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Should You Buy a Philips Projector?

Updated 18 December 2019 by Matthew
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should you buy a Philips Projector?

Philips is well known for its TVs, irons, PC monitors and fryers.

If you are thinking about buying a Philips projector then our handy guide provides you with all the key info at a glance. Our objective, impartial comparison of projector brands is compiled by analysing over 21,000 user and expert reviews and 670+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 2,600 projectors.

Philips are recognised for their good selection of popular projectors and start at $170 for the PPX2330 which has a noise level of 25dB, is a projector that has a low contrast ratio and a projector that has a resolution of 640 x 360 (nHD) and go up to $500 for the PPX4935 which has a noise level of 28dB, is a projector that has a very high contrast ratio and a projector that has a resolution of 1280 x 720 (720p). The average price of a new Philips projector is $317.

Philips are recognised for their good selection of popular projectors.

Is Philips the Best Projector Brand?

So are Philips 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.

Philips is ranked the No. 15 best projector brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Philips is the 15th best projector brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
3,587 reviews
#2
Taiwan
94%
94%
2,820 reviews
#3
Japan
93%
93%
576 reviews
#4
Taiwan
92%
92%
4,610 reviews
#5
Taiwan
91%
91%
742 reviews
#6
Taiwan
87%
87%
957 reviews
#7
LG
South Korea
82%
82%
688 reviews
#8
82%
82%
163 reviews
#9
NEC
Japan
82%
82%
79 reviews
#10
Asus
Taiwan
80%
80%
258 reviews
#11
United States
80%
80%
194 reviews
#12
77%
77%
38 reviews
#13
Taiwan
74%
74%
154 reviews
#14
Gigabyte
73%
73%
338 reviews
#15
Netherlands
70%
70%
111 reviews
#16
Japan
70%
70%
40 reviews
#17
Irulu
68%
68%
5 reviews
#18
Japan
68%
68%
1 review
#19
AAXA Technologies
67%
67%
0 reviews
#20
Anker
67%
67%
53 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
Celluon
63%
63%
3 reviews
#28
3M
62%
62%
108 reviews
#29
Pyle
62%
62%
1 review
#30
Japan
62%
62%
0 reviews
#31
Nebula
60%
60%
8 reviews
#32
Christie
58%
58%
0 reviews
#33
58%
58%
0 reviews
#34
57%
57%
0 reviews
#35
Xiaomi
55%
55%
1 review
#36
55%
55%
0 reviews
#37
Kodak
54%
54%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Philips 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
Philips Projectors

At an average purchase price of $317, Philips projectors tend to be cheaper than most other projector brands. Philips also have better reviews than the typical projector brand, with the average rating of a Philips projector being 52%.

There's a smaller selection of Philips projectors available compared to other projector brands, with only 4 Philips projectors currently on the market in the US. When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Philips projector is $12 (based on a person typically using a projector for 5 hours per week), which makes them less efficient than most other projector brands.

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
$317
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $17,499
Price Distribution of Philips Projectors

What Do the Philips Projector Reviews Say?

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

Philips logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
0
4 stars
1
3 stars
7
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Philips logo

User Reviews

5 stars
37
4 stars
17
3 stars
11
2 stars
4
1 star
23
Philips has a lower proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its projectors than most other projector brands.

Over 13% of expert reviews and 59% of user reviews for Philips projectors are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 84% and 88% respectively across all Projector brands.

Looking at just the expert reviews, in the table below we compare the average review score given to Philips 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 Philips
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
56%
5 reviews
67%
6 reviews
85%
29 reviews
50%
3 reviews
projectorcentral.com logo
93%
19 reviews
95%
20 reviews
96%
15 reviews
87%
12 reviews
95%
7 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
Les Numeriques.com logo
85%
8 reviews
73%
8 reviews
73%
3 reviews
63%
7 reviews
100%
2 reviews
60%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
69%
9 reviews
92%
5 reviews
84%
5 reviews
67%
6 reviews
95%
4 reviews
01net.com logo
82%
9 reviews
64%
5 reviews
60%
1 review
63%
6 reviews
78%
5 reviews
60%
1 review
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
46%
3 reviews
Average
79%
421 reviews
78%
268 reviews
81%
222 reviews
73%
215 reviews
87%
196 reviews
54%
8 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Philips Projectors Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 1 industry award for a Philips projector. The table below compares the number of awards given to Philips to other popular projector brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Philips has won 1 award for its projectors.

Compare all award winning projectors

Number of Awards Benq Optoma Epson Acer Sony Philips
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
1
Total
125
79
109
43
102
1

How Reliable Are Philips Projectors?

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

86% of reviewers think Philips projectors are reliable.

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

RELIABLE

well made
Amazon
with built in WiFi it can stream online content which is really handy
amazon.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

Not very well built
Amazon

What is the Best Mid-Range Philips Projector?

Philips PPX4935

$500.00
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Philips PPX4935
720P
RESOLUTION
28dB
350 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
1.47:1
THROW RATIO

A great mid range choice, priced at $500 is the Philips PPX4935, which has a Kagoo Score of 74.

Features We Love:
Quieter than average noise level (28dB)
Very high contrast ratio (100000:1)
Built-in speaker
Handheld remote control
Card reader integrated

A classic and good spec 720p very high contrast ratio projector, with an astoundingly quiet 28dB noise level and a low price. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and a card reader integrated and supports Wi-Fi. Purchasers report that it has good picture quality, it's easy to carry around and use.

86
Reviews
22 Reviews
79
Features
Good Features
74
Value for Money
Good
74
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Multiple reviews mentioned that Philips PPX4935 has great user reviews but below average expert reviews with an average overall rating of 68%, based on 22 reviews.

The cheapest price that we could find for the PPX4935 in the US is $500.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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

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