VANKYO Leisure 470 Review: Realistic 720p LCD Projector Capabilities

Today I want to tell you, my dear readers, about a new mini projector model called VANKYO Leisure 470.

Until this moment, I did not have any products from the VANKYO company. Therefore, in today’s review, it will be interesting for me to know how the device will behave in real life.

Also in this review I will tell you about my impressions of the build quality, materials used and, most importantly, I will share with you the quality of the transmitted projection image.

As for the cost, at the present time, the price tag for the VANKYO Leisure 470 projector is very attractive. For example, now everyone can buy a device for only $80.

$80.13
$114.27
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Naturally, for this price, you will get a native 720p resolution with a maximum brightness value of 5500 lumens. At the same time, the manufacturer guarantees support for 1080p resolution, but I will talk about this a little later. The minimum value of the projection screen can be as low as 39 inches, but the maximum value is 250 inches.

There is also a Wi-Fi Display function, through which you can show the image of your smartphone on a large projection screen. Therefore, now I propose to talk about the new projector model closer and find out its main advantages and disadvantages.

VANKYO Leisure 470: Specifications

VANKYO Leisure 470:Specs
Display Technology:LED
Contrast:3500:1
Screen aspect ratio:4:3/16:9
Native resolution:720p
Brightness:5500 Lumens
Projection screen size:50-250 inches
Video Formats:1080p, 720p, AVC, MPEG-2, MPEG-4
Built-in Speaker:Single 5W
Lamp Life:50.000 Hours
Size:220 x 165 x 80 mm
Weight:1350 grams
Price:$80

Unboxing and packaging

The VANKYO Leisure 470 device is delivered in a fairly simple cardboard box. The box itself was made of thin cardboard in white. On the front, you could see a picture of the projector with the designation of the name of the model and company.

VANKYO Leisure 470 Review: Realistic 720p LCD Projector Capabilities

After unpacking, I am happily greeted by a carrying bag. This carrying bag was not made of the worst materials. At the same time, the quality of tailoring was good, just like the zipper opened and closed without any complaints.

VANKYO Leisure 470 Review: Realistic 720p LCD Projector Capabilities

Meanwhile, inside the bag itself, I found the following elements – this is the projector itself, which was fixed with two fasteners. There was also a special inner pocket on the top of the bag, which contained various documentation and a kit for cleaning the device.

VANKYO Leisure 470 Review: Realistic 720p LCD Projector Capabilities

Near the projector, you could find a power cable, an HDMI cable, a simple audio and video cable with 3.5mm output, and a remote control. It is worth noting that there was no power adapter. This means that it has been built into the body of the projector itself.

As you can see, the complete set of the new projector model caused me only positive emotions. Since there was immediately a transport bag and a projector cleaning kit. Such components are not often found in budget projectors, especially those with a price tag of $80.

Design, build quality and materials

Like most budget projectors, the new VANKYO Leisure 470 comes in only one color scheme. It is easy to guess from the pictures, the device received a white version.

VANKYO Leisure 470 Review: Realistic 720p LCD Projector Capabilities

At the same time, I cannot say that the white color is impractical, since the plastic used was a matte version. In addition, the upper edge of the device had a certain relief and this only had a positive effect during my testing.

You will remember that the manufacturer VANKYO is positioning its new Leisure 470 projector as compact. So, let’s check its size and weight. For example, the dimensions of the device were 220 x 165 x 80 mm, but the weight of the model was about 1350 grams.

VANKYO Leisure 470 Review: Realistic 720p LCD Projector Capabilities

That is, it is a fairly small projector in terms of its size and weight, which can be easily transported, both for educational and work purposes. In addition, the device comes with a transport bag out of the box, and this will only have a positive effect on any trip.

On the front of the VANKYO Leisure 470 projector, there is an LED lens and a protective cap. You can also see the brand logo here. At the same time, on the upper edge of the device there are two adjusting rings for the focal length and for the trapezoidal tilt angle.

VANKYO Leisure 470 Review: Realistic 720p LCD Projector Capabilities

In addition, buttons for controlling the device are located on the same surface. These are the power button, source selection, up, down, right, left, okay, backward, and menu. The exact same buttons will be on the remote control, but let’s talk about it a little later.

There are four anti-slip and anti-vibration rubber feet on the bottom of the projector. Also here you can find a special foot for adjusting the angle of inclination and one speaker with a power of 5 watts. I was a little surprised by the location of the speaker, but in real life this power was enough for watching movies or TV shows. Although I cannot call the sound quality ideal, since there was not much bass in the sound.

VANKYO Leisure 470 Review: Realistic 720p LCD Projector Capabilities

On the left side of the device, there is a port for a power cable and a hole through which cold air will enter. At the same time, from the opposite side, that is, on the right end, you can see holes through which hot air will come out. During my test, the projector had a room temperature of about 25-26 degrees. But the temperature from where the hot heated air came out was about 35-37 degrees. This is not so much, which may not please me.

Besides, on the right side of the device, there is also a slot for an SD memory card, a headphone jack and an audio output, two HDMI ports and one USB port. Also on the back of the projector is one single VGA port.

VANKYO Leisure 470 Review: Realistic 720p LCD Projector Capabilities

Okay, now let’s talk about the remote control. The VANKYO Leisure 470 projector comes with a black matte plastic remote control. Its appearance was typical of most Chinese projector models.

VANKYO Leisure 470 Review: Realistic 720p LCD Projector Capabilities

The number of buttons was minimal – power button, mute, switch forward or backward, rewind, okay, buttons to control in the menu, move backward, menu, sources and volume control. At the same time, the remote control is powered by two AAA batteries, but I never found them in the kit.

Image quality and settings menu

At first I wanted to position the projector at my usual distance and show the size of the projection screen. During my testing, I position the projector at a distance of 3.3 meters from the projection screen. At this distance, the size of the projection screen was about 95 inches. I think this is the most optimal screen size considering the fact that the native resolution was only 720p.

VANKYO Leisure 470 Review: Realistic 720p LCD Projector Capabilities

Now let’s turn on the device and take a look at the user interface. It has the most common user interface shell just like any other budget projector. That is, here I found sections such as photos, videos, text and music.

VANKYO Leisure 470 Review: Realistic 720p LCD Projector Capabilities

If you go into the settings, then there are also familiar sections for everyone, as in most projectors. These are picture mode settings, color temperature, aspect ratio, noise reduction, reduced screen size and others.

There are also sound settings and basic settings, where you can select the language, restore default settings, update the projector and others.

VANKYO Leisure 470 Review: Realistic 720p LCD Projector Capabilities

You might ask me what to expect from a 720p native projector. At the beginning of my testing, I was rather skeptical about the new projector model from VANKYO.

But after the first switching on and testing, I was pleasantly surprised by the Leisure 470 projector. As the detail of objects was very good and every hair on a person stood out and was not cloudy.

Apart from that, I liked the work of the focus. From the picture below, you can see that the device delivers an accurate image without any blur. Therefore, you will clearly not have any special problems with focusing.

VANKYO Leisure 470 Review: Realistic 720p LCD Projector Capabilities

As for the color rendition, everything is also very good here. The colors were reproduced with a natural tint and did not have a strong discrepancy. In general, watching movies or TV shows was a pleasure. It is also worth mentioning that the contrast ratio was 3500: 1.

VANKYO Leisure 470 Review: Realistic 720p LCD Projector Capabilities

If we talk about the brightness of the projection screen, then it was only 5500 lumens. This is not much, but do not forget that this is a mini projector with a compact size. In the daytime, I managed to launch bright cartoons for my children, but the dark scenes of the films were already hard to see.

VANKYO Leisure 470 Review: Realistic 720p LCD Projector Capabilities

Therefore, it is best to use the device at night. I can also say that for presentations as bright as VANKYO Leisure 470 will be enough. But for this it is best to close the windows with curtains or blinds.

For games, this projector will not be particularly comfortable, since it uses a frame rate of 50 FPS. In addition, the delay of the transmitted picture was also available and ranged from 40-60 ms. Yes, you can play games, but less active variants of game genres are best. And believe me, playing on a large almost 100-inch projector screen will give you a lot of positive emotions.

Finally, I wanted to talk more about the noise emitted by the projector, which was about 60 dB near the hot air outlet. But at a distance of 1 meter, the noise was already about 43 dB. In fact, in practice, the projector was almost inaudible and did not bother me much while watching films. Also note that the background noise with the projector turned off was about 38 dB.

Conclusion, reviews, pros and cons

After fully testing the new model of the compact VANKYO Leisure 470 projector, I have only positive emotions.

VANKYO Leisure 470 Review: Realistic 720p LCD Projector Capabilities

The main advantage I can attribute is the presence of a clear and detailed picture with good color and contrast parameters. In addition, to the advantages of the device, I can attribute this good quality assembly and a good combination of materials used.

Also, despite its small size, the projector has received many useful connections through which you can connect various devices. This can be a laptop, mini PC, game console and other gadgets. There is also a Mirror Screen function, where you can display a picture from your smartphone on a large projection screen.

VANKYO Leisure 470 Review: Realistic 720p LCD Projector Capabilities

Of the minuses, I can single out this is not a particularly high-quality sound of one speaker, but the volume reserve was enough. Also, you will not be able to play shooters with high dynamics due to the 50 Hz refresh rate and a small value of the latency.

Price and where to buy cheaper?

Now everyone can buy a new model of the VANKYO Leisure 470 projector at a low price for only $80.13 with a 29% discount.

Considering its cost and what the projector was capable of in real life, I can definitely recommend it for purchase. This will be a good choice for a compact and most importantly inexpensive projector.

$80.13
$114.27
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