The company BYINTEK produces a number of low-cost projectors, and today I would like to pay attention to a very interesting model called BYINTEK Moon M1080 in our review.
In this test, I will examine in detail the quality of the assembly and materials, the quality of the picture in real life, and whether it is generally worth buying a projector in the budget category or is it worth looking for something better, but more expensive.
For your price of $200, you get a great option with 1LCD technology and Full HD native resolution.
Recently we did a detailed review of the M18 projector, which showed itself from the positive side. Therefore, BYINTEK will be tough in today’s competition, but we will check it.
Let’s proceed to a full review and as always I would like to start with the technical specs.
BYINTEK Moon M1080: Specifications
|BYINTEK Moon M108:||Specs|
|Screen aspect ratio:||1.19:1|
|Native resolution:||1920 by 1080 Pixels|
|Brightness:||300 ANSI Lumens|
|Projection screen size:||50-150 inches|
|Video Formats:||4K, 1080p, 720p, AVC, MPEG-2, MPEG-4|
|Lamp Life:||30.000 Hours|
|Size:||23.00 x 17.00 x 6.50 cm|
BYINTEK Moon M1080: Unboxing and Packaging
When I first saw the box of the projector, I was a little surprised by its size, they are 32 x 30 x 13 cm and weighing 2 kg.
This is a black box of small size on the front of the projector is drawn and the name of the model.
Inside the box, everything is packed safely and efficiently in plastic foam, so there will be no problems during transportation.
The first thing we see is an instruction in English, a projector in cellophane packaging, a power cable, and a remote control panel.
I would also like to note that there are two models of the projector, one with the Android 7.1 operating system, and the second model without it. In our version of the projector with Android OS.
In general, as for its price of $ 200 is the standard packaging and equipment. Let’s look at the appearance of the device.
BYINTEK Moon M1080: Design and Appearance
The BYINTEK Moon M1080 projector in our test is made entirely of high-quality black and white plastic. Outwardly, it looks nice and refined, so it will go well with your living room.
The projector dimensions and weight for Full HD native resolution are very compact and small. BYINTEK Moon M1080 has 230 x 170 x 65 mm and 1.3 kg, which is not bad for such a projector. And if you compare with previous models from the company BYINTEK, then the model Moon M1080 is really compact.
On the front, you can see the lens with adjustable focus and an infrared receiver for the remote control. You can also use the front foot to lift the projector a few degrees.
On the side face of the BYINTEK Moon M1080 projector, there are cooling lattices and one acoustic speaker.
On the upper surface, there is an inscription of the elements of the model itself and a reminder that Full HD is the native resolution. Below are the control buttons, they are easy to read.
The interfaces of the projector are located on the back side and here we can see the following connections: the infrared sensor for the remote, HDMI port, two USB 2.0 ports, AV and 3.5 mm audio connectors and an Internet connector (this is only for the version running Android). In the lower left corner is the power connector.
At the bottom of the device are four rubber feet and holes for mounting on a tripod.
A few words about the remote control. It is made of black high-quality plastic, which is pleasant to hold. Powered by two AAA batteries.
This is a minimalist remote that gets rid of a large number of buttons, as it was on previous versions. But the Home button is missing, as was done by Xiaomi.
In general, the design and quality of materials pleased me greatly during the testing of the BYINTEK Moon M1080. A large number of external interfaces and a nice design will delight your eye in your living room.
BYINTEK Moon M1080: Performance and Image Quality
As I wrote above, I have a BYINTEK Moon M1080 projector with a version of Android 7.1 on my review. But if you do not need an operating system, you can order a projector without it.
In general, performance is no different from TB boxes. The Moon M1080 uses an Amlogic S905X Quad-Core Cortex-A53 1.5 GHz processor, which works in conjunction with 2GB of DDR3 RAM.
As for the memory, inside the projector was installed 16GB of internal memory. If it is not enough, you can always connect an external hard drive through the USB port.
The user interface is the same as that of the TV boxes, this is a bright screen with various icons.
Out of the box, we already had a Play Store installed, so we can easily install almost any application and even simple games.
The BYINTEK Moon M108 projector in our analisis uses a large number of wireless connections are Wifi 2.4G, Bluetooth 4.0, Airplay, and Wifi-display.
As I wrote above, the projector has a native resolution of Full HD 1920 x 1080 pixels with support for 4K video format.
The brightness is 300 ANSI lumens and at first glance, it is a small value, but we compare it with another model of the projector BYINTEK UFO P8i, then the brightness is a value higher, as you can see from the pictures below.
As for its price, this is a good indicator of brightness with a good contrast ratio of 10,000: 1.
The projection size is from 50 to 150 inches. In our test, we used approximately 87 inches at a distance of 3.5 meters. This is the most optimal size and, as I have already noticed, the best picture is obtained from 60 to 120 inches, with which the BYINTEK Moon M108 projector will not lose its details and brightness.
Below you can compare the picture compared to the XGIMI Z4 Aurora with native HD resolution. As you can compare that the pixel density on the Moon M108 is much better and greater.
The home cinema lovers and professionals can still change the already very good settings. Exemplary structured images of the menu basically do not require explanation.
The color space is slightly expanded in the “Cinema” picture mode, and the color temperature with 6644 Kelvin is really neat.
The photos, games, and movies already appear in factory settings with rich contrast and vivid colors. At the presentation of sharpness, there is nothing to brush aside. Each pixel with Full HD resolution is clearly displayed on the screen to the brim.
As a result of the calibration, the brightness increases slightly according to the measurement. However, it is not visible in the picture. The colors are now displayed exactly in accordance with the Rec.709 standard. Unfortunately, the contrast during on-off is significantly reduced during calibration, so the black color looks a bit lighter compared to the factory settings.
If you want to use BYINTEK Moon M108 in your school for presentations, then you should not set the screen too large. Ideally, this size is from 70 to 90 inches.
A screenshot of the projected image shows that the BYINTEK Moon M108 projector reproduces all colors correctly.
The power consumption of the projector is 90 watts. The projector lamp has a lifespan of up to 30.000 hours which is equivalent to 10 years if you use the Moon M108 for 10 hours a day.
The noise level from the projector at a distance of 2 meters will be about 30 dB, if you are close to the projector, the noise will rise from 40 to 50 dB. This is a good indicator, believe me, it is much worse.
BYINTEK Moon M108 is a compact projector with good performance and image quality for its price.
BYINTEK Moon M108: Conclusion and Reviews
BYINTEK Moon M108 offers an excellent combination of price and quality for both home viewing and educational purposes in our review.
Home cinema lovers, lecturers and gamers who do not want to take a lot of time to calibrate, get acquainted with highly contrasting images, then BYINTEK Moon M108 with natural and rich colors would be an ideal option for its price.
The device has a large number of external interfaces, nice compact design and is well suited for your living room for everyday use.
BYINTEK Moon M108: Price and Where to buy cheaper?
Now you can order and buy a BYINTEK Moon M108 projector at an attractive and low price for only $199.99 at a 60% discount without the Android operating system and $ 259.99 with the OS.
As for me, this is a great inexpensive projector with a good native Full HD resolution. I would recommend purchasing a version from Android since you will get an additional opportunity using applications and even games in the Play Store.