XGIMI MoGo 2 Pro
Chip: 0.23" DMD 1080p
Light source technology: LED
Brightness: 400 ISO lumens
Eye protection: yes
Keystone Correction: Automatic, Vertical and Horizontal
Focus: Auto Focus
Object Avoidance: Yes
3D support: Yes
Resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels
Picture format: 16: 9 (4: 3)
Projection size: 40 "- 200"
Projection Ratio: 1.2: 1
Contrast Ratio: Unknown
1x HDMI 2.0
1x USB 2.0
1x 3.5mm audio
Speaker: 2x 8W
Audio: DOLBY Digital, DOLBY Digital Plus
Smart TV: Android TV 11 with Chromecast
WiFi: Yes (2.4/5GHz)
Bluetooth: Yes, (5.0)
Lamp life:> 25.000 hours
Power consumption: 65W
Size: 161 119 x x 108 mm
Weight: 1,1 kg
1x XGIMI MoGo 2 Pro
1x power adapter (19V 3.42A)
1x remote control
2 x AAA batteries
1x User's Guide
Design, processing quality and scope of delivery
The XGIMI MoGo 2 Pro is an impressive mini projector that catches the eye with its elegant and minimalist design. Measuring just 161 x 119 x 108mm and weighing around 1,1kg, the MoGo 2 Pro is compact and lightweight, making it ideal for use on the go.
The grille surrounding the housing with a very fine structure, the rounded corners and the matt finish in plain anthracite are an expression of XGIMI's design language and give the projector a modern aesthetic that is more reminiscent of a loudspeaker than a projector. The build quality of the MoGo 2 Pro is excellent and corresponds to what you would expect from a premium device.
All connections of the XGIMI MoGo 2 Pro are on the back. There is a USB-C input for the power supply, a USB-A input to connect a data carrier, for example, an HDMI 2.0 input and a 3,5 mm AUX input.
Below the connections is a viewing window with a view of one of the two 8 watt speakers. The benefit in this is purely visual in nature, with which XGIMI wants to emphasize the sound quality of the MoGo 2 Pro. The air outlet of the fan is located above the connections.
The projector is rubberized on the underside so that it is non-slip and secure when you put it down. XGIMI has placed a 1/4-inch thread in the middle of it. Screwed onto a mount or tripod, the MoGo 2 Pro can be positioned anywhere.
Apart from an on/off button, there are no other control buttons on the device. The button is embedded in the case on the flat upper side and is therefore easily accessible. There is a status indicator just above the button.
The black bar on the front includes the lens and the ToF sensor, with which the MoGo 2 Pro is able to focus automatically. At the bottom there is another sensor that enables automatic keystone correction.
In addition to the projector, the scope of delivery also includes a remote control with two AAA batteries, a multilingual user manual, a 65 watt USB-C power adapter and quick instructions for installing Netflix. A transport bag would have been a welcome addition, particularly in terms of mobility and protecting the lens from scratches.
The XGIMI MoGo 2 Pro makes alignment very easy and convenient. Thanks to the innovative ISA 2.0 technology (Intelligent Screen Adaptation), the projector automatically adapts the projected image to the wall or screen on which it is projected. This worked so well in the test that you don't have to worry about whether the projector is really straight in front of the screen.
The MoGo 2 Pro takes care of distortions or blurring all by itself and compensates for them. He even takes into account obstacles that protrude into the edge of the picture. Simply unpack, set down and enjoy the picture. If the projector is moved in the meantime, it recognizes this immediately and realigns the image. With a mobile projector like the MoGo 2 Pro, which is not permanently in the same place, ISA 2.0 is an indispensable function.
Only in rare cases did the manual keystone correction have to be used. The image can be aligned both vertically and horizontally at all 4 corners. In addition, there is a digital zoom, which is set to the highest value by default.
Also part of ISA 2.0 is an eye protection mode. As soon as someone approaches the projection area, the brightness of the light source is automatically reduced. When you move away from the detection area, the image automatically becomes bright again. The eye protection mode is a useful safety measure, especially for children or pets who might carelessly look directly into the lens.
The XGIMI MoGo 2 Pro is a projector with DLP technology. The core is a tiny 0,23″ DMD chip from Texas Instruments, which uses XPR PixelShift technology to achieve a native resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels (Full HD).
The light source of the MoGo 2 Pro is based on LED technology with a lifespan of more than 25.000 hours. This means that the projector would last for over 4 years with 17 hours of daily use before the light output finally declines. XGIMI specifies the brightness of the projector with up to 400 ISO lumens. Converted to more common ANSI lumens, this would correspond to a value of 310 ANSI lumens.
The projection ratio is given as 1.2:1. Thus, the following image sizes are possible according to distance:
|distance (meters)||Projection size (inches)|
Image impression during the day and in the dark
In theory, the projector can cover an image size of up to 200″. However, XGIMI itself recommends 60″ to 120″ for the best viewing experience.
To assess the picture quality, the projector was tested on a white wall and on a special low-gain screen (0.4). The projected image was 100″ in size. The picture mode was set to "Film".
During the day or when the room is brightly lit, the brightness of the projector is not sufficient to project a usable 100″ image onto the screen. You can just about see something like that on the screen, but it's not fun to watch.
It looks completely different in the darkened room. Here the projector produces an overall impressive image, especially considering its compact size. Colors are reproduced vividly and accurately thanks to support for the DCI-P3 color space and D65 color temperature. This allows for a more natural and realistic image, consistent with what the director intended.
The contrast of the projector is also satisfactory, if not outstanding. Due to the device's technical specifications, the black value is not particularly high. The image sharpness is good overall, so that even smaller fonts are legible.
A pixel grid can only be seen if you get very close to the image. No pixels can be seen when sitting at a normal distance from the screen.
Brightness and picture modes
Various brightness modes are available in the projection settings of the XGIMI MoGo 2 Pro, which can be selected depending on the application and environmental conditions. Choices are Vivid, Cinema, Bright, Performance, and Custom .
Each mode is tailored to specific scenarios and optimizes picture settings to ensure the best possible viewing experience. In "Custom" mode, the brightness as well as the red, green and blue values can be adjusted in 10 levels.
In addition to the brightness modes, there are so-called picture modes for "Movie", "Office" and "Game" in the shortcut settings. In the "Custom" mode, you can set the brightness, contrast, saturation and sharpness. There are also settings for noise reduction, color temperature and HDR.
The operating volume varies depending on the brightness mode. The projector does not get noticeably loud even in the brightest mode. You only hear a slight whirring, which you quickly fade out when watching a film.
As for the quality of the sound system, XGIMI hasn't promised too much. The two 8 watt speakers deliver great sound with enough volume for most home theater or presentation environments.
Although the bass is not particularly powerful, it is well defined and present. The mids are clear and detailed, so that voices and dialogues in films and series are easy to understand. The highs are also well defined without being overly sharp or overpowering.
The sound system is completely sufficient, especially from the point of view of mobility, i.e. placing the projector somewhere in the middle of nowhere. If that is not enough, you can connect an external system via HDMI ARC.
user interface and operation
Android TV 11
The projector uses Android TV 11 from Google as the operating system. The platform supports a variety of different streaming providers, as well as downloading apps and games from the Google Play Store.
The projector has 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage, which is sufficient for most applications. The projector accesses the WLAN via dual-band WiFi (2,4 GHz and 5 GHz). In addition, the MoGo 2 Pro supports the current Bluetooth 5.0 standard, which enables a fast and stable connection to wireless audio devices such as speakers or headphones.
The integrated Chromecast is also worth mentioning. This allows content from smartphones, tablets or laptops to be transmitted wirelessly to the projector without the need for additional hardware or software. This is particularly useful if you are looking for content from streaming services or other sources on the mobile device and then want to play it back on the big screen. Apple device users can use the AirScreen app to enable AirPlay support.
The projector is operated via the Bluetooth remote control, which is both compact and easy to use. The remote control has all the necessary buttons to control the projector and its various functions, including volume control, navigation, playback control and voice control (integrated microphone).
Unfortunately, XGIMI still hasn't managed to get a Netflix license. That means Netflix doesn't come preinstalled on the Android TV 11, nor can it be downloaded from the Google Play Store.
However, XGIMI offers an alternative solution, which is well explained on a supplied card. First, download the “DesktopManager” app from the Google Play Store. The DesktopManager is a kind of alternative app store that you can use to download Netflix afterwards.
The workaround worked without any problems in the test and Netflix content could be streamed in Full HD thanks to the projector's Widevine L1 certification. Apps from other streaming providers, such as B. Prime Video can be installed directly from the Google Play Store without a workaround.
5. May 2023 16 to: 26
Too bad Xgimi hasn't managed to get certified for Netflix yet. I own a Horizon and wanted to get the Mogo 2 Pro for the bedroom. Actually, I'm very satisfied with the devices, but the lack of Netflix is a big sticking point.