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Should You Buy a Philips Projector?

Matthew
Updated 13 March 2021
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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 19,000 user and expert reviews and 570+ 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 $190 for the PPX2340 which has a noise level of ┬ždB, 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 $357.

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. 14 best projector brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Philips is the 14th best projector brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
3,587 reviews
#2
Japan
92%
92%
580 reviews
#3
Taiwan
91%
91%
2,844 reviews
#4
Taiwan
90%
90%
4,651 reviews
#5
Taiwan
89%
89%
818 reviews
#6
NEC
Japan
88%
88%
81 reviews
#7
Taiwan
84%
84%
988 reviews
#8
83%
83%
179 reviews
#9
United States
81%
81%
191 reviews
#10
LG
South Korea
80%
80%
712 reviews
#11
Asus
Taiwan
78%
78%
264 reviews
#12
Anker
74%
74%
58 reviews
#13
71%
71%
39 reviews
#14
Netherlands
71%
71%
115 reviews
#15
Japan
71%
71%
52 reviews
#16
Kodak
70%
70%
21 reviews
#17
XGIMI
69%
69%
29 reviews
#18
Nebula
68%
68%
9 reviews
#19
Taiwan
66%
66%
155 reviews
#20
Japan
66%
66%
1 review
#21
DBPower
65%
65%
17 reviews
#22
AAXA Technologies
64%
64%
0 reviews
#23
UO
64%
64%
21 reviews
#24
ZTE
63%
63%
2 reviews
#25
Celluon
63%
63%
3 reviews
#26
Elmo
63%
63%
3 reviews
#27
3M
62%
62%
108 reviews
#28
Japan
62%
62%
0 reviews
#29
Pyle
61%
61%
7 reviews
#30
Christie
59%
59%
0 reviews
#31
Smart
58%
58%
1 review
#32
Gigabyte
57%
57%
0 reviews
#33
57%
57%
0 reviews
#34
56%
56%
0 reviews
#35
Xiaomi
54%
54%
1 review

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 $357, Philips projectors tend to be cheaper than most other projector brands. Philips also 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 5 Philips projectors currently on the market in the US. Philips also have worse reviews than the typical projector brand, with the average rating of a Philips projector being 52%.

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 $22,999
Price Distribution of All Projectors
No. Of Projectors
Average Price
$357
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $18,499
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
1
3 stars
7
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Philips logo

User Reviews

5 stars
38
4 stars
17
3 stars
12
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 brands.

Over 22% 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.

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
64%
5 reviews
67%
6 reviews
85%
29 reviews
50%
3 reviews
projectorcentral.com logo
93%
18 reviews
94%
19 reviews
96%
15 reviews
87%
12 reviews
95%
7 reviews
hifitest.de logo
83%
20 reviews
82%
17 reviews
85%
2 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
77%
14 reviews
80%
18 reviews
83%
10 reviews
70%
2 reviews
85%
8 reviews
avforums.com logo
74%
14 reviews
74%
9 reviews
80%
3 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
85%
4 reviews
60%
1 review
96%
9 reviews
benchmark.pl logo
89%
8 reviews
87%
14 reviews
89%
4 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
60%
1 review
01net.com logo
84%
10 reviews
64%
5 reviews
71%
2 reviews
63%
6 reviews
78%
5 reviews
60%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
69%
9 reviews
92%
5 reviews
80%
4 reviews
67%
6 reviews
95%
4 reviews
CNET.com logo
78%
4 reviews
80%
2 reviews
75%
15 reviews
77%
4 reviews
homecinemachoice.com logo
83%
3 reviews
82%
5 reviews
80%
2 reviews
80%
5 reviews
93%
9 reviews
audiovision.de logo
72%
7 reviews
76%
4 reviews
84%
1 review
72%
5 reviews
89%
5 reviews
altomdata.dk logo
78%
6 reviews
83%
3 reviews
80%
3 reviews
82%
6 reviews
80%
3 reviews
audiovideohd.fr logo
83%
7 reviews
76%
5 reviews
85%
2 reviews
78%
6 reviews
90%
1 review
soundandvision.com logo
70%
4 reviews
73%
2 reviews
77%
4 reviews
73%
1 review
83%
9 reviews
lite-magazin.de logo
96%
13 reviews
97%
3 reviews
Other Expert Sites
69%
180 reviews
72%
85 reviews
69%
90 reviews
71%
107 reviews
74%
73 reviews
55%
4 reviews
Average
79%
425 reviews
77%
264 reviews
79%
217 reviews
73%
216 reviews
87%
195 reviews
56%
9 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 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 1 award for its projectors.

Compare all award winning projectors

Number of Awards Benq Optoma Epson Acer Sony Philips
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
2
10
Lydogbilde.no logo
13
3
8
audiovision.de logo
5
4
1
6
5
PC Mag logo
3
15
1
homecinemachoice.com logo
2
5
2
2
7
soundandvision.com logo
2
1
3
1
8
altomdata.dk logo
3
2
3
5
1
Techradar logo
4
6
4
01net.com logo
6
1
3
3
Expert Reviews logo
2
4
1
1
4
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
elchapuzasinformatico.com logo
6
Digital Versus logo
2
1
3
Other Expert Sites
35
10
36
13
10
1
Total
129
78
112
44
102
1

How Reliable Are Philips Projectors?

We checked over 19,000 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
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 good spec and bargain price 1080p low contrast ratio projector. 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 ? 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
Philips neopix ultra 2 npx642 review
Philips neopix ultra 2 npx642 review
Home Theatre-Philips NeoPix Ultra 2 NPX642 Smart Full HD Projector Unboxing
Home Theatre-Philips NeoPix Ultra 2 NPX642 Smart Full HD Projector Unboxing
Philips NeoPix Ultra 2 Projector In-Depth Review!
Philips NeoPix Ultra 2 Projector In-Depth Review!
Philips NeoPix Ultra 2 (Unboxing) 4K
Philips NeoPix Ultra 2 (Unboxing) 4K
Philips Neopix Ultra 2 Unboxing
Philips Neopix Ultra 2 Unboxing
Philips Neopix Ultra 2TV Unboxing
Philips Neopix Ultra 2TV Unboxing

The cheapest price that we could find for the NeoPix Ultra 2 in the US is $399.99 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice Philips Projector?

Philips PicoPix Nano

$149.00
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Philips PicoPix Nano
Buy Now
Philips PicoPix Nano
640 X 360
RESOLUTION
30dB
100 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
30,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE

At only $149 and with a Kagoo Score of 74 the Philips PicoPix Nano makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Quieter than average noise level (30dB)
Built-in speaker
Very long service life of lamp (30,000h)
Supports Wi-Fi
Supports full HD

A projector native resolution and fully featured quiet very low contrast ratio data projector, with ok reviews and a cheap price. It has a built-in speaker and a service life of lamp of 30,000h and supports full HD and Wi-Fi.

80
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Value for Money
Very Good
74
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Our review analysis indicates that Philips PicoPix Nano has below average user reviews with an average user rating of 60%.

Micro Projector Philips PicoPix NANO PPX120 P Mini DLP / Unboxing, Testing
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Philips PicoPix Nano Unboxing
Philips PicoPix Nano Unboxing

The cheapest price that we could find for the PicoPix Nano in the US is $149.00 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?
What is the Best Budget Choice Philips Projector?

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