Best Video Projectors for 2021-Buyer’s Guide


Best Video projectors for 2021


In this article we will review the Best Video Projectors for 2021. In offices and educational institutions, projectors are the best way for displaying video presentations, while at homes they take the entertainment to the next level by offering a large screen size.

Buying a projector is not a very difficult task, and you only have to look for the following points in a projector:

  1. Type of Projectors: There are three types of projectors:
  • DLP Projectors: These projectors are also known as Digital Light Processing projectors. They have a chip consisting of microscopic mirrors and a color wheel. The light has to pass the wheel and the mirror to get projected.
    The advantages of DLP projectors include lower response time and sharp images.
  • LCD Projectors: These projectors have a source of light which has to pass through primary red, blue and green chips to get projected. These projectors produce less noise and excellent saturation. However, they don’t have as much contrast as the DLP projectors.
  • LED Projectors: LED projectors to consume less power and produce better colors. They don’t deliver as much brightness as compared to DLP and LCD projectors.
  1. Light Source: Projectors use any of the following three light sources:


  • Most Affordable.
  • Last up to 3 to 4 thousand hours
  • Produce very bright images


  • Last for an infinite number of hours
  • Produce a wide range of colors
  • Consume less energy
  • The Contrast ratio is better than lamps


  • Bulbs work for up to twenty-thousand hours
  • Produce less noise
  • Consume less energy
  1. Brightness: The brightness of a projector is measured in Lumens, and it is always wise to choose a projector with high lumen ratings. Such projectors can display brighter images as they have sufficient light output.

Generally, 2000 lumens are sufficient for all types of environment.

  1. Contrast Ratio: Contrast ratio is the measure of the difference between the brightness of a bright portion and a dark portion. In simple words, a contrast ratio of 1000:1 means that the brightest image is a thousand times brighter than the darkest image.
    The contrast ratio of projectors varies from 500:1 to even 10000:1. You should always choose the one with a high contrast ratio as projectors with a low contrast ratio are unable to produce clear images when the lights present in the room are too strong.
  2. Resolution: Just like in cameras, a projector with higher resolution delivers images with higher clarity and details. High resolutions make it easier to see graphs and charts clearly from a significant distance. While most commonly used resolutions in projectors is 720p (1280*720 pixels), home theatre projectors use 1080p (1920*1080 pixels).
    Some latest high-end projectors also provide a 4K – resolution.
  3. Throw Ratio: The distance between the screen and the projector is known as the throw distance. While projectors with long throw distance are best for playing movies, projectors with short throw distance are best for office projection and traveling
  4. Inputs: While buying a projector, always look for what connections does the projector supports. While all projectors now come with HDMI inputs, some even have VGA and DIV inputs.

In the upcoming sections, we’ll be looking at some of the most popular video projectors in the market and see their advantages and disadvantages.

Best Video Projectors for 2021

Bestseller No. 1
Mini Projector, PVO Portable Projector for Cartoon, Kids Gift, Outdoor Movie Projector, LED Pico Video Projector for Home Theater Movie Projector with HDMI USB TV AV Interfaces and Remote Control…
  • ☀ Gift for Children: Mini projector is a must-have product for children to watch cartoons and videos, which is very popular with children. When viewed from a distance with a projector, it can project a maximum of 150 inches (Recommended 60-100 inches). Keeping children away from mobile phones and iPads can protect children's eyes.
  • ☀ Small and Portable: Mini video projector is small and portable, and can be carried in a pocket or bag. Even children can hold it easily. You can enjoy movies, videos and games no matter at home or in the outdoor courtyard, travel, camping and other location.
  • ☀ Upgrade Performance: YG300Pro upgraded in 2021, support 1080P full HD and the natural resolution have increased to 800*480. Improve the brightness and color saturation of the projected picture to make the picture clearer and more comfortable (dark room is better).
  • ☀ Multiple Interface: Small projector is equipped with multiple ports, including HDMI, USB, audio, Micro SD, TF and AV interfaces. It can be easily connected to multiple media devices, such as TV boxes, laptops, desktop computers, digital cameras, HDMI-enabled devices to play video, TV series, photos sharing and games etc. No wifi, no bluetooth. If you can't connect, please contact our customer service.
  • ☀ Power Bank supply: The mini portable projector is powered by a power adapter (does not have a built-in battery), It can also be powered by mobile phone charger, car charger or power pack via micro-USB interface (need to support 5V/2.5A), enjoy anytime, anywhere.
Bestseller No. 2
Outdoor Projector with 100 Inch Projector Screen, 1080P Supported Movie Projector, 5500 Lux Portable Projector, Nic pow Mini Video Projector, Compatible with TV Stick/PS4/PC/Laptop/Smartphone
  • 🎬【High Cost-effective & 65,000 Lamp Life】NICPOW outdoor projector supports 1920x1080P resolution, the original resolution is 1280x720P. The projection distance is between 3.3 to 16 feet, and the viewing size is 32" to 240", providing you with a variety of viewing options. 6000:1 color contrast, 5500 lux brightness, 4:3/16:9 aspect ratio, ±15°keyston correction. The longest lamp life support is 65,000 hours, bringing more high-definition and bright images and videos to you and your family.
  • 💡【Present 100-inch Screen & 240" Projection】The package provides you with a 100-inch screen, very convenient to carry and use, you can watch videos anytime, anywhere, especially at night outdoors, you can enjoy the home theater and party idea with your family and friends by the NICPOW outdoor projector.The movie projector with image sizes up to 240 inches, enjoy the great experience of the big screen.
  • 🔊【2 HiFi Stereo Speakers & Advanced Cooling System】NICPOW outdoor projector has two 3W HiFi stereo speakers and an SRS sound system to meet your sound quality requirements when watching movies or listening to music. In addition, we have upgraded the outdoor projector’s cooling system, and provided heat dissipation and noise reduction processing for the outdoor projector. You can avoid the annoyance of the projector’s excessive noise or overheating, provide you with a good viewing experience.
  • 📱【Wide Multimedia Compatibility & More stable signal】NICPOW mini projector supports multi-device connection. Equipped with HDMI,USB, AV, AUDIO interfaces, and included AV and HDMI cables. The movie projector for outdoor use compatible with Smart phones (iOS/Android), TV sticks/boxes, PCs, Tablets, Laptops, DVD players, USB sticks etc. Without installing any app, you can easily realize the smart-phone connection, this phone projector can mirror display your phone screen.
  • 💌【Easy to Use&Lifetime Technical Support】 NICPOW portable projector is simple to operate, easy to use, and excellent in quality.It will be a good choice as a gift for kids and friends. After receiving your protable projector, register your projector and activate the warranty, and you will get a 24 month refund support and lifetime technical support. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
Bestseller No. 3
DBPOWER Native 1080P WiFi Projector, 8500L Full HD Outdoor Movie Projector, Support 4D Keystone Correction, Zoom, PPT, 300" Portable Mini Video Projector Compatible w/Smart Phone/Laptop/PC/DVD/TV/PS4
  • [Real Native 1080P Resolution] DBPOWER RD828 Full HD 1080P Native projector utilizes the bright LED light and LCD display technology, with 8500 lumen high brightness, 10000:1 high contrast significantly provides over 60+% sharpness and brightness than other 1080p projector in the market and more colorful image for home entertainment. With native 1920x1080p resolution, 3 times of pixels than other 720p projectors, it's the most cost-effective 1080p projector.
  • [Latest WIFI Screen Sync Technology] DBPOWER RD828 portable wireless 1080p projector adapts the latest WIFI smart phone synchronize screen technology can easy connect your iOS/Android device by simply connecting your WIFI , no hassle of extra adapters and dongles will make screen sync come true. Especially when the home projector is suspended from the ceiling, RD828 wireless 1080p projector brings a Wireless Freedom to you.
  • [4-Point Keystone Correction & Zoom Function] The biggest feature of our RD828 1080p mini projector is the innovative 4-point keystone correction, an upgraded 4d keystone correction. 4d keystone can only adjust the vertical or horizontal directions, while the 4p keystone realizes that the 4 corners of the picture can all be adjusted separately, more practical, convenient and user-friendly. With zoom function, it can shrink the image size to -50% using the remote without moving the projector.
  • [Presentation via USB & Easily Upgrade System] DBPOWER RD828 wifi outdoor movie projector is the first LCD projector can play Microsoft office & Adobe PDF files directly from your USB stick and view them on the projector. While others only support text format and need to connect the projector to a laptop/PC to project Excel/Word/PDF. Unlike other projectors that can only be upgraded locally by plugging in a USB, 828 wireless mini projector supports both local and online upgrade methods.
  • [100000 hours lamp life & 3-YEAR WARRANTY]: DBPOWER RD828 wireless video projector adopt the latest sarcoma technology to minimize lamp power consumption to extend the useful life of the lamp to a maximum of 1000000 hours. This portable 1080p projector is very suitable for home movie entertainment, backyard, games, yoga, and party usage. Also backed by a 3-YEAR warranty, you have nothing to lose by purchasing it. Professional customer service and free tech support is available.
SaleBestseller No. 4
Mini Projector, Uyole Portable Video Projector for Cartoon, Kids Gift, Small LED Pico Projector, Outdoor Movie Projector Compatible with TV Stick, HDMI, AV, USB, Laptops for Home Theater Movie
  • ENJOY KIDS FAVORITE: Just plug'n play your favorite devices into the mini projector, including TV, PlayStation, TV stick, DVD player, USB drive, Chromecast and media players. Play your kid's favorite content via HDMI, USB, AV Ports. The portable movie projector is also compatible with phones, tablets, laptops or Mac. To connect to these devices, you need lighting to HDMI, Micro USB to HDMI or Type-C to HDMI adapter which depends on your devices. (**All adapters are not included in the package)
  • PERFECT GIFT FOR KIDS: Learning has never been more fun! When you gather together with the kids, the mini projector for kids keeps them entertained watching animal or nature shows. The mini video projector promotes visual learning and helps kids build spatial awareness.The mini movie projector is recommended 4 - 7 feet away to get the best eye protection. Keeping children away from mobile phones and iPads can protect children's eyes!
  • UPGRADE FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT: Uyole 2021 Updated W10 Mini Video Projector has a 800*480 resolution (Max resolution 1920*1080) and a screen size of 30-120'', which delivers a crisp picture quality with clear and rich-color on-screen images compared with other mini video projectors in the market. Built-in a Hi-FI speaker provides powerful sound. For such a compact & mini projector, you get distinct visuals as you watch family-friendly movies while munching on popcorn.
  • ULTRA SMALL PORTABLE PROJECTOR: This 1.1 lbs mini portable projector fits in your hand just like a small dictionary, even your kids can easily pick up it. This children’s movie projector is a compact device that you can carry with your family wherever you go. The mini portable projector is perfect for on the go or any outdoor family activities. The mini pocket projector is ideal for dark viewing environments for optimal viewing performance.
  • PEACE OF MIND: Uyole offers 12-month technical support and lifetime professional customer service. If you have any problem with the mini video projector, please feel free to contact our customer service via email. We’re ready to provide a satisfactory solution to you.
Bestseller No. 5
GRC Mini Projector, 1080P HD Supported Portable Movie Projector with 45000 Hrs LED Lamp Life, Compatible with TV Stick Video Game HDMI USB AV DVD for Multimedia Home Theater, Projector for outdoor
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GRC Mini Projector, 1080P HD Supported Portable Movie Projector with 45000 Hrs LED Lamp Life, Compatible with TV Stick Video Game HDMI USB AV DVD for Multimedia Home Theater, Projector for outdoor
  • 1080P High Definition Performance: This Mini Projector Equipped With 3000:1 Contrast Ratio, Supported 1080P Resolution. It Can Play Ultra-Clear Movies Smoothly. The Projection Distance Is 1 To 5 Meters And The Projection Size Is 32 To 200 Inches. It Can Meet The Projection Needs Of Different Occasions.
  • Multi-Interface Compatibility: It Includes Hdmi/Usb/Tf/Av/Vga Interfaces. Whether It Is A Computer, Game Host, Smartphones, Tv Or Dvd Player, It Can Be Perfectly Compatible With Grc Projector. There Are Four Projection Modes (Front, Back, Hang, Desktop). There Is Always A Way For You To Have Your Own Home Theater System.
  • High-Quality Audio-Visual Experience: Built-In Dual High-Fidelity Speaker, Perfect For Outdoor Projection. The Trapezoidal Correction Of Positive And Negative 15 Degrees Is Helpful To Solve The Problem Of Image Distortion. Bringing Better Film Shows Has Always Been The Pursuit Of Grc Pocket Projectors.
  • Unmatched Stability: Stable Performance Brings Excellent Quality:The Lamp Life Of Up To 45000 Hours S That The Projector Can Be Used For 30 Years (4 Hours A Day); Ingeniously Designed Ventilator With Cooling Fan Can Make The Projector Long-Term Use Without Overheating; Built-In Intimate Noise Reduction Function, Noise Is Controlled Within Acceptable Range.
Bestseller No. 6
Uyownee Soft Projector Screens 100 inch Thicker Milk Fiber Material 16:9 HD Anti Crease Portable Projection Movie Screen Foldable for Home Theater Indoor Outdoor Video Projection Screen
  • Professional material: not normal white cloth, it’s made by professional projection screen optical material, high absorbance, which has great viewing experience gain.
  • Thicker brighter fabric: milk silk thicker projector screen has been thickened in technology. The delicate texture is durable and opaque weakening transparency, provide better projecting clearance. Clearer image and wrinkle free ability.
  • Wider visual angle: This excellent video screen gets 170° wide viewing angle, free the viewing position. More position places released for choosing, more people freed to enjoy together.
  • Multi usage: This 16:9 4K projection curtain is foldable, soft, lightweight and easy installation. It is perfect for home theater, friend party, office meeting, classroom and outside theater.
  • Easy installation: The movie screen is very easy to install. Could be fastened by ropes, nails, stick hooks and very convenient to be detached. Good for using and storage. Machine washable.
SaleBestseller No. 7
AuKing Mini Projector 2021 Upgraded Portable Video-Projector,55000 Hours Multimedia Home Theater Movie Projector,Compatible with Full HD 1080P HDMI,VGA,USB,AV,Laptop,Smartphone
  • ★【Superior Home Theater Projector 】2021 Upgraded mini projector equipped with 2000:1 contrast ratio, supported 1080p resolution, brings you a 35% brighter images than similar projectors in market. It provides you with a premium home cinema experience with the bigger screen and clearer image.
  • ★【Big Screen & Built-in Speakers】The mini projector has a 32~170 inches projection display size with 1m to 5m projection distance. Built-in speakers offer excellent loud sound quality, you can also connect it to external speakers to meet your higher quality sound needs.
  • ★【Low Noise & Long Lamp Life】The projector is lower in noise and more durable than previous models thanks to advanced fan cooling technology. Powerful cooling system cools the heat of lamp efficiently, extending the bulb life to 55,000 hours, which means you can use it more than 15 years.
  • ★【Multiple Devices Connection & Portable】This portable movie projector is fit for playing videos, TV series, photos sharing, football matches etc. It can be easily connected with laptops, smartphones, tablets, USB drives, X-Box ONE to enjoy big games. ★★★When connect with phone, an extra HDMI adapter is needed. Please kindly note projectors with mirrored are incompatible with Netflix and Hulu due to copyright issues.★★★
  • ★【2 Year Satisfied Warranty】Our team offers every customer 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you have any problems while using, please feel free to contact us. Please rest assured that we also have 2 year warranty. Not recommended for PPT, or business presentation, it is a home theater projector. You can enjoy the fun at outdoor journey in dark.
Bestseller No. 8
Projector, DBPOWER RD-820 Mini Projector Portable Video Projector with Carrying Case, 5500Lux 1080P and 200'' Display Supported, Projector Compatible with TV Stick, PS4, HDMI, VGA, TF, AV and USB
  • 【REMARKABLE CLARITY AND BRIGHTNESS】: DBPOWER RD-820 Video Projector with Native 1280X720P resolution and support 1920x1080P which was +80% brightness with 4000:1 contrast ratio. Our Mini Projector Provides a crystal clear viewing experience and ideal for Projecting movie, Games, Graphics.
  • 【MULTIMEDIA PORTABLE PROJECTOR】: With a customized carrying case included, which designed for convenient carrying and storage. This MIni projector for Iphone equipped with HDMI/USB/AV/VGA/headphone ports to meet your needs for Headsets, Laptop, DVD/VCD players, USB disk, PS3, PS4, Computer, Phone(Please prepare extra connection converters), etc.
  • 【LARGE SCREEN SIZE】: This mini projector portable with 5500 lumens provides viewing sizes from 40" to 200". Utilizes LED light source and TFT LCD display technology ensures lower energy than conventional bulbs and also longer life up to 50,000 hours.
  • 【IDEAL EQUIPMENT FOR HOME THEATER】: DBPOWER RD-820 projector is great for indoor and outdoor movies & kinds of video games by HDMI port connection. You can also connect your home theater system or surround sound system to get a better sound quality. It works well with both your daily TV Stick but also smart-phones. You can enjoy the happiness home theater time with your family in both indoor or outdoor time.
  • 【WARRANTY And ONLINE CUSTOMER SERVICES SUPPORTED】: 3-year warranty guarantees the replacement or refund and 7x24hs online customer service on our official website if you have any problems.
Bestseller No. 9
DBPOWER WiFi Projector, 7500L Full HD 1080p Video Projector with Carry Case, Support iOS/Android Sync Screen, Zoom&Sleep Timer, 4.3” LCD Home Movie Projector Compatible w/Smart Phone/Laptop
  • [+80% Brightness with 4.3’’ LCD Inner Screen ]: DBPOWER L22 wifi projector adopts the latest 4.3’’ LCD display technology with advanced LED light sources, bright over 200ANSI-7500Lux, 3500:1 contrast ratio, 1280*720p native resolution, supporting 1920x1080p highest resolution makes it brighter than other 4’’ LCD screen mini projectors on the market. It’s ideal for home entertainment in dark. NOT recommended for Power point, Word, Excel or business presentation.
  • [2021 Wireless & Wired Sync Screen Function]: DBPOWER L22 WIFI projector adopt the latest WIFI smart phone synchronize screen technology can easy connect your iOS/Android device by simply connecting your WIFI or directly connect the projector by your phone USB cable, no need to buy extra HDMI adapters or download apps will make screen mirroring come true. The Mirror display function doesn't support protected videos, because of copyright. (Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Hulu).
  • [200" Giant Screen Display & Hi-fi Stereo Speaker ]: DBPOWE L22 video projector will release a 40"-200"display with projection distance 4ft-19.6ft. With the built-in Hi-fi Stereo speakers, this small projector can deliver booming sound with crystal-clear audio quality and provide a wonderful listening experience for you. Also, you can add your own external speaker for a better sound via 3. 5mm audio input.
  • [High Compatibility and Wide Application]: With HDMI, VGA, AV and USB interfaces, our DBPOWER L22 home movie projector is compatible with TV Box, Amazon Fire TV Stick, PCs, Laptops, Tablets, Speakers, Chrome Book, DVD players, USB Flash Drives, Google chrome, Media players, iPad, iPhone and Android Smart phones. It can be applied to many scenarios, such as Home Theater/Cinema, Video Game, Party, Outdoor Entertainment.
  • [3-YEAR WARRANTY with Carrying Case Included]: Backed by a 3-YEAR warranty with portable carrying case included in the package, you have nothing to lose by purchasing our DBPOWER L22 WIFI mini projector. Registering within 7 days after receiving your projector to active 3-YEAR warranty and get free exclusive gift. Professional customer service and free tech support is available. If you have any questions with your purchase, please feel free to contact us anytime!
SaleBestseller No. 10
Native 1080P WiFi Bluetooth Projector, DBPOWER 8000L Full HD Outdoor Movie Projector Support iOS/Android & Zoom, Home Theater Video Projector Compatible w/Laptop/PC/DVD/TV/PS4 w/Carrying Case Included
  • ❤【Native 1080P 8000L High Brightness Full HD Projector】: With native resolution of 1920*1080, remarkable 8000L brightness, and a high dynamic contrast ratio of 10000:1, DBPOWER Q6 1080P WiFi projector provides sharp and detailed images for home theater and outdoor movie. By combining an innovative high-refraction 5 layers glassed lens, the Native 1080P projector offers the coziest images and outstanding color accuracy to ensure the best video experience.
  • ❤【Wireless WiFi Connection& Zoom Function】: DBPOWER Q6 1080P WiFi projector can mirror movies/videos/photos/games from your smartphone to big screen by WiFi or USB cable directly (NO NEED TO BUY EXTRA CABLES). The Mirror display function doesn't support protected videos, because of copyright. (Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Hulu). You can customize your projection screen size from 75% to 100% by remote.
  • ❤【Hi-fi Stereo Sound & Reduced Noise】: DBPOWER Q6 outdoor movie projector has built-in 3W dual stereo speakers with an SRS sound system that provides a great auditory sense experience without external speakers. The home projector equipped with an updated an advanced and silent cooling system which reduced the noise of the fan.
  • ❤【Multiple Connection for All Home Entertainment】: DBPOWER Q6 Home Theater Video projector is also equipped with HDMI/USB/AV/VGA/SD port which can properly compatible with TV stick, Smartphone, Tablet, Laptop, Video Games, USB stick, micro USB card, etc. to expand your home entertainment for more fun and colorful.
  • ❤【3 Year Warranty and Life Time Professional Support】: We provide 6-month back and 3-year repair, lifetime professional technical support for DBPOWER Q6 1080P Projector. Any problem, please feel free to contact us through amazon platform or our official website.


The foremost thing to decide before you buy a projector is why you need it. It’s true that all projectors can do all types of work, but most of them specialize in a particular aspect. Some are best for office while some are best for traveling and some others provide the best entertainment.

Also, you should look projectors with all large numbers. What it means is that the projector should have a high contrast ratio, high lumen rating, high resolution, high brightness, and a large number of connectivity options.

We hoped that with these detailed reviews, we’ve helped you understand a lot about the popular projectors in the market and we’re sure that now you’re in the position to choose one for you. Happy Shopping!


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