Optoma S321 vs Sony MP-CL1
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Optoma S321

89

Overall Score

89

Overall Score

Optoma S321

$269.00
$100.00
Our Verdict:
A sensationally economical to run and low cost moderate noise level SVGA data projector, with excellent user reviews and an astonishingly high 22000:1 contrast ratio
95
Reviews
100 Reviews
99
Value for Money
Excellent
83
Features
Fully-Featured
95
Running Costs
$39 Over 5 Years
89
Overall Score
Excellent
34dB 800 X 600 (SVGA) 22000:1 Yes Mar 2016
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 34dB
Projector Native Resolution 800 X 600 (SVGA)
Contrast Ratio 22000:1
3D Yes
Release Date Mar 2016
Sony MP-CL1

84

Overall Score

84

Overall Score

Sony MP-CL1

$339.82
Our Verdict:
A low cost and award winning 720p projector, with very good features and one of the quietest noise levels available
90
Reviews
2 Reviews + 1 Award
98
Value for Money
Excellent
81
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Overall Score
Excellent
26dB 1280 X 720 (720p) 80000:1 No Jan 2017
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 26dB
Projector Native Resolution 1280 X 720 (720p)
Contrast Ratio 80000:1
3D No
Release Date Jan 2017
Optoma S321

89

Overall Score

89

Overall Score

Optoma S321

$269.00
$100.00
Our Verdict:
A sensationally economical to run and low cost moderate noise level SVGA data projector, with excellent user reviews and an astonishingly high 22000:1 contrast ratio
95
Reviews
100 Reviews
99
Value for Money
Excellent
83
Features
Fully-Featured
95
Running Costs
$39 Over 5 Years
89
Overall Score
Excellent
34dB 800 X 600 (SVGA) 22000:1 Yes Mar 2016
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 34dB
Projector Native Resolution 800 X 600 (SVGA)
Contrast Ratio 22000:1
3D Yes
Release Date Mar 2016
Sony MP-CL1

84

Overall Score

84

Overall Score

Sony MP-CL1

$339.82
Our Verdict:
A low cost and award winning 720p projector, with very good features and one of the quietest noise levels available
90
Reviews
2 Reviews + 1 Award
98
Value for Money
Excellent
81
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Overall Score
Excellent
26dB 1280 X 720 (720p) 80000:1 No Jan 2017
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 26dB
Projector Native Resolution 1280 X 720 (720p)
Contrast Ratio 80000:1
3D No
Release Date Jan 2017

Top Prices

Optoma S321 Sony MP-CL1
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Reasons For

Optoma S321 Sony MP-CL1
4 Reasons For
3,000h Longer Service Life of Lamp
The Optoma S321 is a 5,000h lamp service life projector, whereas the Sony MP-CL1 is only a 2,000h lamp service life projector (3,000h shorter).

This indicates how long the lamp in the projector will last before it needs to be replaced, measured in hours.

A longer life lamp means you'll need to replace it far less frequently, saving you money.

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3D
The Optoma S321 supports 3D, but the Sony MP-CL1 does not support 3D.

3D compatible projectors are able to display 3D content. Most projectors will require you to wear special glasses in order to view the 3D effect.

A 3D projector allows you to view the huge range of 3D films and content that is now available.

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Handheld Remote Control
The Optoma S321 has a handheld remote control, however the Sony MP-CL1 does not have a handheld remote control.

This indicates whether the projector comes with a handheld remote to control the device or not.

Handheld remotes are very helpful, since they mean you don't have to get up from your comfy seat to tweak the settings on the projector mid-film!

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Cheaper by $71
The Optoma S321 costs $70.82 less than the Sony MP-CL1.
4 Reasons For
A Lot Quieter Noise Level
The Sony MP-CL1 has a noise level of 26dB, however the Optoma S321 is a 34dB projector (8dB louder).

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running.

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Wi-Fi
The Sony MP-CL1 supports Wi-Fi, whereas the Optoma S321 does not support Wi-Fi.

Wi-Fi projectors can connect to your local WiFi network which means that you display content from other devices connected to the same network.

Wi-Fi projectors allow you display content from other devices connected to the same network without the need to use a cable.

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More Shops Are Selling it
A greater number of stores increases the chances of this projector remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Better Brand
Sony projectors have an average rating of 88.9%, whereas Optoma has an average rating of 88.8%.

Reasons Against

Optoma S321 Sony MP-CL1
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Reviews & Awards

Awards

Optoma S321 Sony MP-CL1
No awards found
1 Award
Laptopmag.com: Editor's Choice

Average Expert Rating

Optoma S321 Sony MP-CL1
No reviews found
Best
5 stars
0 reviews
4 stars
2 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average User Rating

Optoma S321 Sony MP-CL1
Best
5 stars
64 reviews
4 stars
20 reviews
3 stars
8 reviews
2 stars
1 review
1 star
7 reviews
No reviews found

Average Brand Rating

Sony has a better average brand rating than Optoma. The average brand rating for Sony is 88.86% based on 911 reviews, where as the average brand rating for Optoma is 88.82% based on 3,511 reviews.
Optoma S321 Sony MP-CL1
Optoma

89

89

Based on 3,511 reviews
Sony

89

89

Based on 911 reviews

Date Released

Optoma S321 Sony MP-CL1
23 months old 13 months old Best

Key Features

Noise Level

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running.

Service Life Of Lamp

This indicates how long the lamp in the projector will last before it needs to be replaced, measured in hours.

A longer life lamp means you'll need to replace it far less frequently, saving you money.

3D

3D compatible projectors are able to display 3D content. Most projectors will require you to wear special glasses in order to view the 3D effect.

A 3D projector allows you to view the huge range of 3D films and content that is now available.

Optoma S321 Sony MP-CL1
Best
Yes
No

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi projectors can connect to your local WiFi network which means that you display content from other devices connected to the same network.

Wi-Fi projectors allow you display content from other devices connected to the same network without the need to use a cable.

Optoma S321 Sony MP-CL1
Best
No
Yes

Handheld Remote Control

This indicates whether the projector comes with a handheld remote to control the device or not.

Handheld remotes are very helpful, since they mean you don't have to get up from your comfy seat to tweak the settings on the projector mid-film!

Optoma S321 Sony MP-CL1
Best
Yes
No

Energy Efficiency

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Projector running costs calculated based on an average of 5 hours of use per week. The running cost comprises the electricity cost when using the projector and the electricity standby cost. Compare all energy saving projectors.

Environmental Impact

We have calculated the amount of CO2 that will be generated by running each of these projectors for 5 years. We have then converted that into the number of tree seedlings that you would need to plant and grow for 10 years in order to offset that amount of CO2.
Optoma S321
Optoma
S321
6 trees 0.23 tonnes CO2

Specification

 
 
 
Performance Optoma S321 Sony MP-CL1
Noise Level 34dB 26dB
BEST
Noise Level (economic Mode) 29dB Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Scan Range Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Scan Range Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Projector Optoma S321 Sony MP-CL1
Projector Native Resolution
1280 x 720 (720p)
 1280 x 720 (720p)
1280 x 720 (720p)
 1280 x 720 (720p)
Contrast Ratio
80000:1
 80000:1
80000:1
 80000:1
Projector Brightness 3,200 ANSI Lumens Unknown - Click to provide data
Keystone Correction, Vertical Unknown - Click to provide data
Matrix Size 0.55" Unknown - Click to provide data
Uniformity 75% Unknown - Click to provide data
Projector Brightness (economic Mode) Unknown - Click to provide data 32 ANSI Lumens
Projection Distance
Screen Size Compatibility
 
 
 
Lamps Optoma S321 Sony MP-CL1
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode) 10,000h Unknown - Click to provide data
Bulb Power 195W Unknown - Click to provide data
Service Life of Lamp 5,000h
BEST
2,000h
 
 
 
Lens System Optoma S321 Sony MP-CL1
Optical Zoom 1.1x Unknown - Click to provide data
Offset 115% Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Range (F-F) Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F) Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Optoma S321 Sony MP-CL1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Outputs Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Composite Video in 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port 1 1
HDMI Port Unknown - Click to provide data 1
VGA (D-Sub) Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
MHL Version Unknown - Click to provide data 2.2
 
 
 
Multimedia Optoma S321 Sony MP-CL1
RMS Rated Power Unknown - Click to provide data 5W
Built-In Speaker Unknown - Click to provide data 1
 
 
 
Power Optoma S321 Sony MP-CL1
Power Consumption (standby) 0.5W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (typical) 225W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (economy Mode) 187W Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Input Voltage Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Output Voltage Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Battery Optoma S321 Sony MP-CL1
Maximum Battery Life Unknown - Click to provide data 2h
 
 
 
Operational Conditions Optoma S321 Sony MP-CL1
Operating Temperature (T-T)
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Optoma S321 Sony MP-CL1
Weight 2.2kg
BEST
210g
Height 96.5mm 13mm
Depth 230mm 77mm
Width 298mm 149.5mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content Optoma S321 Sony MP-CL1
Cables Included
MHL
 MHL
MHL
 MHL
 
 
 
Technical Details Optoma S321 Sony MP-CL1
Operating Time Unknown - Click to provide data
Contrast Ratio
80000:1
 80000:1
80000:1
 80000:1
Current Unknown - Click to provide data

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