I tested many projectors in the previous years but I was quite disappointed because there were no improvements in the market of budget products. The Betife mini projector is the first one I review this year and it comes with an amazingly low price of around $99. You can even apply a coupon on Amazon to save $10 at the time I’m writing this review, so the total comes down to just $89. Is this cheap projector any good? We’re going to find out in the review.
Disclosure: We received the product for review but we spent time testing it to make sure the review is honest and unbiased.
Unboxing & Video Sample
Features & Performance
The Betife is not really a mini projector in my opinion because there are many smaller ones which are just the size of a smartphone. Specifically, this projector measures 7.84 x 6.5 x 2.71 inches. Having said that, it is still smaller than many projectors on the market and you can easily toss this into your backpack.
Inside the box, you can find the projector, a screw to adjust projecting angle, a remote control and an AV cable. The remote control is useful if you mount the projector on your ceiling; You won’t need to get close to the projector to power on/off, adjust settings or volume. On top of the machine, there are all control buttons, a focus dial, and a keystone correction dial. You shouldn’t rely on the keystone correction because it could make the top or bottom parts out of focus.
All connection ports are placed on the right side of the projector. They include a microSD card slot, a 3.5mm AUX port for audio output, AV, USB, USB-T, VGA, and HDMI ports. It is best to use a wired connection but you can also cast content wirelessly from your smartphone to this projector; This feature works with both iOS and Android.
The Betife has the native resolution of 1280×720 pixels and it supports up to 1080p content. I tested some HD projectors before but the image quality was unacceptable. I even couldn’t read text from some of them. Therefore, I was quite surprised with the clear image coming from the Betife. Of course, the details are not as sharp as full-HD projectors but they are good enough for most consumers. The image is visible under normal lighting conditions, thanks to the 5,500-lumen brightness but it looks best in a dark room.
According to the manufacturer, the projecting distance is from 3ft-14ft with screen sizes ranging from 30″-200″. However, the image only looks sharp and bright when the screen size is smaller than 60″. In my test, I projected it to a 50″ screen and it looks really good.
The projector has a built-in speaker but it sounds tiny, especially with the fan noise. You can check the video above to hear the sound from this speaker. I highly recommend you to use an external speaker for better audio quality.
Overall, the Betife is a decent budget HD projector for the price. It is not the cheapest HD projector on the market but I am really impressed with the build and image quality.
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