The TV-Box Beelink GT1-A maintains the design of the Ultimate version and has the classic plastic box with the logo on top. On the front we have a bright white LED. At the connector level we find two USB 2.0 ports, we also have HDMI 2.0 connector up to 4K@60fps, micro SD card reader slot, SPDIF and the power connector.
By default we have a very simple remote that serves us to perform the basic functions, if we press the microphone button we can use Google Assistant or any specific search for apps like YouTube or Netflix, works well in any language. From the remote we can not access the multitasking, maybe Beelink update it in the future.
We connect the Beelink GT1-A to the current, the TV-Box starts automatically with an animation and the front led panel lights up. The installed OS by default is Android TV 7.1.2, an Android version focused on its use on television screen and use with voice remote control that has its advantages.
In the Beelink GT1-A we check that the system moves fast, the power of the Amlogic S912 Octa Core SoC and the 3GB of RAM fulfill their function, the internal storage is fast enough to make the loading of apps fluid. We can run applications like KODI, IPTV or powerful games without fluency problems. This is an interesting model for its compatibility with Netflix 4K with a fairly efficient hardware and firmware.
Here you can read the unboxing article of Beelink GT1-A Smart TV Box.
About Android TV
All the content you love, exactly how you want it. Welcome to a smarter way to watch.
– Now Playing: Your Google Assistant. Android TV now comes with your Google Assistant built in. Just say “Ok Google,” or press the mic button on your remote to quickly find the latest blockbuster, check the score of the big game, or dim the lights — all without leaving what you’re watching.
– Entertainment tailored for you. With Android TV, your favorite content is always front and center. So whether you’re looking for a new show to binge watch or just want to pick up where you left off, you get what you want, when you want it.
– Up Next: Apps you’ll love. With the Google Play Store for Android TV, whatever you’re into—from Showtime to YouTube to tons of games—there’s an app you’re sure to love.
– Chromecast built in. With Android TV, you can quickly cast photos, videos, music, and other content you love from your favorite device right to your TV.
In Antutu Video Tester 3.0 Beelink GT1-A scores 944 points, a very good score in this test ranking. It played smoothly almost all video file types; this firmware version fully supports 26 video & audio format files and partially supported 4 items. So, in short, this is a complete multimedia player!
In Antutu Benchmark 7.2.7 the device achieves a good score, over 48.300 points.
Internet speed tested on both WiFi & Ethernet gets amazing values too. For 2.4 Ghz WiFi connection, the download speed was over 42 Mbps and the upload speed was over 13 Mbps. For 5 Ghz WiFi connection, the download speed was over 59 Mbps and the upload speed was over 45 Mbps. Wired, on Gigabit Ethernet connection, the download speed was incredibly 787 Mbps and the upload speed was up to 311 Mbps. The router used in this test is Xiaomi Mi WiFi Router.