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XGIMI Elfin Mini Projector Review

Nowadays portable projectors are becoming more popular than ever. They are a very effective and useful gadget to have especially if you are in a profession where you have to give a lot of presentations. Everyone wants their presentations to look good on the projector screen. So, to get the budget or the investment for your project, it is a good idea to get your hand on a 4k projector. To provide them with the best portable projector experience, XGIMI launched their XGIMI Elfin mini projector.

In this article, we will discuss its features, pros, and cons.

Specifications of the New XGIMI Elfin Projector

  • The new XGIMI Elfin mini projector is super thin and lightweight (0.9 kg). Its design helps to make this device very easy to carry around.
  • The projector can find optimal screen size with ease while blocking stumbling blocks like picture frames or light switches with the help of its AI-powered image correction.
  • Harman Kardon speakers help to create a wonderful cinema-like experience.
  • Users can access their favorite apps and content synced across all the devices through its Android TV UI.
  • It can project 800 ANSI lumens powers FHD resolution for crisp and colorful images at up to 200″.
  • Display chip- 0.33 DMD”
  • Display technology- DLP
  • Standard Resolution- 1080p
  • Luminance- 600 to 800 ANSI LUMENS
  • Lens- High light transmission coated lens
  • Lamp lifespan- 30,000 hours
  • Throw ratio- 1:2:1
  • Compatible resolution- 1080p/2k/4k
  • Autofocus- Yes
  • Projection Method- Forward/backward/ceiling mount
  • Keystone correction- Auto keystone for both vertical and horizontal
  • Storage- 16GB
  • RAM- 2GB
  • Audio- 2x 3W Harman/Kardon speakers
  • Input ports- DC, HDMI 2.0, USB 2.0
  • Output ports- 3.5mm headphone
  • Mirroring display- Airplay, DLNA, XGIMI Assistant, Chromecast
  • Wi-Fi- Dual-band 2.4/5GHz, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth- Bluetooth 5.0/BLE
  • Noise level- < 30 dB
  • Power- AC100-240V, 50/60Hz
  • Power dissipation- 65W
  • Operating system- Android TV 10.0
  • Dimensions- 192.1 x 192.1 x 48.31mm (7.56 x 7.56 x 1.90″)
  • Weight- 0.9kg (1.98 lbs)

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Things provided in the box:

  • XGIMI Elfin mini 1080p projector
  • Warranty Card
  • Remote Control
  • User Guide
  • Power Cable
  • FAQ

Pros:

  • Can project up to 200 inches
  • A very sleek and minimalist design
  • Comes with autofocus and auto keystone

Cons:

  • Has the ability to refocus and recalibrate keystone every time a device moves.
  • Poor performance with shadow detail
  • Low battery Power

Design

While the new XGIMI Elfin may be small in stature, it does not sacrifice its qualities. The projector itself is 0.9 kg and only 1.97 inches thick, it can produce up to 800 ANSI Lumens. The projector is located on the front behind a hard glass protector. Other sensors are also on the front like the keystone and image framing. At the back end, the projector includes an HDMI 2.0 port, 3.5 mm audio jack, a power button, and a USB 2.0 port. There is also a vent for exhaust.

Surprisingly, some control buttons are missing on the projector. There is no volume control, focus control, or HDMI source switching available without the remote. 

XGIMI Elfin Mini Projector Features

  1. The remote can handle all the interfacing with the Android TV 10.0 system installed, and the remote itself does an alright job.
  2. Sometimes, the system can be a tad bit slow to react to Google Assistant Commands.
  3. The bottom of the remote consists of a toggle switch. The +/- buttons adjust the volume when set to the left.
  4. It triggers the autofocus mode when it is switched to the right. Users can use +/- to adjust the focus manually.
  5. There is a grey cover that can be removed to access the double AAA battery compartment on the back of the remote.
  6. Unfortunately, there is no Netflix support for this new XGIMI projector.
  7. Another annoying thing is that to run the XGIMI, the user needs to have a Google account signed in before they can use the projector for anything.
  8. The XGIMI Elfin 4k mini comes with built-in 3W stereo speakers. This means it can handle audio and video together.
  9. The speakers provide impactful audio according to their size.
  10. The new projector does not come with a battery, unlike some other projectors from XGIMI. The user has to keep the device plugged in to enjoy the content.

XGIMI Elfin Mini Projector Screen Display

XGIMI Elfin Offers a crisp and beautiful 1080p resolution without any hassle. It can bump up the brightness up to 800 ANSI Lumens. This quality makes this device very useful in dark rooms and places. The projector can also project 2k and 4k videos via HDMI on the projector screen. This results in a slightly crisper 1080p image when it is downscaled. Users can also customize the resolution settings like saturation, sharpness, contrast, brightness, color temperature, and noise reduction. 

Price

The XGIMI Elfin mini projector is available for $649 and is available on Amazon. You might think that there are some other more affordable projectors in the market but they don’t offer a true 1080p resolution. The other projectors are also not as bright as this one. It is a very solid projector given its specifications, brightness, and ease of use.

XGIMI is also offering a $100 discount both on their official website (www.xgimi.com) and on Amazon as a part of their launch promotion. This brings its price down to $549 which is a bargain. 

Conclusion

In a market where users have so many options to choose from, XGIMI has been able to create a projector that can give a very tough time to some of its other competitors. The XGIMI Elfin projector is one of the best projectors available in the market right now. It has its pros and cons so the user has to consider everything before buying the product. Price, reliability, ease of use, and the performance of the product play an important role in deciding if a customer will buy a product or not. 

In the end, it is up to you to decide if XGIMI Elfin fits your needs.

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