Close
Share on
Optoma S321
Optoma S321
4 Images

Loading image...

Optoma S321 Projector

$269.00
22000:1 SVGA (800x600) Yes 34dB Mar 2016
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date
Good user reviews
Good value
Running costs are low
100 Reviews
eBay $299.62 Go to Store
Adorama $269.00 Go to Store
BuyDig $287.00 Go to Store
5 Prices from 4 Stores | $269.00-$299.62 | Price Trend | Get Price Alerts
You are subscribed to price alerts for this product
Unsubscribe

Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Some Optoma S321 reviewers who reviewed this projector concluded that it was compact. Four years ago A. V. Whitmore wrote “Having played with it I wish I'd bought a more compact, higher resolution projector even though the cost is higher” in their review but even so they only gave the Optoma S321 a rating of 60 out of 100. Bibi said on Amazon “It is compact and small 2”. Mr. Chris Jones said four years ago “Its a nice light compact machine plenty of light for a semi illuminated room” in his Optoma S321 review.

A few Optoma S321 owners concluded that it was a good depth. Dp mentioned on Amazon “At 3.5 inches depth it fits easily into my laptop bag for travel” in their Optoma S321 review and scored the product 5 stars. Leo mentioned “The luminosity is fine and color hue and depth is acceptable” however despite that he gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100.

A number of Optoma S321 owners who reviewed it said that it was a good height. Three years ago Bibi wrote “There is a height adjuster at the front (one reviewer said there wasn't) - you just turn the little third leg 4” in her review of this projector. Mr. R. V. Malin wrote in their review four years ago “I was tempted to deduct a star for the lack of 1] a Lens cover, 2] a Quick release height adjustment foot (as on previous models” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

One customer concluded that it was heavy and bulky. Victoria Jayne scored this projector very highly and she said five years ago “It isn't too heavy and, as it is well packed in a kind of bubble wrap when it arrives, I carry it around in it's box”.

One person who reviewed it concluded that it was a good weight. Magneto wrote in their review of the Optoma S321 on Amazon “*Light weight *Good picture quality (not the best”. One person said in their reviews that the Optoma S321 was easy to carry around. Pam Wright rated the product as very good and she mentioned on Amazon “It is easy to set up, easy to carry (although a carry-case is recommended”.

Read more Less

Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

Some Optoma S321 owners reckoned that it was quiet. Amazon Customer said four years ago “The fan is also quiet” and rated it as excellent. Chris. K mentioned on Amazon “The fan is very quiet and the display is bright enough” in their review. John Whittle. wrote in his review of the Optoma S321 “The sound from the unit is so quiet that without any amplified speakers”.

A few people wrote in their reviews that it was noisy. Dp gave this projector a very good rating and mentioned “Great colours, very clear images, not noisy”. Mcbun said on Amazon three years ago “Is not particularly noisy” and gave the product a very good rating. This year Michael A. said “This projector is real nice, displays clear picture, movies and presentation, low noise, I love it” in his review of the Optoma S321.

Read more Less

Reviews

Good User Reviews

People who bought this projector rated this projector 87 out of 100 on average. 64 reviewers (84% of all reviewers) gave this projector either 4 or 5 stars.

Optoma Has Excellent Reviews for Its Projectors

We checked 2,294 user and expert reviews (including 19 verified purchases) for Optoma data projectors and found that on average Optoma has excellent ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Optoma has excellent ratings specifically for its 22000:1 contrast ratio data projectors.


Good Picture Quality

A few Optoma S321 reviewers who bought this projector considered that it had good colour saturation. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of this projector four years ago “For price I think it is great and colours to my eye look bright” and scored the product 5 stars. Five years ago James Ingram said “However, I was suprised just how bright and vivid the colours were”. Jj said in their review of the Optoma S321 “Absolutely in love in that! Bright colours, very nice picture, easy” .

Five Optoma S321 reviewers wrote in their reviews that this projector had good picture quality. Three years ago K. Smith wrote “Was easy to set up and the picture quality is better than I expected, at this price I decided to order a spare” and scored it very highly. Mayank wrote “I am amazed to see the clear picture quality and performance for the price tag attached to it” in their review of the Optoma S321.

One person reckoned that the Optoma S321 had a sharp image. One Optoma S321 reviewer who reviewed the Optoma S321 thought it was good for watching movies. Four years ago Lovesphotography said on Amazon “We also use it at home to watch movies, great quality also for movies”.

Read more Less

Good Sound Quality

A few people wrote in their reviews that it had good sound quality. Andrea C said in his review of the Optoma S321 on Amazon four years ago “Arrived in less than a week to spain too FREE delivery sounds great and looks great”. Peter Mallard said in his Optoma S321 review “You don't need it if you are watching movies as you will want to use a seperate sound system anyway to compliment the big picture” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Victoria Jayne said “The sound works well through my laptop” in her review.

Good High Def TV

Several Optoma S321 owners said in their reviews that this projector was good at displaying high definition TV. Five years ago James Ingram said on Amazon “Sure it's not HD” in his review of this projector. Magneto said in their review of the Optoma S321 on Amazon “*If you try and watch good quality (HD) films it reduces in its picture quality”. Onepaintedman said in their review of this projector on Amazon “Works well with HD streaming and produces a wonderfully clear bright picture on a neural coloured wall! Can't recommend highly enough” and scored the Optoma S321 very highly.

Good Remote Control

One person said in their reviews that it had a good remote control. Three years ago Guillermo mentioned in his review “All the control buttons are on the remote”.


Design

Good Product Quality

A few Optoma S321 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the product was good quality. Buyer wrote in their review of the Optoma S321 on Amazon “I use it as part of my job role to display presentation, videos and pictures etc Even in a light room the picture quality is really good” and gave it a very good rating. Checkatrade scored the Optoma S321 very highly and wrote in their review of the Optoma S321 on Amazon “Plugging it in, we could see straight away that it is a really good projector with excellent image quality”. D said “I was impressed with the overall quality and simplicity of use” in their review of this projector and rated it 5 stars.

Easy to Use

Eighteen Optoma S321 owners who reviewed it thought it was easy to setup. Amazon Customer said in their Optoma S321 review on Amazon “Was quite easy for my husband to set up” and gave this projector a score of 5 stars. Anne wrote in her review of the Optoma S321 on Amazon “VERY easy to set up and use with my laptop”. Harold Magee said three years ago “Working well, easy to set up and good value for money”.

Thirteen Optoma S321 owners who reviewed it mentioned that it was easy to use. Aldeia Da Pequenada said in their review of the Optoma S321 on Amazon “Easy to use, easy to work” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100. Bob the Builder gave it a very good review score and he mentioned on Amazon “Easy to set up, easy to use, great definition” in his review of the Optoma S321. Three years ago Cottage wrote on Amazon “Very easy to use, with no hard set up processes” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Three Optoma S321 reviewers reckoned that the Optoma S321 was easy to use the menus. R. J. Howgego mentioned in their review of this projector on Amazon “The projector provides countless on-screen menus for making fine adjustments to the image.”.

One Optoma S321 owner thought the product had a good experience. T a mentioned “The amazing sharpness and vibrant colours add to the experience, any movie looks fantastic when seen on my projector” and scored the Optoma S321 very highly.

Read more Less

Robust

Several Optoma S321 owners who reviewed it considered that it was strong and durable. Mayank mentioned on Amazon “Its sleek and sturdy, smaller in size than I anticipated”. Stina Ilves mentioned “Surely durable and with a long lifespan” in their Optoma S321 review.

Excellent Design

Two customers who purchased it considered that it was good looking. John Whittle. gave this projector a very good rating and he said in his review of the Optoma S321 “The projector gave us a beautiful clear presentation from a DVD in the laptop with no distortions whatsoever in daylight, even with the curtains open”. Mr. R. V. Malin mentioned in their review of this projector “There is a proper 3 pin 'kettle' style UK lead! All in all a very good projector for the price” and gave it an excellent review score.

Ceiling Mountable

The Optoma S321 is ceiling mountable. Most of the other 22000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that came out more than a year ago also are ceiling mountable.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Support

Helpful Technical Guidance

One person wrote in their reviews that it had good technical guidance. Stretching Minds wrote on Amazon “A very helpful getting started guide too”.


Smart TV

Poor Connectivity

One Optoma S321 reviewer who bought this projector considered that it was not good in terms of connectivity. Cegs0 gave it a rating of 3 stars and said on Amazon “Mac Book Pro Connectivity Problem”.


Other

Released Over a Year Ago

This multimedia projector has been on the market since March 2016.


Projector

Only SVGA (800x600) Resolution

The highest resolution of the Optoma S321 is SVGA (800x600). That's 77% less resolution than the most frequently found projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). Across all data projectors that were launched more than a year ago the resolution ranges from nHD (640x360) to DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

What does "projector native resolution" mean? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 3,200 ANSI lumens, the Optoma S321 has a pretty typical projector brightness compared to most of the other 22000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a comparable age to this multimedia projector.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 3,200 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available including cheaper multimedia projectors such as the Optoma S331.

Read more Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Video

Supports Full HD

The Optoma S321 supports full HD. Most of the other projectors of this type and age also support full HD.

What is full HD? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

3D-Ready

The Optoma S321 is 3D-ready. Most of the other 22000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that came out more than a year ago also are 3D-ready.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Performance

Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 34 decibels, the Optoma S321 has a fairly average noise level compared to most of the other 22000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for around the same time as this data projector.

There are a number of alternative 34dB noise level projectors currently available that you might want to look at including the Optoma S331 which is cheaper.

If you would consider a multimedia projector with a louder noise level then you might want to look at the Viewsonic PJD5151 (32dB).

What does "noise level" mean? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Optoma S321 has an On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other 22000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for around the same time as this data projector.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma S321 has a handheld remote control. Most of the other 22000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for more than a year also have a handheld remote control.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Certificates

RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma S321 is RoHS compliance. Most of the other multimedia projectors that are a similar age to this projector also are RoHS compliance.

What does "RoHS compliance" mean? Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

Like most of the other data projectors that are a similar age to this data projector, the Optoma S321 does not have a DVI port.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma europe ltd 9571p01gc0e, optoma 9571p01gc0e, code 9571p01gc0e, optoma n163893w, optoma p237768p, optoma c3yhza00, optoma vp208329, optoma c3yhzs00, optoma 800x600, part 800x600, code 800x600, optoma s321
Barcodes 00796435440060, 05055387631175

Optoma S321 Review Sources

To prepare this Optoma S321 review we compared this projector to 2,105 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 329,098 product attributes, 15,468 projector reviews and 2,504,500 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

1.7kg lighter
67% cheaper to run
User reviews are appreciably better
$73 More Expensive
Seven hundred and seventy-four times lighter
Two more VGA (D-Sub) ports
Quieter noise level in economy mode
$51 More Expensive
Infocus SP1080

Infocus
SP1080

$ 549.00
Much better user reviews
Slightly brighter projector brightness
6mm narrower
$280 More Expensive
Optoma X341

Optoma
X341

$ 339.00
Two VGA (D-Sub) ports
Newer by two months
A little brighter projector brightness
$70 More Expensive
Wi-Fi
$121 More Expensive
Optoma W331

Optoma
W331

$ 399.00
Bigger matrix size
100 ANSI lumens brighter projector brightness
$130 More Expensive
Feedback