JMGO recently introduced a new portable projector model called the JMGO Explorer P3.
More than three years have passed since the second generation of JMGO P2 was released. But let’s check out what major improvements the new generation has received. Also in this review, you will learn the main technical specs, image quality, main pros, and cons.
As for the price, it is quite high and the portable projector will cost you $500. Keep in mind, however, that most compact projectors are more expensive than stationary powered projectors.
A little about the technical specification. JMGO Explorer P3 has a native 720p resolution but can play 1080p video files. In addition, the device has a built-in 15600 mAh battery, stereo sound with dual speakers, and a maximum screen size of 150 inches.
Let’s check out all the features of the new portable projector and start your test. Then I will tell you my opinion about the build quality and materials used.
JMGO Explorer P3: Specifications
|JMGO Explorer P3:||Specs|
|Screen aspect ratio:||1.38:1|
|Native resolution:||1280 by 720 Pixels|
|Brightness:||380 ANSI lumen|
|Projection screen size:||50-150 inches|
|Video Formats:||1080p, 720p, AVC, MPEG-2, MPEG-4|
|Built-in Speaker:||Dual 3W|
|Lamp Life:||30.000 Hours|
Unboxing and packaging
The portable projector comes in a rather small box when compared to conventional projectors. The box itself has received a white color and has a brand logo on the front with the designation modules.
Inside the box you can find – this is the projector itself, instructions for use, a charging cable, and a power adapter. And also the delivery set includes a remote control panel.
A little about the remote control, it is powered by two AAA batteries and also received aero control functions. That is, you can easily control the mouse cursor while moving the remote control through the air.
In general, the equipment is standard. But given its considerable cost, I would like to get a portable protective case or tripod for installing the projector with the correct projection angle.
Design, build quality and materials
The JMGO Explorer P3 portable projector looks like a cylinder. The body is made of metal alloy and the projector weighs just over 1.5 kg.
As for the build quality, I have no complaints at all. Each housing component is assembled correctly and has minimal clearances. Therefore, the quality here is at a high level, but it cannot be otherwise, given its cost.
With its lightweight, you can easily carry the device from room to room or even watch videos outdoors. This is a cool toy that gives any company an interesting pastime.
On the front of the projector, there is a LED lens with the company logo. There is also a slogan nearby – smart portable theater. Whether this is so, I will tell you a little later.
At the ends of the projector, there are built-in speakers with a power of 3 watts. On the back, there are ventilation holes for active cooling.
And all the external interfaces are located on the right side under the silicon flap. It has a DC charging port, HDMI, and USB ports. A little higher you can find the power button.
As I mentioned, the projector is controlled by remote control. Unfortunately, there are no control buttons on the body of the device. The number of buttons on the remote control is minimal, but there is a 3D button. Since the device supports 3D design.
Another interesting solution is the presence of a moving ring on the right side of the case. It works like a ratchet and you can set any angle of projection, even on the ceiling.
Okay, I figured out the design, but now let’s look at what a portable projector is capable of in real life.
Performance and image quality
The first item I usually check is the noise level from the projector. In the case of JMGO Explorer P3, there are two modes of operation – automatic and full speed.
Noise values during automatic mode were about 33 dB, and full speed – 44 dB. The difference, albeit small, is palpable in complete silence. Although, when watching movies, the noise from the protector is practically inaudible.
I have positioned the projector 2.5 meters from the projection screen. The screen size was about 95 inches. I believe that this is the most optimal screen size since the pixel density in the projector is not high and at a higher resolution individual pixels will be visible. And the brightness level with a large screen size will be worse.
Let me remind you that this is a portable projector and the JMGO Explorer P3 received a native resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. But the device can play 1080p video.
The first thing that met me when I first turned on is its own user interface that runs on the Android 9 operating system. Let’s talk a little about the main menu.
The main menu received five sections – these are settings, HDMI signal, media center, web browser, and Fun store app. In the settings section, I found that the projector got 2GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory. In addition, in the projector settings, you can set Wi-Fi network, video, audio, signal, Bluetooth, and much more.
Ok, now I will tell you my impression of the Fun Store app. This store does not have all the programs, like Play Store, and there are only simple applications. Therefore, I do not see much sense from the Fun store.
After using the operating system in a portable projector, I was a little disappointed, it is very simple and there is not much that can be found useful here. Therefore, in advance, I recommend connecting external TVs and game consoles via the HDMI connection.
As for the image quality, I have no strong complaints about it. The JMGO Explorer P3 portable projector is equipped with automatic autofocus. When I watched movies or played games, the focus worked 100% correctly. The games had an accurate font and it was comfortable to read the subtitles in films.
An important feature in Explorer P3 is support for HDR 10 technology. It allows you to get a picture with better detail.
The manufacturer guarantees a brightness level of 380 ANSI lumens. Below I will leave a sample image with the lights on. For me, the result is very weak and it will be problematic to use the projector during daylight hours. But at night, the projector has good brightness, correct colors, and good contrast.
The last thing I wanted to talk about is the sound quality. The JMGO Explorer P3 projector uses two 3W stereo speakers. Despite the fact that the power of the speakers is not that great, the speakers play with rather a good sound quality. Here you can hear a little bass and a high volume.
Conclusion, reviews, pros, and cons
The JMGO Explorer P3 is a decent portable projector that has a good mix of build quality and materials.
The quality of the projected image at night is of good quality. For example, a picture with fairly realistic colors, enough contrast, and I also liked the autofocus performance.
Even 720p native resolution for home use is sufficient, and the built-in battery is capable of playing about 2 hours of video.
On the negative side, I can attribute it to the user interface, which has a minimal number of useful options. Also, the brightness level in the daytime will not be enough for full use. For example, for work or educational purposes.
Price and where to buy cheaper?
You can now get the JMGO Explorer P3 portable projector for $499.99 with a 20% discount.
If you wanted a really high-quality compact and portable projector, then the new model from JMGO is a good choice.