Review Smart TV box Alfawise Z1 TV with voice control, surround sound and 3D support
The best way to turn your TV into a full home theater experience with surround sound and 3D support — to buy the latest development of smart TV set-top box Z1 from the company Alfawise. Multifunction device will be a great alternative to a standard personal computer with the ability to use it for Internet surfing, games and other entertainment.
Order Smart TV console Alfawise Z1 with a large library of movies.
A distinctive feature of the box — the presence of the unique do panel to make it easier to control media center using voice commands. The device is available in two versions. First, a more budget option has on Board only 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory, unlike the advanced version of the model at 3 GB and 32 GB respectively.
The main technical characteristics Alfawise Z1 TV BOX:
- CPU: Amlogic S912, 64-bit, 8 cores Cortex A53 (up to 2 Hz);
- Graphics accelerator: Mali-T820MP3 (750MHz);
- RAM: 3 GB (DDR4);
- Built-in memory: 32 GB;
- Interfaces (connectors): DC Power Port, HDMI, RJ45 LAN port, SPDIF, microSD card, USB2.0 (2pcs);
- Support memory card: SD card up to 64GB;
- Wireless interfaces: WiFi 2.4 GHz/5G, Bluetooth 4.1;
- Operating system: Android 7.1.2;
- Decoder format: H. 264/AVC, H. 265, RealVideo8/9/10;
- video Formats: 4K,4K x 2K, AVS, DAT, ISO, MKV, MOV, MPEG, MPEG-4, MPEG1, MPEG2, RM, RV, VP9 Profile-2, WMV;
- audio Formats: AAC, FLAC, MP3, OGG, RM, WMA;
- image Formats: BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF;
- Advanced: 3D video, Miracast;
- Power supply: input 100-240V, 50-60Hz, output 5V, 2.5 A;
- Sizes: 105 x 105 x 15 mm;
- Weight: 320 grams;
- Color: black.
The device comes in a branded black box with identification labels, which listed all of its specifications with the manufacturer information. Inside the package the user will find the remote control (without batteries) with voice control, standard HDMI cable type A power supply at 5 volts (2 amps), and detailed instructions for the novice user in English and Chinese, and the TV box.
Visually, the new console from Alfawise is practically no different from its predecessors. The box is square in shape with rounded edges and weighs just 320 grams. Its dimensions are 10,5x10,5 cm, and height — 1.5 cm. Plastic enclosure black color decorated with white company logo and brand name. From the left edge located slots for USB and TF card memory. On the rear panel you can see the main connectors for audio output, power supply, HDMI connection and the Internet.
The stability of the TV box provide rubber feet attached to the bottom of the box. There's also pasted the barcode with the serial number to identify the device. It is noteworthy that there are no vents on the console there. TV-box is activated by a simple push of a button on the remote control. In fact, the system is loaded after the device is connected to the power supply.
OS and interface.
In the basis of the device put the fast and efficient Android operating system 7.1.2. When you first turn the machine prompts you to select the >
A work Desk are provided three rows of app icons, which cannot be changed. Customization only affects the lower panel. In this case, any navigation or notification is not the issue.
nevertheless, very integrated Suite of applications: from social networks and instant messengers (Facebook, Twitter, and Skype) to Kodi media center, a powerful music and video player and Appinstaller'. To install new applications will not be difficult. Upon request, the owner can set up a system for themselves and even to remove an installed OS to change on the iOS system.
TV box is based on a powerful 8-core chipset Amlogic S912 with a frequency of acceleration in the 2 GHz, which ensures high performance even when handling heavy and demanding programs. Formally, the device supports 16 to 32 GB of internal memory, but this amount could be expanded substantially by the use of external memory card. The maximum amount is — 64 GB.
Remember, 4.4 of them is the OS and preinstalled apps. In the end, for storage of personal files is not more than 22 GB out of 32. A nice bonus is also the amount of RAM is 3 GB. This figure is quite enough to run games in 3D format. To completely turn the device into a gaming console, you can connect a mouse, keyboard or gamepad via a bluetooth connection. The working temperature of the device — 78 degrees Celsius.
Proceed to the main purpose of the box — the video playback and TV viewing. With the help of the media center Kodi version 17.3, the user receives access to an extensive library of audio and video files. All the videos work smoothly and give a great picture. For some inexplicable reason, when you view the clips from YouTube have a limit. Maximum resolution — 1080p despite the fact that the console supports all the popular modern formats of 4K and 3D.
Otherwise, users can count on bright contrast, rich colors and clear image. High speed download the provides 2-band Wi-Fi 2.4 G+5.8 G. usually, the TV box supports stable operation with any application, but in rare instances during peak loads may be a slight hangup. It's probably due to the lack of optimization software. Let's hope that in the next update the developers will fix it.
The console plays all popular audio formats: MP3, OGG, WAV, AAC, AC3, DDP. The output is a surround sound without any flashes.
- Powerful online cinema with extensive movie library;
- Good performance due to the large amount of RAM and internal memory;
- A convenient remote with MIC for voice control, do not require a separate connector adapter;
- Comfort the temperature stable when working with heavy applications;
- Excellent sound, thanks to S/PDIF output;
- Support wifi in the 5 GHz band.
- Awkward interface not configurable desktop under him;
- The lack of optimization ON;
the Lack of upper statusbar;
- Limiting resolution when watching movies on Youtube.
Buy Smart TV console Alfawise Z1 in the Chinese online store.
Buying a TV box, you become the owner of a powerful video at the best price. It reproduces high-quality video without any inhibitions and delays. The device works smoothly and does not overheat even with prolonged use. The only thing that may disappoint, it is a rare system crashes related to the lack of optimization. However, "raw" AT the start of sales is quite common in many companies and, as a rule, the later they release a patch in the next updates.