a Review of three Android TV BOX set-top boxes for TVs with a processor Amlogic S912

Some people believe that the built-in SMART features in modern TV is still not in place by the developers properly on a software level. This is partly true, but every year previously detected faults and software bugs are corrected and finalized. Absolutely nothing. It is obvious that every manufacturer in their models it uses its operating system, the interface and because they face various problems, which ultimately slows down the debugging process. However, you always have a choice.

You can buy a TV without SMART features and to complement its Android TV console. This operating system is constantly updated and refined, as the developer community is large enough. In the end you get the same smart TV with the usual apps from Google Play and also save a little money. Earlier, I gave some guidelines for choosing a TV, but I took a small selection of Android TV box, running on the latest innovative processor Amlogic S912.

Evgeny DesyasnikovBeelink GT1Sunvell T95U - PROYOKA KB2
the Processor {} SettingsAmlogic S912, 2.0 GHz, 8 cores, ARM Cortex-A53, 64 bitAmlogic S912, 2.0 GHz, 8 cores, ARM Cortex-A53, 64 bitAmlogic S912, 2.0 GHz, 8 cores, ARM Cortex-A53, 64 bit
Graphical accelerator ARM Mali-T820MP3ARM Mali-T820MP3ARM Mali-T820MP3
memory2 GB, DDR32 GB, DDR32 GB, DDR3
Built-in memory32 GB16 GB32 GB
memory ExpansionSD card up to 32GB, external HDD up to 500GBSD card up to 32GBSD card up to 32GB, external HDD up to 500GB
decoding FormatsAVS, H. 264/AVC, H. 265, RealVideo8/9/10 H. 264, H. 265, RealVideo8/9/10H. 265, HD AVC/VC-1, HD MPEG1/2/4, RealVideo8/9/10, RM/RMVB, Xvid/DivX3/4/5/6
Video format1080P, 4K x 2K, AVI, AVS, DAT, H. 265, ISO, MKV, MP4, MPEG, MPEG-1, MPEG-4, RM, VC-1, VP9-10 Profile-2,WMV1080P, 4K x 2K, AVI, DAT, ISO, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG, MPEG-1, MPEG-4, MPEG2, MPG,RM, VC-1, VP9, WMV1080P, 4K, ASF, AVI, AVS, DAT, FLV, H. 264, H. 265, ISO, MKV, MOV, MPEG, RM, RMVB, TS, VOB, WMV
Audio formatsAAC, FLAC, MP3, OGG, RM, WMAAAC, AC3, DDP, DTS, FLAC, HD, MP3, OGG, TrueHD, WAV, WMAAAC, APE, DDP, FLAC, HD, MP3, OGG, TrueHD, WAV, WMA
Ports and interfacesAV input jacks for power, LAN, HDMI, 2 x USB 2.0 port, optical output (S/PDIF), slot for memory cardAV input jacks for power, LAN, HDMI, 2 x USB 2.0 port, optical output (S/PDIF), slot for memory cardAV input jacks for power, LAN, HDMI, 2 x USB 2.0 port, optical output (S/PDIF), slot memory card
Operating system3000 - 31003000 - 31003000 - 3100
WirelessWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (dual band 2.4 and 5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.0Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (dual-band 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz), Bluetooth 4.0Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (dual-band 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz), Bluetooth 4.0
MultiassetYesYesYes
Sizes96 x 96 x 16 mm130 x 130 x 30 mm130 x 109 x 24 mm
Adreno 530180 g300 h206 g

TV set top box running on the processor Amlogic S912 are stable and high performance. Many visitors are interested in the possibility of creating an access point Wi-Fi TV box. I note that all the considered instances have a function, which works stably under the condition that started the LAN cable into the console itself.

Beelink GT1. В комплект поставки TV set-top box с пластиковым корпусом входит мало информативный мануал, HDMI cable, IR remote control (functions aeromys and no gyro) and power supply (5V/2A). On the underside of the console there is a hole for resetting the device to factory settings (RESET), and in the end parts arranged communication ports.

The top side of the device to be plug to connect power adapter full USB 2.0 and HDMI port, LAN and optical audio port (SPDIF). The second left a full USB port and a slot for SD memory card (supports maximum capacity of up to 32 Gigabytes).

At the bottom of the front part is a status indicator (standby light is red and in the working position shines blue). No ventilation holes and buttons on no. AV output as well, and thus connect to the old model of TV, this TV BOX does not work.

По сути это одна из первых приставок, построенных на восьмиядерном процессоре Amlogic S912 из появившихся на рынке. Кроме нового основного процессора, компания Beelink обновила и графический, отдав предпочтение более мощному Mali-T820MP3. Эта телеприставка работает под управлением 3000 - 3100, имеет двухдиапазонный Wi-Fi, гигабитный LAN порт, 2ГБ оперативной и 16 GB встроенной памяти.

Running console quickly enough, online TV in HD and movies in FullHD format plays smoothly without jerks and freezes. In addition, the TV box Beelink GT1 plays without problems «heavy» files in 4K. Games such as «Real Racing 3» with good physics and graphics go without podlahoviny and glitches. According to the results of speed of reading/record and synthetic tests AnTuTu, 3DMark and Geekbench 4 console has a good performance.

At the same time, you need to say what specific increase in performance is not observed. Despite the fact that the firmware is already has been updated several times, most likely it has not yet been brought to perfection in the next versions you can expect a slight increase in performance.

Sunvell T95U — PRO. In the set with TV console comes with: power adapter (5V/2000mAh), HDMI cable, remote control with programmable buttons to control the TV (one remote control for two devices). On the rear panel there are HDMI and USB 2.0 port, AV input, Ethernet connector, OPTICAL (optical S/PDIF) and nutrition. On the left side wall to be another USB 2.0 port and a slot for a memory card. The front panel has a clock and led display and indicator.

In the lower part to be a sticker with the MAC address of the device. With openings for discharging hot air are not provided by design. And in vain, because the work device is heated to almost 80°. The console has a metal body, on-off Wi-Fi, simple and convenient file Manager, supports playback of high-definition formats, 4K (4096 x 2160) and 2K (2048 x 1152) up to 60 Hz, codec H265, Kodi.

Online video as HD and FullHD plays great. By the way, unlike the previous instance, T95Upro can be connected to old models of TV, through the AV input.

Prefix is not always finds a new firmware version, so cherished may have to install using a memory card pre-put required files. Liked that ROOT this device is out of the box. The results of synthetic tests, 3DMark and Geekbench 4 is very good. Performance is good, if you do not take the results into account AnTuTu (test made on the old firmware, the new result is greater than 40000).

In General, the console was very good and I hope that next version will fix minor bugs. I should say that after the last update has much better working Wi-Fi. Games such as World of Tanks (gives almost 26 FPS), Real Racing 3 and FIFA 16 is going without problems. You can connect the joystick via Bluetooth.

YOKA KB2. The Android console is sent to the buyer complete with manual in English, power supply unit (5V/2000mAh) with adapter for European plug, HDMI cable and remote control function TV control without a gyroscope. That is to say, one remote you can control the TV and console. When enabled, the logo on the top panel lights blue light and when turned off, and the transition to the standby mode solid red.

The case itself is plastic and the bottom metal part with the holes for heat sink, rubber feet on the top of the screws and a sticker with the MAC address of the device. On the side of the front part is the infrared receiver and a physical power button and power off.

On the left side placed 2 x USB 2.0 port and a slot for memory card supporting up to 32 GB. From the right side hid connector for external Wi-Fi antenna. On the back side placed LAN 100/1000M optical output (S/PDIF), AV-input for connecting to older TVs, HDMI, connector for power supply and signed a Reset button. The results of the familiar synthetic tests are at a good level.

To put on the desktop a shortcut to an application, click «Add app» and select the required preset program. Out of the box there is Play Market, Kodi 17 and Netflix and an app for training remote control «ShortcutKey». The interface is modest, but everything works quickly and smoothly. It's nice that TV box has built-in ROOT, dual-channel Wi-Fi and plays online FullHD, UltraHD with USB flash drives no problem.

During watching movies and games testing the CPU was heated to an acceptable 60 degrees. Games such as «Asphalt 8» go to maximum settings without lags.

Старался рассказать и обратить ваше внимание только на важные моменты, чтобы не забирать ваше драгоценное время. Все упомянутые TV set-top box достойные и работают на одном и том же центральном и графическом процессоре. Имеют не существенные отличия в ценовом и производительном диапазоне. Все эти модели в отечественных магазинах стоят практически в два раза дороже чем в китайских.

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