NexiGo Aurora PJ90 and VAVA Chroma are both 4K UST laser projectors. They have similar market orientations but different prices. What are the differences between them? Which is better?

NexiGo Aurora PJ90 VS VAVA Chroma

Overview

By means of the side-by-side comparison below, we can easily find that NexiGo Aurora PJ90 has an edge on pricing while VAVA Chroma is better in terms of image performance.

NexiGo Aurora PJ90 VS VAVA Chroma

In the following paragraphs, we will compare the two projectors from different aspects.

NexiGo Aurora PJ90 VS VAVA Chroma: Design

The two projectors both use black as the main color, which delivers a brief and elegant style. Compared to NexiGo Aurora PJ90, VAVA Chroma looks more fashionable as it has many metal lines in silver color on the two sides as embellishment.

VAVA Chroma

NexiGo Aurora PJ90 has a cylinder structure covered with fabrics at the front panel, bringing soft touch.

 NexiGo Aurora PJ90

Regarding size and weight, VAVA Chroma is slightly bigger and heavier than NexiGo Aurora PJ90.

NexiGo Aurora PJ90 VS VAVA Chroma: Light Source

NexiGo Aurora PJ90 adopts a single laser as the light source while VAVA Chroma adopts a Triple ALPD laser as the light source. Therefore, VAVA Chroma is better in terms of color coverage.

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NexiGo Aurora PJ90

The two projectors have the same lamp life of 25,000 hours and you almost have no need to replace the light source for the projector.

NexiGo Aurora PJ90 VS VAVA Chroma: Image

The two UST laser projectors have the same 4K resolution and the same 2,500 ANSI lumens. But they have minor differences in terms of color coverage. VAVA Chroma is relatively better in color coverage.

 NexiGo Aurora PJ90VAVA Chroma
Brightness2,500 ANSI Lumens2,500 ANSI Lumens
Resolution4K (3840×2160)4K (3840×2160)
Color Gamut121% Rec.709106% BT 2020
Contrast3,000:13,000:1
Image Size80-150 inches80-150 inches

Image adjustment is also critical for projectors. The two projectors both support electric focus via remote control and 8-point keystone.

 NexiGo Aurora PJ90VAVA Chroma
FocusElectric FocusElectric Focus
    Keystone8-point keystone8-point keystone

NexiGo Aurora PJ90 VS VAVA Chroma: System

NexiGo Aurora PJ90 and VAVA Chroma are both powered by the Android system and they have the same memory of 3G RAM and 32G ROM. It is worth noting that the two projectors are not standard Android TV as they have no Google-related services, such as Google Play and Chromecast.

 NexiGo Aurora PJ90VAVA Chroma
Memory3+32G3+32G
     App StoreCustomizedAptoide
     Amazon AlexaNoYes

Regarding the App store, NexiGo Aurora PJ90 has a customized app store while VAVA Chroma has Aptoide. You can download various streaming apps such as YouTube, Hulu, or Netflix via the app store. In addition, VAVA Chroma has a built-in Amazon Alexa and provides convenient voice control while NexiGo Aurora PJ90 doesn’t.

NexiGo Aurora PJ90 VS VAVA Chroma: Connectivity

The two projectors both support Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, which are convenient to connect the projector to external devices wirelessly.

Regarding interfaces, VAVA Chroma has one more HDMI interface and one more S/PDIF out.

 NexiGo Aurora PJ90VAVA Chroma
Wireless ConnectivityWi-Fi & BluetoothWi-Fi & Bluetooth
Interface1 x HDMI 2.0
1 x HDMI 2.0 with ARC
2 x USB Video In
1 x AV 3.5 (3.5mm)
1 x Line out 1 x RJ45
1 x USB
3 x HDMI 2.0
1 x RJ45 LAN
1 x S/PDIF out
1 x 3.5 mm Earphone

NexiGo Aurora PJ90 VS VAVA Chroma: Audio

NexiGo Aurora PJ90 and VAVA Chroma both support Dolby audio and have 60 speakers in total, but the configurations are slightly different.

Specifically, NexiGo Aurora PJ90 includes four speakers, including two 15W woofers and two 15W tweeters while VAVA Chroma has just two Harman Kardon speakers. NexiGo Aurora PJ90 is better at delivering various sounds, no matter deep and rumbling bass or crisp highs.

As for noise, VAVA Chroma produces lower noises.

 NexiGo Aurora PJ90VAVA Chroma
Noise≤32dB< 30dB
Dolby AudioYesYes
Speaker60W speakers
(2 x 15W Woofers, 2 x 15W Tweeters)
60W speakers
(30W x 2 Harman Kardon Speaker)

Pros and Cons

 ProsCons
NexiGo Aurora PJ90Lower Cost
Sharp Images
Versatile Speakers  
No HDMI 2.2
No Google Play Store
 ProsCons
VAVA ChromaColorful Images
Dolby Audio
Amazon Alexa
3 HDMI Interfaces
Higher Cost
No Google Play Store  

You may be interested in the NexiGo Aurora PJ90 review.

Conclusion

Through the analysis above, we can know that NexiGo Aurora PJ90 and VAVA Chroma have many things in common, including brightness, resolution, contrast, throw ratio, image size, etc. Compared to NexiGo Aurora PJ90, the VAVA Chroma projector is better in terms of the light source, color coverage, and connectivity, but NexiGo Aurora PJ90 is more cost-effective.

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