Beelink GS-King X is the latest product from Beelink manufacturer and it a kind of interesting NAS smartphone with powerful Amlogic S922X-J SoC HiFi audio
Unboxing the box
The model Beelink GS-King X comes in a black box with good magnetic closure, have DTS and Dolby logos in the top cover.
Under we have the TV-Box, RF remote, HDMI cable 4K@60fps compatible, HD Support, CoreELEC microSD OS boot, Manuals and a DC 19V 3A adapter.
The TV-Box Beelink GS-King X has a spectacular metal box with grills on each side.
On the front we have the drawing of a skull with LEDs in the eyes, they are green but in activity they are blue (Maybe a include will be added to swap it off soon as Today you could only disconnect the cable to deactivate them) and power button, 2 USB 2.0 , microSD card reader.
Also, a Flymouse RF controller with a microphone is bundled that permits you to use an on-screen pointer and give commands to Google Assistant by voice.
On the back there are HiFi headphones output, RCA output, BAL output, DC plut, AV aux, HDMI, 2x USB 3.0, SPDIF, gigabit LAN. Whenever unscrew the cover inside we have 2 internal 3,5 disk bays with 2TB HDD included.
The bundled power deliver is a poweful one – 3A:
All specs are printed on the backside of the box:
The TV-Box Beelink GS-King X ha installed 64 GB eMMC storage for internal storage + 4 GB DDR4 RAM, it has two USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 , microSD card reader and 2 inner 3,5 disk bays.
In the network section it has a wireless adapter Wifi ac 2×2 MIMO + BT 4.1 (AP6356SA) and Ethernet Gigabit port. And we can see in the tests the achievements the wifi reaches Fantastic speeds and the range is the straight one for a model with two inner antennas.
Under the TV-Box we have a double disk bay for 3.5″ disks with support up to 32 TB (2x 16 TB) as an external drive.
The Disk format is ExFat compatible (Sorry no NTFS)
internal storage is 64GB and Free 52GB ( NTFS + exFAT compatible ) Expandable with a USB or SD external memory.
RAM is 4GB – Free 3GB / DDR4.
The device is a bit heavy – 1.1kg without having the HDD and 1.8kg with a 4TB HDD
On the bottom of the box, there is a compact hole with access to the improved update button in case the firmware needs to be updated.
On the motherboard PCB, we might find the Wifi ac 2×2 MIMO + BT 4.1 Processor (AP6356SA) what has two inner wifi antennas.
The cooling system has an active fan what is nice and the generated noise is not annoying but constant.
Initial start and Android system
When we plug in the Beelink GS-King X a short setup needs to be done.
After complete startup, a simple launcher based on squares appears. It is built for use with the bundled remote control and has handful of icons on the side that we may customize with the programs we need.
In the presently installed applications, we might discover Movieplayer, Miracast, Manual, Bee Music, and Bee File Explorer. The performance of Android 9 is great in terms of desktop or heavy apps, performs stable and without getting forced closures in the applications.
Of course, we have Google Play and all the international Android languages are in the world.
After a quick check of the present version of Android and firmware, we see that a new version 915P0 which brings SAMBA functionality is in the world.
After download and install, we are back in the game 🙂
The Box is rooted by default so we can use the advantages of the Android system. Unfortunately, custom ROMs are not out there still,.
Let’s not forget that the TV-Box we have a microSD card to boot the CoreELEC system in a dual form if we require that.
SAMBA server and NAS
Due to the fact firmware variant 915P0 the Beelink GS-King X system have a SAMBA server option in the options menu. You can turn ON an decide which drives cna share the stored files. You have to take few points in consideration.
To connect from our PC you have to use the IP \\192.168.0.XXX
The service must be activated when the TV-Box is started
This TV-Box Beelink GS-King X has an associated NAS server service estimated by WeLine and an app that allows us to open the contents of our TV-Box anywhere via wifi or reports.
The system is easy to use however the connection speed is sluggish and not Quite efficient and requires buying credits since it has a limited transfer rate.
Beelink says that they will suggest an a lot more free assorted like a NAS server in a future improved update.
So if you need to try the existing NAS server download the WeLine app and register with the serial number on the sticker on the back of the TV-Box. Scan the QR code on the back of our cameraphone to link it
Power and performance
The Beelink GS-King X with S922X-J SoC is Really effective and can run any Android app or game because of to ARM Cortex-A73 + A53 processors with its Mali-G52 MP4 GPU is in the mid/high range.
This SoC is produced in 12nm and has a pretty small consumption. The temperatures are small thanks to the internal fan, the processor manages the speeds correctly and goes down to its minimum speed in inactivity.
Thermals start from 42ºC and working is 48ºC. the max I saw was 58ºC because of to the fan wich noise is about 20db
As per power consumption when the box is off – 1.1W. Working at 19W and max 30W.
Games and emulators
YES is probable to play titles as PUBG at low settings and run Emulators up to Wii with Vulkan support.
For better gameplay, we could use Gamepads by cable or bluetooth.
VIDEO AND AUDIO TEST
The playback aspect in the Beelink GS-King X operates pretty nicely since of to the Amlogic S922X SoC, this hardware has a Very good-looking functionality due to the fact of to the Amlogic S922X-H SoC that integrates an Advanced Video Engine Gen10 VPU.
This video processor supports most modern video formats this kind of as h.265 and VP9 with original 4K HDR resolution support.
Players as KODI or PLEX could be used without having the slightest problem so we could install them from Google Play. And about the audio, we can playback DD and DTS sound however we only have PCM sound thanks to a problem in the firmware (Beelink is working to fix it).
Due to the dedicated processors ESS9108 + RT6862 is probable to play with Lossless high high quality.
Passing our tests with streaming services we check how the most well-known services work. The Beelink GS-King X presents the classic configuration with with no certifications (Google Widevine L1) what limits us in high quality in a number of streaming services, luckily if it is compatible with most services even if they are in its most basic quality of SD video
Beelink GS-King X offers an unconventional memory system (Two 3.5″ disk up to 32GB total, SAMBA server) with strong Amlogic S922X-H SoC that could handle any app or games as PUBG.
Top quality design with Hi-fi audio and numerous connectors. All streaming services are in the world (even not in FHD) and running great.
So in you looking for a little storage server with strong S922X-H SoC and dual system (Android 9 and CoreELEC) you must surely buy it from the links below: