Vigica V5 Smart TV Box Unboxing. First impressions.

Posted in Jan 22, 2015 in TV Boxes, Unboxing, no comment

Vigica released a few months ago a new model called V5, which base on Amlogic S805.

Vigica V5

The TV box has a white plastic case, it is strong and well organized and all the connectors are located in the back of it. The overall impression is pretty nice, the device looks to be constructed with care to details. In the front side it has only the IR receiver and the panel for guiding ligths. Vigica V5 Smart TV Box was launched recently and is based on Amlogic S805 Quad core processor. It has 1GB of RAM, 8GB of ROM and it runs Android KitKat 4.4.2.

VIGICA V5 Highlights
OS: Android 4.4.2 KitKat
CPU: Quad Core Amlogic S805 ARM Cortex A5 running at 1.5 Ghz
GPU: Quad Core Mali-450
RAM: 1GB DDR3
NAND FLASH: 8GB
WIFI: 802.11 b/g/n – AP6210 WiFi module
Bluetooth 4.0
Support: XBMC, Miracast, Airplay, DLNA
HDMI 1.4
Infra Red Remote Control

Vigica V5 Smart TV Box

Next, watch the first impressions and the experience on Android KitKat 4.4.2.

Firmware tested: latest stock Android KitKat 4.4.2
Kernel version: 3.10.33
Build number: KOT49H.20140919 test-keys
Firmware is not rooted.

The firmware and the launcher are generic for Amlogic Android devices, with big and nice tiles, like in Windows 8.1 Metro style. The ‘Setting’ menu gives you access to the settings shown in the same Metro-style with four sub menus: Network, Display, Advanced and Other.

The Network settings allow you to select Ethernet or Wi-Fi. The Display settings options: HDMI auto-detection resolution, HDMI output mode, hide or show the status bar, adjust the display position and screensaver. The Advanced menu will let you start Miracast, enable the software Remote control / Google TV Remote, adjust CEC control, set the screen orientation and select digital audio output (PCM, SPDIF pass-through, HDMI pass-through). The Other button will give some details about the Android version (4.4.2) and kernel version (3.10.33). There’s also an OTA System Update menu. You can access the standard Android settings by going through Setting->Other->More Settings.

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There are a lot of preinstalled applications, including Play Store and Google applications (gapps). This firmware version has not root acces or the root acces is not properly configured. Vigica V5 Smart TV Box also supports Airplay and Miracast functions.

In Antutu Video Tester 2.2 Vigica V5 Smart TV Box scores an incredible 520 points. Amazingly, it played smoothly almost all video file types. In fact, it played with no problem 23 of 27 video formats included in the video benchmark. It is possible to fix this issue with a future firmware update. In Antutu Benchmark the device achieves a modest score, about 16.500 points.

This unboxing was possible thanks to Vigica company, who sent the sample.

About Vigica
Shenzhen Vigica Technology Co., Ltd. is a professional multimedia video products manufacturer. Vigica will become a modern enterprise group.Our main products is Android TV Box, Android with DVB-S2/T2/ATSC/ISDB, Android Mini PC, fly mouse, ipush dongle, wireless category products.Red represents vitality, orange for creativity, blue for scientific and technological strength, meaning we exchange-good company is committed to developing excellence, efficient, capable people, limitless energy, adhering to the scientific concept of the infinite, and times, the courage to innovate understanding and use of new technology production and marketing of quality products, satisfy the stability of the customer purchased the product, price and service satisfaction of dominance.

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