You know, today every other projector is called portable because it is compact size. However, compact size doesn’t make a projector portable yet. The main feature of any portable projector is a built-in battery, or at least power bank support, so you can use it without a mains supply.
For example, the FATORK Mini projector has a built-in battery, which provides up to 2.5 hours of battery life on a single charge. The projector also supports Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, so you can connect your smartphone to it and watch movies or play games while camping.
By the way, this is one of the most compact projectors we have tested on our channel Tech Brothers.
Okay, let’s do a full review of the FATORK projector in this article.
Today we have a compact projector, so it comes in a small box.
On the back, we can read some warnings, as well as the projector model number. So, it has a full name of FATORK D042.
Inside the box is the projector itself, a quick start guide and a user manual.
You know, I wish the portable projector came with a carrying bag, but overall, this box is pretty small, so you can store and carry the projector in it.
When it comes to design, the manufacturer calls it the Coke Can Projector, because the projector is about the size of a coke can.
The body is made of a black matte plastic, while the orange lines freshen up the look.
As for the projector control, you can use touch buttons located on the top, as well as the remote control. By the way, the remote is very simple, but I was surprised to see a touch control panel on a budget projector.
I guess that’s all about the design. The FATORK projector is very compact, but still has a good build quality.
Now let’s turn on the projector and look at the operating system.
At first glance, the FATORK projector has a simple multimedia system, because there are no applications here, such as YouTube, Netflix, etc. However, there are a few signs that it is an Android system. I will tell you later what the signs are.
We can also use an HDMI connection and a USB drive.
First, we can connect to a Wi-Fi network.
There is only HDMI in the input signal.
So, now we can check how screen mirroring works.
I have an iPhone, so I will go to iOS cast from the Home Page.
Do you remember me telling you that the projector has a few signs that it is running Android? When you enter a password from a Wi-Fi network, the keyboard is the same as on Android devices, isn’t it?
The FATORK projector supports 5G Wi-Fi 6 network, so the latency is very low.
As for Bluetooth connection, you need to go to the Settings menu, Bluetooth, enable Bluetooth and search for your Bluetooth device. In my case, it is AirPods, and they are connected to the projector.
You can use headphones when you watch a movie alone, but the projector also has a 3W built-in speaker, so you can watch a movie with your friends.
The FATORK D042 is a compact DLP projector, so I knew it wouldn’t make much noise.
Before we get to the projection quality, a few words about the battery.
I haven’t found any information about the battery capacity of the FATORK projector, but the manufacturer promises 2.5 hours of battery life on a single charge.
You know, I saw on an Amazon page that the FATORK projector supports screen size up to 114 inches at a distance of 3 meters.
I don’t know why the manufacturer only says 114 inches when the projector is able to create a much larger screen.
The brightness of the FATORK projector is 150 ANSI lumens, but because DLP technology is used, the image looks much brighter than LCD projectors.
Overall, watching movies, sports matches or games is very comfortable.
As for using the projector in a room with light, it is possible, but I would recommend making the environment as dark as possible.
So, the FATORK D042 is a truly portable projector, because it has a built-in battery and compact size. I think it is a great projector to use outside the home, such as camping, backyard parties, on the road, or just at home with a projection on the wall or even the ceiling.
The FATORK projector has Wi-Fi support, so you can mirror the screen from your smartphone, and Bluetooth support for connecting headphones.
The image quality is very good for such a compact projector.
In short, I really liked FATORK projector. It is very easy to set up and comfortable to use in all conditions.