The Wanbo company specializes exclusively in projectors and offers many different models. The newest of them is Wanbo Mozart 1, which pleases with a high brightness of up to 900 ANSI lumens.
In the review, of course, we will focus on the image quality, we will check whether the brightness is significantly better compared to other models, and we will also familiarize ourselves with its environment, which is built on Android.
Where to buy Wanbo Mozart 1?
You can find the Wanbo Mozart 1 projector in our partner's offer Banggood.com, which exclusively launches sales of this projector. The novelty is even immediately available in the Czech warehouse with express delivery within 7 days. There is also a discount coupon.
|Model||Wanbo Mozart 1 (WPB81)|
|dimensions||176 x 209 x 223 mm|
|Objective||5 pieces of optical lenses|
|Luminosity||900 ANSI lumens|
|Standard resolution||1920 x 1080 px|
|Supported resolution||2K / 4K|
|Speakers||2 8 x W|
|noise||up to 35 dB/m|
|Outputs||HDMI 1.4 / 2 x USB 2.0 / 3.5 mm audio|
|WiFi||dual-band WiFi 6|
Content and quality of packaging
The Wanbo Mozart 1 projector was delivered to us by Packeta courier in a box with dimensions of 27.5 x 28.5 x 31 cm and weighing 4.7 kg. As is usual with projectors from this brand, the Mozart 1 is packed in two boxes and the projector is well protected with foam reinforcements.
In addition to the projector, we only find a remote control and a cable for connecting to the electrical network in the inner box. The packaging is so modest, but basically we don't need anything more for the projector. It's a shame that we don't find batteries for the remote control in the package.
Design and quality of workmanship
The design of this projector immediately tells us that it is one of the higher models. Its dimensions are significantly larger compared to other models that we have had the opportunity to test so far. Specifically, it is 176 x 209 x 223 mm with a weight of 3.5 kg.
In the front part, the design grille for cooling with focus sensor attracts attention. Above the grid is the lens in a shiny black plastic module.
The design is complemented by the golden on/off button on the top, which has the brand logo hidden inside. This will light up when the projector is turned on. On the side we find another design element with the inscription "Wanbo & Acoustics", but it has no functionality.
The other side of the projector is empty, and on the back we traditionally find the power port, the second cooling grid, speakers and four ports. Specifically HDMI 1.4, 2 x USB 2.0 and 3.5 mm port for audio jack.
In this case, the thread for the tripod is missing in the lower part. NamiIn addition, there is a folding leg for supporting the projector by 7°. With this model, the Wanbo brand remains faithful to the vertical design with changed elements in a very stylish design.
First power-up and user experience
When the projector is turned on for the first time, it prompts us to choose the language, time zone and basic setting of the projection method. Next comes the connection to the WiFi network, which gradually brings us to the main screen of the environment.
It runs on Android version 9 with its own graphics superstructure. At the top, suggestions for multimedia content from streaming services are displayed, below that is a smaller menu with applications and other content selections.
On the left side is the main menu, where we switch between the home screen, search, favorites, settings and input selection.
The top status bar shows the current time, WiFi, Bluetooth and weather. We are happy that the environment is simple and clear, unlike the recently tested Wanbo T2 Max New, where the manufacturer overdid it with many links to install applications.
Automatic focus and corner correction
Similar to other newer projectors from the Wanbo brand, you will not find any manual focusing element on the Mozart 1 model, as it has automatic focusing. If automatic focusing does not suit you, it is possible to focus using the buttons on the remote control.
But what not every projector has is the automatic correction of all four corners, the so-called keystone correction. This function is used when projecting in such a position when the projector is not placed completely perpendicular to the wall, but lights up, e.g. slightly from the side.
In this case, the image is deformed, and for its adjustment, corner correction is used, where we can move each corner to any side until we reach a nice quadrilateral. However, the Wanbo Mozart 1 has this function automated and it works very well.
However, sharpness still remains a minor problem when projecting from the side. The edges of the image are not perfectly sharp, similar to other projectors. However, the manufacturer recommends a maximum angle of 15°, even though the projector should also handle a 40° angle.
Another novelty is the automatic skipping of obstacles. If you have, for example, a floor lamp or other object near the wall, Wanbo Mozart 1 will reduce the image so that this object is out of the picture. However, this innovation only works when the projector is turned on. If we remove the obstacle later, the image will not return to its original size.
Applications and options for installing them
The selected applications are displayed immediately on the home screen. From the factory, there is a link to all apps, the app store (not Google Play), Netflix, YouTube and a button with a “+” symbol to add more.
If we go to all applications, we will also find the official Google Play store here. Apart from it, there are prime video, Netflix, Miracast, Chrome, iMirror, EShareServer, Explorer, BTSPeaker and YouTube applications.
The menu of pre-installed applications is the same as in the recently tested Wanbo T2 Max New. In order not to repeat ourselves unnecessarily, we will only talk briefly about lesser-known applications.
EShareServer is used to transfer images from a smartphone, while you also need the EShare application on your smartphone. Miracast is also for the same purpose. BTSpeaker turns the projector into a Bluetooth speaker, which we can connect to like a classic Bluetooth speaker.
We can find several links to install various applications among the favorites, but mostly they are applications that we are absolutely unfamiliar with. Additional applications can be installed via the official Google Play, or via the App Store, which can be found on the home screen.
Unfortunately, the popular Netflix application does not support high definition, as it probably lacks official certification.
Hardware, image and fluidity of the environment
As for the imaging technology, the manufacturer has used a completely renewed series of five lenses to ensure a significantly better image. The technology is called PixelPro 5.0. The brightness is also excellent, 900 ANSI lumens, thanks to which the image is visibly brighter even during the day.
Of course, we still cannot expect the image to be perfectly visible on the wall that is close to the window. Compared to weaker projectors, the difference is visible.
While with the new Wanbo T2 Max New (450 ANSI) we had to close the blinds and curtains on the wall near the window and the picture was still not the best, here we only need to close the blinds slightly and the picture is good. Of course, greater shading will bring richer colors and especially black, but the projector with 900 ANSI lumens is already usable even during the day.
If we look at the display size, at a distance of 1.5 m from the wall the image is 55", at 2.1 m it is 80", at 2.6 m it is already 100" and at 3.1 m it is 120".
As for the hardware, the manufacturer does not provide complete specifications. All we know is that the RAM memory is 2 GB and the projector has a storage capacity of 32 GB. However, the system is very smooth and nimble, without any major hesitations.
Support for dual-band WiFi 6 will also please you.
The settings are divided into several categories. Specifically, these are network settings, projection settings, Bluetooth, language, common settings, and device information.
In the projection category, all settings related to the image, its colors, saturation, orientation, focus or avoiding obstacles are combined. For a better idea, we made a video that presents the entire projector system, including settings:
Sound and remote control
The remote control is identical to several models from Wanbo. Its dimensions are XXX cm and it has rounded edges, thanks to which it is comfortable to hold in the hand. We also praise the rubberized buttons, which have a moderate response and respond promptly.
The controller is simple and does not contain any unnecessary buttons. In addition to the standard button for turning on and off, there is also a button for turning on the cursor, bringing up the quick menu of image settings, direction buttons with confirmation in the middle, volume control, focus, turning off sounds, going to settings and buttons to return to the main screen.
In terms of sound, the Wanbo Mozart 1 has two 8W speakers on the back. They play surprisingly well, they are definitely the best Wanbo projectors we have tested so far. The speakers have a clear sound and there is no lack of bass either, so overall the sound is very well balanced.
Wanbo Mozart 1: Final evaluation
Wanbo Mozart 1 is the brand's flagship model with a brightness of up to 900 ANSI lumens. Thanks to its brightness, it can also be used during daylight with a slight shading of the room and, unlike cheaper models, it offers significant improvements.
You will be pleased with the automatic focus of the image, the automatic adjustment of corners (keystone) or the avoidance of obstacles in the image. You will also be surprised by the excellent quality of the speakers, which play really well.
A minor negative is perhaps only its size, since it is no longer a small compact projector that we could also attach to a tripod.