3M MP225a Pico Projector Review
A deplorably designed pico projector.
We like the 3M MP225A for its general simplicity and decent set of colors. All you have to do is plug it into an Apple device, use an appropriate app and it's going. The AAXA P4 is more versatile with more connection options, but requires a bit more effort to setup and play and does not have the same picture quality as the 3M MP225A. We think, for $100 less, the 3M MP225A is the way to go, that is unless you have no Apple devices, in which case you would have to go with the AAXA P4.
Blacks & Whites
These two picos have comparable peak brightnesses, the AAXA P4 coming out ahead slightly.
The 3M MP225A showed better color performance in all of our color tests.
The AAXA P4 processed motion spectacularly for such a small device. What we saw was comparable to some televisions and the best of the projectors we test.
We saw slightly less skewing of straight lines on the AAXA P4, showing a sharpness that outpaced the 3M MP225A.
The 3M MP225A is intended for very basic user control and really quick setup. The AAXA P4 has a bit more manual control and a few more ports to connect to devices other than those made by Apple. If you do not have an Apple device, but want a pico projector, you should go with the AAXA P4.
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