Samsung Freestyle vs Epson EF-12: Which Is Better?

Samsung Freestyle and Epson EF-12 are both 1080P projectors with smart systems and close pricing. What are the differences between the two projectors? Which is better?

In view of brightness, Samsung Freestyle has only 250 ANSI lumens while Epson EF-12 has 1,000 lumens. In other words, Epson EF-12 is brighter than Samsung the Freestyle. If you want to use the projector during the daytime, Epson EF-12 is much better. That’s because Epson EF-12 adopts laser as the light source while Samsung Freestyle uses LED as the light source.

In terms of throw ratio, Samsung Freestyle has a throw ratio of 1.2:1 while Epson EF-12 has a throw ratio of 1.0: 1, meaning that Epson EF-12 can project a bigger screen if the throw distance is fixed.

Regarding the system, Samsung Freestyle operated on the Tizen system while Epson EF-12 is powered by Android TV.

For screen size, Epson EF-12 can project a max screen of 150 inches while Samsung Freestyle has a max screen of 100 inches. Samsung Freestyle is lighter and smaller than Epson EF-12 in view of portability.

Product Name

Samsung The Freestyle

Epson EF-12

Product Image Samsung The Freestyle Epson EF-12
Price $899.99 $999.99
Our Rating 7.8 8.0
Brand Samsung Epson
Category projector projector

Optical Parameters

Samsung The FreestyleEpson EF-12
Brand Brand Samsung Epson
Brand Model Brand Model Samsung The Freestyle Epson EF-12
Brightness (ANSI lumens) Brightness (ANSI lumens) 250 ANSI Lumens 1000 lumens
Display Chip Display Chip 0.62 inch chip
Display Technology Display Technology DLP 3LCD
Standard Resolution Standard Resolution FHD (1920*1080) 1080P(1920*1080)
Maximum Supported Resolution Maximum Supported Resolution 1080P(1920*1080)
Image Contrast Ratio Image Contrast Ratio 100,000:1 2500000:1
Throw Ratio Throw Ratio 1.2:1 1.0
Keystone Correction Keystone Correction Auto keystone correction Auto/Manual
Vertical: +/- 34 degrees
Horizontal: +/- 40 degrees
Lamp Life Lamp Life 20,000 hours 20000 hours
Lamp Type Lamp Type LED laser
Focus technology Focus technology Auto Autofocus

Projection Parameters

Samsung The FreestyleEpson EF-12
Product type Product type Portable projector Home projector
CPU CPU Amlogic T962E2
RAM ram 2GB
Storage Storage 16GB
Operating System Operating System Tizen Android 9.0
content content Netflix, Disney+, Hulu, YouTube, HBO Max, and etc. Hulu, HBO, YouTube
Image Size Image Size,projector1 30-100 inches 30-150 inches
Screen ratio Screen ratio 16:9 16:9
Screen color Screen color 16.77 million colors
Image Technology Image Technology HLG HDR
Bluetooth Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.2 Yes
Sound System Sound System Premium 360 Sound Sound by Yamaha
Projection method Projection method front, ceiling, rear Front projection, ceiling
Time to market Time to market 2022 2020


Samsung The FreestyleEpson EF-12
I/O Connection Ports Connection Ports 3.5 mm aux/headphone jack;
USB-Type A   x1
USB Type-B x1
HDMI (HDCP 2.3) x1
HDMI2 (ARC) x1
Audio Output Signal : Stereo Mini x1
WiFi WiFi Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.2 Yes


Samsung The FreestyleEpson EF-12
Size(HxWxD) Size(HxWxD) 4" x 6.8" x 3.7" (Including stand) 175 ×128× 175mm
Power Usage Power Usage 65W Normal mode: 102w, environmental protection mode: 73w
Noise Level Noise Level Standard mode: 27db
Machine weight Machine weight 830g 2.1kg
Accessories Accessories User Manual;
Power Cable;
Remote Controller;
Socket Adapter;
Samsung Smart Control
EF12 projector
EpiqVision Mini Custom Travel Case
power supply
1x remote control
2x AAA batteries
Quick Setup Guide
Warranty Warranty 2 year 2 years
other other Voice control