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Should You Buy a Philips Projector?

Matthew
Updated 29 May 2021
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should you buy a Philips Projector?

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

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 33,000 user and expert reviews and 730+ 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 $149 for the PicoPix Nano which has a noise level of 30dB, is a projector that has a very low contrast ratio and a projector that has a resolution of 640 x 360 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 $312.

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%
5,814 reviews
#2
Taiwan
92%
92%
3,747 reviews
#3
Taiwan
92%
92%
7,018 reviews
#4
Japan
91%
91%
648 reviews
#5
Taiwan
90%
90%
2,578 reviews
#6
NEC
Japan
88%
88%
112 reviews
#7
85%
85%
410 reviews
#8
Taiwan
84%
84%
1,728 reviews
#9
LG
South Korea
83%
83%
1,600 reviews
#10
United States
81%
81%
212 reviews
#11
Asus
Taiwan
80%
80%
319 reviews
#12
Kodak
77%
77%
176 reviews
#13
Anker
73%
73%
109 reviews
#14
Japan
71%
71%
52 reviews
#15
Netherlands
71%
71%
160 reviews
#16
71%
71%
42 reviews
#17
Taiwan
70%
70%
224 reviews
#18
Pyle Pro
68%
68%
24 reviews
#19
Irulu
68%
68%
5 reviews
#20
Japan
66%
66%
1 review
#21
3M
66%
66%
221 reviews
#22
DBPower
64%
64%
21 reviews
#23
UO
64%
64%
30 reviews
#24
AAXA Technologies
64%
64%
0 reviews
#25
ZTE
63%
63%
2 reviews
#26
Elmo
63%
63%
3 reviews
#27
XGIMI
62%
62%
56 reviews
#28
Japan
62%
62%
0 reviews
#29
Pyle
61%
61%
9 reviews
#30
Nebula
61%
61%
101 reviews
#31
Gigabyte
57%
57%
0 reviews
#32
Christie
57%
57%
0 reviews
#33
56%
56%
0 reviews
#34
Xiaomi
54%
54%
5 reviews
#35
Maxell
53%
53%
0 reviews
#36
Smart
53%
53%
1 review
#37
53%
53%
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

Philips have a number of great features including smart projector which sets them apart from the competition.

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. Philips projectors also tend to be cheaper than most other projector brands however they are still a less popular choice with consumers.

Philips have worse reviews than the typical projector brand, with the average rating of a Philips projector being 51%. 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
$1,440
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $24,499
Price Distribution of All Projectors
No. Of Projectors
Average Price
$312
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $15,499
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
1
4 stars
3
3 stars
13
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Philips logo

User Reviews

5 stars
49
4 stars
23
3 stars
15
2 stars
5
1 star
31
Philips has a lower proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its projectors than most other brands.

Over 24% of expert reviews and 59% of user reviews for Philips projectors are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 85% and 87% respectively across all Projector brands.

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
70%
42 reviews
71%
21 reviews
78%
41 reviews
67%
16 reviews
80%
1 review
Lydogbilde.no logo
81%
23 reviews
67%
9 reviews
78%
9 reviews
67%
6 reviews
85%
26 reviews
50%
6 reviews
projectorcentral.com logo
93%
19 reviews
94%
21 reviews
95%
15 reviews
87%
12 reviews
96%
8 reviews
hifitest.de logo
83%
24 reviews
81%
22 reviews
87%
3 reviews
79%
8 reviews
85%
6 reviews
Techradar logo
77%
18 reviews
78%
21 reviews
84%
9 reviews
70%
2 reviews
85%
8 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
77%
20 reviews
78%
17 reviews
83%
3 reviews
77%
9 reviews
91%
9 reviews
avforums.com logo
75%
20 reviews
74%
10 reviews
77%
3 reviews
67%
3 reviews
86%
9 reviews
benchmark.pl logo
89%
10 reviews
138%
17 reviews
88%
4 reviews
83%
3 reviews
100%
1 review
IT Reviews.com logo
64%
14 reviews
62%
9 reviews
74%
7 reviews
60%
3 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
87%
11 reviews
73%
8 reviews
67%
3 reviews
63%
7 reviews
100%
2 reviews
60%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
72%
10 reviews
92%
5 reviews
83%
6 reviews
67%
6 reviews
95%
4 reviews
whathifi.com logo
82%
9 reviews
82%
9 reviews
87%
3 reviews
60%
1 review
96%
9 reviews
homecinemachoice.com logo
83%
6 reviews
80%
8 reviews
90%
3 reviews
80%
5 reviews
94%
8 reviews
01net.com logo
82%
10 reviews
65%
4 reviews
60%
1 review
63%
6 reviews
78%
5 reviews
60%
2 reviews
CNET.com logo
66%
6 reviews
77%
4 reviews
72%
13 reviews
77%
4 reviews
audiovision.de logo
72%
9 reviews
74%
6 reviews
72%
1 review
72%
5 reviews
88%
4 reviews
audiovideohd.fr logo
82%
8 reviews
73%
6 reviews
90%
2 reviews
78%
6 reviews
90%
1 review
soundandvision.com logo
70%
5 reviews
78%
3 reviews
77%
4 reviews
73%
1 review
84%
10 reviews
lite-magazin.de logo
98%
18 reviews
97%
3 reviews
altomdata.dk logo
78%
6 reviews
83%
4 reviews
83%
3 reviews
82%
5 reviews
80%
2 reviews
Other Expert Sites
68%
222 reviews
72%
97 reviews
71%
96 reviews
70%
115 reviews
78%
73 reviews
52%
8 reviews
Average
79%
510 reviews
80%
301 reviews
80%
229 reviews
73%
222 reviews
88%
190 reviews
55%
17 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Philips Projectors Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 3 industry awards for Philips projectors. The table below compares the number of awards received by Philips to other popular projector brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Philips has won 3 awards for its projectors.

Compare all award winning projectors

Number of Awards Benq Optoma Epson Acer Sony Philips
projectorreviews.com logo
8
5
27
2
14
projectorcentral.com logo
11
13
13
6
7
avforums.com logo
12
6
2
9
Trusted Reviews logo
7
9
3
2
8
Lydogbilde.no logo
13
3
7
audiovision.de logo
7
5
1
6
4
homecinemachoice.com logo
4
6
3
2
6
altomdata.dk logo
4
2
3
6
2
PC Mag logo
2
15
soundandvision.com logo
3
2
3
1
8
Expert Reviews logo
3
4
3
1
4
ddworld.cz logo
11
4
Techradar logo
4
6
4
benchmark.pl logo
1
10
1
2
01net.com logo
6
1
3
3
whathifi.com logo
1
2
1
5
f1cd.ru logo
9
insideci.co.uk logo
2
7
Les Numeriques.com logo
5
1
2
elchapuzasinformatico.com logo
8
Other Expert Sites
53
12
28
19
11
3
Total
170
89
108
49
103
3

How Reliable Are Philips Projectors?

We checked over 33,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Philips projectors. 80% of reviews that mention reliability were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Philips projector owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

80% 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
playing games on PS4 big screen Sound is quite impressive as well surround sound built in by Dolby
amazon.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

Not very well built
Amazon

Features to Look Out For On Philips Projectors

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

Philips Smart Projector

Philips projectors that are smart projector include the Philips PicoPix Nano ($149) and the Philips NeoPix Ultra 2 ($400).

What is the Best Mid-Range Philips Projector?

Philips NeoPix Ultra 2

$399.99
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Philips NeoPix Ultra 2
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Philips NeoPix Ultra 2
25dB
30,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
1.31:1
THROW RATIO

A great mid range choice, priced at $399.99 is the Philips NeoPix Ultra 2, which has a Kagoo Score of 72.

Features We Love:
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) resolution
Quieter than average noise level (25dB)
Handheld remote control
Built-in speaker
Very long service life of lamp (30,000h)

A phenomenally quiet and good spec 1080p low contrast ratio data projector, with a low price. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and a Smart TV and supports full HD.

79
Features
Good Features
72
Value for Money
Good
72
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Philips NeoPix Ultra 2 Projector In-Depth Review!
Philips NeoPix Ultra 2 Projector In-Depth Review!
Philips Neopix Ultra 2 ? El Mejor Proyector Barato del 2021 que he Probado ? Review y Test
Philips Neopix Ultra 2 ? El Mejor Proyector Barato del 2021 que he Probado ? Review y Test
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Philips neopix ultra 2 npx642 review
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Philips NeoPix Ultra 2 (Unboxing) 4K
Philips NeoPix Ultra 2 (Unboxing) 4K

The cheapest price that we could find for the NeoPix Ultra 2 in the US is $399.99 but in total we found only 2 prices 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?
Features to Look Out For On Philips Projectors
Philips Smart Projector
What is the Best Mid-Range Philips Projector?

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