BenQ GV1 review: Portable DLP Projector with Bluetooth Speaker

BenQ GV1 review: Portable DLP Projector with Bluetooth Speaker

Company BenQ has released a BenQ GV1 portable projector with a built-in speaker. This device is the first product of the company, released in 2019.

BenQ GV1 can play music and video via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi or USB-C gives 200 lumens of brightness and has 3-hour battery life. The cost of this device is 424 $.

BenQ GV1 review: Portable DLP Projector with Bluetooth Speaker

In the past few years, BenQ’s pico projectors have been well received by the market. Whether it is the i500, it emphasizes the smart control, the GS1, it has achieved great success. Of course, the most important thing is that BenQ has accumulated for many years of powerful display equipment. It keeps moving forward.

BenQ GV1: Specifications

Projection SystemDLP 3430
Resolution480p (854 x 480 pixels)
Brightness200 ANSI Lumens
Contrast Ratio100,000:1
Display Color16.7 Million Colors
Native Aspect Ratio16:9 (5 aspect ratio selectable)
Light SourceOsram Q9 LED
ICQualcomm Snapdragon 210 MSM8909
OSAndroid 7.1.2
RAM1G LPDDR3
ROM8G EMMC
Speaker5W 
Resolution SupportVGA(640 x 480) to Full HD(1920 x 1080)
Dimensions (W x H x D)80 x 155 x 80 mm
Weight708g

BenQ GV1 review: Portable DLP Projector with Bluetooth Speaker

BenQ GV1: Design

Appearance BenQ GV1 is simple and thoughtful, it has a technological nature.

BenQ GV1 review: Portable DLP Projector with Bluetooth Speaker

BenQ GV is made in the form of a square column with rounded corners. In height, the device is divided into two parts. The bottom is a speaker, and the top is a laser projector. Both parts have a different texture. This creates a stunning beautiful appearance. Of course, you can see this in the photo. In front of the fuselage is a projection lens. It has a projection factor of 1.3 and can project a frame of 35 inches from just 1 meter.

BenQ GV1 review: Portable DLP Projector with Bluetooth Speaker

Projection lens GV1 has a design with manual focus. It allows you to adjust the focal length through the wheel on the upper side of the fuselage. In addition, the projection lens can be adjusted with a tilt angle of 15 degrees.

BenQ GV1 review: Portable DLP Projector with Bluetooth Speaker

Under the front of the case, you can see the BenQ logo, and the simple design adds elegance.

BenQ GV1 review: Portable DLP Projector with Bluetooth Speaker

Look at the top of the GV1, here we see in the center the power button, the volume button on both sides. Using the double arrow button above the power button, you can switch the BenQ GV1 between the projector mode / Bluetooth audio mode. This is one of the unique features of this pico projector.

BenQ GV1 review: Portable DLP Projector with Bluetooth Speaker

On the back of the case is the cooling window of the projector, and at the bottom under the speaker of the audio system is a USB Type-C and power connector.

BenQ GV1 review: Portable DLP Projector with Bluetooth Speaker

BenQ GV1 supports wireless projection technology such as AirPlay and Android’s mirroring screen. In addition, it can also transfer wired data through a USB Type-C connector. It can only be used when using a source with USB Type-C output.

BenQ GV1 review: Portable DLP Projector with Bluetooth Speaker

The lower part of the GV1 case is a rubber base that improves friction and enhances installation stability. In the center is the threaded hole of the tripod, so the user can also put it on the tripod for projection.

BenQ GV1 review: Portable DLP Projector with Bluetooth Speaker

Card-type remote control with an arc as the main element. It has a very good texture, simple and clear button layout and marking, which greatly increases the efficiency of work.

BenQ GV1 review: Portable DLP Projector with Bluetooth Speaker

The BenQ GV1 also comes with a mesh carrying bag that is soft and stretchy.

BenQ GV1 mini-projector dimensions are 80 x 155 x 80 mm, weight is only 708 grams.

BenQ GV1 is easy to carry and is definitely a new bright star in the field of micro projectors.

BenQ GV1 review: Portable DLP Projector with Bluetooth Speaker

BenQ GV1: Features

The BenQ GV1 supports dual-band (2.4 GHz/5 GHz) Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0, and you can enjoy streaming video using the mobile access point feature in an environment without wireless Internet access. In addition, the USB Type-C terminal supports USB memory directly or can be connected to a laptop that supports video transmission, and also supports charging mobile devices.

BenQ GV1 review: Portable DLP Projector with Bluetooth Speaker

BenQ GV1 also has Bluetooth transmission function. In addition to becoming an independent Bluetooth audio signal and receiving music information from Bluetooth sources, it can also be connected to other Bluetooth audio systems in the house, such as Sound Blaster Theater Sound.

BenQ GV1 with WVGA resolution (854×480) can easily adjust the screen by moving the projection angle to about 15 degrees, and the Auto Keystone function is activated, which automatically corrects the trapezium of the screen so that the correct images can be realized without hassle.

BenQ GV1 review: Portable DLP Projector with Bluetooth Speaker

Want to enjoy the big picture? Place the GV1 away from the wall and immediately enlarge the image. Just turn off the light, and you will see an 80-inch screen at 2.3 m. Not every user can have an 80-inch TV, but the GV1 can satisfy many picture and sound requirements at the same time. The projector allows people to enjoy a truly superb viewing experience.

The GV1 is equipped with a 3000 mAh battery that can be used continuously for 3 hours without a power source and is also equipped with a 5-watt speaker, which is also great for use with a Bluetooth speaker.

BenQ GV1 review: Portable DLP Projector with Bluetooth Speaker

BenQ GV1: Conclusion

I believe that the BenQ GV1 projector will find its fans. Fans of audiovisual entertainment will surely enjoy the quality display and sound system.

The most important characteristic of the device is the output brightness of 200 lumens. Even with faint darkness, image quality can still be clearly seen.

Parents are always worried about the health of the child’s eyes when watching a video, but unlike tablets or smartphones, where the image is projected onto a screen or wall. Therefore, the child’s vision is not in danger.

BenQ GV1: Price

The cost of the portable projector BenQ GV1 is 424 $.

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