The AAXA M6 has the best quality image of the projectors in this report, and does a great job on skin tones, though lips tend to be a little too pink.
Peeta's skin tone looks natural, save for the vibrant pink of his lips.
The AAXA M6 does a good job on dark scenes, especially for a pocket projector.
Text is super sharp on this 1080p pocket projector.
This scene from The Blacklist shows some of the most natural looking handling of skin tones the M6 is capable of.
Speaking of brightness AAXA claims 1,200 lumens for the M6. Not quite, but it is brighter than the competition. It measured 835 lumens in its brightest mode, Presentation, with its better modes, Movie and Standard, measuring at 832 and 824 lumens respectively. This means that no matter what mode you’re in, you’ll get a similarly bright image. I spent a lot of time watching it in my home studio while writing the review – a room that constantly has ambient light leaking from the horizontal blinds. I found it to be bright enough to handle some modest ambient light – so, shades drawn, you should be good to go.
Like the others, it has a fixed lens, so where you place it determines the size of the projected image. The M6 can project an image of up to 200” diagonally without going blurry, but I wouldn’t recommend going that large during the day if you don’t have the ability to fully (or at least, mostly) darken your room. The bigger the screen size, the more lumens you need, so stick to 100” or so for the best results in a room that has modest ambient light. Come nightfall, though, make it as big as you like! Well, by movie theater standards you can go to 150” diagonal, in a fully darkened room.
As mentioned in our discussion of the AAXA P300 Neo, many pico and pocket projectors have a built-in battery feature, allowing you to take the projector anywhere without the need for a power outlet. The M6 has a battery life of 90 minutes, which is enough for a few episodes of The Good Place (and other shows with short episodes), an old animated film like those pre-Pixar Disney movies, and 1.5 hours of gaming time. This would be ideal for outdoor hang outs, but isn’t really long enough for a movie night. Stick to the DC power, if you can.