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So, I have another projector from Agreago. You know I say another one because I already tested the Agreago GC777 a couple of months ago.
The new Agreago GC357 has similar features to the previous projector, such as 1080P native resolution, 400ANSI Lumens brightness, Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2 support, but it also comes with autofocus and auto keystone correction.
However, it is still an ultra-budget projector for around $130.
OK, let’s start our review of the new Agreago projector by unboxing it.
You know, the projector looks very small on the box, but it is much bigger in person. I have already told you about the main features of the projector, and you can also read the product parameters on the side of the box.
The new Agreago projector doesn’t have a carrying bag, so it comes in a protective foam.
You know, even though I have white walls at home, and I don’t need a projection screen, I think it would be very useful for many people. Do you agree?
Now you can compare the picture of the projector on the box and the projector in person. Although it is much larger in person, it still has a compact size.
I think the Agreago GC357 projector has a classic design because of its sharp edges. It actually looks like an office projector, doesn’t it?
The autofocus sensor is also on the front panel.
Using the kickstand from the package, you can slightly raise the front of the projector.
The remote control also has a mouse cursor button, as well as navigation, source, home, return, volume up/down, etc.
Now let’s turn on the projector.
First, we see the Agreago logo as well as the manufacturer’s contacts.
The Agreago GC357 has a simple multimedia system, and there are no apps for watching content here. You need to connect an external device, such as smartphone, TV stick, game console, etc.
If you connect a USB flash drive to the projector, then you can go to Video, Music and Photo.
Finally, there is Office Suite on the Home screen. This is a useful app for running a document on a projection screen.
Settings, Help, Bluetooth, HDMI and AV are located on the left side of the home screen.
Before we get to the settings, I want to show you a defect with my projector. You may have already noticed a black dot at the top of the screen.
So, the settings menu of the new Agreago projector looks like this.
First, we can connect to the Wi-Fi network. You need to do this for wireless smartphone connection.
Then we can change the language and the date.
The projection image settings include install mode, and multidirectional auto correction. However, if you turn it off, you will have a manual four-point keystone, as well as horizontal/vector keystone, and zoom in/out.
The projector also has picture settings that can be opened by pressing the menu button on the remote control. First, we can change the picture mode here, as well as adjust brightness, contact, saturation, sharpness, and change the color temperature.
So, let’s see how the Screen cast works.
I have already connected to the Wi-Fi network on the projector.
If you have an Android smartphone or tablet, then you need to go to the Android Cast.
When it comes to Bluetooth connection, there are two modes available.
By the way, you can turn off the screen to extend the lamp life of the projector.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any information about the power of the built-in speaker, but it is really loud.
I also want to measure the fan noise of the Agreago projector.
The user manual says that the maximum screen size of the Agreago GC357 projector is 300 inches at 9.3 meters.
When I connected my laptop to the projector via HDMI cable, it prompted me to switch to the HDMI source.
We don’t know the contrast ratio of the Agreago projector, but the colors are quite rich. Do you agree?
As for the brightness, the Agreago GC357 has 400ANSI lumens. I think that’s enough for movie watching at home in a dark room.
You know, you can even use the Agreago projector in a room with lights. Of course, the image is much better in the dark, but even in a bright room the projection can be seen quite well.
So, the Agreago GC357 is a budget projector under $150, but it has some flagship features, such as autofocus and auto keystone correction.
The projector doesn’t have a smart system with pre-installed apps, but you can use Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for connecting a smartphone or external speakers.
So, if you are looking for an affordable projector with autofocus and good image quality, the Agreago GC357 might be for you.