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Artlii Energon 2 YG620 Review: Your Budget Outdoor Projector of 2023

Artlii Energon 2 YG620 Review
Written by Edwards

The Artlii Energon YG620 is a fairly mid-priced native 1080p projector. It is primarily designed for outdoor purposes. It boasts 340 ANSI lumens of brightness and utilizes TFT LCD technology as a light source. With wired connectivity, the Artlii Energon 2 also offers wireless connectivity options—dual-band frequencies and Bluetooth. The YG620 projector can throw a range of projection sizes, 44 to 250 inches, from 5ft to 27ft.

Pros & Cons

What I like:

  1. Stunning picture quality, bright and sharp. 
  2. Its Built quality 
  3. Wireless connectivity
  4. 4K supported
  5. Easy to set up through its App

What I don’t like:

  1. Missing pre-loaded Apps (Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu)

Features: The Features Artlii offers

Resolution: Native 1080p

The Artlii is one of the few projectors that offer native Full HD resolution while keeping the price under budget. With full HD content, you’re free to feed the projector Ultra HD (4k) content too. Though, It downconverts the 4K content to its native resolution 1080p. 

It accepts content through both ways: wired and wireless. However, 4K content requires a fast internet connection to work perfectly. For my testing, I used a 4K Fire Stick, plugged in one of its HDMI ports, for streaming. 

Brightness: 340 ANSI Lumens

The Artlii claims that it has improved the brightness of the projector using the Mstar performance chip. The chip utilizes LCD technology to deliver 340 ANSI lumens of brightness. I found a brighter image on the Artlii Energon 2 with better colors than other 1080p projectors offering brightness in lux, such as 8000 lux, 9000 lux, and more. 

You’ll also find better color production along with its impressive brightness; it claims a range of 17 million colors. This color range is enough to give you a cinematic experience. 

Connectivity: Wireless & Wired

Wireless connectivity

The Artlii Energon 2 supports dual-band frequencies: 2.4GHz & 5GHz. You also get Bluetooth support to add an external sound system or other Bluetooth-enabled devices, such as headphones, smartphones, laptops, many others. 

Since the projector is dual-band supported, HD video streaming and Ultra HD content are very smooth, provided you have a fast internet connection. 

Moreover, you have the wireless screen mirroring option, which supports both Android and iOS devices. Also, you can use your windows laptop with the latest windows 11 and Apple laptop for wireless streaming. 

Wired connectivity

Streaming through a wire includes a wide range of connectivity options. It includes HDMI, AV, SD, USB, and of course, VGA types of wired connections to feed the content. 

Using these ports, you’ll be able to connect various devices, such as TV sticks, gaming consoles, Laptops, USB-enabled devices, SD cards, and even your desktop computer via VGA or HDMI cables. 

Projection Size

You have a range of projection sizes and their recommended distances. From 44 to 250 inches, you need your projector to be 5ft to 27ft away from the screen. You may use its remote control for image customization, though its manual and remote controls allow 60% to 10% customization.  

You can enjoy these projection sizes with all aspects ratio 4:3, 16:9, and auto. Besides, you have manual ±15° keystone correction to position the image, and its zoom function lets you zoom In/Out on an image. 

Specifications: The Artlii Energon 2 YG620 pro

ResolutionNative 1080p Full HD, 4K support
Brightness340 ANSI Lumens
Display TechnologyLCD
Contrast Ratio7000:1
Dimensions12.2×10.24×4.33 inches
Weight5.7 lbs
Projection size & distance44″ ~ 250″, 5 ~ 27 feet
Wi-FiDual-band (5GHz & 2.4GHz)

Conclusion: What do I think about Artlii Energon II

Undoubtedly, the Energon II is one of the best video projectors under 500 that offers Wi-Fi and Bluetooth features. It has pretty much everything to fight against any expensive projectors available these days. Its image quality is stunning: clear and sharp; you don’t need to tweak its default settings to get the best results. 

Out of so many great features, you also have some drawbacks. The major ones include its pre-loaded Apps supports for Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and HDCP support. Lack of HDCP support won’t let you play copyright-protected content through the wireless morning or wired connection. 

Keeping these drawbacks aside, you still have the best projector for the price. If you have any doubt about the projector, leave a comment below. I’ll answer it. 

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