Beelink GT-King is the latest Android TV-Box model that we want to unveield Presently in our review, in this product we find the new Amlogic S922X Hexa core SoC that we have seen in detail in our recent comparison, a model that replaces the previous one Amlogic S912 Octa core. This TV-Box integrates a total of 4GB of DDR4 RAM and 64GB of internal memory, has a WiFi ac MiMo adapter, Bluetooth 4.1, Gigabit Ethernet and operating system running Android 9 Pie in its classic variant. Let’s look at in our review how this product behaves and the power of its hardware compared to its competition.
SoC: Amlogic S922X / 4x Cortex A-73 + 2x A53 @ 1.8GHz (64bit) / GPU Mali-G52 MP6
System: Android 9 Pie (32bit)
RAM and Storage: 4 GB DDR4 – 64 GB eMMC
Network: WiFi ac MiMo + Bluetooth 4.1 (AP6356S) – Ethernet Gigabit
Ports: HDMI 2.1 / SPDIF / USB 2.0 / 2x USB 3.0 / MicroSD / Reset / Jack AV / Ethernet Gigabit
Extras: Control Flymouse + Microphone / HDMI cable / Manual / DC 12V 1.5A adapter
The TV-Box Beelink GT-King has a classic design in in general strains with a closed black box, highlights for its skull on the top with eyes that light up in green (not very bright). In the front we have an IR receiver that is not visible (and don’t work with this remote), at the connector level we discover two USB 3.0 ports, we In addition have HDMI 2.1 to 4K@75fps connector, other USB 2.0 rear, microSD reader, SPDIF, power connector, AV jack and a hole with the reset that we could press to enter flash mode.
Materials and measures: Plastic / 108 x 108 x 16 mm / 190 gr
Leds and panel: Green/Red LED in the eyes of skull top / Can be chosen soon what color do you like.
Remote Control: Flymouse control with integrated microphone, basic but functional. We can decide other alternatives.
Voice control: As a series we have Google Search however it is probable to install Google Assistant to update the achievements.
Alternate control: We could control remotely using the app Cetusplay / Don’t have its own remote control app.
SYSTEM AND PERFORMANCE
We attach the Beelink GT-King to the current and start automatically, the logo of the brand shows and the upper eyes light up in green. We arrived at the launcher by default based on square, it has two customizable side sheets and an icon + wherever we can include our shortcuts on the main screen. A fairly basic launcher designed to be used with the bundled remote control, this launcher will be updated soon with a new Beelink design. We can use the microphone of the Flymouse control to execute searches with Google Search however it is probable to install Google Assistant to improve the achievements.
Launcher: Basic Launcher / YES we can replace launcher however only Pixel launcher works 100% / Android UI rendering at Full-HD.
Multitasking and open: WITH on-screen access bars / Multitasking out there directly in 2x Home control.
Installed applications: Google play, Netflix, Update, AppInstaller, AppMarket; Bee Files, Bee Music, Galery, DLNA and Options.
Languages: All the international Android classics.
On/Off Controls: If we keep press the power button we have reset and power off setup / Configurable in settings.
We check the system data within the Android options and through analysis software, we can see the details of the system installed by default, in this case in Android 9 Pie in its classic version.
System version: Android 9 Pie (32 bit) / Kernel 4.9.113 / Build 2019-05-08 / Referencia G21B.
App store: Google Play with all the applications out there for the Android system.
Settings and root: Android + Droid Settings / The system IS root by default / With no menu to deactivate it in settings.
Support: Beelink has a web to contact / Firmware not still / Custom firmware with no still, / Full SDK out there for devs (68GB)
Power and overall performance
At power level the Beelink GT-King due to the installed hardware moves the system fairly simply, it is probable to run all Android applications without loss of functionality or slowness. At the power level, it has great results because of to the new Amlogic S922X Hexa Core SoC with 4x ARM Cortex-A73 + 2x A-53 processors and Mali-G52 MP6 GPU. This new SoC is produced in 12nm maintains a low power consumption and temperatures at a good-looking level because of to its efficiency.
Consumption: Off 0.8W / Standby 3W / Basic use 5W / Maximum 7.7W
Thermals: Minimum 52degree C / Maximum 71degree C / Maintains functionality up to 92% / Compact heat zone on the top / Noise 0db
You could read our Comparison article for Amlogic S922X SoC with all its tech details
As we can see the result is twice better than Amlogic S912!
And the manufacturer promise to increase power with 10-30%!
Looking at the benches we could see how the Amlogic S922X SoC outperforms models such like the powerful RK3399, in the general segment is below the powerful Nvidia SoC that remains unbeatable after so numerous several years. A valid cpu to run games and emulators at high level without many problems.
Network, memory, RAM and ports
In the Beelink GT-King model we have integrated eMMC storage like inner storage, USB 3.0 ports and SD card reader. In the network section we have a Wifi ac MiMO 2.4/5GHz and Bluetooth 4.1 (AP6356S) and Ethernet Gigabit port. The experience of the Wifi CPU is good and we arrive at proper figures for this type of adapter.
Memory: Total 32GB – Free 23GB expandable with a USB memory stick / NTFS + exFAT compatible.
RAM: Total 4GB – Free 3GB / DDR4.
Network: Good-looking speed in 5G with 2 wifi antennas / Range 28 dBm, proper. / Bluetooth operates OK.
Video playback test
Regarding the video playback section, the Beelink GT-King has the S922X SoC and an Advanced Video Engine Gen10 VPU compatible with most modern video formats such like h.265 and VP9. In this TV-Box we can use players like MXPlayer or install KODI from Google Play without the slightest problem. We have been surprised by the HDMI-CEC feature that behaves normally, while we already have idea that it is a system that depends on our peripherals.
Settings and HDMI-CEC: NO picture top quality options / RGB and SDR modes available / HDMI-CEC working
Automatic refresh rate change: Not out there, the settings exist but it does not work.
Media sharing: Chromecast With no / Miracast NO / DLNA with BlubblePnP / Airplay NO.
LibreELEC: This model is NOT compatible with LibreELEC.
We perform handful of multimedia playback tests with the Beelink GT-King and check that it works perfectly using the fresh Amlogic S922X SoC, what has video output support for HDMI 2.1 that theoretically makes it possible for maximum resolution up to 4K@75fps with HDR reports with support for Dolby Vision, Advanced HDR10, HDR10+, HLG, PRIME HDR and profiles REC709/BT2020.
Experience: HEVC with good-looking overall performance at 10 bit color or HDR / VP9 proper with P2, not compatible with 8K
We pass the classic tests on streaming services to see how the most outstanding services work. In this model does not have certificates for these services. The Beelink GT-King model presents the classic configuration with no certifications that limits us in quality in couple of streaming services, all the compatible services performs without problems.
DRM: Google Widevine L1 / HDCP 2.2.
Certification: With no
When analyzing the TV-Box Beelink GT-King we can say that this is a Really interesting first model with the fresh and strong Amlogic S922X Hexa Core SoC. A cpu that now is as a novelty USB 3.0 connectors, a series of visual improvements in video playback and a Really controlled utilization for the power that can be deployed. At the network level, the Wifi MiMo adapter with two internal antennas provides us good-looking figures and the Gigabit Ethernet port speed will allow us to use network files without any bandwidth problems.
In the Beelink GT-King model we have In addition integrated 4GB DDR4 RAM board, a point that permits us to load couple of applications from the internal memory, currently from the remote we can access this option with a double click on the Home button. This TV-Box with Android 9 Pie behaves nicely as a video player, for example with KODI or for powerful games such as PUBG and all kinds of Android apps. The firmware to be a first version is stable and fairly complete even though of course it has several facets that require improvement, Certainly Beelink will accurate this as regular.
This TV-Box is stable and powerful, a perfectly valid model for users seeking power and the suitable price tag, the inclusion of a flymouse control with microphone by default is something that is appreciated.
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