Real Life 787 Mbps in Download! Beelink GT1-A Smart TV Box Quick Review

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Meet Beelink GT1-A Smart TV Box with Voice Remote
The Beelink GT1 Ultimate featuring the latest processor. It is equipped with the Amlogic S912 CPU which enables you to have a smooth entertainment experience. It also has a 3D noise reduction filter. Change your visual enjoyment. No need to go to the cinema to watch 3D movie, TV box supports 4K video. You won’t miss a single detail at home. This box comes with Android 7.1 system which is faster and more efficient.

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.

Next, watch the first impressions and the experience on Android TV Nougat 7.1.2 stock firmware
Model: Beelink GT1
Firmware tested: Android TV Nougat 7.1.2stock
Kernel version: 3.14.29
Build number: 709N1
Android Security Patch Level: December 1, 2017
Root: Firmware is not rooted.
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: 32 GB of internal Storage, Space without OS: 25.51 GB. Space available: 22.77 GB. (89%) 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 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.

Beelink GT1-A Smart TV Box is indeed a very good device, you can try it out for a great experience on an Android TV Box.
Beelink GT1-A Smart TV Box Pros
– Powerful & fast processor: Amlogic S912 ARM Cortex-A53 Octa core 2.0GHz
– Powerful GPU: Mali-T820 MP3 Graphics
– Android TV Nougat 7.1.2 as operating system, with great launcher, the original UI design offers a better experience for users
– Micro SD card slot up to 128 GB tested
– External HDD up to 2GB tested
– HDMI 2.0 connector
– Bluetooth 4.0
– Beautiful IR remote controller included
– USB 3.0 & USB 2.0 Full size ports
– Support real-time decoding of MPEG-1/2/4, H.264, H.265/HEVC, VC-1
– Support Netflix 4K ultra HD image display
– LAN 1000M Gigabit Ethernet port
– Dual Band Wifi IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4G 5.8G
– Support OTA firmware updates
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