Close
Optoma S312

48

Overall Score

Optoma S312

Optoma S312
4 Images

Loading image...
A good spec and very economical to run quiet SVGA multimedia projector
29dB 800 X 600 (SVGA) 20000:1 Yes Sep 2015
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Compare
Share on

Optoma S312 Compare Cheapest UK Prices

Sorry, currently not available from shops in the United Kingdom.
Check international prices

Notify Me When Available
You are subscribed to price alerts for this product
Unsubscribe

Optoma S312 Compare UK Used Prices

Sorry, no international prices found
Searching for international prices ...

Assumed Exchange Rates

Optoma S312 Review

With low running costs and very good features, we have scored the Optoma S312 as follows:
77
Features
Good Features
60
Age
2 Years Old
85
Running Costs
£48 Over 5 Years
48
Overall Score
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 49?

Viewsonic multimedia projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of only £48 over 5 years, which puts it in the cheapest 14% of all 1,951 data projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving data projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
800 x 600 (SVGA) resolution
Quieter than average noise level
Smaller than average bulb power
Does not support full HD

Optoma S312 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Very Good Brand

We checked 3,199 expert and user reviews (including 520 verified purchases) for Optoma data projectors and found that on average Optoma has very good ratings compared to other brands. 97% of those that bought a Optoma data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Low

The S312 is one of the more economic to run projectors that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the S312 is only £48.

Calculate your own running costs

Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This projector has been on the market since September 2015.

Features

800 X 600 (SVGA) Resolution

The Optoma S312 has a higher resolution than most projectors. This data projector has an 800 x 600 (SVGA) resolution, whereas most projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. In addition, this multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of SVGA (800x600). The resolution of all projectors ranges from DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) (worst) to 4096 x 2400 (best).

What does "projector native resolution" mean? Less Edit

Quieter Than Average Noise Level

The quietest noise level of projectors is 20dB, the loudest is 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The Optoma S312's noise level of only 29dB is quieter than 88% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

What does "noise level" mean? Less Edit

Higher Than Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The average contrast ratio (typical) of all projectors is 27,000, with the lowest being 1.5 and the highest being 2,500,000. The contrast ratio (typical) of the Optoma S312 of 20,000 is higher than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is higher than 85% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature.

What does "contrast ratio" mean? Less Edit

Average Projector Brightness

The Optoma S312's projector brightness of 3,200 ANSI lumens is fairly average compared to most other projectors. It is brighter than 55% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

What does "projector brightness" mean? Less Edit

Supports 3D

The Optoma S312 supports 3D, unlike 59% of projectors which do not support 3D.

What is 3D? Less Edit

Longer Than Average Service Life of Lamp

The average service life of lamp of all projectors is 6,900h, with the shortest being 200h and the longest being 50,000h. The service life of lamp of the Optoma S312 of 5,000h is in the longest 27% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

What does "service life of lamp" mean? Less Edit

Has a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma S312 has a built-in speaker. 77% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

Chart Hide Chart What is a built-in speaker? Less Edit

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma S312 has a handheld remote control. 80% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

Chart Hide Chart What is a handheld remote control? Less Edit

Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

The smallest bulb power of multimedia projectors is 15W, the biggest is 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W. The Optoma S312's bulb power of only 190W is smaller than 93% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

Chart Hide Chart What does "bulb power" mean? Less Edit

Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma S312 does not support full HD, although this is within the context that 64% of projectors also do not support full HD.

Chart Hide Chart What is full HD? Less Edit

RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma S312 is RoHS compliance. 82% of projectors are not RoHS compliance.

Chart Hide Chart What does "RoHS compliance" mean? Less Edit

Product Identifiers

Barcodes:

00796435419776, 05055387629707

Optoma S312 - Other Projectors Worth Considering

(100 reviews)
179.99
2% cheaper to run
Best Available Price
CompAdvance 179.99

(10 reviews)
249.99
5W bigger bulb power
Cheaper to run by £0.91
Best Available Price
eBay 249.99

(3 reviews)
279.99
Brighter projector brightness
Bigger bulb power
£0.91 cheaper to run
Best Available Price
CompAdvance 279.99

Today's Best Projector Deals

9% Price Drop
{Epson EB-U05
£499.99
Was £550 (3 days ago)
Noise Level
37dB
Projector Native Resolution
1920 X 1200 (WUXGA)
Contrast Ratio
15000:1
27% Price Drop
{Benq MX825ST
£797.98
Was £1,094 (18 days ago)
Noise Level
33dB
Projector Native Resolution
1024 X 768 (XGA)
Contrast Ratio
20000:1
24% Price Drop
{NEC PA572
£1,919.98
Was £2,532 (35 days ago)
Noise Level
39dB
Projector Native Resolution
1280 X 800
Contrast Ratio
5000:1
23% Price Drop
{Epson EB-5530U
£2,003.98
Was £2,616 (23 days ago)
Noise Level
38dB
Projector Native Resolution
1920 X 1200 (WUXGA)
Contrast Ratio
15000:1
5% Price Drop
{Acer H6502BD
4 reviews
£597.33
Was £630 (69 days ago)
Noise Level
31dB
Projector Native Resolution
1920 X 1080 (1080p)
Contrast Ratio
20000:1
View More Projector Deals