Stepping up to replace the MoGo Pro, the new Xgimi MoGo 2 Pro boasts greater brightness, a more robust audio system, and the latest version of the automatic keystone and sharpness correction function, ISA 2.0. This real-time feature adjusts the image’s keystone and focus based on the device’s position relative to the projection surface. It even prevents obstructions like boards and other objects from causing any disruption.
The MoGo 2 Pro is capable of displaying an image in Full HD resolution and supports the HDR10 video format. Powered by Android TV, it offers Wi-Fi connectivity and an ARC-compatible HDMI port. Its USB-C port enables connecting to a power supply or an external battery, providing added freedom.
Xgimi Mogo 2 Pro Technical Specifications
- Model: Xgimi Mogo 2 Pro
- Dimensions: 11.9 cm x 16.1 cm x 10.8 mm
- HDR compatibility: HDR10
- HDMI ports: 1
- Surround sound compatibility: No
- Number of speakers: 2
- Speaker power: 15 watts
- Audio output: Headphones
- Operating system: Android TV
- Voice Assistant: Google Assistant
The Xgimi MoGo 2 Pro video projector we tested was lent to us by the brand. It was tested in conjunction with a Lumene Movie Palace UHD Platinum 300C screen, a model designed for video projectors. Measurements were taken with professional-grade equipment facing the screen (1.5 m away) to minimize errors and provide data that aligns with what the viewer can genuinely experience.
Xgimi Mogo 2 Pro Design: A highly compact, easy-to-move casing
The new Xgimi MoGo 2 Pro portable video projector is more compact than its predecessor, the MoGo Pro. It measures 161 mm in height, 119 mm in width, and 108 mm in depth. However, it’s slightly heavier than the MoGo Pro, weighing in at 1.1 kg, which still allows for easy movement.
Its base features a rubber surface to prevent slipping on an uneven plane. Furthermore, a standard screw hole allows for mounting on a tripod or other photographic equipment. Xgimi also offers a dedicated stand as a separate accessory.
The video projector operates via an external power supply. This compact unit connects to the USB-C port, which can also connect to an external battery for total freedom from power outlets—a well-thought-out design.
Returning to the device’s design, it retains the MoGo Pro’s form, featuring a coppery color with a perforated grille all around, like most Xgimi products. The top is entirely flat, housing a single power button.
The lower part displays rounded edges.
At the rear, a transparent plate reveals the passive radiator with the Xgimi Sound branding.
Xgimi Mogo 2 Pro Connectivity
The rear of the device houses the connection ports. These include a USB-C port for power, a USB-A port for media playback, a 3.5 mm audio jack for headphone connection, and an HDMI 2.0 port. The HDMI port is ARC-compatible, enabling connection to a soundbar or compatible amplifier for a much more expansive and potentially multi-channel sound than the device’s speakers.
The Xgimi MoGo 2 Pro supports Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 5.0. It also offers Chromecast functionality for wireless content streaming from Android devices. Additionally, it includes Google Assistant, and to use Amazon Alexa, a nearby connected speaker is required.
Xgimi Mogo 2 Pro Screen: Your choice
Given the device’s mobile nature, it’s logical that Xgimi doesn’t offer a screen with their MoGo 2 Pro projector. Expect to pay around $500 to $2700 for screens of different sizes with a surface benefiting from specific treatment.
Xgimi Mogo 2 Pro Installation: Place, turn on, enjoy!
This is one of the major advantages of this portable projector. Simply position it roughly in front of a flat surface and the device manages to project as rectangular an image as possible. If you activate the right functions in the settings, the device can even automatically and in real-time adjust the keystone and image focus, even if the device moves. This is the ISA 2.0 (Intelligent Screen Adaptation) technology, using a 3D ToF sensor at the front, in the lower part. This sensor analyzes the room’s characteristics, particularly the distance and angle to the projection surface, to automatically adapt the image.
Additionally, if an element, such as a wall-mounted board, interferes with the image, the image is instantly cropped to appear whole, albeit at the expense of quality. Finally, an eye protection function immediately reduces the device’s brightness if someone intersects the beam.
There is no zoom and the image size thus depends on its distance from the projection surface. The projection ratio is 1.2:1. At a distance of 1 meter from the screen, you get an image 85 cm wide. In this case, and if the projector is exactly in front of the projection surface, relatively large gray borders (2.5 cm) are visible on both sides, as well as on top and bottom.
At a distance of 1.5 m from the screen, the image is 1.25 m wide with 3.5 cm borders. These borders are even thicker if keystone correction is needed, i.e., if the projector is not perfectly in front, but offset from the central axis. This can exceed 10 cm, which is significant and gives the impression of a smaller image than could be achieved.
Xgimi Mogo 2 Pro Interface: Android TV as an entertainment platform
The Xgimi MoGo 2 Pro video projector is powered by Android TV 11 and can therefore access applications available on the Google Play Store. It’s the same interface as that available on TVs, except that the device does not allow the installation of certain applications, including one of the most popular, Netflix, like almost all projectors under Android TV. You must use the Desktop Manager application (not Desktop Launcher as indicated in the pamphlet delivered with the projector explaining the installation procedure) to find the American streaming application.
To play media from a USB stick or from the home network, VLC is perfectly suitable, like other video players. Otherwise, there’s no problem enjoying apps like Prime Video, Disney+, Molotov, or MyCanal, among others.
When using an external device, the display of menus changes, then offering a banner at the bottom of the screen for quick access to certain functions. By pressing the Settings button on the remote control, a menu appears to quickly change the image mode, which is always appreciated.
Other settings can also be adjusted, including keystone correction, sound, 3D display function settings, and the timer. Otherwise, you can display more device-related settings. Overall, we were quite satisfied with the organization of the settings.
Xgimi Mogo 2 Pro Image: Decent quality for such a small device
The mobile Xgimi MoGo 2 Pro video projector is equipped with a 0.23-inch DMD chip from Texas Instrument, like the previous MoGo Pro. It is capable of displaying an image with a simulated Full HD resolution, i.e., 1920×1080 pixels from a native matrix of 960×540 pixels. It supports Ultra HD signals up to 60 frames per second and 3D content. Beware, at startup, the projector is automatically in energy saving mode. You need to disable this function at startup, if necessary.
The images produced by the projector are pleasant. They have good sharpness and a certain level of detail. The contrast is not extraordinary and the colors are not really accurate, offering a warmer or cooler rendition than they should be, depending on the image mode chosen. However, the image generally holds up. The management of HDR content is generally satisfactory for such a device, even if some skies or white backgrounds appear without detail, as they cannot go very high in brightness.
Several brightness modes are offered. Only Cinema mode offers good results for a cinema rendering.
Given its maximum brightness, it is really necessary to prioritize viewing under the darkest conditions possible. The best rendering is obtained in complete darkness. It is important to take into account that this is not a fixed “Home Cinema” projector with the technical characteristics that this could imply. The Xgimi MoGo 2 Pro therefore allows you to watch videos under satisfactory conditions, but not as good as with devices designed for that purpose.
Motion Compensation and Scaling
Unfortunately, the projector does not offer an effective motion compensation system. During viewing, we noticed significant stuttering several times when depicting fast on-screen movements. You don’t need to be an expert to notice this. The effects are inconsistent and somewhat disturbing if you are demanding.
The edges of objects are handled quite well. Ultra HD upscaling is not an option here, as the maximum resolution is Full HD. However, for content with lower resolution, the results are quite satisfactory.
The Rainbow Effect
The image produced by the Xgimi MoGo 2 Pro projector exhibits a rainbow effect. However, this effect is quite limited, and even those who are sensitive to it can enjoy a session without having to rub their eyes every two minutes. This phenomenon is present in all projectors using Texas Instruments’ DLP technology, but completely absent from Tri-LCD models.
The visibility of this phenomenon depends on the viewer’s sensitivity and may occur by giving the impression of seeing small rainbows (red/green/blue) on the edges of bright objects against dark backgrounds, or on certain subtitles, for example.
Xgimi Mogo 2 Pro Measurements: Low Contrast and Unfaithful Colors
The projector offers several image modes: Office, Film, Game (only available for external sources), and Custom. The latter allows for individual and manual adjustment of parameters. Different brightness modes are also offered in the settings: Vivid, Cinema, Clear, Performance, and Custom.
Only Cinema mode is relevant. Performance mode is forgettable as it brings nothing more than very unfaithful colorimetry and the projector triggers its ventilation system, which is as noisy as a hairdryer, making the viewing experience unpleasant. For a more cinematic rendering, you should select Cinema brightness mode and Film image mode.
In this context, we recorded a contrast ratio of 310:1. The color accuracy is not exact, as we measured an average Delta E of 5.16, significantly higher than the threshold of 3, below which the human eye can no longer distinguish between the requested color and the displayed color. The average gamma was recorded at 1.93, which is lower than the expected value of 2.4 for the test conditions (dark). Furthermore, the average color temperature was measured at 6920 K, which is cooler than the ideal temperature of 6500 K.
With HDR content, also in Cinema brightness mode and Film image mode, the color accuracy is almost good since we recorded an average Delta E of 3.21, close to the threshold of 3. Concerning brightness, with the projector placed 1 meter from the screen, we measured a peak brightness of 207 cd/m². Moving the device back to 1.5 meters away from the screen, the peak brightness drops to 92.7 cd/m². In this latter case, we get an image base of 1.25 meters.
These measurements confirm that it is essential to keep the Xgimi MoGo 2 Pro in a dark room for optimum use.
Finally, regarding the coverage of the colorimetric spaces, the projector does the job, as we obtained a result of 88.53% for the DCI-P3 space and 73.83% for the BT2020 space.
Xgimi Mogo 2 Pro Gaming: Almost Acceptable Input Lag
Game mode is available exclusively for external sources. It disables the automatic trapezoid and sharpness correction function. It allowed us to measure an input lag of 38.5 ms (1920×1080 pixels / 60 Hz), which is quite high, but still below the critical threshold of 50 ms, beyond which it becomes bothersome.
Here, the display delay corresponds to just under three frames of lag between the moment the player presses the controller button and the action unfolds on the screen. This might be unsatisfactory for demanding players, but it can work for those who are less demanding and play locally. The contrast ratio in Game mode is 302:1, which is quite low. With HDR content, still in Game mode, color accuracy is almost achieved with a measurement at 3.88, slightly above the threshold of 3.
Xgimi Mogo 2 Pro Audio: Not Bad for a Small Room
The Xgimi MoGo 2 Pro is equipped with two speakers delivering 2×8 watts. They are accompanied by a passive radiator visible at the rear of the device. All are installed in the lower part of the projector, and the speakers are directed to the sides.
No Dolby Atmos or DTS compatibility here. We must settle for classic Dolby Digital. Surprisingly, the sound produced by the projector is relatively powerful. There are some spatial effects and a certain breadth, which is quite pleasant. The soundstage is relatively wide. Dialogues are extremely clear and perfectly intelligible.
The few attempts at bass may suffice for regular programs, but not for blockbuster movies. For this, we recommend using a soundbar or an amplifier, via the HDMI ARC connection. Avoid going above 75% though, as beyond that, distortions appear, and the sound is denatured.
The Remote Control
Very compact, the remote control accompanying the MoGo 2 Pro projector from Xgimi unfortunately lacks a backlight system. However, it has few buttons, which allows them to be located quite easily by touch. We appreciate having a dedicated button for image settings (focus) and another to adjust image modes or, if necessary, the trapezoid. With the efficiency of the automatic correction, this did not seem necessary to us.
The directional cross allows you to navigate the interface menus, and a button is dedicated to the Google assistant. We appreciate the double button for managing the volume, diagonally with a slight texture, very pleasant. Two AAA batteries power this remote control.
Xgimi Mogo 2 Pro Consumption and Noise Very Reasonable
The Xgimi MoGo 2 Pro projector consumes 47.7 watts in Film mode with a 100% white test pattern. This measurement is very reasonable for such a device. Regarding noise, we measured an average noise of only 30 dB close to the projector (Film mode), and at 2 meters, you can no longer hear the device. The projector is therefore very discreet.
Xgimi Mogo 2 Pro Price and Availability
The Xgimi portable projector is available for a price of 599 USD on Amazon.