The Moviphone is an Android device with a built-in projector. At the top is a 50-lumen laser that can project an image with a resolution of 720p. The device projects at a maximum distance of 2.5 meters. In terms of brightness, the Moviphone naturally does not reach serious projectors, which often offer 2000 lumens or more.
Except for the beamer, the Moviphone has good, but not great hardware. The device has a 5.5-inch screen with a resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels. On the back is a 16-megapixel camera, in front of an 8-megapixel camera. The MediaTek MT6750 chipset that the company uses is often in midrange smartphones. However, the device has a large battery of 4000 mAh and a spacious 128 GB storage space. The device is quite thick by the beamer: preferably 11 millimetres.
Moviphone: Where to buy one?
The device was developed by Wireless Mobi Solution, which the device presented this week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. It is the first smartphone of the otherwise unknown manufacturer. The Moviphone is sold through the company’s website. For that, you pay 599 dollars (which is about 500 euros) plus a few more dollars. The device is only available in six weeks.
In the same price range, you will also find devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S8, OnePlus 5T and Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact. These are provided with better hardware and packaged in a more beautiful design. The Moviphone should therefore mainly have its built-in projector. It is the only smartphone with a beamer.
In a distant past, Samsung also released a smartphone with a built-in projector, the Galaxy Beam. That device from 2012, however, was not a great success. This was largely due to the moderate projector with a light intensity of only 15 lumens. The Moviphone has an edge in that area.