Movie nights are delightful, isn’t it?
There’s nothing like gathering your friends and family for enjoying a blockbuster movie. Thus, a value-for-money projector like Vankyo Performance V630 certainly fits the bill.
While there’s no shortage of Full HD projectors in the market, finding the one that fits under your budget is of utmost importance.
The Vankyo Performance V630 looks like a promising option for the price – but is it worth your money? Let’s find out!
In this Vankyo Performance V630 review, we will go through all of its features, look at its design and build quality, and test its performance before gauging the pros and cons.
Time to find out if it’s really the best budget projector around!
Vankyo Performance V630 Review
First Impressions and Design
Opening the box, you will find the Vankyo V630 comes packed in its included carrying case.
The bag feels rugged, and you’ll like that the company included the bag since the projector is portable. You don’t want to be scratching the lens or dropping the unit when you carry it.
The packaging includes the power cord, long Q-tips and a cleaning cloth for cleaning the lens and dust removal. It also includes a 6-feet HDMI cable, remote, an AV splitter, and some screws for mounting.
The carrying bag has a pouch in the front, making it easy for you to carry the power cord, remote, and cables without needing to use another bag.
Talking about the projector, you will find the focus and zoom dials right above the lens, and the projector also has two built-in 5W speakers, which are embedded right next to the lens. The grey cloth finish makes the front very appealing.
The backside also has a cloth finish, and in addition to the slot for power and an assortment of ports, you will also find the menu buttons here.
The HDMI slots and the SD card slot are placed on the projector’s side, separate from the other slots. Additionally, you’ll find the heat sink right next to it.
The projector weighs less than 9 pounds, hence, carrying it around with the provided carry bag shouldn’t be an issue.
You’ll appreciate that the projector has a tiny height adjustable feet at the bottom that helps improve the projection angle.
Build Quality and Performance
Projectors, in their very nature, are fragile. You cannot expect them to withstand rough use or fall from the table. Thus, the Vankyo V630 is no different!
The projector’s casing is made from plastic – but this is industry standard and you’ll find the same material used in higher priced projectors too.
The Vankyo Performance V630 is not the sturdiest of projectors, but it is tough enough not to break if you accidently bump it into a wall or carry around in your backpack.
The projector offers a native 1920 x 1080p resolution – with support for 4K content, and it can provide a projection display up to 300 inches diagonally.
While I’ve not tested that claim, the picture does look great at 100” – Moreover, you’ll notice a very subtle decrease in sharpness and brightness as you move the projector farther from the projection screen or wall.
It wouldn’t make a significant difference to you, unless you have experience with multiple projectors.
You can also expect to hear a weak hum of the projector’s fans when nothing is playing, but the fans don’t get nearly loud enough to disrupt playback, which is impressive for a projector at a low price point.
The Vankyo Performance V630 is a lot brighter compared to other budget-oriented projectors in the similar price range.
However, it pales when compared to budget options from reputed-brand projectors like the ViewSonic PA503W and the Benq TH585, both of which offer 3600-lumens brightness. This makes them ideal for daylight viewing as well.
Vankyo hasn’t provided the exact lumens value of V630. Although a detailed test by projectorreviews.com has revealed the max brightness to be under 450 lumens.
Coming to the built-in speakers, they can fill a room, and the clarity is comparable to a small Bluetooth Speaker.
If you need a better audio experience, you can surely connect it to a soundbar or your home theater speakers.
Important Features and Functions
I like the electronic keystone correction feature. You can use the remote to navigate to the “Auto Adjust” toggle in the menu or manually configure the keystone correction using the horizontal and vertical calibration options.
While the projector offers a keystone correction of ±45° degrees, there is one minor issue with the feature. Cranked all the way down, it produces slight distortion in the edges of the picture. But mounting the projector properly will correct this issue.
The color reproduction is excellent in a dimly-lit room. To get the best projection quality, I highly recommend getting a projection screen with this projector.
You can set the projector up to 10-12 feet away without affecting the picture quality, and the 5000:1 contrast ratio is fantastic when compared to its cheaper siblings. For reference, Vankyo’s Leisure 430 model only has a 2000:1 contrast ratio. Whereas the DBPower L21 offers up to 3000:1 contrast ratio and costs less than $100.
Vankyo claims that its LED bulb lasts 50,000 hours; however, you can expect the bulb to last anywhere between 20,000-25,000 hours.
Vankyo Performance V630 Review: Pros and Cons
I’m blown away by the overall quality of this projector – it has impressive features, delivers a bright and crisp picture, and the built-in speakers deliver sound loud enough to fill a room.
I’m surprised that it beats the slightly more expensive ViewSonic PA503W in terms of features and pricing. If I had the option to pick between the two, I’d pick the Vankyo Performance V630 every time. Although the Viewsonic PA503W offers 8x more brightness than the Vankyo V630.
If you’re on a lower budget, but want a projector that makes no compromises, then the Vankyo Performance V630 is the perfect option.
You’ll likely find family and friends welcoming themselves over to your home for a movie every weekend!
If you have any questions regarding this projector, please don’t hesitate to leave them in the comments section below.
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