectors with the same features and quality, you won’t find it for less than this!

 

PROS and CONS

 

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PROS

  • Gorgeous design
  • High definition images
  • High fidelity sound
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CONS

  • The menu is only partially in English

Why buying this projector?

In general, Xiaomi Mi Laser Projector is characterized for its high-quality visual experience. Watching movies (sharp and vibrant images) or gaming (low lag) will be in a top-level using this projector.

Even though this is a Chinese product, menu language can partially be set up to English. This could be a disadvantage if you need to set up more features, however, the interface is very friendly so it won’t be so complicated.

You won’t be regret with this purchase. High definition images, high fidelity sound, gorgeous design and excellent price, ALL this in just one device. Some details: you will need a power converter and the menu could be just partially changed to English.

 

 

One thought on “Xiaomi Mi Laser Projector: Review

  1. steven says:

    Hi Martha,
    Don’t know if you can help me, but seeing you’re an expert my hope is in your hands.
    I own a Xiaomi Ultra Short Throw Laser Projector (5000 ANSI), but cannot find a forum or anyone that can answer following question:
    – What 3D Glasses (brand + model) are compatible with this projector and where can I find an instruction manual (more detailed than the one currently available) on how to correctly make these work with this projector?
    Thanks for your help

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