Projector Reviews

AAXA P6X PORTABLE PICO PROJECTOR REVIEW – SUMMARY

AAXA P6X Portable Pico Projector Review – Summary: Highlights, Value Proposition, Pros and Cons

HIGHLIGHTS

The AAXA P6X is a no-frills home and business projector designed to maximize its technology in a minimally sized package. It has HD (1280×800) resolution, and is powered by an Osram LED light source and DLP technology, with a claimed brightness rating of 1,100 LED lumens. It is capable of producing up to a 160” inch screen solely on battery power, can charge your smart devices, and has an onboard media player to make for easy content viewing on the go.

VALUE PROPOSITION

The AAXA P6X has a list price of $359, a claimed brightness of 1,100 LED lumens, and a claimed battery life of 4 hours; and for the most part, it does exactly what it says on the box. It actually exceeds its brightness claim by a considerable amount. The battery on my test unit didn’t quite live up to AAXA’s claim though. On the brightest mode, the battery lasted an hour and 20 minutes (they don’t provide a spec for this), but in eco mode it is supposed to last for 4 hours. Unfortunately, my test unit was only able to operate for 3 hours and 20 minutes on eco mode. When I spoke to an AAXA representative about this issue, they said it was uncommon, and would be considered a warranty issue.

The speaker isn’t the best in terms of clarity and bass, but it is more than adequate for casual viewing, and the 3.5mm jack allows for external sound devices to be easily connected. Text readability wasn’t great with smaller text, but should also be adequate for presentations with large text, and movie subtitles. Games with a lot of script could get a bit frustrating though. Color accuracy leaves something to be desired, but there are options to adjust the color settings, and the overall image is pretty decent. There is no Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, but I think those are easy sacrifices for a cheaper price point and extended battery life. For people looking for an affordable, portable projector that is also bright and capable of playing select content via media player, the P6X is an excellent option.

Pros

  • 30,000 Hour LED light source
  • 641 ANSI Lumens (plugged in)
  • WXGA (1280 x 800) resolution 
  • Built-in Battery (up to 4 hours of video playback in ECO mode)
  • Onboard media player
  • $359 list price 
  • Built in speaker
  • Ultra-Compact design

Cons

  • No WI-FI or Bluetooth 
  • Text smaller the 10pt is difficult to read
  • Battery life didn’t live up to its claim (AAXA did acknowledge this would be considered a warranty issue)