Xiaomi company is famous for the quality of its products and projectors are no exception. In this detailed and full review, we will look at the Xiaomi Mi Home Projector Lite or codenamed Mijia MJJGTYDS02FM.
Currently, the Xiaomi Mi Home Projector Lite comes in an official sale. The projector with LED technology not only provides a pleasant bright image on the wall, screen or wall of a house with a native resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels.
The prices for the new generation of Xiaomi Mijia MJJGTYDS02FM is $539.99 and below you can see more detailed information in online stores.
Mi Home Projector Lite came to me for review a few days before the official sale. Therefore, I will talk about my impression, the advantages, and disadvantages of the new compact Xiaomi LED projector.
Let’s start our testing of Xiaomi Mi Home Projector Lite and we will start with the technical specifications.
Xiaomi Mi Home Projector Lite: Specifications
Before proceeding with the practical test of the projector, I would like to show you the technical data of the Xiaomi Mi Home Projector Lite in the test. This will give you an idea of the performance of the device. Below you can see a technical table with Mi Home Projector Lite specifications.
|Xiaomi Mi Home Projector Lite:||Specs|
|Display Technology:||DLP LED|
|Screen aspect ratio:||16:9 / 4:3|
|Native resolution:||1920 by 1080 Pixels|
|Projection screen size:||40-200 inches|
|Projection Distance:||1 to 4 m|
|Noise (dB):||less than 30dB|
|Video Formats:||4K, 1080p, 720p, AVC, MPEG-2, MPEG-4|
|Built-in Speaker:||Dual Dolby speaker|
|Lamp Life:||30.000 Hours|
|Size:||11.50 x 15.00 x 15.00 cm|
Xiaomi Mi Home Projector Lite: Unboxing and Packaging
The projector from Xiaomi came to us in a white square box, on the front you can see the picture of the projector itself and the labels and company logo.
Inside the box, you find it is a manual, remote control with batteries included, a power supply, and the Mi Home Projector Lite.
The projector came to us without any damage and all the components were folded tightly and securely.
Xiaomi Mi Home Projector Lite: Design and Appearance
Like all products from the company Xiaomi has a minimalist design, and the new projector Mi Home Projector Lite also got a very simple look.
The case of the projector is made of white matte plastic, on the front you can find soft gray fabric protection.
Also on the front side at the top right there is a hole for the lens, but in the configuration, we did not find any protective cap. On the same side below there is an inscription 1080p and AF focusing.
On the back side, the following ports are located this is a DC for power, a 3.5mm audio jack, USB 3.0 and HDMI ports.
The bottom of the projector Xiaomi Mi Home Projector Lite has four rubber feet and a hole for mounting the tripod or on the stand.
On top of the projector is only one power button.
The dimensions and weight of the projector are 11.50 x 15.00 x 15.00 cm and 1.3 kg.
In addition, the body has cooling holes on the right and left, on the back of the hole for sound.
The remote control LED Xiaomi Mi Home Projector Lite in our analisis is white and provides Bluetooth communication with the device. This is convenient because you do not need to direct the remote control to the projector itself.
Also, the console itself has the same design as for TV from Xiaomi, and the use is intuitive. The power button does not require explanations, as well as the control ring and the middle button for confirmation of operations.
Here you will find the following buttons: Home, Back, and Menu. Then the remote offers buttons to adjust the volume.
Xiaomi Mi Home Projector Lite: Setup
When you first turn on you will need to install the projector correctly Xiaomi Mi Home Projector Lite as for our test. Then I installed the projector on a tripod and chose a distance of 2.2 meters from the wall for a diagonal of 120 inches.
After that, we turned on the projector and went through several configuration steps, such as setting up a wireless network, autofocus, and more.
Depending on what you want to set up, and if you understand Chinese and want to connect or set up your Mi TV account, then the setup will take you about half an hour.
Of course, you can also connect DVD, Blu-Ray, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and other devices via the HDMI port.
If you press the Menu button on the remote control for a few seconds, the first of the three selectable points is autofocus. It only takes 3 seconds. The second menu item is image correction.
Official firmware you will not find on the projector, as well as on other devices from the company Xiaomi. Therefore, the main disadvantage is the lack of English in the operating system.
Other projectors or TV models had the ability to install a patch via USB, which translated at least 75% of the operating system to English.
However, since the tested Xiaomi Mi Home Projector Lite LED is a new device, I have not yet been able to find such an opportunity.
Therefore, I advise you to use the software to translate on a smartphone through the camera.
As for the operating system, the projector itself is not yet finalized for international markets, but if you know Chinese, then this will not be a problem for you. Let’s see how the Xiaomi Mi Home Projector Lite in the analisis works through various devices.
Xiaomi Mi Home Projector Lite: Performance and Picture quality
As we wrote at the beginning of the article, the projector Xiaomi Mi Home Projector Lite has a native resolution of Full HD 1080p, but you can play movies in 4K resolution.
The size of the picture itself on the wall can be set from 40 to 200 inches and a distance from 1 to 4 meters. The aspect ratio is 16: 9 or 4: 3.
The power of the LED lamp is 65 W and the maximum brightness of 500 ANSI. The service life of the lamp itself will be 30 thousand hours. The contrast of the new projector was 1200: 1.
For home viewing of movies of these specs is enough, but if you want to use Xiaomi Mi Home Projector Lite for more ambitious purposes, then you should look at other models.
When watching movies, brightness, and contrast in a dark room on a larger screen, even 120 inches, as in our testing, is enough.
As you can see from the results below, the Mi Home Projector Lite has good detail and brightness for its price.
Also, in daylight, you can use projectors, only a short distance from the wall and a small projection size of the picture.
But it is better to use the projector in the dark or when the lights are off and the windows are closed.
Xiaomi Mi Home Projector Lite: Connection
Apple MacBook Pro, as well as other Mac or iMac models, can be connected to the Xiaomi Mi Home Projector Lite in various ways. I recommend using an HDMI cable since the delays are minimal.
By the way, you can also use the projector as a Bluetooth speaker for Mac. To do this, you can pair via Bluetooth via the projector menu or via the Bluetooth menu on Mac on MacOS. For example, if you want to show a slideshow of your holiday photos, then you can play music.
You can also connect a USB flash drive on the projector Xiaomi Mi Home Projector Lite in our test. In the main menu on the screen, select “USB” and what action you want to perform – for example, playing a certain file on the media, it works without problems.
Xiaomi Mi Home Projector Lite: Sound
In the projector Xiaomi Mi Home Projector Lite, I have nothing against the internal speakers and the sound is very balanced and good. During our testing, we did not find any squeaks, and the sound was balanced. The depth of the sound is good, and the mid and high frequencies also sound fine. With this Dolby sound, you can enjoy your favorite movies with great pleasure.
However, with the sound, you can notice the work of two fans. The resulting “noise” is within 30 dB, but this will not be a strong problem when watching movies. Basically, you watch movies not with a low volume, but with a decent sound, so the fan noise will be heard anyway. For quiet indie drama, you can connect Bluetooth headphones.
Xiaomi Mi Home Projector Lite: Conclusions and Reviews
LED projector Xiaomi Mi Home Projector Lite or Mijia MJJGTYDS02FM showed good results in our review. We also did not find any defects or deficiencies in the design and quality of the assembly.
As for the picture quality, I can praise the bright picture (even in daylight), the surround sound and bass sound from Dolby, the ability to connect external devices with various options, as well as simple and intuitive operation with a little familiarity.
I can recommend the projector Xiaomi Mi Home Projector Lite to purchase, but you should pay attention that the device is not intended for the international market.
Xiaomi Mi Home Projector Lite: Price and Where to buy cheaper?
Currently, you can order and buy the Xiaomi Mi Home Projector Lite projector at a good price for only $539.99 at a 6% discount.
If you need a high-quality projector with good technical specifications, then the new projector from Xiaomi may be ideal for home use.