Wanbo T2 Max review: Cheap Full HD LED projector

Wanbo T2 Max review

The Wanbo T2 Max is an inexpensive Full HD LED projector and an incredibly light and compact Android device.

A similar model appeared a few years ago – EZCast V3 with compact dimensions and at a low price, although its maximum resolution did not exceed 720p. The new T2 Max from Wanbo is one of the best value Full HD projectors in the budget segment.

Wanbo T2 Max review

Features Wanbo T2 Max

ModelWanbo T2 Max
A typeLED
PermissionFull HD/1080p
Image formats16:9, 4:3
Screen size40 to 200 inch (realistic 80-120 inch)
Brightness200 ANSI lumens
Contrast2000:1
Power consumption55 W
Ports and connectorsHDMI, USB, 3.5mm audio
WiFi2.4-5 GHz
Speakers2×3W
Dimensions11×14×15 cm
Weight900 g
Wanbo T2 Max review

Design and appearance

The Wanbo T2 Max is a really small projector that fits easily in one hand.

Wanbo T2 Max review

The design of most LED projectors is similar to each other: the lens is located in the front, all the connectors are in the back, and the speakers are on the sides.

The only difference between the T2 Max and other models is that it is taller than it is wide. Device dimensions 15×14×11 cm, weight – 900 grams. Thanks to this, it can be placed anywhere and easily moved from room to room.

The design is pleasant: the case has a white matte finish, except for the black glossy area around the lens and the light gray panel with connectors on the back. There is a silver sticker with technical information on the bottom, but you will rarely see it.

There are four rubber feet on the underside of Xiaomi Wanbo T2 Max to prevent the projector from sliding on the surface, but their height is not adjustable. In the same place in the middle there is a universal hole for a tripod.

The build quality of the T2 Max is okay, especially for this segment, but it could be better. There are small gaps at the junctions of the front, back and sides, and the projector appears to be hastily assembled.

Visually, it is imperceptible, but you can feel it with your hands. In addition, the wheel at the top wobbles a little even while carrying the device.

Management and connection

Management of Wanbo T2 Max is simple, comes down to a few basic operations.

Focusing can be adjusted with a small wheel on the top side of the body, behind it is the power button. The projector is configured using the remote control, which requires two AAA batteries.

Wanbo T2 Max review
There are few buttons on the remote: the central one activates the cursor, and the movement is carried out through the direction keys, which is useful in some applications.

On the back of the T2 Max is an HDMI and USB port, next to it is a 3.5 mm headphone jack and external speakers.

Operating system

Like many cheap LED projectors, the Wanbo T2 Max runs Android 6.

It is not only outdated, but also not optimized for such devices – for example, in the settings you can find the “About phone” section. However, the interface is simple and there are several apps to choose from on the main page.

Wanbo T2 Max review
By default, recommendations from YouTube are displayed, and you can download video services from the app store, although Netflix and Amazon Prime are already installed by default. 

With 16 GB of internal storage, you don’t have to worry about external storage.

Although most applications load slowly and many are not optimized for remote control, they are still usable.

Projector Brightness

There is no official information about the brightness of the Wanbo T2 Max – it seems that there is nothing to brag about here either.

Each manufacturer evaluates the brightness of their projectors differently, in practice a lot depends on the ambient light and screen. In daylight, there is no point in using the Wanbo projector, because the brightness is not enough.

Wanbo T2 Max review

But in a dark room with a small screen, everything looks much better, and you can easily enjoy your favorite movie late at night. The source is an LED lamp, the service life of which is 20,000 hours. If this is true, the projector will break rather than burn out the lamp.

Image quality

Wanbo T2 Max can play videos in full HD quality.

Wanbo T2 Max review
The T2 Max is different from many Chinese manufacturers who shamelessly list Full HD or even 4K resolution in their projector ads, even though the projected image is clearly not up to the advertised quality.

Of course, in times of ubiquitous 4K, this is not impressive, but still good, given the price. However, be careful – there is a Wanbo T2 model (without “Max”) on sale with support for only 720p, it is slightly lower, but the image quality is inferior to T2 Max.

Noise and cooling

Loud fan noise is a problem for many inexpensive LED projectors, which can ruin your movie experience.

Wanbo T2 Max review
There is no official information about the noise level of Xiaomi Wanbo T2 Max, but in reality it is about 30 dB. This is almost the limit value, after which the noise becomes too strong.

If you do not set the volume to maximum, you will hear how the T2 Max works. After some time, the sound becomes background, but still a little distracting. Alas, you will have to face such a problem when buying any budget projector.

Wanbo T2 Max sound quality

In T2 Max, Wanbo installed two speakers with a power of 3 W, the poet and the sound they have is appropriate.

The speakers seem especially weak when watching action movies and action films – the sound lacks energy and bass. They are not suitable for listening to music, at least the dialogues of people sound acceptable. The output can be the connection of external speakers via a 3.5 mm jack.

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Outcome

Wanbo T2 Max is a good LED projector for its price segment, but there are some drawbacks. The fans make a lot of noise during operation, although this problem is inherent in all inexpensive models.

Wanbo T2 Max review

The Android 6 operating system is outdated – on the other hand, it does not interfere with the use of popular services for viewing content.

The image brightness is low, so it is recommended to watch movies in complete darkness, and the speakers are weak.

Benefits

  • Affordable price
  • Unusual design
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Full HD picture quality

Disadvantages

  • Noisy
  • low brightness

Is it worth buying

All the shortcomings are covered by the fact that the Wanbo T2 Max reproduces the image in full Full HD. In addition, the projector is lightweight and compact, so you can put it anywhere. Considering the low price, it is difficult to find something better in this segment.


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Wanbo T2 Max Review
  • Design and construction
  • Setup and connection
  • Software
  • Picture quality
  • Sound system
  • Additional functions
3.8

Summary

Wanbo T2 Max is a compact projector with a custom design that belongs to the Xiaomi ecosystem. The device offers Full HD resolution, but due to the lower brightness, it is only suitable for darkened rooms or use in total darkness.

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