For ZTE’s this is not the first compact projector, passed model was introduced just a few months ago at the IFA 2015, and today has already appeared its successor.
First, let’s deal with the positioning of ZTE Spro Plus. What kind of device is presented in ZTE? At first I wondered if it is very different from the same Lenovo tablet with built-in projector. How do you know whether it is a tablet with a projector or a projector with integrated tablet? The point, of course, is which of the two functions of the gadget performs better. If you look at Spro Plus, you will see that we face exactly the projector – capacious battery, large thickness and weight, a lot of additional connectors, including HDMI, and in the hands of themselves, and not shabby.
With device type sorted, we go directly to the performance. First of all, I would like to draw your attention to the QHD-resolution and AMOLED-matrix main display. Looks, of course, an impressive sight, but I do not quite understand why such excessive performance for display, given that most of the time viewing pictures will be not with him, and the projector screen. No, a good screen – it’s great, just think that the use of such a matrix have a major impact on the final cost of the device.
With regard to the characteristics of the projector ZTE Spro Plus, then I confess honestly, their description is quite beyond my scope, so let me quote part of the company’s press release:
“The device has a vertical and horizontal distortion correction – the ability to project the image without distortion on any surface. Autofocus keeps the image sharp and distinct, and stylish rounded design trends pleasantly complements the other benefits. Instead of LED technology, the projector uses a laser that emits luminous flux of 500 lm: image perfectly visible in daylight, and in a dark room. The new generation of Spro improved projection ratio – at a distance of 2.4 meters from the unit on any surface of an image with a diagonal of 80 inches. ”
The idea is that the transition to laser display should make use of the projector more comfortable in areas with artificial lighting, you do not have to constantly zashtorivat window. By the way, one of the scenarios using the projector in the company called the presentation at the last moment. That is, when you’re almost at the airport meet and there are only five or ten minutes to demonstrate your project.
The projector ZTE Spro Plus is completely independent, capacity 12100 mAh battery should last for quite a long time, I suspect that in an hour of presentations per day charge will last for a whole week.
From a performance standpoint, too, everything is good, there are two versions: on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 and 801. In theory, the power should be enough for most usage scenarios, but I do not know how the new chipset will behave with QHD-resolution. Another possible way to use the projector in the company called the broadcast of games and external joystick connection.
Inside ZTE Spro Plus is Android 6.0 with a special sheath, adapted to the long diagonal of the projector. One of the interesting features is to provide the presence of two speakers to communicate and the ability to manage voice device. However, it seems a little strange to talk in an empty room, “press pause”, but I think that sometimes it’s better than reaching for the remote control.
Conclusion ZTE Spro Plus
It seems to me that the ZTE were intended to create a fully self-contained projector is connected with this is some redundancy of its characteristics. Judge for yourself: a new laser technology makes it possible to use it not only in the dark, but in daylight, built-in stereo speakers (on the JBL, among other things) removed the need to connect speakers, capacious battery allows you to not carry a heavy battery charger, and a good performance warrants podlagivany. By the way, in the older version even has support for LTE, apparently, for a quick reloading the necessary data. It is not clear the use of such a good display.
In my opinion, ZTE Spro Plus audience – people who regularly conducting presentations in places where the projector is not usually, it can be a variety of speakers, salespeople, corporate training organizers. In general, those who like to control the device, turn it on and start broadcasting immediately. It remains only two questions: how many of these people and whether they are ready to buy such a projector?