Optoma S303
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Optoma S303

A 4 year old 15000:1 800 x 600 multimedia projector with average reviews and adequate features and one of the loudest noise levels on the market
15000:1 SVGA (800x600) Yes 26dB Mar 2013
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Optoma S303 Review

With good reviews and mediocre features, we have scored the Optoma S303 as follows for Summary.
2 Reviews
Average Features
4 Years Old
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 35?

It has ok expert reviews with an average expert rating of 65%. Sony projectors have excellent reviews in general.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better data projectors are available. View the latest data projectors 2017.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a carrying case
Quite quiet noise level
Quite small bulb power
Does not support full HD

Optoma S303 Video Reviews

Optoma S303 In-Depth Analysis


Expert Reviews Are Average

This multimedia projector has an average expert rating of 65 out of 100 based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and IT

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Optoma Has Very Good Multimedia Projector Reviews

We checked 2,445 user and expert reviews (including 398 verified purchases) for Optoma data projectors and found that on average Optoma has very good ratings. 96% of those that bought a Optoma projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Has a Carrying Case

The Optoma S303 has a carrying case. 81% of data projectors do not have a carrying case.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The Optoma S303's noise level of only 26dB is in the quietest 4% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature. Across all the projectors the noise levels range from 10dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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800 X 600 Resolution

The Optoma S303 has a higher resolution than most projectors. This data projector has an 800 x 600 resolution, whereas most projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution. In addition, this projector has a projector native resolution of SVGA (800x600).

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the Optoma S303 of 10,000h is quite long compared to most other projectors. It is in the longest 15% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. Across all the projectors the service life of lamps range from 20h to 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,800h.

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Quite Small Bulb Power

The average bulb power of all projectors is 260W, with the smallest being 3.5W and the biggest being 4,200W. The bulb power of the Optoma S303 of only 190W is very small compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the smallest 4% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma S303 is RoHS compliance, unlike 82% of projectors which are not RoHS compliance.

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Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the Optoma S303 of 3,000 ANSI lumens is pretty typical compared to most other data projectors. It is in the brightest 40% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma S303 has a built-in speaker. 76% of data projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma S303 does not support full HD. 64% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Released Over Four Years Ago

Optoma released the S303 in March 2013.

Product Identifiers


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