Over the past few years, the popularity of projectors has increased significantly. This is not surprising, because using a projector, you can create a home theater in almost any place, from the small apartment, to the office, café or even the park.
Along with the popularity of projectors have increased the requirements for their design and functions. Manufacturers take into account the wishes of users, and regularly release new projectors with improved specifications.
One of the most popular and reliable Chinese projector manufacturers is XGIMI. On October 15, 2019, the Chinese company introduced its new flagship projector called XGIMI A2 Pro. It has native 4K resolution, maximum brightness of 3000 ANSI lumens, 100-inch screen and four built-in speakers.
As you understand, this is a projector with Ultra Short Throw.
In this article we’ll give you the first review of XGIMI A2 Pro, and talk about design, features and price of the new flagship projector.
XGIMI A2 Pro: Design
We like the design of XGIMI A2 Pro. It looks quite simple, but also stylish and expensive.
The projector is made in black matte with a bright red stripe. Thanks to its versatile appearance, XGIMI A2 Pro will easily become part of any interior.
The new projector is not too large – 60 x 40 x 13 cm. The weight is 13 kg. Of course, it is not a pocket projector, but it is still quite easy to carry or even take with you to a party or conference.
The whole front panel of XGIMI A2 Pro is occupied by the speaker grille. It has four 15W speakers from Harman/Kardon.
On the top panel, there is a projector lens and XGIMI logo next to it.
We can see cooling holes on the side faces of projector. On the right side there is also a round power button and USB connector under the rubber plug.
Now let’s look at the back. Here you will find all the ports and connectors. There are a lot of them – more than 10 connectors.
XGIMI A2 Pro is equipped with three HDMI 2.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports and Line Out, Audio Out, SPDIF, Ethernet, 3.5 mm audio and power connector.
The entire rear panel, apart from interfaces, is also occupied by the projector’s cooling grille.
Not surprisingly, all three sides of XGIMI A2 Pro are covered with cooling holes, because it is a flagship projector, and it is equipped with powerful hardware. The projector should be cold for stable operation.
You will also get a remote control in the package. It comes in black matte and silver colors. The number of buttons on remote control is minimal, so it is very easy to understand what is going on.
By the way, there is a button to call a voice assistant on remote control. It means that you don’t have to enter the name of the movie or song manually, it’s enough to make a voice command. This significantly simplifies the use of projector.
XGIMI A2 Pro: Specifications and features
Now let’s look at specifications of XGIMI A2 Pro projector. One of the advantages of new projector is Ultra Short Throw. You just need to put the projector at a distance of only 15 cm from the wall, and you get the image size of 100-inches. It is very convenient for small rooms.
XGIMI A2 Pro plays video in 4K, 3840 x 2164 pixels resolution. The projector has 0.2:1 image projection ratio and maximum brightness of 3000 ANSI lumens.
NTSC color gamut has been improved to 85%. This is much higher than many other similar projectors on the market. A high level of color gamut will provide good contrast and natural color reproduction.
XGIMI A2 Pro is equipped with Mstar 6A848 processor with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory. The graphics processor is Mali-G51.
The projector supports Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 2.4G/5G wireless bands.
The new XGIMI A2 Pro projector supports X-VUE. This technology restores natural colors while watching video, sharpens and removes noise. Thus, the picture becomes much clearer with better color rendering and sharpness.
The projector is also equipped with MOTION TURBO technology that enhances the smoothness of dynamic scene viewing. For example, when watching action movies or sports games, the picture does not twitch or blur.
As we wrote earlier, XGIMI A2 Pro has four built-in 15W speakers. The stereo system was developed by Harman/Kardon. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen a speaker from this company, and we know its perfect sound.
You don’t even need to connect external speaker to projector because the built-in speakers do a great job.
By the way, the projector doesn’t make too much noise. The maximum noise level is 32 dB.
As for the operating system, XGIMI A2 Pro runs on GMUI. The company works with a variety of video content makers, so you get access to platforms with video and music.
By the way, you can additionally buy a special lightproof DNP screen. It is rigid and designed to reflect light and glare from different directions. It guarantees perfect image quality regardless of the time of day. This screen improves contrast by 50% compared to other hard screens.
XGIMI A2 Pro: Price and Buy
After the first review, XGIMI A2 Pro projector really surprised us. It’s a flagship projector with a stylish design, perfect image quality, powerful sound from four speakers, support for X-VUE and MOTION TURBO technologies, and GMUI operating system.
XGIMI A2 Pro is now available for pre-order for $6999 at Banggood, but we think it will be available cheaper on Aliexpress and other stores. We’ll add links later where you can buy XGIMI A2 Pro.