Looking for a good projector for less than 150€? You can get the rather stylish BlitzWolf BW V2 1080P projector for €124.97 at Banggood with the voucher BGCGHD023.
- Voucher: BGCGHD023
- 300 ANSI lumen -> sufficient brightness
- 1080p resolution
- keystone correction
- Android 9 operating system
Almost everything is available from the BlitzWolf brand, which is sold in the China shops exclusively via Banggood. Here the brand name has been given to a projector, and since it is available in an attractive price range, we wanted to at least take a look at it ourselves.
Above all, the Blitzwolf BW-V2 is cheap. Those who are willing to spend a little more can take a look at the XGIMI Elfin, a portable projector with battery for €499 or even the Xiaomi Mijia 4K 1S short-throw projector for around €1,300.
BlitzWolf BW V2 Review, Specs & Price
- BlitzWolf BW-V2 full HD projector
- at Banggood for €124.97 (voucher: BGCGHD023 | incl. shipping)
Info on shipping: Banggood exceptionally ships this offer from the American warehouse to Germany. With the shipping costs incurred, the price is then €168. The price for shipping from Hong Kong is around €175.
- Technical data table
|resolution||Full HD / 1920 x 1080p|
|brightness||300 ANSI lumens|
|connections||HDMI, USB, 3.5mm audio|
|operating systems||Android 9|
|speaker||2x 5 watts|
|WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS||2.4/5GHz|
Packaging And Accessories
When you open the box you will find the projector and some accessories packed in thick foam. That’s good; With proper handling, nothing can actually come to harm here. The “accessories” don’t really deserve the name, it’s just the remote control, power cord and instructions. It’s all part of the projector somehow.
However, there is an additional supplement in the form of a small tripod. This is not necessary and in most cases you will not need it. I can only imagine that you can get by with it when there is really little space for the projector and you need a little less space due to the tripod. However, the projector is then also much more wobbly.
The remote control uses two AAA batteries, which is not surprising. Unfortunately, the included cable has a Chinese Type A plug. But that can be easily solved with an adapter, or you can simply use a cable with a German plug. It is simply a two-pole power cable that you may already have at home.
Design And Processing
The projector looks surprisingly good and by no means cheap. The front with gray fabric and the white housing can be seen on many models, but that doesn’t have to be bad. But I’m a bit undecided about the carrying handle made of imitation leather. Yes, you can use it to lift the projector, but it’s not really necessary, you don’t carry the projector around that often. And I personally don’t find the handle particularly nice either.
When it comes to processing, you notice the low price a little more, because the projector is very light. The plastic case feels like plastic feels. At least there are hardly any gaps, and the connections on the back also look reasonable.
And speaking of ports, here we have an HDMI input, a USB-A connector and the audio port. This is just the bare minimum, but it is sufficient for most users.
Bright and sharp picture
Overall I am very satisfied with the picture quality. As mentioned, the resolution is Full HD, but videos up to 4K are supported and can be played back with a reduced resolution. The brightness is specified as 300 ANSI lumens. That may not sound like much, but I’m pleasantly surprised here. It may be due to the time of year, but I was able to use the projector during the day without any problems. During the short test period, however, it was mostly cloudy and there was almost never any direct sunlight.
But you don’t have to make science out of it either. In bright sunlight you can see much less, but after sunset you have no problems (you should of course turn off the light). If you draw the curtains during the day, you can still watch wonderful films on the Blitzwolf projector.
Android 9 operating system
According to the description, the device runs Android 9. That’s a bit older, but not that uncommon for projectors (many models still come with Android 6). There is a dedicated interface that gives access to some pre-installed video apps like Netflix, Prime Video and YouTube right from the home screen. This works well so far, but the applications are not optimized for operation via remote control. You can help yourself here with a mouse pointer, which you control with the remote control; just like the on-screen keyboard for entering account data, this never really feels good.
Alternatively, as always, you can also connect an external device via the HDMI slot and simply play everything over it. This is imperative on other devices with even worse apps, but even here it’s my preferred option.
Where we are with connected devices, I also want to briefly touch on gaming. This is of course also possible on the projector. A question that is often asked at this point is about the input lag, i.e. the delay between the input and its implementation on the screen. I didn’t notice any annoying lag here and played without any problems. Competitive online players may find they would like a few milliseconds less lag, but that’s hard for me to judge. I haven’t had any problems with it myself.
Speakers And Fans
I like the sound of the two 5-watt speakers and it’s still in the upper range for a projector in this price range. The low frequency (bass) is maybe a bit weak, but otherwise the sound is clean and doesn’t bother me at all. There is an audio port to connect other speakers, but I don’t use that feature.
What bothers me more is the fan built into the projector. That’s not necessarily due to the volume, but to a high – I don’t even know how to describe it – rattling? clacking? It doesn’t sound alarming and also doesn’t sound like a defect, but there’s just a slightly unpleasant noise, as if the fan wasn’t perfectly processed. Admittedly, it is not very loud and is usually drowned out by the speakers, but for me it is still the biggest criticism of the device.
A keystone correction (4-point) can be carried out via the settings of the operating system in order to adapt the image to a non-perpendicular orientation to the screen. The display can also be mirrored or turned upside down.
The ratio of the distance to the wall to the size of the projection (“throw ratio”) is also relevant . The manufacturer does not specify one, but by measuring I get about 1:1.15. In practice, this results in the following values.
|distance to the screen||Width x Height||diagonal|
|1.50 m||112×63 cm||51 inches|
|2.50 m||193×109 cm||87 inches|
|3 m||225×127 cm||102 inches|
However, the projector cannot adjust the sharpness automatically, you still have to turn the wheel on the front of the lens in the classic way. But this is sufficiently precise.
Buy the Blitzwolf BW-V2?
So can I recommend the projector? That depends entirely on your own requirements. For €150 I think the BW-V2 is a good projector. The picture is bright enough and the Full HD resolution is absolutely fine. It’s a shame that there are only a few options for adjusting the image, and the fan isn’t as quiet as I would like it to be. The operating system is mediocre, but it is completely sufficient and does not have to be used in case of doubt (if you connect a laptop, TV stick or console).