The 13 Best iPhone projector in 2023 [Mini, Cheap & Portable]

Last updated by Nitish_Lakra on January 15, 2023

Best iPhone projector

There are many good portable projectors available for the iPhone in the market. But today in this article I will introduce you to some best projector for iPhone.

That will be compatible with your iPhone. You can easily connect with your iPhone. Wired and wireless

Don’t worry it will be battery-powered. And pocket size. You can fit it in your pocket. And take it anywhere.

And stream Netflix and present your presentation. Or set up your mini home theatre inside or outside your home. With no issue. 

Which projector is best for iPhone? 

So, there are the 13 best projectors for iPhone. You can choose one of them. According to your needs. Buy reading the description.

Ahead in detail. I will talk about the projector one by one. So stay tuned.

  1. Anker NEBULA Capsule Max (Our Pick)
  2. KODAK Luma 350
  3. NEBULA Anker Capsule
  4. AuKing Mini Projector 
  5. ViewSonic M1 Mini Ultra-Portable LED Projector
  6. TOP VISION WiFi Portable Projector 
  7. ViewSonic M1 Mini+
  8. CiBest Video Projector Outdoor Movie Projector 
  9. Kodak Ultra Mini Portable Projector 
  10. AAXA Technologies KP-101-01
  11. Meer Mini Projector, Portable Movie Projector 
  12. ELEPHAS 2020 WiFi Movie Projector – W13
  13. Epson EpiqVision Mini EF12 Smart Streaming Laser Projector

Can you connect an iPhone to the projector? 

Yes, you can connect your iPhone to the projector. Using HDMI to the lightning adapter

Or if your projector supports a wireless connection. Then you can also connect the iPhone wirelessly to the projector. 

Using the airplay. But you can’t project copyrighted content from streaming platforms like Netflix.

Read our full article on how to connect an iPhone to a projector.

List of the best mini projector for iPhone.

So let’s talk about the best projector for the iPhone one by one. In detail let’s know their pros and cons. 

Which one should you choose? Or which one you should ditch?

Anker NEBULA Capsule Max

Anker Nebula Capsule Max

Key Features:-

  • Connectivity: WiFi, Screen Mirroring, USB, HDMI, Bluetooth
  • Contrast Ratio: 600:1
  • Brightness: 200 ANSI Lumens
  • Resolution: 1280×720
  • Battery Life: 4 Hours
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Projection Technology: DLP

Anker Nebula Capsule Max (Amazon) projector takes 20 to 30 times to boot up the projector.

It’s not a pocket projector. It will not fit in your pocket. But yeah it is a very portable projector.

You can take this projector anywhere you want. Use this projector in the living room or outdoors.

If you are going to use this projector in your backyard. I will suggest that you buy a portable projector screen.

To get the best image quality from the projector. Because Nebula capsule max is a native 720p projector.

And its lumens rating is 200 ANSI lumens. Which is only appropriate for the dark environment.

The picture quality of the nebula capsule max projector. Look good in person. You will be amazed by the picture quality.

Nebula capsule max has an internal speaker. Its speaker is good for casual TV watching.

But when it comes to movie watching, I will suggest you connect the external speaker to the projector.

And this projector also supports android. Using the airplay you can connect the iPhone to the projector.

But you can’t project copyrighted content.

Pros

  • You can set up a projector on a tripod.
  • Portable.
  • Built-in speaker.
  • Android is available as an operating system.
  • Wireless connection with iPhone.
  • Four hours of run time.

Cons

  • Nothing to say.

KODAK Luma 350

KODAK Luma 350 
Credit: Product Trade

Key Features:-

  • Connectivity: WiFi, Mirroring, Bluetooth, USB, HDMI
  • Contrast Ratio: 3500:1
  • Brightness: 150 ANSI lumens
  • Resolution: 854×480
  • Battery Life: 2 Hours
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Projection Technology: DLP

The Kodak Luma 350 (Amazon) projector is the best. No matter if you want to set up this projector.

Inside your home or outside the home. You will get the best image quality.

I am talking about the low light environment. It’s a native 480p projector. And has a lumens rating of 150 ANSI lumens.

Kodak claims that it can run up to two hours. But in my experience. Once you fully charge the projector.

If you are watching the movie in high brightness mode.

You will get a battery life of one hour. While if you operate the projector on its internal battery.

On low-lumen mode. Then you can use the projector for at least three hours.

Further, you have to connect this projector to the power source.

And you don’t need to worry about the projector-led light source. Because it will last up to 30,000 hours.

Kodak Luma 350 comes with a remote. But if you don’t want to use the remote or you lost the remote.

You should install the kodak luma app on your iPhone. And remember. If your projector and iPhone are connected to the same wifi network.

Then you can use the iPhone as a remote. And also you can through airplay you can screencast.

Whatever is on your iPhone. Except for copyrighted content.

Pros

  • Native 480p. Also supports 4k.
  • You can control the projector with the kodak luma app.
  • Bright and sharp image.
  • Support wireless connection with the iPhone.
  • Good internal battery life.

Cons

  • The rear projection is not good.
  • The internal speaker is terrible.

NEBULA Anker Capsule

NEBULA Anker Capsule
Image By Tech4All.

Key Features:-

  • Projection Technology: DLP
  • Lumens: 100 ANSI
  • Native resolution: 854×480
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Battery Life: 4 hours

The first impression of this projector is lightweight. Compact and you don’t need anything other than accessories. To use the projector.

If you want the independent projector. That you can use freely. Take anywhere.

Then this is something for you. If you don’t have a TV. You can consider buying this projector.

If you have smooth walls in your home. Then you don’t need anything, just connect your projector to the iPhone.

Using screen mirroring wirelessly (copyrighted content doesn’t support mirroring)

And control the projector using the “nebula connect app”. Available on both the google play store and the app store.

And start projecting on the wall. And when it comes to changing the projection place.

It’s pretty handy. You can use this projector. Watch your favorite show before bedtime. In the bedroom.

And when it comes to going outside. Such as for travel. You can fit this projector in your bag corner. 

It won’t take any place. Or you can put this projector inside your hoodie pocket. And take it anywhere.

It also has speakers. Which sounds very good. If you are watching shows and movies inside the room. It sound’s so good.

You don’t need to spend or need to connect any external speakers to the projector. To get the loud sound.

By connecting to the Nintendo switch. You can also play games on it.

Pros

  • It’s very lightweight.
  • Very handy.
  • It has its battery and speaker.
  • It’s great when you use this projector. Inside your ambient light control room.

Cons

  • Nothing to say.

AuKing Mini Projector 

AuKing Mini Projector 2021 Upgraded Portable Video-Projector.
Image BY MarKell s TV.

Key Features:-

  • Contrast Ratio: 2000:1
  • Brightness: 
  • Native Resolution: 800×480
  • Life: 55,000 Hours
  • Display Technology: LCD

This projector is pretty basic. To connect this projector to the iPhone. You will need the HDMI to Lighting adapter.

Then only you will be able to projector iPhone content from your projector.

I will always suggest you use this projector in the darkroom.

This projector manufacturer claims. That this projector comes with 2600 lumens. 

Which is not true. And also 1080p is claimed by the manufacturer. That does not mean.

You will get the 1080p image from this projector. Its native resolution is 420p. 

It just supports 1080p. This projector can’t project a 1080p image.

These are some things. I would like to clarify this projector. This projector does a pretty decent job. What we can expect from the under 100$ dollar projector.

If you want you can mount this projector from the ceiling. If you need a projector for some basic jobs.

Like watching some Netflix shows and movies. Then this projector does a decent job without ambient light.

And its speakers are good. But they don’t produce high-quality sound.

Pros

  • Portable.
  • You can mount this projector from the ceiling.
  • It comes with the keystone correction.
  • Come with the remote.

Cons

  • Misleading description.
  • Annoying fan sound.

ViewSonic M1 Mini Ultra-Portable LED Projector

ViewSonic M1 Mini Ultra-Portable LED Projector
Image By GadgetByte

Key Features:-

  • Native Resolution: 854x480p
  • Lumens: 120
  • Battery Life: 1.5 Hours
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Contrast Ratio: 500:1
  • Projection Technology: DLP

This is another pocket-size projector. That you can fit in your pocket. And easy to take it anywhere.

It also has a rechargeable battery. You don’t need any external power source to project something from this projector.

To connect this with the iPhone. You will need the HDMI to Lighting adapter.

Then only you will be able to use this projector with the iPhone.

Otherwise, there is no wireless option available. It also comes with JBL speakers. From that, you will get a good sound.

This projector also has a vertical automatic keystone correction. And focus dial. To give you a crisp image on the screen.

Pros

  • Pocket size.
  • Pretty handy.
  • Comes with vertical keystone correction.
  • Rechargeable battery.

Cons

  • Does not have iPhone screen sharing or mirroring

TOPVISION WiFi Portable Projector 

Mini Projector, TOPVISION WiFi Portable Projector
Image By UCL.

Key Features:-

  • Contrast Ratio: 5500:1
  • Brightness: 5500L
  • Resolution: 1080p
  • Sound: 3W hi-fi stereo speaker

This projector looks very nice from the outside. Let’s know about image projection.

In moderate light in the room. It provides a decent image. But after lots of adjustments. 

The bottom part of the image was blurry. The speakers come in this projector.

Are loud and decent for this price range of projector. There is a wide range of connectivity options available in this projector.

SD Card, AV, VGA, USB, and HDMI. So what I found on this projector is there is no. 

Wireless connection in the projector. You have to invest in the HDMI to Lightning adapter.

Pros

  • Excellently built.
  • Pretty affordable.
  • Loudspeaker.

Cons

  • Average image.
  • Can’t read SRT.

ViewSonic M1 Mini+

Source: Amazon.com

Key Features:-

  • Connectivity: USB Type A and C, HDMI, Bluetooth, Wifi
  • Contrast Ratio: 120,000:1
  • Brightness: 50 ANSI lumens
  • Resolution: 854×480
  • Battery Life: 2 Hours
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Projection Technology: DLP

Even the ViewSonic M1 Mini+ (Amazon) has a 480p native resolution.

This projector project some sharp images on the wall or screen. In the dark room. And if the bulbs are on during the projection.

The image will be watchable. But in direct sunlight, the image will be washed out badly.

If the M1 Mini plus is connected to the wifi. Then using the airplay you can connect the iPhone to the projector.

But, sadly, you can project Netflix. Because of Netflix’s limitations. For that, you have to connect the projector and iPhone using the wire.

But you can project the movies from your iPhone storage. And have a great movie night. 

ViewSonic’s official site claims that. In the ViewSonic M1 Mini Plus. You will get a latency rate of 35 ms.

Which is good for casual gamers. To enjoy some games on the big screen.

Although the M1 Mini Plus is not a gaming projector.

Pros

  • Come with different color covers.
  • The image is good in moderate light. And best in the dark room.
  • Wirelessly connect the iPhone to the projector.
  • Play casual games.
  • Internal battery.

Cons

  • Unreliable charging.

CiBest Video Projector Outdoor Movie Projector 

Mini Projector, CiBest Video Projector
Image By GoJoe Productions.

Key Features:-

  • Contrast Ratio: 2000:1
  • Resolution: 1080p support
  • Brightness: 7500 lux

When you use this projector with the projector screen. It gives you a very good image on the screen.

That isn’t expected from this budget for the projector. Its design from the outside is very good.

And when it comes to the speakers, they are good inside the room. But if you’re going to project outdoors.

I will suggest you hook up this projector with the external speaker.

You can watch Netflix by connecting the firestick on this projector.

To connect the iPhone with this projector. You have to get the Lighting to HDMI adapter.

Rest things are great in this projector. And the last thing this projector provided me 42-inch screen image from 4 feet.

Pros

  • Native resolution is 480p.
  • Brightness is good.
  • Budget-friendly.
  • The image is great.

Cons

  • Disney and Youtube are not compatible.

Kodak Ultra Mini Portable Projector 

Kodak Ultra Mini Portable Projector
Image By The Technology Land.

Key Features:-

  • Lumens: 25 ANSI
  • Contrast Ratio: 1300:1
  • Battery Life: 2 hours of playback
  • Native Resolution: 640 x 360
  • Display Technology: DLP

This is the tiniest projector on our list. And don’t provide a good image in comparison to our list. Other projectors.

But this projector’s size, price, and capability will shock you. It comes with an HDMI input port which you can use to connect to the iPhone.

And it also comes with a micro USB cable to charge the projector. And it can give you roughly two hours of playback time.

It does not have plenty of light. You have to darken the room. Then only you will be able to watch something on this projector.

You can insert a micro SD card into this projector to play something on this projector.

It’s a pocket-size projector. You can easily take this to your friend’s house and for travel as well.

Pros

  • Pocket size.
  • Rechargeable battery.
  • Big screen.

Cons

  • Misleading resolution branding.

AAXA Technologies KP-101-01 

AAXA KP-101-01 Pico Projector
Credit: AAXA Technologies

Key Features:-

  • Connectivity: USB, Headphone Jack, Mini HDMI, Micro SD
  • Contrast Ratio: 1000:1
  • Brightness: 25 lumen
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720
  • Battery Life: 1.2 Hours
  • Projection Technology: DLP

After buying the AAXA KP-101-01 projector. You can carry this pico projector.

Which can fit in your pocket. Always on the go. An AAXA Kp-101-01 projector can project up to a 60-inch screen.

This projector has small fans. Which keeps the AAXA KP-101-01 cool. While operating the projector.

Also in the projector, you will get the LED light source. Which lasts up to 15,000 hours. 

So, it’s worth the whole money. That you invest in the AAXA KP-101-01. Because it will last a very long time.

It’s a native 720p projector. Also in the projector, a 1000:1 contrast ratio is available.

The projector uses DLP technology to project the image. So, the image will be sharp. Like other DLP projectors.

In the AAXA KP-101-01. The mini HDMI input port is available. So, you have to buy the Mini HDMI to HDMI adapter. 

Also, you have to buy an HDMI to Lighting adapter. If you don’t have one.

Then you can connect your iPhone with the AAXA KP-101-01. Plug the adapter and cable in this manner.

Projector<Mini HDMI to HDMI Adapter<HDMI Cable<HDMI to Lighting adapter<iPhone.

It’s a bit of a long process to connect the AAXA KP-101-01 to the iPhone. But it’s an easy process.

Pros

  • Pico.
  • Have an internal battery.
  • Can project up to 60 inches.
  • Sharp image in dark.
  • Mini HDMI input port.

Cons

  • Nothing to say.

Meer Mini Projector, Portable Movie Projector 

Meer Mini Projector,Portable Movie Projector
Image BY MCPHONEY.

Key Features:-

  • Contrast Ratio: 800:1
  • Brightness: 400 lumens
  • Projection Technology: LCD
  • Native Resolution: 320x240p
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3/16:9
  • Life: 30,000 hours

This projector comes with various connection options. HDMI, USB, Micro USB, 3.5 Audio output and SD card.

This projector is very compact. You can use this projector as a mini-movie projector.

You can insert the micro SD card into this projector. Or you can hook up your iPhone using HDMI to Lightning converter.

In this dark room, you will get a reasonably fair image quality. And when you project some text with a small size.

You may find the blurry image. But the image is good. Because this projector doesn’t have a lot of brightness.

So I will suggest you use this projector. In a dark room. And if there is sunlight inside your room.

I highly suggest you use a black curtain. In the room. So you can get good image quality.

Pros

  • You can use this projector with a power bank.
  • The image is decent.
  • Perfect for travelling and hiking.

Cons

  • You will need an extra cable. To connect with the Android and iPhone.

ELEPHAS 2020 WiFi Movie Projector – W13

ELEPHAS 2020 WiFi Movie Projector - W13
Image By Gaylon’s Gadgets.

Key Features:-

  • Native Resolution: 960x640P
  • Contrast Ratio: 3500:1
  • Display Technology: LCD
  • Brightness: 4600 lux

If you are searching for a wireless projector. Then you can consider buying this projector.

Using the wifi you can connect your iPhone to the projector. After connecting the projector to the iPhone.

You can project up to a 120-inch screen from eleven feet. From a far distance.

On the screen, you will notice that the image is sharp from the middle. And at the corner. You will get a little bit of a blurry image.

Through the wireless connection. You can’t projector the copyrighted content. For that, you have to buy the lighting to HDMI cable.

Then only you will be able to project copyrighted content like Netflix, amazon prime and Hulu.

The use of a projector will be suggested in the darkroom. And this projector isn’t meant for business use.

Pros

  • Wireless connection.
  • Big screen.
  • Good quality image in the darkroom.
  • Value for money.

Cons

  • The image is blurry in the corner. Little bit.

Epson EpiqVision Mini EF12 Smart Streaming Laser Projector

Epson EpiqVision Mini EF12 Smart Streaming Laser Projector
Image By Chigz Tech Reviews.

Key Features:-

  • Colour and White Lumens: 1,000
  • Resolution: 1080p
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Projector technology: 3LCD
  • Contrast Ratio: 200,000:1

If you have an iPhone and want to set up the mini home theatre then. This projector could be the best option for you.

This projector comes with a laser light source. It’s a laser projector. And its projection technology is 3LCD.

Which ensures that you get a colorful image on the screen. For a long time without dimming the light and the color of the image.

It’s a mini projector. So you can take it anywhere. And you just need the power source.

You don’t need to worry about the sound. Because this projector comes with Yamaha speakers.

Which ensures that you get rich sound always from the projector

This projector makes sure you don’t feel the lack of entertainment. In this projector, you will get YouTube, HULU HBO, etc inbuilt.

Because this projector is powered by android.

It also has an HDMI input port. Which you can use to make a connection between the projector and your iPhone.

And yes it also has an HDMI arc. Which makes sure you get high-quality audio. By connecting your soundbar with the projector.

I have tried some gameplay on this projector. And I got a pretty impressive performance from the projector.

I have connected the PS4 to the projector.

Pros

  • The picture is big and beautiful.
  • Laser light source.
  • Two types of lumens are colour and white.
  • Come with the built-in Yamaha speaker.

Cons

  • Limited contrast.
  • Not 4k.
  • No optical zoom.

What should you look for in a mini projector? 

There are various aspects when choosing the projector. But here I will talk about things. 

You should look for it while choosing the projector for the iPhone.

Portability 

All projectors are portable. You can take them anywhere. But there is some mini and pico projector.

They are so portable. They can fit in your palm and you can charge them. And take them anywhere to use.

If you’re going to choose the projector meeting and travel. Then this type of projector is perfect for you.

Or if you plan to project some entertainment content. Then you can go with the other normal mini projector from the list.

To set up the little home theatre outdoors or indoors.

Budget 

Many people are ready to spend 700$ on the projector for their iPhone.

Fact about the projector. What you pay for performance. You get it.

Don’t worry about this mini projector list for iPhone. I have added a projector in various price ranges.

Even if your budget is under 100$ dollars. Then also there is an option is for you.

Connectivity 

For the wireless connection make sure your projector supports it. Then only you will be able to find the correct connectivity option for your projector.

If you have to connect the projector and iPhone. With the help of a wire. 

Then you don’t need to worry. You have to spend on the HDMI to the lightning adapter.

And your projector should have an HDMI input port. Then you can project anything from your iPhone to your projector.

Contrast Ratio 

The contrast ratio is just the difference between the projected images and dark colors. And the lite color. More read here.

Brightness 

In projector lux, lumens, and ANSI lumens. Are used in the measurement of projector brightness.

How bright the image projector will project on the screen. The type of projector. I have talked about is not appropriate to use in the presence of ambient light.

Resolution 

Here you are choosing the projector for the iPhone. For that native 480p resolution is perfect. 

To know more about the projector resolution. You can check out an article on the best resolution for the projector.

If you want in-depth detail. On choosing a projector. You can check out our detailed article on how to choose a new projector.

Conclusion.

These are some projectors. You can buy it for your iPhone. In this projector.

You will get every type of projector. Those projectors. You can connect wirelessly with the projector.

And also those projectors. Will need HDMI to Lightning cable.

If you want to connect the iPhone and projector wirelessly. I am ok with that. 

But remember. You can’t project copyrighted content. From the wireless connection like Netflix and amazon prime.

You have to go with the wired connection. If you have decided to use the projector for something like that.

And, yes, a battery-powered projector. Give you independence. To use your projector anywhere.

Wherever you want.

See you next time…

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