Projector machines are the first choice for the people those who want to experience rich entertainment on their own home. A better alternative for TV screens up to a great extent. Nearly all the modern efficient LED projectors do come with small hardware. They can produce larger images even double of that of highly priced LED panels. In this post, I am trying to find out what will be the best projection device among Xiaomi Mijia vs XGIMI H2 projectors. You might be thinking, what is my primary motive for choosing these two gadgets for the comparison? It is because these machines have already gained many critical reviews. Hence, I found it pretty unusual to have a closer look and check out both the projector devices from every aspect possible. So, Let us get started!
A Comparison concerning the Lens Appearance
There is a big difference between the hardware appearance and design of both Xiaomi Mijia and XGIMI H2 projector machines. On the one hand, the design of XGIMI H2 is adapted from its predecessor that is H1. On the other side, Mijia projector has its unique appearance as compared to many other projector models available in the market.
Let us look at the position of the lens provided in both of our competitor projector devices by keeping their hardware next to each other. We can identify the fact that H2 is having a lens located at its upper left corner on the front surface. It has been positioned on a height less than the top center position of the lens in Mijia projector machine.
XGIMI H2 has a special facility to protect its lens with the help of a motorized sliding door. It opens automatically when the lens has been turned on to work. In the case of Xiaomi Mijia projector, there is also a special facility to protect its lens with the help of Gorilla Glass. By comparing both the mechanisms, I find it is easy to wipe or clean the protective glass as compared to more reassuring slides.
A Comparison concerning the Design Aspects
Now let us do check the top surfaces of both the H2 and Mijia projector machines. After all, both are provided with the facility of physical buttons to control the functions of their hardware. In the case of Mijia, there is only one touch button to turn on or off the system.
However, in case of H2 other than a power control button, there are volume adjustments. It includes a touch bar, Bluetooth speaker button and navigation buttons. Both the sides of our two competitor projector machines are having a big mesh of smaller holes. They can help them for internal heat dissipation and proper ventilation for their inner components.
The best benefit on the part of the convenience of a user is Xiaomi Mijia is inspired from a minimalistic design. Hence, there is an inbuilt power adapter integrated inside its hardware. So a user does not need to use an external device to supply the power to the unit and hence a single power cord is sufficient to get the job done.
But, in the case of XGIMI H2 you need to take care of maintaining and using both the power adapter and a power cord together. Both of them can help us to supply the required power to the projector system same like that of charging the battery of a Laptop or so.
Number of Interface Connectivity Ports,
Now let us check out the back sides of both the projection machines, i.e., H2 and Mijia. If we compare the amount of interface connectivity ports available there then here H2 is the winner. It is because XGIMI H2 includes a USB 2.0, USB 3.0, an S/PDIF port, an HDMI port, and a LAN port with power input port. On the other hand, Xiaomi Mijia is only featuring a USB 3.0 port, an HDMI 2.0 port, and a headphone jack with a bigger power input power.
In H2 projector all the interface ports have been arranged in a row right at the bottom part of the back side. And just above the same, there are some air vents to help the internal cooling system to pass on residue internal heat of its hardware. At the back surface of Mijia projector, the interface ports have been arranged in a column to the right portion of the projector. Further opposite to which, i.e., on the left, there are many small ventilation holes.
A Comparison of the Bottom Support Facility
Now let us also have a look at the bottom surfaces of our both competitor projector devices Xiaomi Mijia vs. XGIMI H2 in this article. In the case of XGIMI H2, it consists of some ventilation holes possibly for the symmetrical two-way passive bass diaphragm.
So a user needs to be careful to not keep the H2 projector device on top of certain objects like books or so. Because it can directly affect the overall sound output of the projector and yes it can produce vibrations as well. Other than this there are four adjustable foot pads with a central threaded port.
On the other side, if we look at the bottom area of the Xiaomi Mijia projector, then it is almost clear. Since other than the four detachable pads nothing is there. Hence, in certain situations of installing the hardware a user need to use special methods. Better to say attachments to use the Mijia projector device as per the requirement.
All in all the design concepts of both the H2 and Mijia projector devices are having their advantages of use. Also, they are gaining many positive responses from the worldwide critics regarding the same. Lastly, it is up to you about which design you will prefer the most out of the two projection machines in this context. Either you like to go with a tall boy or are interested in a small more supple in use projection machine.
A Comparison concerning the Software Appearance
In this section, we will compare the user interface and contents available on both of our competitor projector devices. XGIMI H2 projector has mango TV license. The Xiaomi Mijia projector has GITV license. But you can hardly find any difference in the contents available on the user interface of both the projection machines.
Both are featuring multi-category and dropdown choice sections to access the movies. However, the performance of the user interface on Mijia is smoother. Especially by accessing the same wirelessly as compared to the UI screen of the H2 projector.
Both of our competitor projector models are having the facility of child mode. Both H2 and Mijia projectors are having the facility of manual and automatic trapezoidal and focus adjustments. However, there is a small difference in the way the autofocus feature activates in both the projector systems.
In case if Mijia it instantly turns on when the device has been turned on. But, in the case of H2, the automatic focus function triggers after when the desktop appears. Hence, there is a bit delay in the case of H2 to get its focus to work on the output display.
Provision of Entertainment Resources,
Both of our competitor projectors are having similar options for resources. On XGIMI H2 you can enjoy Galaxy Kiwi, Mango Tv, and Sohu video. Xiaomi Mijia is having the same content adopted from what we generally saw in any MIUI TV system. You can also access favorite games with the rich quality of display output.
The voice control function in both the projector systems works well but with a slight difference. In H2 projector a single voice command can directly open the required multimedia content. On the other side in Mijia projector you will get some related content from which you need to choose the desired one.
Both the projector machines offer a simple and clear user interface systems. They provide flexibility to their users to add third-party applications. A user can add games, video apps, watch TV programs, shopping, fitness, and many more. It helps you to watch live broadcast events, TV programs, and stay up to date with online updates.
A Comparison of the Audio-Visual Quality
A recent analysis has been performed by Ovi cloud. It states that the most important thing that most of the users generally looks for before buying a smart projector. Can you guess what it would be? It is the audio-visual experience while using the projection machine. Hence while comparing the two intelligent projector machines, i.e., H2 and Mijia it will be not fair if we miss these two facets. So let us first check out and compare the Display performance of both H2 and Mijia projectors. Following which we will be examining the overall Sound outputs of the devices.
i) A Comparision on the Display Performance:
The maximum display brightness supported by the XGIMI H2 projector is 1350 ANSI lumens. It is compatible to project any content with 1920 x 100p Full HD resolution on the output display screen. The projector also includes a 0.47 inches DMD RGBB-LED display chip to deliver a rich quality of display output. Regarding the advanced features, H2 includes many things. It comprises motion compensation, 4K support, and HDR10 decoding technologies.
Next Xiaomi Mijia projector has a 0.47 inch DMD display chip. Regarding the display supportive technologies then it also includes many options. The device is based on Texas Instruments TRP square pixel architecture scheme. H2 can also support 4K contents but works to project an output display at a native resolution of 1920 x 1080P.
The maximum brightness that the projector can generate is 800 ANSI lumens, a bit lesser as compared to its competitor here in this article. The resultant display output from H2 projection machine produces more beautiful picture quality. All because of its HDR10 image quality enhancement technology.
Which Display is better?
Now let us compare the overall display output of both the projector devices, i.e. Xiaomi Mijia vs. XGIMI H2 that we are referring to in this article. It can be identified that the brightness and detailing are more in the pictures produced by Mijia as compared to the output of the H2 projector.
A significant benefit of using both of our competitor projectors is the fact that they are 4K compatible. So let us also do check the performance of both the XGIMI H2 and Xiaomi Mijia machines under 4K. We will play high-resolution content and compare their output display performance by keeping the results side by side.
As a result, the brightness parameters are higher in H2 as compared to the 4k image output of Mijia. But in Mijia a scenery is more natural in addition to slight chromatic aberration. I am saying this by testing the 4K display output of our competitor projectors under both darker and lighter environments.
ii) A Comparision on the Audio Performance:
The well-known Harman/Kardon brand have tuned the audio performance of the XGIMI H2 projector. No doubt whenever this name comes with any multimedia device we can expect a high quality of sound output from the same. The projector includes two symmetrical two-way passive bass diaphragm. It supports Dolby decoding with a flexible bass dive.
By the way, Xiaomi Mijia projector has two 2 inches 10W dual passive speaker driver units. You can get cinematic sound effects due to the compatibility of Mijia with Dolby Audio and DTS-HD decoding technologies.
It is because of the additional Dolby sound enhancement technology in both of our competitor projectors. It can make the machines complete home theater systems for your family entertainment any time. Not only the films but one can also listen to the music by converting the projectors as a standalone music player.
After listening to the overall sound output of both the H2 and Mijia projector devices carefully. I came to know that Mijia works better at lower frequencies and produces more vibration on drums as compared to the H2. But this slight difference can be neglected if you are not an audiophile or a heavy listener. Altogether the sound produced by both of our competitor projectors can definitely impress their users.
A Comparison of the Basic Hardware Specifications
XGIMI H2 is equipped with 2GB of Ram and 16GB of internal memory. The device is powered by a 64-bit Mstar 6A838 processor chip with a Mali-820 GPU processor. The system supports dual-band Wi-Fi, i.e., 2.4GHz and 5GHz and 802.11 ac. It can convert any 2D content into 3D for the better visual experience of the regular content. With GMUI the H2 projector device promises a smooth and simple interface. It is easier to access the multimedia content present inside the same.
Xiaomi Mijia projector is also featuring 2 GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory. Here the operating system is the same that we generally found in MI, i.e., MIUI. You can run the content without any glitches. Due to the 64 bit T968 Cortex-A53 4-core powerful processor chip provided inside the projector hardware. Regarding the wireless connectivity, Mijia supports 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac with 2 x 2 dual-receiver dual-antenna. Also, it consists of dual-band Wi-fi, i.e., 2.4GHz and 5GHz with Bluetooth v4.1 technology.
Now let us do check the overall display performance of both the competitor projectors, i.e. Xiaomi Mijia vs. XGIMI H2. By playing videos that consume more processor and memory under different conditions. First, we will compare the smoothness of running a 4K video, next to an HDR content and finally a 3D movie.
Portability vs. Space Required
The maximum contrast ratio that Xiaomi Mijia projector can generate is 500:1 in comparison to 10000:1 that of XGIMI H2 projector machine. Also, the net weight of the Mijia projector is about 3.4 kilograms as compared to 2.1 kilograms of H2. So H2 is lighter concerning body weight concerning its competitor. Mijia is having a tall body of dimensions 215mm x 116mm x 218mm concerning the cube-like structure of H2, i.e., 5.0cm x 5.0cm x 5.0cm from all sides.
Mijia can produce a projection screen of size within a range of 40 inches to 150 inches in diagonal length of display output. It is possible by keeping the device within a range of 98cm to 366cm from the output display object. In comparison to this H2 can generate output screen of size ranging from 40 inches to 300 inches in length.
It is possible by keeping the projector device at a distance of 1.6m to 4m from the output display object. However, the recommended size to project the output screen from the H2 device is 150 inches. So after comparing both of the projection hardware, we can say Mijia needs less space to form the similar size of output display screen than H2.
Which Hardware will perform better in Extreme Conditions?
Under 4K video test, Xiaomi Mijia works little slower as compared to XGIMI H2. It takes more time to read the resource and display it with an improper bit rate. In the case of HDR output, both the projection machines can run the content smoothly. However, there is a big difference in reproducing the colors on the output display.
The overall colors in the output screen are vibrant and brighter in Mijia as compared to the H2 projector. Finally in case of 3D playback while converting the 2D content into 3D H2 fails to give continues playback on the output display. It stuck in between however Mijia does an excellent job in running every frame of the video without any flaw.
After going through different factors of comparing both the Xiaomi Mijia and XGIMI H2 projectors I would like to conclude here! Hope you have got many ideas about the similarities and dissimilarities between them. No doubt both of our competitor projection machines are an excellent choice for home theater systems but what do you prefer?
Let suppose we are not considering the before mentioned differences among Mijia and H2 projectors. And only giving a quick look to their hardware from a far distance! I can say there is a considerable difference in the size of both the projector hardware. It can be a big deciding factor to choose one among Xiaomi Mijia vs. XGIMI H2 projector.