hello and welcome back to another TV boxtop presentation what I have here today is a very small TV boxit’s just 77 by 17 millimeters in size and it somehow manages to contain somedecent specs this box is the Beelink A1 Rockchip RK3288 4k TV box after thebreak I have a full review of its hardware and features so stay tunedbecause that’s coming up next and now a quick word from our sponsor GearBest isoffering some crazy discounts in their latest epic markdown clearance sale getup to $80 off selected purchase over $400 $20 off selected purchase over $100$15 off clearance purchase over $50 $10 off purchases over $50 $10 off over $100and $5 off over $50 this is a limited time offer so don’t be left out see thelink in the description area to take advantage while stocks last and now Ireturn to the review so I’m back and let’s take a look at the specs below thebox here it shows that the CPU is the Rockchip RK3288 RM cortex A53 processorrunning up to 1.
5 gigahertz the display information is vague only showing thatit’s an HD 2.
0a 4k output more will be shown on the GPU during the system andhardware information segments it comes with 4GB of RAM and 16GBof internal storage again the information is vague here it doesn’tshow whether the RAM type is DDR3 or DDR4 it comes with 802 11ac dual bandWi-Fi it’s got Ethernet LAN speed up to 1, 000megabits per second and Bluetooth 4.
0 there’s some interface ports and remotecontrol information which I’ll get to after the unboxing and way below here itshows that the operating system is Android 7.
1so that’s all for now on the hardware specs and I’ll move on to the unboxing so in the box you get the Beelink A1 TVbox itself, you get this infrared remote the remote is the new and improved Beelink remote but if you are a power user and perform more advanced functions likeinstalling Kodi add-ons or playing Android games a Bluetooth air mouse ormini touchpad keyboard would be a better optionyou get one HDMI cable a 5 volts 2 amps Universal DC power adapter and a quicksetup user’s guide let’s examine the box the housing is made of plastic and asyou can see this box is one of the smallest TV boxes on the market and thebox actually fits in the palm of your hands to the back you get one HDMI portone RJ45 Ethernet LAN port one audio/video port and a DC power input tothe side you get one USB 2.
0 port one USB 3.
0 and a micro SD card reader tothe front you have an LED clock display and to the bottom you have a reset pinhole button and some ventilation holes so I’ll now connect this box to my TVand when I return I’ll continue so I’ve connected the box to my TV andit starts with a short B link boot up animation which takes a few seconds thenyou’re taken to the launcher before I proceed Beelink has already provided afirmware update for this device so I’ll update the box and continue so the Boxupdated successfully and one thing I noticed that is included in the newupdate that wasn’t there before was a navigation bar in status bar so uponyour first launch of the a1 you will not have a navigation bar so be sure toupdate it as soon as you connect to the internet the layout of the Beelinklauncher has not changed from previous models with the option to add shortcutson the right panel and easy to click menu buttons there’s a one-click memorycleanup button and there’s additional shortcut pages in the apps section youget a bare minimum set of standard application which doesn’t include anymovie streaming and social media apps so like I always do I’ll install my usualset of system information and benchmarking apps and move on to thenext segment so I’ve installed all the apps needed to complete my review butbefore I proceed I just want to inform you that the first firmware update isn’tthe only one I discovered that there is a total of at least four updates to beperformed before you are up to date and within these updates you get root accessin a navigation bar so when you get your box keep on updating it until it saysthat your box is up to date so as I proceed I’ll first check to see if thebox is Rooted it shows that the box is Rooted running on Android 7.
2 nougatout of the box the A1 is not Rooted but after the firmware updates root accessis granted remember that root access is notnecessary to stream free movies and TV shows however it is needed to runspecialized apps like mirroring apps and key mapping appsand now I showed the DRM information the DRM info shows that the a one only hassupport for Google Widevine level 3 and CENC clear key Google Widevine level 3 onlyallows you to watch Netflix and restricted standard quality you willneed a security level one clearance to show Netflix in 4k quality let’s nowtake a look at some system and hardware information it shows that themanufacturer is AZW and the model is the B link a one belowit shows that the box comes with 4GB of RAM and the remainder ofthe 16 gigabytes of internal storage after the Android installation and appsinstalled on the box the CPU is the rockchip rk3288 below it also shows thatthe box has support for both 32 and 64-bitabis which allows the box to run both 32 and 64-bit applications the GPU is theAR m mali 450 MP single core graphics processor with a refresh rate of 60hz the MP without a number value indicates that it’s a single core it isalso confirmed using another hardware identification application shown here under network it shows that the box hasdual band 5.
8 gigahertz Wi-Fi support and you can also see the signal strengthlink speed and the frequency the operating system is Android 7.
2 noonanand it also shows that the box is rooted under thermal information it shows thatthe box runs between 50 to 60 degrees Celsius under normal room temperatureand this can rise up to 75 degrees under heavy activity if you apply a passivecooling fan it ranges between 45 and 55 degrees the box comes with codecs forplaying 4k videos like h.
264 HEVC and vp9 decoding and a couple of others allneeded for the playback of HD media and that’s it for system and hardwareinformation and I’ll now move on to the benchmarksI’ll first start with the RAM in memory read and write speeds the Beelink A1has a ram copy speed of three thousand three hundred and ninety seven megabytesper second the internal storage has a read speed of forty five megabytes persecond and a write speed of thirty nine and the SD card reader has a read speedof 35 megabytes per second in a write speed of eleven these scores are okayfor a regular movie streaming TV box I’ll now show the results of the Wi-Fispeed test just a quick bit of information if you have a wirelessrouter that has been in constant use for over a year or two you would want toconsider purchasing a new high quality AC router an older worn-out router willnot give you your maximum speed compared to when you first purchased it this issimply because the electronic components deteriorate over time back to theresults I did a total of nine test three on each Wi-Fi band and three on the landport and the results showed that the box was able to hit the maximum speed of myinternet package of forty megabytes with every try this means that the B link aone has really good Wi-Fi reception within a ninety feet radius if you havethe proper functioning router I now show the results of the Antutu benchmark dueto the single core GPU used in this box the new version of the Antutu benchmarkwould not run so i installed the previous 6.
0 version that is compatiblewith all the previous models and the results show that the Beelink gave onegot an an to two score of 29234 this score is pretty low for a TV box and it also indicates that this box isnot meant for extreme gaming in the Geekbench for CPU benchmark the Box gota score of 530 single core and 1315 multi-core this score is consistent withother boxes in its class the final results is from the ice storm extremeGPU benchmark part of the series of various graphics tests tailored to aspecific Android device the results showed that the a one got an ice stormextreme score of 2176 this is a very low score for a TV box well that’s it for the benchmarks and Imove on to the entertainment segment the main function of a TV box is to streammovies and TV shows whether it’s a paid service or a free service what youactually watch on your TV box is totally up to youif you are into paid subscription services you can install apps likeNetflix sling TV Hulu and Amazon Prime video however due to the inadequate drmsupport these services may be limited to sub level picture quality if you cannotafford paid premium movie streaming services that’s not a problem you candownload and install apps that would allow you the stream free movies and TVshows in HD quality some of these include terrarium, TV Stremio, show box, mega box HD, mobdro, and you can also enjoy an array of free IPTV livechannels from around the world the YouTube application which is the AndroidTV version found on the aptoide App Store can play YouTube videos in 4kquality I’ll do a little live demonstration so as you can see the video ran in 4kquality and here is the stats for nerds information to confirm itI’ll now test the box’s 4k video playback capability so for a little TV box the 4k samplesran quite well with the exception of a slight stuttering on the fork ajellyfish video at 400 megabits per second for my final demonstration I’mplaying the Real Racing 3 game to test the box’s 3d graphics capability the game managed to play okay on thisbox but the graphics was not of a high quality also I couldn’t get my keymapping app to work on this box so in summary the B link a 1 is a good littleTV box for streaming free movies and TV shows it comes with 4GB of RAMthe box is rooted it can play 4k videos at 60 frames per second and it can playsome android games on the flip side the GPU isn’t powerful enough for smoothtreaty gaming the benchmark scores are a bit low my key mapping app didn’t workand it comes with an infrared remote so I’ve come to the end of my review of theB link a won 4k Android TV box if you are interested in this device a link wasplaced in the description area where you can get it at an unbeatable price thanksfor watching remember to like this video if you found it informative share itwith your social media friends and subscribe to this channel for more TVbox top videos.