First impressions & Quick Review of Beelink GT-King, Most Powerful Android TV Box

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Meet Beelink GT1-A Smart TV Box with Voice Remote
With over 107K points in Antutu Benchmark v7.2.2, over 1K points in Antutu Video Tester v3.0, Netflix HD running great, the best WiFi and Ethernet speed, amazing fast CPU and incredible graphics – Beelink GT-King is for sure the ultimate multimedia player giving you the power to transform your living room into a real 4K Home Theater.

GT-King is the first Beelink Android TV-Box with Amlogic S922X SoC, Mali G52 MP6 as GPU, Android 9.1 OS, DDR4 4GB 2800MHz RAM and 3D EMMC 64GB ROM.

The GT-King has an interesting and compact design with a black matte finish. The size of the unit body is: 10.8cm *10.8cm * 1.5cm, small palm size, and there is a very cool skull pattern on the top, with eyes that will glow green in the dark. The Beelink GT-K is an Amlogic S922X with Quad-core ARM Cortex-A73 and dual-core ARM Cortex-A53, incorporating the newest processor from Amlogic. Supplied with 4GB of LPDDR4 and 64GB eMMC, plenty of power and room and gives that good strong feel for the avid user. We also have Ethernet 10/100/1000 and WIFI 2.4G/5.8G AC/MIMO with BT4.2. From the interfaces, there are two USB 3.0 ports on the case, a USB 2.0 OTG port, a Gigabit Ethernet connector, a digital audio output SPDIF, HDMI 2.1 and a 3.5mm AV connector.

When it comes to the design of the Beelink GT-King has followed its similar trend to the packaging by keeping the GT-King to anice and simple design, and the overall look and feel of the Beelink GT-K is excellent with care to details. The Beelink GT-King has a very simple setup process and is very easy to configure. In order to set up the Android box, you simply need to connect the HDMI cable and plug in the power adapter which will then start the boot process. The boot time was approximately 30 seconds after which we were taken to the Beelink launcher.

The remote control is equipped with a microphone for working with a TV set-top box using voice commands. With the help of an IR transmitter, the media player is only turned on and off, and the rest of the commands from the console and the voice is transmitted via a Bluetooth transmitter. Rubber buttons are easily pressed, and the case is comfortable on the palm of your hand. The built-in wireless Wi-Fi adapter with an internal antenna supports the 2-band wireless standard 802.11ac, and the Gigabit Ethernet port allows you to connect to a high-speed Internet connection by wire. At the VPU level, there is the Amlogic Video Engine (AVE-10) with all types of support for HDR, Dolby Vision, Advanced HDR10, HDR10 +, HLG, PRIME HDR and support for profiles REC709 / BT2020. There is also an integrated digital-to-analog converter (DAC).

Beelink will add very soon a new function to GT-king. After installing the new APK, open the program switch, you can maximize the GT-king SOC performance, GT-King’s eyes will turn red, in normal mode, the eye light is green.

Here you can read the unboxing article of Beelink GT-King, the Most Powerful Android TV Box.

Next, watch the first impressions and the experience on Android TV Pie 9 stock firmware
Model: Beelink GT-King
Firmware tested: Android Pie 9 stock
Kernel version: 4.9.113
Build number: 901K0
Android Security Patch Level: August 5, 2018
Root: Firmware is rooted, which is great.
Oher: The stock firmware runs very smooth and I didn’t find any problems. During my tests, I didn’t experienced any applications forced closes and hangups. Google Play Store and gapps are working just fine. 3rd party apps downloaded and updated without issues.
Storage. Total Capacity: 64 GB of internal Storage, Space without OS: 52.65 GB. Space available: 51.23 GB. (97%) The device sees with no problem at all my Mixza Tohaoll 128GB SDXC Micro SD Memory Card and my iBIG Stor XLBUWH1000101 2.5 inch 2TB Hard Drive.

In Antutu Video Tester 3.0 Beelink GT-King scores 1094 points, a very good score in this test ranking. It played smoothly almost all  video file types; this firmware version fully supports 29 video & audio format files and it does’nt supporte 1 item. So, in short, this is a complete multimedia player!

In Antutu Benchmark 7.2.2 the device achieves an amazing score, over 107.300 points, the first TV Box ever tested by us to pass the 100K points barrier.

Internet speed tested on both WiFi & Ethernet gets great values too. For 2.4 Ghz WiFi connection, the download speed was over 52 Mbps and for 5 Ghz WiFi connection, the download speed was 286 Mbps. Wired, the download speed was over 94 Mbps and the upload speed was over 95 Mbps. The router used in this test is Xiaomi Mi WiFi Router.

Beelink GT-King Smart TV Box is indeed a very good device, you can try it out for playing games or for a great experience on an Android TV Box. Beelink GT-King is undoubtedly one of the most powerful Android TV Boxes currently available on the market and you should consider buying it.
Beelink GT-King TV Box Pros
– Powerful & fast processor: Amlogic S922X
– Powerful GPU: Mali G52 MP6 Graphics
– 4GB RAM DDR4
– 64GB ROM 3D eMMC
– Android Pie 9 already rooted
– Micro SD card slot up to 128 GB tested
– External HDD up to 2GB tested
– HDMI 2.0 connector
– Bluetooth 4.0
– Beautiful Voice Remote Control (2.4G)
– USB 3.0 & USB 2.0 Full size ports
– Video Output – HDMI 2.1 up to 4K @ 75 Hz, AV port (composite). AVE-10 engine with 4K UHD H.265/VP9/AVS2 video decoding up to 60 fps, Dolby Vision, Advanced HDR10, HDR10+, HLG, and PRIME HDR high-dynamic range support
– Support Netflix 4K ultra HD image display
– LAN 1000M Gigabit Ethernet port
– Dual Band 802.11 b/g/n/ac 2×2 MIMO WiFi 5
– Support OTA firmware updates
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