Ugoos AM6: a great TV Box with Android 9 and HDR support

Posted in Sep 4, 2019 in Reviews, no comment

Even if our TV has Smart TV features, it will always be limited to the system and apps available in the store. For those users who want to maximize the possibilities of digital entertainment should opt for devices such as the Ugoos AM6. This is a TV-Box with Android 9 Pie and the recent SoC Amlogic S922X.

A configuration that allows the installation of any Google Play app or videogame, multimedia files reproduction, streaming services and much more. We review the main features of the new model for 2019.

Design: it’s not a WiFi repeater, even if it looks like it.
The plates of these devices are usually enclosed inside small boxes to go unnoticed in the living room, but Ugoos AM6 offers something different from the rest. The first thing we notice are the two huge external antennas for WiFi connection. A strong commitment to wireless Internet connectivity as opposed to the internal ones of most models. Maybe not everyone likes this detail, but it ensures a stable connection even away from the router. The TV box does present some more common measures 13 x 12 x 2 cm and with a weight of 300g.

The case of the Ugoos AM6 is made of ABS plastic and is only available in black. The body has a good number of holes for effective passive cooling. That’s right, this model eliminates the fan that we have seen in previous TV-Boxes of the brand, making the noise is non-existent. We will have to see if the device behaves well in the hot summer months. Continuing with the description we have no LCD screen, just a small status LED.

Connections: 4K video and WiFi ac
Connectivity is a very important part of a device like this Ugoos AM6. It is essential to have a good number of connections in order to be able to connect peripherals or external storage units without resorting to a hub. We start the review with the HDMI 2.1 video output and a Gigabit LAN RJ45 connector to take full advantage of the network connection. We continue with three USB 2.0 ports and a USB 3.0 for a higher rate in the transfer or reading of files. With SPDIF optical audio digital output get multichannel surround sound for your system or sound bar. But if you don’t want to bother anyone, you can also use the headphone jack.

Finalizing the physical connections we have an analog AV output for TVs without HDMI and a card reader to expand the scarce internal memory of the Ugoos AM6. On the wireless side we have Bluetooth 5.0 LE. And as expected the WiFi configuration takes all the attention of the manufacturer with an Ampak AP6398S WLAN Dual Band chip (2.4 / 5 GHz) and MIMO 2×2. This way it can become a Samba server to share files on a local network. You no longer have to store your content on a flash drive.

Features and performance: TV-Box with Amlogic S922X
One of the most outstanding features is its SoC Amlogic S922X. It is one of the most advanced chipsets for these devices. It consists of ten 12 nm cores, with four Cortex-A73 ARM processors reaching 1.8 GHz and two Cortex-A53 ARM processors reaching 1.9 GHz. On a graphical level it is not lame with an ARM Mali-G52 MP6 GPU with a maximum frequency of 846 MHz. A technical sheet compatible with OpenGL ES 3.2 and Vulkan 1.0 for a remarkable performance in demanding Android games.

A priori an optimal technical equipment for any content, but that is not free of problems. The first of them is the storage of 16 GB, insufficient although you can add a microSD of up to 32 GB. RAM is also not for throwing rockets with 2 GB LPDDR4, but the manufacturer assures that it will release versions of up to 4 GB. And we end up with the Android 9 Pie operating system with a Unique customization that expands the available functions and settings.

We are waiting for a test unit to extract more information from the device. Yes we can advance that is compatible with the codecs H.263, H.264, H.265, HD MPEG4 and containers such as AVI, DAT, ISO, MKV, MP4, MPEG, RM, WMV. We also have the Advanced Video Engine Gen10 processor that arrives with advanced HDR content compatibility.

Availability and price of the Ugoos AM6
In short, Ugoos AM6 is a good TV-Box with Android 9 Pie. Its HDMI video output offers a maximum resolution of 4K at 75 Hz, supporting HDR content and optimal gaming hardware. The Ugoos AM6 TV box is available on Gearbest and you can get it at a flash sale price of $129.99 now. If you are interested, just go to the product page to check more details about it.

Ugoos AM6 specs

Product size 13 x 12 x 2 cm
Product weight 300 g
Material Polycarbonate
Operating system Android 9.0 Pie / OTA Updates
CPU Amlogic S922X
GPU ARM Mali-G52 MP6
RAM 2 GB DDR4
Internal storage 16 GB eMMC Optional microSD card, maximum 32 GB
Wifi connection Dual Band 2.4G / 5G WIFI, supports 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac
Ethernet Gigabit Ethernet
Bluetooth version Bluetooth 5.0
HDMI HDMI 2.1 / 4K @ 60fps
Interface 3.5mm Audio, AV, DC 12V, HDMI, LAN, SPDIF, TF card, USB2.0, USB3.0
Remote control Yes

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