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Should You Buy a Benq Projector?

Matthew
Updated 25 January 2021
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should you buy a Benq Projector?

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 22,000 user and expert reviews and 640+ 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 mid-range and award winning projectors. Their projectors start at $219 for the MS535 which has a noise level of 32dB, is a projector that has a high contrast ratio and a projector that has a resolution of 800 x 600 (SVGA) and go up to $6,200 for the LK990 which has a noise level of 37dB, is a projector that has an ultra high contrast ratio and a projector that has a resolution of full hd. The average price of a new Benq projector is $1,043.

Benq are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range 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%
3,586 reviews
#2
Japan
93%
93%
580 reviews
#3
Taiwan
92%
92%
2,853 reviews
#4
Taiwan
90%
90%
4,631 reviews
#5
Taiwan
89%
89%
802 reviews
#6
NEC
Japan
88%
88%
80 reviews
#7
Taiwan
84%
84%
979 reviews
#8
83%
83%
179 reviews
#9
United States
82%
82%
191 reviews
#10
LG
South Korea
80%
80%
712 reviews
#11
Asus
Taiwan
78%
78%
264 reviews
#12
Anker
73%
73%
49 reviews
#13
Netherlands
71%
71%
115 reviews
#14
Japan
71%
71%
52 reviews
#15
Nebula
71%
71%
18 reviews
#16
70%
70%
39 reviews
#17
Kodak
70%
70%
21 reviews
#18
XGIMI
69%
69%
29 reviews
#19
Japan
67%
67%
1 review
#20
Taiwan
66%
66%
155 reviews
#21
DBPower
65%
65%
17 reviews
#22
UO
65%
65%
21 reviews
#23
Japan
64%
64%
0 reviews
#24
ZTE
64%
64%
2 reviews
#25
AAXA Technologies
64%
64%
0 reviews
#26
Celluon
63%
63%
3 reviews
#27
Elmo
63%
63%
3 reviews
#28
3M
62%
62%
108 reviews
#29
Pyle
62%
62%
7 reviews
#30
Christie
60%
60%
0 reviews
#31
Smart
59%
59%
1 review
#32
Gigabyte
58%
58%
0 reviews
#33
57%
57%
0 reviews
#34
57%
57%
0 reviews
#35
Xiaomi
55%
55%
1 review

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

Benq have better reviews than the typical projector brand, with the average rating of a Benq projector being 80%. Benq also have a number of great features including HDR compatible which sets them apart from the competition.

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.

There's a smaller selection of Benq projectors available compared to other projector brands, with only 54 Benq projectors currently on the market in the US. Benq projectors also tend to be cheaper than most other projector brands however they are still a less popular choice with consumers.

No. Of Projectors
Average Price
$1,440
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $16,999
Price Distribution of All Projectors
No. Of Projectors
Average Price
$1,043
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $18,499
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
164
4 stars
215
3 stars
49
2 stars
4
1 star
0
Benq logo

User Reviews

5 stars
2,670
4 stars
598
3 stars
228
2 stars
152
1 star
227
Benq has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews for its projectors than most other 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, solidly made and thoughtfully designed. Their projectors have also won 120+ awards.

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
Lydogbilde.no logo
81%
23 reviews
67%
9 reviews
61%
6 reviews
67%
6 reviews
85%
29 reviews
projectorcentral.com logo
93%
18 reviews
94%
19 reviews
96%
15 reviews
87%
12 reviews
95%
7 reviews
hifitest.de logo
83%
19 reviews
82%
17 reviews
87%
3 reviews
79%
8 reviews
85%
6 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
79%
16 reviews
78%
15 reviews
70%
3 reviews
77%
9 reviews
91%
9 reviews
Techradar logo
79%
13 reviews
80%
18 reviews
83%
10 reviews
70%
2 reviews
85%
8 reviews
avforums.com logo
74%
14 reviews
74%
10 reviews
80%
2 reviews
67%
3 reviews
86%
10 reviews
IT Reviews.com logo
64%
14 reviews
62%
9 reviews
74%
7 reviews
60%
3 reviews
whathifi.com logo
80%
7 reviews
82%
9 reviews
90%
4 reviews
60%
1 review
96%
9 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
69%
9 reviews
92%
5 reviews
80%
5 reviews
67%
6 reviews
95%
4 reviews
benchmark.pl logo
89%
8 reviews
87%
14 reviews
89%
3 reviews
87%
3 reviews
100%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
85%
8 reviews
73%
8 reviews
67%
3 reviews
63%
7 reviews
100%
2 reviews
01net.com logo
84%
10 reviews
64%
5 reviews
71%
2 reviews
63%
6 reviews
78%
5 reviews
homecinemachoice.com logo
83%
3 reviews
82%
5 reviews
83%
3 reviews
80%
5 reviews
93%
9 reviews
CNET.com logo
78%
4 reviews
80%
2 reviews
69%
12 reviews
77%
4 reviews
audiovision.de logo
72%
7 reviews
76%
4 reviews
72%
5 reviews
89%
5 reviews
altomdata.dk logo
78%
6 reviews
83%
3 reviews
87%
3 reviews
82%
6 reviews
80%
3 reviews
soundandvision.com logo
70%
4 reviews
73%
2 reviews
78%
5 reviews
73%
1 review
83%
9 reviews
audiovideohd.fr logo
83%
7 reviews
76%
5 reviews
100%
1 review
78%
6 reviews
90%
1 review
Chip.de logo
86%
4 reviews
87%
3 reviews
86%
1 review
85%
7 reviews
Other Expert Sites
69%
188 reviews
71%
82 reviews
70%
92 reviews
71%
103 reviews
74%
73 reviews
Average
79%
422 reviews
78%
265 reviews
76%
218 reviews
73%
216 reviews
87%
195 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Benq Projectors Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 128 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 received by 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
6
5
25
2
14
projectorcentral.com logo
10
12
14
6
6
Trusted Reviews logo
6
7
3
2
8
avforums.com logo
7
6
1
10
Lydogbilde.no logo
13
2
8
audiovision.de logo
5
4
1
6
5
homecinemachoice.com logo
2
5
3
2
7
PC Mag logo
3
15
1
soundandvision.com logo
2
1
4
1
8
altomdata.dk logo
3
2
3
5
1
Techradar logo
4
6
4
01net.com logo
6
1
3
3
ddworld.cz logo
7
4
1
Expert Reviews logo
2
4
1
1
4
benchmark.pl logo
1
8
1
2
insideci.co.uk logo
2
7
f1cd.ru logo
9
Digital Versus logo
2
1
1
3
Les Numeriques.com logo
3
1
2
elchapuzasinformatico.com logo
5
Other Expert Sites
35
10
31
13
10
Total
128
78
108
44
102

How Reliable Are Benq Projectors?

We checked over 22,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Benq projectors. over 190 of these reviews mention reliability of which 87% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Benq projector owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

87% 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

That's not to say the built in ones are bad
videogamesuncovered.com
the BenQ GP10 is certainly built for the comforts of your room
chip.com.my
the BenQ MH733 is sturdy all around
projectorreviews.com
The BenQ TK800 4K HDR projector is an immensely well made
hitechcentury.com
I am not going to go into detail on build quality on this as its all great quality
Amazon
While I am at it the built in speakers are fairly loud if need be
Amazon.com
The packaging is robust
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

Features to Look Out For On Benq Projectors

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Benq projectors that set them apart from the competition. These include HDR compatible.

Benq HDR Compatible

Benq projectors that are HDR compatible include the Benq W2700 ($2,190).

What is the Best Mid-Range Benq Projector?

Benq MW826ST

$599.99
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Benq MW826ST
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Benq MW826ST
WXGA
RESOLUTION
33dB
3,400 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
5,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
200W
LAMP POWER
$59
OVER 5 YEARS

A great mid range choice, priced at $599.99 is the Benq MW826ST, which has a Kagoo Score of 81.

Features We Love:
High contrast ratio (20000:1)
Supports 3D
Built-in speaker
Handheld remote control
Built-in display

A classic and remarkably economical to run WXGA average noise level projector, with a very good spec and a good price. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and a built-in display and supports 3D.

95
Reviews
7 Reviews
83
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Value for Money
Very Good
95
Running Costs
$59 Over 5 Years
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Benq MW826ST has superb user reviews with an average user rating of 91%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the MW826ST in the US is $599.99 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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What is the Best High End Benq Projector?

Benq W2700

$2,190.00
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Benq W2700
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Benq W2700
3840X2160
RESOLUTION
30dB
2,000 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
4,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
245W
LAMP POWER
$75
OVER 5 YEARS

If you're looking for a high end Benq projector then the Benq W2700 takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 79, but is a bit more expensive at $2,190.

Features We Love:
High contrast ratio (30000:1)
Quieter than average noise level (30dB)
Built-in speaker
Supports 3D
Handheld remote control

Purchasers report that this projector has good picture quality, brilliant colour saturation and it's good-looking. It's a positively reviewed and very economical to run quiet high contrast ratio projector, with a very good spec and a fair price. It supports 3D and full HD and has a built-in speaker and a handheld remote control.

96
Reviews
12 Reviews
82
Features
Fully-Featured
71
Value for Money
Good
84
Running Costs
$75 Over 5 Years
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Our review analysis indicates that Benq W2700 has terrific user reviews with an average user rating of 98%.

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The cheapest price that we could find for the W2700 in the US is $2,190.00 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice Benq Projector?

Benq MW535

$320.00
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Benq MW535
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Benq MW535
WXGA
RESOLUTION
32dB
3,600 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
5,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
210W
LAMP POWER
$57
OVER 5 YEARS

At only $320 and with a Kagoo Score of 84 the Benq MW535 makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
High contrast ratio (15000:1)
Quieter than average noise level (32dB)
Supports 3D
Built-in speaker
Handheld remote control

Multiple reviews mentioned that this multimedia projector has good picture quality, a good display but has bad sound quality. It's an extremely economical to run and excellently reviewed WXGA average noise level multimedia projector, with a cheap price and a very good spec. It has a built-in speaker and a handheld remote control, supports 3D and is ceiling mountable.

95
Reviews
19 Reviews
84
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Value for Money
Very Good
96
Running Costs
$57 Over 5 Years
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Owners report that Benq MW535 has great user reviews with an average user rating of 88%, based on 18 reviews.

User Review: BenQ MW535A 1080p Supported WXGA 3600 Lumens HDMI Vibrant Color Projector for Home...
User Review: BenQ MW535A 1080p Supported WXGA 3600 Lumens HDMI Vibrant Color Projector for Home...

The cheapest price that we could find for the MW535 in the US is $320.00 but in total we found only 1 price 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?
Features to Look Out For On Benq Projectors
Benq HDR Compatible
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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