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Should You Buy a Benq Projector?

Updated 25 December 2019 by Matthew
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Benq is one of the most popular projector brands as well as being well known for its PC monitors, digital cameras and camcorders.

We've collated all the key information on Benq projectors in this handy guide. We've analysed over 21,000 user and expert reviews and 670+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 2,600 projectors to impartially compare each projector brand.

Benq are recognised for their wide selection of premium and award winning projectors. Their projectors start at $179 for the MX505 which has a noise level of 33dB, is a projector that has a 13000:1 contrast ratio and a projector that has a resolution of 1024 x 768 (XGA) and go up to $7,499 for the HT9050 which has a noise level of 31dB, is a projector that has a 50000:1 contrast ratio and a projector that has a resolution of 2160p (3840x2160). The average price of a new Benq projector is $1,302.

Benq are recognised for their wide selection of premium and award winning projectors.

Is Benq the Best Projector Brand?

So are Benq projectors any good? We give every projector a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all projectors we are able to impartially rank all the projector brands.

Benq is ranked the No. 4 best projector brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Benq is the 4th best projector brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
3,592 reviews
#2
Taiwan
94%
94%
2,816 reviews
#3
Japan
92%
92%
576 reviews
#4
Taiwan
92%
92%
4,599 reviews
#5
Taiwan
91%
91%
742 reviews
#6
Taiwan
86%
86%
957 reviews
#7
LG
South Korea
82%
82%
688 reviews
#8
82%
82%
163 reviews
#9
NEC
Japan
82%
82%
78 reviews
#10
Asus
Taiwan
81%
81%
258 reviews
#11
United States
80%
80%
194 reviews
#12
77%
77%
38 reviews
#13
Taiwan
76%
76%
154 reviews
#14
Gigabyte
73%
73%
306 reviews
#15
Japan
70%
70%
49 reviews
#16
Netherlands
70%
70%
111 reviews
#17
Anker
69%
69%
45 reviews
#18
Japan
68%
68%
1 review
#19
Irulu
68%
68%
5 reviews
#20
AAXA Technologies
66%
66%
0 reviews
#21
UO
65%
65%
21 reviews
#22
DBPower
65%
65%
17 reviews
#23
XGIMI
65%
65%
24 reviews
#24
Pyle Pro
64%
64%
19 reviews
#25
ZTE
63%
63%
2 reviews
#26
Aiptek
63%
63%
79 reviews
#27
Pyle
63%
63%
1 review
#28
Celluon
63%
63%
3 reviews
#29
3M
62%
62%
108 reviews
#30
Japan
61%
61%
0 reviews
#31
Nebula
60%
60%
16 reviews
#32
Christie
58%
58%
0 reviews
#33
57%
57%
0 reviews
#34
57%
57%
0 reviews
#35
Xiaomi
55%
55%
1 review
#36
55%
55%
0 reviews
#37
Kodak
53%
53%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Benq projectors compare to the other projector brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All projector Brands
Benq Projectors

There's a wide selection of Benq projectors available compared to other projector brands, with over 60 Benq projectors currently on the market in the US. Benq also have better reviews than the typical projector brand, with the average rating of a Benq projector being 80%.

The average review score for a Benq projector is 80%.

When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Benq projector is $18 (based on a person typically using a projector for 5 hours per week), which makes them more efficient than most other projector brands.

However Benq projectors tend to be more expensive than most other projector brands making them a less popular choice with consumers.

No. Of Projectors
Average Price
$1,080
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $22,499
Price Distribution of All Projectors
No. Of Projectors
Average Price
$1,302
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $17,499
Price Distribution of Benq Projectors

What Do the Benq Projector Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Benq projector to work out the average distribution of reviews for Benq and then compared this to the other projector brands.

Benq logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
162
4 stars
216
3 stars
50
2 stars
4
1 star
0
Benq logo

User Reviews

5 stars
2,672
4 stars
591
3 stars
223
2 stars
151
1 star
228
Benq has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews for its projectors than most other projector brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews are actually lower.

Over 88% of expert reviews and 84% of user reviews for Benq projectors are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 84% and 88% respectively across all Projector brands.

Purchasers of Benq projectors frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use, nicely designed and produced a good quality picture. Their projectors have also won 120+ awards.

Looking at just the expert reviews, in the table below we compare the average review score given to Benq projectors by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other projector brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Benq Optoma Epson Acer Sony
PC Mag logo
71%
40 reviews
71%
21 reviews
78%
38 reviews
68%
17 reviews
80%
1 review
projectorcentral.com logo
93%
19 reviews
95%
20 reviews
96%
15 reviews
87%
12 reviews
95%
7 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
81%
23 reviews
67%
9 reviews
56%
5 reviews
67%
6 reviews
85%
29 reviews
hifitest.de logo
83%
18 reviews
82%
18 reviews
83%
3 reviews
79%
7 reviews
85%
6 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
79%
16 reviews
79%
14 reviews
87%
3 reviews
77%
9 reviews
91%
9 reviews
Techradar logo
78%
12 reviews
80%
18 reviews
84%
10 reviews
70%
2 reviews
85%
8 reviews
avforums.com logo
74%
15 reviews
74%
10 reviews
77%
3 reviews
67%
3 reviews
86%
10 reviews
IT Reviews.com logo
64%
14 reviews
62%
9 reviews
75%
8 reviews
60%
3 reviews
benchmark.pl logo
89%
8 reviews
87%
15 reviews
89%
4 reviews
88%
4 reviews
100%
1 review
whathifi.com logo
78%
8 reviews
83%
8 reviews
85%
4 reviews
60%
1 review
96%
9 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
69%
9 reviews
92%
5 reviews
84%
5 reviews
67%
6 reviews
95%
4 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
85%
8 reviews
73%
8 reviews
73%
3 reviews
63%
7 reviews
100%
2 reviews
01net.com logo
82%
9 reviews
64%
5 reviews
60%
1 review
63%
6 reviews
78%
5 reviews
homecinemachoice.com logo
83%
3 reviews
82%
5 reviews
93%
3 reviews
80%
5 reviews
93%
9 reviews
CNET.com logo
80%
3 reviews
80%
2 reviews
69%
13 reviews
77%
4 reviews
audiovision.de logo
72%
7 reviews
76%
4 reviews
72%
5 reviews
89%
5 reviews
audiovideohd.fr logo
81%
6 reviews
77%
6 reviews
95%
2 reviews
78%
6 reviews
90%
1 review
altomdata.dk logo
78%
6 reviews
83%
3 reviews
85%
2 reviews
82%
6 reviews
80%
3 reviews
soundandvision.com logo
70%
4 reviews
73%
2 reviews
77%
4 reviews
73%
1 review
83%
9 reviews
lite-magazin.de logo
98%
12 reviews
100%
1 review
97%
3 reviews
Other Expert Sites
69%
181 reviews
71%
86 reviews
69%
95 reviews
72%
106 reviews
74%
74 reviews
Average
79%
421 reviews
78%
268 reviews
81%
222 reviews
73%
215 reviews
87%
196 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Benq Projectors Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 125 industry awards for Benq projectors. This means that Benq has more awards for its projectors than any other brand. The table below compares the number of awards given to Benq to other popular projector brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Benq has more awards for its projectors than any other brand.

Compare all award winning projectors

Number of Awards Benq Optoma Epson Acer Sony
projectorreviews.com logo
5
5
25
2
14
projectorcentral.com logo
11
13
14
6
6
Trusted Reviews logo
6
7
3
2
8
avforums.com logo
7
6
2
10
Lydogbilde.no logo
13
2
8
audiovision.de logo
5
4
6
5
PC Mag logo
3
15
1
homecinemachoice.com logo
2
5
3
2
7
soundandvision.com logo
2
1
3
1
8
Techradar logo
4
6
4
altomdata.dk logo
3
2
2
5
1
Expert Reviews logo
2
4
2
1
4
01net.com logo
5
1
3
3
benchmark.pl logo
1
8
1
2
ddworld.cz logo
7
4
insideci.co.uk logo
2
7
f1cd.ru logo
9
Les Numeriques.com logo
3
1
1
2
Digital Versus logo
2
1
3
lite-magazin.de logo
4
1
Other Expert Sites
34
10
34
11
10
Total
125
79
109
43
102

How Reliable Are Benq Projectors?

We checked over 21,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Benq projectors. 180+ of these reviews that mention reliability of which 84% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Benq projector owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

84% of reviewers think Benq projectors are reliable.

So, most people think that Benq projectors are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Benq projectors that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

The BenQ TK800 4K HDR projector is an immensely well made
hitechcentury.com
the BenQ MH733 is sturdy all around
projectorreviews.com
That's not to say the built in ones are bad
videogamesuncovered.com
decent level of build quality
avforums.com
the BenQ GP10 is certainly built for the comforts of your room
chip.com.my
Sound is quite good with the two built in speakers
Amazon.com
Built in speaker sound is good enough
Amazon
this one seems to be well made
Bhphotovideo.com
No Built in Bluetooth/WiFi
Bestbuy.com
well built
amazon.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

it is not rugged for a lot of rough travel
Amazon
I built a 4'x7' screen with blackout curtain fabric (widely available in fabric stores)and some cheap construction grade lumber
Amazon.com
Either I have a broken projector or somehow found a much better projector for a third of the price
amazon.co.uk

What is the Best Mid-Range Benq Projector?

Benq W1210ST

$1,601.70
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Benq W1210ST
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1080P
RESOLUTION
29dB
2,200 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
3,500h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
240W
LAMP POWER
$63
OVER 5 YEARS

A great mid range choice, priced at $1,601.70 is the Benq W1210ST, which has a Kagoo Score of 77.

Features We Love:
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) resolution
Quieter than average noise level (29dB)
High contrast ratio (15000:1)
Supports 3D
Built-in speaker

Purchasers report that this data projector has outstanding picture quality, it's very good for playing games on but it has bad sound quality. It's a multi award winning and very economical to run 1080p quiet data projector, with a very good spec. It has a built-in speaker and a handheld remote control and supports 3D and full HD.

95
Reviews
28 Reviews + 4 Awards
80
Features
Fully-Featured
67
Value for Money
Good
89
Running Costs
$63 Over 5 Years
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Customers report that Benq W1210ST has very good expert reviews and brilliant user reviews with an average overall rating of 91%, based on 28 reviews.

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The cheapest price that we could find for the W1210ST in the US is $1,601.70 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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What is the Best High End Benq Projector?

Benq W1600UST

$2,317.30
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Benq W1600UST
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Benq W1600UST
1080P
RESOLUTION
35dB
3,300 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
3,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
240W
LAMP POWER
0.23:1
THROW RATIO
$81
OVER 5 YEARS

If you're looking for a high end Benq projector then the Benq W1600UST takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 73, but is a bit more expensive at $2,317.30.

Features We Love:
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) resolution
High contrast ratio (13000:1)
Built-in speaker
Handheld remote control
Supports full HD

An award winning and good spec 1080p average noise level projector, with low running costs. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and a Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) and supports full HD.

91
Reviews
7 Reviews + 1 Award
79
Features
Good Features
77
Running Costs
$81 Over 5 Years
73
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Customers report that Benq W1600UST has very good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 82%.

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The cheapest price that we could find for the W1600UST in the US is $2,317.30 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice Benq Projector?

Benq MW535A

$429.00
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Benq MW535A
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Benq MW535A
WXGA
RESOLUTION
32dB
3,600 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
5,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
210W
LAMP POWER
$55
OVER 5 YEARS

At only $429 and with a Kagoo Score of 84 the Benq MW535A makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
High contrast ratio (15000:1)
Quieter than average noise level (32dB)
Long service life of lamp (5,000h)
Supports 3D
Built-in speaker

A top-rated and amazingly economical to run WXGA average noise level data projector, with a very good spec and a fair price. It has a built-in speaker and a handheld remote control, supports 3D and is ceiling mountable. Our review analysis indicates that this data projector has good picture quality, a good display but has bad sound quality.

95
Reviews
19 Reviews
84
Features
Fully-Featured
78
Popularity
Quite Popular
83
Value for Money
Very Good
96
Running Costs
$55 Over 5 Years
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Benq MW535A has very good user reviews with an average user rating of 88%, based on 18 reviews.

The cheapest price that we could find for the MW535A in the US is $429.00 and in total we found 3 prices for it.

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In This Guide
Should You Buy a Benq Projector?
Is Benq the Best Projector Brand?
What Do the Benq Projector Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Benq Projectors Received?
How Reliable Are Benq Projectors?
What is the Best Mid-Range Benq Projector?
What is the Best High End Benq Projector?
What is the Best Budget Choice Benq Projector?

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