In today's review I want to talk about something different, something that I was very excited to try because it had intrigued me already at the time of its launch and in more detail we talk about the new DLP projector in Full HD Xiaomi Mijia MJJGTYDS02FM (Also known as Xiaomi Mijia Projector Youth Edition). How much is it worth? How will he behave during the tests? We will answer these and many other questions in the complete review.
Review Xiaomi Mijia MJJGTYDS02FM
The sales package is made of white cardboard and on the sides we find photos of the product. Inside is the following equipment:
- Xiaomi Mijia MJJGTYDS02FM;
- wall power supply with Chinese plug and 19V = 3.42A output;
- Bluetooth remote control;
- AAA AA batteries;
- instructions in Chinese.
Design and construction
Il design the Xiaomi Mijia MJJGTYDS02FM fully reflects the company's standard lines, especially those of products Mijia, therefore we are faced with a product made with meticulous attention to detail.
In fact, the lines are soft and e rounded, the structure is in excellent quality plastic and the front part is embellished with a fabric texture really pleasant to the touch and sight. In a nutshell this projector will not only be functional, but it will also beautify your home.
The dimensions are quite compact, in fact we talk about 115 x 150 x 150 millimeters for a weight of 1.3 kilograms. So we can consider taking it with us to the office or to a friend's house without too much trouble since it fits perfectly into a backpack.
Il Mijia Projector Youth Edition owns a fully sealed optical system, so it has been designed to prevent the filtration of dust inside the device, so as to be able to extend its life. In fact, with regards to this aspect, the company guarantees a minimum of 30.000 hours of playback at full luminous power, which means that it will surely last around 3 and a half years if kept on 24 hours a day for every day.
However, since we are talking about a projector DLP, it is necessary to know that generally it will be less expensive in terms of maintenance compared to those LCD, who need regular cleaning and some changes.
To facilitate the understanding of some aspects of the projector we insert later the complete technical data sheet:
- Dimensions: 115 x 150 x 150 mm;
- Weight: 1.3 kg;
- Focus: automatic;
- Correction: Keystone;
- Energy consumption: maximum 65W;
- Input voltage: 19V DC;
- Standby power consumption: <0.5W;
- Display technology: 0.33 ″ DMD;
- Source technology: LED;
- Resolution: Full HD (1080p);
- Zoom: fixed;
- Projection report: 1.2: 1;
- Screen projection dimensions: from 40 ″ to 200 ″;
- Recommended projection dimensions: from 60 ″ to 120 ″;
- CPU: Amlogic T968-H;
- RAM: 2 GB DDR3;
- ROM: 8 GB eMMC;
- Operating system: MIUI TV;
- Support for HDR and 3D;
- Dual Band Wi-Fi Module;
- Speakers: double with total output power of 10W;
- Noise: <32 dB.
Lo Xiaomi Mijia MJJGTYDS02FM it's a projector DLP with maximum resolution Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixel), support HDR10 and projection report 1.2:1. In the instruction manual and on the official website no other specifications are detailed, but on the website of Banggood we find some data such as one maximum brightness di 500 ANSI lumens it's a 1200 contrast: 1.
First of all do not be discouraged by 500 ANSI lumens, which should not be confused with the standard unit of measurement "Lumen", since the first wording represents the result of the measurement of the luminous flux according to the standard conditions suggested by theAmerican National Standards Institute. That said, the brightness of 500 ANSI lumens it is not at the level of a projector useful for working projections in very brightly lit rooms, but it is more than that sufficient for somehome entertainment such as for watching videos / movies in a dark environment or partially illuminated by artificial lights.
The speech in these cases is really wide, also because we should take into account the size of the screen, but what you have to consider is that it Xiaomi Mijia Projector Youth Edition he has one very good definition, a brightness more than sufficient for amateur use and bright colors, but never too saturated, although I would have preferred them to be slightly more contrasted. If you are not satisfied with these parameters you can always change them within the settings, it is really very simple and intuitive.
NB. I recommend you watch the video to see the quality of the projection.
L'autofocus it is very precise and when we move the projector this will automatically change the focus, in the same way the projector will correct theinclination of the projection if an inclined or non-parallel surface is detected at the bottom of the projected light beam. Obviously, even these operations can be performed manually through the settings when you are not satisfied with the work done by the machine.
As mentioned above, the Xiaomi Mijia MJJGTYDS02FM can go to a minimum of 40 inches to a maximum of 200 inches, But the recommended diagonals they go to 60 to 120 inches and, in fact, in that case the projector gives its best. To make you understand more or less the space needed to make good use of the device, I then leave you a small diagram:
- 60 inches = 159.8 centimeters away from the wall;
- 80 inches = 213.5 centimeters;
- 100 inches = 267.3 centimeters;
- 120 inches = 321 centimeters.
While watching movies the device behaves very well thanks to a first class audio and a level video, which do not present any latency. The result changes when you connect a console to the projector. In fact, I tried the device for del Gaming with titles like Fortnite and I must say that the result was not enough, as there is one latency such as not to allow us to play properly. So we can conclude this by saying that the machine is great for music and movies, but it is not to be considered if you want to do only gaming.
Finally, there is also the 3D support, but only through special Bluetooth glasses which must be coupled to the projector.
Hardware and software
Lo Xiaomi Mijia MJJGTYDS02FM is moved by a chipset Amlogic T968-H and is assisted by 2 GB di RAM DDR3 e 8 GB di internal memory eMMC. Speaking of performance in a projector might seem useless, but instead it is not, as this it moves very well inside the interface and it will be possible to switch between the various apps without slowing down.
This is also favored by a work deserve it well optimized which MIUI TV, or the classic software on board TV Xiaomi (the latter still have not arrived from us, but having tried the Chinese models I can tell you that the OS is practically the same). There MIUI TV integrates one innumerable series of features, most of which, however, are available in China. Let's take the example of all paid and unpaid streaming services, or news, of the online store Xiaomi, games, VIP services, various apps and much more.
On board we don't find Google services and Play Store, but only theapp store di Xiaomi. So in order to install Netflix, YouTube and other streaming apps you will need to install Aptoide TV through an external pen drive. This way you can download to Xiaomi Mijia Projector Youth Edition everything you want and that is compatible with the device. As if that were not enough you can do it screen mirroring from yours smarthpone Xiaomi and not (both Android and iOS are compatible) and I make this premise because the devices produced by the Chinese giant have a simpler method for pairing and are even better optimized for screen transmission.
There are also the Game Center where you can download games, settings for alarm clock, weather and calendar and even the app We Home through which to manage their own devices Xiaomi.
As if that wasn't enough, through the Bluetooth remote control supplied in equipment we can give gods voice commands. Unfortunately, however, you will need to know how to speak in Chinese, as no other languages are supported.
In short, the software allows us to perform an infinite number of operations, a pity it is not meant for our use, but for the Chinese one, which is characterized by a wide and perfect ecosystem. We can set it up without problems English language, but this will only change in the main menu and in the settings, because the rest will remain in Chinese. You probably won't even use the other windows in Chinese because they won't affect your interests and services, but it's good to point this out. Despite this, the projector can be used with extreme ease and intuition.
In conclusion MIUI TV is one of my favorite software on a TV, pity not to have it in Italian and with (basic) streaming services compatible with our country.
Audio and connectivity
Let's start with connectivity first because on board Xiaomi Mijia MJJGTYDS02FM we find the Wi-Fi Dual Band, Bluetooth (it is not specified which), the HDMI input, mini-jack, USB and the one for the power supply.
I must say that everything works perfectly and I have not encountered any problems either with Wi-Fi, or with Bluetooth, which can be used to connect the remote control to the projector or a gamepad, or wireless headphones or even our smartphone so to use the Mijia like speaker.
Through the USB port we can install third-party applications and with HDMI we can connect devices such as laptops, various consoles, Chromecasts, TV Boxes and so on, so that we can reproduce what we want without being tied to the software Xiaomi and the absence of Play Store.
Returning to the audio, under the body we find two speakers with Dolby Atmos e DTS-HD, which are installed in such a way as to guarantee a explosive audio. In fact, although the maximum power is of 10W, We have a sound very powerful, full-bodied e well balanced in frequencies. I do not deny to you that during the watching of films I thought I had the cinema in a room. I was pleasantly surprised and, along with the definition, this is another great reason to buy it Xiaomi Mijia Projector Youth Edition.
Through the settings, however, it will be possible to change the settings of the Dolby such as the percentage of Virtual Surround, the equalizer and the Voice Enhance.
Staying on the sound we also need to talk about the device noise, as the statistics state that the projector can reach a maximum of 32 dB and this could only happen in the most critical situations. In fact, normally the noise of the Mijia it is not invasive and is generally quite silent. When the projector struggles and becomes overloaded, the system switches it off to preserve its integrity. I note, however, that it never happened to me.
Lo Xiaomi Mijia Projector Youth Edition o Xiaomi Mijia MJJGTYDS02FM is available around €370 with coupon that found on our dedicated Telegram channel. Right now I know that many of you might find this high, but actually the figure quality and performance of the product I'm level. Starting from aesthetics, passing through the portable dimensions, to the definition, to the hardware available, to the crazy audio and also to the software. In conclusion, could replace your TV without too many problems, or could be perfect for a hobby room.
It's definitely not the projector with higher contrast or even the brightest, but for amateur use that includes movies, music and video is more than good. In fact, since we don't have a very high brightness it's not the top if you plan to buy it for work, so to project presentations in classrooms with lots of light and so on. In that case you will need a machine that is able to go to a minimum of 2000 lumens upward.
Coming to the conclusions the questions to be answered are: would you buy it? Would you feel advised to those who want to look out into the world of projectors without spending more than 500 euros? The answer is yes in both cases, Xiaomi Mijia Projector Youth Edition is a very valid product for those who want to get started in this type of device and I would buy it even if the software does not allow us to make the same type of use as the Chinese can do.