The AAXA P8 is an LED-powered, smart, DLP projector capable of displaying a qHD (960x540) resolution image and sells for $249 price.
The P8 Mini Projector is one of the newest generations of smart, super small, solid-state mini projectors introduced by AAXA. Because of its size the P8 could easily be used for many different applications such as home entertainment or even casual gaming. The P8 would also fit well in business or education environments where its transportable design and smart features would come in handy.
The AAXA P8 Mini HD Projector features an ultra-compact 4th generation Texas Instruments DLP imager along with Google's Android 10.0 operating system. The P8 supports wireless screen mirroring, Bluetooth connectivity, and video streaming.
In this review, I’m going to give you a detailed look at the AAXA P8 smart mini LED projector. I’ll briefly provide what I think are the projectors notable features and then move onto the hardware choices AAXA used in the P8. I’ll then move onto discussing picture quality and performance including brightness, contrast and color and then I’ll provide my final thoughts in the summary section.
We will take a look at AAXA’s LED light source and how it performs in a variety of lighting scenarios. The P8 uses a native 960x540 (qHD) Digital Micromirror Device (DMD) DLP imager. The P8 is rated to deliver up to 480 LED lumens and is available for sale at www.aaxatech.com for $249.
AAXA P8 Specs
DLP with LED light source
Brightness (Manufacturer Claim)
430 LED Lumens
Zoom Lens Ratio
30,000 Hours ECO
The P8 is a 960x540 (qHD) portable Digital Light Processing (DLP) projector, a choice AAXA made that limits this mini projector the most. The P8 Mini features a solid-state LED light-source sourced from Luminus Devices. The LED light source is rated by AXXA as being able to produce 430 LED Lumens. I will be testing how this number translates to actual ANSI lumens, likely far less. LED light sources should provide durability, long-life of 30,000 hours.
The AAXA P8 features a native Android 10.0 based operating system allowing users to stream video content, mirror smartphones both wired and wirelessly, view and edit presentations and documents, and supports both WIFI (2.4ghz/5.0ghz) and Bluetooth connectivity.
The P8 has a manufacturer rated 2000:1 contrast rating and features a built-in 2-watt sound system.
The AAXA P8 supports streaming apps, wireless screen mirroring, as well as directly playing videos, pictures, and music through a USB stick or micro TF card. With a built-in 2 watt speaker the P8 is an all-in-one mobile entertainment projector. Additional connectivity features include HDMI compatibility, USB-C compatible, and 3.5mm headphone port.
The AAXA P8 looks to be an all around useful as a college student or kids home entertainment projector. For those of you who spend a significant amount of time on the road, the P8 could be useful for presentations, training, and other business applications provided the ½ resolution image quality is not an issue for you. I suspect there may be better options available for almost everyone who does not have a specific size need.
The AAXA P8 weighs in at just 8.8 ounces, and measures 3.9” X 3.4” X 1.4” making the P8 a true pocket projector.
Technology - Single DLP Chipset (0.33” Texas Instruments DMD)
430 LED Lumens of rated brightness
Built-in Chrome web browser
Lasts up to 30,000 hours in ECO mode
Media Player for PC-Free presenting and playback
Included app reads MS Office, PPT and Excel documents
Simple Menus – Easy navigation with simple options