Good day to all! I present to you my first review on the suitable Chinese projector Xgimi Z3 SLP Telecom.
The projector was my old dream: I wanted to watch my favorite films in excellent quality on the big screen and in a pleasant company, and not in the middle of a crowded room with strangers chewing, drinking and talking loudly, and even give money for it :). I did not want to buy a super budget projector, but I did not sacrifice quality. As a result, a DLP projector with a resolution of 1280 * 800 and 3D function was selected.
2. Power supply
4. Remote control (CR2016 battery)
5.Flash drive 4GB microSD
He's very handsome: minimalistic, neat design in black and white, with transparent plastic on top and soft touch coating on the bottom, sides made of aluminum. The assembly is high-quality, the material is credible (especially soft-touch). Its dimensions are also surprising: 23x13x4 cm - just a crumb. It will fit absolutely into any interior and will not stand out with its convex lenses or too bright color like, for example, other projectors. When choosing this projector, the advantage in its direction was the presence of a large cooling radiator (which, as I read, is very important on all types of projectors, since overheating of the LED or lens significantly reduces the life of the projector). Consider it closer from all sides:
In front is the projector lens, IR receiverand one of the ventilation grilles. To protect against dust, there is a special magnetized lid and it is very convenient! I have not yet met such a solution to closing the lens, and here it has been applied very successfully. Photo of the projector with the lid closed:
Two stereo speakers are installed on the sides. Very solid. Of course, they will not replace the home audio system, but in extreme cases it is quite possible to use them. The sound is clear, loud, there is a hint of bass.
From the top of the functional only the control wheelfocusing. Adjusting the focus is quite difficult, you need to be very careful, I was able to set up the projector without dead blurry zones, only a month after use. Before that, as I did not twist it, all the same, the top or bottom remained a little vague. As it turned out, to get rid of the dead zones, the projector needs to be directed as perpendicular to the screen as possible.
Below is a ventilation grill forair intake, a threaded hole for a tripod or console for mounting on a wall / ceiling, a sticker with a serial number and a nameplate with the name of the projector type and the parameters of the connected power supply.
Rear view of the projector with all kinds of connectors:
• microSD card slot
• USB 2.0
• USB 3.0
• Headphone output.
There is also an on / off button and an LED indicating the operation of the projector. The usual blue LED, it does not bother me, but if the projector is in your area of vision, you can stick it on.
Display Technology: 0.45 ”DMD + RGB LED
Resolution: 1280 * 800 (WXGA)
Brightness: 400 ANSI Lumens
Contrast Ratio: 5000: 1
Projection Ratio: 1.2: 1
Correction of vertical keystone distortion: + -40?
Projection Methods: Forward, Inverse, Inverted
Operating System: Android 4.4.2 with its proprietary shell
Processor: 4-core 1.5 GHz, 1 GB RAM, 4 GB ROM
Power Consumption: 60 watts.
Bluetooth: no in this version, it is treated by purchasing a Bluetooth adapter, there are settings for it in the shell and the projector easily detects an external module. I’ll talk about the settings below.
Dimensions: 230x130x140 mm
The projector hangs on the console bracket on3 m from the wall under the ceiling (the wall is simply painted white, there are no additional screens / sheets, etc.). Screen size at a given distance: 232x143 cm, i.e. 107 inches. From the outside it seems that it hangs crookedly, but in fact all the rules
The main screen includes: explorer, Chinese application store, Youtube application and qr-code for downloading applications for the phone - I’ll talk about it later.
On the second tab are the media player, digital connection via HDMI and standard analog connection.
Third tab with settings:
1. Applications: everything is standard here: delete, move, clear application data;
2. Network: settings for wired and wireless networks, as well as the miracast power button (I don’t know what it is for, everything works without it).
5.1 Personalization settings:
5.2 Bluetooth setup (the projector detected an external Bluetooth module version 4.0 without any problems):
5.3 Setting the language and keyboard - everything is intuitive and does not require additional comments. Russian language comes out of the box.
5.4 Setting the date and time: constantly resets the time, but when connected to the Internet it automatically sets the correct one.
5.6 System update: now the projector has the latest firmware version, it doesn’t update by air (it gives a network error), in case a new firmware is released, it needs to be updated via a USB flash drive.
The fourth tab contains application icons. Pre-installed browser, WSP Office and Youtube and Play Market:
Play Market applications and for example Kinopoisk:
In addition to the basic settings, there are settings,which can only be called up using the remote control (we are interested in a button with a sun icon, the rest of the settings are duplicated in different projector menus).
Next, we consider all the tabs individually.
I will show how the pixels are visible at a distance of 3 m:
The text was opened using the built-in WSP Office application. The stripes are visible in the photo, in reality they are not.
And the most interesting: watching videos and games on the big screen:
Games Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars and The Witcher - connection via HDMI, Zombies - is installed on the projector.
To watch video in 3D, special glasses with an active shutter are required.
I draw attention to the fact that when buying points in the name of the lot should be present DLP-LINK 3D.
Temperature after two hours of operation:
As you can see, the temperature is not at all high, whichachieved by a good heatsink and fan installed on it. The cooling rate can be adjusted: the gradation is from 1 to 10, for 1 projector it is very quiet, but I do not recommend setting this value, and for 10 the projector starts to make noise like my laptop when playing the Witcher :). There is also an automatic setup (noise is something in between). I have an automatic cooling mode.
As for performance, I can say thatthe projector is not fast. Sometimes it freezes, when you turn on the video for about a couple of seconds, turning on 3D is also 2-3 seconds. In general, it doesn’t bother, there is a built-in function for cleaning the internal memory, this is very good, if applications start to fly out or video does not play in applications, then this function always helps. But still, 1 GB of RAM is not enough, I think.
To further control the projectorThere is a special application for the phone, mentioned at the beginning of the review - XGIMI Assistant. A phone with the application installed must be connected to the same wi-fi network, then it automatically connects to the projector. Many functions are duplicated, but the touchpad function and some analogue of DLNA and Miracast are interesting (you can show photos and videos from your phone on a large screen, it works many times faster than through the Miracast application). Some features are only for older XGIMI projectors.
A few screenshots of the application
1. The absence of a zombie in the house
2. The advantages of DLP projectors
4. Compared to other projectors, not so noisy.
5. 3D (according to 3D sensations, it is no worse than in movie theaters, the brightness when viewing is slightly less than usual, but this is not felt with a well-darkened room)
6. The presence of sound optical output SPDIF
7. The presence of a magnetic cover that covers the lens from dust
8. Android OS, although not the latest, but you can install a bunch of different applications and configure the projector for yourself.
9. Customizable front legs
10. Good cooling system for such a compact case
11. Automatic keystone correction
1. The wheel for adjusting the focus is very tight - it is difficult to adjust the focus in limbo.
2. The lack of built-in bluetooth
3. Short wire from the power supply
4. Not the most powerful iron
To summarize - I liked the projector, likeconcept of watching movies and games on the big screen. Watching any movie becomes somehow special and you really enjoy watching it. It’s a pity that I didn’t have such a thing before.
About the price I can say that this projector isaverage in the price category of Chinese projectors, most likely not everyone will be able to pay such a price for a Chinese projector, but I'm happy with the purchase and do not regret that I bought it.