Wanbo X1 Pro: Compact Full HD projector with Android 9.0
Wanbo X1 Pro
The most affordable projector options usually come from China and with some details outside of what is customary in the market. Today it is time to mention another of those examples worth recommending to users looking for entertainment without complications and its official name is Wanbo X1 Pro .
Wanbo X1 Pro is a mid-range projector that is presented as a more compact option than usual and with solid performance to enjoy multimedia content in Full HD resolution. Thanks to the inclusion of the Android operating system inside, it is an autonomous model that does not need external sources to enjoy the latest generation content.
A classic design but smaller
Wanbo X1 Pro promises to last several years without problems
As can be seen in the images, here we have not wanted to draw too much attention to the chosen design and a fairly classic style is maintained from a rectangular structure in white. Of course, its official dimensions of 220 x 185 x 80 mm make it clear that it is a more compact projector when compared to other exponents in the industry.
Although the Wanbo X1 Pro does not become a portable device with an integrated battery for completely cable-free use, its format and weight of just over 1.3 kilograms allow it to be easily transported between different rooms in the home or even carried with you. on trips without taking up too much space.
Some elements worth highlighting in the construction of this model include a double internal fan system that improves the heat dissipation system to avoid performance problems during prolonged use, while its rear face includes anti-dust slots that allow the exit of said heat as well as the audio (your speaker is located there) but without allowing it to enter and accumulate dirt inside .
Good image but poor lighting
Wanbo X1 Pro falls short on lighting
Wanbo X1 Pro has a manual focusing system as well as correction that includes manual changes in vertical as well as electronic Keystone correction on its four edges to find the exact projection position on the surface. Support for screen sizes ranges from 40 inches (at 1.2 meters away) to a maximum of 180 inches (at 5 meters).
The team claims to allow image inputs up to 4K quality but projects it in a classic resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels as well as a 2000:1 contrast ratio and both aspect ratio modes (4:3 and 16:9). Unfortunately , its most negative point is found in its lighting level of just 350 lumens , very low figures that will require the maximum darkness of the room to appreciate the screen clearly.
With regard to lamp replacement, up to 20,000 hours of useful life are promised, so that with daily use for several hours, up to ten years can be reached before worrying about it. Also appreciated is the presence of a diffusive reflection mode that prevents direct projection of the light source so that users do not feel eyestrain effects after prolonged periods of use.
Autonomous use thanks to Android
Wanbo X1 Pro has few but useful connections
Like other updated models on the market, here it has also been chosen to integrate the Android operating system in its version 9.0 together with 8 GB of internal storage for the installation of Apps and 1 GB of RAM memory to offer the necessary fluidity in the most popular services.
In this way, it is very simple to forget about cables and have a multimedia device at hand (there is also an HDMI input, another USB and even A/V) to watch live television and content from video streaming applications such as YouTube or Netflix . Logically, the inclusion of Wi-Fi (2.4 GHz) also adds the use of mobile devices (including Apple) to share your stored multimedia files or directly the screen wirelessly.
Finally, 3W power speakers are included with support for 360º surround audio as well as a 3.5mm output for headphones or external sound equipment. Noise levels are also promised to remain below 36 db so as not to ruin the overall experience and there is no lack of a built-in microphone on its remote control to support voice commands.