- Small, portable size
- Projects screen size up to 250 inches
- Multiple connection ports
- 3W speaker
- No batteries for the remote
Projectors give you the flexibility to watch TV and movies or view picture slideshows on a much larger screen. However, they’re often large and even heavy, making them difficult to set up. With the new VANKYO Leisure 470 Pro Phone Projector, size is no longer an obstacle. The small form factor is designed for convenient storage and travel without sacrificing video quality. We take a look at the Leisure 470 Pro in this hands-on review.
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Overview of Features
The VANKYO Leisure 470 Pro Phone Projector is packed full of features, despite being just 7.8 in. x 5.7 in. x 3 in. and weighing just over two pounds. It’s around 40 percent smaller than other comparable projectors on the market. It also comes in a protective case that stores the remote and cables too.
Don’t let the size fool you though. Enjoy vivid, bright FHD 1080p resolution on screens from 39 in. to 250 in. The projector diffuses reflection and reduces blue light to make it easier on your eyes to binge watch your favorites and for more comfortable viewing overall.
The 3 W speaker gives you full, rich sound inside and outside, making it ideal for outdoor parties and movie nights. Don’t be afraid to use it for longer periods, as two built-in fans keep the unit cool for hours of use.
The 5G Wi-Fi technology gives you smoother streaming without lag, which is perfect for gaming, sports, and much more.
Also setting the Leisure 470 apart from the rest is that it’s compatible with most devices. The project features the following ports:
- HDMI x 2
- Audio out
It’s also compatible with most streaming sticks, such as Roku and Firestick, gaming systems, DVD players, mobile devices, and computers. You can connect directly or use Wi-Fi.
There’s support for a variety of video formats (AVI, MP4, MKV, FLV, MOV, RMVB, 3GP, MPEG, H.264, and XVID) and audio formats (MP3, WMA, MP2, AAC, FLAC, and PCM).
In the Box
It’s hard not to be impressed with the VANKYO Leisure 470 Pro Phone Projector right out of the box. It’s already packaged neatly in the canvas case that has a handle to carry it with you anywhere. Cushioned sides and compartments keep the projector safe when stored or on the go.
Once you open the case, you’ll see all the included accessories:
- Lens cap (already on the projector)
- Power supply
- HDMI cable
- Cleaning supplies
- Remote (no batteries included)
While it’d be great if at least a small screen was included, you’ll need to buy that separately. Luckily, I already had a screen on hand. You can also just use an available wall or a white sheet.
Exploring the Projector
While an easy-to-use remote is included, everything you need to control the projector is on it. The top features nine buttons for choosing your source, opening the menu, navigating between items, adjusting the volume, and turning the unit on/off. Scrolling wheels on the top also let you adjust the image to your needs.
The side features all your inputs and ensures easy access, even if you’re mounting the projector. Of course, there’s also the power cable port on the opposite side, which helps prevent the power cable and any source cables from tangling so easily.
Getting started isn’t complicated at all. Upon turning on the VANKYO Leisure 470 Pro Phone Projector, I had to use the focus wheel to sharpen the image to see the menu. Otherwise, it was a blur. However, the wheels on the top of the projector make quick work of adjusting the image to get it as sharp as you want, whether you’re using a smaller or larger screen.
I used an Android device to get connected the first time: I just had to switch the source to screen mirroring, select the correct network on my Android device, and I was ready to start mirroring my Android screen. It only took a few minutes to get everything set up.
Testing the VANKYO Leisure 470 Pro Phone Projector
I had the perfect opportunity to test the Leisure 470 Pro on July 4th during a small gathering. I set up a screen (~100 inches) and connected my Android device to stream live fireworks on NBC and PBS via YouTube TV. While you can mount the projector if you want, I used a portable tool stand to sit it on. After several minutes of getting the image just right and using the bottom screw to get the angle right, we were ready to sit back and enjoy the fireworks.
The clarity was amazing! In fact, the picture was actually sharper than my TV, which makes me a little jealous. I kept having trouble with the bottom corner of my screen coming undone, so please ignore the wrinkle above. Thanks to the speaker, we could immerse ourselves in the experience with the loud booms of each firework, and the music performances sounded great. I only had to turn up the volume to around 60 percent, and even my closer neighbors could hear it.
We streamed fireworks, including a few YouTube videos with music and fireworks that served as a background for several hours. It made the entire event more festive.
What’s impressive is that the unit stayed fairly cool. While it gets warm, it never got hot. I only let it cool for about 15 minutes before putting it away.
The next step was to test it out with a direct connection. For this, I used a Roku stick. It connected easily to the HDMI port, and the device had no trouble recognizing it. This makes a great combo for using the project when traveling, allowing you to take your familiar TV setup with you.
It also worked very well with my DVD player, and you can also a speaker or soundbar to give you even bigger sound.
The VANKYO Leisure 470 Pro Phone Projector is an impressive projector in a very compact size. The smaller size makes it easier to mount almost anywhere or take with you in the handy carrying case.
It’s highly compatible with most devices, whether you connect wirelessly or via HDMI or USB. The only complaint I really have is that most products include batteries if a remote is included, but that’s a really small issue that doesn’t affect the projector’s performance in any way.
You can pick up the VANKYO Leisure 470 Pro Phone Projector for just $149.99 after applying the discount code maketecheasier.
All images by Crystal Crowder.
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