This Phone has a LASER PROJECTOR built in?!

This Phone has a LASER PROJECTOR built in?!


So a company called Blackview released a brand
new phone – for sale right now – that has a full-on projector in the top. Talk about crazy features. Today we’re going to be durability testing
the Blackview Max 1 to see if it can handle every day life and see what this projector
is all about. Spoiler alert – the projector is a bit better
than you think it is. Let’s get started. [Intro] So obviously, projectors need to be operated
in kind of a dark environment. They’re not as bright as say a TV. But with one click, the Max 1 is activated
shooting the projector out the back. And right now we’re about 2 meters away and
this is the equivalent of a 45 inch TV, which is incredible, especially since it’s coming
out the top of a cell phone. It’s a laser projector with the resolution
of 720p, but it’s interesting because you can just take it anywhere. It’s in your pocket and you can use it at
a moment’s notice where ever you want. Every now and then you might catch a line
in the video you’re watching flickering down the projection, but that’s only because of
the camera I’m using to film this phone. In real life it doesn’t appear when you’re
watching the projection. It has something to do with the camera shutter
speed or something like that. Here’s another example with a little drone
history video that I made. This was me filming with the DJI Mavic Pro
2 out in the middle of Idaho with the wrecked plane in the woods. Kind of an interesting video…I’ll link that
if you want to take a look at it. It’s crazy to me that they fit a laser projector
in the top of this phone, and it’s displaying on the wall behind me. Some phone companies are like, oh, we don’t
have room for a headphone hack, and then Blackview’s over here putting an entire projector. So whether you want to watch movies or play
video games, what’s cool about this is that it can actually display whatever’s on your
cellphone behind you or on the ceiling of your room as you’re using this phone. And it’s super funny that Apple produced the
iPod for, you know, $300, and then there’s this phone for almost the same price that
has a full fledged projector in it. It just goes to show you that your dollar
goes a much longer way with Android than it does with Apple. Blackview does say that while you’re using
the projector, it can project for 5 hours before the battery goes down, which is pretty
impressive. So we’ve talked a bit about the features,
but you know we’re really here to find out if it’s durable or not. Let’s start with the scratch test. It’s hard to get over how cool this phone
is. Quite possibly one of the coolest, or at least
the most unique phones of 2019. On the Blackview website, the Max 1 is being
sold for $400 with the caveat that it only works in Europe and Asia right now. That might change in the future, of course. But either way, it’s pretty cheap. This might come as a surprise to nobody, but
the Blackview Max 1 starts scratching at a level 6 with deeper grooves at a level 7. The earpiece is made from metal with just
one thin row of circles just to let the sound through. There are 2 cameras on the front, both protected
by the front glass, a 16 megapixel front camera with a secondary depth sensor. The right side of the phone is pretty standard
– metal construction with a textured metal power button and a plain metal volume rocker. The top is where the real party happens. Still all made from metal up here which is
good. But then when I go to analyze the rectangular
opening for the laser projector, it’s made from plastic. Yeah, it is recessed below the frame so it
should be protected from scratches most of the time. But since plastic does scratch easier than
glass, special cleaning precautions should be taken when wiping off the surface. The left side of the Max 1 is pretty plain,
minus the removable SIM and SD card tray – huge fan of that. It’s very easy to transfer SD cards full of
movies. The bottom of the phone has a loudspeaker
grill, USB-C port, and no headphone jack. But since they stuffed an entire full projector
into the top of the phone, I think we can make an exception this time around. The back panel is made from glass with the
Blackview logo printed on the underside, which won’t scratch off. The camera lens housing is made from metal,
and the circular lens protecting the 16 megapixel sensor is thankfully made from glass. The fingerprint scanner is scratchable. After some heavy abuse it can still read my
finger, but then when I go to unlock the phone, it does not work every single time. The phone does get a little warm when the
screen is turned on and it’s projecting at the same time. Not as warm as when I hold my lighter up to
it of course, but the little device is doing a whole lot of work when it’s projecting. Luckily the internal 4680 milliamp hour battery
is there to handle the extra workload. It can supposedly project for 5 hours at a
time. Even after 40 seconds under the flame from
my lighter, nothing was really happening to the 6 inch 1080p AMOLED display…just a yellowish
tinge to the pixels, but they eventually recovered and the yellow tinge went away. To turn the projector on, it’s just one click,
and then whatever’s on your screen starts popping out the top. Blackview claims their projector can make
a 200 inch screen, but I think it would be pretty washed out at that point. In a totally dark room, I think about 40 or
50 inches is plenty good enough. Good enough, of course, with the stipulation
that the phone is structural and can handle the abuse of everyday life. When bent from the back, there is no flex
with the phone. It’s a pretty thick little guy with over 10
millimeters, which is 3 millimeters thicker than the iPhone 10s, but it definitely doesn’t
budge. It’s hard to argue with a super thick brick
phone construction. I was honestly getting kind of bored with
the smart phones of 2018, but here in 2019 with all of it’s motorized cameras, internal
projectors, and time-of-flight cameras, and super high internal optical zoom cameras,
it’s turning out to be a fantastic year for smart phones. The Blackview Max 1 passes my durability test. It’ll be super fun to see what that projector
component looks like from the inside. This phone is just yet another example of
if you want a phone that does cool stuff, you just have to pay less money for it. Would you every use a projector if it came
built-in to your phone? Let me know down in the comments. Hit that subscribe button if you haven’t already. I will be taking this thing apart. And come hang out with me on Instagram and
Twitter. Thanks a ton for watching. I’ll see you around.

100 Comments

  • gta4 gamen

    August 11, 2019

    Okay boldy

    Reply
  • Nise C

    August 11, 2019

    I feel like this could be a feature on mainstream flagship phones. Way more useful than folding mechanics or stylus gimmicks

    Reply
  • Facts in Hindi

    August 11, 2019

    I can already see some use case scenario of the projector instead of that folding shenanigans 😒

    Reply
  • Dodo on the rocks

    August 11, 2019

    This is amazing

    Reply
  • BLUE DRAGON TEAM

    August 12, 2019

    Lazer projector? You mean, there will be a hologram projector available to the market soon?

    Reply
  • Ω Shred

    August 13, 2019

    Samsung Galaxy Beam paved the way, this looks great. Going to guess the laser projection feature on phones will catch on

    Reply
  • rodrigo duque

    August 14, 2019

    Wow! Its a handy additional features. It's great for watching videos with my son.

    Reply
  • Miguel M

    August 14, 2019

    Fook apple thumbs up if you agree

    Reply
  • the realme

    August 16, 2019

    I think most mid rangers should have a projector

    It would be so useful

    I dont expect flagships to get it because there are so bent on making the phone ridiculously thing at the expense of many useful features and hardware

    Reply
  • Sharif Bin Abdul Haque

    August 16, 2019

    dear jerry brother Why not make a Durability Test, review or Tear-down for sony mobile?

    Reply
  • Zach Pickering

    August 16, 2019

    Does it work with Verizon in the us?

    Reply
  • The Dollar Guy

    August 17, 2019

    Blackview: Hey guys! Check out what I have!!
    Apple: leaves chat

    Reply
  • ProcessedMonster

    August 17, 2019

    Didn't samsung create a similar phone called the samsung galaxy beam

    Reply
  • Terror Reid

    August 18, 2019

    i bet zack won’t respond to this…

    Reply
  • EFormance Engineering

    August 18, 2019

    Your lack of mechanical sympathy is disturbing!

    Reply
  • redmatrice

    August 18, 2019

    Please next time remove the sound of the scratchs, especialy metal sound, nice videos, and thanks for sharing

    Reply
  • ItsSystemgenerated

    August 18, 2019

    I had a Samsung Beam back in 2009 which also had a projector. The most unique phone i had.

    Reply
  • P 1

    August 19, 2019

    Swiss army knife of phones… i want one

    Reply
  • Govind Rajpuria

    August 21, 2019

    Excellent phone

    Reply
  • Cardifyz

    August 22, 2019

    At first I thought you were going to scratch test the projection 😆😆

    Reply
  • Kouzoku Kai Kenji

    August 24, 2019

    Most people never seen this Projector Smartphone? But how about Samsung Galaxy Beam 3? it's been a while but, at least some Company inherited the projector in Smartphone and much better improvement. Good Job and Nice Work.

    Reply
  • Crispy Johnson

    August 26, 2019

    Honestly, I've been waiting for a phone with a projector for the last few years… I'm not disappointed in the slightest.

    Reply
  • Crispy Johnson

    August 26, 2019

    I legitimately believe most, If not all, smart phones in the future will have projecting capabilities with high resolution. This will cater immensely to group events, business meetings in estranged locations and people that just want to show their buddies a cool video in a public place.

    Reply
  • carmen ramgarib

    August 26, 2019

    Galaxy beam: am I a joke to you?

    Reply
  • Michael Beasley

    August 27, 2019

    Yes please and thank you!

    Reply
  • TheTuneAce

    August 27, 2019

    This is… Kind of insane. First time I'm not angry it doesn't have a headphone jack.

    Reply
  • Serjoka

    August 28, 2019

    This is beautifully clever and insane at the same time. They manage to put a Pico projector into a smartphone but they used plastic to cover it 🙁

    Reply
  • taoufikul islam

    August 29, 2019

    hey Jerry! can you test the rugged phone by BlackView ? can you share your result with us ? Are they really unbreakable as they promise ?

    Reply
  • Namer Hurr

    August 29, 2019

    I can see a lot of uses for that projector

    Reply
  • Lukoshkin Sasha

    August 30, 2019

    i got this phone on aliiexpress for 297$ its awesome!!! played at work soulcalibur 1 on an emulator and the screen was Fing Huge !!!!
    its really is painful to watch this vid… BUT better you
    then me you GOD DAMND MONSTER!!! 🙂

    P.S

    Good show

    Reply
  • Lukoshkin Sasha

    August 30, 2019

    so done watching the vid….. you monster you monster YOU MONSTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    P.S good show 🙂

    Reply
  • Davieboi

    September 1, 2019

    I want this phone mainly for the projector and durability, downsides for me would be of course no headphone jack, no removable backing and no front home button but still looks like a solid device

    Reply
  • lukmly013

    September 3, 2019

    What about samsung galaxy beam 8 years ago???

    Reply
  • N VDL

    September 3, 2019

    Hi5, I needed that!

    Reply
  • solo

    September 3, 2019

    I just ordered one today

    Reply
  • Sharu Nadheem

    September 5, 2019

    I remember the Galaxy Beam 2 (2012)

    Reply
  • Dez Li

    September 5, 2019

    Does anyone know if this is waterproof ip68/ip67? I have searched the internet and even the Blackview website. It doesn't mention anything.

    Reply
  • DJ FIRELORD

    September 6, 2019

    I swear everytime he scratches the phone l feel the scratch in the back of my skull

    Reply
  • Koodge

    September 10, 2019

    4:38 and it's using laser diodes which have super small heatsinks or no heatsink at all.

    Reply
  • Mika X Drawings

    September 11, 2019

    "JerryRigEverything shading Apple for 6 minutes straight"

    Reply
  • dash8brj

    September 12, 2019

    How did I not see this one? This'd be cool with a decent bluetooth speaker and netflix 🙂

    Reply
  • NPC trolling to wake you up 4253

    September 13, 2019

    actually pretty nice

    Reply
  • Paul V

    September 14, 2019

    Icrap I mean iphones, do suck.

    Reply
  • anwar khafaga

    September 14, 2019

    There was an old Samsung with a projector in it it was s2 if i remember correctly

    Reply
  • Sean Jung

    September 15, 2019

    Love the editing

    Reply
  • Agaba Moses

    September 15, 2019

    Should stop this thing of scratching the phone

    Reply
  • Alexandru Topor

    September 17, 2019

    This phone needs a stylus so bad…………..i could do all my powerpoint presentations with this package.

    Reply
  • Arundeep singh

    September 19, 2019

    What about the life of projector

    Reply
  • Bossman Leo

    September 19, 2019

    One thing apple is good at is fooling fools to buy their tech

    Reply
  • Anjan Oleti

    September 19, 2019

    I would keep using it whenever possible.. it is far better for our eyes

    Reply
  • rayboy79

    September 19, 2019

    Yes I would use the projector

    Reply
  • Minotaur

    September 21, 2019

    Apple in 2080: maybe we can fit a 480p projector

    Reply
  • stefan tolinsson

    September 21, 2019

    send i to me plese 🙂 sweden needs it

    Reply
  • Robert Rosenberger

    September 22, 2019

    I remember the bulky projectors 10 years ago and now there is one with better quality in an affordable phone.

    Reply
  • Robert McDevitt

    September 22, 2019

    The Blackview the coolest.

    Reply
  • Matthew Williford

    September 23, 2019

    See if it can project some hair on that testicle looking head of yours

    Reply
  • Don't Me

    September 24, 2019

    Hitman goes YouTuber

    Reply
  • airpak kuala lumpar

    September 24, 2019

    check blackview max1 Teardown?

    Reply
  • ghadeer publications

    September 25, 2019

    May i know what audio system you are using for recording audio .. because its crystal clear . I really want to follow the same please reply

    Reply
  • VariantAEC

    September 25, 2019

    It sucks that the projector lens is plastic.

    Reply
  • Hussien Ali

    September 26, 2019

    Samsung did that before black view
    With Samsung beam

    Reply
  • Yes No

    September 27, 2019

    Next up: a motorized popup projector

    Reply
  • Naseer Ahmed

    September 27, 2019

    How much

    Reply
  • James Allen

    September 27, 2019

    Would I use it?
    Probably not.
    Do I want One?
    Absolutely yes.

    Reply
  • Oh Yeah yeah

    September 28, 2019

    Im saving up for the iphone 11 (im $45 away) and im actually thinking about getting this instead its pretty cool

    Reply
  • tony marino

    September 29, 2019

    Would definitely use it

    Reply
  • Gavin Colbourne

    September 29, 2019

    I think you also forgot that Lenovo also brought out a tablet with a built in projector

    Reply
  • Algerian Atheist

    September 29, 2019

    Picture using Dex with a Note 10+ that has two projectors one is a laser keyboard, the other is for display.

    Reply
  • Falcon H

    September 29, 2019

    Screw Apple monopoly

    Reply
  • VENUS

    September 29, 2019

    When can I buy this phone in USA?

    Reply
  • abhaas gamer

    September 29, 2019

    5 jul was my birthday

    Reply
  • 46&93 FANS

    September 29, 2019

    എത്രയെത്ര ജീവനുകള്‍…

    Reply
  • corruptionn

    September 30, 2019

    does it scratch at level 6 with deeper grooves at a level 7?

    Reply
  • ryos81

    September 30, 2019

    I am about to buy this little guy. Lol

    Reply
  • Griggle Wriggle

    September 30, 2019

    Galaxy beam had it an eternity ago

    Reply
  • Kamran Khan

    September 30, 2019

    Whats phone name ??????Plz

    Reply
  • Jonas

    October 2, 2019

    The projector probably has better quality than the “cheap” IPhone 11 smh

    Reply
  • Bhavika Rathod

    October 2, 2019

    Prise??

    Reply
  • ناصر الخميس

    October 3, 2019

    I'm gonna buy this phone just for watching movie

    Reply
  • Manish Parmar

    October 3, 2019

    PL make more video on this topic👍

    Reply
  • Zeb McCollum

    October 3, 2019

    I thought he was about to scratch test the projected video 😂

    Reply
  • Stanislav Ivanov

    October 3, 2019

    Man, you have that voice, that "they" would've play on a nuclear attack 😀 but I like it though! Great videos!

    Reply
  • Xx_Michael_xX

    October 4, 2019

    THIS WOULD MAKE MY SCHOOL PROJECTS AND PRESENTATIONS SO MUCH EASIER

    Reply
  • Mike Perkins

    October 4, 2019

    Boycott Apple for so many reasons.

    Reply
  • Waldherz FeuerClan

    October 4, 2019

    This is pretty nice for students.

    Reply
  • Hakusa

    October 5, 2019

    0:52 what i see everyday

    Reply
  • Min_ Ereu

    October 5, 2019

    I want this on all phones!!! Except apple ones :)))

    Reply
  • Viv newa

    October 5, 2019

    projector on phone is better than having dozens of camera at the rear

    Reply
  • 7thSon Mizo

    October 6, 2019

    My dream feature from 3 years back

    Reply
  • Kevi Kiru

    October 7, 2019

    Zack, you just couldn't let it go at the projector function! You just can't help yourself but investigate further, can you?

    Reply
  • Randy Gray

    October 10, 2019

    YES! the projector reminds me of the tri-corder in Star Trek TNG; "the Chase"

    Reply
  • Danté W

    October 10, 2019

    i would say i'd use the projector in bed but then who lies on their back in bed fr

    Reply
  • HFIL

    October 11, 2019

    This is INSANE I hope the S11 adds this!

    Reply
  • Chris Yach

    October 11, 2019

    Samsung made a phone with a projector 5 years ago, wish they weren't discontinued, would be amazing to see a samsung projector phone.

    Reply
  • J4nis05

    October 11, 2019

    Dude theyre just rebelling against apple

    Reply
  • Asad Chishti

    October 11, 2019

    Have you forgot Samsung beam

    Reply
  • Asad Chishti

    October 11, 2019

    I have been waiting for this since Samsung beam

    Reply
  • omegapork64 !

    October 12, 2019

    *laughs in galaxy beam

    Reply
  • drexzel arcana

    October 12, 2019

    YES

    Reply
  • paul8568

    October 12, 2019

    Heck yeah I'd use one. I coach kid's hockey. I would use it for showing the kids video of hockey plays I want to teach them. I was thinking that a projector would be a great feature in a phone and did an internet search and ran across this video.

    Reply

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