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Wanbo X2 Pro test: Inexpensive, but powerful performance

Projectors for home cinemas have always been affordable if your wallet is not too big. However, there is also a lot of junk that really shouldn’t be bought. Poor picture quality, subterranean sound quality, far too loud or an outdated operating system. If you don’t want to pay a four-figure sum, there is also a choice in the three-figure range in the upper and lower segments. We are testing the Wanbo X2 Pro, which comes with quite good specifications for 130 euros (with the voucher NNNDEX2P450 even only 99€). 450 ANSI lumens, 5 watt stereo speakers and Android 9. In addition to the other features included, the projector could be a really interesting tip. Let’s find out in the test.

Specifications

Model Wanbo X2 Pro
Dimensions 22.5 x 17.7 x 9.4 cm
Weight 1.53 kg
Color white
Native resolution 1280 x 720 pixels (HD)
Brightness 450 ANSI lumens
Adjustable image size up to 120 inch
Throw rate 1,3:1
Refresh rate 60 Hz
Operating system Android 9
Connectivity Dual-band Wi-Fi 6; Bluetooth 5.0, USB, 2x HDMI, 3.5 mm jack, AVIN
Speakers 2 x speakers with 5 watts each
Range of functions
  • Autofocus
  • Keystone correction
  • Bluetooth speaker function
Price € 129.00 * (with voucher NNNDEX2P450 only 99€)

Scope of delivery

The scope of delivery of the Wanbo X2 Pro is quite small. In addition to the projector, we also find the necessary power cable and the remote control in the box. Batteries are not included. There is also a plastic cover on the lens to protect it during transportation.

Design and workmanship

A compact and unobtrusive design could be a good start for your own home theater. The Wanbo X2 Pro measures just 225 x 177 x 94 millimeters and fits in a normal hand. The weight of 1.5 kg does the rest. Installation on lightweight ceilings, such as plasterboard, is therefore no problem. The housing itself has a robust and high-quality finish, even if the weight might give a different impression at first glance.

The entire product has the shape of a cuboid with rounded corners to make the design a little less conspicuous. On the front we find the lens and the manufacturer’s logo, which is in a black frame. There are also the sensors for autofocus and automatic keystone correction next to it. For ceiling or wall mounting, we find a 1/4 inch thread on the underside. If the projector is simply placed on the table, there are also four rubber feet. The holder can be unscrewed to clean the filter.

There are perforated openings on the left and right. These are for the stereo speakers, but are also used as inlets and outlets for the fans. For most people, however, the most interesting part is the rear. We have plenty of connection options on such a small projector: 1x USB-A 2.0, 2x HDMI, 1x AVIN (AV jack) and 1x 3.5mm jack.

Setup, operation and practice

The first start of the Wanbo X2 Pro is simple. Once switched on, the image is automatically focused. Further adjustments such as keystone correction must be made by the user. We then land directly in the main menu.

The projector is ready to go without an account. There are a few pre-installed apps such as Netflix, Disney and YouTube. A separate app store is available for other apps. If you prefer to use Google services, you can also use the installed Google Play Store. With 16 GB of memory, we can install one or two apps.

With an average of 43 dB(A), the fan of the Wanbo X2 Pro is noticeably audible. However, it is almost inaudible while you are watching a movie or series. We mounted the projector on the ceiling for testing and even directly underneath you get used to the noise and no longer hear it.

Keystone correction is easy to do. Even if the translation of the surface sometimes leaves questions unanswered, you can move all four corners of the image freely using 4-keystone. If you want to make things even easier for yourself, you can adjust the image horizontally and vertically.

Picture quality

Considering the size of the Wanbo X2 Pro, we would like to draw particular attention to the technical details. We get 450 ANSI lumens brightness at a resolution of 720p (native 1080p supported). At a distance of 2 meters, we get a projection size of 120 inches. Distances of up to 4 meters are supported.

The 450 ANSI lumens are sufficient to deliver a convincing image in a dark room. Despite the low price, we get good color reproduction. If only a little daylight enters the room, the picture is no longer entirely convincing and the lack of luminosity becomes clear. We can still see something in daylight, but the projection is no longer particularly detailed.

To adapt the Wanbo X2 Pro to your projection surface, there are x different picture modes. If you want to be really precise, you can also create a completely custom one. Here you can freely adjust a number of settings such as brightness, contrast and color temperature.

Sound quality

Even though the housing of the Wanbo X2 Pro is really compact and only two 5-watt speakers provide the sound, we are really surprised.

Even when the volume is turned all the way up, it still sounds overpowering. And at this volume, almost an entire room can be filled with sound. Just a quarter of the volume control is enough to neutralize the noise of the fans.

Of course, the two speakers are no substitute for a home theater system. Even if the speakers are convincing at this price, they definitely lack detail. Of course, we also miss depth completely.

You can remedy this with an additional sound system. There are direct connections on the back and connectivity via Bluetooth is also provided.

Conclusion on the Wanbo X2 Pro

At around 130 euros, the Wanbo X2 Pro is not too expensive. Of course, you can’t expect the quality of devices in the high-price segment.

Nevertheless, the projector offers an all-round carefree package. Although we only get a native HD resolution of up to 1080p, we get a really detailed and bright picture in the dark. Of course, the alignment of the image is important. The automatic system does a good job here. However, fine adjustment is always helpful to get the maximum out of it.

The speakers, although only 2x5W, are impressive. However, an additional sound system for more bass is still useful. The connection can be made either via a jack or simply via Bluetooth.

We can definitely recommend the Wanbo X2 Pro. As an entry-level device for around 130 euros, you get a rock-solid projector. There are certainly some compromises to be made. 450 lumens and an HD resolution are sufficient for your first experience with a projector, especially in the quality delivered.

If you’re okay with darkening your room and don’t need 4K resolution, you should definitely take a look at the Wanbo X2 Pro. And if you want to save a bit more, you can use the voucher NNNDEX2P450 to get the price down to 99 euros.

Wanbo X2 Pro

Setup & Usability
Design & workmanship
Connections
Image quality
Sound quality
Value for money

90/100

Very good entry-level device for the projector market.

Simon Lüthje

I am co-founder of this blog and am very interested in everything that has to do with technology, but I also like to play games. I was born in Hamburg, but now I live in Bad Segeberg.

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Projectors for home cinemas have always been affordable if your wallet is not too big. However, there is also a lot of junk that really shouldn’t be bought. Poor picture quality, subterranean sound quality, far too loud or an outdated operating system. If you don’t want to pay a four-figure sum, there is also a choice in the three-figure range in the upper and lower segments. We are testing the Wanbo X2 Pro, which comes with quite good specifications for 130 euros (with the voucher NNNDEX2P450 even only 99€). 450 ANSI lumens, 5 watt stereo speakers and Android 9. In … (Weiterlesen...)

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