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Should You Buy a Philips Projector?

Matthew
Updated 12 September 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 31,000 user and expert reviews and 720+ 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 $315.

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. 12 best projector brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Philips is the 12th best projector brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
4,579 reviews
#2
Taiwan
94%
94%
4,018 reviews
#3
Taiwan
92%
92%
7,082 reviews
#4
Japan
91%
91%
631 reviews
#5
Taiwan
90%
90%
2,330 reviews
#6
Taiwan
86%
86%
2,152 reviews
#7
85%
85%
410 reviews
#8
LG
South Korea
84%
84%
1,671 reviews
#9
NEC
Japan
83%
83%
113 reviews
#10
Asus
Taiwan
81%
81%
320 reviews
#11
United States
79%
79%
212 reviews
#12
Netherlands
75%
75%
169 reviews
#13
Japan
74%
74%
52 reviews
#14
Kodak
74%
74%
362 reviews
#15
73%
73%
42 reviews
#16
Taiwan
71%
71%
224 reviews
#17
Anker
70%
70%
217 reviews
#18
Pyle
68%
68%
9 reviews
#19
Pyle Pro
68%
68%
24 reviews
#20
3M
67%
67%
221 reviews
#21
Japan
67%
67%
1 review
#22
DBPower
65%
65%
21 reviews
#23
Japan
64%
64%
0 reviews
#24
AAXA Technologies
64%
64%
0 reviews
#25
Elmo
63%
63%
3 reviews
#26
ZTE
63%
63%
2 reviews
#27
XGIMI
62%
62%
56 reviews
#28
UO
62%
62%
4 reviews
#29
Xiaomi
62%
62%
6 reviews
#30
Nebula
61%
61%
10 reviews
#31
Christie
57%
57%
0 reviews
#32
Gigabyte
57%
57%
0 reviews
#33
57%
57%
0 reviews
#34
56%
56%
0 reviews
#35
Maxell
54%
54%
0 reviews
#36
Smart
53%
53%
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

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 8 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 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 $24,499
Price Distribution of All Projectors
No. Of Projectors
Average Price
$315
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $19,499
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
2
4 stars
3
3 stars
13
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Philips logo

User Reviews

5 stars
52
4 stars
26
3 stars
17
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 28% of expert reviews and 60% of user reviews for Philips projectors are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 85% and 86% respectively across all Projector brands.

Purchasers of Philips projectors frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use, and they have won a total of 3 awards.

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%
31 reviews
72%
23 reviews
78%
40 reviews
68%
16 reviews
80%
1 review
Lydogbilde.no logo
82%
16 reviews
67%
9 reviews
77%
8 reviews
67%
6 reviews
85%
26 reviews
50%
6 reviews
projectorcentral.com logo
95%
11 reviews
94%
21 reviews
95%
15 reviews
87%
11 reviews
96%
8 reviews
hifitest.de logo
80%
19 reviews
82%
19 reviews
90%
3 reviews
79%
8 reviews
85%
6 reviews
Techradar logo
80%
12 reviews
78%
21 reviews
85%
11 reviews
70%
2 reviews
85%
8 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
77%
12 reviews
78%
17 reviews
80%
4 reviews
77%
9 reviews
82%
11 reviews
avforums.com logo
77%
15 reviews
74%
10 reviews
77%
3 reviews
67%
3 reviews
86%
9 reviews
benchmark.pl logo
89%
10 reviews
138%
17 reviews
90%
4 reviews
83%
3 reviews
100%
1 review
homecinemachoice.com logo
85%
6 reviews
80%
8 reviews
93%
3 reviews
80%
5 reviews
94%
8 reviews
whathifi.com logo
80%
6 reviews
82%
9 reviews
85%
4 reviews
60%
1 review
96%
9 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
85%
8 reviews
71%
7 reviews
73%
3 reviews
63%
7 reviews
100%
2 reviews
60%
1 review
CNET.com logo
59%
4 reviews
77%
4 reviews
69%
13 reviews
77%
4 reviews
audiovision.de logo
72%
9 reviews
74%
6 reviews
72%
5 reviews
88%
4 reviews
01net.com logo
90%
4 reviews
64%
5 reviews
70%
2 reviews
68%
5 reviews
78%
5 reviews
60%
2 reviews
soundandvision.com logo
67%
4 reviews
78%
3 reviews
77%
4 reviews
73%
1 review
84%
10 reviews
IT Reviews.com logo
65%
4 reviews
62%
9 reviews
74%
7 reviews
60%
2 reviews
audiovideohd.fr logo
83%
6 reviews
74%
7 reviews
95%
2 reviews
78%
6 reviews
90%
1 review
altomdata.dk logo
78%
6 reviews
83%
4 reviews
85%
4 reviews
82%
5 reviews
80%
2 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
90%
2 reviews
90%
4 reviews
80%
5 reviews
67%
6 reviews
95%
4 reviews
lite-magazin.de logo
98%
16 reviews
97%
3 reviews
Other Expert Sites
68%
165 reviews
72%
100 reviews
72%
96 reviews
69%
109 reviews
78%
73 reviews
55%
9 reviews
Average
80%
366 reviews
80%
303 reviews
81%
231 reviews
73%
213 reviews
87%
192 reviews
56%
18 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
5
5
26
2
14
projectorcentral.com logo
7
13
13
5
7
avforums.com logo
11
6
2
9
Trusted Reviews logo
4
11
3
2
8
audiovision.de logo
7
5
6
4
homecinemachoice.com logo
4
6
3
2
6
Lydogbilde.no logo
10
2
7
altomdata.dk logo
4
2
4
6
2
PC Mag logo
3
15
soundandvision.com logo
2
2
3
1
8
benchmark.pl logo
1
10
1
2
Techradar logo
2
6
1
4
ddworld.cz logo
9
4
Les Numeriques.com logo
5
3
2
2
01net.com logo
3
1
1
3
3
Expert Reviews logo
1
3
2
1
4
whathifi.com logo
1
2
1
5
insideci.co.uk logo
2
7
elchapuzasinformatico.com logo
8
audiovideohd.fr logo
3
1
1
1
Other Expert Sites
51
11
28
18
11
3
Total
138
94
108
49
103
3

How Reliable Are Philips Projectors?

We checked over 31,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Philips projectors. 83% of reviews that mention reliability were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Philips projector owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

83% 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
seems to be robust
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 NeoPix Ultra 2 ($299) and the Philips PicoPix Nano ($149).

What is the Best Mid-Range Philips Projector?

Philips NeoPix Ultra 2

$299.00
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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 $299 is the Philips NeoPix Ultra 2, which has a Kagoo Score of 81.

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 stunningly quiet and critically acclaimed 1080p low contrast ratio data projector, with a fair price and a very good spec. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and a Smart TV and supports full HD. Multiple reviews mentioned that it has good picture quality.

88
Reviews
1 Review
83
Features
Fully-Featured
74
Popularity
Quite Popular
83
Value for Money
Very Good
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Philips NeoPix Ultra 2 has great expert reviews with an average expert rating of 85%.

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The cheapest price that we could find for the NeoPix Ultra 2 in the US is $299.00 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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What is the Best High End Philips Projector?

Philips PicoPix Max One

$499.00
Adorama
Philips PicoPix Max One
Buy Now
Philips PicoPix Max One
42dB
30,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE

If you're looking for a high end Philips projector then the Philips PicoPix Max One takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 74, but is a bit more expensive at $499.

Features We Love:
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) resolution
Handheld remote control
Built-in speaker
Very long service life of lamp (30,000h)
Smart TV

A low cost and fully featured 1080p fairly noisy multimedia projector. It has a handheld remote control, a built-in speaker and a Smart TV and supports full HD.

80
Features
Fully-Featured
78
Value for Money
Very Good
74
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Philips PicoPix Max One Unboxing
Philips PicoPix Max One Unboxing

The cheapest price that we could find for the PicoPix Max One in the US is $499.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice Philips Projector?

Philips PPX320

$269.99
Adorama
Philips PPX320
Buy Now
Philips PPX320
540P
RESOLUTION
37dB
150 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
30,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE

At only $269.99 and with a Kagoo Score of 80 the Philips PPX320 makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Very long service life of lamp (30,000h)
Built-in speaker
Supports full HD
Card reader integrated
Supports Wi-Fi

Multiple reviews mentioned that this projector has good picture quality, it's easy to use but it has bad sound quality. It's an award winning and fully featured 540p average noise level projector, with a good price. It has a built-in speaker and a card reader integrated and supports full HD and Wi-Fi.

91
Reviews
9 Reviews + 1 Award
83
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Value for Money
Very Good
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Philips PPX320 has good expert reviews and good user reviews with 83% of buyers recommending this multimedia projector to others.

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The cheapest price that we could find for the PPX320 in the US is $269.99 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?
Features to Look Out For On Philips Projectors
Philips Smart Projector
What is the Best Mid-Range Philips Projector?
What is the Best High End Philips Projector?
What is the Best Budget Choice Philips Projector?

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