Excelvan E09 Projector Review

Steve Scott

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Over the last couple of years, the Excelvan brand managed to gain the trust of its customers as a reliable, low-budget brand. And the E09 is a true representative of this manufacturer.

It’s is an affordable and lightweight projector that allows you to experience cinema and video games with friends and family. While it is not a high-end projector, it will provide you with the basics you will need to enjoy your viewing experience.

Check out our review and learn more about this model. Hopefully, you’ll get more insight, and decide if this model is something you might consider.

Specifications

  • Size: 3 x 8.1 x 6.6 inches 
  • Weight: 2.07 lbs

Key Features

  • Technology Type Single LCD Projection Technology 
  • Projection Method Front, Rear, Ceiling 
  • Projection Lens Manual Focus 
  • Operate System Android 6.0.1 
  • Physical Resolution 800 x 480 Pixels 
  • Maximum Resolution 1920 x 1080, HD 1080P4K 
  • Brightness 1200 Lumens (60 ANSI Lumens) 
  • Aspect Ratio 16:9&4:3(native) 
  • Displayable Color The horizontal(1.67 million) 

PROS

  • Low-cost
  • Color accuracy
  • Easy to use
  • Bluetooth
  • Wi-Fi connectivity

CONS

  • Build quality
  • Could have more added features

Overview

Design

From whichever side you look at it, the Excelvan E09 isn’t anything spectacular. It’s not unappealing, far from it.

It’s just that you’ll have to come to terms with the fact that you won’t get the top designer model at this price range. That being said, its all-black matte finish makes this model pleasing to the eye, and relatively easy to incorporate in any environment.

At the top of the device, you’ll find a couple of knobs, one for focus adjustment, and the other one for keystone correction.

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Excelvan E09 Projector box

Facing the projector frontally, you will see a lens and an infrared sensor, with the brand logo. On the opposite side, the manufacturer decided to locate the projector control buttons. These are positioned in the back, towards the left corner of the projector. 

Straightforward Controls

Controls are placed and aligned pretty intuitively, which makes them easy to use. As far as the control button selection goes, it’s as straightforward as it gets. There are menu, source, power, back, and direction buttons.

There’s also a vent when looking from the rear. Its purpose is to produce the sound coming from the projector’s internal speakers.

Talking about vents, there are a couple, both left and right, when facing the projector from the front. Which is more than enough to prevent it from overheating when working for an extended period.

Excelvan E09 Projector package

And last but not least, the manufacturer provides a vertical height adjustment stand, giving you some flexibility in this area. Also, at the bottom, there are rubber pads that allow easier and safer mounting of the device.

Features

When it comes to low-end projectors, it’s best not to expect too much regarding additional features. A couple here and there is something you can expect, at best.

This model, in particular, comes with a couple of handy features that can make your life a bit easier.

Built-In Sound

First of all, it comes with a built-in 8-ohm 2W stereo audio system. Now, we all know that projectors don’t come equipped with the best internal sound systems. Nevertheless, it’s a nice feature to have.

Excelvan E09 Projector standing position

You will only have to go out and buy a set of bookshelf speakers or even a home theater system only if you really want to.

The second useful feature is Bluetooth connectivity. In fact, not having this will hinder your overall projector experience. 

Excelvan E09 uses Bluetooth 4.0, which makes it easy to connect all the external devices, like speakers or smartphones, to the projector.

And to top it all, this model also supports wireless connectivity, which pretty much a must nowadays.

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Excelvan E09 Projector backview

Performance 

The Excelvan E09 utilizes LCD projection technology, which in turn allows it to output image in FullHD resolution. The manufacturer even claims that this model can project 4K content. 

While this is a bit far-fetched, having FullHD imagery will satisfy most regular users.

The Excelvan E09’s brightness is rated at 1200 lumens. This is neither too bright or too dark, but rather somewhere in between. 

Such brightness will require you to mind the ambient light, and to make sure you’re doing everything to lower its impact. 

Your best course of action would be to use this projector in a completely dark environment, or the closest you can get to it. So, if you’re watching something in the daylight, try to cover your windows with blinds or some thick curtains.

But, if some amount of ambient light manages to break through, that’s nothing to worry about. The E09 can handle that with success. Learn more about BenQ W1070 projector.

Great Color Accuracy

It’s safe to say that the Excelvan E09 does a pretty solid job of reproducing colors. With a contrast ratio of 1000:1, it manages to output accurate and crisp colors, without them ever losing their strength and richness.

You have the option to watch the display at a 4:3 or a 16:9 ratio. The display screen supports approximately 1.67 million horizontal colors. 

Since the projector is designed for front ceiling and rear projection techniques, it comes equipped with the ability to adjust the keystone +/-15°.

Excelvan E09 Projector actual viewing

If the E09 is placed 0.9 m from the projection surface, it will produce an image of around 30 inches. When it is placed 3 m from the projection surface, it can produce an image of up to 100 inches.

This device is equipped with a 48 W LED projector bulb. It is designed to last over 20,000 hours. This means that if the projector is used between five to seven hours daily, the lamp should last for up to eight years.

Excelvan E09 Projector actual viewing2
Operating System

The E09 has an Android 6.0.1 operating system. This means that you are able to install a number of device compatible apps and games. 

The projector is equipped with 1 GB of DDR3 RAM as well as 8 GB ROM. There is a TF card slot that allows you to extend the storage capacity of the machine by 32 GB.

In Conclusion

The Excelvan E09 is a fantastic option for those who are looking for a cheap projector that is able to output decent results, or sometimes even more than that.

That being said, you’ll have to manage your expectations. Otherwise, you might end up disappointed.

The critical thing to remember is that this projector won’t do wonders. However, for such a small price, it will prove to be quite a bargain.

 

My name is Steve Scott. Father of 2 and owner of Outdoor Movie HQ. I’ve been involved in the A/V industry for most of my life and built this blog to help people better understand projector technology. Please leave a comment if you have any questions.

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