I am back with another projector from HOMPOW. About one month ago, I tested one of the cheapest projectors on the market – HOMPOW C10. For the price of only $67 it has a very decent image quality.
In that article I said that the lack of Wi-Fi is not a problem for me, but it is a very useful feature to quickly connect a smartphone or even a laptop to the projector.
It is more expensive than the previous model, but still very affordable. Using a coupon code, you can buy it for only $109 on Amazon.
Okay, let’s see if it is really a good projector.
By the way, I forgot to tell you the name of the projector. It has the brand name HOMPOW and the model name F1.
The first thing you notice when you pick up the projector is its size. It is not the most compact, but it is not too big. The dimensions are 220 x 195 x 100 mm. The weight is 1300 grams.
There is a lens and a big IR receiver on the front panel.
If we look at the top panel, we can see the wheels for manual focus adjustment and keystone correction. There is also a control panel with buttons such as Power, Source, Menu, Return, Navigation and OK.
Finally, the projector has four rubber feet, cooling window, kickstand hole and tripod or ceiling mount hole at the bottom.
I guess that’s all about the design. Now we can turn it on and look at the multimedia system.
I said the multimedia system, because HOMPOW F1 projector doesn’t have Android or other smart systems.
You need to connect an external device to use the projector. It can be a flash drive, smartphone, tablet, laptop, TV box, TV stick, game console, and others.
You can also select the signal source for the projector from the home screen, such as AV, HDMI 1, HDMI 2 and Miracast.
In the settings, we can change the picture mode: standard, dynamic, mid and user; color temperature, and projection direction.
So, we have seen Bluetooth, and let’s try to connect the earbuds to the projector.
First, you need to turn on Bluetooth on the projector.
Now go to Search Bluetooth and select your device from the list.
That’s it! Now, the sound will not come from the projector’s built-in speaker, but from the headphones or external speakers you have connected.
As for Wi-Fi connection, first you need to go to Miracast from the home screen, and then you will see two connection methods.
However, I don’t recommend this method because of heavy delays or even breaks.
Now, you can go to the screen mirroring on your smartphone and select the projector.
In this way, the wireless connection is more stable.
By the way, you can also connect your laptop to the projector via Wi-Fi. For that, open the notifications menu on the laptop, and find the Project function.
After that, click on Connect to a wireless display.
Done! Now, your laptop screen is on the wall. I think this is a very useful feature for offices or schools.
Before we talk about image quality, let’s measure the noise level.
OK, let’s move on to picture quality.
First, you should know that I placed the projector at about 2 and a half meters away from the wall. The projection screen size is about 80 inches. The manufacturer claims that the maximum screen size is 200 inches.
The native resolution of the HOMPOW F1 projector is 1080P Full HD. I believe this because the image is very clear in the center. However, as often happens with budget projectors, the corners are a bit blurry.
Overall, I like the image of this projector. It is bright and full of color.
By the way, I want to compare the image quality of the HOMPOW F1 and the previous projector HOMPOW C10. I would like to remind you that the price of HOMPOW F1 is $110, while the HOMPOW C10 costs only $70.
I like HOMPOW F1 better because it has more saturated colors. Do you agree?
You should also know that the new projector has higher brightness than the previous model – 11,000 Lumens.
This means that the projector can be used even under a bright lamp.
By the way, you have already watched some videos on the projector, and you have heard the sound from the built-in speaker. Do you like it? Write in the comments below. As for me, the sound is decent for a budget projector.
So, we conclude our review of the HOMPOW F1 projector, and summarize the results. First, the projector has a nice design. I like the combination of white body and gray fabric on the front panel.
Finally, the image quality is very good.
When choosing between HOMPOW F1 and HOMPOW C10, I would rather add some money and take the HOMPOW F1. It has Wi-Fi support and better projection quality.