BenQ GV11 is a newcomer from BenQ projector portfolios. How about it compared with its sibling BenQ GV30? BenQ GV11 and BenQ GV30 are both portable projectors and they have similar appearances and designs. Which is a better option? In this post, we will compare the two projectors in detail and help you to make a wise decision.

BenQ GV11 vs BenQ GV30

In this section, we will compare the two projectors in terms of appearance, image, throw ratio, portability, system, connectivity, and sound.

BenQ GV11 vs BenQ GV30: Overview

Through the side-by-side comparison below, we can see BenQ GV11 is better in low cost and portability while BenQ GV30 is better in image quality.

Then, let’s compare the two projectors in detail.

BenQ GV11 vs BenQ GV30: Appearance

The two projectors have similar shapes and the same color matching, but they also have minor differences. The vents of BenQ GV11 are linear while the vents of BenQ GV30 are perforated with square holes.

BenQ GV11
BenQ GV30

Regarding size and dimensions, BenQ GV11 is smaller and lighter compared with the BenQ GV30 projector.

ModelsBenQ GV11BenQ GV30
Dimensions (WxHxD)113.5 x 153.3 x 140 mm120 x 195.8 x 185.0mm
Net Weight (kg)0.97 kg1.6 kg

BenQ GV11 vs BenQ GV30: Image

Let’s compare the image performance of the two projectors. In terms of brightness, BenQ GV11 has 200 ANSI lumens while BenQ GV30 has 300 ANSI Lumens. That is to say, BenQ GV30 is slightly brighter than BenQ GV11. For resolution, BenQ GV11 has a native resolution of WVGA (854×480) while BenQ GV30 has 720P. Regarding image size, BenQ GV30 is larger than BenQ GV11.

ModelsBenQ GV11BenQ GV30
Brightness200 ANSI lumens300 ANSI Lumens
Native ResolutionWVGA (854×480)720p (1280×720)
Image Size60-80 inches80-100 inches

To conclude, BenQ GV30 has a brighter, sharper, and bigger image than BenQ GV11.

BenQ GV11 vs BenQ GV30: Throw Ratio

BenQ GV11 has a throw ratio of 1.3:1 while BenQ GV30 has a throw ratio of 1.2:1. That’s to say, it requires a longer distance for BenQ GV11 to project the same image size as BenQ GV30. You can also use our projector calculator to calculate accurate image size and corresponding throw distance.

BenQ GV11
BenQ GV30
ModelsBenQ GV11BenQ GV30
Throw Ratio1.31.2

BenQ GV11 vs BenQ GV30: Portability

A good portable projector should be light and small enough so that you can put it in your backpack easily. In addition, a good portable projector should have a built-in battery to allow users to use it in the wilds that have no access to a power supply. A handle can be a plus for a portable projector as it makes the projector easy to carry. Under these standards, BenQ GV11 is more portable than BenQ GV30.

ModelsBenQ GV11BenQ GV30
Battery Life4 hours for music/2.6 hours for video2.5 hours (max)
HandleYesYes
Dimensions (WxHxD)113.5 x 153.3 x 140 mm120 x 195.8 x 185.0mm
Net Weight (kg)0.97 kg1.6 kg

BenQ GV11 vs BenQ GV30: System

BenQ GV11 and BenQ GV30 have no pronounced differences in terms of the system. The two projectors both support AirPlay and Chromecast, providing convenient screen mirroring from smartphones. The BenQ Smart Control enables you to control the projector using your smartphone after connection.

ModelsBenQ GV11BenQ GV30
Built-in OSAndroid 10.0Android 10.0
AirPlay & ChromecastYesYes
BenQ Smart ControlYesYes

BenQ GV11 vs BenQ GV30: Connectivity

The two projectors both support Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, delivering a convenient wireless connection. Regarding wired connection, BenQ GV11 has a USB Type A while BenQ GV30 has a USB Type B.

ModelsBenQ GV11BenQ GV30
BluetoothBluetooth 4.2Bluetooth 4.2
Wi-Fi2.4G/5G2.4G/5G
InterfaceHDMI (x2),
HDMI-1 (1.4b/HDCP1.4), HDMI-Internal (1.4b/HDCP1.4)
USB Type A-1 (2.0/Power Supply1.0A/Reader)
Audio out (3.5mm Mini Jack) x1
HDMI in  (x2),
HDMI-1 (1.4b/HDCP1.4), HDMI-Internal (1.4b/HDCP1.4)
USB Type C x1 DisplayPort/PD (only support 45W input)
Audio out (3.5mm Mini Jack)   x1

BenQ GV11 vs BenQ GV30: Sound

Regarding the sound, BenQ GV11 and BenQ GV30 both have built-in speakers, but BenQ GV30 has dual 4W speakers and thus the sound is more powerful. In addition, the 2.1 channel audio of BenQ GV30 has a better audio effect.

ModelsBenQ GV11BenQ GV30
Speaker(x1), 5W Chamber(x2), 4W
AudioSound by treVolo2.1 channel

BenQ GV11 vs BenQ GV30: Price

You can check the retail price and discount price of BenQ GV11 and BenQ GV30 in the table below. The price gap remains the same no matter the retail price or discount price.

ModelsBenQ GV11BenQ GV30
Retail Price$379$599
Discount Price$279$499

You may be interested in BenQ GV11 Review.

Conclusion

After comparing the two projectors, we can conclude that BenQ GV11 has the advantage of low cost and portability while BenQ GV30 is better in terms of image quality, shorter throw, and sound. If you want to save money, then you can choose BenQ GV11, but if you want to get a better image quality and sound, then you can choose BenQ GV30.

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