The competition is extremely high on the market of DLP projectors. The manufacturer should come up with something new and interesting. Today we have review the cutest DLP projector in 2018, which is called Wanbo S5.
DLP projector has one big advantage compared to others, and it is a system of micromirrors. Also there are different ways to adjust the projection, various connection options, and most importantly, the image quality.
What about Wanbo S5? This is DLP projector with all these features, but also it comes with super cute design. So, let’s start our review with design.
Wanbo S5: Design
Wanbo S5 projector has a very beatiful design: stylish and futuristic. It has the shape of a cylinder and is available only in matt white. The dimensions are pretty compact: 14.00 x 14.00 x 9.70 cm and a weight of 800 grams.
Wanbo S5 is equipped with a leather handle for convenient transportation. In my opinion, the device looks like a small woman’s handbag. The build quality is very good.
The entire front panel is occupied by the speaker. Also, there is a lens with a sliding cover that protects the lens from damage and scratches. The side faces are empty, except the small buttons for securing the strap.
The rear panel has all available connectors, such as power, HDMI, DC, TF Card Slot, USB 2.0, Reset Port and Audio Port. On the bottom you can see a cooling system, or air inlet.
On the top there is only power button.
The remote control, which comes in the package, is quite compact and comfortable. I have a medium-sized hand, and it is not difficult to reach all the keys.
Wanbo S5: Features
The projector runs on Android 5.0 operating system. As we already said, Wanbo S5 uses DLP (Digital Light Processing) technology, while the light source is LED lamp. The declared life cycle of the lamp is up to 30 thousand hours in a standard mode. The native resolution is 854 x 480 pixels, and aspect ratio – 16:9.
In specifications list says that the brightness is 200 ANSI lumens. The projector pleased with the bright and contrast image. The main feature of DLP technology is high contrast, and the dynamic contrast of Wanbo S5 is 1500:1. The colors are clean and saturated, the sharpness of the image is quite high.
The projection distance is from 0.5 to 5 m. So, you can place the projector very close to the wall and also create an impressive image size.
Wanbo S5 is equipped with 10400 mAh battery. The wireless connection is provided by Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 5.0.
We should say about shifting the image vertically by displacing the lens. The shift is small – only 10% of the image height, but with large image sizes this is quite enough.
The process of focusing, as well as the accuracy of the settings across the entire image field is very good. The stroke of the focusing ring is soft. But more importantly, when adjusting in the center, the edges and even the angles of the image are in focus, which is often says about expensive models.
Wanbo S5: Noise
DLP projectors are not as demanding for cooling as models based on 3LCD technology, so they are often less noisy. It means that you can comfortably watch movies or even play games, even if the projector is very close to you.
Wanbo S5 features a standard noise level for its class – 28 dB in normal mode and 27 dB in economical mode.
Wanbo S5: Price
The price of Wanbo S5 is not much higher than others DLP projector. However, buying it you will receive high built quality projector with the cutest design I’ve ever seen. Of course, the image quality is great. There’s nothing to talk about.
Right now you can pre-order Wanbo S5 on Gearbest for $399.