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Should You Buy a Benq Projector?

Matthew
Updated 28 May 2020
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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 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 mid-range and award winning projectors. Their projectors start at $261 for the MS535A 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 $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 $1,298.

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. 3 best projector brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Benq is the 3rd best projector brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
3,585 reviews
#2
Taiwan
94%
94%
2,816 reviews
#3
Taiwan
92%
92%
4,596 reviews
#4
Japan
92%
92%
576 reviews
#5
Taiwan
90%
90%
784 reviews
#6
Taiwan
86%
86%
972 reviews
#7
84%
84%
165 reviews
#8
Asus
Taiwan
83%
83%
258 reviews
#9
LG
South Korea
82%
82%
701 reviews
#10
United States
81%
81%
194 reviews
#11
NEC
Japan
81%
81%
81 reviews
#12
Taiwan
74%
74%
154 reviews
#13
74%
74%
39 reviews
#14
Gigabyte
73%
73%
347 reviews
#15
XGIMI
70%
70%
29 reviews
#16
Pyle Pro
69%
69%
19 reviews
#17
Pyle
67%
67%
7 reviews
#18
Anker
67%
67%
54 reviews
#19
Japan
67%
67%
40 reviews
#20
Kodak
67%
67%
1 review
#21
3M
67%
67%
108 reviews
#22
Japan
66%
66%
1 review
#23
Netherlands
65%
65%
111 reviews
#24
AAXA Technologies
65%
65%
0 reviews
#25
DBPower
65%
65%
17 reviews
#26
ZTE
64%
64%
2 reviews
#27
Japan
64%
64%
0 reviews
#28
Celluon
63%
63%
3 reviews
#29
Doogee
63%
63%
13 reviews
#30
UO
63%
63%
21 reviews
#31
Nebula
62%
62%
9 reviews
#32
Christie
58%
58%
0 reviews
#33
57%
57%
0 reviews
#34
57%
57%
0 reviews
#35
Xiaomi
55%
55%
1 review
#36
54%
54%
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
$1,228
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $21,499
Price Distribution of All Projectors
No. Of Projectors
Average Price
$1,298
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $19,499
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
160
4 stars
218
3 stars
50
2 stars
4
1 star
0
Benq logo

User Reviews

5 stars
2,681
4 stars
583
3 stars
226
2 stars
159
1 star
226
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, nicely designed and solidly made. 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
70%
41 reviews
71%
21 reviews
78%
38 reviews
68%
17 reviews
80%
1 review
projectorcentral.com logo
93%
18 reviews
95%
20 reviews
96%
15 reviews
87%
12 reviews
95%
7 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
81%
23 reviews
67%
9 reviews
64%
5 reviews
67%
6 reviews
85%
29 reviews
hifitest.de logo
83%
19 reviews
82%
18 reviews
83%
3 reviews
79%
7 reviews
85%
6 reviews
Techradar logo
78%
12 reviews
80%
18 reviews
84%
10 reviews
70%
2 reviews
85%
8 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
78%
15 reviews
79%
14 reviews
83%
3 reviews
77%
9 reviews
91%
9 reviews
avforums.com logo
74%
14 reviews
74%
10 reviews
70%
2 reviews
67%
3 reviews
86%
10 reviews
IT Reviews.com logo
64%
14 reviews
62%
9 reviews
74%
7 reviews
60%
3 reviews
benchmark.pl logo
89%
8 reviews
87%
15 reviews
89%
3 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
80%
5 reviews
67%
6 reviews
95%
4 reviews
01net.com logo
84%
10 reviews
64%
5 reviews
71%
2 reviews
63%
6 reviews
78%
5 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
85%
8 reviews
73%
8 reviews
73%
3 reviews
63%
7 reviews
100%
2 reviews
homecinemachoice.com logo
83%
3 reviews
82%
5 reviews
87%
3 reviews
80%
5 reviews
93%
9 reviews
CNET.com logo
77%
4 reviews
80%
2 reviews
71%
14 reviews
77%
4 reviews
audiovision.de logo
72%
7 reviews
76%
4 reviews
70%
1 review
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
80%
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
lite-magazin.de logo
98%
12 reviews
97%
3 reviews
Other Expert Sites
69%
180 reviews
71%
86 reviews
70%
89 reviews
72%
106 reviews
74%
74 reviews
Average
79%
421 reviews
78%
268 reviews
79%
217 reviews
73%
215 reviews
87%
196 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Benq Projectors Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 124 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
5
5
25
2
14
projectorcentral.com logo
10
13
14
6
6
Trusted Reviews logo
5
7
3
2
8
Lydogbilde.no logo
13
3
8
avforums.com logo
7
6
1
10
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
Techradar logo
4
6
4
01net.com logo
6
1
3
3
altomdata.dk logo
3
2
2
5
1
Expert Reviews logo
2
4
2
1
4
benchmark.pl logo
1
8
1
2
ddworld.cz logo
7
4
f1cd.ru logo
9
insideci.co.uk logo
2
7
Les Numeriques.com logo
3
1
2
Digital Versus logo
2
1
3
lite-magazin.de logo
4
1
Other Expert Sites
34
10
29
11
10
Total
124
79
105
43
102

How Reliable Are Benq Projectors?

We checked over 21,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Benq projectors. over 170 of these reviews mention reliability of which 86% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Benq projector owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

86% 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 MH733 is sturdy all around
projectorreviews.com
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 TK800 4K HDR projector is an immensely well made
hitechcentury.com
so far it has been reliable
Amazon.com
well built
amazon.co.uk
Built in speaker sound is good enough
Amazon

NOT RELIABLE

whose reliability I was concerned with
Amazon.com
it is not rugged for a lot of rough travel
Amazon
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

$1,599.10
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Benq W1210ST
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Benq W1210ST
1080P
RESOLUTION
29dB
2,200 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
3,500h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
240W
LAMP POWER
$59
OVER 5 YEARS

A great mid range choice, priced at $1,599.10 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

Multiple reviews mentioned that this data projector has excellent 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
81
Features
Fully-Featured
67
Value for Money
Good
89
Running Costs
$59 Over 5 Years
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Our review analysis indicates that Benq W1210ST has great expert reviews and superb user reviews with an average overall rating of 91%, based on 28 reviews.

enostech.com Must Have
HEXUS.net Approved
Bit-Tech.net Exceptional
elchapuzasinformatico.com Gold
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BenQ W1210ST test Projektora gamingowego dla graczy
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BenQ 1080p Gaming Short Throw Projector Unboxing W1210ST
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VSReview #54: Proyector Gaming W1210ST BenQ
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BenQ W1210ST Projector Test: Call Of Duty Infinite Warfare Xbox One
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BenQ W1210ST Projector Test: Resident Evil 7 Xbox One
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Review proyector BENQ W1210ST : 100 pulgadas para gaming y series sin ser millonario:
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BenQ W1210ST Home Projector vs. Other Projector - Low Input Lag Test
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BenQ W1210ST Proyector Opiniones, Se nota con videojuegos su gran velocidad de movimiento
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BenQ W1210ST Home Projector vs. TV - Low Input Lag Test
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100 pulgadas para gaming y series sin ser millonario: Review BENQ W1210ST
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BenQ W1210ST Short Throw Projector Testing
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BenQ Gaming Projector Review Home Cinema W1210ST 1080 HD
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BenQ W1210ST Input Lag Test
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BenQ W1210ST Short Throw Projecter Input Lag Testing
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BenQ W1210ST Gaming Home Cinema Projector| Review | Spece | Price
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Benq W1210ST Projector focus test
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What is the Best High End Benq Projector?

Benq TK800M

$920.19
SurplusByDesign
Benq TK800M
Buy Now
Benq TK800M
3840X2160
RESOLUTION
33dB
3,000 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
4,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
240W
LAMP POWER
$67
OVER 5 YEARS

If you're looking for a high end Benq projector then the Benq TK800M takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 81, but is a bit more expensive at $920.19.

Features We Love:
3840 x 2160 (4K) resolution
Supports 3D
Built-in speaker
Handheld remote control
Supports full HD

A very economical to run and multi award winning average noise level medium contrast ratio multimedia projector, with a very good spec and a good price. It supports 3D and full HD and has a built-in speaker and a handheld remote control. Multiple reviews mentioned that this multimedia projector has good picture quality, colour saturation and it's good-looking.

92
Reviews
165 Reviews + 11 Awards
82
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Value for Money
Very Good
85
Running Costs
$66 Over 5 Years
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Purchasers report that Benq TK800M has great expert reviews and good user reviews with 92% of buyers recommending this data projector to others.

homecinemachoice.com Recommended
techarp.com Reviewer's Choice
Digitaltrends.com Editor's Choice
topnewreview.com Recommended
chip.com.my Editor's Choice
projectorcentral.com Highly Rated
altomdata.dk Recommended
technopat.net Editor's Choice
elchapuzasinformatico.com Gold
audiovision.de Recommended
prad.de Good
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What is the Best Budget Choice Benq Projector?

Benq MW535A

$349.00
Adorama
Benq MW535A
Buy Now
Benq MW535A
WXGA
RESOLUTION
32dB
3,600 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
5,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
210W
LAMP POWER
$52
OVER 5 YEARS

At only $349 and with a Kagoo Score of 86 the Benq MW535A 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

The top scoring projector under $500, with a very good spec and an affordable price. It has a built-in speaker and a handheld remote control, supports 3D and is ceiling mountable. Purchasers report that it has good picture quality, a good display but has bad sound quality.

95
Reviews
19 Reviews
85
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Popularity
Quite Popular
85
Value for Money
Very Good
96
Running Costs
$51 Over 5 Years
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Benq MW535A has great 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 $349.00 and in total we found 4 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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