Elephas GC333 Mini Projector Review

A cheap mini projector that delivers on picture quality

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4.4

Elephas GC333 Mini Projector

Elephas GC333 Mini Projector

 Lifewire / Hayley Prokos 

What We Like
  • Classic design

  • Clear picture

  • Mobile phone connection

  • Extended lamp life of 50,000 hours

  • Decent speakers

What We Don't Like
  • Loud fan

  • Uninnovative design

The Elephas GC333 Mini Projector is a budget-friendly miniature projector with decent image quality in ideal conditions. It has a range of multimedia connectivity features and a large range of projection sizes, making the classic body and build feel versatile, even despite its small size.

4.4

Elephas GC333 Mini Projector

Elephas GC333 Mini Projector

 Lifewire / Hayley Prokos 

We purchased the Elephas GC333 Mini Projector so our expert reviewer could thoroughly test and assess it. Keep reading for our full product review.

The Elephas GC333 Mini Projector is easy to assess from a value perspective. At just under $70, it’s hundreds of dollars less costly than high-end mini projectors, but still offers a myriad of features you’re likely to find in another thoughtfully designed projector. Check out our other reviews of the best mini projectors on the market today.

This could be good for users looking to buy their tech for less, willing to forgo some sophistications like software or Bluetooth connectivity in exchange for a lower price.

Design: Classic and functional

The Elephas GC333 Mini Projector is as robust as your average projector with a classic build; it’s just smaller and more lightweight.

Still, measuring at approximately 8.6 x 6.7 x 3.5, the Elephas GC333 isn’t as portable as some other mini projectors that prioritize sophisticated and novel design. Rather, it mimics the design of a home theater projector. On top of the mini projector, you’ll find the console for manual control, and in the back the ports for connectivity. There are built-in dual speakers that offer decent sound quality, but you can also add an external speaker via 3.5mm for elevated sound quality.

Elephas GC333 Mini Projector
 Lifewire / Hayley Prokos

Setup Process: Easy

Elephas may have attempted to make this device’s setup hassle-free, and if that’s the case, the company succeeded with the Elephas GC333 Mini Projector. In the box, you’ll find three cords, a remote, a ¼-inch screw for adjusting the lens, and a user manual. You can get to watch in a matter of minutes, and in the event that an issue arises, Elephas support is available to help online.

Image Quality: More than acceptable for the price

The Elephas GC333 Mini Projector generally has a crisp enough picture to rival more sophisticated projectors. It supports full 1080p resolution and thus has a super crisp picture, which isn’t so easy to find in a projector at this price point.

A crisp enough picture to rival more sophisticated projectors.

Audio: Good but not great

Elephas bills this product as one with built-in dual hi-fi level stereo speakers. They deliver sharp audio for a pretty inviting home experience. But if you’re not satisfied with them, you can add your own speaker for a better sound via 3.5mm audio input, which I would suggest doing because the fan on this item may distract.

Elephas GC333 Mini Projector
Lifewire / Hayley Prokos 

Price: As reasonable as it gets

Elephas seems to do an excellent job of producing small projectors of good quality (the W90 also gets stellar reviews on Amazon and sits at $63, only $7 less than the GC333). And after having tested a myriad of projectors in all shapes and sizes, I can tell you that you won’t go wrong with the GC333 given its quality, price, and competition.

The Elephas GC333 Mini Projector is as robust as your average projector with a classic build; it’s just smaller and more lightweight.

Elephas GC333 Mini Projector vs. BenQ HT2050A

Unlike many of the other projectors I tested, the BenQ HT2050A isn’t so portable, so whether you decide to go for something as hefty as the BenQ HT2050A (view on Amazon) or as small as the Elephas GC333 is a matter of preference and need. Are you constructing a home theater and willing to invest in a more sophisticated product? Are you only looking for something to be set up once? Or are you looking to truly travel more with a projector that has a standard design?

If it’s the former, then the BenQ HT2050A is a great option. But if you’re looking for something more travel-friendly, and you’re willing to sacrifice some screen definition, then the Elephas GC333 could be for you.

Final Verdict

A shrunken classic mini projector for a price you’ll love.

This is a great option for anyone looking for something mildly portable that maintains a classic design. The projector may not be for you if you’re looking for something that you could slip into your handbag or a small carrying case.

Specs

  • Product Name GC333 Mini Projector
  • Product Brand Elephas
  • Price $67.00
  • Product Dimensions 8.6 x 6.7 x 3.5 in.
  • Ports USB< HD, SD, AV, VGA
  • Image Contrast Ratio 2000:1