Pico travel projectors are gaining popularity lately due to extreme portability and finally some reasonable specs. Doogee hopped on the train with their Doogee P1 model some time ago and we have already brought you first hands-on experience from MWC.
Now with the product out of the presale period and entering new markets (like the Doogee launch event in Malaysia on 31st March) we decided to take another look at it. Price has risen slightly since the presale and at 189.99$ its more or less matches similar products on the market. So does it stand out with some special features ?
Doogee P1 clearly banks its success mainly on full wireless connectivity and with the DNLA/Miracast/Airplay support and Wi-Fi (sadly only 2.4 GHz)/Bluetooth access delivers exactly that. Physical ports are limited to USB and microUSB so no HDMI available.
The portable projector goes the extra mile with adding some features like the possibility of turning its 4800 mAh internal battery into a power bank or the internal speaker (2x 1.2W) into Bluetooth enabled small audio center. The device itself has quad-core Amlogic processor with 1 GB RAM, 8 GB storage and Android 4.4 built-in, but don’t think the power level of it is enough to be some reasonable gaming or home theater device on its own.
The projection uses the DLP LED technology and in the pico projector class delivers some reasonable numbers with 70 lumen brightness (theoreticle visible one 1000 lumen), contrast 800:1 and native resolution 854 x 480 pixels. Promised maximum 100-inch projection screen with roughly 3.5m throw distance is probably little bit too optimistic, but i guess some smaller ones are perfectly usable. Like all of the tiny travel projectors daylight use is pretty limited due to low brightness output.
Doogee P1 is certainly not an ordinary looking product either and dinosaurs like me will surely recognize the Rubik’s cube design similarity. The dimensions are pretty compact with 62mm on a side of the cube and 290g net weight. All things considered its one of the most interesting pico projectors out there if you are looking for a travel buddy for your phone/tablet/laptop and dont wan’t to bother too much with cables.